It’s been two years since I had my last enjoyable hash outing. Yesterday I tossed my hash bag, which given its broken zippers and ripped pockets was good for little else other than using for hashing.

How has it only been a week since I returned from Florida? It feels as if my life has been completely altered by that trip. One of the things I realized that I should have done was transport my mother’s ashes to Atlanta, in case I got a wild hair to take her to her final resting place in May; now that’s not an option.

Last night I tried going for a walk. I made it up to the EAV Farmers Market, where I became depressed (don’t ask, just accept it) so I left quickly and headed out for distance. Not too much later I realized that my post-COVID (?) constrained respiratory system was going to make this a laborious walk, so I returned home immediately.

I noticed another sign of Shrinkflation today that has probably been happening longer than I realized. The “half gallon” of almond milk I picked up the other day is not 64 ounces, but rather 52 ounces. In this instance I don’t care too greatly because I actually made money by picking it up; I had a Kroger coupon to get it free, and then iBotta gave me $1.50 for buying it.

Weekend plans? For me I will be attending Enema’s and Saddle Sores’s party on Sunday. Other than that my weekend is wide open.

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

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38 Responses to 2024-04-05

  1. Took advantage of a chilly April morning to fire up the oven and make a breakfast casserole. Yum!

  2. Steve says:

    Wordle in 3!

    After more fun testing Zoom problems, I shut down and continued weed whacking the driveway. Not sure what’s going on with the machine, but it doesn’t want to run well with less that half a tank. I also took out some volunteer trees along the road frontage. That will need the bush hog to get looking better.

    Apparently another big crash at a spring classic yesterday. Paris-Roubaix is Sunday and even for those of us who don’t have Peacock, it will be on CNBC.

    We’ll see you Sunday!!


  3. Barb says:

    Kevin & I are thinking about going for a hike Saturday – not early – probably start late morning. No idea where yet.
    If you are interested in joining us.

  4. Barb says:

    Question –
    where should Allan & I go to dinner Saturday night – in the Atlanta city limits. (he’s working)
    I’m thinking sushi / ramen / something asian, but – that isn’t set in stone.
    Any suggestions are welcome.

    Preferably with parking, but I could go to the fire house & ride with him as he can park his paramedic truck wherever.

    • Barb says:

      BTW Steve – if you & Debbie want to celebrate a day early – you could join us?

      • Steve says:

        My old high school is having their annual all class get together tomorrow afternoon and I generally go, but I could go later and drag Debbie with me, then we could meet up.

    • Jenka, I think you are the Subject Matter Expert for this.

      • Jenka says:

        I am indeed. Guys, I’m confused — are you meeting in town or in East Point? Give me some direction and I have a few ideas.

        • Barb says:

          Jenka – as long as it is in ATL city limits, we are good.
          Who knows if Steve & Debbie will join us, those reunion things can end up being fun.

          Allan’s fire house is in West End – but it doesn’t matter where (as long as we can park somewhere)

          • Jenka says:

            Wagamama is in the west end and it’s pretty good. I haven’t been there but it’s got great reviews. I have no idea what the parking is like.


            If you’re willing to traverse the city to Poncey Highland, there is Jinya which, in my opinion, has the best ramen in the city. It’s amaaaaazing. There’s a parking lot in the back facing the Publix.


          • Barb says:

            Wagamama is in the west end?
            – looks like its on Howell Mill.

            Their website is crazy- doesn’t show any locations in Atl, but then you can make a reservation, but really you can’t – it takes you to open table & they aren’t listed. ?

            Jinya looks interesting – that has promise.

          • Jenka says:

            Those of us in town consider that whole Howell Mill area as part of the west end.

            Surprisingly there are very few Asian places west of the connector!

            I hesitate to mention Ruby Chow’s. It’s AMAZING but it’s right next to Ponce City Market and that whole are is a complete zoo, especially on a Saturday night.

          • Barb says:

            oh Jenka – West End & Westside are VERY different places.
            West End is barely gentrified. (south of 20) Westside – is VERY gentrified.

            but anyway – thanks for the ideas. someday we will go to Jinya.

            But when I started looking at the Westside area – I remembered we had talked about going to The Woodall.
            So – not ramen, not sushi – just a regular nice restaurant.

          • David says:

            I agree with Barb, Jenka your impression of westside/West End is a bit dated. 🙂

          • Jenka says:

            Hah! It’s funny because I’m the newest Atlanta resident in this group. 🙂

            Barb, I’ve never heard of the Woodall but your description makes me want to check it out!

  5. Sally says:

    Wordle in 3 starting with GREAT. 2 mistakes in Connections: yellow, blue, green, purple. Strands was pretty easy.

    Didn’t know Enema and Saddle Sores were having a party. Um??? I will probably do the Black Sheep Hash on Sunday. I have a rare Saturday off. Might ride, might run, might hike, might do yard work. I haven’t decided yet. I am dog sitting Jasper who forces me to run every morning. Lots of energy.

    Made cheese and grits this morning. White Speckled Grits from Nora Mill Granary in Helen. Best dang grits.

    I hope it warms up in the next few weeks. STU is just around the corner. 🙂

    • Barb says:

      I guess you aren’t on the Enema & Saddles Sores short list Sally. Sorry. I think Katherine just turned 65, I was talking to her about bike riding since she’s finally almost heaed from her horsey fall. Its mostly NOT hashers – but at least I’ll know a few people.

      If you want to go hiking with me & Kevin – let me know.
      We are also planning to ride Sunday – but that will carry over into Black Sheep time.

    • They probably assumed you’d be at Black Sheep, you wanker you. :*

  6. I’ve been in WLF for the last hour, mostly burning some scrap wood in the firepit.

  7. Jenka says:

    Met up with one of Kevin’s former partners in the firm who has become a dear friend, and her boyfriend, at Highland Tap last night. That place still does some hoppin’ business! It was packed, and good for them.

    This week without Finn we’ve been out every night. I know that Friday night is supposed to be Burger Night (TM), but I think I’m too tired.

    • Barb says:

      I tried to go to Highland Tap one night a few months ago with a friend – they had an hour wait!
      We didn’t have time for that, so ended up at Fontaine’s.

  8. Barb says:

    heard there was a 4.8 earthquake in NJ –
    my coworkers in NY & PA felt it

  9. David says:

    Much needed massage today, on Venmo I put “the great unwinding” in the description field. Wordle in 4, no time for anything else. Barb, I’ll wave at you again this afternoon on my way out to Kennesaw. I’m attending a cornhole event as a sponsor.

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