Let’s Get Down To It

I’ve been mulling this entry for about thirty minutes now. It’s time to type…

I’d tell you which Rankin/Bass classic I watched last night had I actually done so. It seems that I did a little too much holiday revelling at George’s in the Highlands last night, and after scarfing down the Wendy’s (Biggie Sized) Spicy Chicken Combo — I’ve been a Bad Boy — I went directly to sleep.

Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Walking Past A Big Ol Traffic Jam
Oh I should be scolded for the joy I took in walking past tens of cars stuck in traffic last night as I walked from my office to the Sandy Springs Marta station. When I do this I normally pick out one car (which usually stands out in a crowd, or contains a pretty driver) and see at what point in my walk the car passes me. Last night that car never passed me!

Sometimes nice guys don’t finish last; although some would say that the best guys always do.

I Have KO’ed Konfabulator
I have been a fan of Konfabulator (now a part of Yahoo!) for about a year or so. The idea (which was ripped off by Apple for its Dashboard in OS X) is to provide an application platform so that people can write small apps which run on your desktop. When running on a system which is always connected to the internet it’s great way to run a stock ticker, weather updates, etc, etc.

The last two releases, now called “Yahoo! Widgets”, have been driving me crazy. On certain machines it installs, while on others it does not. A couple of machines the apps have been acting wonky as well. I’ve had enough, and have uninstalled it from all machines.

I will have hardships because of this decision, but I will overcome…

Yes, I’m That Guy
At the Marta station I drive to I have a parking space I like to take. About half of the time there is a Volvo SUV in that space, forcing me to take my second choice. When I pulled into my first choice spot yesterday I saw the Volvo pulling into the parking lot. Victory was mine!!!

Hopes Of Scattered, Covered, and Smothered, Smashed
Do you remember a while ago I mentioned a plot of land off I20 that was being developed? Do you remember how (with glee) I hoped that someone would finally build a Waffle House near my ‘hood?

When I drove by this morning I noticed a number of white pipes sticking up from the ground, which makes me believe that they are going to be building housing there (which I find ridiculous). Dammit! Dammit! Dammit!

Minding My Bees’ Wax
Back in the olden days (read “when I had a girlfriend”) I was introduced Burt’s Bees products.

It’s true that you never know exactly what you had until it’s gone (I am still talking about the Burt’s Bees, not the girlfriend). My hand lotion (hey, it’s dry in the winter) has finally run out. The local outlet in East Atlanta (Traders) doesn’t seem to sell Burt’s Bees any longer. Does anyone know if Junkman’s Daughter and/or Sevenada still do? If so I’ll be stopping in to buy some on my walk tonight.

Ripped From Today’s Headlines
Okay, really from the “Cool TV Shows” section of today’s USA Today

Creature Comforts: Merry Christmas Everybody! (BBC America, 10:30 p.m.) Five words, friends: Wallace & Gromit Christmas special. You’re welcome.

Hmmm, seems like someone else I know has been talking about this show… like me!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – returned to meh
Current Music – none, listing to Leo Laporte’s “KFI the Tech Guy” podcast
Website Of The Day – Find new and inventive ways to get that “Special Someone” in your life drunk of of his/her ass at Bar None Drinks.

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 – six miles of walking (two up around Perimeter Mall, four back to my car)

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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3 Responses to Let’s Get Down To It

  1. Maigh says:

    Both Whole Foods and Natural Body carry the BB products…don’t know about the other spots.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Junkman’s daughter definately has it; I was just there yesterday and bought some!

  3. Paulie says:

    Thanks! I was going to stop in JD last night, but when I ran into my friend Glenn at Criminal and we decided to eat dinner, my plans changed. I might pop in today/tonight to see what they have to offer.

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