You Can Call Me Old Skool

For some reason I have started replaying the “Ratchet and Clank” series of games on my PS2. There are three games in the series, two of which I finished a few years ago and the third I nearly finished sometime last year. I have to say that I am enjoying the hell out of these even thought they are not the “latest and greatest” of games.

Super Bowl Leftovers
It’s Like Music For My Ears
On Saturday while I was out taking pictures in L5P I dropped by Criminal Records to pick up a couple of CDs. The CDs purchased that day were Of Montreal‘s “Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?” and Beirut‘s “Lon Gisland.” As an added bonus I also finally met Tessa, whose blog I’ve read for a long time.

Upon first listen I was a little underwhelmed by the Of Montreal disc and incredibly pleased with the Beirut EP.

Clap Your Hands Say I Bought Some Pre-Sale Concert Tickets
Pre-sale tickets for the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah concert to be held at Variety Playhouse on April 18th went on sale yesterday. You need to go to CYHSY’s website before February 8th in order to partake.

Class Registration At Showcase Begins Today
I’ve written about the fact that I’ve been taken photography classes. If you think my karate is skills are good you might want to sign up for classes yourself. Registration for the next round of classes begins today at Showcase School (this has been an unpaid endorsement).

My Winning Streak Hath Ended
Sunday marked the official ending of my sports betting winning streak. I conducted a “squares” pool at the house and joined one elsewhere as well. At home I was “in the money” in the third quarter only to lose it in the final minutes; in the other pool the same thing occurred to me in the final quarter. Oh well, it was a nice run while it lasted.

Nice, Very Nice
I am going to steal something I read recently because I think it is too funny. The following is a passage from sales pamphlet put out by Insound Records

Ode To Rachael Ray

Oh double R, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways:

Your endearing effervescent manner (your “how cool is that!” exclamations are more beautiful to me than the morning birds chirping), adorable abbreviations (who would even think to call extra-virgin olive oil “E.V.O.O.”?) and non-traditional travel techniques (“when you’re in a new city, check the yellow pages for handy restaurant tips!”) have left me wanting a plate full of you.

You wholly had my heart when you once took a sip of ice water and exclaimed, “Mmmm.” Only an angel could love water so fervently. But alas, you are far out of my little league. You can make meals in thirty minutes flat that would cost me many years and tears to replicate. My egg pasta frittata and macho gazpacho salad do not deserve to be in the presence of yours.

You have best-selling books, a new talk show (replacing Tony Danza, no less) and have set a new standard in entertainment television with “$40 A Day.” But it was that revolutionary program which ripped off to the fact that we weren’t meant to be together. You see, you think that spending $40 a day on food is a bargain, and I consider it a travesty. You’re an uptown girl, and I’m a downtown guy. You’re from the Hills and I’m from Reseda.

I’m sorry, Rachael, but it just won’t work out. It’s not you or, heaven forbid, your cooking. It is me.

So though I will still be passionate for your pureeing, and will continue to be bewildered by your bacon-wrapped asparagus bundles, our love shall never be. I’ll have to settle for Paula Deen.

The rest of the pamplet contained recipes for the indie rocker, but this made me laugh aloud so I just had to steal it.

ITP Flickr Pic
I call this “Suffering For My Art”

Skyline From The Park

It was seriously cold the night I took this (a week ago Monday) with a wind chill that made my hands shake. At least I managed to get a picture I liked out of it.

CD Pick Of The Week
The Apples In Stereo have a new CD today (called “New Magnetic Wonder”)!

I said, The Apples In Stereo have a new CD today!

I’ve not heard the majority of the CD, but I have heard a few singles and was given the “bonus tracks” disc by the lovely Tessa whilst shopping in Criminal Records on Saturday and like what I heard.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Apples In Stereo — “Can You Feel It?”
Website Of The Day – My buddy Darren turned my on to today’s pick; it’s the Young Gallery (and not the Youngblood Gallery as I identified it this morning). It’s a slick gallery site from which I will be trying to steal some of their photographic knowledge.
Exercise (b)Log – none

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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7 Responses to You Can Call Me Old Skool

  1. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I must have bored you all today. Here it is 12:30pm and not a single comment.

    I’ll try to be more entertaining tomorrow. 🙂

  2. Debbie says:

    Great pic! Ode to RR was a hoot. I haven’t been able to make myself dvr her talk show, but I am kind of curious… in a mild, likely to take not action kinda way.

  3. hansel says:

    RR is too effervescent and grating for me.
    Re: nuking soap and CD’s–my microwave oven works fine even after several CD’s and Ivory bars, plus, nuking Ivory makes the kitchen smell fresh and clean. You only need a few seconds to fry a CD. Google it—it seems to be Ok for humans and the oven.
    Felt bad about your dearth of comments. Any Marta stories yet??

  4. Barb says:

    I watched the Rachel Ray show once, she is a bit too perky for me, but it is kind of entertaining. Recipe for mac & cheese seemed like it would have been really good. And she even tells you it isn’t healthy, she told everyone when they make it, they needed to skip lunch & exercise that day. That was pretty funny.

  5. kathleen says:

    i went out to youngblood gallery for the first time on saturday to check out an exhibit. super friendly folks, and some of the art was quite lovely…and very nearly east atlanta peeps!

  6. kathleen says:

    oh sheeeeesh.

    just re-read yer posting, the website wasn’t for youngblood gallery, if was for youngphoto…sorry. i’m confused (and probably confusing…)

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    @”Hansel”: Not going give the microwaving a try. I am sure it is a cool trick, but not something that I am willing to attempt. No Marta today, I needed to drive in.

    @Barb: If I can watch RR with the sound off I might make it through an episode, but I doubt it.

    @kathleen: The error is on my end. I guess I was thinking about the Youngblood Gallery near East Atlanta when I was typing this morning. I’m about to make a correction now. Sorry for the confusion *I* created.

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