Well, not really. Today I returned to the Grand Experiment by taking Marta as transportation to work for the day. There have been times when I’ve used Marta for one part of my commute, such as Wednesday when I dropped my car off for repair, and I rode the train to go fetch it.
My philosophy today was that it’s the first Friday back to work, there is a ton of rain coming, and tonight I am headed to Clarkston for a party (there is no good way to get from Perimeter Mall to Clarkston when traffic sucks).
The commute this morning went as well as it could — I didn’t have to wait too long to get a Westbound train and I boarded (nearly slipping ass-over-tea-kettle) a North Springs train immediately at Five Points — but it still took me an hour to go door-to-door. When I drive to work the commute takes no more than thirty-five minutes.
This will be a work in progress.
Please Pass The Whine
Tonight will find me at a wine and cheese Christmas re-gifting party. Long time readers will no doubt remember that two years ago I brought the beloved Jesus Clock and last year I brought a six-pack of nasty Thanksgiving-flavored Jones Soda.
This year’s gift will not be so outlandish. I’d tell you what it is now, but as of yesterday my great friend and one of the party’s hosts can read my blog and I don’t want to tip my hand. Darn, I should have thought to take a picture of the item before I boxed it up last night.
ITP Flickr Pic
On Tuesday afternoon the sky was blue and the weather was unseasonably warm. Remember? That’s the day I took off from work and one of the things I did that day was take the camera to Oakland Cemetery.
Time To Board The Reality Train
Admit it, you are jealous that I can watch so much RealiTV; okay perhaps you are not. However, if one of your New Year’s Resolutions is to be more like me and watch more RealiTV then I have some good news for you. This Sunday The Apprentice returns and this time The Donald is doing his bidness in La-La Land, that’s Los Angeles. I’ve programmed the TiVo-like Dish Network DVR to make sure that I have all bases covered for my viewing pleasure.
From the website it appears that each candidate has been given a nickname of sorts. To no one’s surprise the first picture I clicked on was that of a woman. When her bio appeared I found out that I had clicked on Heidi, “The Hottie.” Damn I am talented.
This is a huge (extended) weekend of football for me.
J-E-T-S Jets! Jets! Jets!
The Jets have returned to the playoffs and are in a Wild Card game against the hated Patriots this Sunday at 1pm. This is also a Black Sheep hashing weekend. I haven’t been hashing in a few weeks and, if the weather report is correct, there will be rain on Sunday. I am going to wait until the last minute, but as of now I am leaning toward staying at home and watching the Jets game in HD on the big screen.
Monday! Monday! Monday! My alma-mater attempts to win another National Championship in Men’s Football. A decade ago I stayed at home alone and watched them defeat FSU to win their first. This year I am contemplating going to a bar with my fellow supporters and see if they can pull off another miracle and win it all.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – pretty good all things considered
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Decemberists — “O Valencia”
Website Of The Day – There comes a point in life where one must question — “Will It Blend?” If you have some free time today I suggest you go and see what crazy stuff Blendtec is putting in their blenders. It’s weird, but it’s also neat.
Training Target – don’t know
Exercise (b)Log – none, why can’t I break this habit?
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight 205 lbs)
2) Run no fewer than fifty miles.
3) Do twenty push-ups and fifty sit-ups at least three times a week.
4) See Manchester Orchestra in concert. (January 6th to be exact)
5) Read two books.