If you read too much into my mood yesterday then you think that I’ve finally met a woman. Sorry to burst your bubble, but that’s not it.
Here’s One Possible Reason
The Jackmobile will soon be all mine! WooHoo, I (think that I have) paid off my car loan, and I have done it seven months early! I decided rather than spend any “disposable” income on a new toy right now, I thought I should pay off one of my debts. My doubt lies in the math that Honda Finance’s website made me do in order to properly enter my payoff amount. I do know that had I done the transaction on 10/31 instead of 11/1 I would have saved $5 (which would have bought a pitcher of High Life at George’s tonight).
Ooh, and I should have remembered that my car insurance is also due this month. Hmmm, maybe I should be called Poor Paulie for a while…
Maybe It Should Be Called Slowgle?
Man, is it just me or has Google and all of its offerings (maps, gmail, etc) been dog slow the last few days. I realize that my internet connection is not ideal, but other sites don’t seem to be exhibiting the same slowdown.
On The Radio, Wah Oh, On The Radio
The only Atlanta radio station that I can stomach these days is WRAS (aka “Album 88”). Album 88 is the student-run station for Georgia State University. Listening to WRAS can be interesting because you never really know what you are going to hear. At the same time listening can be annoying if the DJ is either really inexperienced or has the annoying habit of reading a bio for every band or includes the track number whose song was played in the last set. Ah college radio, you get what you pay for.
It Drives Me Crazy
Well, I guess I should have followed my intuition and Marta’d around last night. My revised plan was to get something to eat (which reminds me — I either need an eating partner, or suggestions for new restaurants) and head toward The Loft for the Shout Out Louds! show. However, Midtown traffic was fucking insane! Peachtree, jammed. Piedmont, jammed. Juniper, jammed because of roadwork. I got so fed up that I wound up driving toward Buckhead to eat. After dinner I gave one last thought about going to the show, and then after getting caught in more bad traffic on The Connectore, I went to Target before heading home. I guess I’ll have to check out The Loft some other time…
The ironic thing about yesterday’s horrid auto commute was that I had perhaps the most peaceful ride to work on Marta yesterday. It was the first time that I sat on the train, completely relaxed. Huh, I guess 11/01 was a Yin-Yang day of commuting for me.
Or Perhaps I Should Have Walked
A few months ago my friend Sarah tipped me off to a great website which is now called GMap Pedometer. For some reason I have never blogged about this site. With my return to *cough* running *cough* I have found this to be an invaluable resource for planning out running courses. The only thing this site is missing is some sort of elevation change indicator so that I can avoid running up as many hills as I did on Monday.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — “In This Home On Ice”
Website Of The Day – If you need another outlet for Nerd News, check out Ars Technica.
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.”
Exercise (b)Log – day off