Game Changing

This may be the first blog post I have written while sitting at Hodgepodge Coffee, a coffee shot that sits at the southwest end of my neighborhood. With a slow start this morning which landed me in traffic, and my inability to snag the only open space near Joe’s coffee house I chose to stop here for some coffee, breakfast, and people watching. As I type this I cannot connect to the WiFi, so this may be posted later than exptected. [UPDATE: WiFi found! Turns out my iPad was connecting to their old access point. The world is now right again!]

Good Night Of Drinking
While I enjoyed the atmosphere at Georgia Beer Garden last night they certainly think a lot about the beer they serve, the average price for a pint being $8/$9. What is this, Manhattan?

I remember when I asked my father why he gave up smoking and his answer to me was, and I don’t know if this was the truth, “It’s gotten too expensive to smoke.”. My father was a cost-cutting machine and I inherited those genetics. Will the cost of drinking out finally be the thing that changes me?

After drinking I joined a subset of drinkers for dinner at Corner Tavern where I ordered a very-disappointing “sandwich” of two sausages on a plate.

For the curious I took Lyft there and back. My trip to the bar was fantastic, with my driver arriving in two minutes. My trip home? Not so praise-worthy. I ordered my Lyft, Lyft assigned me a driver and then inexplicably changed it, and then I watched the new driver drive past were I was standing and continue down Edgewood. Upon watching three of the people with whom I dined leave the bar after me and get into cars before I did I whined on Twitter. To Lyft’s credit they contacted me, and then gave me a $5 credit for the failure.

Changing My Tune
Tonight I will be headed over to in Decatur to hear Ben Sollee play again. This will be the fourth or fifth time I’ve heard Sollee perform, and tonight I will attempt to do so without drinking beer. Wish me luck, I will need it. Whether or not I drink will be a moot point tonight because I love Sollee’s music and will hopefully be in a room that respects the artist and keeps its collective mouth shut.

Find out tomorrow how things went.

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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16 Responses to Game Changing

  1. Barb says:

    While I enjoyed the atmosphere at Georgia Beer Garden last night they certainly think a lot about the beer they serve, the average price for a pint being $8/$9. What is this, Manhattan?
    don ‘t you mean – what is this – The Battery? (oh, you probably haven’t been there, but the beers there ain’t cheap)

  2. Barb says:

    and- still busy as hell at work, but after 2 almost 12 hour days, my give a shit factor has gone way, way up. If it doesn’t get done, it doesn’t get done.

  3. Steve says:

    Good luck with not drinking tonight. You’ll need it.

    Apparently on my run home the other evening, I had company- chiggers! I’m being tormented today and have been most of yesterday. I thought at first it was poison ivy, but it’s in too many random places.

    I got a wild hair yesterday and as Debbie was changing out the shavings in the barn, I decided it was time to pressure wash! Oh. What Fun. Now the stalls are clean and the accumulated crud is gone.

    The Miami branch is all ready for whatever comes from the hurricane. 25 years ago, they survived Andrew though they were processing cash by hand with no power and no A/C. Fingers crossed.

    -FP

    • Barb says:

      the RR is closing in Miami today at 2pm, most of the shippers I deal with are barely working (as I think most of their employees didn’t show up for work)

  4. Stacy says:

    Half pints are the way to go there. Places like that are for sampling, imho.

    Why would you order two sausages on a plate? That sounds disappointing right out of the gate.

    FYI in case you didn’t know: Hodgepodge Coffee is on Scoutmob. πŸ™‚ 50% off up to $5. Though considering you have the cost-cutting genes, I assumed you knew that already? πŸ˜‰

  5. Stacy says:

    I just tried direct messaging you on Twitter and it told me you don’t follow me. πŸ™ *sigh*…. where’s the love?

    • My apologies.

      When I rejoined Twitter, after quitting it and Facebook, I vowed to follow only businesses and “industry” people. Along the way I’ve added back one, maybe two friends, but I keep that to a minimum otherwise I will be right back to where I was when I decided to abandon ship. I didn’t think it would be an issue since you and I are connected on here, Instagram, email, and text messages. I suppose we could even also talk on the phone if we really wanted. πŸ™‚

  6. Steve says:

    Hey, is mom staying put?

    • Yeah, it’s logistically impossible for me to get down there and back (look at Florida in Google Maps now). Fortunately (for her) it appears the worst of it will be headed up the central/east of Florida, away from her.

  7. Food Truck Thursday! I met my friend Al and we walked to 12th/Peachtree where I proceeded to get way too much food for one meal. I went to Buena Genta where I got some empanadas and two croquetas. I probably should have skipped the jalapeΓ±o chips that I ate with them, but it was a nice complement for the meal.

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