Watched an episode of “That’s My Time with David Letterman” at Betsy’s last night, thought it was pretty good.

A terrible night of sleep and aching legs have already altered my day, postponing the morning Stone Mountain bike ride I was going to take until tomorrow.

I can’t wait for the first time I once again experience a genuine smile and laugh. Being sad all of the time sucks.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was FROWN

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Sweltering twenty-mile ride last night. When I was done my kit was as wet as if I had jumped into a lake.

I have found a replacement for the “Great British Bake Off”, it’s called “Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year”. It’s a British competition painting show with the same mood as GBBO. Thus far I have watched the seasons from 2916 and 2017 free with ads using the Tubi app; I am not sure if the show survived the pandemic, but I guess I will eventually find out.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was DRAIN

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Why did I even look at hashing pages?!?! Yesterday I looked at the hashers registered for Saturday’s AH4 40th Anniversary. STUPID STUPID STUPID PAULIE!!! Last night’s Moonlite hash started at Brownwood Park (Again?!?! It seems to start there more often since I quit hashing!), at least I wasn’t dumb enough to go to the start…

Trying to figure out what I am going to do this weekend since I won’t be at any of the hashes, for obvious reasons. Maybe I will go out of town because I feel that I need to get away from here. [update: plan for weekend getaway made, sorry, WLF! Ironically I will be going very near where everything began to fall apart. Follow me on Strava if you want to know more.]

Weather forecast for the next ten days appears to have highs in the mid-90s with no rain. I might have to buy another sprinkler if I want to keep WLF alive.

I solved today’s Wordle in two attempts; my starter today was TRACE

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 185.6 pounds (+0.2 from my weigh-in two weeks ago)

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Even though it hid a lot of blemishes and gave me the appearance of having an upper lip I decided that I don’t want to die a bearded man, so I shaved yesterday. It was a symbolic move that reminds me that I can’t go back in time and make things okay. It has been ten weeks now and I am still extremely sad and angry, and haven’t been able to change that no matter what I do.

I need to get my financial documentation in order as soon as possible.

Don’t read those sentences and think that I plan to off myself soon, but there will be a day, most likely due to cardiac failure, that I will be gone. Oh how ironic it will be if I die of a literal broken heart.

The four segment trip I was hoping to accomplish next week has hit some snags. As the GPSs say, “Recalculating…”

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was CLEAN

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It’s interesting when things that I think will cheer me up do just the opposite. Last night I started re-watching “Ted Lasso”, and just like “A Man Called Ove”, it mad me sad.

I guess that I am missing the BRAG lifestyle, because this morning I am considering going out on a bike ride. It’s 5:00am as I type this, so I may talk myself out of a ride by sunrise.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was HEART

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I relaxed a lot and ate poorly yesterday.

Even though it now brings me tinges of sadness, I like seeing fireflies this time of year.

WLF can’t handle many more storms like the ones that passed through the last two nights.

I solved today’s Wordle in on my last attempt; my starter today was RELAY

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Well, my BRAG is over. I am glad that I did it, but unfortunately in riding nearly two hundred miles over three days I never found “Happy Paulie”, he may be gone for good. What I did find were long rides, sore muscles, knees, and nether regions, a bleeding chin (not from falling, from a bump I discovered on the drive down and couldn’t stop scratching), a lot of beer (some good, some bad), a bunch of great friends, some delicious Italian ice, and a lot of hurry up and waiting for nearly everything. I rode most of the first day with the fast kids, and nearly all of the second and third days alone. The farm tours advertised were a complete bust. After four hours on the bike yesterday I hopped onto the non-air-conditioned BRAG school bus (the same one that I rode to Iowa six years ago) for a 2:45 ride from Dublin to Columbus; it wasn’t pleasant. We arrived in Columbus after 6:00pm, I promptly hit a Burger King for an Impossible Whopper with fries and a Coke, and then drove home.

Here is a Chattahooligan Team Photo:
My BRAG 2022
Guess who is the only one not wearing a team jersey? #OneOfTheseThingsIsNotLikeTheOther
On the ground is Franklin, BRAG’s owner/organizer.

Would I do it again? Maybe.

Today I have to figure out how to dry my tent from Monday’s rain.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was STORM

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BRAG Day 2 was a bit of a slog. I rode nearly 69 miles, which I will have to do again today, and had difficulty. It’s probably a good thing that I am only doing BRAG Lite.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was SHARE

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My first BRAG day was hard, I pushed my limits for 62 miles. It was a good day, and I even got to see ITP-Reader Steve at the intown party. I already have a BRAG name, it’s “Eeyore”. How apropos, because that was my nickname in college.

I solved today’s Wordle in three attempts; my starter today was CRUSH

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Yesterday was a very busy day choring out of the house from 06:30am – 04:30pm, and then I returned home and shut everything down.

Apple did me a solid by completely replacing my AirPods Pro since my defective ones were still under warranty.

Only downside of the day was finding out that one of the Beyond Meat Jerky packages I purchased at Target had been opened in the store. I will attempt to get a replacement today, and if I can’t at least it won’t cost nearly as much as replacing AirPods Pro.

Not sure my knees (ligaments/tendons/menisci) are ready for my upcoming adventure, only time will tell. I’ll try to post on Monday from Thomaston, Georgia, assuming I make it there.

I solved today’s Wordle in four attempts; my starter today was RAISE

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