As you know I tackled my biggest chore, dropping off my tax paperwork, early in the morning as the rains fell. Upon driving back to East Atlanta, and out of some of the rain, I also knocked out trips to Aldi and Kroger afterward.

Last night I made a non-authentic baked ziti for dinner to bring over to Betsy’s. The meal was fine, but was missing something… Also, I added Gardein fake meatballs to the dish and was very dissatisfied with them; they were extremely dense and dry. This was unfortunate as they looked as if they were going to be delicious when I took them out of their packaging.

At Betsy’s we watched The Dropout, which is a documentary about Theranos, the Silicon Valley startup which lied about its blood sample testing technology. I thought the movie was well done, and was surprised how much archival video about the company was available.

It’s going to be a busy, busy day for me today. I’ll be taking Bonnie to,get her car this morning and then we plan to hike. Tonight I need to be in Dunwoody for the first of five sessions for a paid survey. The 5:45pm starting time is not ideal for me, especially given the restrictions placed upon the testers by the survey company, but I will deal with it.

Hope that you are remaining healthy and happy.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter word today was GRATE

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20 Responses to 2022-03-24

  1. Bonnie says:

    I promise I won’t wear you out too much. I guess since we’ll both have cars you can leave whenever you want to. 🙂

    I really was going to go to DUFF, but yeah, the couch. Hahaha. I started watching “Nine Perfect Strangers.” I wasn’t interested when it was first released, but since I’ve read a few of Liane Moriarty‘s books and am currently reading one now, I figured I’d give it a shot. I started “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window” but then discovered it was basically a parody of the genre and now I think I’m turned off.

  2. Steve says:

    I also managed the Wordle in 5, and had the last 3 in the right place on 3!

    What restrictions has the testing company placed on you, other than heading into bad traffic ground zero?

    After having the road bike serviced at the LBS, it just wasn’t shifting properly. I bought a new chain, knowing that it’s time was about up, but did fine tune the rear mech the other day. As the skies were still iffy, and the unpaved road is still a quagmire, I did a solid half hour on the trainer last night. No shifting issues. I’ll be happy to take it out on the road again, someday.

    My new favorite word, from the Supreme Court nominee hearings, spoken by a Democrat in describing the Republicans grandstanding- jackassery!


  3. Barb says:

    Yesterday ended up being a fairly worky day.

    My new laptop, well, less than a year old, has never turned out quick enough for me, and I’m sure has lots of stupid programs from Microsoft that I don’t need, so I decided I should finally do something about it. Remembered a friend’s husband took a job at Microcenter to get some “experience”. Long story, but he’s from the UK & former Royal Navy military & is an IT guy, but couldn’t seem to find a job when he moved here. Met up with him yesterday, and he’s going to work on it.

    Was supposed to watch Survivor with Sal when she got home from work, but she got to her car & FLAT TIRE. Her Honda roadside had expired, so I offered my AAA. Got to check out the little Whole Foods there at West Paces & Northside while we waited. Bought a 4 pack Stiegl Grapefuit Radler to drink while we waited. Very tasty & only 2.5% alcohol. AAA guy got there in less than 30 minutes. I so rarely use my AAA that I pay for every year, so I was happy to help her out.

  4. David says:

    Did y’all see the guv’ner is buying up votes in an election year with a state tax refund? $250 for you, Paulie, $50o for all of us married folks. Don’t spend it all in one place. https://reporternewspapers.net/2022/03/23/kemp-inks-1-1-billion-state-tax-refund/

    Wordle in 3 today. NYT Mini in 34 seconds.

  5. Barb says:

    wordle in 3 – thought I’d try during the day.
    and – never tried the NYT mini before yesterday – took me 3+ minutes yesterday – but that’s because I couldn’t seem to type in the correct boxes. today I’m not smart enough – took me 4 minutes.

    • Well done. *applause*

    • David says:

      Barb, you’re smart enough. It’s like anything, it just requires practice and getting a sense of the puns and quirks. Plus there’s a lot of repetition in crosswords.

      My times would be shorter if I didn’t make so many damn typos. It’s the nature of typing on glass.

      • Barb says:

        There was 1 or 2 on the mini that my mind just couldn’t think of. Hopefully I will get better at it.

        • Steve says:

          I think I was under 2 minutes on the mini today. Nothing odd or that didn’t get filled out by another entry. Spiderman’s buddy? Ned, but who knew?

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