I have finally figured it all out. After months of espousing the virtues of Peter Lynch’s book “It’s All Too Much” and talking about how good it felt to round up crap to get out of the house, I’m surprised it took me this long. I hate clutter. I have always strove to be a neat person, but I didn’t realize how much of a Felix Unger (Wikipedia’d for the younger readers in the audience.) I really was. In my world “uncluttered” is synonymous with “perfection.” This knowledge explains so much about me it’s almost frightening.
Another Failed Relationship
It’s the same old story…
Boy meets girl.
Boy sees girl for some time.
Girl leaves boy unexpectedly.
Except in my case the relationship was the one between me and the woman who has been cutting my hair for over a year. On Friday I received a call informing that Stephanie was no longer with the company and that my appointment had been turned over to Mark. I’m now in search of a new hair cutter. Let’s all hope that I find one much quicker than I find new girlfriends.
ITP Flickr Pic
I’ve got nothing better
Some days, like today, it feels that I am dragging toilet paper around with me.
Turning An iMac Into An iNsomniac
This was almost a perfect computer upgrade weekend. I completely wiped and reinstalled Mac OS X on my aging iBook (it’s good to clean out the entire system occasionally says the clutterphobe). I installed Photoshop Elements 4.0 on to the iBook and my old Windows machine. I installed iLife ’08 and iWork ’08 onto my iBook and iMac. And I installed Photoshop CS3 and my new Wacom tablet onto my iMac. Only the last of those tasks has caused me grief that I have been unable to fix.
Before installing the Wacom tablet I let my iMac go into power-saving sleep mode on its own after a specified period of inactivity. Sadly, with the Wacom tablet the system no longer does this. It has even taken to occasionally also not signaled the screen saver to start. Argh. My current solution, which is less than desirable, is to manually put the iMac to sleep when I am done using it.
If anyone out there has experienced this and conquered it, please let me know.
Time To Defend That Championship
Oh you think that I am talking about the Men’s NCAA National Champion Florida Gators? Nope. I am referring to the East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads. Yes, it’s fantasy football time and it’s time for the Fightin’ Double D’s to defend their crown. Sadly my team looks far inferior to last year’s bunch, but I’ll see what I can do with this rag-tag team of misfits.
CD Pick Of The Week
According to my source there are only three relevant CD releases out today. Of those I have only heard of one of the people in the list, that being Patti Scialfa. Not having heard a single thing from this release makes me think that I should take a pass for the week and suggest that you save your hard-earned pennies for a later day. (psst- there will be a shitload of good choices next week)
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – worn out (and it’s only the first day of the work week!)
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Spoon — “The Underdog”
Website Of The Day – By now you should know that I love food. Chow is a food site that I heard about over the weekend.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
1) Get my first Ruby / Ruby on Rails program written
2) Lose 5 pounds (if at first, second, third, fourth, you don’t succeed….)
3) Take another load of stuff to Goodwill