Twelve Days: Day Eight

For the next twelve days I will give you the item for that day from the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas” along with the gift I would like to receive. You will see quickly that mine may not always be material, but are just as strange…

Song: Eight Maids A-Milking
Paulie: Photoshop CS3 when it is released and the necessary skills to use it

Boom Boom Out Goes The Light
How many Paulies does it take to change a light bulb socket? I don’t know because in a frustrating attempt to play handyman I finally gave up yesterday.

It should have been an easy task
1) turn off power to fixture
2) unscrew two screws which held old fixture to ceiling
3) unscrew two screws that held in wiring
4) screw down screws to connect wiring to new fixture
5) screw two screws to attach fixture to ceiling

Like every other job with my house nothing is simple. There was no junction box in place, merely a hole in the ceiling through which two wires protruded. The wires were not really long enough to make the job easy either. It was nearly impossible for me to wrap the wires into the new fixture (which btw we need a new way to connect wires to light fixtures). When I finally got the black and white wires connected the holes in the fixture would not match up with the holes in the ceiling. After multiple attempts I broke off a portion of the copper wiring. And then I quit…

Oh Little Town Of Bethelehem
Do you mean the one in Barrow County or Union County?

The other day I did a Mapquest search to see how far of a drive it was from Bethlehem Georgia to Atlanta. My search had nothing to do with being Christmastime, it was something I was doing for work.

Anyway, when Mapquest came back with its results it wanted to know to which Bethlehem I was referring. WTF? There are two towns in Georgia named Bethlehem? Is there another Atlanta floating around in Georgia as well? How common of an occurrence is it to have two towns with the same name in a given state?

ITP Flickr Pick
You’d think that with all of the time I’ve had recently I could have gone out and taken pictures. I have not…

A Statue Made Of People?

Here is another shot that bugs me. It appears to lose some of it’s sharpness when I view the larger image on Flickr. I wonder if it is me or Flickr’s algorithms. Unfortunately it is probably me.

Catching Up With The Office
I finally got around to watching last week’s Christmas episode of The Office. The episode wasn’t side-splittingly funny one that I thought it might be, but I am still hooked on the series nonetheless. I do admit that I nearly peed my pants when Micheal made the Sharpie marking on the one waitresses’ arm so that he could tell the two of them apart. Does any regular viewer think that Micheal placed a call to Jan (I think that is her character name) to go on the all-inclusive Sandals trip?

We’re At Least #2!!!
My East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads have made it into the league championship game! WooHoo. I don’t know what the second place payoff is but I do know that it’s more than my entry fee. Hell, with one lucky week I will win it all although it’s unlikely because I am playing the #1 team in the league…

CD Pick Of The Week
Still it appears that only the Hip-Hop and Rap artists recognize that it is December and people may be in the spending mood because Metacritic doesn’t list anything being released today that catches my attention. Therefore I will once again pick a CD that was released and purchased by me that I think you should go out again.

Today’s pick is the release of “Robbers & Cowards” by Cold War Kids. I will warn you that you may want to play the disc in a in-store player or Google to find one of their handful of performances present on the internet before purchasing because their musical style will probably not satisfy everyone’s taste. And that is one of the biggest reasons that I think that it is such a good CD.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Joanna Newsome — “Monkey And Bear”
Website Of The Day – Okay nerds this one is for you. The Linux Equivalent Project maps linux applications to their equivalent Windows counterpart. Merry nerdy Christmas.
Exercise (b)Log – none, although I did more yard work and worked up quite an anger trying to fix that light fixture

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Twelve Days: Day Eight

  1. Barb says:

    I know there is 2 places called Centerville, GA, one is over in the Lilburn/Lawrenceville area, one is near Warner Robins.
    As to the light fixture issue, you and Allan can have a great conversation, everything in our new (to us) house is exactly that way. You think the task will take 15 minutes, it takes at least an hour, and that is if you don’t have to run to the hardware store to get something.

  2. Amity says:

    There’s two Thomasville’s, too.

  3. Amity says:

    And, Douglasville. (I could probably go on, but I won’t…)

  4. Andrew says:

    I think we’re living in the same house. There are no simple jobs and because of that, there aren’t many things that I’ve started and completely finished. I’m having all of my windows replaced next month, and the contractor has quoted me a fixed price. The poor bastards don’t know what they’re in for.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    re city names: Shouldn’t there be a bureau of the state government that checked to make sure that city names weren’t already taken? What the heck did the post office do prior to zip codes?

  6. Leah says:

    I heart Cold War Kids.

  7. Steve says:

    Clearly, Georgia has no organized place name department… unlike New York, New York.


  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    New York, New York, the town so nice they named it twice.

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