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
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.