Paulie, You Got Some ‘Splainin To Do

Friday’s weather was perfect, so perfect in fact that I spent one of my precious paid days off from work and played hookey.

I’ve Got Mail
Whilst killing time on Friday I received a great email. The email was from an author from Bloomberg who alerted me that she had used my quote about the new Atlanta Theme song in an article. Here is an excerpt…

The song has a chorus of “I love the A-T-L, I love the A-
T-L,” and declares: “I love the A-T-L more than any other
place I’ve been around the world.”

The Atlanta-based blog site, run
by an Atlantan who goes by the name Paulie, chimed in with its
critique: “A is for awful, T is for terrible and L is for lousy.”

Oh, I couldn’t be more thrilled!

I like Target. As far as the Big Boxes go I find them to be pretty decent. However, on Friday they got me more than a bit pissed. A few months back I purchased an item which awarded me a $5 Target Gift card. Well, wouldn’t you know, that when I tried to use it on Friday it didn’t work. I explained to the cashiers that it should have $5 on it but I got a complete “nope, the system doesn’t recognize it, you lose” speech. I should have told them to go fuck themselves and credit back everything that I had just purchased, but didn’t. C’mon, if I was going to rip Target off, would I do it $5 at a time? I miss the days of hand-written gift cards.

One of the items in my cart was this.

Yes, it’s Jones Soda’s Limited Edition Holiday Pack for 2005, including the flavors Turkey & Gravy, Wild Herb Stuffing, Brussels Sprout, Cranberry and Pumpkin Pie. Yum!

Summerville In The Fall Is Still Summerlike
A friend of mine invited a bunch of people up to Summerville Georgia for a bonfire on Saturday night. It was so warm that a fire was unnecessary, but sitting around a fire drinking and eating is always welcome.

Before heading to his property I spent a little time relaxing in James H (Sloppy) Floyd State Park. For the most part it was quite peaceful, with the exception of one person who saw fit to drive through the park with their windows down blasting “Centerfold”, yes the J. Geils Band’s “Centerfold.”

Oy, That’s A Good Sandwich
Making it back to Atlanta too late to meet up with the Sunday running group I had to concentrate on one thing — corned beef.

On the first Sunday of the month Twains in Decatur hosts the New York Corned Beef Society of Atlanta. Like a salivating dog I sat in Twains watching the Falcons game on tv while the people prepared the corned beef and pastrami. While I may not have been the best corned beed sandwich I’ve ever eaten, it was well worth the money and will have me returning in the future. Their next meeting will be December 5th, and as their sign said, “come and put some JEW in your holiday season.” I concur.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – litigious
Current Music – none, I’m sitting in a courtroom
Website Of The DayJones Soda, their site contains a lot of funny stuff.

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, my user name is InsideThePerimeter (go figure), and they are all tagged as “blogged.”

Exercise (b)Log – approximately 5.8 miles of running on Friday; missed my run on Sunday

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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3 Responses to Paulie, You Got Some ‘Splainin To Do

  1. katlanta says:

    Good for you for getting published! I had a letter to the editor published in the July 2003 Spin magazine. I was tickled pink, so I know how you feel!

  2. Paulie says:

    And what’s even better for me is that I really didn’t do anything but post a smart-assed comment. Hell, I am good at that!

  3. how did i miss that sign? i want one too!

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