On most mornings it’s the sound of loud music played through cheap headphones sounding like a swarm of mosquitoes that bothers me on Marta. This morning it was the cell phone conversation in which a woman asked how someone’s “chill’run” were doing and another woman who had fallen asleep and was snoring loudly, that got the better of me. I wish Marta had a designated “library / quiet” car on which no talking, cellphones, or iPods were allowed.
Also in my dream world I meet and date intelligent and beautiful women like C|Net‘s Veronica Belmont.
(picture stolen from her Flickr account)
Hey, it’s my dream world. Go get your own!
An Almost Star Studded Walk Home
“Jane Fonda has a big movie premiere tonight.” was the answer I was given when I asked the security guard what was going on. I had to inquire because unlike every other time I walk past the Woodruff Arts Center there were a lot of fancifully-dressed people, tv cameras, and cars pulling up as if it was a red carpet affair in Hollywood. I didn’t see any of the celebrities who were arriving (I really didn’t wait around either), but according to our local fish wrapper celebs and well-to-do people did attend.
I did see a celebrity of the ITP variety later in my walk however. While walking through the Virginia-Highlands I saw one of the dudes from Gringo Star (A Fir Ju Well) walking down the street. I should have stopped him and asked him why two of the six songs on the new CD were reworked post-consumer recycles from previous releases, and why I was charged $10 for a six-song CD when I could have purchased each song individually for $0.99. However I really like the band and am terrible with small talk so I just walked on by. Besides, he might have wanted to shake my hand and you probably know my concern with that…
According to their MySpace page Gringo Star is due to tour Europe starting Friday. So if they are already over there then I am completely wrong and the dude in Gringo Star has a minor-celebrity look-a-like in Atlanta.
Because I Am An Adult
Because I am an adult I can eat a Double Chocolate Crisp (flavor) Power Bar “Nutrition” Bar for breakfast. Because I am trying to lose weight I am okay with this because it contained only 250 Calories (not great calories, but only 250 nonetheless).
ITP Flickr Pic
It could be worse
I could be eating ice cream for breakfast.
What Have You Been Up To?
This is the question I get from my friends and relatives that haven’t seen me recently, and who obviously don’t read this blog.
My usual answer is “Not much.” or “I don’t really know.” My new answer will be “Commuting.” Now that I have incorporated Marta and walking into my (mostly) daily routine my commute has soared to three hours. I takes one hour to commute one way completely via Marta, and roughly and two hours to do the Marta ride combined with a four mile walk (settle down, I’m slow and running is not quite in the picture right now). And that’s on a day that Marta doesn’t have mechanical difficulties…
Throw in the fact that I’ve started cooking again, and there goes at least another waking hour comprised of grocery shopping, cooking, eating, and cleanup.
Add in at least eight hours making money time in the office to support my habits.
Toss in a hour of “personal hygiene” time, and at least one more for hobbies (internet, tv, reading, photography, finances, etc)
And that about sums up my life.
It’s past time for me to start planning the content that will make up my Arizona trip in a few weeks. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
CD Pick Of The Week
It would have been fitting if Dream Theater had a new CD dropping today; I would have picked it sound unheard (which I believe is the audio equivalent to sight unseen).
Instead I’ll be picking the new release from Maximo Park. I’ve heard but a couple of cuts of the “Our Earthly Pleasures” disc, but I do like what I hear.
You were expecting me to pick the Bjork release? Keep dreaming.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – lost
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Husker Du — “Something I Learned Today”
Website Of The Day – Ever wonder what your dreams meant? Try Dream Moods to see if they can help you figure them out. Hell, it was either that or point you to the home of Dreamland BBQ.
Exercise (b)Log – 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…”