Go! Dog! Go!

I just realized that this should have been yesterday’s title, as yesterday was the 101st anniversary of Dr. Seuss’ birth.

Yesterday I was all set to listen to my vast collection of music that I meticulously ripped to mp3, imported into iTunes and then copied to my iPod. One problem, the battery in my iPod was extremely low so I couldn’t use it. WTF!?! I certainly hadn’t listened to it that much since my last re-charge! I am wondering if my iPod is an iPoop. Apple, don’t do this to me again! I want to love you so…..

Looks Like I’ve Gone And Gotten High Again
I like the High Museum, with the caveat that I know as museums go it ain’t all that. However, being a man of culture and one who wishes to support the arts, I renewed my museum membership yesterday. To my shock and awe the High has raised the price of my membership level by $25! That’s a 20% increase in price! Huh? Do they understand that by raising prices that fewer people will become members? Does anyone over there have a Business degree? I understand that there is a brand new building which will house more artwork, but I think someone over there has some ‘splaining to do.

When The Greedy Get Greedier, Part II
If you’ve read my nonsense of the past few weeks, you’ll know that I have gotten back into the habit of buying music — on the cd. I don’t download music from any of the major sellers because frankly I think that the quality of a 128kbps song stinks. 99.9% of the songs (that I couldn’t hear yesterday) on my iPod are ripped at a 160kbps data rate, this is a low as I will go.

This week I read that the major “record” labels wanted a larger share (dollarwise) of the “legal music download” market. Do you think that Apple, et al will allow more of the $1/download go to the labels, or that prices will rise?

I know that these people have Business degrees, why don’t they see that their image is already in the shitter and this will only convince people to *cough* “borrow” their friends’ music again?

And It Looks Like I’m Going Back To Hell
My running is finally starting to come along (now if I could figure out that weight-loss thing). I actually ran with a bit of pace, and once or twice, a burst of (what I refer to as) speed! *gasp* At George’s, the start and end point of the Wednesday night running/drinking, I admitted that I was considering returning to Hell (Michigan) to attempt Dances With Dirt. Dances With Dirt is my running NEMESIS!

Five years ago two of my hashing friends and I travelled to Hell to attempt the 50k (that’s 31 miles) trail run. For two of us (Suzanna and me) this would be the longest run of our lives; for Little Easy it was merely another run in the park. That year I was no more than five miles from the finish when I reinjured my knee, forcing me to walk to the end.

When I returned in 2001 I was woefully out of shape. Combine this with getting stuck waist-deep in a bog, and spending forty-five minutes looking for a trail which had been sabotaged by horse riders, you can image that my time was none-to-impressive.

I have not been back since… Satan, I will see you in September!!!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – ready for a road trip
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Modest Mouse – “The World At Large”
Current Read – Georgia state map

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to Go! Dog! Go!

  1. “Oh, say can you say?” It was the Seuss’ birthday! Damn, can’t believe I missed that one…

    Your bowel habits should remain just that…yours! 😉

    Did we wake up on the wrong side of the bed today Oscar the Grouch?

    And just so you know…a MAP does not count as reading material.

    Stop prattling! 🙂

  2. Paulie says:

    It’s the wrong side of the couch, and no, I did not wake up on the wrong side.

  3. Did you wake up at all or is this just a bad dream I’m having?

    I didn’t realize Oscar now resides on the Big Comfy Couch!

  4. Paulie says:

    This Oscar has been sleeping on the couch for over a year. The bed seems so lonely when I am the only one in it.

  5. I guess I look at it a little differently…it just means I have more room to spread out! (That kinda came out sexual and I didn’t even mean for it too. Who knew?)

    You need to make your bedroom your refuge and the one place in your home that is all you. Then when you curl up in your bed with all the things you love surrounding you…you’ll feel right at home.

    Oscar needs a pet. A dog would be good to curl up with…though you might be a cat person.

    (You didn’t catch the reference either, but I will admit it was after our time.)

  6. Paulie says:

    Oh, I got the reference, thank you very much….

    No pets, thanks. I have JFK (a feral cat that I have a slight relationship with) and that’s all I need.

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