Raise your hand if your college football team lost to a team to whom they had not lost since you were in college?

For me that’ll be 31 years.



May be another long season for Gators fans…

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50 Responses to 2018-09-10

  1. Stacy Fox says:

    I am one tired little kitten today. Stayed up waaaaaaaaaaay past my bedtime. It was worth it though. 🙂 Packers!

    • I was whooped by Hog Mountain yesterday so I was asleep by 10:30pm.

      I looked at the score and couldn’t understand why the Packers weren’t playing well, saw that Rogers got hurt, and assumed that was that. It wasn’t until this morning when I went to see how badly they were beaten that I saw that they actually won.

  2. At the Waschsalon washing filthy hash clothes. I should also be either working or doing German homework but I am struggling to find the motivation to do either.

  3. Other weekend notes include seeing Gringo Star at The EARL Saturday night, finish watching the latest season of “The Great British Bake Off”, cleaning my shower and tub, and combining ingredients with Bonnie to make a tasty Thai-inspired dinner last night in the Instant Pot.

  4. barb says:

    I don’t’ even know who Florida played, Iowa State lost to Iowa, but that’s never a surprise.
    Saturday was a busy day, went hiking with JoAnna in the morning, then to a Chattahooligan bike pub crawl in the afternoon. I so rarely get to Alpharetta, it was fun seeing what all has changed up there. (Avalon is the Atlantic Station of North Fulton, that’s for sure.)
    Sunday was a lazy day, Allan slept all morning, then we figured out a raccoon is digging up our new sod (thanks to WalterReeves.com) so went to Cabela’s to buy a raccoon trap. No luck last night with our trapping.

    and – drove on the new NW Expressway – it was nice to not have to dodge cars.

    • Florida played Kentucky, a school that they last lost to in 1986. Even worse, the game was played in Gainesville.

      • barb says:

        at the bar we ended the pub crawl, I asked them to put the Iowa State-Iowa game on (since there were TONS of TVs, not like I really cared). They put the Ohio State game on. I gave up then.

  5. Steve says:

    Friday- sweated inn my kilt to promote the Games at Yellow Daisy.

    Saturday- Rode 25 and ended at the hunt breakfast, then dinner at one of the hunt masters homes- Sous Vide (sp?) beef. He had his little machine connected to a Coleman cooler and said he could just set it and forget it. Really tasty.

    Sunday- breakfast at HH, then house cleaning and flea eradication on the front porch.
    The block and tackle is now 0 for 2, with a total of 3 pulley failures. I guess you get what you pay for. I dug for a while to get it out, but got chased in the house by the rain.


    • Glory Mole and I lucked out yesterday. The rain started to come down, just as trial returned to using flour. Fortunately the BN was written large so it didn’t get washed away.

      Also, I have a sous vide that doesn’t get much action since I switched to eating mostly vegetarian meals. It works really well cooking meat…

    • barb says:

      the whole Sous vide just doesn’t thrill me, you cook it in 1 device, but then have to finish it on another. Seems more work than I want to put into it.
      I will say the meet is tasty being done that way.

  6. HamWithCam says:

    Raise your hand if you couldn’t care any less about any about college football team — your alma mater, or any other.


    “Listen to me son, there are 700 million people in China that don’t care if you make this field goal, or not….” — Bobby Dodd

    Make that 700 Million and one. 🙂

    Pro tip for catching a raccoon in a “HaveAHart” style trap:
    – put a fairly large (shallow) container of water nearby. Raccoons like to wash their food.
    – put some attractive food around and outside the trap, to attract your furry friend.
    – save the best bait food for inside the trap.
    – if successful, take care, a trapped raccoon can be ferocious (so I hear from a friend).
    – you have more than one raccoon.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • barb says:

      We put some sardines out – that’s what Walter says to so.
      We really don’t care if we have raccoons, we just don’t want them to tear up the sod. And – since at least 1 is, he (or she) has to go!
      Allan is going to take it down to the Gulch or somewhere downtown…….. it won’t find its way back home!

      • Stacy Fox says:

        Wouldn’t it be better to release him up over at Kennesaw Mtn. Park or somewhere up there instead? Poor little guy in the city. 🙁

        • ITP Lurker says:

          I’m with Stacy on this one.

        • barb says:

          that raccoon is tearing up our sod (that cost way too much money!) – no – he gets punished with City living.
          But seriously – we were joking about where to drop it off, far away.

          • Stacy Fox says:

            Punished with city living….bahahahahaha! I is dead. Glad to know y’all were just kidding though. 🙂

          • barb says:

            maybe we were kidding about the Gulch- you will never know………..

          • ITP Lurker says:

            Um, keep that damn thing out of the gulch. I don’t need it in my yard! I am well within 5 miles of the gulch.

            “If you have no mind for the legalities of catching a raccoon, you need to make sure you relocate it at least five miles away if you don’t want it to come sneaking back into your home. The ideal distance is ten miles for relocation, but if five is all you can do, it’s better than nothing.”


          • barb says:

            The Gulch- 16.7 miles from my house.
            Kennesaw Mtn Visitor Center – 9.9 miles.
            the Gulch wins!

            Lurker – If you don’t have new sod – you might be safe from this animal’s destructive ways.

          • ITP Lurker says:

            No new sod, I’m assiduously working to remove all of the turf from my yard. I accomplished that years ago in the back yard. I’m sick of mowing my tiny front yard, and every year I dig up a few square feet of grass and replace it with bushes. I still have a couple of years of mowing ahead of me.

            With that said, I’d been in my current house about 2 weeks and went to roll the trash down to the curb when a set of eyes looked back at me from the trash can. Pretty sure it was a opossum, but it definitely spooked me.

            As the crow flies I’m about 2 miles from the gulch. Keep your OTP critters OTP. 🙂

          • Stacy Fox says:

            Relocating him to the Gulch will be paramount to a death sentence anyway, so why not just kill him? It’d be more humane.

            With traffic and construction and relocation from a more suburban environment to a full on urban one he’s not familiar with? Yeah, I truly believe it would be just that for the poor little guy. Totally get why you don’t want your yard torn up… just seriously don’t understand the reasoning to displace him to the city instead of a national park or something.

      • HamWithCam says:

        “Researchers believe the City of Amazon’s (formerly known as Atlanta) raccoon infestation problem is believed to have originated when somebody released a raccoon they had trapped near the current Amazon World Headquarters…just after the turn of the 21st century.”


        73 de JG/HamWithCam

    • ITP Lurker says:

      700 Million and two.

  7. Steve says:

    And this mornings amusement is watching the tractor trailer which flipped on it side blocking all lanes of 85 N from my end of the world. email received at 08:00- wrecker arrived at 9:40. One lane has been open since 9.

    • barb says:

      just got an email from a trucker saying he’s late for an apt due to interstate being shut down (coming from Fairburn) – I sometimes check Google Maps to see if truckers are lying.

      • Steve says:

        Well, if he’s coming from Fairburn and never heard of Highway 29, he’s fooked. The tractor has been sitting upright all the time. They just righted the trailer (container), but it may still need to be towed off.

      • Stacy Fox says:

        HA! Checking Google maps to see if they are lying. That’s fantastic. I’ve never thought to do that before (for friends who always are late because they’re “stuck in traffic”)…. may have to start. 😉

        • barb says:

          truckers lie – mostly about engine/tire issues – so I can’t check up on that. But – when they say traffic, and they are ones I know like to lie – I LOVE to Bust them!

          I’ll say I’ve almost never done that to friends – but again – sometimes its nice to know – JUST SAY YOU ARE RUNNING BEHIND – YA KNOW????

        • ITP Lurker says:

          Um, I think ignorance may be bliss there…as in better to not know. 🙂

  8. ITP Lurker says:

    Brings to mind the Boomtown Rats song, “I don’t like Mondays”. My commute is maybe 15 steps into my back yard, and I still don’t like Mondays.


    • Stacy Fox says:

      I think Tuesdays are the worst. Mondays we kind of expect to be Mondays. Tuesday just seems way too far away from the end of the week yet.

      • ITP Lurker says:

        I’m good on Tuesdays, I have some momentum going by then that carries me through the week. But getting the damn wheels rolling after a weekend gets ever harder. I never noticed it earlier in my life because I just never quit working (coping mechanism).

      • I had momentum awhile ago, but it’s gone. Forgot to bring lunch so I just ate a veggie burger and fries. Hoping to get into the swing of things when I get back to my desk.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Someone in Toledo didn’t have a great day recently. A big red ball weighing 250 pounds broke away from an art installation and rolled down the street. Talk about not being able to make this stuff up!


      • Barb says:

        I really want to see this……… Oh well………. if I remember later.

        I was looking at what I think is the dumbest art installation near the Alpharetta city hall Saturday, it was a car bumper & some other I don’t know what. I really didn’t get it – even after reading the plaque near it.

      • Steve says:

        Saint Peter- “Well, what brings you here, today”
        Random pedestrian- “I was just walking down the street, minding my own business, then everything went red!”

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