Interesting Finds

Today marks the four-month anniversary of me being out of work. On July 22nd (my birthday, btw) I started this journey by getting on a bus headed to Iowa. To say it’s been an interesting four months is an understatement.

I Wondered
After I finally got myself moving yesterday I headed out to eat lunch and go over to the westside. I ate two humongous slices of pizza at Baby Tommy’s Taste of New York (whose website was too pedestrian to link to), who have unfortunately removed all of the New York sports-related memorabilia from their midtown location, and then drove over to IKEA. I had no particular need from IKEA but I had in interest in finding out how far one would walk when going through the maze that is IKEA — the answer, including walk from/to my car, is 0.95 miles.

On Target
From my near-one-mile walk inside IKEA I drove over to Target. As I mentioned yesterday while I was perusing the sale DVDs I overheard two young women speaking German.
“Can I Interest You In Ménage À Trois?” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Can I Interest You In Ménage À Trois?
Knowing that I still would not be able to have a conversation in German I took the high road and walked away. Oh the wine? That was already in my shopping bag prior to encountering the women, it’s just a convenient joke.

From Target I procured all of the ingredients needed to make an American classic for Thanksgiving, a green bean casserole.

Here is a funny SNL skit about Target that ITP-Reader Lisa sent me yesterday.

Fulton County? Really?
I visited not one, but two libraries yesterday.

My first stop was in Kirkwood, where I discovered that the Kirkwood Public Library is part of the Fulton County Public Library system and not Dekalb’s as I had assumed. After all, Kirkwood is about a mile or two east of the Fulton/Dekalb county line. I didn’t stay long inside the Kirkwood library since it was much smaller than I expected and I couldn’t find a good place to set up to work.

My second stop was the library in Decatur. I did manage to set up there and proceed to frustrate myself by attempting to learn Swift for a few hours.

What’s Up Bingo Guy?
While sitting in the Decatur library I received some text messages from my friend Hank and we agreed to meet up for a couple of beers at Lucky’s Burger And Brew in Emory Village.

As luck would have it Monday night is also Bingo night at this location. Since I am now seasoned veteran of the game I happily grabbed a card and joined in the play.
“For Mom” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
For Mom
An added bonus for the night was hat I actually won a game, earning a $10 gift card!

In picking up my winnings I gave the emcee my ITP gmail address and mentioned that I also owned this URL. A few minutes later he laughed and told me that he was looking at this site. So, if you’ve come back again — hey Bingo guy!

Keine Deutsche Klasse Heute Abend
The Goethe Zentrum is closed this week in honor of American Thanksgiving. Therefore, I have no class tonight. Perhaps I’ll use my free time to actually do some of the German homework that would have been due tonight if class were being held.

Have a great day friends!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Interesting Finds

  1. I forgot to mention that I checked out two DVDs from the library — “Up” (because I might need a good cry) and “Lost in Translation” (because I haven’t seen it since it was in theaters).

  2. Barb says:

    Both good movie choices.

    Yesterday I had a good day – I got to return tile & other stuff for a credit on my credit card!!!! that so rarely happens on these projects.

    Trying to finally get Thanksgiving organized, I think we have 22 people for dinner, plus some other later people for dessert.

  3. Returned items? Woo Hoo!

  4. Steve says:

    I returned home from work yesterday and crawled into bed, which I haven’t left except to move to the recliner in the living room. Some sort of stomach bug. Yech.


  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Yikes. Hope you are feeling better very soon, Steve.

    I am bummed that I didn’t buy a non-stick pan at IKEA yesterday. I felt that the one I use daily was on its last legs, and the eggs I made for lunch stuck like crazy.

  6. Barb says:

    I want all new pots & pans – but instead I buy 1 here & 1 there – but at least I buy decent ones. I kind of don’t like that nothing really matches right now. Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx & Marshalls are good places to get a decent pan. I don’t know why, but I just can’t imagine that the pans at IKEA are all that good.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    The are probably crap, but cheap crap. Your suggestions are excellent. I will pop into those places tomorrow.

  8. Barb says:

    I’ve got some excellent deals at Tuesday Morning – I need to go there soon – I want some new sheets – and they have super high thread counts for not super high dollars.

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