Is That Even Legal?

I drove home last night using GA400. I rarely do this, but since I left the office late and planned on grabbing dinner at Tin Drum on Sidney Marcus (which is conveniently located near a Target and Best Buy — neither of which had a Wii in stock), I figured I should take the “quick method”. I got into the shortest line at the toll both (why does the shortest line seem to take the longest time to get through?). While waiting I saw the guy at the head of the queue get out of his car, pick up fifty cents from the ground, get back into his car, toss the change into the toll booth basket, and drive off. Is that even legal?

ITP Flickr Pic
Yeah, while in Seattle I passed by Pike’s Public Market

Obligatory Pike's Market Shot

At 8:59pm to be exact.

Free Business Ideas
I have ideas that I am Open Sourcing, that is throwing them out there for others to grab. I am way to busy to do these but I think that they should be done.

– Create a website called “Spoilr” which is dedicated to spoilers for movies, RealiTV, etc.
– Write a book called “The Five People You Will Meet On Facebook”
– Find me a girlfriend
– Create a better search engine for my blog

Whoa? Ramsay Just Did What?
Did you watch Hell’s Kitchen last night? If not, you may want to skip ahead…

Last night the person I picked to win it all for this season’s Hell’s Kitchen was booted by Ramsay. Me really thinks not that Gordon had a thing for Bonnie. I mean, c’mon, Jen had just received a unanimous victory as judged by mothers!

Perhaps Ramsay should have watched some of the video where Bonnie whined and whined while cleaning the dorm. Newsflash! Commercial kitchens are dirtier than their dorm, and they need to be cleaned far more often.

Don’t get me wrong, I love seeing a really cute twenty-six year old woman get far in the game, but I also want to respect the integrity of the contest.

It’s The End Of The Month As We Know It
Or, Two Out Of Three Ain’t Bad.

Since it’s the end of July and I am still typing then I obviously accomplished goal #0, “Celebrate my 42nd birthday.”

If you read yesterday’s post then you should have gleaned that I succeeded with goal #2, “Get my photoblog up and running” (psst… it’s at Jalapeno Beach).

However, the whole march toward writing Ruby on Rails applications fell apart (thanks in part to twelve days of vacation). I will resurrect this goal for August/September. I do want this… a lot.

Return Of My CD Pick Of The Week
Traveling North America caused me to fall away from picking CDs (which would have made nice birthday gifts for me I might add).

As I look at today’s releases on Metacritic I am dismayed to see only two options — Common, and Korn. Look, I’ll be honest with you. I cannot pick either of these so I suggest that you save your cash for a future week. Or you should go buy some beer or wine with the money instead.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – jovial
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Midlake — “Roscoe”
Website Of The Day – If you are a fan of The YouTube then you might also enjoy Stupid Videos.
Exercise (b)Log – none, believe it or not I was sore from Sunday’s shenanigans
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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4 Responses to Is That Even Legal?

  1. Barb says:

    Why don’t you have a cruise card? Last I heard, they don’t cost anything more than the 50 cents per trip. I’ve had mine for I think 10 years, and now that we don’t live near 400 I rarely use it. But, when I do get on 400, I’m so happy I have it.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I keep trying to kid myself that I will once again ride Marta. If only I could use my Breeze card at the toll booth (there’s another good business idea).

    Besides, it’s a great way to get rid of that pesky change.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Ooo, I agree – using the Breeze card to get through the toll booth would be great. I actually have a cruise card, but it’s one of the old ones that doesn’t have a replacable battery, and the battery’s dead.

    I agree with you on HK – I haven’t been following it that closely, but given the choice between Bonnie and Jen? Come on! Bonnie’s a whiner.

  4. I was once behind a woman who got out of the car, opened the trunk, got her purse out, and finally threw fifty cents in the basket. I almost got out and beat her down. It’s not like GA 400 is a secret toll road – read the sign that says “last exit before toll” and if your broke ass ain’t got fifty cents, take the ramp.

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