“Beer Is For Runners!”

There is a great line in Glengarry Glen Ross when Blake tells Levene that “Coffee is for closers!” Last night I was far from a closer when it came to running, in fact I was much closer to a loser than a closer.

I briefly convinced myself that it would be okay to go into George’s for one beer, but almost as soon as I did I repeated the line “Coffee is for closers! Beer is for runners!” in my head and left.

I Took Out The Trash, Your Job Is To Take It
Being at home on a Wednesday for the first time in a month my trash can was “ripe” to put it politely. I was actually excited to take it to the curb and doubly as pissed when I arrived home last night to find that it had not gotten emptied.

At first I wondered if the delay was caused by Columbus Day on Monday. Some times the trash pickup is delayed by a day when a holiday occurs on a Monday. However, when I checked my neighbor’s can across the street I found out that their can had been emptied.

Looks like I’ll have a stinky carport for yet another week. Argh!

ITP Flickr Pic
I know at least one person who reads this blog can explain this horse’s behavior.

I Double-Horse Dare You To Lick That Post

I drove by this horse at least three times and it was posed like this. When I finally decided to stop the car and snap its photo it dropped its head from the post for a second, and almost as if it knew that all I wanted to do was to take a picture, returned it to the post.

How Much Would You, Or Did You, Pay?
Being a fan of Radiohead’s work I am intrigued by their new CD release business model. As of yesterday the disc is available electronically at a price chosen by the buyer. Yes, that the price is chosen by the buyer.

Being way behind with my life’s chores I have not gone to download the disc yet. I am curious —

If you bought it how much did you pay?
If you will buy it, what do you think is a fair price?

I am thinking about something on the order of $6 – $8. Why so low? Because the band has eliminated many middle-men (cd pressing costs, some of the distribution costs, most marketing costs, retail markup) and therefore should not receive the going price for a CD sold in a store. I am not looking to steal music, but I am not willing to pay anything more than I feel is a fair price either.

I Am Going To The Clermont Lounge
It will probably surprise each and every one of you to find out that I have never been to one of Atlanta’s icons, the Clermont Lounge. One reason for this is that I don’t really care for strip clubs. Why would I want to go somewhere only to leave broke and teased? Another reason is that the Clermont is not exactly know for its “talent.”

Then why go tonight? Thanks to Rich I have been given a free pass to the Warm in the Wake / Pistolero show being held there.

If the name “Warm in the Wake” sounds familiar, it’s because that’s the band I “discovered” while in a used CD store in Gainesville, Florida only to find out that they hail from the Atlanta area. Back then I mentioned that the were releasing a new CD and that if they’d send me a copy that I would review it. My silence should tell you the outcome of that request.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – disappointed, fearful that my body is injured
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Postal Service — “Such Great Heights”
Website Of The Day – Yesterday’s inquiry about water towers led to some informative links. Today I return the favor by link to the blog And Now You Know.
Exercise (b)Log – walking / running, approximately 5 miles
Monthly Mileage – 5 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

October Goal
1) Find happiness

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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16 Responses to “Beer Is For Runners!”

  1. Steve says:

    I know there is a behavior in horses called cribbing, which makes them want to gnaw on wood (like their stall or crib). One of our horses had it and they sell a “Hanibal Lecter” sort of mask to keep them from doing it.

    http://www.horse.com/products/sku-BRK60.html

    BTW, it looks a lot worse than it is…

    -FP

  2. Stacy says:

    Alas, even though it is mine, I cannot explain that horse’s behavior.

    Have fun at the Clermont! I can’t guarentee you won’t leave broke from beverage purchases, but I can pretty much assure you that you won’t leave teased or frustrated (unless it’s from another member or two of the clientele).

    Regarding the Radiohead release: In determining how much I’d pay, I’d also factor in how many songs I was getting.

  3. Martha says:

    Beer is for Runners is the reason I stayed away last night also. I can’t walk in there and have just one (like anyone would let that happen). Instead I stayed home and went to bed by 10 for a full night’s sleep. It was great.

    I can’t believe you’ve never been to the Clermont…or that you’ve never done a ‘turn your head a cough’ hash? Knowing your ‘type of woman’, I can say with much confidence you will NOT leave teased or furstrated…

    I’m running 9 miles tonight if you would like to join me.

  4. Debbie says:

    Ding, ding, ding, FP gets it in one. That total horse immersion shock therapy works really well.

    It’s a nasty habit where the horse latches it’s top teeth on to a hard surface, in this case the fence post, and sucks air in. That’s a pretty obsessive horse to do it when he’s turned out in all that green grass, but it’s handy if you want to take a picture.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    > Iā€™m running 9 miles tonight if you would like to join me.

    I couldn’t make it three last night (I walked the remainder), the likelihood that I could make it nine tonight is zero.

    I have avoided the “turn your head and cough” hash because of its ending.

  6. Brenan says:

    Paid $10. Cheaper than what I’d pay at a store and exactly $1 a song which seemed fair. And considering the songs are at 160 kbps a better deal than what iTunes has to offer.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    They are just 160 kbps? That’s a shame. I rip my CDs at 192 kbps and have though about re-ripping everything (yeah, I’m an idiot) at 256 kbps.

  8. Martha says:

    Well there is no guarantee I’ll make it either. I will be running by your house around mile 7.5 so if you see me passed out in your yard you will know what happend.

  9. Stacy says:

    Thanks to your site of the day, I have just learned my little iBuddy has only 201 days to live. šŸ™ Hmmm. If I plan my tax returns *just right*…..

  10. brenan says:

    I too rip at 192 but do not want to shell out $80 for the box set version just for an extra 32 kbps. Is 256 cd quality (can’t recall and too lazy to bother looking it up)?

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I think that CD is 320 kbps.

    I agree with your decision about the choice of not shelling out $80 for the extra bps.

  12. Steve says:

    I think we all just got geeked!!

    -FP

  13. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    And this surprises you? šŸ™‚

  14. Rich says:

    I never got a review copy of that WITW either, although they sent a couple tracks. Oh, and I’ve never been to the Clermont either. What is everything you imagined?

  15. Rich says:

    Errr… make that: “Was it everything you imagined?”

    I need sleep.

  16. Mr. T says:

    Warm in the Wake at The Clermont was quite good. We were surprised that it sounded like a rock club and not what we thought it might. The Clermont was so smokey that smokers were going outside to smoke. The songs are well written and the delivery was solid. It was fairly cool out that night and I wore a light weight jacket that I’d just pulled out of the plastic wrap from the dry cleaner. Had to take it back the next day it wreaked so bad. It was a very good time though.

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