I wish I could say that I was sneaking out of work today to go down to Turner Field for today’s afternoon game, but I am not. I have always wanted to play hooky down at the old ball park. I have never had the cajones to do so.
Benefits Of My New Commute
Up until today I’ve driven a total of sixty miles this week. Therefore I am far from consuming the $40 worth of gas that I purchased last Friday evening. This pleases me. Of course I paid Marta $13 for a seven-day pass, but that still means that I’ve saved about $20 this week.
Last night I stopped in to George’s and shared a few beers and stories with some friends I hadn’t seen since entering hermit mode recently. It was a good time, and I was proud of myself for passing on offers to get a ride from George’s to my car so that I can finish my walk.
Further, because of my walking I think I’ve found a few new decent places to drag my camera. I need to figure out how to get to these spots when the weather is like it has been recently and the light is golden.
Now if I can only figure out how to make money with this longer commute….
File Under: I’m A Freak, But You Probably Knew That
The other day a friend passed around pictures of her niece who is fewer than two years old. In the picture I could clearly see that the child had her ears pierced. I am really against doing this to children (in fact I had a heated argument with a girlfriend about this practice many years ago). I’m sure the parent thinks “Oh, she’ll eventually get her ears pierced.”, or “Let’s do it now so she’ll never feel the pain.”, or “Won’t she look pretty.” But I think “Why are you imposing your fashion will on the child. What if she doesn’t want pierced ears and now you’ve poked permanent holes in her.” What’s next, taking the infants in for tattoos? Boy Little Johnny sure looks tough running around the play yard with that skull and crossbones tattooed onto his forearm…
ITP Flickr Pic
I just wanted to prove
that I own more than t-shirts.
Food In My Hood
It’s Thursday which during this time of year means that the East Atlanta Village Farmer’s Market will be happening from 4:30pm-dark. I think that I’ll mosey up there tonight to grab some fresh veg for dinner.
I Hear Wilco Will Be On “A Prairie Home Companion This Week”
I guess that’s about all I have to say about this.
Tomorrow’s subject line will be “Friday Is Food Day”, unless of course I change my mind.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – hating the Braves
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Belle & Sebastian — “The Stars Of Track And Field”
Website Of The Day – It may be pie in the sky (now there’s a concept I can sink my teeth into) to live a world without oil, but the people at World Without Oil wants to explore the possibilities.
Exercise (b)Log – walking, 5 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…”