Friday Morning — Late Edition

Wow, something must be in the air this morning as I am having a hard time getting going…

I Like To Think Of It As Recycling
I dropped by one of my Crack Dealer depots yesterday, Decatur CD. I just can’t help myself. However, my lack of discipline paid off since I was able to get used cds for the latest releases from A Band Of Bees, Nic Armstrong & The Thieves, and Foo Fighters, as well as the latest Clap Your Hands Say Yeah new on the cheap. SCORE!

Interestingly, Decatur CD had both the North American and British releases of the A Band Of Bees cd; the British version was labelled with the band’s original name “The Bees.”

I’ll take Obscure Music Trivia for $500 please, Alex.

Folk Art Said Quickly Sounds Like Fart
Normally I don’t give much love to those who play OTP. However, I’ll admit that this weekend I’ll be leaving my boundaries to attend Folkfest 2005 out in Gwinnett County. What can I say, I like the art.

Getting There Might Be “Fun”
My friend Sarah has passed along the following Head’s Up from the AJC:

The state Department of Transportation has some advice for metro Atlanta motorists this weekend: Stay away from the Perimeter Highway, if possible.

The DOT says construction on Interstate 285 on all four sides of Atlanta will result in long traffic delays. There will be multiple lane closures around I-285 from Friday night to early Monday.

Further complicating weekend driving in the metro area: additional work on I-85, I-20 and Georgia 400. According to the Georgia Navigator Web site, additional work is planned starting Friday night on the Downtown Connector.

Not only that, but tractor-trailers normally prohibited from using the Downtown Connector will be encouraged to use that route because of the work on 285.

DOT spokeswoman Vicki Gavalas says the agency is pleading with people to stay off the Perimeter.

You have been warned! (yeah, I know that I also posted this on the Moonlighting Site, but they needed to know about it too.)

Marta Sure Ain’t No MTA
This morning was a Marta commute. That’s what I get for waking up later than normal on a Friday. I am trying to give Marta love, but it’s very hard. When this morning’s westbound train finally arrived at the station people were packed in like sardines. Has Marta become increasingly popular since gas prices have once again skyrocketed? No, I think it’s because I waited no fewer than ten minutes for this train to arrive.

The Five Points station was equally populated. The first train to arrive was as full as the one I had taken westward. Luckly it was a Doraville train and I quickly spotted a North Springs train on its heals. My “patience” was rewarded with a seat all the way up to Dunwoody.

I’m sure I’ve got more to blog about, but not the time to do so.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Yesterday’s Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Current Mood – fair to midland
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 26 playing Badly Drawn Boy — “You Were Right”
Website Of The Day – Uncle Paulie Wants You to join the iPod Army.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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2 Responses to Friday Morning — Late Edition

  1. shoobie says:

    dont go inside the perimeter tonight either….
    falcons AND braves at 7:30.

    good luck

  2. Paulie says:

    One of the reasons I Marta’d in to work today.

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