Shitty Drive, Shitty Run

Shitty Drive
Shitty Run
I’m not having
Any fun.

Last night I jumped out of my car after a ninety-minute commute from Perimeter Mall to the Virginia-Highlands and it felt like I hopped into a bowl of tepid soup. Two minutes late for the 6 o’clock running group departure and full of road rage I took off running. My anger fueled me for four whole blocks. My lungs, then deprived of oxygen, started to fight back. My respiratory system has not been great for some time and I wondered last night if I would have been better off with gills instead of lungs.

I may have misread my watch at the end, but I think that my nearly five-mile run/walk took around seven hours and sixteen minutes to complete. Okay, I’m just kidding about that. It just felt like it took that long.

ITP Flickr Pic
Yesterday I ate lunch at Sushi Yoko, which of course meant that I would also visit Tomato, the attached grocery store, for a can of coffee.

And They Think That Miss Carolina Has No Sense Of Geography?

I’m sure that the lettering translates to “Yummy flavor to pour into a happy belly!” or something along those lines.

I May Have Packed My Knives Regarding Top Chef
Last night Bravo saw fit to drop in another filler episode into this season of Top Chef. You may remember that a few weeks ago they dropped in a “Where are they now? Question and Answer.” episode. Last night’s episode was even worse because it was a repeat of this season’s prequel! Were they up against some killer programming on another channel of which I was unaware?

I consider myself to be a fairly loyal viewer, but when the networks start fucking me over by doing this sort of thing then I find it fairly easy to stray. (I’m looking at you First Season of “24”)

Let’s be honest as well. Many of this season’s episodes have been unimpressive; at their worst they’ve boiled down to not much more than a one-hour commercial — “Let’s watch the chefs cook Brand X’s products on Brand Y’s appliances, placing the food into Brand Z’s containers, so that it can all be judged by Chef Muckity-Muck who just so happens to be hawking his or her restaurant along with a new book.” Sound familiar? I thought that it might.

I’ve Been Spoiled By Free Shipping
The other day I heard about this cool dvd series being produced called the “Burn To Shine” from Trixie DVD.

The Burn To Shine “manifesto” is to film bands playing in structures which are destined to be destroyed,film the destruction, and then sell the results. Hell, they even have a disc filmed at a house along Moreland Avenue coming out later this year. Sweet Chicken! I’d buy that for a dollar! (or $15 as the case is here).

After adding the $39 three-pack of Discs 1-3 to my shopping cart and starting to check out I noticed that shipping these discs would cost me $13(!). I canceled my order. C’mon an additional one-third of the price for shipping? Whose taking economics lessons from TicketBastard?

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – rough, but looking forward to the weekend
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Interpol — “Pioneer To The Falls”
Website Of The Day – Many have said that my house has no style. They are tight. To change that I think that I shall start reading Domino Magazine: The guide for living in style.
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking, almost 5 miles — I’ll take credit for 5 miles
Monthly Mileage – 17 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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4 Responses to Shitty Drive, Shitty Run

  1. Beth says:

    So is Wednesday now the new Thursday which used to be the new Friday in terms of traffic patterns? ACK. It took me well over an hour to get home last night AND I left at 4:00. I guess 4 is the new 5, too.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    One thing that has always killed me is that people arrive to work over a two-hour span in the morning, but miraculously all seem to leave at the same time.

    4 is the new 5? Have people already pushed their clocks back to Standard Time? 🙂

    I also heard that there was a major problem with the East/West Marta line but have not seen a story in the AJC (surprise! surprise! [ sarcasm off ])

  3. Barb says:

    well – wasn’t there rain in Atlanta yesterday? For whatever reason, traffic can not be good if it has rained at all. I was driving back from Birmingham, and it took longer than it should have once I hit the metro area, and I was going “against” traffic for the most part.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    We had rain, but seriously things were completely hosed.

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