But My Body Thinks It’s 7:30am

Don’t Call Me The Weather Man
I spent the majority of this weekend indoors. A month ago I signed up for a studio lighting photography class because I gambled that the weekend March weather would be cold, rainy, or both. If you live Inside The Perimeter you know just how wrong I was.

Even though I missed out on the best weather we’ve had this year and all of the fun things that came with it, I had a remarkably rewarding weekend in class. I’d forgotten how much fun it is to learn.

ITP Flickr Pic
I have a number of great studio shot from this past weekend.

The Sleepoceros

However since this is how I appeared for the majority of Sunday night none of them escaped my camera.

The Perils Of Dormancy
When it comes to activity-killing activities sleep is like the Harlem Globetrotters; it just seems to keep on winning over all competitors. Much like the Globetrotters most people around the world are big fans of sleep, while I am not such a fan.

On Friday evening I got home from a short happy hour with co-workers and decided to take a nap so that I could be well-rested for The Thermals show. About an hour later my friend Mike called me to arrange a meeting time and after quickly doing the math that calculated that I had another ninety minutes to recharge my batteries. Somehow I managed to sleep one hundred and twenty minutes and when I awoke it was 11:30pm and I had no desire to get up and leave the house. I heard I missed a good show.

I did make it to The Drunken Unicorn on Saturday night to see Kill Gordon. Also on the bill, unbeknownst to be was The Hiss, a band whose set I’ve wanted to see for some time. I was kinda kicking myself for not bringing my camera even though I agree that The Drunken Unicorn is a bit of a hole. Kill Gordon puts on quite an energetic show, and the crowd was small enough that I am sure that I would have gotten some great shots — some that were at least better than the guy I saw there who didn’t look like he was sure how to use his Canon.

I Bought It Because I Didn’t Want To Have To Set It!
A few years ago I got tired of setting my alarm clock after every East Atlanta power outage. To remedy this I bought one of those fancy alarm clocks that sets itself by getting the time from a satellite. One of the side benefits of this was that it had been able to adjust itself for Daylight Savings Time too. Someone needed to tell the satellite operators about the Great Change Of Time Act of 2005 because on Sunday morning my clock didn’t “spring ahead”. When I came home later in the evening and it still had not adjusted itself I figured out how to do it manually. Now I wonder if it will “spring ahead” an hour in a few weeks and I will have to manually set it again. Fuck You Congress for playing Mother Nature!

Can we just do away with this nonsensical adjustment of time?

The No-Longer-Such-An Amazing Race
WARNING: spoiler follows

Wow, I never saw this coming! Mirna and Shmirna outlasted Rob and Amber? Are you kidding me? Seriously, was I in such a haze last night that I accidentally thought that I saw the team who won the first three legs of the race finish in last and get ousted?

I have to admit that I’ve now lost a notch’s worth of interest in Amazing Race. I guess that I will still watch it to the end, but it really won’t be the same for me.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – I feel wrong
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Sufjan Stevens — “Come On! Feel The Illinoise!”
Website Of The Day – I thing I might have to kickstart my workout routine by including some Bed Jumping.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing

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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2 Responses to But My Body Thinks It’s 7:30am

  1. Stacy says:


    Man, I am so with you on the Amazing Race. I was hoping hoping hoping it would have been a non-elimination round, but I guess that was too much to expect. (That and the other teams would probably think it was rigged.) And to go out like that, too! On spelling?! Man, it must have killed them to find out later what had happened. I can see Rob going to the Philippines now and pissin’ all over them in revenge. I know I would.

    Some reality show better snap those two up ASAP because it’s instant ratings when they’re around. Love love love me some Rob and Amber

  2. Barb says:

    Danny & Oswald, Danny & Oswald, Danny & Oswald. They are my favorites, though I will miss Rob & Amber. Guess spelling wasn’t their strongest skill.

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