What would you hope to have a few days prior to a weekend of cycling? Some sort of cold(/illness, of course. That is what I started battling yesterday. Clearly I will not be riding tonight, in fact I will probably do little more than lie on the couch and attempt to ride out the storm.

Dinner last night used some eggplant and peppers from WLF. Woot!

I solved today’s Wordle in six attempts; my starter today was REACH. I really thought I was poised to fail today.

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48 Responses to 2023-09-07

  1. Today’s Connections, no errors, was the least satisfying for me thus far.

  2. Barb says:

    I started watching Yellowstone last night.
    (Some cable station ran the entire series over the holiday weekend, so I have 47 episodes recorded)
    I got thru 3 episodes – not sure why people think this is such a great show. I’ll give it a few more, but I’m just not sure about it. Allan isn’t interested, he said there are no redeeming characters. How he knows without watching it? I’m just not sure.

    • I’ve heard of it but not started watching. I won’t anytime soon either, because over the weekend I started watching three AppleTV shows — Home, Hijack, and The After Party.

  3. steve says:

    Wordle in 5- these MF’s almost pissed me off today… and Debbie says my streak now has an asterisk.

    As the day wore on yesterday, I was feeling crappier and crappier. Nothing serious, just funk. Not bad today, so that’s good. Sorry you’re feeling poor.

    As neither of us were feeling great yesterday, we didn’t even cook dinner. We were both in bed by 9:30 and hadn’t turned on the TV at all.

    Catching up with yesterdays late discussion- I would be good for 30 miles on Sunday. I think too much more would be pushing it. And hopefully, you’ll need the recovery ride after Saturday, so 30 might be good.


  4. Sally says:

    Well I had good intentions of getting a good run in this morning….but no, half way through I find a small dog/puppy wondering the streets and almost hit twice….so I picked it up….he was scared at first but I finally got it to come to me….and I took it home. Now what to do. Took it to the vet…he is not chipped. I posted on Next Door so we’ll see. Otherwise I will have to take to the shelter. I am leaving town in the morning so I can’t keep it. Wordle in 4 starting with HOUSE. No mistakes in Connections. Really easy one for sure. Taking the pup withe me to work.

  5. David says:

    Wordle in 4 today starting with HORSE.

    Today marks the return of the prodigal yoga student. I am prepared to have my ass kicked six ways to Sunday. I dropped out back in January because the class was getting more intense than I could handle given current external circumstances. Enough dust has settled for me to get back into it. The week after next I’ll be going twice a week.

    Regarding Sunday, let me know the consensus as to which trailhead to meet up at. I’m planning on riding from Florence Road and convening by way of the trail, in case anyone else is up for that approach. If lunch is on the agenda, Google says Knucklehead Cafe is permanently closed. Rails opens at 11:00, Exotic Que opens at noon. Having eaten at both, I think Rails is the better option.

  6. Jenka says:

    You all said Connections was easy so I did it today. What a great puzzle! I like it when it’s easy! Plus it had one of my favorite movies of all time.

    Designer guy came over and we made some solid decisions regarding counters, tile, and fixtures. I still have some things to decide once he gets me more information.

    We’re doing a stove with downdraft ventilation because the hood really cuts into the space between the kitchen and dining room. Barb, is your new Wolf a downdraft or regular hood ventilation? Just curious to see how it works. I am a little nervous about this.

    Most importantly: my crockpot chili came out amazing.

    • steve says:

      JEFDSDR had a downdraft hood. I don’t think it was ever an issue. The only issue was the raising and lowering of the hood itself, which is unrelated to it’s ability to function.

      • Jenka says:

        This is great to know, thanks Steve! They showed us one with the raised/lowered hood, and then another one that sucks the air down from the range itself. I told them I would need to see that in person. How do they keep that from getting clogged with spilled food?!

    • Barb says:

      Jenka – ours is a regular hood. The brand is I think BEST – its SUPER quiet – it’s amazing. I know they have downdrafts – because a friend (Rachel aka Bitchfork) got 1. We got our stove & vent hood from Payne Appliances in Chamblee – they were amazing to work with.

    • David says:

      Jenka, I’ve had a downdraft for 20 years now, and I’m on my second range with it. AMA. Mine has always been built into the center of the stovetop. It did severely limit my options for replacing what came with the house, I had two choices, basically knobs on top or knobs in front. I didn’t look at super high-end stuff, so there could be other options. I’ve never had a problem with food getting stuck in the middle. There is a metal-based filter that you can pull out and clean should the need arise. I guess it depends upon how aggressive your cooking style is. 😉

  7. Come to the conclusion that Peacock shows too many commercials during the Vuelta for me.

  8. Barb says:

    2.75 mile walk – damn, its humid out again.
    Heading to the Marietta Square to hear a friend sing at 1200 – they are having a Thursday Brown Bag concert.

  9. Sometimes when you are limiting yourself to food in the house you make “interesting” choices. Today’s lunch will be pigs in blankets using fake meat hot dogs and Pillsbury pizza crust.

    Obviously a pack of eight hot dogs is more than I can eat in one sitting, so I will have leftovers for days.

  10. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 5. I don’t want to talk about Connections.

    I went in to work today to take staff photos and participate in a culture audit. As always with those things, it will be interesting to see if anything comes from it.

    I’m still feeling puny today. Hopefully whatever has been ailing us and Paulie passes quickly. I need to get a ride in today since I missed yesterday.

    I’m covering for someone at work tomorrow; here’s praying that it is busy. Fridays can really drag.

  11. Bob says:

    Been lurking a bit but keeping up. I’ll try to make the ride on Sunday, Rambo lot at 10.

  12. I desperately want to get up and do things, but Goddammit I’m still feeling crappy.

    • David says:

      I hear your frustration. I find that if I get sick, I get better much faster if I just stop and be sick. When I used to try to push through being sick, I’d end up being sick for much longer.

      Separate from that, my “wife” is a veterinarian who does a lot of Eastern medicine, meaning using herbs and acupuncture. Years ago she turned me on to these herbs: https://www.amazon.com/Chiao-Classic-Planetary-Herbals-Tabs/dp/B001F8RH0W If you take four of these at the *very first sign* of any respiratory ailment, it often knocks it out. I also take these proactively if anyone around me gets sick or is having that initial first sign. Once you’re sick, it’s too late. With that said, everyone else in my house got COVID except for me, and the last time I had a cold was prior to COVID.

      • Trying to let the illness run its course, but it’s frustrating. After Tuesday’s riding debacle I’m not even upset that I can’t ride tonight, though I will be pissed if I can’t ride Saturday and Sunday.

  13. I just peeked at WLF from above and noticed that the collard plants I put into the ground yesterday morning look all but dead. I just turned on the sprinkler, I’m hoping that they come back.

  14. Been spending many hours the past two days watching a YouTube channel called Post 10 where the guy goes around and clears drainage culverts, as a hobby. If he’s not a hasher he certainly has the correct mindset to become one.

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