Need to adult and get some nagging shit done starting today.

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

Tuesday Take of the Tape: 196.6 pounds (+0.4 from last week’s weigh-in); a little too much MLK Day imbibing perhaps.

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26 Responses to 2023-01-17

  1. David says:

    Wordle in 4, Mini in 45. Started Wordle with BRAIN.

    • Barb says:

      wordle in 4 – should have been 3, but I typed the wrong letter & it was a word. (oops – my lack of proofreading strikes again)
      Mini was not my friend at all today

  2. Glad that I got most of my yard work done yesterday, before I went out for a few beers, and then fell asleep around 8pm. Lol

    Went to George’s for the first time in awhile, since Eunuch’s visit. Wasn’t hungry, otherwise I would have ordered some cheese curds.

    • Barb says:

      We went to George’s for Allan’s fire dept EMS division Christmas get together. GG was actually working, it was nice to catch up with him. We talked plenty back on Wednesdays in the 90s. Glad that they survived the Covid years – he said it was tough.

      • Didn’t see GG, G-Cubed, or Lisa (?). In fact, one of the bartenders said that yesterday was her second shift there.

        It felt good to be there, sitting at the bar, like sitting an old living room, and it brought back a lot of good memories. Even laughed when I had to tell a woman where the bathrooms are, much like the days of old…

        • Jenka says:

          I know the girl you’re talking about, it was her first shift on Sunday when we were there and she said she was working her second shift the next day. She’s very talkative.

  3. steve says:

    Wordle in 4, starting with AISLE

    We think Lola’s time has come. Incontinent Great Danes are no fun. While she is eating OK, she has trouble getting up and down, and we think one of her tumors is growing in her throat, as we can hear her wheezing sometimes. Poor girl.

    I should have gone a bit longer on my ride yesterday, but 20 is still 20. Sadly, all that exercise and I still didn’t sleep well. Ugh.


    • Barb says:

      how old is Lola? (& that’s too bad)

      • David says:

        My guess is 8. Great Danes typically don’t have very long lifespans. And my condolences, Steve. Old dogs are such heartbreakers.

        • steve says:

          We think she’s 10, possibly 11, which is certainly old for a Dane. I tried to narrow it down with Google Map history, but my tracking doesn’t go far enough back to working AToC- I was leaving the next day when Debbie brought her home. The FB says that was May, 2017, so going on 11.

    • My condolences, Steve and Debbie. This is one of the many reasons I have not had pets as an adult.

  4. Barb says:

    Went & got a pedicure last night – seems the price just keeps going up on these things.
    But – heading to FL to Vero Beach for a long weekend – I’ll be wearing sandals of some sort, so it had to be done. (We had to use a companion ticket up before the end of the month)

  5. Jenka says:

    I had a great weekend, basically holed myself up and watched football and TV. Sunday we went to George’s to watch the football game. Otherwise binging TV and ignoring the outside world.

    Today will be day 365 on my Duolingo streak. Still regretting those three days I took off last Christmas. For non-Duo users, if you do it every day they let you skip one day here and there with what’s called a “streak freeze.” So that’s why the 365 days don’t precisely time with Christmas 2021. Kevin and I started on the same day and he is over 600. I think if they were super strict about the streaks people would stop using it!

    • David says:

      Yes, maintaining super strict streaks is just self-flagellation. Life really does get in the way sometimes. I am thankful that I can just look bemusedly at the streak number in Wordle and the NYT crossword.

    • Still not thrilled that I gave up on Duolingo, but I just couldn’t conform to their new user interface.

      Actually have no idea what my Wordle streak is currently, just do it first thing in the morning, every morning.

      • Jenka says:

        I don’t like the new interface, but the one (only one) upside to it is that it takes the decision about what lesson to do or what story to do away. I don’t have to think about it, I just do the next thing on the path.

        • David says:

          There is much to be said about nothing to think sometimes. So much in life gets hijacked by thinking (or worse, overthinking). In fact, my favorite business book of all time is titled “Don’t Make Me Think!”. It’s ostensibly about web design, but I’ve applied the philosophy to many areas of my life, particularly spreadsheet and user interface designs. I always say that if programmers were strapped to a chair and forced to use their own work software would be so much easier to use.

    • Barb says:

      since I don’t log in on the Mini – I’ll never have a streak. And I don’t do Wordle on the same device – so – I never have much of a streak there either.

      • David says:

        The Mini doesn’t track streaks (thankfully). The main NYT crossword does.

      • Jenka says:

        Same, I do Wordle on 4 different devices so I have no streak there. I prefer not to be tied to the streak with Wordle since it’s supposed to be just for fun. With Duolingo I actually have a purpose.

  6. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 5 starting with SAINT.

    I’m back at work with a freelance gig finishing up the last project from my old job. And I got my iMac back which I bought from the company. It’s nice to have an office to do
    Wordle and check the blog. Priorities!

    I’m sad about Lola and will miss her big, sweet presence. Eleven is ancient in great dane years, and it’s definitely time. I think this is the first time I’ll only have two dogs in nearly 25 years. Certainly, Steve and I have never adhered to the 2-dog limit he tried to impose. There’s another border terrier in our future, but I’m okay if that takes awhile.

    I’m also down on horse numbers; it’s practically deserted around here!

    • Jenka says:

      So sorry about Lola! I had a friend once who had a great dane who lived to almost 13, which is practically unheard of.

      I used to have a rule that there can’t be more four-legged beings in the house than two-legged, but I have differently-followed that rule. Although we currently have one cat and one dog, which is enough for us at this moment!

  7. Barb says:

    noticed on my CC statement my Y membership monthly rate has gone WAY up. Allan is headed over there to see if we can still get the super discounted City of Atlanta Fire membership price. If not – we may just cancel – I’m not good enough to actually go to the gym often enough to make the higher price worth it

    • Barb says:

      Allan went to the Y – they couldn’t figure out why the rate went up so much. They don’t even have a 2 person plan anymore (only a single & family). so, they had to send the problem to their IT department or somewhere. Anyway – we got the email – pour rate has gone up, but its reasonable, so we will keep our membership. Maybe this will get me to go there more often.

      • Sounds like Zoo Atlanta. When I was a member they had a “single person” membership. One year they did away with that and the lowest possible membership was for two, which was more than I wanted to spend since I never went there with anyone, so I gave up my membership.

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