A Full Spectrum Of Emotions

If you’re not feeling emotions then you’re not living. If that statement is true then I’ve been close to living a full spectrum of emotions over the last few days.

Happiness Is An Almost Clutter-Free House
While I have yet to finish “It’s All Too Much” I have read enough to inspire me to continue my house de-cluttering project. I am starting to see a marked difference and with it I am starting to feel like a weight has been lifted from my shoulders (now if I can also get around to removing it from my waist I’d be really happy).

Yesterday the trash collectors / recyclers removed
– a trash can filled with boxes for electronics, some of which I no longer own
– a large bag filled with plastic garbage bags (these were stored in a kitchen cabinet, why I had so many I could not figure out)
– a large shopping bag filled with magazines I have not opened in years

Tomorrow I will be filling the car with things that will become the property of Goodwill.

Man it feels great to wake up to a clean house. Just think how happy I will be when it’s air-conditioned again. 🙂

Nothing Makes My Blood Boil Quicker
On my commute home yesterday I rode behind some fucktards who were certain that the Earth was their personal trash can. On no few than three occasions I saw pieces of paper get thrown out the window by the car’s passenger. How hard is it to keep the trash in the car until you reach your destination? How hard is it to then take that trash and put it into a trash can?

I’ve probably mentioned it before, but littering infuriates me! Littering is lazy. Littering is pointless. Littering is disrespectful.

ITP Flickr Pic
I managed to confuse myself yesterday (seriously, it’s not that difficult). When typing a description for this picture I wanted to use the word which describes a person who sews (not “seamstress”, a different word)

Oh, Darn It!

I typed the word “sewer” and immediately thought “Wait a minute, that’s the word for the pipes which transport sewage. This can’t be correct.” so I changed the word.

As it turns out, I was correct after all.

Mini RealiTV Wrap Up
Joe Don Is Long Gone
My guilty partial-pleasure recently has been watching Pirate Master. The show is filled with flaws (imho), but I have found it to be intriguing. This week the captain and his two officers managed to continue to pluck off the men on the ship who pose threats to their power by getting rid of Joe Don. I will be interested to see what happens when the crew gets pared down to the point where they cannot have teams.

Who Packed Their Knives?
I watched Top Chef last night and I cannot remember who was booted. I do remember that Gail Simmons was once again absent and that doesn’t make me happy at all. I still think that this is the most “real” of the RealiTV shows I watch because the contestants are judged on their skills and there is little politicking.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – all mixed up
Current Music – none, I am watching the Tour de France (Interesting TdF fact: According to what I heard, the first American to ride in the TdF was Jonathan Boyer in 1982. Huh, I thought the first American would have ridden a long time before that.)
Website Of The Day – Speaking of trash, do you ever wonder about all of the plastic water bottles we have made since the inception of “bottled water”? Refill Not Landfill is trying to raise awareness of this problem.
Exercise (b)Log – none
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

July Goals
0) Celebrate my 42nd birthday
1) Get my first Ruby / Ruby on Rails program written
2) Get my photoblog up and running

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to A Full Spectrum Of Emotions

  1. Amity says:

    Camille went on Top Chef. Previously un-notable, as far as I can remember.

    I was laughing to myself yesterday about Pirate Master and how they tried to persuade Azmyth (sp?) to keep Joe Don to keep the game “competitive.” Uh, isn’t the whole point to be an underhanded pirate who does anything necessary to plunder the booty?! There’s no room for competition when it’s all about the winnings. However, it does make for a more watchable show…

  2. Barb says:

    I don’t get the munity deal, the officers now get to vote too? They just haven’t explained the rules well enough. I thought they just needed the 4 girls to vote munity, (and of course Jupiter wouldn’t, but that is another story), but why did they keep Louie over Joe Don? Dumb girls…. though the tall blond is pretty good at solving the clues.

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Hey, Amity is back!

    Ah Camille, we hardly knew ye.

    More about Pirate Master:
    – I thought it odd that the officers have a say in the mutiny vote, but I guess that mutiny would require everyone’s voice. – I was mad that the black team was able to follow the red team running to the anchor because the tall blond figured out the clue. I wish that they hid two treasures.
    – Why don’t they admit that they are not on the ship when they do the vote. That is so obviously a set — otherwise they would never have the same moonlight in the water for each vote.

  4. Martha says:

    I have no comment on reality tv…however did you see where the city of San Fransisco will no long use city money to buy bottled water (darn hippies) but what a simple step to cut waste.


  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Wow, that’s really cool. I guess that I am really old school. I try not to buy bottled water, and try to drink from the faucet instead. Whatever doesn’t kill you, right? 🙂

  6. Martha says:

    I get really upset at the hashes sometime when I see the trash full of half full water bottles. I’ve been trying to bring a big water cooler instead. Still have to use paper cups but they have to be better (and MUCH cheaper) than all those little bottles.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    LOL. I thought you were going to say “half full beer bottles” and then I remembered that you were talking about the hash, where no beer goes unfinished.

  8. Steve says:

    I would say that the Jonathan (a.k.a. Jacques) Boyer was the first American. Although the Americans started the cycling craze back at the end of the 1800’s and were frequently world champions, even we weren’t crazy enough to try and race around France for a month. And during the middle of the century, we were so un-competitive, we held national championships while the world championships were going on. Jacques placed 6th in the Olympic RR in Montreal in ’76.

    Cycling for $200, Alex.


  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Man, you are such a cycling nerd. 😛

  10. Steve says:

    High praise…

  11. Amity says:

    Amity’s always around. It’s just the reality TV that brings out the comment in her. 🙂

    I agree with both your follow-up comments on PM! I also love how no one actually ever seems to be manning the boat. Like isn’t part of it supposed to be them sailing the ship?! Who takes care of that when they’re off finding treasure? Other than cooking meals (occasionally), I’m not sure what their duties are on the boat. Like you never hear anybody complaining that they were up all night steering the ship, or that they were in high seas/bad weather, etc. There’s not much REALITY in this show!

  12. Barb says:

    FP – you lokked that up, didn’t you…….. or did you call my father-in-law? I bet he would know that crazy crap too.
    I went home at lunch to watch the finish (fast forwarding on tivo of course). I’m not sure why, but I like Alexandre Vinokouvov. Maybe it is his lovely light blue uniform. Tough crash for him, but he almost completely recovered back to the pelaton.

  13. Steve says:

    Oddly enough, I remember Jacques’ Olympic win being announced on the TV coverage. That was back in the days when they would cover the Tour in 10 minutes on the final Sunday.

    As I have a certain appreciation for the underdog, I rarely pick a favorite. Give me a Jacky Durand!! Some lone breakaway rider who catches the peloton snoozing.


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