The blog post is a little late this morning not because I have had a slow start, conversely I have already been busy. Today is going to be a day of putting things on order, and preparing for a successful week.

But first.

What. A. Weekend!

On Saturday I walked with Betsy and Bella getting coffee. Once done I returned home and mounted my mountain bike for a ride over to Oakhurst for Porchfest. I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t sad that I was riding alone, but life doesn’t always go the way one wishes. Once in Oakhurst I stopped into Sceptre Brewing Arts and bought a couple of beers to consume while seeing the first two bands on my agenda. I rode around all day, bumping into hashers along the way. I made it to the see the unofficial hash band Brewery Road perform at One Ball’s and Snail Trail’s house, chatting up many hashers I’ve not seen in a long while. My Porchfest ended listening to a fun Irish band called The Muckers.
At the end of the day:
Bands seen = 5
Beers consumed = 5

Sufficiently filled with beer, and music, I pedaled home where I made a frozen pizza and passed out on the futon.

Yesterday was the Big Game, no not the Jets losing to the Falcons on London, Glory Mole’s and Wee Little Bit’s Black Sheep Hash! As you probably know, Black Sheep hashes are laid “live” meaning the hares get five minutes before the hounds start running trail; I’d be willing to guess that the pack gave us a longer lead time… Even with a group of Black Sheep regulars running Mystery Mountain we had a good number of friends run our trail, which was 95% laid live. Knowing our lack of speed, we sneakily pre-laid a tough Count Back 12 to buy us another minute or two of time. Trail was great! I was snared by the pack twice, mostly because I got a bit lost, don’t run up hills well, and generally got worn out running three miles through the woods. We were blessed with amazing weather, which was good since a large chunk of Glory Mole’s section trudged through creeks. Everyone who ran trail said they enjoyed themselves, and praised us for laying a good Black Sheep ITP. It was an adrenaline rush, one I don’t want to repeat anytime soon, if ever again… 😁

Here are the lyrics to the hares’ song, as created by Glory Mole (aka Bonnie)

To the tune of “Stand” by R.E.M.

Stand at the check that they laid
(Now face north)
Think about direction, wonder how they’ll screw you now
Stand in the long-ass creek
(Now face west)
Think about the hares and
How much you’ll snare them now

If you are confused, and not having fun
The call of on-on, will help you along
Your feet, are going, to sink in the ground
Your hair, is where, the ticks will be found

So, stand in the trash and the thorns
(Now face north)
Think about direction, wonder why the hares were born
Stand in the crime scene tape
(Now face west)
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you left there today

The bees, are going, to be in the ground
The planes, are there, way too loud
Then your clothes start drying, your cuts start clotting
Follow the flour
BEER is calling!

Drink it down, down, down…

As I mentioned at the start of this post today is a day of putting things in order. I will be washing a load of dirty dishes, getting my mounds of dirty clothes ready to take to a laundromat tomorrow, doing some WLF choring, and general house tidying. Oh, I should probably get back on the iOS training path again. And, tonight I will be attending the Moonlite hash since its start will be at Madison Yards — that’s Memorial Drive at Bill Kennedy Way (née the Glenwood-Memorial Connector) — it should be a fun hash.

Hope your weekend was at least half as enjoyable as mine, because it it was, you also had a good one.

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18 Responses to 2021-10-11

  1. Bonnie says:

    Happy belated blog-iversary! I am glad you still write it, and look forward to reading it daily, as well as bantering with friends. 🙂

    I’ll also be choring most of the day prior to the hash. But I also may relax a bit in front of the TV before I get started.

  2. ITP Lurker says:

    I spent the weekend in Chattanooga. I made my first and probably last visit to Buc-ee’s. Good god, it’s like an Amazon warehouse vomited into a 7-11 store. I am not the demographic they’re targeting. We left without making a single purchase.

    I thoroughly enjoyed two Yee Haw IPAs at Mellow Mushroom Friday night, and managed to cobble together a roll-my-own six pack of tall boys on the way out of town. Great hiking on the Fiery Gizzard Trail, can’t recommend it enough if you’re ever about an hour west of Chattanooga and looking for an activity. Also revisited my childhood by taking my kids to The Lost Sea, the cave/underground lake about an hour east of Chattanooga. I spent the night in the cave once. It’s a tourist trap for sure, but an interesting way to experience our earth. A high school friend from Knoxville me up with us, so that’s always good. Also we zip lined at Ruby Falls. The zip line experience was commensurate with the price, and it was easy to get in and out.

    The stage is set for Ted Lasso Season 3, that’s for sure.

    • Bonnie says:

      Sounds great! I want to get back up to the Chattanooga area. I still have a couple episodes to go in season two…

    • I haven’t been to Chattanooga in too long, and the same can be said of many cities I have visited in the past.

      We’ll have to agree to disagree about Buc-ee’s because I can’t wait to return!

      Agreed on Ted Lasso. I applaud the writers for where they took this season.

  3. Barb says:

    I think I’m the only person not watching Ted Lasso. I’d like to, but when is there time? (So many streaming services, and I don’t have HBO. I know I can get a log in from a friend, so someday…… )
    Iowa is getting stressful, Friday Dad went to the doc, got sent to the ER, & has been there since. He’s bleeding internally somewhere, GI or colon. They gave him a pint of blood, didn’t change his hemoglobin. Scoping him this afternoon to try to figure this out. Changed my flight to Wednesday, (was supposed to leave last night) but may have to change it again. Mom is so lost by herself.
    Fun times.

  4. Morning choring done! In addition to dishes and WLF I have showered and am about to sit down to eat lunch.

    • Meatloaf with a mixture of okra, green beans, and shishito peppers all from WLF. 🎉

      • Barb says:

        My sister made some meatloaf…. Wasn’t as good as mine (haha).
        We bought some beans that looked more like snow peas at a little farmers market – eating fresh was good, not sure when I’ll have time to cook them. I may bring them home, if I can ever get out of here. My suitcase is going to be full of crazy shit. A Corningware bowl for my MIL, frozen skinless brats, a bunch of old pictures, maybe another glass bowl. I found 3 luggage scales, so at least I can weight my suitcase.

  5. Barb says:

    Actually watching the Braves game. Who am I? Oh yeah, it’s something my Dad can watch without asking a million questions.

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