I’ve been back ITP for one day and am contemplating taking off again for the weekend. One complication is that I have a ticket for a play called “False Creeds” at the Hertz Theater for tonight. Other than that my schedule is free and clear, however, and the thought of driving to a warmer climate even if only for two days intrigues me.
Yesterday’s career fair at the University of South Carolina was mildly successful. For my co-worker who struck up a conversation with an attractive employee of the company situated next to ours it was probably a little more that mildly successful.
Without time and a camera the only thing that excites me about trips like these is the hope that I get decent meals. Yesterday I was not disappointed. I skipped the career fair’s deli spread because I was promised a delicious sandwich from a Columbia institution called Groucho’s. We barely made it through the door before their 4pm closing time but were rewarded for our timing. The sandwich I had there, called the STP Dipper (three meats, cheese and a dipping sauce), was delicious, I drank Pepsi from a fountain (yum!) and was served by a beautiful young lady who had a smashing British accent and looked a lot like a young Olivia Newton John. All of this for $7.
On the way out of Columbia we also stopped at a place called Lizard’s Thicket for some meat-and-three take-out “for later.” After eating the STP Dipper it was hard to think about getting another meal even if it was meant to be eaten hours later, but I did anywhere. Somewhere along the drive back to Atlanta I remembered that I had no microwave and the no way to reheat the meal quickly. It now sits in my refrigerator at home awaiting my return when I can heat it up in my toaster oven.
ITP Flickr Pic
Taken with the camera on my phone through a slightly tinted window.
And I like it a lot more than many of the shots I take with my Nikon D50.
What The Fuck Are You All Talking About?
Yakitty, yakitty, yakitty, yakitty, yakitty. I see it every day on my commute whether it be by car or train. It seems like everybody is on their motherfucking cellphone at all times!
I realize I am far from the Poster Boy for the cellphone industry. If not for my addiction to the internets and email I’d have the most basic phone with a camera and the lowest-price plan I could get. Shit, I’d probably be on one of those pre-paid deals. Seriously, I have never spent more than 120 minutes on my cellphone for any given month in the seven years that I’ve been a cellphone carrier.
I just don’t get it. Are people really that bored? Could you not turn on the radio, put in a CD, listen to books or podcasts? Am I really that much of a loner?
Oh and to those of you who wear the Buck Rogers / Lieutenant Uhura bluetooth headsets jammed into the side of your head… you look like idiots. Seriously, you do.
I Should Learn To Stick To My Guns
WARNING: Survivor spoiler included
I returned home early enough to watch Survivor. Actually, I was lucky enough to return home to find out that my timer to record Survivor was not set properly. I am sure there will be future weeks when I cannot watch the show “live”, and will want to watch it recorded.
In picking third for my “Who Is Going To Be Booted On Survivor Contest” I chose Erica and her Sideshow Bob moptop. I was wrong. This week I was Certain that Sylvia had no chance in hell to not get voted off, so I chose her. Who gets booted? Erica. Argh!
I’m not feeling much for this cast of castaways yet. I know that it’s only week two, but I need to buy into them and there persona for me to really enjoy the show. Unlike The Apprentice I won’t give up on the show mid-season, but I make no guarantees for the future.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – shitty
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Youth Group — “Catching & Killing”
Website Of The Day – You know that I like the animation and cartoons, right? Well, I’ve found another goldmine for this sort of material at AniBoom.
Exercise (b)Log – none
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.