I believe it was the ancient poet Supertramp who once penned the phrase “It’s raining again”…
The rain this morning thwarted two potential chores â€” laundry at the laundromat (who wants to bring dry clothes to the car in the rain?), and WLF choring (I don’t feel like working in muddy conditions today). Oh well, it also gave me the opportunity to sleep in, and then eat a nice breakfast with some coffee. I have also spent my $40 Target gift card on two more pairs of pants, same as the pair that I wore yesterday. Not that I needed more incentive to exercise, stay healthy, and thinner, but spending more money for “skinny” (by my standard) pants does provide some.
Yesterday was a jam packed day of activities. Little did Bonnie know that she was going to get another stroll down my twenty six years of Atlanta living yesterday.
I went with Bonnie to Sandy Springs where she did a short survey and I walked around Walgreens. From there we drove further north and hiked around Island Ford which is part of the National Forest, we even saw a beautiful buck on our hike. When I moved to “Atlanta” I didn’t know any better so I rented an apartment in “Dunwoody” off Roswell Road at Northridge. The park is not far from there, but back then I had no desire to go hiking so I had no idea it was there.
After the hike we ate at Chuy’s, which is located across the street from the office building in which I worked for eleven years. You could literally hear my jaw drop when I saw the construction devastation that has started on the property for High Street Atlanta, which took down all the trees and has taken out most of the building’s parking lot. Sometimes it’s better never to return…
I spared Bonnie a trip inside Perimeter Mall to go to the Apple Store. ðŸ˜‚
After navigating us using every trick up my sleeve, technology tried to get us to take traffic-riddled 400 south ðŸ¤¦ðŸ»â€â™‚ï¸ and The Connector ðŸ˜±, we arrived back in the East Atlanta area by 4:15pm where I promptly hit the sack for a long hard nap, because our day was not complete.
Last night was a return to theatre seeing “Baskerville” at Theatrical Outfit. It was weird going back, first because there is even more construction occurring downtown which altered my driving patterns, and second because of all the COVID changes/precautions. The play itself was fine, but I am not a fan of slapstick humor so it was far from my favorite performance.
Today? Not sure yet. I want to sit around a fire drinking beer tonight. I have kept my wood tarped so that is not a problem, but I need to see if the predicted high winds occur, because if they do I don’t feel comfortable having an open fire. We shall see.
This weekend I shall be skipping the Atlanta hash’s pub crawl. The weather isn’t supposed to be the greatest, and they have chosen to join a muggles pub crawl which these days doesn’t excite me. On Sunday I believe that I will be doing the Wheelhopper hub/pub crawl. It will be cold for sure, and it will be in Kennesaw, so those will limit the amount of libation “fun” I can have.
Hope all is happy in your world. Stay healthy, return to good health if need be, and most of all come back on Monday won’t you? ðŸ˜
Aldi Beer Advent Calendar
Day 1: Kristoffel Belgian White from Brouwerij Martens
Day 2: Kristoffel Blonde from Brouwerij Martens
Day 3: Deadly Brewing Hazy India Pale Ale from ALDI Stores US
Day 4: Key Lime Sour from Prestige Beer Group
Day 5: O’Shea’s India Pale Ale from Carlow Brewing Company
Day 6: Deadly Brewing East Coast Style India Pale Ale from ALDI Stores US
Day 7: Deadly Brewing Amber Ale from ALDI Stores US
Day 8: Dry Hopped Sour from Prestige Beer Group
Day 9: O’Shea’s Celtic Wheat Beer from Carlow Brewing Company