Ouch. This morning I dropped my car off for its 60,000 mile Major Service (they call it Major to let you know that it will be expensive). The early estimate is $440, but I am sure they will manage to find another $200 or so work that needs to be done. I suppose I shouldn’t complain. In June I will have had the car for five years (minus the six stolen weeks) and I have not had any problems.
I Should Be Able To Pee On Your Shoes
I have a habit that I enjoy doing in bars; it’s called drinking. Occasionally I drink at home, but nothing makes me want to drink more than being in a bar. Unfortunately drinking generates a byproduct called urine. Fortunately establishments are required to have a rooms dedicated for the process of relieving oneself of this terrible byproduct. It would be rude if these rooms didn’t exist and I peed on other people’s shoes. Does it seem unreasonable to force establishments to have theses rooms? Afterall they could simply install drains in the floors. People shouldn’t be concerned about my urine because their clothes can easily be laundered when they get home, and my secondary urine has never been shown to cause negative health issues for those whose shoes I’ve moistened. I paint a pretty disgusting picture, don’t I?
Let’s now apply the same logic to smoking.
Like drinking smoking is a habit (whether considered good or bad is personal)
Like drinking smoking creates a byproduct — smoke (and to some extent litter)
Unlike drinking establishment can choose to allow smokers do disperse their byproduct anywhere in their bar.
Because of this I must ingest the secondary some from others (possibly causing me ill health) and leave the establishment reeking of cigarettes.
Before you think that I am calling to outlaw all smoking, think again. I wish that I could regulate smoking within music venues since when bands come to town they generally play only one night, at a single venue. Therefore if I want to see a certain band that’s playing at one of the few smoke-free venues I am forced to suffer from the byproducts of others’ habit. I have no choice other than to not see a show, which is what I have done on some occasions.
Smoke all you want in a bar because at least then I have alternatives; I can go to Decatur bars, or drink at home.
And finally, smoking doesn’t make you look cool. You look as cool as a forty-one year old bearded man standing around in a Trees Atlanta t-shirt.
ITP Flickr Pic
Speaking of bad habits
No, I was not responsible for emptying all of those cans.
I Heard There Was A Little Race Yesterday
Too bad I hadn’t heard about it, I surely would have trained and taken part…
Kudos to all my sick friends who ran their hearts out yesterday. Please feel free to wear your shirts around me and ask me why I don’t wear mine… 🙂
Damn You Hoyas!
My dream of keeping my sports betting dynasty in place has ended. Those rat bastards from DC threw my brackets into a tail-spin by beating North Carolina yesterday.
At least my beloved Gators are still alive, and I will be nowhere near the action this weekend when the Final Four comes to Atlanta. As for me I’ll be slumming OTP. But more about that later in the week.
The Amazingly Late Race, Part 2
It happened again last night, I was glad that I had stayed at home to watch. Darn basketball.
I was stunned how the flights to (insert wherever the hell they were trying to get here) were. For the first time since I’ve started watching the Amazing Race teams were forced into massive time separation. Even so, it was strange that Danny and Oswald nearly won the leg.
Damn I still cannot stand Mirna and Charla. They get on my every last nerve!!!
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – pollenated
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Built To Spill — “Big Dipper”
Website Of The Day – What’s that green? Oh, it’s pollen season in Atlanta. What better place than Pollen.com to find out all about Nature’s sperm (which is an incorrect term according to the Almighty Wikipedia).
Exercise (b)Log – a smattering of bike riding yesterday
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.