Made the best of yesterday by working from home after the tire incident. By doing so and not having a commute I was also able to cook my lunch — tomato soup, get in an hour on the trainer, and cook my dinner — a modified version of a chicken curry in which I used tofu, sweet potato, and butternut squash instead of chicken. You are correct if you thought “Paulie must be using up odds and ends in his pantry and refrigerator“. Both meals were interesting and unique tasting; I have no regrets with either.

Today I’m off to the Waschsalon, office, and later meeting some friends at Benchwarmers for a couple of beers.

With the exception of a birthday party tomorrow night this weekend might find me staying at home a lot. I feel like I need to get some rest and do some organizing and cleaning.

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Oh yeah, a blog post.


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Hump Day.
That’s all I have today.

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Enjoyable evening with friends. We started at the Surfer Den at Beetlecat (not Barcelona after all), my dinner group then went upstairs and ate at Beetlecat (the other half went to Char), and then we all reconvened for a dessert of gelato at a place called “Voga”.

Related to a comment discussion yesterday I am on a self-imposed two-week grocery store hiatus in order to use up some of the things I have already in my pantry and freezer. The only exception will be made for perishables such as vegetables.

Yesterday was a good day of exercise, 60 minutes on the trainer, and a two-mile walk to dinner; today I rest my weary legs.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 210.0 pounds (+0.6 from last week’s weigh-in); I forgot that it was Tuesday and ate breakfast before weighing myself.

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Hope your MLK Jr Day is going swimmingly, and if you have to work today that the traffic was light.

After a weekend of fun times — hashing on Friday night, brewery hopping and seeing “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” on Saturday night, and hashing again yesterday — I am being lazy today.

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I’m a winner, just not a big one.

I attended “XYZ Corp’s” “Holiday Party” last night at Sweetwater Brewing. After eating vegetarian food for dinner and as I was consuming free beer I heard my raffle number get called. As I rarely win raffles I was thrilled, especially as I started thinking about choosing one of the three sets of Apple AirPods that were sitting on the prize table — and then I was handed a $25 Starbucks gift card as my prize. Dangen! Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to spend $25 at Starbucks, but I really wanted those AirPods as I am too frugal to buy them.

Barb, I made this Acorn Squash Soup last night. The recipe didn’t go as planned, but I managed to make alterations and wound up with a delicious soup.

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I will be in training all day so expect radio silence from my end. Run wild, play while the cat’s away!

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Looks like I’ll be joining the Root Canal Club on February 7th. And, it looks like the journey which started last June regarding this tooth will wind up costing me over $3000; I might have been able to renovate my tiny bathroom with that amount of money. Poop.

I decided to lick my proverbial wounds by skipping German class, going to a Goodwill in Marietta (buying two shirts in which I can warm-weather hash for $5), buying some beer at the package store next to the Goodwill, and then (after passing Tasty China Smyrna) eating meat at a Chinese buffet, all before fighting traffic home and being a lump on the couch for the rest of the night.

Fellini's Pizza

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I think that my internet pipes must have frozen overnight as data is moving glacially slow this morning. Thanks, AT&T!

Root canal consultation today. Oh boy!

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 209.4 pounds (-1.6 from last week’s weigh-in); the number is good but I am developing quite the under-my-beltline pot belly. 😢

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After a very fun weekend of drinking and hashing I had a heck of a time getting going this morning. I’m at the Waschsalon now, about to attempt to start my work day from here to limit the amount of time that I need to be in the office.

Busy week ahead.

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