Today marks fifteen nearly-uninterrupted years of me producing this nonsense know as “Inside The Perimeter”. The first post on this thing called a “blog” occurred on October 8th, 2004.

🎉 Happy Anniversary to me! 🎉

For my anniversary gift I allowed myself to skip my Tuesday weigh-in, because I know that no joy would come from it today.

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32 Responses to 2019-10-08

  1. ITP Lurker says:

    What a long, strange trip it’s been. Congratulations on the milestone.

    Well-played on skipping the weigh-in, that’s a nice moment of self-care for you. And for ITP readers as well. 😉

  2. Steve says:

    That’s too funny. A very happy blogaversary. I for one, am glad to have you and the blogosphere in my small piece of the internet.

    After taking care of Phinney last night, I strolled the “back 40” to see the surveyors marks on the property we are (supposedly) buying. Imagine a big square of property, neatly fenced with 5 strands of barbed wire, and the surveyors marks well INSIDE the fence line. I don’t know who was drunk when they performed the work- the fence crew or the surveyor. I looked at the property online and the lines are clearly at the tree line- at least when the pic was taken in 2014. I can’t imagine they pushed the tree line back to add fencing. Very odd. Unsure where to go from here.


  3. Barb says:

    Good morning from Iowa!
    Yesterday was pretty busy, ran a secret trunk full of stuff to Goodwill while the parents were at church counting money, went to a retirement home for a tour & lunch, went to Home Depot (twice) to try to fix a lighting issue in the basement. Then cut down a long hedge that needed to be trimmed at least 5 years ago. I’m tired & sore this morning, but we have to finish cleaning up all those branches today. Flight leaves at 5pm.

    Retirement place was nice, pricy $3700 for 1,($4300 for 2 people in an apartment). But, they have everything, restaurant was tastier then I expected, and plenty of activities.
    I know they don’t want to move, but I think they’d like it (eventually).

    It’s good to be here, but I’m ready to get back to Atlanta.
    Gotta get my Dad to give my brother some money for all his help, he deserves it, 4 days of this has worn me out. I’m impressed that Tom has been able to step up the way he has.

    • Heard rumors that you were in Iowa, you know, be sure I’m not on FB and all. Just keep in mind that some day we’ll all be in their shoes, figuratively of course, and most of the ITP readership won’t have children come do the dirty work for us.

      Hope you have a great trip back.

    • Stacy Fox says:

      $4300 a month?! omg I can’t even fathom that. I’m going to need to die young.

      • Barb says:

        Stacy, I was telling Allan, get a roomie, then it’s only $2150 a month. Then it doesn’t seem so bad.

      • Don’t know if my brother still reads this space, but I’m sure he’d agree that we’d have a hell of a time getting our mother to relocate to a home.

    • Steve says:

      You’re a good daughter, Barb. And we’ve all been there- having to be the parent to your parents.

      • ITP Lurker says:

        Well, that all depends. If your parents didn’t parent you (properly), turns out you don’t have to parent them in return.

        On a brighter note, all ya’ll look to be good sons and daughters. I’m the outlier here, but that role has to fall to someone.

    • HamWithCam says:

      My Mom moved to assisted living in her early 80’s. Super nice place, clean, good food, great staff, right across the street from a new hospital and (somewhat) affordable, split between my sister and me.

      My Mom hated every minute of it. Until she transitioned to the Memory Unit then it was no longer an issue.

      I think we all fear the loss of independence. Few among us are willing to give it up easily and without a fight.

      73 de JG/HamWithCam

  4. bob says:

    Happy blogversary Paulie, hate the way it started but it’s nice to keep up with you since you left FB.

  5. Stacy Fox says:

    Facebook memories told me today was the day we had that monster giant pizza at Cameli’s. 4 years ago already…where does the time go? The pictures are fabulous. 🙂

  6. Bonnie says:

    Happy blogiversary! I’m happy you are here too. 🙂 My day sucked yesterday so instead of going to Moonlite last night as I had intended I sat on the couch and watched TV and felt sorry for myself. I may have also drank some vodka and ate bread! 😮. However, I have a feeling today will not be any better, probably worse. One cat is at the vet, not sure if the other one needs to go as well…

    Paulie, I watched a few more of “You Suck At Cooking” and they were pretty funny. For the most part. 😎 I really like that guy. Who can come up with all that?

    • Poop! I should have invited you over to eat the almost-vegan American Goulash that I made last night! (I have plenty of leftovers if you want to try it, though it is pasta with red sauce so I am starting to think you’d have no interest in it 😉).

      • Bonnie says:

        I thought about crashing your Monday, but I didn’t want to encroach on your time doing chores and (perhaps) studying German… Plus I wouldn’t have been very good company anyway.

        Don’t rule me out on red sauce just yet. I like it, sometimes more or less than others. And I usually just prefer another option if there is one. I actually have a couple goulash recipes I intend to make soon—a veganized version of the one my mom always made us as kids and another recipe she found recently.

    • Oh, and there is one with an ending you must see. I watched it yesterday and will try to remember which one it was.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Hang in there, Bonnie. The tide always turns, we just have to wait it out. Of course it eventually reverses again, but let’s not think about that. There *will* be a break in the action. You’ll see. 🙂

  7. Steve says:

    2 hours down the tube for “Ethics and sexual harassment” training. At least I know how to do it right now.

    • Bob says:

      Ugh Steve, I have to do that too 🙁
      And this year, because people didn’t do it last year, they are saying if it is not done by December you can potentially lose your bonus. Fun times

    • Bonus? I had to do this at “XYZ Corp” a few weeks ago and thought I was doing alright by getting a $10 Starbucks gift card out of the deal. 😂

      • Steve says:

        Bonus? Gift card? I was just told to show up or else!!

        • Bonnie says:

          Right! I don’t believe I was ever compensated for any training or extra-whatever at my previous firm. It was just a requirement of employment!

      • I’m still holding a grudge that “XYZ Corp” has stopped buying beer for the office! That was one of the “perks” offered to lure me to join the company!

  8. Decent day today. Nearly got my code working exactly as I hoped, but alas I have a head scratcher of a bug remaining.

    Ankle still hurts, though it is sloooooowly getting better.

    I really want to skip my first German class and go to a concert at Terminal West tonight, but I won’t.

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