I Always Knew My Lawn Was Shit

Last night I got proof as I watched one of the neighborhood cats use it as a litterbox. I figured that the cat did what came naturally, its shit was providing fertilizer for a future lawn, and if having cats around means fewer mice and rats then the more the merrier. Besides, the heavy yet brief rain which pelted the neighborhood shortly after the shat provided a cleansing.

Long Day At The Salt Mine
I got stuck working late due to a decision I made to download a huge file from Apple (no, not Safari for Windows). My philosophy is that if I am going to stay past 5pm I might as well stay until 7pm (or go to happy hour) since the traffic in this town sucks so much ass. Also hampering my original night plans was the fact that I didn’t get hungry enough to warrant the La Casita dinner that I was craving; instead I rustled up a mess of spaghetti instead.

I also had plans to make a long-overdue return to The EARL for a show (last night was the Great Lake Swimmers but I was completely worn out by show time and had no motivation to leave the house.

Something Has To Give
I spent seven days in Arizona without a single day of sneezing or having a runny nose. I’ve been back fewer than two weeks and have spent the past two days sneezing and wiping up. It could be my house, my office, Atlanta, or the fact that I spent over two hours running around in the woods on Sunday, but no matter what the cause I am fucking miserable.

ITP Flickr Pic
I haven’t taken a photo in days so I’ll have to dig up something a little stale for today. Consider it like eating tasty leftovers.

There Were Cubs Fans In The Crowd

An attractive girl drinking a beer at a baseball game — for me it doesn’t get much better than this. Of course her beer of choice is crap and she was not at the game with me, so it’s not the ideal scenario but for leftovers it ain’t that bad.

Aw Man, Mr. Wizard Died
Although I didn’t discover Mr. Wizard until I was older than his target audience I always thought that the science experiments he led children through were neat. Don Herbert, aka “Mr. Wizard”, passed away at the age of eighty-nine yesterday. It looks like his final science experiment is either going to be determining the time necessary to produce complete decay of organic matter, or measuring the amount of heat produced by the combustion of a human body.

TV Is Like Books Without Words
I am currently watching two RealiTV shows, Hell’s Kitchen and Pirate Master.

I’d have far more respect for Hell’s Kitchen if the elimination process was less subjective. How is it possible that Aaron is still on the show? The man has barely participated, and when he does he is a complete fuck-up. Aaron wasn’t even nominated for elimination! Eddie may not have been a good little cook, but he was certainly more worthy of staying than Aaron.

I’ve only seen one episode of Pirate Master so I cannot completely judge whether I am going to stick this one out or not. What I have figure out so far is that it’s typical over-the-top Mark Burnett production. So far the only thing that I’ve really enjoyed about the show is that I got to find out what happened to former Kansas City Chief running back Christian Okoye — and he was voted off last week.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – wishing I’d taken the day off from work and really disappointed with the tepid coffee that I am drinking
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Devo — “Jocko Homo” (Are We Not Men?)
Website Of The Day – Have you ever called a business and just wanted to skip the crap and speak to a human? Get Human is trying to keep a current database of phone shortcuts which will allow you to do just that.
Exercise (b)Log – none
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to I Always Knew My Lawn Was Shit

  1. Barb says:

    Not that I want you to spend more money, but maybe it is your house that is causing your allergies. Even a slight case of mold somewhere could do it, and since you need new HVAC anyway, this might be the time to get that all checked out.
    I was bummed Christian got “set adrift”, I would have thought they needed him for the work on the ship. Hoisting those sails has got to be heavy work.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I agree with you on one level, but my house probably needs a 100% cleaning prior to worrying about mold.

  3. Martha says:

    You might try an air cleaner/filter, at least in the bedroom. It might help…I have one you can borrow if you would like to try it out. It’s pretty useless here with all the dog hair flying around.

  4. Steve says:

    The fact that you are living sans AC also means the humidity in the house is much higher than normal, meaning you are certainly more likely a breeding ground for mold. And staying down in the basement is only making things worse.

    Time to bite the bullet and get the AC fixed.


  5. Brenan says:

    Nice boobs.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Oh, I hadn’t noticed… 😉

  7. Mist 1 says:

    I don’t believe in drinking crappy beer in public. Lately, I’ve been wondering if I should just give in and drink the way I do at home (you know, Listerine and stuff). This post proves to me that image is everything. I will continue to drink imports.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Ha! That’s fantastic and might even explain why you are awake at 3:10am.

    btw- Under my roof nobody gets to drink the Listerine, if you can’t handle drinking vanilla extract straight-up you don’t get to drink at all.

  9. Stacy says:

    Is there really much of a choice what to drink when you’re at the game? Even if you wanted to stick with imports, aren’t there about 2 booths in the whole stadium that sell them, and then at aobut $12/beer?

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Good beer is worth seeking out. Besides, I need the exercise and convince myself that I am building a greater thirst by having to walk.

    A “good” beer is $6.50, which I am told is not that much more expensive than the others.

  11. Stacy says:

    Actually, the “others” were $6.50, too, so you might be on to something.

  12. Terri (SW) says:

    “if you can’t handle drinking vanilla extract straight-up you don’t get to drink at all.”

    Holy crap! I remember that episode of “Family Ties”- Tom Hanks as the drunken uncle caught in the pantry drinking vanilla extract because there was nothing else in the house (Weren’t the Keatons hippies? Couldn’t he have searched under their bed for their shoebox stash? Did he have to sink so low?).

    It was the great mystery of my teenage years…is it possible to catch a buzz off vanilla extract? Has anyone tried it?

    Aren’t there a lot of questions in my post?


  13. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    A lot of questions? Yes?

    Have I ever tried vanilla extract? No?

    Why? Because my parents were Catholic… there was always alcohol in the house.

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