Tuesdays With Paulie

There aren’t many Tuesdays without German class for me these days, today is one.

Weird Coincidences?
Last week I blogged about my smoke detector issue, and that day at work we had a fire drill. Yesterday I blogged about my air conditioner, and the air conditioning on my floor was out.

Coincidence?

Because of the rising temperature in the office I skedaddled early. Technically I was working from home, in reality I was working (out) at the LA Fitness in Decatur. Why the one in Decatur? Great question. I didn’t want to deal with parking and traffic by going to 5th Street or Atlantic Station, and I am not the biggest fan of Ansley Mall.

ITP Flickr Pic
“In Preparation For Germany” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
In Preparation For Germany
I have to tune my tastebuds to the types of beers served in Germany.

How To Ruin A Workout
From Decatur I fought a little traffic to Ponce City Market. The original plan was to abstain from eating until after my event, but clearly that wasn’t going to happen. I stopped into a restaurant and had two beers, one of which is pictured above, and a pile of flatbread. The event also offered some chicken bites, so I snacked on about eight of them while I had another beer. Good thing I worked out.

Paulie’s Tour de Failure
While in the office building of one company who passed on me I watched a presentation from another one who passed on me. To add insult to insult this company also declared that they were hiring at the end of the presentation.

The rest of the evening was quite interesting. I watched presentations from five other bike/tech related companies, and had a good discussion with the founder/inventor of Edison Electric Bikes. I also found out that Edison has opened a shop in Kirkwood, a short ride from the ITP Estate even on a non-electric bike.

Tonight’s Calendar Event
Instead of German class tonight I am going green! Well, I am going to an event called “Green Eggs & Ham: A Curbside Discussion of Corridor Revitalization in Atlanta”

Here’s the blurb about the event being held at Manuel’s Tavern tonight:

Green Eggs & Ham is an ongoing morning (usually) program of Generation Green of the Georgia Conservancy. Each event features a topical discussion with a compelling speaker or panel.
For our summer installment of Green Eggs & Ham, panelists and attendees will discuss the investment, design and community involvement necessary to revitalize some of Atlanta’s most historic and culturally significant transportation corridors.

From Peachtree Street to Memorial Drive to Buford Highway to Howell Mill, Atlanta’s embrace of the automobile as the dominant mode of transportation is evident. But, changes are afoot. An understanding of the multi-modal needs and wants of Atlantans is growing and the many economic benefits of inclusive corridor planning are beginning to be recognized.

Join us for an engaging discussion with panelists from various organizations to learn about the changes that have already taken place within many of Atlanta’s transportation corridors and what we may expect to see across the city in the future.

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Tuesdays With Paulie

  1. Morning fail, no trip to LA Fitness as planned thanks to a combination of oversleep and lower back pain. Dangen!

  2. Stacy says:

    Okay, so I just have to ask: so, are you biking to your green event tonight or driving? 😉

  3. Barb says:

    Nothing exciting going on up here in Marietta – Allan is driving my car downtown, since his truck doesn’t fit in the parking deck.
    That Tundra is big, I like a smaller car – but we will be saving on gas this way.
    So far he hasn’t figured out the office life – he doesn’t know how to just sit around & do nothing……….

    Question on the companies that passed on you – now that you have the job you have at XYZ Corp – did you get a better deal? (besides the commute being shorter?)

    • Better deal as in salary? Unsure
      Better deal for commute? Yes to one, no to the other
      Better deal for work? Hard to say at this time

      I obviously still harbor a grudge toward those that passed on me, or never followed up even after I contacted them. It admit that it’s probably not healthy, and is definitely pointless, for me to do so.

      • Barb says:

        So you have no idea if this current job really was the best one.
        I understand holding the grudge, as long as it doesn’t really make a difference in your life.

        I need to get my energy back – I went to sleep before 10pm again last night – that is so not my norm. Hopefully this evening will involve some exercise.

        • Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

          No idea, but I am getting a paycheck so that’s a good thing.

          I don’t think my grudges are holding me back.

  4. Steve says:

    Not healthy and definitely pointless! Winner!!

    Met the potential realtors at the Ben Hilton after work yesterday. They made us feel better about the property and as soon as we wrap up a few items, we should be good to go. They did mention painting kitchen cabinets (which I did at the house in Belvedere) and that wouldn’t be too much effort. Everything else is cosmetic. The comps they sent over are moving quite quickly, so I could be out of the lawn car business soon!

    The driveshaft for the finish mower is kaput and none of the other driveshafts from our other implements are compatible. Foo. It may be repairable, but not within my skillset.

    -FP

    • Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

      Good luck selling the Ben Hilton. I am sure once sold you’ll have
      More time and energy to devote to working on your current household projects.

    • Barb says:

      Steve – we owe you some labor – let us know what we can do to help.

      • I may be having a Labor Swap Day in July if are able and willing to help me clean out the crap in my back yard. Many hands make easier work, or so I hear.

        It will be after I have the tree taken down, so depending on the work I have then do I will know what’s left for me.

  5. Barb says:

    BTW – Gentri (hasher I think you may know) has at least 1 house in East Point, he could be a potential buyer. But – he may not want to pay enough, he’s into the flipping thing.

    • Steve says:

      Gentri and I spoke a while back and while the house needs some work, it’s not in a state that he could make that much money.

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