She Likes It In The Can

The title is a running joke from last night’s adventures at George’s. Predictably the crowd of runners was small. Also predictably, I did not run. The fact that it was at least 102 degrees at 6pm might have something to do with my decision. I can’t wait until I die and go to Hell… oh wait, I think that I already have.

The Itsy Bitsy Spider
Is getting larger by the day.

Each morning when I leave my house to go to work I note the position of a spider’s cobweb. Like a salesman determined to find the best “spot” for selling goods, this spider constructs a new web each night in a different location all within a four-foot area. Each evening when I return home the web has disappeared. I wonder if the movement of the web helps it catch more bugs. I also wonder if it has taken note of me and my routine. I’d hate to have to pull it down just so I could make it to my car.

ITP Flickr Pic
This is what can happen when the spiders start building webs more aggressively.

There Goes The Neighborhood

Luckily I don’t think that my situation will get this bad.

I did a little bit of Kool-Aid drinking last week and convinced myself that it would be a good idea to buy Apple’s new iWork ’08 suite of software. At $99 (for a five-install “Family Edition”) the cost seemed reasonable. [Truth be told, I purchased it online for $82 using my company’s professional discount.] I have yet to install it, but am looking forward to the experience.

Even though I have heard mixed reviews I decided that it would also be a good idea to upgrade to iLife ’08. For “only another $99” [$82] I could get better application integration. Rather than wait for it to be delivered via mail I stopped into the Apple store inside of Lenox Mall on my way home. Unfortunately the employee with whom I interacted had little understanding of the store policies regarding discounts. After waiting for a few minutes only to have him return and tell me that I’d have to wait and talk with another employee. I bailed.

Not Seeing Blue Kept Me From Being Blue
Before heading to George’s I dropped some blue toilet pucks into my “cans.” Thankfully when I returned home none of the toilets had blue water, and as of this morning each still appeared okay. One of the bowls, the sea-foam green one — which makes it hard to see a blue tinge, may have had the slowest of leaks but discoloration was really indiscernible.

Next up…. taking on the outdoor spigots.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – unhappy, but not miserable
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Stars Of Track And Field — “Movies Of Antarctica”
Website Of The Day – Sometimes websites are only fluff. Sometimes websites are more informative. Bob The Plumber is not the prettiest of sites, but it does have some very useful plumbing information. You might know why I sought this information.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing. IT WAS 102 DEGREES!!!
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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6 Responses to She Likes It In The Can

  1. Steve says:

    I was prepared to stay and run last night, but reason and the fact the dogs had been out all day got the better of me, so I bailed. I can’t even guess what “She likes it in the can” is all about… but somehow I see Betsy in this.

    I finally made it over to yesterdays 365 Portraits site… some amazing work there. I can see you doing something like that.


  2. > but somehow I see Betsy in this.

    You are correct, sir! BWanA had two PBR Tall Boys one for him and one for Butt Bob. However, before Butt Bob could appear BWanA gave the second PBR to Betsy because… “she likes in in the can.”

    THANK YOU! I’ll be here all the week…

  3. Steve says:

    Sorry Betsy… I just call ’em as I see ’em.

  4. betsy says:

    Sheesh Steve. My name…the FIRST that leapt to mind? Others like it in the can too, you know.

    Not as much as ButtBob however.

  5. Martha says:

    I need to make it down the bar sooner, I missed all that conversation.

    3 more beers at Highland Tap didn’t do me any favors…

  6. Stacy says:

    Hey, at least be happy you weren’t Screams. His company hosted a barbecue picnic/kickball game yesterday afternoon. I shit you not. In 104 degree weather.

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