Since I’ve just gotten out of bed, two hours later than planned, today’s post will be written at lunchtime.
Maybe it was the heat. Maybe it was the hash. Maybe it was the beer. Or maybe it was the combination of all three, but there was no way in hell that I could have gotten out of bed on schedule this morning.
STOP! (for pedestrians)
You know those crosswalk signs which have sprung up in the middle of the streets like weeds over the past few years? Those signs that have a little Stop sign painted on them, and some statement about “pedestrians in the crosswalks” below it? I contend that they must be removed.
For some reason people continue to be confused by these signs and come to a crawl, or worse yet come to a complete stop, when pedestrians are nowhere to be found. On Saturday I nearly plowed in to the rear end of one such idiot as he came to a complete stop right in front of me.
Bag Me, Bag Me Not
I’ve been searching all over for some specific bags recently. In fact, on Saturday I visited no fewer than five Targets looking for something.
First there has been a search for a messenger’s day-bag in which I can carry a subset of my camera gear. The bag should not look like a camera bag because the purpose of this bag is to have it as I go to places where I don’t want to advertise that I am carrying camera gear.
Then the is the issue of some water-proof pouches that I bought at Target. Last year in Target’s luggage section they sold a pack of two water-proof, zippered pouches from a company named Embark. Because of the questionable weather forecast on Friday night I used the ones I bought for the first time and was quite pleased. So Saturday I went to buy more. Not a single Target in a ten-mile radius had them in stock, nor was there any indication that they planned on re-stocking them. Bummer. This may take me in another direction however. Today I might swing by REI and look at their dry-bags. Anyone have much experience with them?
ITP Flickr Pic
On Friday night I went to the Braves game
IMO there should be fewer vendors of cotton candy and more vendors of beer.
Learning The Hard Way
On yesterday’s hash I learned (thankfully) that I am not allergic to the sting of a yellow jacket. Unfortunately to learn this I had to be stung by a yellow jacket. I suppose that if I had an allergic reaction I could have tried to convince the sweetest person in the world, my friend Betsy, to let me use her EpiPen, but that would have meant that I would have had to run much faster in order to catch up with her.
Also yesterday there was a supposed coyote sighting on trail. And here I thought that I had to travel all the way to the Grand Canyon to see such a beast. I didn’t see the coyote, however, because that would have required me to run fast and be up at the front of the pack — something that I could not do if I even wanted to.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – lethargic
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The National — “Squalor Victoria – #1”
Website Of The Day – SplendAd collects tv commercials and allows you to view them. It seems odd that I would watch the same commercials on the internet that I skip on tv, but I do.
Exercise (b)Log – hard Black Sheep hash yesterday
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Lose five pounds. (starting weight 200+ lbs)