I think only Chuck Norris could have gotten more accomplished this weekend.
It Wasn’t A Bad “Bad Date” But It Wasn’t A Great “Bad Date” Either
My friend Stacy and I went to the Horizon Theatre to see “Bad Dates” on Friday night. Being currently (and perhaps permanently) “unattached” I think really want to wallow in the misery of someone else’s tales, no matter how fictional they may be.
As we both found out that night, the play was a one-woman, one-set affair. I think that the play would have benefited from at least one other actor because playing off the audience didn’t seem to work all of the time. Both Stacy and I agreed that the actress did a fine job and that at some point we stopped seeing her as an actress playing a part and more like the person to which this was all happening.
I’d recommend you go see “Bad Dates” however the show has now closed. Don’t fret, Horizon Theater is now kicking off their 2007 season so you have plenty of opporunities to support local theater there.
One Goal Done, One Goal Dashed
As we near the mid-month update for my February goals I am happy to announce that I’ve accomplished one already, and have all but thrown in the towel on another.
On Saturday I met up with my friends Stacy and Phil for a breakfast / Survivor watching / photostroll / lunch gathering. Due to Survivor recording circumstances we gathered at my house early in the morning and headed up to Honey’s Kitchen for breakfast. Breakfast was good, although I do wish that Honey’s ran a little more efficiently.
Back to my house the three of us watched the first episode of
The Apprentice: Fiji Survivor: Fiji. I enjoyed the episode even with the silly new twist thrown into this season. However I was very disappointed that one of the only two women that I looked forward to seeing for a long time, Jessica (the other being Rita), was booted immediately. To further drive the stake into my gut Phil correctly picked Jessica and will be assigning Stacy and me a song to purchase from iTunes.
Once Survivor ended the three of us headed out for some picture shooting. With the chill in the air, and a secret desire to mark off one of my February goals, I suggested that we head to the Center For Puppetry Arts. The lack of light in the building combined with the restriction against using flash (although I saw people do so regardless) made it a very tough photoshoot. I also realized that I’d like to go back someday without a camera because I felt I was too concerned about the shots and not as concerned about taking in the beauty of the puppets.
Sunday morning found me questioning my sanity because I was once again starting my training for the ING Half Marathon at the end of March. I ran 4.5 miles miles at a comfortable pace before heading back to my friend Betsy’s for some Tweety Bird waffles and beer. (side note: Betsy was this week’s host for our Sunday morning runners’ group) At the end of the run I felt the inner part of my left knee twinge a bit. I thought little of it. When I went to sit down I twisted the same knee awkwardly and felt considerable more pain than a twinge. I thought a lot about it, but hoped that it was nothing more than temporary discomfort. My knee still bothers me this morning when I twist it in certain ways. This is not good at all. I don’t think I’ve damaged the knee badly, but I do think that I’ve damaged my ability to train for the half marathon.
ITP Flickr Pic
From the Center For Puppetry Arts.
I didn’t get many quality shots there, it was rather a tough place for me to shoot.
But The Brick Store Doesn’t Sell Bricks
There is really only one answer when someone asks me the question “We are meeting at the Brick Store, do you want to join us?”
I met up with some Flickrites at Brick Store in Decatur for a few fantastic beers and as much people-watching as I could take in.
I learned something quite important to the rest of my life on Saturday night. I am a disturbed man whose appearance scares even me. There is a picture of me taken that night which helps me understand why the women I want to date have no interest in dating me. I’d link to the picture, but you may be eating a meal right now and I wouldn’t want to ruin that for you.
Dying alone…. here I come.
I think it’s time for me to re-read the manual for my camera. I’ve been really frustrated by my shots lately and think that either I am doing something wrong, or at least could improve upon my skills by using some different settings.
Tonight is the last night for my Composition Class. While I’ve enjoyed it, I think my current frustrations have limited my participation. Over the next few weeks I am going to re-read the handouts I received from the class to see what pearls of wisdom I missed the first time around.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – defeated
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Arcade Fire — “Intervention”
Website Of The Day – You have two more days to find love before V-Day. If you’ve exhausted all of the other online meeting sites, give Kizmeet. Don’t look for me though, I’ve thrown in the towel.
Exercise (b)Log – Fri, Sat, Sun; none, none, running, approximately 4.5 miles
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.