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On Chicken Salad

So as I might have mentioned we moved from the northeast to the Atlanta Metro region.

Now up in the Northeast there are two things we miss. One was a grocery chain called Market Basket and the other a food item called chicken salad.

We tried at the local Kroger – nope. No such thing. Then I said hey, maybe Wally World might have it. They did in fact have it but not what you’d think. Oh it’s chicken salad but with the added cranberry and pecans in addition to the celery.

We’ll see how it tastes because we might have to make our own. If we ever get back to our place that is. We’re staying in a hotel and they’ve already extended our stay once. And I suspect they’ll do it again because I went by our place and the meters haven’t been installed yet. And today is Veterans Day. So what are the chances Georgia Power will be out to do it today, I’d say slim to none.

A physical today

So I had a physical today. The most absolutely weird physical exam. Didn’t even have to undress. Oh my heart, lungs, gut were listened and five tubes of blood were drawn out of me.

I was also screened for depression. I’m not depressed not by a long shot. My next eval is in 2020.

But the blood draw – too three tries. And of course my mouth starts with the poor nurse. I say stuff like “How often do you perform this?”

I’ll be able to get the results of blood test online. Oh joy.

So with the close of October or the 8th month

So last night I watched “Dances with Wolves”. I can understand why it won a bunch of academy awards. Life in the United States in the mid 19th century wasn’t pretty. And the movie did a fairly accurate portrayal if only brief of the utter hell that is war.

I’ve seen it before but it was a long time ago so I watched it again. It’s a LONG movie but it definitely sets up the story. In it Kevin Costner plays Lieutenant John J. Dunbar. Through the element of curiosity he meets the local Sioux tribe. And then is dubbed his Sioux name Dances with Wolves. Now I know I have a few percent Native American floating in my DNA and I sort of know how it got there. In a brief way it’s because one of my ancestors some ways back went Native. Likely between the 17th and 18th centuries. Which by some little prestidigitation means I have roots in the part of North America that is now the United States going back some five centuries.

And October – while it’s the 10th month on our calendar the OCTO prefix means it’s eight. In fact if you look at the months you can kind of see where ego cases from long ago inserted themselves. But it starts in September or the 7th month, then October the 8th, November the 9th and December the 10th. So where did July and August come from – yup old Roman emperors.

On the Job

And it’s Monday. What’d I do I got 100 pages into a book on SSL/TLS/PKI. Yeah yeah I know, exciting reading. Very applicable to the job too.

I know, I know

In the past I’ve griped about the South. And here I am living in Georgia, more specifically Decatur, GA.

Granted I’m learning where everything is. To the point I don’t have to rely on Google Maps anymore when going from here to Kroger, or here to where I work and back. Also learning that while I-75 has a reputation for being a horrible highway I think the award goes to I-20 where one moment you’ll find yourself doing 85MPH and the next 45MPh. No rhyme nor reason to any of it. I’ll be one happy camper once the true AI’s are driving us around. They won’t suffer the distraction and idiocy of we humans.

But I will say the south has something going for it. The whole county system amuses me. And I have no clue who my elected representatives on the local level happen to be. Oh wait, I found them. i have to introduce myself sometime.

And I’m happy to say we ARE net connected. I know back a few years ago net penetrtion in the south was bad. But not this part of the south.