Follow Up Thursday

I was going to title this “Back That Shit Up Thursday” but changed my mind. Because I’ve overslept this morning today’s post will be follow up, a melange of things that I have been thinking about but failing to get into the blog.

My Eye
Last week my optometrist diagnosed the lump on my eye as a chalazion (if really squeamish don’t click on the link, but if I can handle it you probably can as well). It seems as if mine is bad enough to require an opthalmoligist to perform minor surgery. Turns out one of my German classmates has had one of these removed, so I’m a little less scared of this.

Bar Bingo Tournament
On Sunday December 18th I will be playing the Big Bingo Tournament! The only downside of having a chance to win $2000 just by playing bingo is that I have to drive up to John’s Creek to do so.

ITP Flickr Pic
“The Waiting Is The Hardest Part” (Chamblee, Georgia, United States)
The Waiting Is The Hardest Part
A study in color and white while waiting for laundry to finish. I’ve published a photo similar to this before but the fact that I was wearing “blue” jeans, “blue” Chucks, and standing on a blue and white tiled floor struck me yesterday.

Yesterday I did laundry, ate a lunch at Pollo Norteรƒยฑo, and then drove over to the Chamblee Public library to return a DVD. Feeling a bit overfilled with lunch and deciding that I want read “In Cold Blood” (recall yesterday’s mention of my Very Capote Christmas) I decided to walk from the library down to the used book store (the one with all the cats) on Clairmont.

Clearly a fifty-year-old novel by one of the country’s most famous authors will be available in a used book store, right? Nope. I think that the store had a “collector’s copy” but I just want a plain old version that I can donate once I am done.

After failing I marched the mile back to the library hoping that they had a copy on their shelves that was not seen by their computer system. Nope.

Last night I made jambalaya and took it with the first episode of this season’s “Top Chef” to Betsy’s house. As I was sitting in her living room and we discussed everything that we’ve been doing I mentioned my quest to find “In Cold Blood” when I turned and looked at her bookshelf and saw that she had one Truman Capote book — “In Cold Blood”. Betsy has kindly lent me her copy.

The jambalaya was not my best, it was good but might have gotten me kicked off “Top Chef”. Hell, I was so confident in my making of this dish I actually forgot an ingredient, the bay leaves. Oops.

A Return To Trivia
I was able to reschedule my ticket to “Courtenay’s Cabaret Home The Holidays” at Hertz Stage of the Alliance Theatre so tonight I will be joining ITP-Reader Stacy for trivia instead. Woot!

A Day At Home
Other than going out to play trivia I’ve decided to stay in today, no lunch out, no library, nothing but writing this blog post, doing German homework, watching the Dorothea Lange documentary that I fell asleep watching last night, and studying Swift. No matter where you are make it the best day you can!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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21 Responses to Follow Up Thursday

  1. Barb says:

    the used book store with all the cats……… I’m not sure I want to know, but should I know what this means?

    I took the night off from home improvements (Allan was at work, so I found other things to do). I/we need to get the 2nd coat of poly applied tonight – as we want to paint the walls tomorrow or this weekend.

    Sal came by to watch Survivor – nesxt week the season is over.
    I’ve never really liked any of the people this year, so I don’t care who wins, but I have liked the crazy way they have played the game.
    Also have been watching a new show this season called This Is Us – its not like othere shows, I really like it.

  2. If you’ve been to this used book store you’d get it immediately.

    I walked in the door and saw four cats inside. When I was leaving there was a cat trying to get inside, but I wasn’t sure if it this cat belonged inside so I didn’t let it in.

    As I type this comment I realize that I think that I’ve been to three used book stores in Atlanta that had at least one cat inside. Is this a used book store “thing”?

  3. Barb says:

    I will ask Allan, as he frequents many used book stores.
    but – the few I’ve been in with him, I haven’t seen any cats.

  4. steve says:

    Just back from my bi-annual visit to the opthomologist. If you want a recommendation, I’ve used this guy for years and he’s the one that did Debbie’s cataract. In Decatur, on Scott. Dhingra at Atl. Eye Physicians and Surgeons.

    We watched “Good Night and Good Luck” last night. We’ve had it recorded for quite a while but never got around to watching it. Very well done movie that I think can apply to current day- you don’t always know who’s telling the truth.

    I took the other half of the pork lion from schnitzel and sliced and chopped it up into BBQ. Some sauce and a bit too much Shirachi made it pretty good.

    Tonight, a birthday party for Nicole (friend and vet). I think it’s another surprise, so don’t say anything!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Did you look for the book on Amazon? That would seem to be an easy find.


  5. Stacy says:

    Cats in bookstores are totally a thing! Totally google “cats in bookstores” for much cuteness. There’s even an entire Instagram account for them ( ๐Ÿ™‚ My personal thought on it is just that the coziness of a bookstore the perpetual sleepiness of cats (16-20 hours a day) make such a perfect combination.

    Barb, I love “This Is Us” too. They just had their mid-season finale and will be back in January. Oooh boy. It’s a doozy.

    I think this is the best Survivor season ever. Every single Tribal Council has been crazy or surprising. At this point, it doesn’t matter to me who wins. I think everyone who’s made it this far has probably deserved it.

  6. “In Cold Blood” is $11.99 for a Kindle download, too expensive in my opinion. I can buy much cheaper used versions, but don’t really want to own the book, especially since I am trying to reduce the amount of things I own. I decided to look at the used book store yesterday because I wanted to get a walk in, and thought that it’d be relatively cheap there if they had it in stock.

    My breakfast was leftover jambalaya. My lunch will be leftover pork. My dinner will be pizza at trivia. I better figure out how to get some exercise today.

    Of course there is an Instagram account! LOL!!!

    And speaking of cats, I saw my neighborhood “feral” last night, first time in weeks which is why I now quote “feral” because I believe she may have found a home.

  7. Barb says:

    Stacy – This Is Us did have quite the mid season finale- I am very curious what they will do in January. I waited until I had a few episides recorded to start it, but now I watch it same day it is on. (that rarely happens)

    and- I agree, this season of Survivor totally surprised me, I was ready to hate it, and really haven’t liked any of the people at all, but they crazy way they have all played has been great.

  8. Debbie Brady says:

    Another friend recommended This is Us yesterday. I’ll start recording it. I would stream the episodes to catch up, but you can’t do those modern day things when you live mostly off the grid.

    Steve has cooked 3 out of 4 nights this week. Woohooo!

    Off to lunch with my mom and sister. Hoping we can get mom interested in life again.

  9. Barb says:

    Debbie- it really would be best to start This Is Us from the beginning.
    Go find some free internet & binge.
    But – we can explain what’s all happening if you need us to I’m sure.

    Good luck with Mom- I’m sure it is so hard for her right now.

  10. steve says:

    Of course, ny cholesterol is off the chart, but who cares!

    Don’t get used to it!

  11. It took my mother a little while to adjust, but like most thing time helps. Good luck.

  12. “Upgraded” my WordPress install (which is what generates this blog). Not only has the comment error that has been happening for the past two years not been fixed, it appears that there a new error has been introduced related to creating new blog posts. Ugh.

    Perhaps it’s time to move this blog to a new platform?

  13. steve says:

    Does the notify function work again? That would be really special!

  14. Doubt it. I get emails when you all leave a comment, so I’ve never really used the notify functionality. If only I had time to investigate changing platforms… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. Now for some good news: It appears that my mother will be headed home on Saturday. I hope that she continues to do well.

  16. Barb says:

    great news about your mom!
    So – are you going to go visit?

  17. Not sure yet. She has a friend going to stay with her so I need to see what’s going to happen with that.

  18. steve says:

    GO MOM! You need to get down there, certainly before Christmas. And before the job search starts hot and heavy after the first of the year.

  19. Well crap, it appears this “upgrade” also broke sending me email when you guys comments. Ugh.

    Hmm, it works but is very slow. I *just* received an email for Steve’s comment that asks about the notification.

  20. Barb says:

    if your are bored – funny article

  21. Two more tidbits for today that can filed under “Paulie Is Not Crazy”

    1. About two years ago I subscribed to McSweeny’s Quarterly. Having never received a single volume and checking their website and not seeing any new ones either, I gave up on them about six months ago. This week I received an email from them explaining that they’ve not released a new volume in ages because they are undergoing transition to a non-profit.

    2. For weeks I tried and failed to download the December issue of Peloton Magazine to my iPad. I traded emails with their technical support and each time they implicated that is was a problem on my end. Today I received an email telling me that their developers fixed an issue with downloading and that I should try again. It works again.

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