Born To Be Tired

Somewhat Reminiscent Of The Old Days
A dozen years ago Wednesday night was drinking night for some of the Intergraph 911 Emergency Dispatch programmers in Huntsville Alabama. We’d head out to a place called (if I remember correctly) The Turning Point and have cocktails and assorted shots until late in the evening. I’d drive home (most likely when I shouldn’t have) and then eat a toasted bagel with cream cheese (because it was quicker than making pasta and I needed something in my stomach before I went to sleep).

Last night reminded me of those days (thankfully minus the driving) if only because I was out drinking until 1:20am and upon returning I ate a slice of bread slathered with cream cheese. I may not be 29 any longer, but I can still hang with the youngins.

And Not Quite So Reminiscent
Once again I wasn’t in the mood to exercise; once again I convinced myself it would be best if I did. Unlike the night before, last night I was completely wrong. I struggled mightily from the get-go and things never got any better. At about the one-third point my body said “no more” so I quit running and walked home.

This is amazingly depressing to me. Without the ability to exercise daily I will never be able to lose weight (this I know to be true from my past). I’ve now given up the idea of running this year’s Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving Day.

My Return To The EARL
For some reason it’s been a while since I’ve darkened the doors of The EARL. With The Hold Steady playing there last night that streak came to an end. (now it’s time to work on some of the others…)

One of the good things about seeing a show for a band which has just released its second (or third :)) CD is that you know that you will still hear the songs that you liked from their first CD. There is none of the disappointment that occurs when you see older bands who have packed their hits into the archives.

The Hold Steady, whose second third (thanks D.D.D.Dave) CD “Boys And Girls In America” came out on Tuesday, cranked through music for at least an hour (I was having so much fun I lost track). During the entire show you could see the fun that these guys were having on stage. This happiness could have easily been dimished due to their favorite baseball team’s (the Minnesota Twins) second playoff loss in as many days but thankfully it was not; lead singer Craig Finn even sported a Twins jersey for the first encore. For the second-and-final encore the band allowed crowd members to join them on stage toward the end of the song.

Very well done gentlemen!

ITP Flickr Pic
Like my high school days I am rocking the concert t-shirt the day after the show

Look Who Has A New T-Shirt

Unlike high school this shirt is not for Pat Benatar, Rush, The Who, Billy Squier, or many others…

Soon To Be Spreading My Words Like A Virus
One of my goals for October is to once again become a participating author over on Atlanta Metroblogging. Not only should it garner more readers here, but it should force me to start paying attention to what is happening ITP again.

Additionally, have been asked by Rich who presides over Atlanta’s best Georgia-based music blog (as recognized by the readers of the Creative Loafing) Cable & Tweed to contribute to his site. I am looking forward to posting over there and have his readers question my musical sanity.

What A Croc Of Shite
Back in May or June I chastised people for loving their Crocs (read “ugly gardening shoes”). At that time I realized that eventhough I can’t stand them a lot of other people swore by them which made me think “investment opportunity” (NASDAQ: CROX). I started running the numbers for the investment group to which I belong but never finished before people suggested that we had missed the boat on Crocs so we didn’t invest. At that time the stock was trading around $25; as I write this it is trading around $34. Dammit I hate it when I don’t act on my instincts!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – thinking that this may be my last workday this week
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Bright Eyes — “From A Balance Beam”
Website Of The Day – One of my hashing friends “A**hole” has a Thrasher fansite called The Nasty Nest. In honor of opening day I suggest you go there.
Exercise (b)Log – a pathetic attempt at running which turned into an approximate 3 mile walk.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to Born To Be Tired

  1. rich says:

    That’s a bitchin’ shirt. I haven’t been to The EARL myself in about two months. In fact, I don’t think I’ve been south of Emory in about that long. Jeez.

  2. Celebrate small victories – at least you got out there to run, that counts for something. Another day you’ll do better!

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Thanks Susan. I appreciate the vote of confidence.

  4. D.D.D.Dave says:

    its actually their 3rd album

    …almost killed me
    separation sunday
    boys & girls.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Wow, thanks. I did not know about “…almost killed me”. I’ve corrected the entry accordingly.

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