A Return To Martadom

Or is that Martyrdom? My Marta commute took easily twice as long as a normal drive in. The commute today took seventy minutes, with ten of those being used to drive to the Marta station because I missed every light between my house and the station.

Even more frustrating was that I was abused by the exit gate because it apparently didn’t register my Breeze card swipe and closed on me mid-passage. The only reason that I can see Marta forcing us to “badge out” when we leave the system is that they will eventually start charging a rate based on the distance traveled and they are conditioning our behavior.

I Now Understand Why I Don’t Exercise
Because I am lazy? Yeah, that’s one good reason.

Yesterday I left the house around 7 AM to go to work. I left work around 6:30 PM to go home. I arrived at home around 7:30 PM. I ate dinner. I set out to organize and file stacks of papers which have been lying on the floor and bugging the shit out of me. I looked at the clock and it was 10:15 PM.

While there was a window of opportunity before eating, I was very hungry when I got home; exercising while hungry seemed foolish. Even worse, my late arrival home also ruled out any opportunity for a “proper” homemade dinner.

ITP Flickr Pic
I am trying to ease my mind by posting “pleasing pictures” for a while.

Early Morning Departure

Indulge me, won’t you?

Scrap The Crap
It’s a little far away, but I want to mention this so that you have time to prepare. I started my preparation last night.

On Saturday October 27th (from 9 AM to 1 PM for those concerned that this will collide with the Hash’s annual Halloween House Crawl) there will be an electronics recycling day at Decatur High School. At no charge you will be able to drop off old electronics, batteries, and clean styrofoam for recycling.

While I did recycle that old monitor (by driving all the way to Alpharetta) a few weeks ago, I still have ancient non-working electronics that need to be put out to pasture.

For even more information go here.)

I’m Headed To Blueland
I missed the Thrashers’ first home game, which was the first ticket of the thirteen-game packet, and I also missed my opportunity to see Bob Hartley coach the team this season. Hartley was fired yesterday because of the Thrashers’ 0-6 start.

Regardless of the coach I will be there tonight. More importantly I will be at Gorin’s for a pre-game Big Beer.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – still scared (health issue, appointment set for next week, won’t divulge more until then)
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Morrissey — “November Spawned A Monster”
Website Of The Day – While the blog is called Cooking For 2 I will use it to find recipes to make for myself — that is if I ever find the time to cook again.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Mileage – 9 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – Marta

October Goal
1) Find happiness

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to A Return To Martadom

  1. Martha says:

    Paulie, grab a piece of cheese or a bannana and go for a run…if I tried to eat a meal first I’d never make it out.

    I have a computer and monitor I need to get out of the house…let me know if you go…I might have to ask a favor of you to take some stuff for me, I’ll be dropping off coolers of beer all over East Point that morning.

  2. Barb says:

    have fun at the Thrasher game tonight, I was watching some interviews with some players on the news, they aren’t blaming Bob, at all, they say he wasn’t out on the ice. But – maybe this will give them the kick that they need to win a game. Drink a beer for me.

  3. Andrew says:

    The luggage gates at the Marta stations don’t require you to swipe your card to exit.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Hmm, I didn’t know that. Thanks. I’ll still stick to my “They are out to screw us.” conspiracy theory.

  5. Andrew says:

    Oh, they’re out to screw us. No doubt. I’m just doing my best to fly under their radar.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Thanks Ray.

  7. Elizabeth says:

    Thanks for the info on the electronics recycling – I definitely have some batteries that need to go, and I could probably stand to get rid of a few other things, too.

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