8 August 2021

Phase 2 of 4 completed

Most of all the clothes are now taken care of. In all, got rid of about 220 pieces of clothes – that is 75% gone!

I have about 70 now – including motorcycle clothes, running clothes, office clothes, casual wear, sleep wear, yard work clothes and all that – for both winter and summer.

I think I can go down 20 more to about 50. 10 are the funny T-shirts of this summer that will go away in a year. I think I still have 10-15 more than I need because I cannot gauge correctly how much winter clothes I might need. I have a sense between my running jackets, office jackets, motorcycle jackets, sweater and warm layers, I can go down a few more. But might need to go thru a winter and then make the call.

Phase 3 will be all the accessories – shoes, caps, gloves, socks etc.

Then will be Phase 4 – how to get the world’s largest suitcase!! 🙂

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8 August 2021

From the bartender’s corner – Tangaroa

I believe the name Tangaroa means the God of Ocean – Polynesian and Maori mythology. The drinks is in line with that visual of ocean beaches and hot summers. It is a mango based cocktail.

1 ounce of white rum and amber rum each, 1/4 ounce of amaretto and lime juice and 2 ounces of mango juice.

Garnish with a mango slice.

8 August 2021

Met the old Sunday morning runners’ group

This morning, I went to check out the new skateboarding rink. Good news – there were no kids there to laugh at me 🙂 On my way back, I went to the Starbucks that the old Sunday morning Bengali running group usually hangs out after the run.

I have not run with this group in probably over a couple of years. Even the coffee visits have become fairly rare. It was good to catch up with the old and new runners…

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7 August 2021

My friends from Ballground

Usually Sundays are the days I drop by at Barrel House Coffee in Ballground, GA. Get to catch up on some reading and blog writing as well as meet up with my familiar friends there. Today, I decided to show up on a Saturday after a longish ride.

Good news is that I got to see Kevin after quite some time. Got a chance to catch up on his software coding of video games (I believe he has switched to Godot from Unity – still doing C#). The ever charming duo of Autumn and Allison were there too. Found out that Margot got a great opportunity over the weekend and has moved to Birmingham!

Started reading a new book – “Beginners”.

7 August 2021

From the bartender’s corner – Sweet Revenge Punch

At nearly 40% ABV, Sweet Revenge packs a punch alright. I actually was not even sure what it is till I picked it up from a local liquor store. Turns out the base of this liqueur is American whisky with wild strawberries and citrus notes added.

A Sweet Revenge Punch is made by mixing 2 ounces of the liqueur with 3 parts of cranberry juice, 1 part of Triple sec and a dash of lime juice.

6 August 2021

This guy is incorrigible

John always has a surprise up his sleeve every time we go out for a ride. Usually, they come in the shape and form of yet another new motorbike. This time was no exception. I made him count all the motorbikes he has had ever since we went to motorbike safety class together. I came up with 10. And I am sure I missed some. But this one – Honda Goldwing (DCT) is probably the best looking one. Yet, that is 🙂