Weather Or Not

It’s bloody cold outside! Why did I leave Florida? Oh yeah, old people.

Thankfully I remembered to stop by the hardware store on my way home yesterday and pick up some insulating covers for my outdoor spigots. Hopefully that will keep me from adding another task to my “Paulie Do” list for the house.

So Jonathan Was The Only Married One?
On last night’s heart-tugging episode of Survivor we found out that Parvati can’t swing a machete, works well on a bucket brigade, and doesn’t get ousted as I predicted (fuckity, fuck, fuck, fuck!)

Hey CBS there was a good reason I didn’t go to Medical School, I don’t want to see all of the injuries in depth. Me no likey the blood and stuff, hell I didn’t even like it when they were describing it on the show.

Jonathan was the only married one? Was CBS trying to stack the deck for hooking up? I so wish CandyAss was still in the game and that CBS had Billy come out and greet her as her loved one. That would have been fantastic!

I wish the Rules of Survivor would be altered so that food couldn’t be brought back from the Reward Challenge to share with the others — this is supposed to be competition, not Band Camp.

Since Parvati didn’t get the boot I will be forced to purchase another tune from iTunes this weekend. The Decider this week is Phil, who although he picked third (out of three), correctly chose Alan Alda Jonathan. I hope cameras are rolling back at the sequestered location so we can see what happens when Jonathan joins Nate and CandyAss.

Whose Cuisine Reigned Supreme?
Because there was no new episode of The Office (boooo! hissss!) I caught up on a couple of shows that were parked on my DVR. One of those I watched was one of my favorites, Iron Chef America.

Little did I know that the episode of Iron Chef America I watched last night would contain many Atlanta ties. In addition to the show’s normal host, Marietta’s Alton Brown, one of the judges was Maureen Petrosky, one-time employee of Brown for his Food Network show Good Eats (I met Petrosky once at Gravity Pub when my old friend Sother was Brown’s executive chef for the show), and the challenging chef was Richard Blais from One Midtown Kitchen.

On the show Blais is a Mad Scientist (Randy, see if you can find this episode – I think you’d enjoy it). Watching him cook was like watching an hour-long science exhibition. However, in the end Blais winds up losing to Mario Batali. Let us all remember that cooking is an art, baking is a science…

ITP Flickr Pic
This is a self-portrait capturing my activities during the past week

Lazy Kangaroo

Like Rodney Dangerfield I Am Going Back To School
It’s not a big announcement, but I did sign up for a Composition class at Showcase this morning. I decided that my photography skills aren’t improving the way I’d like them to and it’s time for me to return to the classroom.

Next up, finding similar classes for programming. I really want to get my programming skills back. I so miss it….

Happy Birthday, Decemberist
While she’s not a member of The Decemberists, she does have a birthday in this month (tomorrow to be exact).

“She” would be my friend Stacey, wife of my friend Andy whose birthday we celebrated a few weeks ago, and one of the six Stac(e)ys I currently know. Unlike her Old Man, she is nowhere near forty and if she didn’t tip her hand about her knowledge of old school indie/rap music you’d be hard-pressed to guess that she was a day older than twenty-five (which would make Andy a Dirty Old Man, bless his heart).

Happy Birthday Youngin’!

And Finally…
Check out Cable And Tweed sometime this weekend. I am going to try and post a CD review of Manchester Orchestra‘s latest release “I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child.”

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – just going through the motions
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing My Morning Jacket — “Off The Record”
Website Of The DayWordie‘s tagline is “Like Flickr, but without the photos.” Wouldn’t that be a blank page? Eh, it’s too late in the week for me to solve another mystery.
Training Target – don’t know
Exercise (b)Log – too cold to care

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Weather Or Not

  1. Amity says:

    Like you, I’m not all about the blood and guts. I could have done without that. I was feeling Adam’s pain and cringing with him.

    I hate that they didn’t show any scenes of Jonathan being stuck on Exhile.

    There have been some reward challenges where they’ve specifically been told that they couldn’t bring food back for the others.

    I can’t believe Ozzy’s gonna flip next time. I guess he figures it’ll be too much of a crap shoot between him and Yul in front of the jury. Next week should be interesting.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Yeah, they really should have shown Jonathan on Exile Island — especially since he knew that the Immunity Idol had been claimed and it appeared that he and his wife were ultra-competitive and seemed really mad that they lost.

    Have there been competitions where they were not allowed to bring food back? I don’t remember these.

    I believe that this Ozzy flipping teaser is bunk, put out there by Mark Burnett to make us think that there will be controversy.

  3. Amity says:

    On the food thing–not THIS season (that I remember) but definitely in past seasons.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Oh. I am an old man who is lucky to remember last week’s episode, nevermind previous seasons. 🙂

  5. Anneliese says:

    Zebra=Fancy Ass—whoo hoo funny!!!

    Female here and jonesin’ for a Wii. They had 9 (count ‘em NINE) at EB Games at North Dekalb today at Noon, but by the time I got there (12:36 p.m.) there were none…ARGH—I’ve got a list of about 400 Wii retailers in GA and will have to start all over Saturday mornin’. Alternatively—some internet blogger-dude named Paulie could get one and I could play his Wii?!?! I liked them at first, but after playing with the display ones, I really like them!

    Also—I’ve decided that Ozzy is hot. I was a Billy fan at first, but there was too much competition (kidding). Then I guess I liked Yul if I had to pick one of the scantily clad dudes, however Ozzy has recently piqued my interest. I especially like it when he’s all wet and his hair is slicked back—MEOW!! Ozzy is too kool to flip. Also—in December of 2001 I saw Mark Burnett at the CompUSA at Lenox.

    here is a test:
    testing 123

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    See, now I just think you are patronizing me with the funny.

    I’ve got no inroads to getting a Wii. I tried to pre-order, but failed. Truth be told I’ve just ordered an xbox 360 so so there will be none in my household for a while. What games did you play to increase your desire to buy a Wii?

    As one can gather from my commentary I am a guy who likes to look at the ladies over the men. However, if I could be one of the dudes on Survivor this season it would be Yul, even though Adam is the one who is getting all of the female play.

    here is a test:
    In 1962 the New York Mets began playing baseball, in which stadium did they play their home games that year?

  7. Engelbertha says:

    Test guess–

    Madison Sq. Garden??

    Re: Wii–Bowling and boxing were WAY FUN. I keep thinkin’ a Wii might be a good way to get fit(-er).
    Plus I’ve been a Zelda fan since Link was knee-high to a grasshopper.
    and, no–the fancy ass was (and is) funny.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Oh sorry.. the correct answer is the Polo Grounds (home to the NY Giants baseball team before they moved to San Francisco).

    I played the Wii Tennis and thought it was a lot of fun, but the graphics just didn’t do it for me. I will agree that I’d get a lot more exercise playing the Wii than other consoles.

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