6:20am and I am in the office waiting for the coffee maker to warm up.

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43 Responses to 2018-08-15

  1. Stacy Fox says:

    Hopefully coffee’s been downloaded by now. 🙂

  2. Went to eat before German class yesterday and as I walked up to Subway on Peachtree and 17th I discovered that it has gone out of business. While not a great loss, I am a little shocked how many restaurants in midtown have gone out of business in fewer than two years of my working at “XYZ Corp”.

    • Barb says:

      With so many people living & working in midtown, it is always amazing who comes & goes. I always think its most likely because of the rent.
      I think there needs to be at least a few places that are “faster” food, not all “a sit down with waitstaff place”.

      • Stacy Fox says:

        Absolutely agreed, Barb! There have been times, especially on weekends, where I want the fast food, but don’t want to get in my car for it, so I don’t go. I suppose it’s better for my waistline that there aren’t any closer. 🙂

        • Barb says:

          because sometimes I want cheaper food – adding tips can make the meal too expensive for what I want.

  3. Pulling the lunch talk into today’s stream…

    To get this under Lurker’s self-imposed deadline I will suggest
    Date: Thursday, 8/30
    Time: 11:45 am
    Location: OK Cafe

  4. Barb says:

    Allan is working an event at the Buckhead Theatre tonight- anyone know who/what Steel Panther – Sunset Strip Live is?

    Allan decided to redo my closet while I was in Iowa- its great, but I have just piles of clothes to organize (he was smart enough to not try to put them back in the closet).
    So I think tonight I’ll try to figure out where to put all my clothes.

    • No idea.

      I would go bananas if someone redid my clothing system without consulting me. Maybe that helps explain while I am 53 and unmarried?

      • Stacy Fox says:

        Hahahaha it’s so cute y’all have clothing systems.

        (says the girl who can never find anything) 😉

      • Barb says:

        Is it really a system? well – it does have more shelves & baskets (I’m not sure I’m all that keen on the baskets – they seem to waste space).
        And – I realized I have more shoes than I thought, many that are going into the donation pile.

        • Stacy Fox says:

          I saw the before and after pics though, Barb! It looks amazing. 🙂

          • Barb says:

            we will see how amazing it looks once I figure out how to arrange everything, But – there is more room now – guess I need to go shopping!!
            Allan really did himself a disservice, I always say I don’t have more room, so I have to get rid of something when I get something new. Now I won’t have to.

  5. Barb says:

    so I looked it up – Steel Panther is some sort of Spinal Tap Rock music type of show.
    I see why Allan took this gig, could be entertaining – and he gets paid to go see it.

  6. steve says:

    Getting comfortably numb. More later.


    • ITP Lurker says:

      Who’s bringing the flask to the lunch? OK Cafe doesn’t have a liquor license last I checked. 😉

      • Barb says:

        we have many flasks for many different liquors – what flavor would you like?

        • ITP Lurker says:

          Tequila is my poison of choice. Probably won’t mix with anything OK Cafe has on offer though. Maybe something that a milkshake can get spiked with.

          Unrelated: I saw a billboard for organic beer the other day. Really? I mean, I’m down with eating organic food, but if I’m imbibing alcohol, I’m not sure if it matters if it’s “organic” alcohol or not. It’s all toxic. Which doesn’t slow me down one bit. 🙂

          • Barb says:

            there are tons of organic wines now – haven’t really tasted much of a difference, but the ones I’ve tried have been good.
            But- I do tend to drink not the super cheap wine anymore, I can tell the difference there (or for sure I can tell the next day)

          • ITP Lurker says:

            True that, I second your opinion there on bargain wine. Earlier I meant to say “Tequila is my poison of choice from a flask”, I’m an IPA nut in general. I did go through a weird stage of being burned out on beer a few months ago for the first time in my life, and switched to wine for a while, but whatever that was has gone away and I’m back to IPAs.

            IPAs definitely don’t mix with milkshakes in my book.

  7. HamWithCam says:

    OK Cafe sells beer and wine, errrr…so I heard from a friend. 🙂
    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Score! I haven’t been there in a *long* time, I usually can’t bear the lines, especially because there are so many other options.

      • HamWithCam says:

        We go to OK Cafe, errr….”frequently”. 🙂

        Even though it may seem crowded upon arrival, even with a full waiting area, it never takes us more than 10-15 minutes (tops) to get a booth.

        When lunch plans are complete, I can plan to arrive early and secure a booth for the “X” of us. Probably in the Money Tree Room.

        I’m presuming Paulie is the point man, guy, errrr….person?

        Paulie, I can swing by and get you/Steve as before, if desired.
        (Uber charges apply….)

        73 de JG/HamWithCam

        • ITP Lurker says:

          John, I figured your frequent flyer status there would help us cut through the lunchtime crowd. 🙂

    • Steve says:

      I think I’m available. There is a slight chance I’ll be back in New Orleans.

      Root Canal done in an hour. Now drugged up and chillaxing. No pain meds taken. Another nap is in order.

  8. HamWithCam says:

    FYI: If I counted correctly, I have the following for lunch (Thur, 8/30, 11:45am at OK Cafe):
    – Paulie
    – Barbara
    – Allan (a strong maybe)
    – Stacy
    – ITP Lurker (AKA, David)
    – Bonnie
    – (Steve?)
    – (Debbie?)
    – HamWithCam

    I count….9.
    Did I miss anyone?

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Current status:

      “And you may ask yourself
      Am I right? Am I wrong?
      And you may say yourself, “My God! What have I done?”

      • Stacy Fox says:

        I actually *sang* this in my head, Lurker. 🙂
        Which, incidentally, I’ll still call you if we meet. Because you’ll always be Lurker to me. xo

        • ITP Lurker says:

          Thank you, Stacy. 🙂 Rest assured, I fully expect to be called Lurker in perpetuity. I’ve have most definitely brought that on myself. 🙂 🙂 🙂

          Can’t wait to hear your David Byrne accent. 😉

  9. Steve says:

    Debbie is a definite maybe.

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