Real warm weather has yet to arrive and I can already tell that my home’s air conditioning unit has lost its cooling feeling. I’m not overly surprised because I had to have it “charged” a few years (three? four?) ago which means that there is a leak in a normally closed system. I don’t mind things being a bit on the warm side, but there is a limit to my tolerance.
If You’d Taken Marta — You’d Be There By Now
That is if there is a state of frustration.
Ninety minutes elapsed from the time that I left the office yesterday until Marta finally pulled in to the Arts Center station. Arts Center station is not my final destination. At Arts Center I decided that I could use the exercise so I hopped off the train and started to walk to my car. Because allergies have been kicking my ass and I was carrying two bags, I really didn’t want to exercise. But being on a Marta train that wasn’t moving anywhere quickly made me feel worse, so exercise it was. I cheated a bit when my buddy Harold passed me three miles into the four-mile walk and I took him up on an offer to take me to my car.
Even with his help I got home around around 7:30pm — a full 3:30 after leaving the office.
If it wasn’t Friday.
If gas wasn’t $3 per gallon.
If rain wasn’t in the weather forecast.
Had I not purchased a 7-day Marta pass yesterday.
You could bet the house that I would have driven to work today.
Stacy did I get the wasn’t / weren’t correct here, or did I fuck it up again? Eh, nevermind…)
ITP Flickr Pic
Oh looky, a tomato.
A tomato that cost me nearly as much money as a gallon of gas. WTF?
This Season Of Survivor Is About As Exciting…
…As watching business meetings take place. For me this season continues to have no pizazz. I keep thinking “Here comes the ole Mark Burnett switcheroo” and then nothing happens. All the build up occurs to where it looks like person X will get voted out, and then person X gets voted out. Huh? That’s not the way it’s supposed to work.
Take care Alex. Here’s a nice new-fangled Reach toothbrush for you to keep those pearly-whites of yours shiny. Now please go sit next to the person who you back stabbed last week.
Why doesn’t Survivor take a cue from Big Brother and show some of the behind-the-scenes action of the jury? I bet that there are more fireworks around their spa then there are in the survivors’ camp.
My Biscuits Are Getting Soggy
Oh poop, the weather outlook for Montgomery is really crappy (30% chance of rain all weekend long) so I’ve decided not to take a trip down to catch a Biscuits game this weekend.
While this incoming rain puts a damper on my outdoor plans I do hope that it washes away the pollen which has caused me to have a week-long bout with scratchy, watering eyes and sneezing.
One Way Or Another, There Will Be Corned Beef In My Mouth This Weekend
The New York Corned Beef Society Of Atlanta will be serving it up this Sunday at Twain’s in Decatur. Normally I’d tell you right here whether or not I will be there, but I am working on something for this weekend so I am not sure if I will be in attendance. That should not stop you however. Go. Eat meat. Even if you are a vegetarian. If you don’t, the terrorists have won…
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – strange
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Deerhoof — “Matchbook Seeks Maniac” (Deerhoof always reminds me of a former Atlanta band Toenut)
Website Of The Day – You’ve been a great audience this week, so I’ll give you two, count’em two, websites today. The first is for a place I should have gone to last night but forgot, the East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market which will be held from 4:30 – dark each Thursday through October. The second is an interesting blog called Save The Deli which is trying to ensure an American way of eating does not vanquish.
Exercise (b)Log – walking, 3 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – Marta
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…”