I Know, I’m Late

I’m blogging from Hennessy Mazda this morning, the M6 is in for its (late) 25k mile maintenance. Hennessy has wifi, so I am using my laptop this morning.

Some Who Wander Are Lost
I left Raleigh around 8:30am yesterday. Full of (misguided) confidence I took too many wrong turns and side streets on my way to 440 in order to avoid traffic an head south. On many occasions I have taken the back roads to and from Raleigh so I was sure that I would remember where I was supposed to turn. This certainty lasted until I took a most unusual S-turn, one that I was certain I had never encountered before. Google Maps confirmed that where I was on US 1 was way off my intended course. Fortunately US 1 eventually intersects with I-20, so I knew that I was okay.

My drive along US 1 took me through many small South Carolina towns, and I chuckled as they all reminded me of the small towns in Iowa that I visited two months ago.

Eventually I wound my way to I-20 and was back inside the perimeter by 3:30pm. All in all an eight-hour drive, especially as one as serene as I had taken, was a good day.

ITP Flickr Pic
“We Bought A Zoo (South Carolina)” (Bethune, South Carolina, United States)
We Bought A Zoo (South Carolina)
There were so many new-to-me sights along my drive home yesterday. I took this shot from the M6, clearly I was too busy to stop to take a proper photo.

Another shot that I skipped entirely was the “No Street Performers” sign that I saw posted on a Mission Store. Seriously, except for the highway there were no streets nearby on which a “street performer” could “perform”.

New Roads, New Lavanderia
Continuing my role as the busiest unemployed person alive I had limited time to do laundry yesterday. Because of this I chose to do something I swore that I never would do — visit the Moreland Av laundromat near the ITP Estate.

The four positive reviews on Google convinced me to give this lavanderia a shot, but the severely distressed conditions of the machines convinced me that this lavenderia will only be used in emergency situations. My clothes are clean, but one t-shirt seems to have to have suffered. I need to buy more Simple Green to see If I can salvage it.

Week One Loss Punishment Commenced
Last night I drank a Mich Ultra.

Long time readers of this space know that I would not do such a thing without good reason. The reason I punished my body so was because it was the first part of the punishment associated with my Yahoo! Pick’em Pool loss. Still owed are a $5 bill and listening to a pop song of the other player’s choosing.

ITP-Reader Stacy, remember the days we used to but on The Amazing Race and the loser had to add a song to his/her iTunes library?

Paulie [morrow/ga]

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10 Responses to I Know, I’m Late

  1. Barb says:

    You could have stopped in Columbia to see Vern since you were seeing the SC countryside. He just moved, so he probably would haved put you to work.

    You punish yourself is very strange ways.

    Hoping to get a hike in tonight after work – CO convinced me I need to hike more.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    All parts of the punishment are associated with the side bet made with another player.

    Happy hiking. I need to start exercising again. I will be bringing the road bike with me to Hartwell tomorrow.

  3. Barb says:

    it sounds like a few people are bringing bikes (from FB) – is anyone actually doing the trail?

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    There will be trail on Saturday (as far as I know). I plan to do trail and not get left at the end.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Still waiting…
    Getting hungry…

  6. Barb says:

    No food places near the dealership?
    I love Subaru in Kennesaw, its next door to Jason’s Deli & across the street from Panera. I will never spend my lunch hour sitting in their waiting room.

  7. Steve says:

    US1 to I 20? Seems inefficient, but you aren’t on anyone’s’ schedule except your own.

    Games pre-meeting last night at Iron Horse in Norcross. We were berated by someone for changes we made last year that apparently everyone loved- except him. We listened politely, addressed the issues we could easily change to improve his lot and he went away happy(er). Still a PITA.

    I see emails about the Pine Mountain campout. I was thinking if I convinced Debbie to bring my camping stuff down, I could ride my bike there Friday afternoon, as that is my day off. Hmmm…

    And this late word, low branches and moving horses don’t mix. Debbie hit the ground on the way home this morning but seems OK- no damage to the helmet other than dirt. Out to breakfast with her buddy Megan.


  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    It was extremely inefficient because I was lost. By the time I realized this it was the most efficient way.

  9. Barb says:

    when is the Pine Mountain campout?
    Can someone forward me an email or the info?
    We might be able to go this year. Maybe

  10. Stacy says:

    Totally remember the “song giveaway” with TAR! And I still remember which songs I have from it. 🙂 Think of it every time they come on.

    I love lazy random Take The Long Way Home trips. Was up in N.C. this weekend and did an impromptu trip to Helen on the way home. Though we knew we were on the correct road, it was still a windy little piece of backwoods neither of us had ever seen. And we found a cute little covered bridge (complete with historical marker) because of it! Love that stuff.

    At least you didn’t have to drink a *warm* McUltra.

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