2022-09-19

Yesterday I signed up to ride the 62-mile route of Best Dam Ride on Sunday October 2nd. Chattahooligan Steve told me about the ride, and has asked me to invite any of the Chattahooligans to ride as well.

I learned that I made a mistake planting morning glory seeds. Turns out they are an invasive vining species. While the flowers on the plants I had in WLF were very pretty, it was obvious that they were taking over so pulling them all was the right thing to do. I will keep an eye out for any future volunteer plants which may appear.

I solved today’s Wordle in six attempts; my starter today was MEDAL

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23 Responses to 2022-09-19

  1. NYT Mini Crossword in 36 seconds.

  2. David says:

    Unexpectedly attended the Ween concert at The Eastern Friday night. Not my thing but my friend and I made it entertaining by deciding which other band that Ween sounded like a low rent version of. Midnight Waffle House breakfast set me up for success on the 67 mile metric century at Beautiful Backroads Century in Cartersville. I have ridden very little this year but I haven’t lost my biking mojo! My thirteen year old son completed his longest ride yet. The last 15 miles were tricky for him but he made it through and is now quite pleased with himself.

    I’m playing college professor at Kennesaw today, teaching 4 classes.

    • David says:

      Wordle in 4, Mini in 39.

    • I’m not sure which impresses me more, completing BBR or getting Wordle in four. I admit that I didn’t know today’s word.

      I skipped BBR to walk with Betsy and Bella. Our schedules will conflict often during the next six weeks so I wanted to walk.

      I know Ween, not well, but I know of them. How was The Eastern? For various reasons I have yet to see a show there.

      • David says:

        Thanks! I was amazed that I made it through the 67 miles so gracefully. It is good to be back.

        I used MUSIC as my starting word today. I didn’t know the final word either, in fact I googled it before typing it in (I had the last 4 letters in place in 3).

        The Eastern is interesting. It was my first time there. It’s an interesting venue. It was a sold out general admission show so we stood at a rail the entire time. There’s lots of places to stand. Lots of seating too. I’m going back next month to see Chris Mumford.

    • Barb says:

      67 miles – Damn David – you are back at it!!!

      Wheelhopper in Hapeville (using the trails at the Southside trail) at 13 miles was enough for me yesterday. Those trails are fun, the Sorba group that built them did a great job with the land they had to use.

      • David says:

        Thanks, Barb! Yes! It is good to be back. I was really afraid that I would have to start over on rebuilding, so I’m really grateful that I don’t. I’m not ready for another century yet but I am well along toward it.

  3. To beat traffic I also beat sunrise at Sweetwater Creek State Park. My intent is to do a nice long hike today.

  4. Steve says:

    Today’s Wordle in 4, whicgh could have been 3. I didn’t know the word either, but it was a reasonable choice. Yesterday’s Wordle in 1! OK, so a friend who rarely posts on FB said it was the greatest Wordle ever. Knowing her hash name was the only clue I needed. “Stick your finger in it”.

    Saturday evening, a surprise engagement party- only because the couple didn’t know they were the reason for the party- not like a shotgun wedding…

    Sunday, a scooter ride to breakfast, chores including renewing the headlights on Debbie’s truck. (and now a public service announcement.. if you have an older car that has hazy headlights, 3M makes a great product to renew them. About an hours work, but they really are like new).

    The funeral has been recording since 0300. We’ll skip a lot of standing around, but I’m all about the pomp and circumstance.

    -FP

    • Barb says:

      Stick – I haven’t though of her in a long time -I wonder if my FB algorithms never show her? or – did we delete somehow?

      Surprise for both of the couple? Do their friends think they need to be engaged?

      • Steve says:

        I thought y’all used to be best buds. I don’t normally see anything she posts, if she’s on FB much, but when I saw that, I was all over it.

        Not sure why or if it needed to be a surprise. These were all Games folks, so that was the other reason for the party.

        • Barb says:

          We did used to be good friends, I guess time messed with that. I don’t really know when we stopped talking, it wasn’t anything specific. I probably decided I was tired of always making the 1st call? I’ve done that with a few people.

  5. Jenka says:

    Happy Monday to everyone! I had a great weekend. Friday we went to George’s for dinner. Saturday we took Finn to an activity out in Embry Hills and while he was at that we went to eat wings and watch the Georgia game. Then that evening we went to see Ben Schwartz and Friends. Ben Schwartz was on the TV show Parks & Rec with Amy Poehler, and this show was basically long-form improv. Very entertaining! Yesterday was Pajama Day and I binged on TV all day long and ordered food for dinner. Very nice!

    I got yesterday’s Wordle in 4 using RACER.

  6. Back from Sweetwater Creek. Really depressed to see the land just north of the park had been clear cut. This morning hiking that section of the blue trail was nothing but a cacophony of heavy machinery. The clear cutting, and coming upon a man who wanted to walk with me and chat, took the wind out of my hiking sails so I only managed six miles.

  7. Barb says:

    it was a fairly busy weekend –
    Friday we just hung out on the deck, this fall season is starting off nice with a little less humidity.
    Saturday I went to a girls brunch at a friends new place at the Telephone Factory Lofts.
    Nice place, can look out on the Beltline. I can’t imagine I could ever afford it – but it was pretty nice.
    Sunday was Wheelhopper – it was hotter than I thought it would be, but it was a good time. We started & ended at the Outback Bikes store (& warehouse) . Not sure how long they’ve been there, but the owner is a woman & is very nice. She was telling me the Little 5 Points location was costing too much, so they downsized that location. They have a large rental fleet, so if you ever want to rent a bike, that’s the place.

    • Steve says:

      I was amazed to learn of their rental fleet. I had no idea, but apparently they do a pretty good business. While I get that the L5P store was expensive, I haven’t been to the new location, but I can’t imagine they can do the same amount of business in Hapeville.

      • Barb says:

        Steve- they are using the Hapeville location for receiving, and then they transfer the stock to L5P. She lives in Hapeville, so it’s more convenient for that sort of thing.
        I doubt they have a large amount of business yet, but I’m sure it’s growing.

    • That was the trail I helped Fuckeye reccy. I think Outback opened last year? I recall talking to them at the criterion I attended in Hapeville last year.

    • Telephone Factory is one of the old school lofts, converted long before the Beltline came into existence. I have never been inside, however.

    • Jenka says:

      The new L5P Outback location is right on Moreland next to the Starbucks, and it always looks closed. Granted, most of the times when I’m driving past it’s 8:00 am on my way to work, but even during the day it looks closed. I did have my annual bike once-over there this past spring, so it may just be that they are appointment only.

      • Steve says:

        I don’t think they are appointment only anymore, but it’s a bike shop so I wouldn’t expect them in before 10. Gotta get your morning ride in…

        • Jenka says:

          Right, which is why I qualified it because I always go past it too early for it to be open. But it doesn’t look open on Saturday afternoon, either. It’s not a great location.

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