Battening Down The Hatches

I suppose that a severe thunderstorm should be of no surprise when the recorded high temperature for March 21st is around 85°F. Due to the wind I have already lost power once this evening, thankfully just for a few moments. As I write this the ITP Estate is being pummeled by rain and perhaps some hail. I am figuratively keeping my fingers crossed that no damage is done tonight. I will say that East Atlanta was at the far southern end of this storm and thankfully for me was spared the brunt of it.

I remember when I thought that owning a house would be so cool.
Man, was I ever naive.

Finally Back To ~100%
I felt pretty decent yesterday. I managed to walk up to the post office in East Atlanta Village to mail my Georgia Income Taxes, and of course back again, with no difficulties.

The rest of my afternoon and evening were spent doing coding to prepare for my interview, watching a couple of episodes of The Mind Of A Chef (my next binge-watched series), and of course writing this blog post.

I recall watching, and perhaps blogging about, “The Mind Of A Chef” a few years ago but for some reason I fell off the bandwagon and never resumed watching it. Therefore, I’ve started over again from Season 1 Episode 1.

My Lifestyle Continues To Get Cramped
Tonight I was supposed to join the Urban Explorers of Atlanta for another “Mystery Dinner”, this time through Virginia-Highland (I’m sure there would be coffee and dessert at the end of this one). However, due to my need to prepare for tomorrow’s afternoon of interviewing, I’m scheduled to interview from 11:30-14:30, I had to cancel my reserved spot for this dinner. Hopefully this will be the last interviewing I do for awhile.

I will be making one excursion today to a grocery store. While I was able to expand my palate yesterday by eating a can of chunk chicken breast meat mixed with honey mustard (very good combination) for lunch in order to add some protein back into my life, I need the raw materials to make meals. I don’t plan on refilling the pantry, but to rather buy a handful of things that can be combined into a few meals.

Hope all is right in your world.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to Battening Down The Hatches

  1. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    If my content seems too mundane today, check out this nice little article about Eats in this month’s Atlanta Magazine –

    • Barb says:

      you know, I’ve never been to Eats. I might have to check it out someday.

      • Stacy says:

        Eats is lovely! I haven’t been in a while but now I’m jonesin’ to go back again. And Atlanta Magazine is the only magazine I actually get delivered in paper form. I love it. Discount Mags offers a weekly $5 subscription deal and when it comes up Atlanta Magazine, I snag one and add it to my current sub. $5 for 12 issues. Yep. I’ll do that. 🙂

  2. Barb says:

    We grabbed Sally & went to the Marietta Square last night for Taco Tuesday at WR Social House (tasty fish tacos for $2 each). We ran into Peter (GE) & his girlfriend Megan – sat with them outside on the sidewalk & it started getting windy & sprinkling. Moved inside & had a lovely dinner. It was raining a little when we left.
    Got home to see the FB all exploded with talk of a storm. We totally missed it.

  3. Steve says:

    I don’t think it even rained in our part of the world. I realize we really aren’t in the Metro Atlanta area, but still, I was feeling a little left out as I watch the book of faces and all the storm reporting.

    We have several items we’re bidding for in the auction today. This is the first time I can remember small PTO implements (scrapers, box blades) in the auction. Debbie has her heart set on a couple of pieces and I think we might win. I’m ready to up my bid at the last second, although it didn’t help me with a walk behind blower, which I’ve already lost. Foo.

    Lunch with the Groves early tomorrow- let’s shoot for 11:30 Barb, if that works for you. I have a 10AM meeting that can run until 11 if the boss starts talking. Hopefully Debbie’s time at the doc will be quick.

    And the beer selection again was??


    • Barb says:

      beer selection for $2 was a tall boy PBR. Sal was so excited her dinner was a whole $6 plus tax & tip.
      11:30 is the plan for tomorrow, Allan will/should be joining us as well (unless he gets a better offer)
      Paulie – it is OK Café this time, for the bike pass back.

      • Wish I could join for lunch but at 11:30 tomorrow I will be starting my three-hour long interview. Enjoy! Maybe I will go out and celebrate, and hopefully not lick my wounds, after the interview with an extremely late lunch at Eats.

        • Stacy says:

          Ah! I thought your interview was TODAY and just fixin’ to wish you luck. I think I got confused because you wrote the blog last night (and told us so) but then also reference tonight (the Urban Explorer dealie) so I thought that was yesterday. *grin* EITHER way, good luck on the interview. Wow – 3 hours long?? What all takes place?

          • The schedule sent to me contains three interview sessions – one ninety minutes, one thirty minutes, and one sixty minutes. The final one, the sixty minute one, is with the two people with whom I had a thirty minute phone call last week.

            I swear getting a developer job today is so much harder than it was twenty years ago, at least for me. Much like with The Patriots I feel as if I am being interviewed excessively for the job I am trying to get.

    • I think my area of the state was as far south as that storm dipped.

  4. Barb says:

    just found out the BRAG Chattahooligan jersey is going to be available for others to buy. $80, but since we may do some of BRAG, figured why not. Now to just figure out the BRAG website & how to actually get the order correct……….

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