I Am Ready For A Long Weekend

Though I have no plans for this long weekend I am looking forward to it. I plan to spend the next three days cleaning, purging, fighting off pain, and thinking about my future.

Food Truckin’
I met up with my friend Al at the food truck parking lot yesterday. With the options at hand I chose to buy a Cuban sandwich and some croquettes from one of the trucks.

Al and I wandered back toward or respective offices carrying our food, catching up on life. Because I haven’t been riding this spring I have not seen Al as much as I did in the past when we both worked for Echostar and rode after works a couple of times a week.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Over The Top” (Cartersville, Georgia, United States)
Over The Top

As with yesterday’s photo I played around with the way I took the shot for this one. For this shot I held the camera over the statue and shot downward with a wide aperture in order to,get a shallow depth of field.

When Nights Go Fast For Me
Because I didn’t get into the office until after my PT I didn’t get to leave the office until traffic was horrible. To fend off this state of mind I drove over to IKEA to walk around a bit and do some wishful thinking.

My trip to my happy place started on a bad note when I received an email showing me that the coffee table I bought no more than three months ago had dropped in price by $50 from $179 to $129. DÃ¥ngen! It is not routine for IKEA to drop prices, especially on something I have purchased.

I walked the mile path, dreaming of a different life and restraining myself to put only four things into my shopping bag — two of which were chocolate bars. When I saw the long lines at the insufficient number of open registers I nearly dumped the contents of my bag and walked out. However, I talked myself off the ledge by reminding myself that I was at IKEA to be happy and to wait out traffic.

It was almost 7:00pm when I arrived home, still needing to figure out what I was going to eat for dinner. Malaise won out, I ate a ham and cheese sandwich.

It will be another short night for me tonight because I am attending Creative Mornings Atlanta this morning and won’t get into the office until around 10am.

Have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend for those of you in the US.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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19 Responses to I Am Ready For A Long Weekend

  1. Well, that didn’t go to plan. Creative Mornings is at Grace Midtown Church on Northsidr today. When I arrived the small parking lot was already filled, and there were no volunteers directing traffic to an overflow lot, so I bailed. Eating an egg and cheese biscuit at “XYZ Corp” now.

  2. Steve says:

    That’s odd they wouldn’t have expected a big crowd.

    I finally attempted to run last night and it went OK, considering I haven’t done anything very aerobic in almost 3 weeks. I was thinking about a longer ride this weekend, but haven’t decided where. If there is a gathering, I could be convinced.

    I spoke with our neighbor and he says his bulldozer is in running condition but needs the treads greased. Looks like I might have some work ahead. Our new pasture drag is also going to get a bit of a workout this weekend as we plant some grass for the boys. They do like to eat!

    Enjoy the long weekend.


    • I think they knew there was insufficient parking, but didn’t get the volunteers out early enough. The event “started” at 8:30am, I pulled in to park around 8:10am.

  3. Stacy says:

    Well, at least this might mean you get to leave earlier than you expected this afternoon?

  4. Currently fighting the urge to buy a new iPad Mini 4 to replace the iPad Mini 2 with the shattered screen. Best Buy has a sale this weekend, pricing it at $300. Rumor has it that Apple has given up on the iPad Mini, so this will be the last new reversion. I like that size for traveling and book reading, which is what is tempting me…

    I wholly admit that I don’t “need” this however, which is why I am fighting the urge.

  5. Steve says:

    And I just found Giro coverage. Cyclingfans has a link for the French feed and it’s coming in fine. Just turn the sound down. I didn’t look to see if there was a German feed! That would be good practice.

  6. Have decided to sous vide a pork loin this weekend. You can tell where my mind is today…

    Also, I have just purchased a ticket for “How To Use A Knife” at Horizon Theatre for Thursday, June 15. Ticket was $25 (plus $5 tax/fees), show starts at 8:00pm that night, please join me if you so desire.

  7. Barb says:

    We ate dinner on the deck, and Mary & TJ stopped over for a little conversation.
    They are heading to Winston-Salem today, I didn’t even ask what race it was?
    Heard a few stories from CA – but some of the bike talk just goes in 1 ear & out the other.

  8. Barb says:

    hey Steve & Paulie- I’d like to road ride somewhere this Sunday or Monday.
    no idea of any plan as of yet.
    Maybe some Silk Sheets?

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