Did You Miss Me?

Yeah, I had no internet yesterday. It felt weird to be cut off from the world. Here are some of the gems you were supposed to get yesterday, along with some ‘All New’ material (as the TV stations like to market it).

$30 Parking At The Falcons Game?
It’s one thing to pay $3 for a gallon of gas, but on Sunday we paid $30 to park for the Falcons’ game… in an elementary school! What part of “Aren’t my tax dollars already paying for this school?” don’t I understand? Closer to the dome the lots were charging $40, and if you can believe this, one lot was asking $100. Yeah, go fuck yourselves.

Dressy Bessy Show Is Cancelled
God dammit! If you remember some months ago I tried to pull a Les Claypool (at Variety) / Dressy Bessy (at the Earl) double header but failed because for the first time in the Earl’s history a headlining band went on stage before 11:30pm.

I was relieved to later find out that Dress Bessy would be playing a second show on October 24th, and jump on the opportunity to buy a ticket. Well now I’ve found out the show has been cancelled. No one seems to explain why, and to make matters worse, I’ve emailed the ticketing agency about a refund (I buy tickets online and get put on “the list”) and have gotten no response.

When It’s Hog Calling Time In Nebraska
I barely recognize Gerald Ford as one of our presidents, how am I supposed to know that he was born in Nebraska? That information breakdown cost Meet The Hashers victory on Monday night’s trivia at Johnny’s Pizza. Rats!

While we are on the subject, I learned that Abe Lincoln was born in Kentucky. What The Fuck? How does Illinois get off calling itself “The Land of Lincoln” then? And what the hell was their slogan before Lincoln was around? Was it “Make Some Noise Illinois?”

What Could Brown Do For Me?
What about stealing my packages from FedEx. Check this stupidity out. Here is a section of the tracking log for my latest delivery

Oct 7, 20059:32 PMDelivery exceptionCustomer not available or business closed
Oct 7, 20059:32 PMDelivery exceptionLocal weather delay, delivery attempted
Oct 7, 20057:15 AMOn FedEx vehicle for delivery
Oct 6, 20058:00 PMOn FedEx vehicle for deliveryCustomer not available or business closed
Oct 6, 20058:00 PMOn FedEx vehicle for deliveryCustomer not available or business closed
Oct 6, 20057:26 AMOn FedEx vehicle for delivery

So this tells me that on two consecutive days FedEx place a box on a truck and drove it around for over twelve hours. On both days they attempted a business delivery on or after 8pm. Wouldn’t you think that on the second day they would attempt an earlier delivery based on the failure the day before? If we were closed at 8pm, wouldn’t logic also tell you that we would be closed at 9:32pm? This is not rocket science!

Out And About
Tonight is another Blogger meetup, this time at Park Tavern. I will be in attendance, however I cannot determine whether or not I want it to rain tonight. I’d like nice dry weather so that I can Marta around and pretend to live in a real metropolitan city. But, if it rains then Park Tavern pours beers for $1 a drink! Oh such a conflict of interests…

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – pretty good
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, channel 26 playing Brian Jonestown Massacre — “God Is My Girlfriend” (BJM is another band who likes to cancel shows)
Website Of The Day – Go get yourself some free music via the Podsafe Music Network.

If you ever want a quick glance of the sites I’ve picked for my Websites Of The Day, you can check them out on del.icio.us, my user name is InsideThePerimeter (go figure), and they are all tagged as “blogged.”

Yesterday’s Exercise (b)Log – 50 minutes running and some walking (yeah, you read that right)

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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