Choring and riding sums up my day yesterday.

I’ve lost some respect for Jon Bon Jovi. In the most recent Smartless episode he revealed that he’s a big Patriots fan? C’mon, he’s over sixty and a son of New Jersey, clearly he should have been brought up liking one of the two metro New York teams. I wonder what other winning teams in other sports he’s chosen to be his favorite.

Your lucky numbers today are: 2-4-0

Wordle: four, my starter was DAILY
Connections: perfect, Yellow > Green > Blue > Purple

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27 Responses to 2024-04-24

  1. David says:

    So yo, da sports rules are sports the rules, huh? You get dealt a shitty team by geography, you love that shitty team matter what? Is that how it works? Christ, I’m glad I have no interest in sports.

    I had 87 pages of dialog with ChatGPT 4 yesterday and came away with almost the entirety of a marketing web site for StudentExcel. I say almost because I ran over a daily usage limit snd they throttled me down to ChatGPT 3.5, which feels like using crayons in comparison. Among other things, ChatGPT dubbed me a “Pillar of Excel Education” and had clearly Googled me to know how many books that I’ve written and how many webinars I’ve taught. Not only did it help me transform my rough notes into individual pages, it so gave me suggestions for top level buttons and a proposed site map.

    I also realized that I’ve been chilling away st teaching Excel to college students for over a decade. I had undiagnosed ADHD for several years of that, two young children, and a marriage that was steadily splintering. So of course I’m only now getting serious about marketing.

    Wordle in 5, two misses on Connections, Strands was NBD.

  2. Bob says:

    I got a ride in last night too, Jekyll brewing is 8.5 miles away so I rode past it to the 10 mile turn around for a 20 mile ride with a beer stop 🙂
    Laura’s family is coming over for dinner tonight to celebrate Travis’s birthday, can you believe he turns 16 tomorrow? Crazy!

    • Barb says:

      look at you Bob – training for BRAG. 😉

      We might get a bike ride in tomorrow night, or maybe Friday night

  3. Barb says:

    Allan’s family is from Cincinnati – and he is not a Bengals fan. He chose to be a Browns fan. I don’t think geography “has” to be why you decide to like a team.
    This observation comes from an Iowa girl – we have ZERO pro teams in Iowa – so – we have to just pick a team from somewhere else.

  4. Sally says:

    When I ran the Boston Marathon one year I ate pizza at this family owned joint. They were clearly from Boston and were Falcon Fans. Mainly because growing up they could get the Falcons on the TV. Patriots weren’t televised unless it was a sold out game.

    WORDLE in 3 starting with PLAYS. Connectioins: yellow, blue, purple, green. Took me a while to figure out Strands.

    • Jenka says:

      There are middle aged Braves fans all over the country because of TBS showing Braves games in the 90s.

  5. Jenka says:

    GO PATS! That said, you can’t account for sports fandom. One of my co-workers grew up in Florida and is a huge Red Sox fan.

    OMG, the concert last night was AMAAAAAAAAAZING! One of the top 5 concerts of my life! Also, the venue is really cool, I will definitely go back there.

    Currently working from my hotel room in Alpharetta, will pack up and head home in about an hour once rush hour dies down.

    • Barb says:

      so glad you had fun last night – but – did Kevin enjoy it?

      and yes – that Alpharetta amphitheater is not a bad place at all.
      and – I have even listened to a concert from just outside on a little hill – not a bad way to be cheap!

      • Jenka says:

        He doesn’t obsess over the Postal Service like I do, but he loved the concert. I wouldn’t go to that amphitheater in the summer but it was perfect in 70 degrees!

    • Bob says:

      I’m surprised I didn’t hear the concert last night. I can usually hear something. One evening I heard a concert so looked to see who it was. What I heard was the opening band for Chris Stapleton, I grabbed a cooler and a chair and jumped on the onewheel and headed to the amphitheater. I sat on a sidewalk outside and heard a great concert! No crowds, cheap beer, no traffic going home, and it was free, good times!

      • Jenka says:

        I’m surprised too, it was pretty loud! As an old person I was glad to be away from the speakers.

        I don’t know how you live up there. *ducks*

        • Barb says:

          you get used to the ‘burbs –
          Traffic in town drives me as nuts as being in the ‘burbs does. And – being able to have a big garage & not have to worry about my car being broken into is a plus.

          • Jenka says:

            Traffic in town doesn’t bother me, especially as I have my ways around it. In the burbs you’re in three lanes of traffic in each direction and you wait 12 minutes for every light to change. Ugh. But anyway, to each their own!

  6. Transplanting squash seedlings today. My documentation is lacking, I unfortunately relied on my memory, and after inspecting the seeds which hadn’t germinated, that was clearly a mistake. I though these were North Georgia Candy Roaster squash plants, but the shape of the seeds look more like butternut or spaghetti squash.

  7. Barb says:

    Menopause The Musical was entertaining last night at The Strand theater (Marietta Square)
    I need to look up some of the lyrics – as with many plays – sometimes the acoustics, etc make it tough to understand all the words. It was pretty funny, and I think there may have been 5 guys total in the audience. (which is more than I expected)

  8. Bob says:

    RAGBRAI registration complete, game on!!
    ^^Mainly for Paulie since he is not on Facebook :-)^^

    • Look at you, leading the charge! At the ride last night there was talk by some of banditing. I will sign up soon.

      Related: I am trying to figure out which BRAG bus ride I will take, Savannah to Atlanta, or Atlanta to Savannah. I have some timing issues to assess.

      • Bob says:

        I even created a ChattaHooligan team.

        Savannah to Atlanta after BRAG would be rough, you know some people won’t shower and just get on the bus, yuck! Although it’s only 4 hours so not as bad as others like Brunswick

  9. Jenka says:

    Utter failure on Strands Connections, I got blue and then crashed and burned.

    Success with Strands, although I had to use one hint.

  10. Steve says:

    Wordle in 5, embarrassingly.

    I know only Paulie will see this, but stage one is in the books. 71 starters- one pulled the pin about a mile in (sick) and I think a couple more dropped out, but it was a good day.

    Found the close by pub with a good porter and enjoyed that for lunch..plan to go run for dinner, but first, a nap!

    – FP

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