Fun, hot as hell, and exhausting ride last night. Before I headed out for the ride I tried to set up my new Wahoo Fitness computer. I scanned the QR code as directed to add a new device, and for whatever reason the companion app now crashes upon start up. There is a part of me that wants to jump the line and drive up to Chastain where Wahoo is headquartered, see if anyone is working in their office, and ask them directly what the hell is going on. Oh, a quick search show that I am not alone! If only Wahoo had hired me…

Today’s zucchini recipe will be zucchini fritters that I make to eat with the meatslab, or perhaps chili?, that I intend to make tonight.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was SCALE. Thought I was going to score a deuce today.

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48 Responses to 2023-06-28

  1. Sally says:

    I thought I was going to get wordle in 2 as well but picked the wrong second word. Wordle in 3 starting with BEACH. Sounds like we may get some of the Canadian smoke in the next few days. I don’t need any more breathing issues. Fun GUTS run last night. Hot and humid. Good group. Tonight is Plogging for pints. Picking up trash from Scofflaw brewing. Beer and burritos. :). Pressured washed my deck yesterday. What a difference that made. Makes me want to pressure wash everything.

    • Nice. I’m almost afraid to pressure wash my deck, because if may start to come apart because it’s so old. It certainly needs some TLC (read “repairs”) in the coming years.

  2. steve says:

    Wordle in 4, starting with AISLE. A great word in 3 that gave me everything but the last letter!

    Debbie is beyond Chattanooga as I type (or should be). She left down the driveway at 04:30, maybe earlier! Mickey will be home tonight and we’ll see how 4 months of training has paid off (or not).

    I thought about riding outside, but with the heat and my BP issues on rides lately, I thought it would be better to do a good indoor workout. 45 minutes solid.


    • Sounds like you, Sally, and I went down the same Wordle path. Betsy somehow avoided that pitfall and got it in three out of nowhere. Wordle baffles me on occasion.

      It was the first really hot ride I’ve had this year. I pushed hard, only faltering on the final include of the 19.5 mile route.

  3. Giving WLF and additional watering this morning due to the heat of yesterday, and what is forecast for today. Dead plants won’t produce any vegetables for the rodents to eat.

  4. David says:

    Wordle in 3 starting with POACH.

    I booked an AieBNB for two days in August so that I can finally ride Cades Cove on Wednesday when they close it to traffic. My plan is ride the 11 mile loop twice in the morning and once at golden hour. My brother and kids are joining me, and I’m meeting my high school friend that I reconnected with for the evening loop. That will close out my slate of six trips for this summer. It is good to finally get to live the way I want to live. I’ve never had this much travel in such a short period of time.

  5. Barb says:

    Allan got in last night at 10pm, he is breathing loudly here is the bedroom as I work.
    I had to turn on a lamp, I can’t work in the dark – my eyes just can’t do it. But he’s good at sleeping, so I don’t think I’m bothering him.

    We have a list of interesting projects I need his help with around here.

    Got mom to try on some clothes yesterday – trying to downsize some of the clothes in this house. Dad had plenty of clothes that we know are too small – he’s not trying anything on. Filled 3 big black garbage bags & took them to Salvation Army.

    So, in other words – exciting times here in Iowa.

    There is a good smoke haze from Canada here as well.

    • Jenka says:

      I can go about my daily life around the house and Kevin just sleeps through it. If it’s just the two of us, I don’t even close the bedroom door. His snoring is louder than anything I’m doing!

  6. Jenka says:

    Kevin’s turning 55 in Sept, and I consider birthdays that end in 0 or 5 to be worthy of a trip somewhere. What did all you old people do on your 55th birthdays, or, alternatively, on any fun, memorable birthday?

    • Barb says:

      mine (& Paul & David) all had that birthday during the height of covid. So, we didn’t do much – but we went camping around GA & SC during July – IT WAS HOT.

      • Yup, what Barb said.

        Why not look at the AARP website? 😀

      • David says:

        Nothing for 55 but for 50 I went to Chicago to have dinner at Alinea. It was $1500 for the two of us and worth every penny. We stayed at the Four Seasons on that trip. I have my eye on Hawaii for 60…

        • Wow, I knew Alinea was pricey, but fuckin’ A?

          30 was my first birthday in Atlanta, I spent the night alone in my apartment
          35 was nothing special that I can remember, but I did have my first cardiologist visit that year
          40 was in Las Vegas
          45 was nothing special that I can remember
          50 was supposed to be at RAGBRAI, but was at Der Biergarten instead because I contracted some weird bacterial infection which kept me from going to Iowa
          55 was COVID
          60? I have no idea

          • Jenka says:

            My 45th was Covid and I spent it on my couch watching Shameless. Thanks, O(Covid)!

          • Barb says:

            30th – day before (so I was still 29) we went to American Pie – my friends wanted to celebrate, I was pissed, I wasn’t 30 YET!

            35 – no idea
            40 – went to a Jerry Jeff Walker concert – Allan was working, I was mad he made no plans for me – so last minute a friend had an extra ticket. (I wasn’t even sure who he was)
            41 – went to CA wine country
            45 – can’t remember
            50 – wasn’t that exciting since I don’t remember
            51 – we did something – trying to remember what that was

          • Jenka says:

            Wow, Barb. You need to step up your milestone birthday game! 🙂

        • Jenka says:

          Yeah, I’m kinda annoyed that we JUST went to Chicago because that would’ve been perfect for his birthday. But alas, we’ll just have to find some other place on this giant planet to go!

          For my 50th we’re going on a luxury train ride through Scotland. I am about to book it here in the next couple of months.

    • Sally says:

      Can’t remember 55…so long ago………

    • David says:

      I had dinner at Buckhead Diner for my 30th with my wife and sister-in-law.
      Can’t remember the 35th.
      40th, I had a big party, a surprising amount of people came. I almost set my house on fire accidentally with a candle that was set to close to a shelf on my fireplace mantle. A transformer across the street blew up and put oil all over a friend’s car, who got an amazing detail job as a result courtesy of Georgia Power.
      45th, can’t remember.
      I guess I mostly do stuff on the 10s. I’ll have to work on the 5s going forward.

  7. steve says:

    I had a big party at JEFDSDR for 50 and was at a cycling meeting when I turned 60!

    Debbie says next month (or is it August) will be 20 years since our first date. She keeps up with that date. I just do the actual anniversary.

  8. Speaking of sleep, mine was awful last night. I was hoping the ride would put me out for the entire night, but I was awake at 1:30.

    Back from an already hot walk to get coffee at Joe’s. I was going to work WLF this afternoon, but it may be too GD not to do so.

  9. David says:

    In the no good deed goes unpunished department I rode my bike and multitasked by dropping off two packaged my daughter had prepaid labels for. I struck out at the carrier center behind Two Urban Licks, the mailbox was bolted shut. Pivoted to Little Five, another bolted mailbox and the post office was closed. Finally got smart and dropped them off at Intown Business Center in Inman Park, which is my go to for notary and package services. Nothing is ever easy!

    • You got a decent workout at least.

    • Barb says:

      many, many of the mailboxes that sit outside are now bolted/closed. I guess mail theft is a huge problem (I think older people still mail things, so there’s a better chance of finding aa check to copy, etc out there)

      • David says:

        It feels cruel, just take the damn things away if they’re going to bolt them down. Or put a sticker on them saying that they’re out of service. My first instinct this morning was to ride to the East Atlanta post office, but I wanted to ride the Beltline. I’ll listen to my damn instincts next time. Of course, who knows if it would have been open since the Little 5 post office wasn’t. I half-entertained riding to the post office on Piedmont at North Avenue, but I didn’t want to get fooled yet again.

        • The EAV post office boxes outside have heavy duty locks on them now. I think you can mail things using them, but I always drop off my rare card inside.

          • David says:

            These were padded envelopes that likely wouldn’t have fit into the “mail” slot. I’m glad I went to the private shipping place.

  10. Taking a friend to the airport around lunch time and was going to head toward Jonesboro for some good Mexican food. Oddly the two places at which I was considering to go to eat are either closed on Wednesday or only open Thursday-Sunday. Dangen!

  11. steve says:

    Not that one in Southlake we went to with Lisa so very long ago???

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