A Peek Into The Future (Taking Labor Day Weekend Literally)

After today two-thirds of 2007 will be in the books. I’ve lost zero of the twenty-odd pounds I’ve desired to lose. I logged perhaps fifty of the three-hundred miles that I should have by this point. I’ve not been on a single date. I’ve written no Ruby on Rails applications. It’s time to restart. Happy New Year, everyone!

On September 5th I will be considering buying a new “toy.” Is it coincidental that this will occur on the same day as an Apple announcement which is rumored to be about new iPods? Yes, actually because that’s not what I am contemplating. If I make the purchase I will certainly talk about it next week.

Look for a relaunch, and finally a dedication to my photoblog Jalapeno Beach. I hopefully will also be able to correct the directory structure so you can just surf to (or link to) the main top level domain. I plan to upload a new photo each Monday. As time and subject matters progress I will upload new shots on a more-frequent basis.

Perhaps there will be a new look to this space as well? Likely.

Behind the scenes I will be installing all software on my trust iBook and installing new software (iLife ’08, iWork ’08, Photoshop CS3) on my iMac.

Time of course will be my limiting factor. Beer will also swing a big hammer on my weekend’s productivity as well.

Phrases That Pay
They say that “Time is money”

The three rules of real estate are “1) Location 2) Location 3) Location”

I guess that’s why it’s so important to be in the right place at the right time.

Last night I learned all about time and location. Last night I made a meatloaf and selected a poor place for my food thermometer. As the temperature neared its final destination I prepared some mashed potatoes and green beans. However, when I finally realized how quickly the meatloaf had reached its “final temperature” I knew there was something amiss. Apparently I inserted the probe a bit too far (something that I am used to doing, heh, heh, heh) and missed the center of the loaf.

The first course of potatoes with green beans was delicious.
The second course of meatloaf, served at least a half hour later, was also delicious.
Dessert was a frosty adult beverage.

Phrases That Don’t Pay As Much As They Used To
Money had a different value when these terms were coined (pun intended)
“Penny for your thoughts”
“A penny saved is a penny earned”
“Dime a dozen”
“Don’t accept any wooden nickels”

Where I May And May Not Be Found
Tonight I may be headed out to Lenny’s to catch Gringo Star (nee A Fir-Ju Well).

Don’t expect to see me down at Turner Field this weekend even though my beloved Mets are in town. After seeing them drop four straight to Philadelphia I just can’t be bothered to spend my money to watch this team.

It’s Somebody’s Birthday Time
Not mine of course because that occurred in July. However this is the time of year that my friend Martha Screw-It (umm, Laura) celebrates hers. Happy birthday yo. I’m looking forward to help putting a dent in that keg tomorrow night.

Laboriously Yours
I may have an entry on Monday. If I do most US Americans won’t read it until until Tuesday because we will be celebrating Labor Day and therefore not surfing the Internets.

Have a great (long) weekend everyone!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – resisting looking back and not forward
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Fields — “Song For The Fields”
Website Of The Day – Looking for a meatloaf recipe? Try Tasty Meatloaf Recipes. The one (actually a variation of one) that I made last night was quite good.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Mileage – 17 miles (pathetic)
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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3 Responses to A Peek Into The Future (Taking Labor Day Weekend Literally)

  1. Barb says:

    Happy birthday Martha! Hopefully we will make it to the shindig on Saturday night.

  2. Martha says:

    Thanks Barb, I hope you can make it.

  3. Since I’m keeping score at home, I’ve also lost zero pounds and gone on zero dates this year.

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