Super-Sized Edition Of Inside The Perimeter

Holy shit this is jampacked with goodness. You might just have to split this in two and package some up for tonight.

Who Can Be So Wrong, Yet Gainfully Employed?
Um no, the answer is not Paulie, it’s “weather forecasters.” The amazing amount of rain which was to hit the southeast never really materialized and I canceled my trip to Montgomery, Alabama for no good reason. It could have been worse I suppose. I had conjured a plan which had me flying to New York for the weekend, but when I realized that my brother’s schedule was entirely booked I scrapped that idea too.

I did manage to make the best of it though. Unfortunately I slept through the majority of Friday night, but made up for it on Saturday and Sunday by being mega-productive.

The Real Inconvenient Truth
On Saturday I decided to use my Netflix membership again by watching An Inconvenient Truth, one of the two movies in my possession. Apparently I will have to check Netflix arrivals a little more carefully in the future because I found this minor discrepancy…

The Real Inconvenient Truth

Argh! That’s strike one, Netflix.

Instead, I watched Borat on Saturday night. I’ll admit that I enjoyed it, but it did make me feel more than a little uncomfortable at times. I now wish that I had watched more of the interviews with Sacha Baron Cohen when he did the talk show circuit to see how many times he got arrested and accosted while making the film.

Hey Whities, Can We Stop With The Gang Signs Already?
Seriously, I see so many pictures on Flickr of hip white “kids” flashing faux gang signs in order to look hip and cool it’s ridiculous. I’m not the only one who has noticed this either. Go check out this funny music video called “White Girls & Gang Signs” on YouTube.

ITP Flickr Pic
On Saturday night I made a Chicken Cordon Bleu casserole.

Dinner, Up Close And Personal

It actually tasted much better than it looked. Additionally my sad little point and shoot camera does poorly in the low light of my dining room so the picture is not as tack-sharp as I would like it to be.

Okay, now that’s funny! I recently updated the Flickr Uploader program on my home Mac and didn’t realize that I was up loading Super-Sized images. I used to have the settings on the old version set so that the largest image was 600×800 to make uploading quicker. If you want poster-sized versions of the stuff I uploaded yesterday, now is the time to go grab them.

The Plans They Are A Changing…
That seemed like the theme for this weekend.

On Sunday I thought about doing many things. Hashing was an option (I decided not to do it). Bike riding was an option (that was eliminated when I couldn’t tune up my bike). Photography was an option (I couldn’t think what I wanted to shoot).

So, with the car gassed up with $3 per gallon petrol I decided to knock out as many errands in one trip as possible. Before I headed out I installed the new GPS — yes, I selected Jill’s (which is fitting since I have dated many women whose name started with ‘J’. I’m still missing a Jessica, Judy, Jackie, ….) voice. The first stop was REI where I was planning on purchasing something with the 20% off coupon I received in the mail last week. Jill got perturbed as I refused to follow her directions, but I thought I knew best. Jill really didn’t like me stopping at Performance Bicycle to inquire about a tune-up for my mountain bike first either. After deciding to take my bike back to Atlanta Cycling (which is good because I forgot that I got free tune-ups there since that’s where I bought it) I attempted to go to REI. I guess this sale is more popular than I expected because I could not find a spot to park. Frustrated, I left and headed to Ansley Mall where I found out that Atlanta Cycling has moved (I should have consulted Jill first I suppose). Oh well, back in the car I got and successfully located Atlanta Cycling where they predicted that my bike can’t be ready until Friday. Bummer.

I Told You There Would Be Corned Beef This Weekend
After taking what has become almost a required afternoon nap (have I mentioned how old I feel sometimes?) I headed to Twain’s for the monthly Corned Beef Society meetup.

I Ain't No Romanlily

Damn it was tasty. I washed down the sammich with two of Twain’s microbrews — a Sleepy Conscience ESB and a Mysterious Stranger Brown Ale.

Second Place In The Amazing Race, First Place In My Heart
Well it goes to show you that getting Yielded doesn’t mean that you cannot win.

As you may expect I am pleased that the Charla and Mirna did not win it all. I perceive this perverse pleasure as a shortcoming of my character, but what the hell I am who I am.

I am not completely dissatisfied that Eric and Danielle won, but I guess that it proved that the Blondes were doing the right thing by trying to Yield them. Holy crap Eric’s former teammate (whose name I’ve already forgotten) was fucking freaky. I remember him being strange when he ran the race with Eric, but not this strange.

I like the way that Amazing Race wraps the show up in a hour episode with minimal time spent remembering those who got booted off. (Yeah, I’m talking to you and your hokey “Burn the torches of your fellow companions while reminiscing about what fabulous people they are.”

I’ll have to evaluate my decision to watch another season of Amazing Race is one occurs. This one was supposed to satisfy my need for Rob and Amber watching and failed early on when they were eliminated.

If You Had To Add One More Blog To Your Rotation
Make it Oh Hey There. I have never met Lara, the person whose blog it is, but love it completely. Her latest entry details her alcohol drinking history. Brilliant! I wish I had thought of that idea…. I bet that you’d learn a few things about me you don’t know.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – anti-social
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Idlewild — “No Emotion”
Website Of The Day – Because I am currently reading “The Evolution Of Useful Things…” websites like NOTCOT — for your ideas + aesthetics + amusement strike me as funny.
Exercise (b)Log – (Friday) walking, 4 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – Marta

May Goals
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…”

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to Super-Sized Edition Of Inside The Perimeter

  1. Barb says:

    1. Did you watch Must Love Dogs? (I love John Cusack, and it was a pretty funny movie)
    2. It was maintenence night at Mango’s last night, you could have gotten the bike all fixed for free on the spot, by the best mechanic in the city (yes, Allan was there).
    3. I got lots of rain at my house in Marietta, if that makes you feel any better, maybe Montgomery got the rain too?.
    4. Amazing Race – not a bad final challenge, they were all together so it actually was a little suspenseful. Just a little, I’m glad it is over.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    1. No. I loves me some John Cusack movies but am not in the frame of mind for “Must Love Dogs.”

    2. No idea it was going on. I’m not in the “Cool Biking Kid” Club.

    3. Huh.

    4. I am a bit glad it’s over as well.

  3. Barb says:

    But you could be in the “cool biking kid” club if you wanted to be. It is just a yahoo group and it isn’t all that exclusive……
    And it is much closer to your neighborhood than mine.

    And lastly – be proud of me, I rode my bike to work today. I took the long way, a whole 2.6 miles. Gas is almost $3 per gallon, I figured it was time.

  4. Martha says:

    Shoot Paulie, even I got an invite…and I missed the cool kid boat (let’s not even talk about biking) long ago.

    I bet if you took over a 6-pack, Mango will have a look at it for you.

    Barb, I walked up to the village last night, by the time I was back home I probably saved myself about $.60, I’ll just put that toward my retirement fund.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Eh, maybe I’ll call Mango next time. I’ve already turned it over to Atlanta Cycling.

  6. Barb says:

    how about this, if they don’t fix it right……… then you know who to call next!

    and Martha, riding isn’t going to save me much money, (I mean, 3 miles round trip) but the exercise sure can’t hurt me. Plus, it keeps Allan from giving me crap about not riding.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I will keep them in mind.

    The last time I considered biking as a means of saving money I got into my last big wreck. It cost me over $100 in cycling clothes, money to fix the bike, and good amount of money for bandages / antibiotics.

    And I spent weeks in pain as well.

  8. Brenan says:

    Really, has Cusack been in anything good since Gross Pointe Blank? Like Meg Ryan, it seems like most of what he does anymore are romantic comdedy type films or horrible dark dramas like Identity (bad) or The Ice Harvest (really really bad). High Fidelity wasn’t that bad, I suppose, though.

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I thought Cusack was perfect for High Fidelity. I also think he should have been in About A Boy instead of Hugh Grant.

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