The Germans believe that it’s bad luck to wish someone a happy birthday before the stroke of midnight on their birthday. Tomorrow is my 52nd, my luck is already bad, so you don’t have to hold back. Oh, and since I am not German it shouldn’t matter anyway…
This will be the first birthday that I celebrate since my Uncle John, with whom I shared a birthday, has died. It’ll feel weird.
I’m deeming today “Friday Miscellanea Day”
No real news in my life so today will be another round up of bits and bobs.
Around 6:30am Wednesday morning I saw a group ride going down Flat Shoals Av. I think that I mentioned seeing this ride once before, and given my apparent avoidance of riding this year I’d forgotten about it. I’ve searched all over the internet looking for a potential starting place and time for this ride, but nothing has been revealed. There must have been twenty riders in the group, so it’s definitely an organized affair.
The sixty-five miles at “Bo Bikes Bama” are the only road miles that I’ve put on my road bike this year. I road the trainer and mountain bike in the winter, and then my riding season was altered greatly with my fall in April.
I found out at lunch on Wednesday with ITP-Readers Barb and Steve that the annual “Cheesy Yellow Tour de France” party has been cancelled. This cancellation frees up my weekend. I may be running away and celebrating my birthday elsewhere, but probably won’t.
It took me nearly the entire week, but I finally finished all of the vegetarian jambalaya that I made last Saturday for the party I attended.
I’m contemplating all of the things that I would take with me if I moved from Atlanta. The list is longer than I’d like it to be.
I’ve been listening to the (former) band “Hüsker Dü” for almost thirty-five years. I still love the music they made.
In addition to eating too much food and drinking too much beer, I also drink too much coffee.
Last night I nearly bought a refurbished Mac Mini as a birthday present to myself. I didn’t pull the trigger because I want to wait for my credit card billing cycle to end before I buy this. My self-imposed cooling off period may also mean that I miss another opportunity to buy one, but I am willing to take that risk.
It was one year ago today that I quit my last job. Tomorrow will mark the anniversary of getting into the school bus and going to RAGBRAI.
I’m sure there was more I wanted to include, but can’t think of them now. Oh well.
Have a great weekend everyone.