Feeling Almost Like Myself

After nearly three full days of feeling miserable I think that I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Last night I was home early and spent nearly the entire night on my bed watching internet video (podcasts mostly, no YouTube)

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Half Marathon
I decided that I can’t run it; so I will not. Instead I will be heading up to Lake Hartwell on Saturday to have dinner at a friend’s lake house and returning on Sunday for a post-race party.

I nearly decided that I was going to strap my bike onto my car tomorrow and head “somewhere” alone after work and stay there for the entire weekend but then I realized that I had a ticket for the Cold War Kids show tomorrow night. I’ve already missed more shows than I care to admit to, and this will be one that I certain want to attend.

Your Weekly Survivor Spoiler (A Day Earlier Than Normal)
I’ll give you a chance to avert your eyes

Once again it has been proven that “nice guys finish last” (or at least get voted off earlier than others). I didn’t exactly care for “Rocky” much to begin with but the way he treated Anthony (at least as it was shown) was despicable. And further, he was rewarded for his behavior by getting Anthony voted out. I am tired of seeing bullies come out the victor. I don’t believe that Rocky will win the million dollars, but I was disappointed to see that he remained in the game.

Speaking of The Game, I think that this will be my last season. I am done with the shenanigans of setting up teams and then mixing up teams before the merger. I know that Survivor thinks that they need to change up the game so that people don’t know what will happen, but it has all gotten old for me.

I will say that I thought the Immunity Challenge was pretty neat last night. I wish that they had run independent courses however. I know that having the teams battle for position creates good television, but I would have like to see how each managed the course independently.

It looks like www.InsideThePerimeter.com is starting to make a name for itself. My Akismet spam comment filter is picking up more than two hundred cheap-drug-horny-asian-poker-mortgage comments a day (spare me the insult if your site gets considerably more). I used to be able to scan the list looking for wayward entries, but the task has grown to be too difficult. Therefore from now on I will let the filter collect the garbage and auto-delete them after fifteen days. If you leave a comment that doesn’t get published let me know and if time permits I sift through the mire looking for it.

Good-Bye Larry “Bud” Melman
I am old. I remember watching David Letterman when he had a morning show. I remember watching “Late Night with David Letterman” on NBC. And I remember watching “The Late Show with David Letterman” on CBS. All this occurred before I pretty much decided to give up watching most “network” television.

Along the way (at least until 2002 — long after I stopped being a frequent viewer) there was always Larry “Bud” Melman played by Calvert DeForest. DeForest’s character was a somewhat lovable oaf who met his match in the form of a cue card quite regularly.

DeForest passed away Monday, he was 85.

Oh Me? I Don’t Watch TV. I Don’t Even Own A Television…
You know the people who say that in the most indignant of ways to make you think that they are above watching television? Fuck them.

If you are not one of these asshats, and you have been waiting for Apple TV finally hit the streets, then you are in luck. As of yesterday Apple TV has arrived.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – frustrated
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Bloc Party — “Hunting For Witches”
Website Of The Day – I’m doing a lousy of job of providing you with photos, so try Shorpy | The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog until I get back on my feet.
Exercise (b)Log – guess

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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13 Responses to Feeling Almost Like Myself

  1. Amity says:

    I’m with you on Survivor. I thought that Rocky was sealing his fate with his showiness at tribal, but Nooo. Although, I think Anthony would have been the next to go, even if they had gone with Rocky last night.

    Personally, I kind of liked the tribal shake up last night. Esp. when it came to Boo. He thought he had it all worked out and then they flipped the switch on him, which I think makes things pretty interesting. Also exciting to see that the weaker tribe ended up coming out ahead.

    And, whoever comes up with those challenges is a f*ing genious sometimes. They must smoke the good sh*t they find there in the islands to come up with some of those ideas. 🙂

  2. Amity says:

    Oh yeah, and I’m interested to see what happens when Lisi comes back next week. She’s got the foot-in-mouth disease, huh?

    And I’m enjoying seeing Earl come into his own. I think he’s a pretty good stragegizer and he’s smart to align with Yeoman. I hope that all works out for them.

    (okay, I’ll get out of your comment box now! :))

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    The other reason that I hated to see Anthony go was because my friend Phil picked him in our weekly pool. RATS! (I had Yau Man).

    Yeah, Lisi (who was picked by Stacy) made an incredible blunder. I love how Probst calls people out now. I don’t see her staying in the Boys’ Club too long.

    You may spend as much time as you like in my comment box. 🙂

  4. Steve says:

    I’m glad you’re feeling better. You have definitely been in a funk.


  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I am not out of the woods yet, but I may be a little closer to their edge.

  6. Stacy says:

    See, Lisi has always seemed a bit off to me…not one of the “pretty people” per se. I haven’t watched last night’s episode yet, but the fact she’s done something a little off doesn’t surprise me at all.

    We’ll get you out of the woods this weekend, Paulie. By, ironically, taking you to the woods.

  7. Barb says:

    I didn’t think Lisi’s comment was that bad, I think Jeff just took it the wrong way (on purpose maybe?)
    I loved that the boy’s club lost, but I’m with Paulie, I would have liked that challenge to have been separate. (can you imagine being on the team that thinks up the challenges? what a fun job)
    And Anthony did terrible at the challenges in general, so no big loss, and Rocky will be gone soon enough I’m sure.

  8. Leopolda says:

    I’m at least 4 weeks behind on Survivor episodes.. I was all proud to remember to watch it tonight only to find out it aired LAST night…oh well…It’s just not engaging me this season.

    Secondly—WHY does one have to be on drugs to come up with krazy Survivor challenges or write good songs or TV show dialogue (e.g. The Simpsons or The Office)?? All the (ok all but one or two) pot smokers I know are skizzed out & lack the ability to come up with anything clever or entertaining to a non-high crowd. I’m ALWAYS amazed to find out there are so many adults who smoke pot. I suppose if it affected me in a positive way I would smoke it. Instead it makes me WAY paranoid. PLUS how would I ever procure the pot? I’m worried driving to a party with a case of beer in my hatch back/passenger cabin—how could I ever transport the stuff or paraphernalia? Still I think it should be legal and we should tax it. Not gonna go to NORML rallies, but don’t think it’s any worse than ETOH. My 0.02…..

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Me thinks pot is not the fuel for artistic creativity. I think that a lot of the “harder” drugs are.

    My Libertarian beliefs lead me to believe that pot should be legal. If I smoked it I might care enough to protest, but I have no interest in doing so.

  10. Stacy says:

    Me thinks Leopoloda took a hit before responding….

  11. Leopolda says:

    ARGH–I’m frequently accused of using it when in fact I hate the effects. I tried it again about 7 years ago and I STILL HATE it. f#$%*&’ hippies…. grrr…

  12. It’s all good Leopolda.

    Pot smokers and hippies are often two different things though. Just keep that in mind. 🙂

  13. leosomething says:

    I KNOW pot smokers and hippies are not the same—but I’ve found that I have little in common with both groups thus I make sweeping generalizations and put people into categories so MY life is easier and I can ID and dodge the annoying people. Fuckin’ hippies…. ‘It’s all good’—argh!!!!!!!!! You were TRYING to rattle me right? I played right into it….

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