Captain Impulsive Strikes Again!

Yesterday was turning out to be a slow, unproductive, day. Sure I was eating a ton of leftovers but other than doing some kitchen cleaning I wasn’t getting much done.

As I sat on my bed watching a video podcast around 1:00pm I glanced at my Apple Watch and saw that it was 61° F outside. I just had to get out and enjoy the day! I hopped onto my mountain bike and, after returning back to the house to pick up a light cycling jacket, I went out for a brilliant ninety-minute journey.

I rode through Grant Park and over to Turner Field:

“Field Of Gloom” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Field Of Gloom
(This is a panorama that you can see better by clicking on it and going to Flickr. By the time you read this I may have uploaded a few more shots I took around the field formerly known as the home of the Braves.)

I joked with one of the women who was working at Turner Field. “Uh oh, it looks like someone stole one of your statues.” I said. “Oh no, we’ve already moved some.” she replied. Obviously she didn’t get my attempt at humor.

I rode up to, and then by, The Georgia State Capitol:

“Gold Dome Politics” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Gold Dome Politics

I wound my way around Georgia State and then headed east and north. I made it over to Krog Street Market and rode some of the belt line, jumping off at Freedom Parkway.

As I rode the path of Freedom Parkway I picked up marks of a hash of yore (actually I think I saw my first hash arrow when I was closer to Georgia State). Much as I do when I am actually running/riding a hash I managed to lose trail, this time in a parking lot inside Candler Park. I searched for marks briefly and then gave up.

From Candler Park I managed to ride to Clifton Road, where I proceeded south and made a beeline back to East Atlanta.

In all I rode about ninety-minutes and covered almost fourteen miles! YAY ME!

What Are We Going To Do Today, Brain?
Same thing we do every day, Pinky…

Actually today I am going to attempt to get some Swift learning done. Rumor has it that the Raleigh Royalty will be rolling into town at some point in the day. If so I shall be headed over to Tucker, or whatever the neighborhood in which Sani is currently living is called for a little pre-Thanksgiving celebration.

I’m also going to try and follow ITP-Reader Barb’s advice in regard to buying a new non-stick frying pan by going to Tuesday Morning, TJ Maxx, and/or Ross. It’s not that I think people will be snatching up all of the frying pans for Christmas gifts, but I really don’t want to be a part of Christmas-time shopping if I don’t have to be.

Given that it’s been many years since I’ve gone to the end of the half-marathon, and many more since I was fit enough to run the half marathon, there should be a blog post tomorrow. Come back and find out, won’t you?

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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18 Responses to Captain Impulsive Strikes Again!

  1. Do my images seem slanted (not politically) to you? I need others’ opinions.

  2. Barb says:

    I went to Goodwill & dropped off 1 big bag of various crap & 1 random outdoor cushion (that I know appeared from the in-laws – but why did they have just 1 cushion? I will never ask.)

    Then got a few items at Big Lots next door. They have plenty of decent crap there, but I only bought what I went in for.
    Headed north up 575 to get some chairs for the Thanksgiving dinner – it is looking like we have 22 people coming – I have to borrow tables & chairs for this crew.

    Went to Tuesday Morning – bought 4 new forks, so everyone can use a real fork for dinner, but dessert, you get plastic. I almost bought this cool little stepstool that folds up like a sawhorse, but didn’t, I was such a good shopper, onyl buying hwat I went in for. Who am I?

  3. Barb says:

    1st one – no
    2nd one – maybe.

  4. My Thanksgiving plans have changed. Can you handle a 23rd? I can supply four metal folding chairs and bring my own fork too! I can also bring food if you let me know what you need.

  5. Barb says:

    of course you are invited – come on!!!
    if you want to bring the chairs, then I don’t have to use my dining room chairs, that would be awesome.
    I actually have 28 dinner forks (plus the smaller ones, we are fine)

    What to bring – actually- this is the cheapest thing, but something I love & reminds me of home – those $1 or so brown & serve rolls? I forgot to buy some yesterday.
    Besides that – if you want to make a side, I’ll text you the list.

  6. Barb says:

    or I might email you the list – since I’m updating it here at work

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I will be there! I will bring chairs, and food once I consult your list. Oh, and I will bring red wine.

  8. Steve says:

    Turner field looks straight but the capitol looks crooked! (see what I did there) Only because of your perspective- I think it’s an optical occlusion.

    Feeling better today and in the orifice until they say shoo! I was happily resting in the recliner yesterday afternoon until I noticed Debbie driving through the backyard with a roll of hay (jellyroll) to deliver to the pasture. I would have stayed there and let her handle it until I heard honking and yelling and sensed a jailbreak. Sure enough, Phinney and Gus figured an open gate meant food at the barn and high tailed it. Only Mac was left, and was the first to sample the new hay. He was immediately pushed off the new hay once we led his brothers back, they are such bullies.

    I think there will be pie baking tonight for the Burns T-day tomorrow.

    And if you were so inclined to get out of the house for lunch on Friday, I will again be in the office.

    Happy T-Day all, and Barb I hope the gathering is a big success!


  9. Barb says:

    hey – depending on what I’m doing (& how hung over I am)
    I may want to come to town for lunch of friday……….. let’s talk Friday morning

  10. Steve says:

    Woot! Woot! Lunch with Barb!!


  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I can meet for lunch on Friday.

    This city has gone mad. I was driving on Chamblee Tucker and an old, beat up pickup truck pulled into the left lane and drove 5 miles under the speed limit. A SUV passed her, and as I tried to do the same the woman driving the pickup sped up. I managed to get in front of her and at the last second she cut into the left turn lane at Shallowford. At the traffic light she proceeded to drive straight through the intersection from the turn lane. WTF?

  12. I am at the lavanderia and am completely unfocused. I need to figure out how to get back into the swing of being productive.

  13. Steve says:

    Well, at least you’re focused on laundry.

  14. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    This is kind of my mindless backup chore that I have chosen to do today.

  15. Stacy says:

    Paulie, you so should stop at Tasty China and bring that to Barb’s Thanksgiving (hahaha). That reminds me of the Thanksgivings Phil and I used to have and someone would always bring Taco Bell. And, trust me, it was eaten!

    But oh, the rolls! Yes, you need rolls: those are great little scoopers for mashed potatoes and gravy. I totally forgot about rolls too. Except the little ones wrapped around my piggies ala the Pigs In Blankeys I’m bringing. 🙂 (Oh and a green bean casserole too.)

    I like the Turner Field one where you can actually read the shadow.

  16. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I am glad that someone else picked up on the shadows too. 🙂

  17. Barb says:

    I’m almost Tasty China’d out – I met Stephanie & her sister there yesterday, plus, we’ve been a few other times recently. Almost.

    GRAVY – I need to be sure we have what we need for gravy. (it’s Allan’s job to make the gravy) I’m 99% sure we do, but this was a good reminder. I have to go to the grocery to get some fruit to stuff the turkey going on the Egg – totally forgot about that. And – 75N & S is a total parking lot right now……..

  18. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Rolls have been secured. It’s funny, I ate such a large lunch that the last thing on my mind is pigging out to a large Thanksgiving meal.

    I am holed up in the library in Sandy Springs, another Fulton County library, for the next two hours. From here I will be meeting some old work friends for a few drinks.

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