Yesterday afternoon I drove up to Sandy Springs to meet buddies for drinks at Hob Nob. Prior to our meetup I dropped stuff off at Goodwill, went to REI, made a stop into Total Wine, went into Academy Sports, and visited a small Indian grocery store called Krishna Grocery. I had two lucky experiences while running these errands. The first was at Academy Sports, where I found an aisle of shoes for 75% off the lowest marked price. I bought a pair of ASICS sneakers, Vans sneakers (my first pair of Vans, but these are not the checkerboard surf shoes you may associate with the brand), and Reef flip flops, all for $50! The second was at Krishna Grocery where I bought $15 worth of Indian spices that I couldn’t find in any of the grocery stores at which I normally shop.

I was a little concerned when the M6 balked at starting for a second or two as I went to head home. Today I need to put a new battery into the key fob. Upon getting home I threw some chicken nuggets into the air fryer for a late dinner, and nearly immediately fell asleep watching tv.

Tonight I am going to see Old 97s at Variety Playhouse. I will be meeting up with Lurker/David beforehand at Elmyr for a pre-concert meal. It’s been many years since I’ve eaten at Elmyr, mostly because I couldn’t stand the stench of cigarette smoke inside. As I understand, that should no longer be an issue.

I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was FABLE.

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23 Responses to 2023-09-15

  1. I’m glad that I didn’t have to supply reasons for my Connections groupings today because the final four for me were a mystery until the game explained their relationship.

  2. Barb says:

    if you ever see size 15 shoes on an excellent deal like that – let me know. Allan always needs reasonably priced shoes.

  3. Unfortunately I let a squash plant grow large enough to allow one of its leaves to cover the official WLF rain gauge, so I have no idea exactly how much fell last night. If I had to guess it would be somewhere around an inch?

    • Barb says:

      I’ve still got tomatoes growing out there – 3 or 4 of my 6 tomato plants have done awesome this year.

      • Excellent! I am letting another round volunteer tomato plants grow to see what comes from them. If history is to be believed these will be small, marble/grape/cherry tomatoes.

        • Barb says:

          I think all volunteers are small tomatoes – I’ve never had one be larger ones.

        • At UF I saw plants with large tomatoes grow as volunteers in a water treatment facility. Word had it that they used to give these tomatoes away, but then after analysis of the plants, given where they were growing, was a bad idea.

  4. David says:

    I’m looking forward to a night out in Little 5. Wordle in 4 starting with KNAVE. Mini in 45. Figured out one group in Connections and said fuck it on the rest. I just don’t care enough.

    • Funny, I love Connections, but I figured that was because I had a history of watching the British game show Only Connect.

      Mini in 1:05, I think. When I went back to check the time was 3:55:26. I’m pretty sure I was faster than that. Lol

      Committing to listening to Old 97s all afternoon in preparation for tonight.

  5. Steve says:

    Wordle in 5, which shoulda been 4. No connections yet.

    My new phone arrived yesterday and I spent the evening getting it all set up. I finally had to call Verizon to activate it, but it’s now online. It seems none of the passwords came over? Maybe that’s intentional, but still a pain.

    I haven’t looked at the rain gauge today, but while Debbie was at the chiropractor yesterday, we picked a solid inch. I need to ride but it may be indoors.


  6. Bob says:

    Had 3 letters in the wrong spot on Wordle, took me 5 tries to finally get it. Connections got it with 1 mistake.
    Ramble last was cooler but HUMID, I was melting by the end. Good times being a hooligan though.
    I sort of won a fight with my car dealer yesterday, made an appointment online and got an email saying the car may sit for 7 to 10 days before it is looked at. I told them that was BS and will lose me as a customer (been going there for like 10 years). They wrote back and said “how about we say it can be looked at within 4 days?” I said that is BS too and why are they taking appointments when they can’t look at the cars? How about I bring my truck by in 4 days and you look at it then? Finally got an email from the director of operations and he apologized and agreed to look at my car on Thursday, he is even throwing in a free valet where they come to the house and pick up the truck. We will see how this works out.

    • Ugh, that sucks. Though I have paid them a lot of lonely over the years my Morrow Mazda dealer has always done work promptly when I have made an appointment.

      • Bob says:

        That is the problem, they used to be awesome and would do warranty work super quick. It has just gotten so bad over the last few years I had to lash out at them.

        • Barb says:

          I’m with you – what’s the point of an appt is they can’t even look at it for a week? That’s so ridiculous. I raised hell about an oil change that was taking 2+ hours – I was demanding my keys back – all the sudden the car was almost one. I haven’t been back to the dealership since.

  7. Jenka says:

    You said you were going to Elmyr, which is totally fine, but I just want to put it out there that if for some reason Elmyr is not satisfactory do NOT, I repeat DO NOT, go to El Bandito. It is HORRIBLE. Like, HORRIBLE.

    Hello from the Skyclub on A concourse! Headed up to NYC for a long weekend to celebrate Kev’s 55th birthday (in 2 weeks). Looking forward to the food and fun activities.

    We didn’t want leftovers to sit in the fridge so we went to Surin for dinner last night. Delish!

  8. Barb says:

    I’m done with Suits – not a bad final episode.

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