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…
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.
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.
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
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…”