It wasn’t the most productive day in my life yesterday. As far as WLF is concerned I managed to repot fifteen seedlings, as well as eight fig tree cuttings. I was quite disappointed at the lack of rooting by the fig trees. According to the YouTube video I watched, which I followed as closely as I could, I should have seen a lot of strong roots emerging from the cuttings after a month. I started my cuttings on 2/21 and while some of the cuttings had some roots, none had anything like what I saw in the YouTube video. I hope that the transplanted fig branches make it, only time will tell. I have also started looking at the pepper plants I have been over-wintering, and it appears that all but two have died. I have killed so many plants that I am starting to feel like Wee Little Kevorkian.
I walked about three miles, probably very little of which will be used for my trail, before hearing from Steve that he was unable to meet for lunch after all. I decided to use this setback as an opportunity to check out two of my potential endings. I first went to JR Crickets. In all of the years that I have lived in Atlanta, I don’t think I have ever eaten at JR Crickets. The parking lot was smaller than I expected, and when I walked inside the man told me that I needed to order before sitting down, and that they were only accepting cash; I turned and walked out. I have still never eaten at JR Crickets. My second stop, which was my initial idea for the ending, was Torched Hops. I soured on Torched Hops last week when I saw how expensive their food has gotten, but I decided to try it nonetheless. My tater tots poutine were $14 and completely disappointing. The amount of greasy, fatty food on the small platter, which is what I expected for poutine, made me sick to my stomach for hours. I have two more places to investigate before making my decision.
Dinner at Betsy’s was perhaps the best part of my day. Even though I had eaten bacon at lunch, the burrito order I placed from Bell Street Burritos was vegetarian. It was delicious. And with dinner Betsy and I each drank a non-alcoholic beer. Mine was an American IPA from “Rightside Brewing” which was apparently brewed and canned by Big Kettle Brewing in Lawrenceville, which Ham With Cam will also know is owned by our buddy Dave. This was perhaps the best N/A IPA I have consumed. We watched some short Netflix documentaries about Asian street food, which much like the show about African food a few weeks ago, was really more about the hardship of the cooks rather than the food.
Today I have a busy day planned, and it’s already almost 7am as I complete this post. This afternoon I have a haircut appointment, and after which I will stop into one of my Monday night ending candidates. From there I will swing by Atlanta Cycling to buy some new rim tape for my mountain bike rim since I am not confident that the rim tape I have on hand is the right size for the rim.
Later this afternoon I will be meeting some my old work friends and drinking buddies at the Po Boy shop in Decatur. Long time readers may know that one of our favorite bartenders used to work at Benchwarmers, at least until recently. She now works at the Po Boy shop. Unfortunately she wasn’t working the night the hash ended there, it would have been a riot to run into her out of the blue.
May you have a healthy and enjoyable day.
I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was ALTER, an obvious spin on yesterday’s quip about Steve abandoning me at the altar.