Damn me! Damn me!! Damn me!!! My apologies for not posting anything yesterday. Keep reading and it will become obvious why I did not.
Happy Fucking Birthday, ‘merica!
I know better, but somehow I just couldn’t keep myself in line yesterday.
I started the day exactly as planned. I woke up early and was out the door by 5:30am. After finally figuring out where I wanted to park I grabbed my camera gear and started walking down Peachtree to the finish line of yesterday’s Peachtree Road Race. This was the year that I avoided doing the hash’s pub crawl — sobriety was the goal.
After watching the wheelchair racers speed by I started my walk back to my car, parked strategically close to where the final beer stop for the pub crawl was to happen — one or two beers would be okay.
After watching the race winners speed by, later followed by those for whom “speed by” would be a generous assessment, the Black Sheep beer stop opened. It was at that time beer drinking started and race photography ended.
Had I ended the morning’s escapades then today’s post would have a completely different flavor. No, instead I thought that it would be a good idea to follow the pub crawl up to Black Bear Tavern. Smooth move, Ex-Lax. I think that my thought process had something to do with food and the lack of it I was suffering.
I am sure that I annoyed the living shit out of all of those I encountered. At this point I was officially drunk. I remember snagging one of the few remaining hot dogs, that was the only thing I had to eat.
Much fun (at least for me) was had until I ripped my favorite pair of shorts trying to squeeze by a chair to get out of the building.
The walk back to my car was hot, but incredibly refreshing.
A while after returning home a sudden and overwhelming feeling of lack of control struck me. I can’t figure out how I was on the bathroom floor, but I was. I think the cool kids call it passing out. I thing the rock stars call it standard operating procedure.
Nothing was accomplished beyond this point.
Things I wish to not repeat
– Comparing the relative comfort of hardwood floors to ceramic tile
– Puking (so long, hot dog)
– Waking up on the bathroom floor to find out it’s 7:00pm
– And then again to find out it’s 9:30pm
– Staggering from the bathroom floor to bed
– Missing fireworks… again
– Waking up sometime later, starving and head pounding, only to go get some bread and milk from the kitchen before returning to bed
I have only myself to blame. I regret so much of what I did yesterday and I cannot let it ever happen again.
I hope that your day was better.
ITP Flickr Pic
Here is a photo I might have posted yesterday. It’s another of those that I like that has seemed to gather no interest on Flickr. Oh well.
In case you a wondering it’s part of a statue in Decatur and I used a wide open aperture (f/2.8 if I remember correctly) to get the shallow depth of field.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – disappointed and still rough around the edges
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Mando Diao — “TV & Me”
Website Of The Day – Social Networking for and an activity that long pre-dates the web — book reading. Go find out what your friends are reading at Good Reads.
Exercise (b)Log – walking, approximately 3 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
0) Celebrate my 42nd birthday
1) Get my first Ruby / Ruby on Rails program written
2) Get my photoblog up and running