I put myself in a potential predicament a couple of weeks ago. I heard that the final show of The Beths’ current tour was happening in my college town of Gainesville, Florida in June. Having not stayed for the entire show at Masquerade weeks back I decided that I wanted to go. The plan was to go to the show on Thursday night and kick around Gainesville for the weekend. I bought a ticket to the show and made an AirBnB reservation. This past weekend I realized that I had not put the two Dayroom show dates for which I bought tickets into my calendar, and of course they are the Friday and Saturday nights that I intended to be in Gainesville. I see three options:

  1. cancel the AirBnB, and miss The Beths show
  2. spend the weekend in Gainesville, and miss the Dayroom shows
  3. see The Beths show on Thursday night, leave Gainesville early Friday morning and be back in Atlanta for the two Dayroom shows

Currently I am leaning toward option #3

Last night’s dinner was an Instant Pot jambalaya with an added leek and bitter greens harvested from WLF. I have a tried and true recipe from one of Emeril Lagasse’s cookbooks, but I wanted to try a recipe from the book “The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook” that I purchased at Ollie’s a few weeks ago. Given that I freestyled last night meal by adding things it’s unfair to compare the two recipes, but both produce tasty results.

I solved today’s Wordle in six attempts; my starter today was SCALE. After three guesses I had at least five possible words I could make with my unused letters, so I burned two guesses figuring out which letter was correct for the solution.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 194.6 pounds (-1.6 from last week’s weigh-in); I am pleasantly surprised.

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31 Responses to 2023-04-18

  1. steve says:

    Wordle FAIL! I had 4 out of 5 in the correct place in 3 and guessed wrong 3 more times. You have been warned.

    2 uneventful flights home with a stop in Austin. They have live music in the airport there and it was… loud! The space is cavernous anyway, but add a 5 piece band and you het a lot of noise. $11.50 for a 20oz draft. Good, but still…

    Shoveled out a weeks worth of email already and trying to catch up on the rest of last week.


    • Barb says:

      Steve – I did the exact same thing on Wordle – fail for me as well.

      Thought I had a chance on the Mini – but -1:02 – once again not doing crosswords for years makes me think to hard on some of the clues.

  2. Barb says:

    This may be a dumb question, but why do you need to see 2 Dayroom shows?
    Why not spend a little time in Gainesville & get back for the Saturday night show?

    I had a hell of a time with yesterday’s Wordle- I’ll try today’s a little later

    • Bob says:

      I heard Metallica is touring and doing 2 shows in each town and each show has a different set list. I wonder if Dayroom does different songs each night?

    • In the 90s Dayroom was one of my favorite bands. They broke up a long time ago, and rarely get back together. And, I have already purchased a ticket for each show.

      • David says:

        There’s a lot of bang for the buck in seeing certain bands two nights in a row. I once saw Pink Floyd two nights in row at Bobby Dodd stadium. Although I will admit I have never heard of Dayroom prior to today.

        • Band from Athens in the 1990s that never took off. I first became a fan after hearing a song on 99x’s Locals Only show, and saw them as much as I could before their demise. Their second show of two nights in November 2019 was the last live show prior to everything shutting down, and started the two-year live show hiatus I had thanks to COVID.

  3. Barb says:

    Since we didn’t ride Sunday, we went for a little 18 mile ride in Roswell last night. It was very breezy, so it was harder than I thought it would be. We need to plan dinner better on nights we go riding (like a crockpot meal, or something that cooks fast), we didn’t end up eating until a little after 8pm.

    The outing with the camper has got us a box of Amazon things arriving today – the correct Blackstone cooking utensils, another rug since this camper is so much longer, and I’m not sure what else.

    • Bob says:

      I intended to ride last night but spent the evening cleaning. Bike was trashed and chainsaw and all PPE had poison ivy oil all over it.

      I’m not sure if you have done it yet but look in to conditioning your blackstone. You condition it much like a cast iron pan. A well oiled surface is much easier to cook on and clean up. Just google how to do it, there are a million videos that show you how.

      • Barb says:

        Bob – Allan was talking about conditioning it – I was actually shocked he didn’t do it yesterday (but he was busy with lots of other stuff).
        that may be the project for tomorrow.

      • Road bike cleaning will occur in a minute, need to prep it for tonight. Hope my knee behaves.

  4. David says:

    My starting word of HARSH was very appropriate for today’s Wordle. I had one correct letter, and then two. I had to use two throw away words to eliminate enough letters and get wrong position matches to finally pull it off in 6.

    Mini in 47.

  5. Road bike ready for the road tonight. Lunch of last night’s leftovers has been eaten. Trying to motivate myself to finish up in WLF so I can shower.

  6. Jenka says:

    Kevin had his sinus surgery yesterday, to fix a deviated septum. It went mostly well and he had a good night. Here’s hoping!

  7. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 3 staring with AISLE. My second word was aces and the answer was right in my wheelhouse.

    The foal was born Sunday morning and it’s been chaos here since. George is trying to eat it and has been chasing it. I put the training collar on him last night and lit him up when he tried to enter the field. Now he’s broken. It really upset him. I feel like an asshole, but I can’t have him trying the hurt the baby.

    When I agreed to do this I didn’t realize that my friend was going to be gone for two weeks. I was hoping things would be settled enough by the end of the week for me to go on a previously planned girls’ weekend trip to Cashiers, but there’s no way I can leave all this nonsense on Steve. Thank god he’s home since I’ve been overwhelmed trying to wrangle everyone on my own.

    I just refiled our taxes for the 4th time. It keeps getting rejected because Steve’s SSN isn’t correct. After a lifetime of using 1/06/58, he finally corrected it with the SS this year, but the old date is carried over in the TurboTax records in two places. I think I’ve finally managed to get it fully corrected in the two spots it’s required. If it gets rejected again, I might curse a lot, loudly.

    I need a vacation after this shit show of a week!

    • Jenka says:

      The pics of the bitch — oops, I mean baby — on FB are soooo cute!

    • Trying to wrap my head around a Federal employee having my SSN issues.

      I have not received notification that my taxes have been filed. My preparer cashed my check for her services, so they better have been.

      • According to my bank I see that my payment to the State is pending, so I am in the clear.

      • Debbie says:

        Accepted!! Finally!

        • steve says:

          So, how does one find our that IRS has bad info? Back in the day, my taxes were so simple I could do it over a touch tone phone. “Enter SSN”, sure. “Enter DoB”- WRONG! WTF? Try again- WRONG! Finally I called and got a human at the IRS and asked what gives and they told me what they had as a DoB. As I’m getting close to the magic number of… 65, I thought I better correct it so I’m not accused of some fraud.

  8. Was surprised to see how far behind I am for WLF seed starting. Of course everything I sowed in Jan/Feb has died for one reason or another, and almost everything I have sowed since has not even germinated. 🙁

    I may have to buy some plug plants from Lowe’s or a nursery. The horror!!!

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