666: The Number Of The Crippled

IT has implemented a new proxy keeping us all from the evils of the Internets. I will be much more quiet and non-responsive to emails for a while. And now for your regular programming…

Sixth Week Of Digital 102 On June 6th, 2006
Tonight marks the final week of my Digital 102 class at Showcase. I wish I could be more upbeat about this session, but I don’t feel like I got the same amount of knowledge and enjoyment this time around. Tonight we showcase (pardon the pun) some of the shots that we’ve taken over the last six weeks, and frankly I don’t have a whole heck of a lot to show.
I thought about taking a People Photography class next, but that filled up in no-time, so I am taking the summer off from photog classes.

640 The Hard Way
Yesterday I received what I thought would be my quarterly notice from State Farm informing me that I owe them money due on my birthday. Instead, what I had been sent was a cancellation notice! Yes, this letter was to inform me, a customer for twenty-three consecutive years, that my policy was to be cancelled due to non-payment. It seems that the payment I thought that I had made on May 3rd via their website was never completely transacted, and I was too forgetful to check to make sure that the transaction had occurred.

In order to save my policy, which happens to be much needed considering I am about to renew my auto registration (which still costs me over $250 for the Jackmobile!) this week, I called them up and paid the balance due for a half-year of auto insurance, $640 (those of you with strong math backgrounds will figure out that I pay $1280 in insurance annually for the pleasure of sitting in Atlanta’s traffic). Ouch, that hurt nearly as much as the “routine physical” I endured earlier in the year, and put the kibosh on a purchase I was ready to make.

I vow never to trust State Farm’s online payments again (this is not the first time I’ve had difficulties but it is the first time I’ve received any such notice) and will mail in all payments from here on out. For some reason I trust the US Postal Service more than I trust State Farm’s transaction servers.

Paulie, Paulie, Pumpkin Drinker
After the scare of the State Farm near-cancellation, at least I hope it’s still a near cancellation, I needed a beer.

On Sunday I scored some Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale which was at the hostess’ house. She didn’t care for the beer, so I gladly liberated the final three from her cooler.

With the idea of running the Monday Night Moonlite hash fleeing from my mind I decided to drink some beer and make some dinner. By night’s end I manage to consume all three bottles along with a healthy portion of the sausage, pepper, onion, rice dish that I whipped up.

You’re Hired, Now Get Into That Pontiac And Drive
Was there ever a doubt? I didn’t think so.

La Casita Becomes N/A Casita
I heard through the East Atlanta grapevine that Cantina La Casita had its liquor license revoked last night. I assume that this will have a fairly significant impact upon a restaurant with “Cantina” in its name. I only hope that this can be rectified quickly (much like I believe my State Farm fiasco has been) and the restaurant doesn’t suffer too greatly. I need my local chips & salsa / burro with carne asada / budin de tacos joint, dammit!

CD Pick Of The Week
Once again I look at the list of releases today and none of them click. I’ve at least heard of some of these bands, such as Be Your Own Pet and Camera Obscura, but that’s about all I know about them. I think that I need to spend more time listening to Sirius 26 in order to catch up on the indie / college scene.
Since I have nothing, I’ll suggest running out and purchasing anything from the Iron Maiden catalog. It seems like a fitting suggestion for today.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – miffed
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Supergrass — “Sun Hits The Sky”
Website Of The DaySurf Control — the software that will keep us apart.

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 – nothing

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to 666: The Number Of The Crippled

  1. Sarah says:

    FYI, I use checkfree.com to pay my State Farm bill, as well as my Macy’s bill and my BP bill an my Georgia Power bill…

  2. holy whoa!
    everything’s all different like.

  3. tony says:

    Yike (casita)! What gives?

  4. InsideThePerimeter says:

    Here’s the dealio about Casita

    On Monday night, June 5, 2006, at approximately 8:00 PM, Special Agent Lewis McNabb of the Alcohol and Tobacco Division of the Georgia Department of Revenue temporarily suspended La Cantina Casita’s State Liquor License. The basis for the suspension was that the person to which the license had been issued, Alan Raines, had instructed the State to immediately remove his name from the license. Agent McNabb was very apologetic about having to suspend the license, because he was aware that the business had already
    applied for a person to replace Mr. Raines on the license. However, Agent McNabb felt that he had no choice other than to suspend
    Casita’s license.

    The East Atlanta Community Association represents the interests of both residents and business owners and in this case EACA will be seeking to do whatever it can to assist Casita is regaining its ability to serve alcohol.

  5. tony says:

    thx … well, doesn’t sound too bad, hopefully they don’t drag ass reinstating it ()

  6. Tamara says:

    How come you never mention any Canadian releases? Eh? Paulie I am very disappointed.

  7. I can’t understand Canadians. You all speak funny, and put gravy on your french fries that’s why I never mention Canadian releases. 🙂

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