And The Lightbulb Goes On

The Enemy Within
I have always know that I am my own worst enemy. Yesterday that fact was driven home with clarity.

Stacy, Phil, and I were joined by another of our hashing friends Steve (Davy Crochet) at Taco Mac last night. While we were seated Stacy, Phil, and Steve were looking at a guy at another table (initially because he was wearing a specific t-shirt). When this guy stood up Steve said “He’s pear-shaped. He’s dead to me.”

Pear-shaped? Where have I heard that before? Oh that’s right, that’s exactly how I described myself yesterday. As far as I know Steve doesn’t read this blog.

Guess who realizes he needs a change?

ITP Flickr Pic
This was taken when I first constructed my shadowbox.

The Provider Of Light As The Receiver Of Light

I’ve since made a few tweaks to make my shots better, but this shot was too apropos.

Lights, Camera, Action
This is a big weekend for me. I will be attending a two-day photography class about studio photography and lighting. even thought there are a lot of fun things going on this weekend I am really looking forward to learning this subject matter.

I received a bit of a crash course from some friends last weekend, but other than that I am really in the dark when it comes to studio lighting. (get it? in the dark… oh, I kill myself. Paulie, the pear-shaped comedian!)

Burning The Candle From Both Ends
Not only will I be learning some lighting, I’ll be all over my ITP playground this weekend.

Tonight I’ll be at The Drunken Unicorn to see The Thermals. btw- Does anyone (Smoove D?) know if I can bring a camera into The Drunken Unicorn?

Tomorrow night I’ve double-booked myself. Early evening I’ll be attending my friend Nicola’s house-warming party in Grant Park. I am intrigued to see her new abode because if I have my bearings correct, she has purchased the house which is next door to the first house I looked at when I was house hunting eight years ago. After leaving the party I’ll be headed back to The Drunken Unicorn, this time to see Atlanta’s own Kill Gordon (warning, this link goes to MySpace). Want to know more about Kill Gordon? Swing over to Cable & Tweed later. If all goes to plan I will have posted an article about them by the time you get there. 🙂

And on Sunday, Sunday, SUNDAY, I am going to try and make it to Smith’s Olde Bar to see David Lowery (think “Cracker”) play and unplugged set.

Late Edition
Don’t forget that the “Fuck with the Natural Order of Things 2005” (ie the “Amended Daylight Savings”) Plan occurs this weekend. At 2am on Sunday morning we (at least most of us) turn our clocks ahead one hours. The good news? This means longer (and warmer) days are in our near future.

For Some The Lights Go Off
In case you haven’t heard the news, CompUSA is closing almost half of their retail outlets. I stopped by the one nearest my office to pay my last respects and to try and pick up a few bargains in the process. Not surprisingly, most of the things that I want are not really discounted (yet?) so I passed on making any purchases.

Because Timing Is Everything
This is your weekly Survivor spoiler…

Poop! I’ve lost more eye candy. I thought last night’s episode was another mediocre episode. The tension between Rocky and Dreamz turned out to be nothing.

I was rooting for Yau Man to get ousted (he was my pool pick this week) and thought I might be in good shape when he had a brain fart during the Immunity Challenge.

And apparently they are going to merge tribes next week. This makes perfect sense to me, otherwise Ravu is going to die out there…

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Young Knives — “Weekends And Bleak Days”
Website Of The Day – While I am a little bothered that 18 Seconds redirects to “” it’s really their message that counts. The website is dedicated to educating the public about the use of compact fluorescent bulbs.
Exercise (b)Log – none, although I slept like a champ

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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11 Responses to And The Lightbulb Goes On

  1. Stacy says:

    Yay! The earlier you blog, the sooner I can procrastinate at work!!

    About Steve’s comment: Y’know, he’s not the type to insult his friends willy-nilly so I’m just guessing if he thought it applied to us or if any of us had a major weight issue he would have been more sensitive about it. (That being said, yeah, it took me off-guard too, especially given I didn’t think the boy was all that big at all! What did I miss? Was it my angle?)

    Anyway, it’s like your “table top fox” terminology I learned last night too (that was it, right?). Shoot – I’m going to be thinking about that every time I get up from a table now! (“Okay, Stae…suck in gut, THEN stand up…one, two, three, GO!”) Heehee 🙂

    I dunno. Just throwing it out there. But in other news – yay! You accomplished #7 up there. You and Phil both looked very nice last night, leaving me to be the slob that I am (slob with pretty green toenails, that is). Purposefully green, not rotted, for those of you playing at home.

  2. Stacy says:

    The thing that sucks the most about changing the clocks is having to wake up at 2 o’clock in the morning to do it. :p Not very convenient, folks!

  3. D.D.D.Dave says:

    Dude, I would not bring a decent camera to a thermals show…I’ve seen em a few times and it can get a little rowdy.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Table Fox (n) – A woman (or I suppose man) who looks good while seated at a table, but once she stands up is not as desirable as you initially thought.

    I do not take credit (responsibility) for this definition, although I admit to having using it in the past.

    I didn’t think that the guy was large at all. What struck me was that Steve was using the same derogatory term that I applied to myself earlier that day.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Hmmm, I hadn’t thought about that D.D.D.Dave. Thanks for the head’s up.

  6. Phil says:

    Enjoy your photo classes this weekend and please let me know the good/bad points. I plan on taking the class eventually.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Will do. I am sure I am going to be spending more money after getting to play with the really cool lighting toys this weekend. 🙂

  8. Steve says:

    I thought about calling you last night to see if the Taco Mac trip materialized. The mizzus was in Augusta (drinking on the company nickle), so I stayed home and accomplished a few chores.

    BTW, let me give a shout out to Surley Temple. If you are in need of painting, he is your man- he’s really doing a bang up job at the, soon to be on the block, Brockett Estate.

  9. Barb says:

    I 2nd the Surly Temple shout out. He did a great job on our bathroom tile.
    I wouldn’t worry about Davey’s comment, he is obsesive these days about his look, especially since he has the hot new out of town boyfriend. He’s gotten too skinny, in my opinion.

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I’ll have to talk to Surly about doing some of the jobs around my house.

    Davey’s comment just struck me as being odd since it was the one I used against myself. It made me understand why I lack self-confidence and haven’t been on a date in six months.

  11. Yes, you can bring a camera in there.

    No, I wouldn’t bother. The stage lighting is downright terrible, and the place looks like ass when illuminated by flash.

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