I walked four miles yesterday, but probably managed to put on weight. Why? Because I had lunch at The Highlander (and unexpectedly ran into my friend Dave there) where they brought out the wrong burger and gave me a whole new order after I had eaten nearly all of the fries and two bites of the original burger. Note: I did not point out their mistake, they realized the mix-up and brought out the second meal. Oh, and I drank a really big Coke.

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31 Responses to 2018-04-26

  1. I also discovered there is no way to cut into the Whole Foods parking lot once you commit to walking the Beltline. I had to walk all the way down to Ponce City Market to the cross back over Ponce. And I know there is a cut-through from Promenade to Whole Foods, but I didn’t go that way.

    • Stacy says:

      You used to be able to scale down the side of the hill before you cross over the Ponce bridge (if you’re heading south on the Beltline toward Inman Park). Do they have that blocked off now? It would drop you on the north side of Ponce (as opposed to the south side where PCM is). That’s a bummer! I don’t see why they can’t make some sort of walk entrance to Midtown Place, like behind the CVS or something. A stairway or ramp down or something.

      Speaking of….I was out and about stomping all over O4W last night, including around that area. Took the new stairs up from North Avenue that pops you out right at the new Murder Kroger site. Holy crap, them stairs. I’m entirely out of shape.

      What was your original burger and what was the wrong one? I’m just curious because I’m super hungry right now and a burger sounds amazing.

  2. I’m suffering today with yet another weird medical situation. Since gorging on lunch yesterday I have had a constant feeling that something is lodged in my throat. Yippee! I am hoping that this feeling goes away before I am compelled to see a doctor about it.

  3. Barb says:

    Went to a little wine tasting at Sherlock’s “Buckhead” – just down from OK Café.
    We had 6 bottles from the Elena Walch winery to taste – its so northern Italy its basically Austria. The rep was quite nice to talk to, he knew his stuff about the area & the wines. That wine shop is very Buckhead, the average prices of their wines are way out of my league.

    Did y’all here hear about Proof Eater? He’s got cancer and has only been given 3 months? The Commie hash has been postponed, and its basically a packing/moving party at their house. I guess Pot Likker has decided they need to downsize & move NOW. I was talking to MC – I don’t know if they have gotten a 2nd opinion, but he needs to! But just damn!

    • I heard about Proof Eater at a happy hour a while back. Very sad. Not sure why they would be moving now, but it’s their decision to make.

    • Stacy says:

      Yeah, I heard a bit ago. I also hear the diagnosis keeps changing – 3, 4, 6 months – but none sounding that hopeful at all. We weren’t close, but I knew Steve even before his hashing days: we used to work together. Every time I’ve run into him the past couple of years I’ve been all: retired yet? retired yet? And he would tell me how many months he had left, his smile getting bigger as that time got shorter. And he just recently did — just last fall, I think? And now this.

      It totally makes you realize that you can’t sweat the small stuff and have to live and enjoy each day day-by-day. Of course, prepare for the future. But also take time to just BE today. Because sometimes life just gut-kicks like this.

      • Barb says:

        YEP -he would tell me every time I saw him about the retirement date. I HATE this for him. He has such plans for his retirement years. I hope he is looking into other doctors, etc. My 31 year old former co-worker was told she had colon cancer & to get prepared for Hospice, went to a different doctor and she’s going thru hell, but she’s still alive & fighting. its crazy how different doctors think differently.

      • ITP Lurker says:

        Amen, Stacy. If I were ever to have a personalized license plate, it would read “JUST BE”.

        Separately, how was Doll’s Head Trail? Lots of new pop culture references there since you saw it last, I’m sure.

        • Stacy says:

          Oh, yes! It’s been a couple of years since the last time I was there and so much of it has changed. It was really pretty cool. Some of the old was still there too and I love that it’s surviving this long and no idiots did anything to damage it. We sort of rushed through the DH Trail part of the park though — by that time it was raining pretty good so we decided to call it a day. I really need to go back on a nice day to explore again and take pictures.

          • ITP Lurker says:

            Yeah, no point going there in a rush. I’m always impressed that DeKalb County doesn’t just bulldoze it like a homeless encampment. That area and Krog Street Tunnel both give me a bit of hope for at least our local society.

  4. Steve says:

    I had seen where they were having a moving sale/give away but didn’t know the reason. Very sad.

    Horses and dogs still alive and they (and I) will be glad when Debbie gets back tonight. Having to be alert enough to take care of all them before I leave for work isn’t too bad, but I can generally not really wake up until I’m halfway to work!!

    Endomondo told me last night after my run it was the fastest of the year… 28 minutes for 5km. I have a long way to go as I used to churn out 8 minute miles all day. The longest journey begins with a single step…


    • Barb says:

      Under 30 minutes for a 5k is better than I could ever do, even when I was running on a regular basis. I realized then that it wasn’t my sport, and the back issues just cemented that belief.

      • Stacy says:

        I’m with you, Barb. That and I cannot stand running. UGH! Now, I can walk all the livelong day. Just don’t make me do it fast.

    • In my hey day I could keep a 8 min/mile. My hey day was a long time ago.

  5. OUCH! AT&T is down 6.5% today. I am now deep in the red, so there goes that “retirement” plan.

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