I was interested this morning to see how my week of illness would affect today’s weigh in. In addition to eating less, I have not had a beer in a week. The former is a habit that I intend to continue, the latter will end tonight when I meet my buddy Shelby at Brew Dog.

New to my tv viewing rotation on Hulu is a short-lived, but soon to be rebooted tv show called “Party Down”. The series, about failed actors working as caterers, has an interesting bloodline. Initially created in the early 00s, Party Down was supposed to star Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell and Jane Lynch. However the pilot never aired, and then the show launched with a whole bunch of faces you will recognize if you’ve watched Parks and Recreation, Silicon Valley, Veronica Mars, or Glee. It’s mildly entertaining, and I should be caught up for the reboot in a few weeks.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was CLAIM. Oof, that was harder than it should have been.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 192.8 pounds (-5.2 from last week’s weigh-in); I should get sick a few more times, or just continue eating the smaller portion sizes I ate since I had no appetite last week.

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44 Responses to 2023-02-07

  1. Barb says:

    Today is “get a brand new camper day” – I guess I ought to go shower since I’ll be leaving the house today! 😉

    I watched a British 4 episode show yesterday called You Don’t Know Me on Netflix. It took too much paying attention with the accents – but I wanted to see how it ended. It was entertaining.
    Now I’m watching The Watcher – Jennifer Cooledge seems to be in everything these days. (don’t think she was nominated for anything with this show)

  2. David says:

    Wordle in 4 starting with GRUMP. I have a comment about today’s word that I’ll hold in abeyance.

    In about 2 hours my penance will be complete and the barbed wire removed from my mouth.

    Last night’s adventures in teen driving gave my 15 year old daughter her first exposure to the downtown connector. We needed to go to Buckhead, and rush hour was actually helpful, as she was able to mostly experience the downtown connector in slow motion. Once the traffic broke free the biggest scare was her letting her speed drop to 40 a couple of times. We talked it through, she only did it once on the way back. We did exit at Courtland, because she’s in no way ready yet for I-2o interchange at 75/85. This was her first significant exposure to the interstate. She’s done the mile long stretch between Moreland and Boulevard a couple of times just to get a taste.

    • Look forward to hearing what you have to say later.

      Good luck.

      Well done for your daughter. As a very seasoned driver the only thing that I have yet to overcome it the thought of driving through Manhattan.

      • David says:

        Yeah, I haven’t driven in Manhattan either, but I also do not ever plan to. A car is pretty extraneous to me in Manhattan. I have biked in Manhattan, and that is definitely an experience.

    • Barb says:

      I got Wordle is 4 – Paulie, how did you not guess that word?

      The fun of learning how to drive – It wasn’t all the at hard in Cedar Rapids IA – no crazy traffic like there is here. How old is she? When can she get her license?

    • Bob says:

      I’ll be there in a couple months David, Travis turns 15 in April. I am SO not looking forward to it.
      I learned to drive in central Florida when there was still some rural areas left. I learned how to drift on dirt roads and learned defensive driving by dodging tourists. It was like living in a video game, fun times.

      • David says:

        Bob, it’s actually a pretty cool experience, just nerve-wracking at times, like when she almost hit a post in a parking deck. I’m happy to compare notes when the time comes around. I’m actually glad my kids will learn in the city. There’s much to be said for the freedoms that rural driving affords. Your kid will feed off of you, so if you’re chill, they’ll be chill. And vice versa for sure.

        • Debbie says:

          Yeah I was really disappointed with myself that it took 5 to get the word. DOH

          I grew up on a farm so I was driving at a really early age – 11 or 12. It did not completely transfer to driving on the road though. I gave my dad a few gray hairs. He was bald so was pretty serious stuff. LOL

      • Jenka says:

        I grew up in the White Mountains on a hobby farm and I was fully driving by 14. I learned to drive on a stick shift *in the mountains* and by necessity got really good at it. I love to drive and still drive a stick.

  3. Out puttering in WLF, though I still feel a bit raw and puny.

  4. Jenka says:

    We LOVE Party Down! I just can’t understand why it wasn’t a huge hit. Every person on that show is a big star now and it’s very funny!Looking forward to the upcoming re-boot, even though Lizzie Caplan won’t be in it.

  5. steve says:

    Wordle in 2 (!!) with one of my normal starting words that made it a piece of pie!

    A quiet evening with Debbie out with a cold. She’s so sickly, I slept in the guest room.

    A mostly quiet flight home, but a cluster getting home, not helped by my poor lane choice, forcing a detour onto 285 East and a little U turn on Riverdale Road. Ugh.

    A sloid 45 minutes on the trainer. Just over 2 weeks to the Border Wars ride, so I want to get into some slightly better shape.


  6. Bob says:

    Glad you are feeling better Paulie, there seems to be something nasty going around.

    Have you checked out Welcome to Wrexham yet? Fun documentary about Rob McElhenney and Ryan Reynolds buying a soccer team. Their team is actually coming to some tournament in North Carolina this summer, may have to make a trip up to see them.

    • Thanks. Just need to get the ball over the line to beat this flu completely.

      Oh yeah, I’ve seen the entire show. I even watched Wrexham play on tv a few weeks ago. While that game sounds fun, I’m sure it will be a madhouse!

  7. David says:

    Braces are off. I have to wear a top retainer 24/7 for a week and then bottom retainers for three weeks. And then only at night after that. They’re not nearly as obnoxious as the braces and I can take them off for 4 to 6 hours per day for eating and such.

  8. Debbie says:

    My flu/cold/RSV/covid ailment has moved from my head to my chest. I’m loaded up on cough syrup and Theraflu – I’m doubling down!

    I will have to cancel my appointment with the gastroenterologist tomorrow unless they can do it remotely. It takes at least a month to get in for an appointment so I’m really hoping it works out.

    The new horse, Harry, beat up on the baby yesterday to the point that Tanner jumped the fence to get away from him. The good news is that he can jump 4 feet, but I hope they all settle in shortly with no injuries. They are all together now which was a non-event because the OG was focused on their food.

  9. It’s gorgeous out, but I think I’m about to wrap up my outdoor choring for today. Burned a bucket of old wood, did some cleanup and some transplanting to ensure the critters have plenty to eat.

    Now to eat some lunch before I shower and take care of some indoor choring, like making phone calls and writing code.

  10. Barb says:

    The picking up the camper took longer than I thought it would. But -its here. It is longer than the old one (of course) and we are having a tough time getting it parked in the spot we want to put it. So, we took a break for lunch, I’m trying to get a little work done. Then – back outside to figure this out.

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