Illfitting And Illogical

Today I am “dressed up.” To do so is one of those crazy goals of mine. However as I sit in my chair writing this I realize why I don’t do this more often, or maybe why I should possibly do this more often. I am rather pear-shaped right now (Surprise! I am unhappy about my weight) and this fact is made readily apparent when I attempt to dress tidily.

Best. Fucking. Brisket. Eva! That’s all my mind could conjure as I consumed a brisket plate at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club (thanks for the link Sarah) last night. Seriously, if you are a beef eater I suggest that you get yourself to the Yacht Club soon. The beef was moist and had a tasty, semi-hardened outer layer which could only be produced by a Maillard Reaction. Delicious. Oh, and they also serve beer.

Almost Maine, Not Quite Broadway
Let me start by saying that I love local theater. (ymmv)

After stuffing our faces with brisket Stacy and I headed over to the Horizon Theatre to see a performance of “Almost Maine.”

Prior to the show we found out that the Horizon has opened a small room up as a lounge where they serve up beverages (coffee, water, soda, and wine) as well as delicious cookies.

Apparently it was Geriatrics’ Night at the Horizon because Stacy and I were easily some of the youngest people in attendance (and that’s saying a lot since I am forty-one).

“Almost Maine” is a series of short scenes about a region of Maine (duh) all of which are supposedly happening concurrently. Two actresses and two actors change rolls between scenes keeping the pace high and making for an interesting evening. Given that the last play I saw at the Horizon, “Bad Dates”, was a one-set, one-woman show this was a nice change of pace. At first I was concerned because one of the actresses was the one who successfully performed the only role in “Bad Dates” and it took me a few scenes to rid myself of the connection between her and her previous character. That being said I am astonished that people can memorize such a volume of dialog in a relatively short amount of time.

If you like local theater and are not expecting a “big budget” production then I recommend seeing “Almost Maine.” The play runs through March 25th and tickets can be obtained via the Horizon’s website.

This has been an unpaid endorsement.

ITP Flickr Pic
This is Philip, except when he is in the Flickr World where he is known as Slingerdoo.


Philip has an awesome girlfriend Katie, a fine palate for Belgian beers, and an incredible wealth of photographic knowledge. He is pictured here today because I really don’t have much else to put up, and I doubt that he reads this blog. LOL!

I Took Marta Today Because???
Let’s see… I was up and out of the house early. I plan to hang out at the Taco Mac near the office after work. I didn’t bring either my camera or workout clothes because I didn’t want to lug a lot of stuff around on Marta. So why did I take the train today? I have no flippin’ idea.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair to midland (or “fair t’ middlin'” for you sticklers in the audience — you know who your are)
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Jam — “Town Called Malice” (possibly the Greatest Song Ever!)
Website Of The Day – Lets see how many english errors eye can make befor sending you towards the Common Errors in English websight. 😉
Exercise (b)Log – none, certainly not going to pare down the pear-shape this way…

March Goals
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.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Illfitting And Illogical

  1. Stacy says:

    Lets see how many english errors eye can make befor sending you towards the Common Errors in English websight.

    Okay, ha! Clever! That being said, it was still very, very, VERY painful to read! Ow ow ow.

    More comments in a bit…it’s going to take me a little while to get over this first.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    If it’s any consolation it was just as hard for me to type as it was for you to read. 🙂

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the Common Errors link. I use Furl to organize links to sites that may be useful to the groups I work with. I may need to add a communication section for links like that one…and Grammar Girl, of course.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I love the Grammar Girl podcasts.

  5. Stacy says:

    Okay, now that I have the page-a-day calendar on order, I feel better and can continue. 🙂 When placing an order, it asks where you heard of them. One point for “friend’s blog:” Heh! You should get commission if this becomes a pattern.

    On the other hand, your link to *me* doesn’t work. It’s the quotemark you threw at the end, I’m guessing. Not that I’ve blogged anytime recently but I’m gettin back to it, I swear!

    And this just has to be said One. More. Time.: BRISKET!!!
    Just in anticipation of the brisket, I fell out of my chair last night. Paulie was kind enough not to mention the fact that I sat down where a chair *should have been* but wasn’t. And this before any beer.

    Finally? It’s funny you’ll be all dressed up today for the Mac de Taco, as I purposely brought slumming clothes for the opposite reason.

  6. Martha says:

    I’ve almost given up dressing up for the office. At first everyone is so suprised and then they think I have a job interview.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    @Stacy: Link fixed — sorry about that. Show me the money!!! I forgot about the chair incident. Of course I an too considerate to mention it even if I had remembered it. 😉

    I dressed up mostly to complete some of my goals. It just so happens to be on the day that we are headed to Taco Mac.

    @Martha: People here think I have a date. This rumor is just as good as spreading the one about having an interview. Either way the think it makes them wonder why I am doing things differently. 🙂

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    For all you Grammar Girl lovers, she has made the Big Time.

    USA Today article about grammar Girl

  9. Stacy says:

    Oh very cool! I love Grammar Girl – good for her!

    But, huh. Now I know what she looks like! I dunno. Kind of a let down. NOT HER LOOKS, mind you! Attractive lady. It’s just there’s some of that mystery to hear a voice and have your own image of the person.

    (Incidentally, I do the same for all my other podcasts. I don’t know what anyone looks like. I know, weird, huh?)

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I have a mental image of each podcaster in my head when I listen to them. I sort of knew what GG looked like from her website, but had never seen a picture of her previously.

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