Band Names And Ramblings

This time zone is currently killing me
I expected to sleep late yesterday morning, but when the alarm went off this morning and I returned to sleep for three hours I was a little weirded out.

They Deliver Even When You Request That The Don’t
Knowing that I would been gone for a week I put a “mail hold” order in with the Post Office. They ignored this. I new this before leaving for Arizona because I was smart enough to know that they probably would ignore it, so I put the mail stop request to start the day before my departure. When mail sat in my box the night before my departure I knew that it was time to try Plan B. Luckily I was able to contact my friend Laura, who lives near me, and have her scoop up any mail that was delivered.

To show my appreciation for her efforts we headed up to the Graveyard Tavern for dinner and a couple of beverages.

ITP Flickr Pic
The initial results of my panoramic attempts are in and I am a little less than satisfied. Unfortunately Lightroom doesn’t seem to provide a way to do panoramic stitching, so I will either have to import my photos into an old version of Photoshop Elements, or find a free utility that will run on an Intel Mac.

Until then, let’s enjoy something else shall we…

This Can't Be Good.

As you can probably tell, the horse won this battle.

Band Names And Coffee Table Books
For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to start a band. And for nearly as long I’ve wanted to produce a “coffee table” book. What do these two things have in common? A name — “The Makeshift Memorials.”

As I drove around Arizona I saw a wide array of makeshift memorials along the road sides; one of these memorials even contained a motorcycle helmet.

While I was in Arizona I heard that a young lady was killed near the corner of my street in a one-car accident. There is currently a makeshift memorial near the location. I expect to document this makeshift memorial this weekend.

What is the “law” on makeshift memorials anyway? Is it littering to construct one? I know that someone has lost a loved-one there, hence the makeshift memorial, but should Society have to be constantly reminded of this? Do we all have a “right” to mark the location of our deaths? I know that I am a soulless, crass sonnabitch for thinking about such things, but I do.

The band will never materialize. However don’t count me out on the book, even though I have just found out that someone has beaten me to registering Rats!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – tired and ready to spend a lot of time at home trying to catch up.
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Stars Of Track And Field — “Movies Of Antarctica”
Website Of The DayCertified Angus Beef, obviously not for the vegetarians.
Exercise (b)Log – none
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

May Goals
1) Lose five pounds. (starting weight 200+ lbs [official weigh-in tomorrow])

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to Band Names And Ramblings

  1. Debbie says:

    I may be going to hell for it, but those memorials creep me out — especially when they are kept up for years after the accident. In the Great Farm Hunt of 07 (still ongoing) I passed on one lovely property because it had one of those where two people had died — in 2003. Clearly their loved ones are going to keep that thing going for awhile. It had crosses, statues, a rock garden, memorabilia, love notes… I wonder what the actual grave sites are like. BUT, it would make a cool band or book name.

    Great rodeo pic. I love the sharpness of the fringe of his chaps flying up next to the blur of the horse.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I thought of you kids a lot as I tooled around Arizona. Obviously there are a lot of ranches, horses, and cowboys out there.

    Thanks. I took a lot of shots at the rodeo. There were a lot of blurry ones. Also I hesitated posting ones that have riders wearing helmets, it just seems so “un-rodeo like” to me. However, the one I posted was too cool becasue the bull was completely off the ground.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I don’t know what the law is, but I know that some states are concerned about the dangers of people slowing down to look at the roadside memorials (or stopping to tend them), and so they’ve designated a single memorial for all highway fatalities. I doubt that will stop anyone from memorializing the exact location of their loved one’s death, though.

  4. Barb says:

    I dare you to go take it all a way……….. yes, I’m heartless as well. Cemetaries are designed for that sort of thing, not street corners.
    By the way, when do you want your bike back?
    I went to St. Pete and got to see lots of rain (& wind) thanks to Tropical Storm Barry, I can’t believe we didn’t get any rain here at all. Soon GA will be just like AZ at the rate we are going.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Shoot, if I knew you were going to St Pete I would asked you to stop by my mom’s house to say hello. 🙂

    I’ll be getting the rack back on Jack tonight or tomorrow. I’ll get when you when I do so that we can agree on a pickup time and payment. Thanks again!

  6. Barb says:

    we were drinking the majority of the time, I don’t know if you really would have wanted us to go see your mom………

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