Happy Second COVIDversary! According to Hallmark, the perfect gift for your second COVIDversary is a KN95 mask.
If memory serves me right, my last work day in the office for XYZ Corp was March 16, 2020. Where does the time go?

I spent the majority of yesterday puttering. I made yet another trip to Lowe’s and upon returning home planted some pea seeds (dried peas, really) into my virgin raised bed, ahead of the predicted rain.

Last night I joined Bonnie and her hubby for a trip to play trivia in Duluth, or Suwannee, or South Carolina, I’m not sure which. As my inability to pinpoint the game’s location might suggest, I did little to help the team out other than clearing the table of chips and salsa. Regardless, we finished in second place. I used to be good at trivia, but now all I know about is Wordle, and growing anemic vegetable plants.

Oh, big news. I believe that I have gotten into the coveted $550 / five day survey in Dunwoody. That might even cover the cost of gas used driving to Dunwoody five times! Of course you know that money will be spent in the blink of an eye. Employed Paulie would have spent it all on hookers and blow; Unemployed Paulie will most likely spend it on beer, soil, and a partial payment for new brakes on the M6. My how the times have changed.

Given the rain we have already received and the forecast for mediocre weather the rest of today, I will be making one short run to Publix before returning home to do a day of indoor choring. Tonight I will be headed to Betsy’s house. She has inexplicably stepped up to cook for a second week in a row, allegedly making a corned beef and cabbage for dinner. Oh yes, today will be a meat day. I wonder if I will irritate her if I bring over some nicer mustard…

Hope that you are having a good week thus far.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts.

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16 Responses to 2022-03-16

  1. Steve says:

    “hookers and blow” I laughed out loud.

    Yesterday was a racking server day. Why does the network geek rack servers? Because we no longer have server support on site and the “computer room” falls under my boss. And I like doing it. I can be by myself, turn my tunes up, and just work. Very pleasant.

    I thought I had some new cleats to go with the new shoes, but had to take the cleats off the old ones. They are in decent enough shape. Back in the penny farthing, high wheeler days, you could ride a while and let the pedal mark the shoe to where the cleat should go. You kids don’t remember that… I think I have them pretty close now. I rode a half hour last night and can walk this morning, so there’s that.

    I may have to rethink riding MARTA. While I love the convenience of having my car, the ride through downtown in the afternoon is a bit of a challenge. I did leave a bit later than normal which might have had something to do with it. Until they finish with the building at 5th and Juniper, it’s going to be a challenge. Peachtree actually moves better, but I chose poorly yesterday.

    Wordle in 3


  2. Bonnie says:

    Paulie helped out at trivia just fine. I, as usual, was really more just eye candy. Haha. I was lucky to be surrounded by four smart men. And Paulie, my meal sacrifices last night were worth it, I lost a pound today. I ate reasonably, had no chips (okay, one chip) and drank two Michelob Ultras.

    Today will also be a day of indoor choring. I need to work on house cleaning, as well as I’m nowhere near finished with unpacking camping stuff and doing laundry.

    • Barb says:

      drinking Michelob Ultra???? Who are you???

      • Steve says:

        Don’t be trendy on our account. If you want to drink water, drink water. It’s cheaper. Blech.

      • Bonnie says:

        Trying to save highly caloric beer for breweries and/or special occasions. Plus, I think when eating Mexican your taste buds just expect cheap beer. Haha.

  3. Barb says:

    Yesterday was a busy morning work wise, not so busy by the afternoon.
    I watched of all things – Arthur (1981) on the computer next to me. Wasn’t as good as I remembered. Allan had his hard driver with the movies A-K set up. What to watch today?

    Went to yoga at 6:30 at the Y, then got Allan to meet me at Hankook, I was in the mood for Korean tacos.

    Wordle in 4 today

  4. Back from a Walmart and Publix run. Bought things to play the Fetch/Ibotta/InboxDollars rebate game, all of which I will eat, though if I eat them all at once I will be as big as a house. The bonus of the day was finding raspberry p,ants on clearance at Walmart, $3.50 each; I bought two.

    • Poop, upon re-scanning my Publix receipt I see that I was charged full price for the clearance Klondike bars I bought. Sonnabitch! Oh well, I will eat them in anger as it’s not worth returning to Publix to rectify this.

    • Barb says:

      I hope your raspberry plants do better than the ones I bought a few years ago did. Only fruit that grew for me was a blackberry that I planted at the Roswell house.

      Trying to decide if I want to plan much this year. Damn squirrels (or other critters) made me mad last year.

      • Do it. Do it. Wait, that’s from Zoolander, right? Not in A-K…

        The plants I bought at Lowe’s a few weeks (a month?) ago are looking good in the greenhouse. I’m planning to construct a fruit cage to attempt to protect the plants from squirrels and birds.

        • Steve says:

          My dad grew blackberries for years. So many he gave them away to neighbors and we never lacked for a good cobbler.

          Debbie’s folks had blueberries. I didn’t know raspberries would grow around here.

          • Oh yeah. Blackberries and raspberries do real well. I may have consumed some hashing on power line cuts in the past.

            I have a couple of blackberry plants too.

            Blueberries are special because they love acidic soil. I like blueberries, but not enough to attempt to grow them.

          • Barb says:

            Steve – the probably won’t – maybe that was my problem. (or so I can hope).
            Let’s hope Paulie’s do better.

  5. Barb says:

    now watching Fletch. damn – came out in 1985

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