If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The House

Believe me, I am almost as tired of writing about this heat as you probably are reading about it. However, no relief is in the near future and my first attempt at contacting someone to hopefully fix my air conditioning has not produced a return call (no surprise here). [Update as I write: They just called. The calvary may be in its way today.]

I almost camped on the deck last night, but even at 11pm the outdoor temperature was almost as unbearable as the indoor temperature.

Even With The Heat I Didn’t Leave The Kitchen
With heat inevitably hastening the degradation of my vegetables I decided to “throw something together” before heading out to the Ben Kweller show.

I was quiet proud of the outcome but you have been spared photos because I was sweating up a storm by the time I was done and couldn’t be bothered. I wound up making a Paulie-style “Shrimp a Diablo” served over a bed of linguine. The shrimp dish consisted of shrimp (duh), onion, jalapeno pepper, tomato, green onion (both top and bottom), white wine, lemon juice and lemon-pepper.

Want to guess what I will be eating for lunch today? 🙂

Kweller Me Confused
Last night I went to Variety Playhouse the same way that I always do. I walked up to the security guard, told him my name, flashed him my id, and started to walk inside. Last night was different however. Apparently I never actually purchased a ticket for the show so I was informed that my name was not on any list. Befuddled I did whatever any modern-day hipster would do, I logged on to gmail and looked for the purchase confirmation. I was more than a little surprised to find out that the security guard was correct. Luckily the show had not sold out in advance so I was able to purchase a ticket.

Kweller and his band mates put on an excellent show. They played a variety of songs from their cds and Kweller through in tidbits from his previous trips to Atlanta. I was a little surprised when Kweller said that he had visited the botanical gardens yesterday, and then when he said that he heard that they held concerts there and he wanted to perform one. Huh, not exactly rock star sentiment.

I decided that I was not in photographer mode so while I brought the new point-and-shoot inside, it never my pocket. I stuck around until the beginning of the encore when I felt it was necessary to leave in order to deal with my house/oven.

ITP Flickr Pic
I found this in my BlackJack. I had forgotten that I had taken it.

A Typical Day In My Life

I rather like it.

Don’t Want To Be Your Back Door Man
[WARNING: Get your hot Big Brother spoilers here!]
Oh Big Brother how full of yourself you are.

This season is frustrating me greatly. I really don’t like any of the remaining house guests (and am not sure if I liked any that have been booted off either. Although I though Carol was alright but since she was only around for one week who really knows?)

What I do find interesting about this season is that I’ve come around 180 degrees on Jen. Where once I thought that she was a shallow, dumb ass, self-centered bitch that I cannot stand, I not think that she is a shallow, maybe not so dumb ass, partially self-centered girl who seems to know how to roll with the punches and play the game. I also am enjoying watching the ladies dress up in bunny suites and having to dump some disgusting mess over their bikini-clad bodies.

I suppose that I am ready to see Eric’s dream for winning the game demolished. He was put into a crappy position by CBS, but he chose to accept it so now it’s time to pay the price. The fact that people put two and two together thanks to the banner which flew over the set sucks, but that merely sped up the discovery process. Eventually some one in that house would have figured it out. I only wish that he would have started a real fight with Dickie last night so that he could take Dickie out of the game with him.

I Know One Thing That I Will Not Be Doing Tonight
Running. Fuck. That. There is very little in this world that could get me out to run tonight. I’d say that there was nothing that could, but then everyone would know that I am a liar.

If you decide to tempt fate and go outside to exercise, make sure that you drink plenty of fluids (beer would be bad) and stop at the first sign on major fatigue.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – hot, and unfortunately not in an attractive way
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Fugazi– “Cashout” (I’ve ordered what appears to be an awesome photojournalism book about Fugazi. Soon it will be mine)
Website Of The Day – Turn a photo into a sketch with Dumpr.
Exercise (b)Log – none
Monthly Mileage – 7 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

August Goals
1) Get my first Ruby / Ruby on Rails program written
3) Lose 5 pounds (if at first, second, third, fourth, you don’t succeed….)

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to If You Can’t Stand The Heat, Get Out Of The House

  1. Martha says:

    Yes, f*ck the running…I ran moonlight on Monday. What the h@ll was I thinking. Hot as h@ll and I was still messed up from the weekend. I was too sick at the end to even have a beer, I just drank 1/2 a gallon of water.

    I may take a walk around the ‘hood tonight but no running for M. I’ve got to remember to bring stuff to work so I can hit the gym.

    Weight loss tip: Shoot the ‘hooch (or anyother hash weekend I would guess) I lost 3 pounds over the weekend. It appears that my diet consisting of nothing but beer, wine and olives. Good times!

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I would have attempted BWanA’s Moonlight, but I thought that it was Hell’s Kitchen finale night.

    The only way that I could lose weight like that is if I hurled my guts out all weekend long. And nobody wants to see that (I think).

  3. Steve says:

    I ran this morning at 6 (instead of this evening at 6) and it was damn little cooler… maybe the air was a bit better.
    Hopefully this will break soon.

    Good luck with the AC.


  4. Martha says:

    I’m going to try BootCamp at 6 am tomorrow. Probably another one of my stupid ideas.

    FYI if it ever does get totally unbearable at casa de Paulie, you are always welcome to hang out with me and the boys for a spell.

    I have your book also. I did manage to cull a few books from the library and packed away all the CDs (just not ready to get rid of all of them yet).

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Getting up at 6am is difficult enough for me these days. Getting up to exercise by 6am is going to be impossible.

  6. Brenan says:

    All those high-tech gizmos but no dvr box to record Hell’s Kitchen? What gives? 🙂 Sounds like the perfect techie challenge. Hell, I bet you could even cobble something together that will also let you burn stuff to dvd as well as watch it on your mac. Of course, if all the cables are going to melt due to a lack of ac then what’s the point?!

  7. Oh I never said that I didn’t have a dvr. I was watching at Betsy’s (Boner Rooter) and she doesn’t have one.

    And this just in…. there is cool air in my house!

  8. Barb says:

    finally……….. on the A/C getting fixed.

  9. yes, however I sense that this is not a permanent fix.

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