Ah, another weekend when the thought of what I could accomplish completely outpaced reality.
Apparently there is a strong correlation between the amount I drink and the amount I sleep.
On Friday after work I met up with friends at Benchwarmers for a few beers. I followed that up with some Chinese food before returning home to pass out some time around 9pm. With the exception of waking a few times to pee, I was out all night.
On Saturday I met the same group of friends in the afternoon for a few beers at Twain’s. This time I returned home to eat some food, a couple of hot dogs, before passing out on the couch. By the time I woke up it was too late for me to want to go out and do anything else.
For my own sanity there was no drinking of alcohol yesterday.
There is one more step remaining in the transfer of my InterAmericas Hash registration to someone else. Once I complete the transfer I will attempt to set up a way to compensate ITP-Reader Barb for helping me sell my registration. Barb, you can choose a lunch or dinner for which I will pay. Thanks again.
I Think I’m Turning European I Really Think So
In the past month I have watched more cycling, rugby, and soccer than baseball and football. This weekend alone I watched a few Australian rugby matches, three German soccer matches, and some of la Vuelta Espana. I have become more interested in these games/events than the current baseball, or upcoming college and NFL, games. It’s as if something has happened in the past eight months that have had me more interested in moving from the country.
I don’t know who I am any longer…
And yes, I know Australia isn’t in Europe.
Just to make sure I could remember who I really am I ignored all needed house and yard work, and made a batch of jambalaya-like food to eat for last night’s dinner (and enough for three meals this week).
Backups, Backups, Backups
I finally got my ass down to the basement to attempt to do some work last night and was stymied by technology. On Thursday (Wednesday?) afternoon East Atlanta suffered another power outage which apparently lasted long enough for all of my electronics to consume the back up battery and turn themselves off. Last night I rebooted the “new” computer, powered on its media hard drive as well as Network Attached Storage, only to start hearing one drive go “click, click” pause “click, click”. Fuuuuudge (only this time I didn’t say “Fudge”). It turned out that the drive that went tits-up was the one in the external media drive, which theoretically has been backed up often, so I should be okay. Last night I copied all of the data data from the dying drive, just in case something didn’t get backed up.
To put a positive spin on this near-disaster, I am in the in the process of reworking all of the components of my backup strategy, so out with the old 3.5″ hard drive, in with smaller drives with higher capacities!
You Snooze, You Lose
I was considering flying up to Raleigh for my next visit to the Raleigh Royalty next month. When I looked into flights this past week I could buy at “economy” seat on Delta for $185. When I checked again last night the price had gone up $70. Dangen! Now I need to decide if I want to drive again, or have to pull the plug on this trip.
Hope your weekend was a fun one.