Funny (to me) story: last night I listened to an interview with Kevin Bacon. The interview talked about his movie They/Them. This is the movie which was being filmed at Hard Labor State Park when I spent a night over there last October. It’s a horror movie, so I will never watch it.

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

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41 Responses to 2022-08-03

  1. NYT Mini Crossword in 61 seconds.

    Heardle fail.

  2. Huh, I was contemplating doing another Weeds and Wine volunteering with Trees Atlanta, but it appears that all shifts in August are already full. Oh well.

  3. Here’s something I don’t say often enough, “Thanks for being here, friend”.

    Also, “I finished reading a book!” Yesterday I finished reading “Project Hail Mary” by Andy Weir.

    Off to sweat in WLF in order to earn my Tin Drum lunch…

  4. Steve says:

    Wordle in 6 (MF!) Mini in 4 and had to ask for help. I knew there was a word for a birth assistant, but couldn’t remember it.

    I actually experienced rush hour traffic yesterday, which really was a first in a very long time.

    Instead of a ride last night, I decided to try a run. Try being the operative word, it was mostly a pretty fast walk with periods of running. Oh well, a start I guess.

    Vin Scully has passed. As a fan of the game (not the Braves), his announcing was always a pleasure to listen to. Actually made me a bit of a Dodgers fan. Rest in peace, sir.


    • I finally recalled that word, and have added it to my list of Wordle starters.

      Vin Scully was one of the best. I was never a Dodgers fan, but loved hearing him call a game.

  5. David says:

    Wordle by the skin of my teeth, Mini in 51 seconds. 80s #1 Hits Heardle is a slam dunk for anyone today. 70s Heardle in 8 seconds, fail on 60s, 90s, 00s and the main Heardle.

    You’re welcome, Paulie, and thank you for being here and making this community possible. Kudos on finishing the book!

    I got a 6 mile walk in last night.

    • Thanks, and a very good walk in this weather. Kudos to you!

    • Barb says:

      We went & wandered the neighborhood last night – ended up with 3.5 miles.
      You are much better than me in this humidity.

      Went to Panera for lunch yesterday – I was in the mood for broccoli cheese for some unknown reason. And – they were out of it! And – that place is damn expensive – almost $30 for 2 of us. But – their food is pretty good.

      • David says:

        I spent a couple summers in Charleston when I was in the Navy back in the 80s. Now THAT was humid. I guess the silver lining is Atlanta humidity doesn’t tend to faze me.

  6. Holy Humidity Batman. I had to come back inside because my shirt was soaked, oh, and also because Owlie returned to WLF this morning and I didn’t want to be attacked.

  7. In the very near future AARP will have spent more money generating and mailing me crap I don’t want than I have paid to them in membership dues.

    • David says:

      I have no idea how I have stayed off of AARP’s radar. I have yet to get a single piece of mail from them. Is there a point to participating?

      • At some point I am hoping there are discounts which make the membership worthwhile. As of yet, nothing for me however.

      • Steve says:

        I wish I knew how you did that, David. Seems like I’ve been getting those for a long time. (No backtalk from you young’uns either)

        I love Panera, but they do think a lot of their products.

      • Barb says:

        David- I rarely get any junk mail from AARP as well, but I never joined it.
        I do get enough from the VFW & those veteran organizations, but its starting to taper off finally. My phone call asking them to stop may have finally helped.

      • Jenka says:

        Despite my EXTREME youth, I am a member of AARP because of Kevin. Ask me how many times I have made use of their discounts. Not a single time! Complete waste, in my opinion.

    • And I just received an email from them. Let’s see if they honor my unsubscribe request…

  8. Barb says:

    lucky 2nd word after using Paulie’s start word – Wordle in 4.
    Mini – total fail

    Heardle – nope
    70s – should have known it
    80s #1 – took me a few to get the name – but I knew it damn it.
    other 80s – same artist -but didn’t know the title
    90s – recognized it- but not able to place title or artist
    2000s -nope

  9. Jenka says:

    I was worried about yesterday’s Wordle because so many smart people I know whiffed on it, but I got it in 4 using GHOST. I’ll take it.

    Headed to way upstate New York tomorrow for my father in law’s funeral. He died in March so it’s more like a “celebration of life.” But the family drama…

    • David says:

      Ugh, my condolences, both on your father-in-law passing, and the family drama. A silver lining of estrangement is avoiding all of that. It sure wasn’t pretty getting here though.

    • Jenka says:

      Thanks. We when first got together I jumped right into the family drama but now I try to stay out of it as much as possible. There are 5 siblings and they’re Irish, so there’s a lot.

  10. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 5 and Mini in 62 seconds. I know the birth assistant word, but struggled with spelling it correctly.

    Another good report from the horsepital. Looks like he’s on track for coming home tomorrow.

    AARP reached out to me when I was 49 which I thought was rude. I’ve never bit, but my mom and dad got some great discounts from their membership with their RV sites. I’ve been looking at RVs because I’d love for us to relocate for the summer months, but it’s darned expensive. $50+ a night for a site adds up quick!

    I skipped our Gobble shipment for this week, so one of us is going to have to breakdown and go to the grocery store. Not my favorite chore.

    • It sure does add up. I also want to know why camping sites in state parks are so (relatively) expensive.

      • Bob says:

        When you break down the cost of running a campground it makes more sense. Constant upkeep from idiots breaking stuff, maintaining the power and water supply to the property, keeping bath houses clean, maintaining landscaping, etc. Lots of ways to spend money.

    • Bob says:

      Lots of options on the road Debbie. Harvest host is a subscription model where you pay a small annual fee and places like farms, wineries, etc. allow you to stay. Hundreds of locations there. Another is Boondockers welcome where they have thousands of free sites. I think the VFW allows overnight RV parking too. Tons of options where you don’t have to pay a lot per night.

      • Steve says:

        I do get pop ups from Harvest Hosts on FB. That’s an interesting concept. My M&D would just Winter at a spot- Homestead, FL, Brownsville TX, and a few others. No idea, but they would pay monthly, so it had to be cheaper, and these places cater to long term snowbirds.

  11. Having a beer before my Apple Store appointment. I have been a true Davey Disciple today, eating a “free“ (I had to pay for a drink and a tip) lunch at Tin Drum, and now at Iron Hill Brewery in Buckhead. Both of these are on Upside and Dosh, so I will be getting discounts. BTW, if you wish to join either of these services, let me know so I can give you a referral code.

  12. Jenka says:

    I just want you all to know that my legs are SUPER sore from the back squats I did yesterday in my HOME GYM!

  13. Apple Watch is with Apple. Hoping outcome after they look at mine is a new watch given to me as a replacement.

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