Or is it Merry Dead Presidents’ Day? I can never remember.
The cold weather this weekend really screwed with my plans to do things. I wound up spending nearly the entire weekend in the house — no running, no hashing, and no photography. I did plenty of cooking, television watching, and podcast listening, with a smattering of reading instead. Somehow I also managed to spend a shitload of money this weekend. You’ll read the details of my purchases over the next few months.
How could I not start with what was the obviously the biggest news story from the weekend (forget that people are dying all over the world, because that is old news)?
To further prove that I am a little more than left-of-center when compared to the rest of society I have a different slant on the Britney Spears story.
Everyone seems to be stunned that Britney has shaved her head. I have admitted that I am attracted to women with short hair, although this is a bit extreme even by my standards, so I am not too flipped out by this. People seem to forget that her hair will eventually grow back, or she can adorn a wig whenever she desires. What no one else seems to mind was that she followed this action by going to a tattoo parlor and permanently embedding ink into her body.
So what I gather from the publics’ reaction is that temporary bodily disfigurement bad, permanent bodily disfigurement good. No sir, I just can’t agree.
And The List Keeps Growing
Over the weekend I read yet another post from a blogger who is hanging up the digital bits. I have decided to start tracking the deaths of my favorite blogs over in a new section called “Blog Dead Pool.”
To balance the news I went to my domain registrars and re-upped my domain names. I’m not going away any time soon.
There’s A New Nuke In Town
On Saturday morning I quickly figured out that outdoor activities were not in my future. I decided to use the time to go out and purchase a new microwave. I did some research on the microwaves offered by Sears, Best Buy, and Lowe’s. Before trekking out to Northlake Mall I headed to Edgewood Retail District to compare the in-store offerings of Best Buy and Lowe’s. I arrived at ERD around 9:50am to find Best Buy closed (they open at 10:00am), so I headed directly to Lowe’s. When I left Lowe’s I had a microwave in hand. The moral of this story? Stores should open early on Saturdays if they want the early-bird business.
ITP Flickr Pic
I did a lot of cooking this weekend
This was a chicken curry dish from Real Simple magazine. It was good, but could use a little more oomph!
It’s On Like Donkey Kong
Oh CBS, you tried hard to fuck things up but I was too clever for you this time. Now that we are out of football season I saw no reason to believe that the Amazing Race would start late, but for some reason it did.
With but one episode in the books I am hooked! Because I was a late adopter of the Amazing Race (season seven I believe) I am not familiar with all of the All Stars. I was a little startled to see that Eric and Danielle have hooked up. I remember their flirtatious ways, but figured it was nothing more than a showmance.
Look Who’s Going Out Tonight
Tonight I’ll be braving whatever cold exists to head up to The EARL to see guitar legend Dick Dale. I am hopeful that this will be the great display of guitar playing that I imagine that it will.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Shins — “New Slang”
Website Of The Day – Urban Curators is a pretty neat movement. These people are going into areas of urban decay and making makeshift art galleries with them.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
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.