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.