Punishing myself this morning with a Stone Mountain ride as penance for eating and drinking too much this weekend.

Yesterday I suffered a Wordle fail.

Since I still hate the change to the user interface they have made, I have given up trying to keep doing Duolingo. I suspect that I am not the only one.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was STEAL

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29 Responses to 2022-08-29

  1. NYT Mini Crossword in 45 seconds. Just not sharp this morning.

    Heardle fail, even though I am well familiar with the artist.

  2. Steve says:

    Wordle in 3, Mini in 2. Yesterday’s Wordle was only solved with a clue from Debbie.

    I realized yesterday trying to keep up with a “retiree” who has plenty of time to ride and that I’m carrying an additional 30 pounds puts me at a great disadvantage. The large group departing as we were meeting up is a social gravel group that came back and had a cookout. Pictures on social media showed the folks I had to avoid as I backed out of my parking space! Another time…

    Friday was a 20 mile road ride, Saturday was a scooter ride to breakfast fail- I thought I knew where the place was, but went to the spot and it wasn’t there. My idea was incorrect, but by the time I looked it up, I was sitting at breakfast at one of my other spots.

    Dinner last night was pizza with Meg and Ella in Newnan. Sorry we couldn’t join you at TC, Barb.


  3. David says:

    It was nice to get a nap in both days this weekend. I think I’m mostly recovered from that all-nighter last Wednesday. Now that one book is put to rest I’m very ready to wrap the other one. If not this week, next week for sure, after I produce two hours or so of a new training video. It was nice having the festival back. I nipped over a couple of times but decided I have plenty of stuff in my house and didn’t need to spend money on more. Plus I needed as little stimulation as possible.

    Wordle in 5 starting with REDUX. Mini in 1:05, I got hung up on some random baseball player’s name. Heardle fail. That band is fine, I can take them or leave them.

    For the record, alcohol is a depressant and makes depression worse. It’s like the Sirens in Greek mythology, it’s gonna make you crash on the rocks every time.

    • David says:

      I did get 9 miles in on my bike. I’ve lost all of the ground I’d gained before breaking my arm and gained the weight I lost back. I’ll find my way again. I return to the Silver Comet for the first time next weekend.

      • Steve says:

        The longest journey begins with but a single step…

        That Confucius was a smart MF…

        • David says:

          Confucius was an asshole… LOL! You’re absolutely right. I know how this works, and I’ll work my plan. Thank you for the encouragement, Steve. We all need it here!

      • Barb says:

        We had to bail on the Sunday bike ride with Paulie & Steve – Allan was up half the night at the firehouse & needed sleep, and I had a really loud thunderstorm that had me awake for over an hour – so when he got home we opted for more sleep. We did go ride 18+ in East Cobb/Roswell – along the river – Ii showed me I really need to ride my bike, I was horribly slow.
        I determined Steve would have appreciated waiting for me (and resting) and Paulie might have been annoyed. (LOL)

    • It helped being a NY Mets fan today, for that is the team for whom he currently pitches.

      • David says:

        Yeah, I was thinking, :I’m sure Paulie knows this, but I have no idea” when I got to that clue. And then I got hung up overthinking the down crossing, conflating the book of Job with the word job, which is all reflected in my time. Monday, Monday.

        • Barb says:

          Mini in 1:37, and that was sort of guessing at some of it.
          Heardle – 80s #1 – not sure that was a #1 in the USA – fail!
          60s -knew the song, no idea the artist.
          70s – had to listen to more of it than I should have.
          the others – fails

  4. Steve says:

    BTW, the Artemis launch can be found here:


    Currently on an unplanned hold for a hydrogen leak at T- 40:00

  5. Barb says:

    good busy weekend for us.
    Friends joined us for some pizza cooked on the Eggs Friday night.

    Saturday I went hiking with Kevin, up to Pine Mtn (the one in Carterville for Steve), we zigged when we should have zagged, so we had a shortened hike & no view from the summit. SInstead of going back up the trail we jsut came down, we decided to drive over to Coopers Furnace & check out that portion of the trail. I think we will go back & do the entire trail when the weather is cooler (we will pay better attention to the signs, or check the map)- its about an 8 mile hike. We then went into Carterville for a beverage & lunch, nice downtown area, Kevin is not a brewery fan (he doesn’t drink beer) so we found a pub, food was fine, but we will try a different placed the next time.

    Sunday was recapped above, and Paulie (& Sal & her visiting dog Whisky) joined us for some Tasty China dinner.

    • David says:

      Sounds like a perfect weekend! I am edging ever closer to that not drinking beer space. Unless I’m at a social event I only have one beer a day, if that, and I’m finding it ever harder to finish that one beer, even though it’s one that I’ve curated as my current favorite. The less calories that go down my gullet, the better, so there’s that.

      • Barb says:

        I can’t drink more than a couple beers anymore, I’ve gotten to like the fruitier & sour beers, but that just messes up my taste buds. I can’t drink a more beer tasting beer after those. Then there’s all the seltzers. So many choices. But really, I prefer wine anyway. I’m basically only a social drinker, we rarely drink at home unless we have guests. I don’t need the calories, that’s for sure.

  6. Penance served, about 44 miles ridden.

    Going to give myself and hour recovery, eat lunch, and then do some outdoor choring.

  7. Confused as to why almost all of the seeds which germinated last week have shriveled up and died. Therapy received water, light, fertilizer, all to no avail. Too much heat?

  8. Steve says:

    You can kill plants with both too much water and fertilizer.

    I think perhaps your best, money saving option with the farm is plowing it all under. I think it has been more frustration that satisfying in the long run.

    • I have been an over waterer in the past, but have been trying to not be one.

      Yes it’s frustrating but I get food and exercise from it, and am learning new things, so why would I quit?

      • Steve says:

        Are you watering in such a way your rain gauge can record the amount? That may help.

        • I am not, but that’s not important in this situation. These are seedlings in a tray, that I have been keeping covered so the afternoon rains don’t provide them with too much water. I started giving them liquid fertilizer from a squeeze bottle when they sprouted and started looking a bit in need of some. Then, almost all of them died. I just haven’t figured out what I did wrong. “Fortunately” these are cold weather plants, so our extended heat will probably mean I can take another crack at starting them.

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