This Should Be A National Holiday Or Something

I do my best to stimulate the economy by throwing a Super Bowl party and what thanks do I get from the Government? Nothing but a “Get you ass to work.” statement. Hrmph! To protest this obvious oversight by the powers that be I am starting a hunger strike protest today. However to confuse the authorities I will call my hunger strike by another name — a “diet.” Damn I’m clever.

Many thanks go out to my friends Laura and Stacy who helped immensely with the food preparation, and to the countless number of people who helped clean up at the end.

Le Microwave Est Muerte
Sometime during the first half Mikey the Microwave died. He died a quiet death, no fantastic sparks or smoke (at least that witnessed). Mikey served as a trusted companion of mine for eight years. Before joining my team Mikey was much-used workhorse at the house on Melinda where I lived with my friends.

Mikey is survived by a wife, the Black & Decker toaster oven, and one daughter, the toaster.

He. will. be. missed…

ITP Flickr Pic
Hey I’ve got a great idea! Let’s create a sausage from beef and chicken and then stick it in a bottle which has a pig on the label. So not to confuse the consumers we’ll also affix a sticker to the label to alert the consumers that, even though a pig is pictured on the label, there is no pork inside.

Why The Pig If There Is No Pork?

Rats! It’s already been done.

It Was Nearly The Party That Wasn’t
On Saturday morning (5am) I awoke to the sounds of my bathroom pipe gurgling (technical term). Knowing that this was wrong I hopped out of bed and wondered if my pipes had burst. I flushed the toilet and much to my dismay the water was brown. Fearing the worst I rushed around the house like a chicken with its head cut off looking for water. Not finding any problems within the house I went out into the cold looking for water, again none was found. At that point I didn’t know what to do.

Later in the morning I decided to post to the EAV Buzz boards to see if I was the only one experiencing this. I quickly learned that a water main around the corner from me had burst. On the one hand this made me happy because I figured it shouldn’t cost me anything to fix the issue, on the other hand I wondered aloud why this had to happen the day before I was to have a ton of people at the house.

The problem was fixed on Saturday morning, but to play it safe I wound up buying an extra case of bottled water and ten gallons of water for cooking.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay, but exhausted
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Jesus & Mary Chain — “Happy When It Rains”
Website Of The Day – I’ve heard that this website, The Six O’Clock Scramble contains quick and healthy meals. I’ll be researching it soon in case my hunger strike fails.
Exercise (b)Log – black sheep hashing yesterday

February Goals
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) Read two books.
5) Go to the Center For Puppetry Arts.
6) Use Marta for commuting at least one day per week.
7) Get all 2007 information into Google Calendar.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to This Should Be A National Holiday Or Something

  1. Gentri says:

    Heehee. Your Friday self portrait still makes me laugh my ass off! Maybe you can make that a weekly Friday feature!!

    Thanks for the party Paulie, it was a good time! Apparently my cousin up in Indy is still drunk!!!

  2. Barb says:

    Great party – I think I’m going to have to hire Laura & Stacy for my next party! I have a brand new microwave, I don’t think they can kill it, I don’t think………

  3. Martha says:

    Barb don’t under estimate my abillities…I can break almost anything.

    Paul, I’m sorry I killed a much loved member of the family. He did die peacefully, one beep and he was gone.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Eh, it was time for Mikey to go… I’m now on Sears’ website. You’ve given me a chance to use up the Sears gift card that I didn’t use up with last year’s refrigerator purchase.

  5. Debbie says:

    Great food, great party, Mikey did not die in vain… 🙂

  6. Amity says:

    I’m afraid of meat that comes in bottles, regardless of what it’s made of.

  7. Gentri says:

    Just found this site, not sure if meat in bottles is an option!

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Huh, that seems pretty neat. I’ll have to try it some time.

  9. Gretel says:

    I suppose you need a WORKING microwave, but microwaving CD’s (without good data on ’em) and (solid) Ivory soap is REAL FUN (1 at a time–never tried the two at the same time). You’ll get a lil’ plasma cloud or poofy snow-like soap. Next I’m gonna put a drop of food coloring on a lil’ cube of Ivory, nuke it, and make pretty blueish flaky poofy soap.

    oh oh–you’re ridin’ the marta 1 X a week–blog fodder–whoo hoo!!!

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    This just in… Mikey the Microwave is still dead. “Gretel”, I shan’t be trying any of your tricks in my new microwave.

    And yes, I am trying to ride Marta for more material. Weather permitting I will be on tomorrow.

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