Back At Square One

I accidentally let the battery in my PDA discharge and (at least temporarily) lost all of my data. While I have been attempting to backup my data twice a month I’ve had issues with the restoration software in the past so I am not confident that this is going to work. It also doesn’t help that I was tearing apart my home network this past weekend so the computer on which the synchronization resides is currently out of commission. Looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me tonight…

Hurray, Apple Has Not Obsoleted Anything I Own!!!
Apple‘s World Wide Developer Conference keynote speach has occurred and none of the previously released Intel Macs or iPods have been updated yet. Therefore all of my Apple products which have not already been obsoleted are still current (at least for another six months).

Virginia The Enigma
When I started watching Hell’s Kitchen so many weeks ago I never would have guessed that Virginia would make the final two. Virginia certainly started to shine in the recent reward challenges, but c’mon she’s a mess on the line. I never had too much confidence in K-Grease (aka Keith) although I thought he was a decent chef.

At the end of last night’s episode they said that Virginia was a salad chef (a contradiction in terms imho) from California. However, since day one her profile on the Fox website has said that she is from New York. What gives?

Random ITP Flickr Pic
All Went Boom!

This was one of three boxes of fireworks which had been ignited by someone along Lake Michigan up in Chicago. For some reason people gave me funny stares when I got down on my belly in order to take this shot. Eh, what do they know about photography.

Dinner, Why Be Normal?
Two nights ago dinner was bowtie pasta lightly covered with pesto ranch dressing and parmesan cheese. You say ‘disgusting’, I say ‘not bad’ and ‘scarcity of pantry items makes for odd bedfellows’.

Last night on my drive home I had another craving — cheesy breadsticks with marinara. The closest place to my location at the time was Everybody’s Pizza near Emory. After consuming my breadsticks and co-cola, I drove home a happy man.

btw- Does anyone know why the Caribou next to this Everybody’s has closed? Do college kids no longer go to coffee shops?

I wonder what quirky thing I will eat for dinner tonight?

CD Pick Of The Week
I guess CDs are not big “Back To School” items as another sparse week of releases is upon us.

Here’s a list of the CDs dropping today according to Metacritic (and by the way, if anyone out there has a better source, please let me know)
– Comets On Fire : Never heard of them
– Ani DiFranco : I’ve heard nothing from this release
– Dirty Pretty Things : Never heard of them
– Matthew Friedberger : Never heard of him
– Masta Killa : Don’t think that I have ever heard of him

What to do? Throw my hands in the air and admit defeat, that’s all I can do.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – 50%
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Human Television — “In Front Of The House”
Website Of The DayBook Mooch is another of the new Internet Social Trading Networks. With this one you pass around used books.

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 – running/walking, 4 miles

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to Back At Square One

  1. I don’t know why Caribou is out, but a PHd student over there told me that they’ve raised the rents in that section and a lot of businesses are moving out. Seems like Caribou could handle a rent hike though.

    Also, have you noticed that some long-time establishments are leaving the Virginia/Highland business district? Pad Thai is out and so is that cool antique shop, not the one on the corner that’s still there, but the other one whose name I never knew.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    That little business district near Emory has changed often in my eleven years in Atlanta. I still miss Gumbo A Go-Go and Burrito Art. 🙁 I think the only constant has been Everybody’s.

  3. Barb says:

    Pesto ranch dressing – sounds very interesting. I might have to try it.

  4. Oliver says:

    I believe Masta Killa is loosely affiliated with the Wu Tang Clan. At least he was when I was in high school… Can’t say I’ve listened to anything he’s played in about ten years. Don’t think I’ll rekindle the gangsta rap interest of my youth. Then again, maybe he’s changed…
    Burrito Art was very good, and Raging Burrito is a serviceable replacement – although they closed the one by my work. I think I’m a jinx on burrito places. Any time I like one they close it (Tortillas, sigh).

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    @Barb: I think the one I used was Naturally Fresh. It’s sold near the salad section.

    @Oliver: I think that you are correct. I never really was a Wu Tang follower. I miss the independent/small local tortilla joints. I guess Moe’s and Willy’s just knocked them all out (except for the Raging in Decatur).

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