The Downside Of Pain

For me pain, and I am not just referring to the lingering affects of my bicycle fall, can be quite the disabler. Yesterday I battled my hip/leg/knee, the back stiffness that has crept into my life recently, as well as pain related to some genetic maladies that have bothered me for decades. Because of this, my after-work time was spent lying down and watching videos, listening to podcasts, and reading.

A Good Lunch
Even with all of my troubles I was able to walk to meet ITP-Reader Steve at RiRa for lunch. I consumed a meal of a hamburger with fries, and cut my calories (and bill) by drinking water.

It was a good time discussing cycling, etc. I love working in midtown.

When I got home last night the weather had improved considerably and a pleasant wind blew. A few minutes after pulling into my driveway I walked outside to get the mail and saw that the pecan tree branch that had been hanging perilously since Saturday had fallen onto my driveway. Fortunately it waited for me to get safely under the carport, and did not strike either the phone or power lines.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Overexposed” (Cartersville, Georgia, United States)

I played around with exposure on this shot, purposely overexposing the background to blow out all of the details. I like the way this turned out.

PT And Food Trucks
If it’s Thursday then I must be getting PT. Today I will also take advantage of the beautiful weather by hobbling over to the corner of Peachtree and 12th to get my lunch from a good truck.

I have no plans for tonight and I am really okay with this.

Hope yours is a good Thursday.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to The Downside Of Pain

  1. Steve says:

    Food truck Thursday! I recommend you go early or late, as the lines can be substantial.

    I enjoyed our lunch as well and was impressed with the bar. We might have to schedule a happy hour in the near future. I’m guessing Stacy could be convinced as well.

    I got home and promptly took a nap. Debbie later decided she wanted ice cream for dinner, so it was a scenic drive to the DQ in Lagrange and we ate overlooking the cemetery next door!! Scenic!!

    The schedule for Masters Nats came in and it’s crammed full. Sunday (6/4) will be the crit day and we start at 0700 and last race starts at 18:45! Then I get to drive home. Oh. What. Fun. Sounds like a good day to take a half day, except changes at work on Sunday mean I really need to be in the office early. Ugh.


    • Stacy says:

      Yes yes yes, I can be convinced! 🙂

    • Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

      Due to poor planning I can only be at the food trucks at noon. Oh well, I will get to see all the people!

      Anytime you want to Happy Hour just let me know. 🙂

  2. Barb says:

    nothing exciting going on up here ITP. Way too much work – (I stayed until 8pm & still am not caught up). Sal came over & we watch the Survivor finale. I’m ok with the way it turned out.

    Today could be Allan’s last day at Hyox for a while, since he may be starting a M-F job at HQ next week. Everyone is so not happy with the way the Chief assigned the positions – we will see how it all shakes out over time. Some paramedic stations have ZERO paramedics assigned, some GSAR (search & rescue) houses have no one trained in GSAR.

    • Steve says:

      This sounds like a major CF from the get-go. Wonder what they were (weren’t) thinking.

    • Stacy says:

      I watched Survivor on my lunch just so it wouldn’t get accidentally ruined for me. I like how it turned out too, Barb. That’s who I was hoping would win. It’s kind of fun seeing everyone all cleaned up at the end too — some folks look so different!

      • Barb says:

        I didn’t like rodeo chick Sierra’s hair at the finale – I know, I’m being nitpicky, and I didn’t like her make up. I thought she looked so cute at the final tribal council – I was thinking, I wonder what her next career (in TV) will end up being?

  3. romanlily says:

    Your bike accident sounds rough. I’m sorry the effects are lingering.
    I’ve been riding my (ancient) (heavy) bike a good bit this spring. A friend recently told me, “Soon you’ll be ready for a lighter bike with clip shoes.” Then he said, “You only have to fall over 2-3 times before you get acclimated to the clip shoes” — which just made me think, “Nope.”

    • Paulie [eatl/ga] says:


      The fall didn’t seem as if it should have been that bad, the impact point on my body was apparently the wrong place to land.

      The PT I am going to is a former contradancer who used to go to LEAF. I immediately thought of you.

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