Hey all, I’m back.
Last Night’s Winning Mega Ball Numbers
16-22-29-39-42, and the Mega Ball was 20
Why I Don’t Buy Lottery Tickets
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 176 million.
And The Saddest Fact
The odds of me getting laid this year are about 1 in 175 million.
Back On Track, Also Back Off Tracks
I took Marta to work four out of the last five work days (on the day I drove in I took Marta from work to the High Museum and back). Yesterday I pulled a Marta “three-way” by running an errand at Colony Square on my way home. I’d definitely say that I used my seven-day pass efficiently.
My trips were not without their issues. At least two times I saw a train travel from my view as I reached the platform and on more than one occasion the trips were plagued with mechanical problems which brought travel to a screeching halt.
Today I drove to work. I have my reasons…
ITP Flickr Pic
Taken during my recent Marta stint
I like this for its odd, painting-like quality. When (and if) I ever get a release of Photoshop (or Elements) that will run natively on an Intel Mac I will fix the shadowing problem on the train railing.
I Got People
This is a new brilliant marketing slogan from the people at H&R Block. I almost want to get my taxes done by them because if they so willingly bastardize our language then they must crunch numbers like nobody’s fucking business.
What I have is slow people; people who make me thankful that I procrastinate. Or have they trained me to procrastinate?
Yesterday I received some critical tax-related paperwork which will impact my 2006 taxes. Thankfully I have not yet filed otherwise I would now be trying to figure out how to file amended taxes.
It’s Like A Movie, But It’s Performed On Stage
While at an Oscar party a couple of Sundays ago I realized that I hadn’t seen a single movie in the theaters in 2006 (nor have I yet in 2007). However I did see plays in theaters last year, something that many other people cannot say.
Tonight I’ll be seeing my second play of ’07. I will once again be inhabiting the Horizon Theater (hopefully I will be receiving my membership documentation soon) this time to see the play “Almost Maine.”
Different strokes for different folks I suppose.
If It’s Called “Quicktime” Why Is It So Slow?
Apple released an update for iTunes and Quicktime this week. I once again hoped that this download would fix the problem I have on my Windows laptop which makes it impossible for me to watch videos via iTunes. I click “Play” and nothing happens. Nothing. No video, no error message, nothing. I’ve had this problem for a while I keep thinking that the next release of iTunes and Quicktime will contain the solution to this problem. If the CD player hadn’t died back when I ripped all of my music a year or so ago I’d wipe the hard drive and start all over again. I’ve not done this because I am not certain that I can reload Windows via a USB CD player (I seriously doubt that I can).
Thankfully the Video Lan Client has no such issues.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – slow and bloated, time to rekindle the exercise fire
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Billy Bragg — (don’t know, the artist/title information is not being updated)
Website Of The Day – Get Rich Slowly — it’s not a popular concept in this country but your odds of succeeding are much greater than winning the lottery.
Exercise (b)Log – none
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight ~205 lbs?)
2) Run no fewer than thirty miles.
3) Do twenty push-ups and fifty sit-ups at on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays.
4) Finish February’s book and read at least one more.
5) Take Marta to work at least ten times.
6) File my Income Taxes.
7) Wear “nicer” clothes to work at least one day a week.