Almost Every Day Is A Cyber Day

I don’t subscribe to “Black Friday” nor “Cyber Monday”. They are both just marketing bullshit to me. I did my best to quit social media for entire weekend; I lasted until Sunday.

Hello again.

The Long Weekend
It was good meeting up with ITP-Readers Barb and Steve for lunch at Steam House Lounge on Friday. On Friday evening I watched Lost In Translation.

Saturday was a self-imposed day of being alone. I don’t like being single, especially around the holidays. I decided that I shouldn’t spring my bad mood on anyone else, so I stayed in all day. I took the opportunity to cook up a mess of food that I had in the house — a pork tenderloin, leftover vegetables (carrots, yams, parsnips), a box of stuffing, the makings of a green bean casserole, and a can of cranberry jelly — and celebrated “Selfsgiving”. With dinner I watched Up. I’ve always wanted the relationship depicted in “Up”.

My original plan for Sunday was to go to the Black Sheep Hash, after all the start was a mere few miles from the ITP Estate. I wasn’t thrilled with the special instructions to bring flashlights, but I was still going to go. My plan changed when I received a better offer from ITP-Reader Stacy who invited me to join her and Aron at Red Brick Brewing. I even performed a good deed when I found someone’s debit card at an ATM on Collier Road and called the bank to ensure that the card was canceled; the card’s owner had already done the deed.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Fall Is Here” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Fall Is Here
The sun was striking the leaves on the Japanese maple in the backyard, si I had to go out and take a photo.

On Sunday afternoon I was feeling bothered with my weight so I decided to do something about it. I went out for a three-mile walk and in the process passed this:

“What I Hate About Atlanta, Or Perhaps ‘Progress'” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
What I Hate About Atlanta, Or Perhaps "Progress"
From the looks of the mailbox I am sure that 1966 Braeburn Cir SE was run down, but this city loves demolishing old houses and putting multiple houses in their place. Soon Atlanta will have been a city in an urban forest.

I Almost Have A Useable Dining Room Table
I’m finally making progress on cleaning out the ITP Estate. In doing so I am a few items away from having a cleared dining room table, you know that place I am supposed to be able to eat a meal.

If You Want A Christmas Card, Make Sure I Have Your Mailing Address
Perhaps I will use the cleaned-off dining room table to write out my Christmas cards. This will happen this week.

Back At The Library
When you read this I should be ensconced at the Dekalb Public Library in Decatur. I need to return the two movies that I watched over the weekend, as well as dedicate my day to learning Swift programming. Breakfast was a highly-unhealthy doughnut from Revolution Doughnuts, and I am trying to decide to which Decatur restaurant I will walk for lunch. Decisions. Decisions.

Hope that you had a wonderful weekend.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to Almost Every Day Is A Cyber Day

  1. Stacy says:

    Ha! I don’t think the library is open *this* early (you have some very crazy early readers out here).

    Wanna hear what a geek I am? I Google Earthed that house. The image is from Jan. 2015, the mailbox still at the same angle. 🙂

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Knew I should’ve posted later. Heck, I haven’t even gotten that unhealthy doughnut yet! 🙂

    I tried looking at it using the satellite view in the Google Maps app on my iPad. I couldn’t find a way to do street view with the app.

  3. Steve says:

    Wait, there is a lie in the blog? You still have time to eat a healthy breakfast if you wanted to.

    Today we will say goodbye to Debbie’s dad. A very kind soul that treated as his own son. While it is a sad day, there is relief as well.

    Saturday, Debbie went out with the hunt and I joined the for lunch- beef Wellington! Sometimes these fox hunters don’t play around. Sunday I got 18 or so on the CX bike before we went out and did errands.

    The forecast looks promising for actual moisture falling from the heavens. Let’s hope.


  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    The blog is nothing BUT lies. I am actually living in Alpharetta, married, and have 2.5 children.

    My sincere condolences to Debbie and her family. That is not a lie.

    I’m off to eat a doughnut!

  5. Stacy says:

    Steve, I am so so sorry for your and Debbie’s loss. I can only imagine her heartache, especially at this time of year too. My Dad passed 20 years ago smack between Thanksgiving and Christmas and it’s a bit of a gut punch in such a “happy season.” Please know you’re both on my mind.

    “The blog is nothing BUT lies.” — made me laugh, Paulie. 🙂 Oh and no….please don’t “wait to post” because when I get to the office this early, I NEED distractions and procrastination tools while coffee is still downloading. ITP blog is a very nice one.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I got the unhealthy bacon salted caramel doughnut but at least I kept my order to one doughnut. Check out my Instagram feed @InsidePerimeter to see it today, come back here to see it tomorrow.

  7. Barb says:

    crazy busy day – just thought I’d say hi

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