On my walk last night I noticed some guys feverishly unloading a truck of plants at the corner of McClendon and Oakdale. At first I thought, “Hey, I wonder if they are making a tv show here.” Then I thought, “Geez, I watch way too much tv.” Alas, my first thought was right! As I passed the truck I peered across the street to see lighting set up in the back yard and two rent-a-cops standing near the house. I then saw a Winnebago up the street with a rack of new clothing positioned near it. Anyone know what they are filming?
All Up In My Grill
I’ve already accomplished something this year that I didn’t last year. I used my bbq. Oh I had all intentions of being GrillMaster Paulie last year, but one thing led to another and before I knew it the year ended.
Last night I cooked up a small t-bone steak for last night’s dinner and a package of sausages for later consumption (read “today’s lunch, tomorrow’s dinner”)
(hmmm, maybe I should have taken some pictures)
ITP Flickr Pic
Flickr is a funny place. I will never understand what drives people to look at photos.
This picture of my shoe taken with my cameraphone on a whim yesterday while I was waiting for a meeting to start has already gotten twenty-nine views.
While yesterday’s macro photo of a delicate, cracked egg shell from a robin which I placed on a contrasting background, carefully arranged to get its most interesting angle, and then shot using my DSLR has only gotten twenty-five views.
All I am waiting for now is to be asked to submit today’s photo into some niche group called “Shoe Photos Taken With Cameraphones” or some such nonsense.
( ( 48 * 3.14 ) / 8 ) * 2 ) * 1.49 = 56.1432
This is currently a semi-important formula in my life. It roughly calculates the cost (w/o sales tax) of the fire pit / bbq pit that I am considering putting in my back yard. Of course there are a few other associated costs that will accompany this one, but I think that I can get the project done the way I want for fewer than one hundred dollars.
If the weather doesn’t permit travel to Montgomery this weekend, then come rain or shine I might undertake this effort. The wheels are turning, and only eight years after I bought the house…
This Geek Goes To Eleven
You might need a beanie with a propeller to get this next bit.
Last night I was able to boot my old HP laptop using the latest version of Ubuntu Linux. I’m as happy as a pig near a pile of shit. I still don’t know if my all of laptop’s hardware is functional under Linux, but at least it boots.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sniffly with itchy eyes — loving the weather, hating the pollen
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Explostions In The Sky — “Welcome, Ghosts” (I haven’t heard of them either)
Website Of The Day – Funny is big on the net right now. You’d think with all of my Turner connections I would have heard of their new comedy media portal called SuperDeluxe before yesterday.
Exercise (b)Log – walking, 4 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight 200 lbs)
2) Exercise at least five days per week.
3) Read two books, specifically
3a) “722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York”
3b) “The Evolution Of Useful Things…”