Should I Stay Or Should I Go

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.

Oh Columbia
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.

Adluh Flour

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

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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6 Responses to Should I Stay Or Should I Go

  1. Barb says:

    how did Erica keep that fro so perfect? I can’t believe that it can stay that nice, shouldn’t it start looking like dreadlocks? (yes, this question comes from the white girl that doesn’t understand that type of hair)

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    As a person with the finest of baby-fine hair I have no idea how she did it.

  3. Amity says:

    I think it always takes a few weeks to get in to the characters/contestants. I wonder if Boo is going to keep getting boo-boos. You think he’s the one that has a medical emergency next week?

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    No, I think it will be someone else. It’s too obvious for Mark Burnett and his gaggle of editors.

  5. debbie says:

    “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.”


  6. Steve says:

    I have often times wondered who all these people are takling to on MARTA… and I’m riding earlier than you. Geez people, get a life already.

    At least when I’m talking to the voices in MY head, I know who they are…


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