Failures And MisInterpretations

I left work yesterday and hoofed it over to the Woodruff Arts Center. My mission, the first of two for the afternoon, was to cash in on the free Atlanta Symphony Orchestra ticket coupon that was given to me with my Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre season ticket package. You may be surprised to read that I like classical music, especially concertos of cellos and violins. My mission failed as I failed to note the nuanced wording that I am supposed to cash this coupon in at the ASO’s subscription office, and not the box office. The box office is closed on Mondays and when I reread the coupon I understood my mistake. Oh well I will try again another day.

The Woodruff Arts Center was a convenient mid-point for my other mission of the afternoon, to meet up with my friend Hank at Da Vinci’s Pizzeria for a few beers. We sat slack-jaw as the heavy rain, which was not supposed to occur as late as my office departure, fell. As I had not packed an umbrella it was fortunate for me that the rain subsided not long after we had given up drinking beers and had eaten a dinner.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Sad Startup” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Sad Startup
I suppose that I no longer work at a “hip, happening” startup, at least by the current state of our beer supply. I have not been told that the beer will not be replenished, but it’s been over a week since any has graced the refrigerators.

Birthdays All Around
Last night I was asked to take a photo of two women who’d not seen each other since grade school. While not polite to ask a woman her age, I’d guess that these women were old, like older than even ITP-Reader Barb! 😀 (fear not, if I make it to Saturday I join you again Barb). What I didn’t realize at the time was that today is one of those women’s birthday. After the photo was taken and she had returned from the bathroom there was a small piece of cake awaiting her. We sang a terrible rendition of “Happy Birthday”, not as bad as the hash’s rendition however.

I fully expected that Hank had forgotten that my birthday is this Saturday since he said nothing like “Hey, it’s his birthday on Saturday!” at the time. However, when I went to pay my check one of the beers was missing — Hank had asked that one of mine get put onto his tab as a birthday present. Nice.

Keeping A Schedule Like Deutsche Bahn
I’m sure that there is a German word for “a person who is constantly unprepared for situations” and next to the definition there would be a photo of me. I am clueless to explain how I am once again scrambling to get ready for another German class. And you may think that being in German-speaking countries for two weeks would have been beneficial, but you’d be wrong.

Happy Tuesday to you all.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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18 Responses to Failures And MisInterpretations

  1. Steve says:

    I never noticed any threatening clouds as I left the orifice yesterday, but there was a cloud wall to the west of Newnan as I drove south- big and ugly- but I don’t think it ever rained at the farm. As I was coming down our road, one of our neighbors was trying to mow knee high grass along her frontage with a tiny 21″ mower. I offered her 5 minutes of labor with my bush hog and tractor, to which she gladly accepted. I don’t think it actually even took 5 minutes, but she was most appreciative. The right tool for the job!

    Yesterday, I put in a PTO request for August 21, a Monday and the day of the eclipse. Debbie has decided we should go see it somewhere along the total zone. We are debating exactly where, as I’d like to be off in the woods and she’s thinking Franklin NC.

    Wednesday lunch at Willy’s by OK Cafe- 11:45!


  2. Barb says:

    Birthday dinner after much debate was Thaicoon on the Marietta Square for sushi.
    I never thought about it before, but lots of restaurants are closed on Mondays, making it easier & hard to figure out where to go to dinner.

    It barely rained in Marietta, but my co-workers that like in town & Decatur said they got monsooned on.

    Fresh Fish found her bike, someone picked it up on 75S, called Niner with the serial #, and they tracked her down. They also posed it on Reddit (a good random post that only people that knew what happened would be able to answer, as it is a very expensive bike, which whoever found it I guess knew) – I have never used that website, social media platform. No idea the damage yet, but at least she knows what happened to it & where it is.

    • What is Nine?

      I’ve poked around Reddit a little, but not much.

    • Steve says:

      If it’s anything better than a complete loss, that’s a plus. I’m still not sure how that happens- perhaps they have ground off the “lawyer tabs”?

      • Barb says:

        it came off the rack somehow, I know I saw Brint strap it down with the rubber straps – Stan & I were making comments about the matching blue bikes, and they were saying it wasn’t the same blue. They guy that picked it up obviously knows something about bikes, the fact he thought to call Niner, I guess I’d think of that, but would most people?

        • Steve says:

          I don’t think it would have ever occurred to me to call the manufacturer. Of course, my bike is “massed produced” as opposed to a pretty custom deal.

  3. When I have “free” time I will look into the “slow down” message for commenting.

    • Barb says:

      it was just funny- when I tried to comment 2 times right in a row. I like it – your website has attitude

  4. Barb says:

    Red Eyed Mule Sloppy Slaw burger with JoAnna for the 2nd day of birthday week.
    Damn that was tasty.

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