Get Ready For Some Rain

This morning I had to gas up the Jackmobile. The car needed a serious windshield cleaning, but when I saw that the gas station’s car washing machine was on I quickly decided to give it a good washing. This is a sure sign that rain is on its way. It’s been sometime since I’ve sat in my car as it is being washed because I have always been concerned about taking it into a car wash when the bike rack was attached. This might come as a surprise, but while sitting in the car as the water was sprayed and the car gently rocked from the jets of water I was completely at peace. While sitting in the car I didn’t even care that I had just spent $44 for a tank of gas and $9 for the car wash.

Another sure sign that it will rain tonight is that I am going down to the Braves game tonight for a company outing.

ITP Flickr Pic
Okay, one more vacation shot, but only because I like it so much and I finally got around to uploading it.

Old Route 66

This was Route 66 back in the Olden Days. Now these are just reminders of what used to be.

Hey I Know You. And You. And You…
I briefly crashed the ending of last night’s S.L.U.T. hash. For reasons far too old and trivial now I’ve boycotted this since its inception so going to the end of it was a little surreal for me.

However, when I got there I was pleased to see all of my friends. It was comforting, although admittedly not as comforting as sitting inside your car as it is being washed. It seems like a long, long time since I’ve hashed. That will all change this Sunday when I hash with the Black Sheep Hash, which will probably knock the living daylights out of me.

It’s Gotten Hot In Here
People in the 1950’s were smart. Back then they built practical housing with cross-ventilation, whole-house attic fans, and air conditioning. People since the 1950’s have not been as smart. When I purchased my house the windows had long-been “painted shut” (which eliminates cross-ventilation) and the whole-house attic fan was broken (I looked into replacing it a few years ago, but I had air-conditioning so I didn’t). As I’ve mentioned before, the air conditioning is now kaput.

Luckily for me south-facing half of my basement is built against Earth which allows it to stay approximately ten degrees cooler than the main floor in the summer. Last night I really needed this because the coolest I could get the main floor was 82 degrees.

There are currently few options
1) Spend a long, hot, miserable summer in the house.
2) Spend a shitload of money to get the air-conditioning repaired / replaced.

Since I have another majorly-expensive trip planned for this summer I have been leaning toward option #1. After last night I am quickly shifting toward option #2.

Psst – Wanna Know A Secret?
I am working on a new website. No, not a new look to this (although it is overdue for a makeover), but rather whole new a photo-a-day blog. I’ll give you the URL if it ever launches.

Don’t mind me, I’m probably just crazy from the heat.

Call For Help
Anyone out there know a wonderful massage therapist? Sitting in a car wash for five minutes is nice, but an hour having someone work the knots out of my body would be so much better. If you would either leave contact information in a comment, or shoot me an email at itpBlogBox [at] gmail [dot] com that would be great.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh, it’s been long and trying week
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Elliott Smith — “High Times”
Website Of The Day – It’s Friday, forget about work and catch up on all the Hollywood Trash news at Reality TV World.
Exercise (b)Log – I watched people finish a hash. That has to count for something.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My (now clean) car

May Goals
1) Lose five pounds. (starting weight 200+ lbs)

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Get Ready For Some Rain

  1. Stacy says:

    Go Cubs! 🙂

    (I’ll be there for Sunday’s game myself!)

  2. Barb says:

    I vote to get the a/c fixed, or you will be grouchy all summer….
    I know of a good massage therapist, she works in roswell/alpharetta/johns creek, the cities are too confusing anymore. I just know where it is on Old Alabama. Let me dig up her number and I’ll send it over. (she is single too, if that matters to you)

  3. Gentri says:

    Thanks for stopping by last nite! It was a fun hash and we had a decent turnout, that’s for sure! I’ve learned a valuable lesson also… pre-cook everything! It worked out in the end, but I got to speak to very few people I was so busy! Had to have been surreal for some of my old school neighbors to look out their windows and see 40+ hashers blocking their/our street!

    I’m also going Sunday to BSH3 after my sabbatical…

    nice pic, have you uploaded the bulk of them yet?

  4. Gentri says:

    FYI we can get those windows open for you, it’ll just take some sweat, which you’ve got already apparently, a razor knife and a pry bar…….

    I didn’t have AC for 4 years at my place and used one window unit (hey, you can borrow it! just sitting in my shed!!!!) and a box fan as a “whole house fan”

    Let me know about he window AC………..

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I tried unsticking some of the windows when I first moved in. After cracking one of the panes I quit.

    I’ll be okay without a/c for now, but I’ll be sure to holler when I am not.

  6. Steve says:

    I’m sure there is a rule 6 for boycotting hashers showing up at boycotted hashers.

    I too have a couple of window units currently not in use. I’d loan you our whole house fan, but…

    And a secret to unsticking windows is to start by pushing down (closed).


  7. Martha says:

    You should have come with me to Cabbagetown for some free Nike swag. Maybe next week.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Next week I’ll be drinking at Taco Mac to get June’s free glass (okay, it’s really just to drink beer)

  9. Damn, that shit is so old those are telegraph poles!

    Option Three: unpaint the windows (they have chemicals for stripping paint) and fix the fan.

    Use Pixelpost, it owns. My friend uses it. He likes it a lot.

  10. romanlily says:

    As far as massage goes, I’ve liked Eileen O’Connor. She works out of Natural Body in Decatur and another studio in L5P. Cell is 770-634-5688 — tell her I sent you.

    In East Atlanta, there is the “Rub Club.” Never been there, but have actually heard good things about it despite the slightly scary name. One of their massage/chriropractic therapists is in the boot camp I attend. More info at — their rates are pretty darned competitive!

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