The Thursday That Feels Like Tuesday

Goethe called and inquired about rescheduling Tuesday’s canceled class to tonight. They really want to mess with my head, don’t they?

Takorea You Say?
I met up with my friend Hank, who also has restored power (John, this leaves you. How’s your situation?) for lunch yesterday. Hank, who works near 17th/Spring, and I walked down to Takorea. I have heard of this restaurant, and apparently driven past it as well as the glass-sided swimming pool across the street, nearly daily since joinin “XYZ Corp” but have never noticed it.

The food is typical for a midtown Atlanta (and elsewhere?) restaurant these days. Takorea serves fancy tacos/burritos with a Korean twist, for an arguably high price. I had two tacos — Korean BBQ ($3.25), KFC: Korean Fried Chicken ($4.25) — and ordered a side of GQ Dip which is chips and queso with a Korean hot sauce mixed in ($5.00). Everything was good, but not much different that many of the meals that can be eaten elsewhere. Would I go back? Sure, but it’s not a “must return”.

In addition to getting a little lunch exercise, and my giggly dadbod is telling me that I need far more exercise, I had an another motive for eating at Takorea. Along the return path from Takorea to “XYZ Corp” stands Shep’s Midtown Ace (for whom I could not find a website) where I picked up a quart of bar oil for the new chainsaw. Bar oil? Seriously? Why is this not included with the chainsaw?

All Gone. Well…
Yesterday afternoon I left the office a little early to head home and play Paulie Bunyan.

To put some of your minds at ease I decided that for the smaller branches, of which there were many, I’d use the new bow saw which sat in my basement instead of the chainsaw. “Safer, and will elevate my heart rate” I thought aloud. After plowing through numerous branches it was time to fire up the chainsaw and do some massacring! I filled the oil reservoir with bar oil, plugged the bad boy in, and commenced to slicing and dicing everything but myself.

Having broken a sweat already I decided to take away one of the other pesky branches, oh there are more, that lives in my backyard. And by the time I was done with the second one I was also done with doing yard work. So much more to do…

Cleaning Up My Act
I am penning today’s blog post from Midtown Wash, which is thankfully open at this time of the morning as it should be.

On my docket today is work, duh, a haircut, and perhaps an appearance at CocoHeads Atlanta tonight.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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21 Responses to The Thursday That Feels Like Tuesday

  1. HamWithCam says:

    Power back as of 9;30pm, last night.
    Apparently only half our neighborhood restored.
    Still no Internet or cable.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

  2. HamWithCam says:

    BTW, the oil tank on you electric chainsaw may tend to leak.
    Store accordingly…

    • Thanks for the head’s up. I read about this so I have stored it on its side, on a piece of cardboard, and have set a reminder to check its condition tonight to see if any leaking has occurred.

  3. Steve says:

    You weren’t the only one wielding a chain saw. I took care of the 2 leaners that were in the pasture, threatening the fence line. One I pushed away from the fence and the other wouldn’t have hit the fence, but still needed to come down. All are now tidy and in the burn pile…

    On the way home yesterday I thought I might want to check in on the Ben Hilton. Good thing I did as there is a large pine that fell in the storm and is laying from the neighbors yard to ours. Fortunately it’s way in the back and the only casualty was a bit of rusty wire fence. The tree will give us a workout as the trunk is 20″ minimum. Just what I wanted to do this weekend.


    • Barb says:

      Steve – if we weren’t gone this weekend- we’d gladly help, we have some labor we owe you. If you end up waiting until next week, let us know. Allan is already downtown, he could come help after 5pm. (except Wed – he has to fire marshal the ATL Utd game)

      • Steve says:

        I was thinking I might use you for a skilled labor task I have. Putting down quarter round along the baseboard at the house. That’s really all that’s left to do, besides yard cleanup and mulch.

  4. Barb says:

    We Need to go back to Hankook – same owners, and much better prices.

    Everyone is into chainsaws this week.
    Deposit gave me a camper report from the lake – plenty of trees down, but NONE on the camper. I was afraid to ask. We will be bringing the chainsaw to Hartwell – I hope everyone heading that way today or early Friday realizes there will be some physical labor involved before the drinking starts.

    Allan got to get the lay of the land at “the Benz” last night for the Atlanta United game – he will be working the next couple. He has found that a uniform will let you go anywhere, and no one even asks questions. He spent the majority of the 1st half on the field. He wasn’t getting paid, so he left at half time (is that what it is called in soccer/futbol?)

  5. bob says:

    Man what a crazy week, I sort of feel bad that I was not impacted by Irma at all. My power flickered for about 30 seconds and only had a bunch of leaf and twig debris in the yard. My yard is already clean and I cleared off the neighborhood tennis courts so we could practice last night. Hardest part for me has been entertaining Travis for 2 days when he could not go play outside.

    I had a neighbor have a tree fall and grazed his house but fell on his car. May have totaled the car. I also have a co-worker who lives by Emory still out of power and may not have it back till tomorrow night. Big Creek trails has about 20 trees blown down on the trails so will be helping cut those away tomorrow and Saturday.

    Oh, and I may be on a list for Googling “kevlar chaps” at work yesterday. I ordered a pair anyway, I’m usually a safety third kind of guy but these just seem like a good idea.

    Happy all ITPers seem to have fared pretty well.

    • I might be purchasing a pair of Kevlar chaps too as I have a lot more lumberjacking to do. Do I have to wear pants when I wear the chaps? Wait a minute, who am I, Dr Doo Doo? ๐Ÿ™‚

      All of the small sticks around my yard, of which I have already picked up over a hundred, might cause me to try and get the pullcord of the gas mower fix sooner than later so that I can crunch them to hell. Sticks wreak havoc with hipster mowers.

    • Barb says:

      Paulie- please don’t pull a Dr Doo Doo with the chaps. I think he is the only one allowed.

  6. And if you want a preview of some of what will be in tomorrow’s blog post check out my Flickr feed.

  7. HamWithCam says:

    Our Internet (AT&T) and cable (Comcast) are back!

    I feel bad celebrating such a shallow self-serving thing.
    So many have it so much worse.
    Florida Keys, etc…good grief.

    Hang tough, this too shall pass.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

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