Six More Weeks Of Winter?

Today is Groundhog Day. I feel as if I’ve been living Groundhog Day in the worst way since DJT’s inauguration.

Another Bucket List Item Checked
Many years ago I spent a day with a great friend Stacy (who now lives in California with her perfect mate Andy and their daughter) riding bikes and stopping for beers. Yesterday I finally got around to resurrecting this notion of a great day.

I took off in the direction of Decatur, and after following the Stone Mountain Path out to Avondale Estates I veered right and rode through uncharted territories. Once I finally consulted Google Maps I realized that I was not far away from Oakhurst, so I decided to stop at Universal Joint to sit outside and have a beer (or perhaps two).

But first, look at what I came across while riding:
I Am Never This Lucky When I Actually Do Trail
Yep, it was the end for the Wheelhopper trail that I stumbled upon last week. I’m never this lucky when I actually do trail.

After all that interested me at Universal Joint had disappeared I mounted my mountain bike and rode the remaining four miles of my journey back to the ITP Estate. I burned off more calories than I consumed, but the day was still young.

Top (Indian) Chef
Last night I went over to Betsy’s house for a little Top Chef viewing. Instead of cooking, we took the opportunity to have Indian food delivered; man it was good.

Side note: I completely understand why I am not losing weight, even though I am exercising daily. This morning I weighed in at 221.8 pounds. If I want to get serious I need to give up the beer and cut way back on the food intake. DANGEN!

Hanging out with Betsy provided me with another opportunity to take a photo of Reese, who in this instance was channeling her inner Mother Teresa, or as I called her, “Mother Tereesa”:
Mother Tereesa

Once caught up on Top Chef I returned home, where I finished off the food I’d not eaten at Betsy’s. Have I mentioned my drinking and eating problem? Yep, 221.8 pounds this morning indeed.

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

Actually, I’m (sorta) changing things up a bit. At 11:00am I have another opportunity to chat with a member of the company I am hoping will offer me a position.

From that location I will drive the M6 up to Brookhaven, specifically Town Brookhaven, where I hope to knock out a few things such as making a return to LA Fitness, walking around Costco for awhile (purchasing only those things I need and are not perishable), and then using up some of the credit I have with Lucky’s Burger and Brew (recall that the Emory location closed, so I need to go to Brookhaven). I will probably also be making a return trip to Library Life, something I’ve not done in many weeks now, by camping out for awhile at the library in either Brookhaven or Chamblee. Different, yet similar, the perfect modus operandi for Groundhog Day.

Finally tonight I will be packing up a bag for a weekend journey that will begin tomorrow. Tune in tomorrow to find out where I am going, though if you understand my travel patterns it won’t be hard for you to guess today.

Here’s to hoping whatever groundhog you place your faith in comes out and sees no shadow.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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12 Responses to Six More Weeks Of Winter?

  1. Stacy says:

    Here’s a fact! Today, Feb. 2, is the middle point of winter. We are now halfway between the winter solstice and spring equinox, meaning we’re halfway through this season!

    I gotta say: I don’t remember being cold even once. I know there were some nights we got below freezing, but heavens to betsy, what a mild winter it’s been. Don’t know if that’s a good sign we’re almost done or a bad sign that we’ll get clobbered here somewhere in the next two weeks.

    Picked up my goods to go pour Lonerider samples yesterday and my friend “made me” take one of each to try myself. Hey, gotta speak on the beers right? That’s some good stuff right there. Loving the Shotgun Betty. I told her that you’ve had them before and she said you really need to make it down to their brewery one of these times you’re in Raleigh. 🙂

    • Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

      It has been a warm winter, except for that weekend a few weeks back.

      Shotgun Betty is what most bars have, but I don’t care for it. I may be in shouting distance of the brewery this weekend… 😉

  2. Barb says:

    Long day at work yesterday- I actually asked my Dicks Sporting Goods contact what was up with the crazy amount of freight. She said it was a combination of a bunch of things, but mainly, the spring season shipping is in full gear, and they didn’t want any of the freight in their system until February.

    We delivered Sal a free couch from Mary & TJ – since she has no family room furniture thanks to Marty. She is out of town for the weekend, so we have her key, she will have a new to her chair or 2 when she gets back.

    Stacy – if we are out & about this weekend, we may stop by for a tasting.

  3. Steve says:

    Working from home today as Debbie spent the night in Kennestone. Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. Hoping all goes well.

    I wonder how much increased ordering and shipping is because of any expected trade war?

    Did you know there is a reality series based on making knives? Nope, neither did I but I watched an episode of it last night. Sort of interesting, if you like that sort of thing, but not enough meat on the bone to keep my interest.

    Other than that, and a 3 mile run and 15 minutes spinning my legs out, it was a quite night, except when the dogs would not come home at 0200 this AM. Damn dogs.


  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I understand why I am a bad Poker player. Regardless I think the interview went well.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Oops, instead of going to Brookhaven I landed at Twain’s in Decatur where I am sitting, and drinking a beer.

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