Writing Off The Week

Other titles considered
“The Return Of Eeyore”
“Nice Guys Finish Last”
“Paulie: A Hellavu Guy Who Looks Like Hell”
“Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before”

The Omen
I should have taken the dead bird as an omen of the type of week that I was about to experience.

Life As A Wyeth Painting

After getting off the phone with another woman who thought we’d make better friends than lovers I decided to throw my hands up and ask “What else?”. It wasn’t a surprise, but was a nice swift kick to the nuts round out the week.

So let’s tally the week

  • Monday: Received letter from State Farm that payment not received and policy is to be cancelled. Luckily I believe that has been fixed
  • Tuesday: IT shuts down almost all Internet access at work, I get food poisoning
  • Wednesday: Completely shot, spent the entire day, well 96% of it, in bed
  • Thursday: the phone call

As I post this I am contemplating whether or not to go to work. I’m not sure whether being alone would be a good or bad thing today. Even worse I cannot even drown my sorrows at a lunchtime Chinese buffet because I don’t think that my body is able to process “real food” yet.

[UPDATE @7:25am – I went back to sleep after posting and just woke up from my sleep. Looks like I’ve decided to burn a paid-day-off.]

Let’s Talk Footwear
I hurts me to keep dropping by Maigh’s place and see her posts about these fucking-ugly-gardening-shoes-cum-fashion-statement called Crocs of Shit. I have no need to fear them, I have eyes and know that my feet will never be wearing them.

Instead I present a far more intelligent option for the summer, the bottle opening sandal.

Yes children, you can have attractive footwear that also serve up an awesome function such as opening a beer bottle. And let’s face it, any beer worth drinking requires a bottle opener.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – over it all
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Gomez — “How We Operate”
Website Of The Day – The malls chronicled on Dead Malls are all dead, much like the bird and apparently my love life.

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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14 Responses to Writing Off The Week

  1. Barb says:

    So sorry to hear about the girl……
    and – I love my Crocs. Get on the bandwagon. I like that sandal too, where can you buy it?

  2. mingaling says:


    Sorry things are in the shitter, but at least you’re getting a tad bit better. Going to Maigh’s on Saturday? P’Cheen afterwards? I hear bourbon is a cure-all.

    ps. take it from a chinese girl – stay away from the buffets 😉

  3. Gentri says:

    OK. I’ve got a strong stomach, and the bird even grossed me out…. although I agree it seems very prophetic. At least with the RULE OF 3’s in play, your done. I like the shoe/opener combo. Just be sure to check before you pop a top… The Crocs are good for yard work, my mom loves hers. Just can’t really see wearing them around other than that… unless you’re German… with socks, and named Helga or Dieter.

    Gee, Maigh now seems very happy with you!

  4. Gentri says:

    P.S. Think of the food poisoning as your new diet plan, seriously, it could catch on!

  5. InsideThePerimeter says:

    Thanks all.

    I admit that the bird picture disturbs me greatly. I’m waffling on whether or not to keep it.

    The food poisoning has done wonders for my intake. Today I’ve had a large muffin, and am working on a slushy from QT. The coffee this morning bugged me, marking three days without a full cup, and come to think of it three days without a beer as well (a new record!)

  6. RanLiCoop says:

    I know an Eeyore and believe me, you’re not even close. Not even remotely close. Lisa loves her Crocs – especially for around the house, although not so much for gardening as the holes let in a lot of dirt. Need details on the sandals.

  7. InsideThePerimeter says:

    Here is the link to the sandals


    or as a tinyurl


    Just remember to heed Gentri’s advice to look before you pop a top.

  8. Leah says:

    Are those Reef’s? I love mine, they’re so comfy. No bottle opener on them. I prefer to use my teeth anyways.

  9. Susan says:

    I find myself wondering how it died… did it just drop out of the sky or what?

    I think I put my foot in my mouth in my comment back to your comment on my blog. Sorry if I said anything inappropriate – very bad timing!

    Re:no internet at work. Another good reason to get a Treo.

  10. InsideThePerimeter says:

    @Leah: Reef’s indeed! And now they are apparently only available in black, at least at http://www.dogfunk.com.

    @Susan: It was like that when I returned home from being out, so I don’t know the cause of death.

  11. Eunuch says:

    Real shitty that things havent’ worked out this week for you…and definitely sorry about “the phone call.” Something similar just occured with me earlier today, this time over IM. Not much fun.

    But for your Reefs…I have something new to buy when I get back to the States in August!!!!

  12. InsideThePerimeter says:

    And my returned sorrows for your situation Eunuch.

    If you pick up the Reefs let us know how well they work.

  13. Tulio says:

    So, let me get this straight. You go to a bar, walk all in piss in the bathroom and then open you beer with your piss soaked sandals. Or do you just say it is beer to mak eyou feel better.

    Or… Walking in the park and step in Dog Shit and later try to open a beer.

    Yum.. So how much funk will be on the bottle as I am sure the shoe will still touch the part you drink from.. If not that you have to use you hands to hold the shoe.

    Or .. are you so drunk that it does not matter….

  14. InsideThePerimeter says:

    Hopefully, if I am in a bar someone else is opening my beer.

    Otherwise, I’d probably use the sandal to open my beer. Remember, I am a guy who slogs through swamps and crawls through drainage tunnels… for fun! 🙂

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