Twas The Night Before Another Hallmark Holiday

I’ve just eaten one of the worst breakfasts I’ve had in a long time. Part of the problem was my laziness, part was not. The guilty breakfast consisted of a bottle of three-day-past-date-but-not-soured milk and a biscuit that I think may have been fried because it was crunchy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, both of these purchased from the cafe on the ground floor of my office building, and a piece of sausage-egg casserole that I was too lazy to heat in the microwave. The worst part of this breakfast was that I ate the entire thing because I am programmed not to throw out food. Lunch will be accordingly diminished to compensate for the amount of food I’ve just eaten.

I Hate Pant Shopping, I Love Old Navy
I have some work commitments over the next few weeks which require pants that are not blue jeans. Want to take a guess whose waistline has swollen beyond the legion of “nice” pants which hang in his closets?

Yesterday I marched into the Fantasyland known as Old Navy. According to the pants I purchased I am the same waist size as before and two inches taller. Man I love Old Navy! I’m not sure if their odd sizing is due to poor workmanship, or to make the customers feel better about themselves so they continue shopping at Old Navy — either way I don’t care.

ITP Flickr Pic
This was my dinner last night.

What's For Dinner Tonight?

I had time to kill before my final Composition class, so I stopped into the Tin Drum at Lindbergh for a meal.

Gel Down, Stick Up
Lately I realized that I have seemingly been using far more deodorant than I have in the past. I know that I am not in need of this extra amount of deodorant, so I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s because that I am using gel deodorants instead of stick deodorants. I have a suspicious feeling that popularity of gel deodorants has nothing to do with their superiority over stick deodorants. Instead, I think that the companies who produce deodorant have done massive studies and have concluded that people use more deodorant when they use gels over sticks and thus increasing their sales.

Anyone have a rebuttal?

CD Pick Of The Week
It’s obvious from the lack of new releases today that CDs make lousy Valentine’s Day gifts. I guess you are supposed to make mix-cds for this holiday.

Given the limited selection I’ll have to pick the new release from Lucinda Williams called “West.” I have not followed much of Williams’ career, but what I’ve heard I’ve enjoyed.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Faint — “Desperate Guys”
Website Of The Day – If you are into the “Save the World” and “Treehugging” bullshit like I am, then you might enjoy reading the website Lighter Footstep. Lighter Footstep is a site dedicated to sustainable living.
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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14 Responses to Twas The Night Before Another Hallmark Holiday

  1. Martha says:

    It is called ‘Vanity Sizing’ (though I’m sure it is possible for someone over 40 to still be growing?) and it is a popular marketing technique.

    The Spanish government is now involved and requiring standard sizing in all its stores.

    and now a link to useless information

  2. Re: All Things Smelly (or, rather, not)

    Gel deodorant – never been a fan. It’s just…goopy. I reckon it works and all but it feels disgusting.

    In other thoughts..whatever happened to aeresol spray deodorants? Do they still exist? Does anyone know anyone who uses them? I really never understood how those could be very effective.

    You know, for one being into that save-the-world tree-hugging bullshit, 🙂 I’m surprised you don’t use “The Rock” all-natural stuff. Again? I can’t imagine scraping a rock across my pits and it actually working though.

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I also think in addition to “vanity sizing” it’s poor workmanship. When shopping in Old Navy I always take two of the “same exact sizes” because they will inevitably fit differently. I only buy the one which has a scoosh more room.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Aerosol? Have you ever heard of this little thing called Global Warming? 😛 Eh, it’s probably cheaper to produce gel or stick deodorants.

    I don’t believe anything The Rock does, or endorses. Hell, I don’t even go and see any of his movies.

    When I start using a rock as a deodorant I will also start worshiping crystals in order to keep myself healthy.

  5. Thanks for the Lighter Footstep linkage! I’m off to hug another tree … 😉


  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    No problem Chris. Thanks for putting up a really good website. I wish nothing but the best for you.

    ps- I’m a bit embarrassed for using “bullshit” in my blurb now.

  7. Tin Drum, my ass. Why are you eating weird foreign foods? Do you want the terrorists to win? The next time you’re at Lindbergh, get your ass a tasty all ‘merkin burger at Five Guys Burgers. They’re pretty damn fine, but I still prefer Fatburger (which you should also visit, it’s on Sidney Marcus in the same plaza as Coco Loco, which is also mighty tasty, by the way.

    Hey, check this shit out, I can comment now! All I had to do is move.

  8. The terrorists have won, don’t you know that?

    I’ve not tried the 5 Guys Burgers yet. I’ve heard good things, but I wasn’t into getting a burger yesterday. I used to go to Coco Loco a lot, but just wanted a simple fake Asian meal.

    I noticed that you no longer show up as a spammer. This proves the theory that root cause of spamming is environment and not education.

  9. Martha says:

    No need to go to Lindbergh there is a Five Guys right here in ERD. I’ve heard good things but I don’t eat a lot of burgers these days.

  10. Oh man I can’t believe I’m happy to be OTP right now (for work, you see, not a lifestyle choice) — but there happens to be a Five Guys right down the street. I am most definitely getting me some tasty cow for lunch today! Thanks for giving me the craving, all you evil lovely meat-pushers!

    Heh. I said meat-pusher.

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I have, and probably never will use the phrase “meat-pusher.” If for some reason I must, you bet your sweet ass it will be OTP.

    *off to finish today’s entry*

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