Sleep Should Be A Four-Letter Word

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

Not The Vendor I Was Seeking

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 DaySplendAd 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

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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Sleep Should Be A Four-Letter Word

  1. Stacy says:

    I know I shouldn’t be, but I’m a little envious right now. I would’ve given my (healthy) eyeteeth for an extra couple hours of sleep this morning!

    [okay, maybe not, but you get the picture]

  2. Gentri says:

    Sleep may not be a four letter word but “beer” and “hash” and “Bwana” sure are for me today… ok, maybe not that last one, but you see where I’m going! My *ss is dragging today too, but that was just too funny last night, and since the “Commodore Cl*ts” hash didn’t kill us, we get to keep our “man cards” for another week!

  3. Stacy says:

    I’d suggest contacting Jackass. I bet he may have recommendations on messenger bags that would do nicely for you.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I’ve thought about that, but haven’t since my needs are different than that of a real bike messenger.

  5. Betsy says:

    I knew it! I AM the sweetest person in the world!!! That’s why the yellow jackets love me. When I’m around, you don’t need an EpiPen. They’ll come after me, and leave you in the clear.

    It’s a BetsiPen. I should market and charge $$ at hashes.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    That’s what happened. It all makes sense now. The yellow jacket was going after you, but because you run so fast it had to settle for stinging me.

    The BetsiPen would be the best hash giveaway ever. 🙂

  7. Barb says:

    Aren’t man purses (I mean messenger bags) sort of in style these days with the hip kids? I would think they are sold all over the place, though I have never looked to buy one, so I don’t know this for a fact.
    I bet cotton candy makes the ballpark more profit $$, and parents HAVE to buy it for their spoiled kids, so they know they will sell it.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    They are in style, but I want one that has more function than form that doesn’t look like and equipment bag.

    I heard that the cotton candy sells for $4.50 a bag, fine profit indeed.

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