I thought that in the six months of unemployment I would often walk/cycle to Kro-Bar Kroger to shop. After all, it is a mere 1.5 miles from the ITP Estate and walking/cycling would be the epitome of intown living.
Yesterday I walked to Kro-Bar Kroger (and back) for the first time. The walk was wonderful. I brought a backpack in which I put an insulated bag which had two ice blocks stored within it because I was walking to buy sour cream and parmesan cheese and I didn’t want them getting warm on the walk back. I misjudged the temperature slightly, I wore jeans and a long-sleeved technical t-shirt and found myself breaking out into a proper sweat on my return.
The walk was 1.5 miles each way, as recorded by two independent tracking devices. I accomplished the walk in each direction, the paths taken being slightly different, in about a half hour each way.
It’s already 9:20am? Geez! I need to find eighty minutes to ride the trainer, or maybe ride my mountain bike for awhile today. I also really need to start preparing for a technical interview. So much to do…
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“Hashers’ Delight” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
I did not follow trail on my way to Kroger, but in taking a slightly different route home I stumbled upon the Beer Near on my return.
Soup Is Good Food
I had a good time last night hanging out and eating (too much) soup. It was fun and comfortable to hang with mostly hashers who’ve I’ve met before. You might be surprised to find that a person who has been single for nearly the last quarter of a century does not mingle and meet new people well.
My black bean soup was okay, even though I made a few mistakes in preparing it. All of the soups I ate were delicious. It always amuses me to see hashers accomplish something more than running through the woods and drinking beer. 😉
My First Trip To City Winery
Tonight I will be making my first trip to City Winery. The reason for this trip is to see Alejandro Escovedo, with The Minus Five as the opening act! I’m looking forward to checking out this venue, which sits in the southwest corner of the lot dominated by Ponce City Market, and am hopeful of calling this a “workday neighbor” if I can pass a technical interview.
Naturally I’ll give you all my review of City Winery in tomorrow’s blog post.
Enjoy the (un)seasonably warm weather.