Another hashing milestone in which I did not participate has passed, not many more for me to overcome… On Friday night the annual Southern Comfort hash which ends with a Christmas tree bonfire at Red’s (RIP) Farm occurred and I was not in attendance.

I’m adding another new routine to my life. I have a handful of cookbooks that I’ve owned for at least twenty years, from which I will attempt to make a meal at least once a week (read “when I am at home”). If the recipes in a given book don’t thrill me, the book will find itself in a nearby Little Library.

Congratulations to my NY Jets, who managed to lose eight out of their final ten games. Gah!

Yesterday’s Wordle nearly stumped me. How amused was I when I saw that the solution, OPERA, was actually on my future starter word list; it would have been my starter in two weeks, so I wasn’t that close to getting Wordle In One!

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

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23 Responses to 2023-01-09

  1. Steve says:

    Wordle also in 5, starting with AISLE. I never had a letter in a wrong place, but still very frustrating.

    Saturday, we drove and met friends Libby and Dennis and their family, extended family and neighbors for some fire throwing! We’ve made the trip to BFE Alabama before, so knew what to expect, but the crowd this year was double the last time. A beautiful night and a fun event.

    Rode 19 to pick up the car on Saturday. 4 new shoes, rear shocks and a right CV joint. Ouch. Maybe he’ll be good for a while.

    Sunday, a little scooter ride for some errands then work on the new farm sign. Close to being done.

    Mickey gets delivered to a sale barn in Florida today. Debbie is taking him down to Ocala. He’s really a sweet boy, but just not for our purposes. Happy trails, Mickey.


  2. Barb says:

    How many of the SoCo hashes did you really attend?
    Was it really that big of a deal to miss it? Really? Be honest.

    We didn’t do much this weekend – I’ve had a headache I can’t seem to get rid of. I wonder if I’m developing migraines at this point in my life.
    We did make it to Social Fox Saturday night to hear our friend Jeff Pike sing – no food truck so we grabbed some food at the Iron Horse Tavern around the corner.

    • Steve says:

      In Norcross? That Iron Horse is our pre-meeting, Games meeting spot. Decent food.

      Who got much rain yesterday? I just looked and we don’t even have a quarter inch.

      • Just popped around WLF. It appears it caught about 3/8″ of rain.

      • Jenka says:

        Back when I was with my first husband, who is British, we went up to Norcross a lot for the British market up there and the British Car Fayre. I liked Iron Horse; we also went to the Depot (or whatever it’s called). Now you can get everything international right at Kroger or Publix, but back then we had to make a special trip so he could get his Branston pickles and whatnot.

    • When I returned to hashing in 2018 I regularly did one SoCo a year, that one. I even attended weeks after my meniscus surgery, though I didn’t do trail. The end is within walking distance from my house, and usually had a really good time watching the Christmas trees go ablaze, so yeah, I missed not doing it.

  3. Trying to decide my exercise today. Cooler and windier than I imagined, so going for a walk is less inviting. I always have the trainer at my disposal, so that might be the winner today.

  4. Jenka says:

    Nothing exciting about my weekend. We went to Madison Yards to see Wakanda Forever. It was entertaining and very high on the Girl Power quotient. I came out of there convinced I could fight an entire army by myself! Heh. Otherwise just a lot of down time. I made an amazing chicken cassoulet yesterday afternoon.

    • I can’t tell you when the last time I saw a movie in a theater was, but I’ll guess that it was at least five years ago and I have no intention of returning anytime soon. I am just not a movie-going person.

      • Steve says:

        I will go to a theater, but it has to be something that really will only work in that setting. Last one was the new Top Gun.

      • Jenka says:

        Paulie, I was just the same way, I went years without going to a movie theater. It just wasn’t my thing. Then we went to Madison Yards where they have fully reclining seats and a full bar and it changed my mind. It’s more comfortable than my couch!

        Also, it’s a good way to entertain a kid when the weather’s not great. Entertaining my kid whilst fully reclined with a glass of wine is not half bad.

        • David says:

          On Friday you were cringing about having to see that movie so I’m glad to see that you took advantage of the amenities. 🙂 It does help.

        • Barb says:

          $5 (or now $6) Tuesday movies have gotten me back to the theatres – occasionally.

          (got busy doing nothing much today) – forgot to hit send a while ago

  5. Taking a chance potting up some seedlings that may be too young to handle the change in venue. Oh well, time will tell, live and learn…

    Also, it’s disappointing how woody commercially sold potting mixes are. Some larger particles are expected, but too much filler for my liking.

    • Jenka says:

      YES, thank you! I am not a gardener but I have a lot of house plants that bring me joy. Re-potting them sucks because the potting mixes are all woody and crappy! Do you know of any good kinds? I have a couple plants that are desperate for a new pot.

      • I don’t. What I have started doing is sifting the soil before using it. I use one of those trays you barbecue vegetables in since the holes are a decent size and catch the woody pieces. If I ever find a brand worth buying without the need for sifting I will let you know.

  6. David says:

    I had a good day on Saturday, and a depression day yesterday. Whenever I get a cold or such I just stop and be sick for the day, and tend to get better faster. I did the same yesterday, and I do feel better today. I finished watching The White Lotus. I definitely liked season 1 much better than season 2, but I don’t feel like wanting my time back, so there is that.

    Wordle fail today, that is just not a word that was on my radar. 51 seconds for the Mini.

    If I weren’t separated I would have seen the B-52s and KC and the Sunshine Band at the Fox last night. I’m good with not having gone. My wife did have a lovely time, which she very much needed.

    • Today’s Wordle is one of my favorite words. Why it took me five guesses to realize what it was is beyond me.

      I saw the B-52s in concert once, in Orlando, in 1982! If memory serves me correctly the B-52s opened, got booed off the stage, were followed by Joan Jett, and then The Who. Forty years is a long time, even though I consumed no “substances” I don’t remember much else about that day/night.

      • HAHAHA. My memory is not so bad. The internet tells me this show was on November 27, 1982 and here is a comment from someone else who was at that concert.

        I don’t remember a whole lot about the show but a few items come to mind. The B52’s and Joan Jett & The Black Hearts were on the same bill. Why the B52’s I couldn’t exactly say but then I’m not a promoter. The B52’s I think was the opening act and didn’t last long once started. They left the stage after a hail-storm of crushed Coke cups rained on their parade. I don’t believe they made it past the first song. This audience was ruthless!

        • David says:

          Oh wow! Harsh! I’ve never been a huge B-52s fan. I do like certain KC and the Sunshine Band songs. Those are just flat out fun.

          • Steve says:

            I’ve never understood booing an opening act. Granted, I’m not a regular concert goer, but booing someone off the stage doesn’t really get the next act up any faster, IMHO. Maybe I’m wrong.

          • David says:

            I agree, just go to the bathroom or get a beer if the current band isn’t your cup of tea. The last concert I saw was Marcus Mumford at The Eastern. He had this duo of two women in creepy, identical sister-wife dresses that opened up for him. It wasn’t my thing, but it would have ever occurred to me to boo them. I mean they’re doing they’re thing, and their thing does not have to be my thing. It’s a really narrow-minded view to expect the world to conform to one’s personal expectations.

        • Barb says:

          the internet is a crazy thing – finding that write up – WOW

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