If you are in a good mood you may want to skip all the way to the Wordle blurb at the bottom. Tomorrow will be positive, I promise.
It’s tough planning for an uncertain future. I’ve had little motivation to do even simple things like go to Lowe’s for WLF needs. This year has been my toughest, and not 100% due to the situation in Florida. I’ve been in some disconcerting problems very recently, which I was hoping would resolve itself, but hasn’t. Even for a body which has had more than its fair share of weird maladies, this isn’t right. Later this week I plan to make a doctor appointment to investigate this. I’ll not say more until I know more.
Short term planning (September) includes a trip up to Raleigh this Labor Day weekend, the Wilson 100 on the 9th (I signed up just before the price increase Saturday. The weird thing was that I couldn’t get an XL t-shirt because it wasn’t an option, so I settled for a L), and making a commitment to myself to go midweek camping for a few days (I’ve not camped since BRAG. Admittedly the thought of camping in the heat we’ve had this summer has made it unappealing.) at least once. I’m also thinking of doing some day-trip cycling again this year, though the thought of rogue country dogs and mechanical problems in the middle of nowhere concern me more than they did in the past. While I still am unemployed I want/need to take advantage of my availability.
What a nerve wracking day for the team time trial at the Vuelta a España on Saturday! Rain, wet roads, a slick start ramp, and darkness wreaked havoc.
I went to the Atlanta United game on Saturday night. I decided to ride Marta, but it’s been so long since I’ve ridden the train that my Breeze card expired. What a fucking money grab Breeze cards are. I had to pay $2 for the privilege of riding Marta and owning another card that will expire some day. Packed like sardines on the westbound train after the game, I got off just in the nick of time as a chorus of “Sweet Caroline” inside the train started as I stepped onto the platform.
It’s Monday during Bundesliga so if you guessed that I am a dejected Werder Bremen fan you’d be correct. Werder Bremen, who seem to find new ways to disappoint, lost 1-0 to Freiburg by giving up the losing goal five minutes into extra time at the end of the game. After two weeks at the bottom of the table (league standings) I predict that Werder Bremen will again get relegated to Bundesliga 2 at season’s end, and with that I will stop being a supporter; I hope that I am incorrect.
I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was RUGBY.