Happy belated anniversary to this blog. As of yesterday I have been spilling my guts for nineteen years.
It was a “different” weekend for me. Friday and Saturday mostly involved drinking beer at a bar. Want to take a stab where most of my money is being spent?
Speaking of spending money, I thought my hand was going to be forced into buying a new iPhone on Saturday when my trusty “old” (four year) iPhone XS refused to wake from its slumber. I finally used some Google Foo to learn the button sequence I needed to press in order to shake it back to life, and I was never so relieved to see that Apple logo appear. I intend to get a new iPhone soon, but have been dragging my feet due to “Heatgate” and trying to figure out how I can lower my monthly cellphone bill.
Yesterday I did my first Meetup hike. It was a bit confusing figuring out where to meet the meetup group since Clinton Nature Preserve in Villa Rica has a couple of different parking areas. The phrase “look for people pretending to stretch” entered my head as I scanned people wondering if they were Meetup participants. The small group, perhaps twelve of us, equally divided amongst men and women, hiked eight miles at a fairly fast pace (at least for me). It reminded me, perhaps too much, like hashing. I liked Clinton Nature Preserve, and was surprised that I’ve never hashed there. I’d bet a lot of money that the hash, specifically Black Sheep or Wheelhopper, has hashed there, but I have not. I was told that normally a subset of the hiking group goes out for beer/dinner after the hike, but this was not the case yesterday. Since I was “in the neighborhood” I intended to head to Hixtown Brewing in Villa Rica, but then I saw a text from Dean/Jackass inviting me to Flat Iron. Since I have been a bad friend, I decided to drive back to East Atlanta to meet him instead.
Although it pleases some, I’m not ready for this cooler weather. My body doesn’t handle abrupt temperature changes well, and I’m suffering from the ramifications of this today as I don’t feel particularly well. The house temperature just reached 65°F, so my heater kicked on. This might be the earliest I’ve used heat in many years; normally I can get into November before the heat comes on.
I solved today’s Wordle in five attempts; my starter today was STARE. My statistics told me to start with a different word, but I ignored that.