Given that I was awake at 4:30am and did a 7+ hour drive yesterday I shouldn’t have been surprised that I was tired early. However, I think I fell asleep last night around 8:30pm while watching a pretty decent documentary (if you are into photography) called Everybody Street. The documentary, which was released in 2013, talks to street photographers in New York, and contains some pretty amazing images from the past fifty (relative to 2013) or so years.

Yesterday I planted about eight of the purple (Adirondack Blue) seed potatoes that I purchased at Tractor Supply. I should have also sown some of the potatoes in the house which have sprouted eyes. It’s been my experience that seed potatoes are great, but store bought potatoes which sprout eyes also produce decent results. I will probably find a few places to stick these other potatoes too, especially since none are of the Adirondack Blue variety.

It wasn’t until this morning that I realized that I should have gone grocery shopping yesterday. Clearly I am not going to starve, hell, I have the makings for a peanut butter sandwich on hand, which is what I will eat for breakfast today, but man, all I can think about are eggs. Guess what one of today’s chores will be… I have considered going out for breakfast, there are so many places that I want to revisit, but I’m feeling poor and fat the moment, so that’s not happening.

Wordle: five, my starter was CRASH
Connections: perfect, Green > Yellow > Purple > Blue

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43 Responses to 2024-02-28

  1. Sally says:

    Good word today. Wordle in 4 starting with HOUSE. 3 mistakes in Connections. Was impatient trying to get yellow. Yellow, Green, Purple, Blue.
    Scofflaw Stride tonight with HOKA. Will be a little cooler for tonight’s run than last night.

  2. David says:

    Today’s word was quite apt for my Wordle fail. I had the first two letters in 2 and inexorably was drawn over the cliff. One miss in Connections, but I did nail purple first.

    I turned in Chapter 5 yesterday, starting to get close to a tipping point.

  3. Huh, my friend Bill just sent me an Eater article mentioning that DBA Barbecue in VaHi has closed. Another of my favorites bites the dust because I have little intention to drive to Chastain or Clarkston to eat their food.

    • Jenka says:

      Wow, really? I walked past it a couple of weeks ago on my way to Mali and was thinking how long it’s been around.

      • Apparently announced on February 15th that is was closing the original location on February 25th.

        • David says:

          I was disappointed to learn that the Butter & Cream ice cream store closed their Beltline location back in October. I clearly haven’t been on the Beltline for a minute. That was one of Lucas’ go-to places. Fortunately, he’s perfectly content with Big Softie in Summerhill. I am pretty well addicted to their Cheez-It brittle. I was proud of Lucas for doing a quick Internet search last night to check Butter & Cream’s hours before we walked around the corner to it from Glide. They closed for “undisclosed reasons” after being in business for 5 years, which to me translates to the landlord presented some untenable terms on the renewal lease.

  4. Barb says:

    I went down to the SW side to Camp Creek Pkwy last night to meet Lennie for dinner.
    ended up at a Japanese Steakhouse – what a weird experience.

    We decided to not sit at the hibachi table – as it was much quieter over near the sushi bar & we could talk. Waiter was good, but brought us plastic silverware. This place wasn’t cheap, so what was up with that? We asked for real silverware & he brought it eventually. Allan paid the tab, and said they had added a 15% gratuity – there was 3 of us???
    My guess from looking around (& thinking stereotypically which isn’t nice) that their clientele must not tip very well.

    Anyway – it was fun to see Lennie – and he starts his 2000+ mile drive across country back to Phoenix this morning in this truck he got in Savannah. (yuck)

    • Jenka says:

      Are you saying yuck to Savannah or the 2000 mile drive?

      A lot of places automatically add gratuity these days. I would be happy if we all just stopped tipping and paid a fair price for prepared meals, but in the absence of that utopia I am fine with restaurants adding a charge. The restaurant we went to last night charged us $9 for staff health insurance. Now THAT I enthusiastically support.

      • I would actually like a 2000 mile drive, as long as I had ample time and a trustworthy vehicle.

        Yeah, this automatic tip thing is BS. Raise the prices to a fair wage price and stop this financial three card Monte that we have played for too long. Besides, my base tip is 20%, so a 15% automatic tip costs the server money because I’m not will to do the math to make up the difference.

        • David says:

          I saw an Instagram video where a black-owned restaurant now charges their patrons a $20 live band fee. The Ticketmaster phenomenon is spreading everywhere. And I saw that Wendy’s is going to start doing dynamic pricing next year, meaning they’ll raise and lower prices on items based upon demand. No thank you, I have plenty enough moving targets in my life, I’ll go hungry before I go through the “well, do I feel lucky” cerebration involved to figure out if I’m about to overpay for fucking fast food.

        • Barb says:

          I don’t mind them adding the tip, it just surprised us, and at 15%, just a weird amount. (and – extra math skills)
          We have learned to look closely at the check these days – I don’t mind tipping for good service, but double tipping does annoy me.

      • Barb says:

        come on Jenka – the 2000+ mile drive! 😉
        Lennie was only in Savannah long enough to get off the plane & got to the truck place.
        I told him we will go back some day – its a cool town.

    • David says:

      That’s so strange about the silverware, I guess a lot of people walk off with the real stuff? What a bizarre experience all around.

      Lucas and I went to Glide Pizza for the first time last night. In New York we walked by a 99 cent pizza place that Lucas scoffed at, saying how could that be any good. I said “Dude, just you wait and see.” The next day I took him to the 99 cent place around the corner from our hotel, that is now his favorite pizza ever. Given that Glide sells NYC style pizza, we gave it a shot. Lucas still prefers Fellini’s if he’s eating locally. I do agree that the cheese pizza is fine, but the slice I had that had pimento cheese, jalapenos, and mushro0ms, and a couple of other things was outstanding. I also liked the slice that had pork sausage, capers, and onions. I had to wait 15 minutes for that slice and every bite was worth it. I randomly ran across Jon Stewart’s rant against Chicago-style pizza this morning and found it to be quite amusing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzXIpp59eoU I do love me some Gino’s East from Chicago, and always fly at least one whole pizza back with me every time.

      Are there any other NYC style pizza places that Lucas and I should investigate in Atlanta?

  5. Jenka says:

    We went to Ticonderoga Club for dinner last night, you can make a reservation for the bar, which is awesome. I had the fried clams, which are not in any way authentic but at least it reminds me of home. It’s our last Date Night for a while because starting today we have Finn all through next week.

    • David says:

      I’ve been to Ticonderoga Club once for drinks, and I absolutely love that place.

      • Barb says:

        I was thinking – Ticonderoga Club – that sounds familiar – where the hell is it? So, google maps to the rescue – Krog Street!

        • Jenka says:

          It’s a great place, food and service are superb, but it’s small and in high demand. As we walked in yesterday a couple were in front of us, they had just walked up and asked for a table! The guy was like, “uuuhm, we are booked until 9:00.”

  6. Steve says:

    About to go down in flames on Wordle. Last guess…missing first and 3rd letter.

    A quiet night. Just some Jeopardy tournament. Dogs were wound up last night and finally had to kick them out. Shoulda rode, but was just wiped after a long day.


  7. Jenka says:

    WOOT! Got Wordle in TWO starting with STEAL.

    Connections perfect: yellow > purple > green > blue.

  8. Debbie says:

    Wordle in 3 starting with AISLE. Finished Connections – green, yellow, blue, purple. I used up all the mistakes on yellow. I have never heard of the 4th type but found it thru elimination and a wag.

    I was also tired yesterday. My doctor put me on hormone therapy and said I’d feel like a million bucks after a couple weeks. So far, I feel like I’ve been hit by a truck. I’ll give it the two weeks, but not impressed at all so far.

    Chiro, riding, website updates and taxes today. Planning to make my day off productive since the last two evenings have been shot.

  9. Steve says:

    Oh Irony of ironies!! in 6!

    Yea me!!

  10. Glad I decided to cut my walk short because I had no idea that a severe thunderstorm is about to blow through Atlanta.

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