Out Of Touch

Out of touch is what I will be today. Today is step two in the three step process that is my job. Today is a full day of interviewing candidates who have made it passed the on-campus interviewing round.

Thrashers Interruptus
There is an internal switch inside my head that must be labeled “Good Time / I’ve Had Enough”. Last night that switch flipped sometime during the third period of the Thrashers game and I headed home. On a positive note the Thrashers finally won a game this season.

Survivor? I Think Not
Spoiler Warnings!
Good-bye Survivor: China, I cannot justify giving you my time any longer. There are two problems that I have identified.

First, I am tired of Survivor supplying their contestants with food. In last night’s episode each team was provided with a basket of fruit and alcohol. While this is not the first time the show’s producers have done this, it has made me increasingly frustrated.

Second, the meek have a disproportionate power in the game. James and Aaron were punished by having to change tribes only to have to join a tribe who blatantly threw the immunity challenge so that they could be voted off. You may think that they are clever strategists, but I believe that they are stupid and if the producers would stop giving them food they would pay for their stupidity. In a true survival scenario I’d take the likes of James and Aaron to the end, and jettison the likes of Pei Ghee any day.

I though that there was an interesting study in psychology however. The attitudes of the two teams showed a fundamental difference between winners and losers.

When Fei Long, the team that had seven players — “winners” — read the latest “twist” that they would be capturing two players from the other tribe, they instantly realized that they would also be losing two players.

When Zhan Hu, the team that had five players — “losers” — read the latest “twist” that they would be capturing two players from the other tribe, they were excited because they assumed that they were being given two players without having to give up any.

It is my theory that winners expect to have to deal with change effectively while losers expect to be given things without having to do anything.

ITP Flickr Pic
This is from my Cordele trip.

TV On The Outside

Some days I feel like kicking my tv to the curb as well.

There Are A Lot Of Things Going On This Weekend
(emphasis for the grammar nerds out there)

There is so much to do in the Atlanta area this weekend…

And the only reason I am staying in town is because two of my really good friends are getting hitched on Sunday. I couldn’t get a date and won’t look as dapper as I’d like, but that won’t matter because it’s really not my day anyway.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sad, fat, frustrated, angry, confused
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing M. Ward — “To Go Home”
Website Of The Day – Feeling nostalgic? Spend a few hours minutes trolling Pocket Calculator Show and see what we used to think was the “bees knees” when I was a child.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Mileage – 9 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

October Goal
1) Find happiness

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to Out Of Touch

  1. Barb says:

    I haven’t watched Survivor, but I’m like you, I don’t really care this year, so reading Spoilers, doesn’t bother me.
    The new shows we like this year are Reaper & Life. Have you watched either of those? Reaper is just funny, and Life is another cop drama with a quirky detective, but I really like it.
    I heard the Big Green Eggfest is sold out……

    Want to relive your youth? come join us, some friends & I are going to American Pie Saturday afternoon to sit on the deck (about 4PM). We are dying to see what the deck crowd is like these days, is it still the 20 somethings, or is it a bunch of people our age……..

  2. I thought that the Eggfest was sold out for cookers, not eaters. Oh well, scratch that one then.

    Me? American Pie? I can’t go back. No, I won’t go back! Have fun.

  3. Barb says:

    I heard it was sold out for all the above – but I could be wrong. (I did get the info from some Parrotheads that are cooking and have a bunch of people going to party with them)

    Come on, live a little – it’s the PIE!!!!! But honestly, I can’t believe I’m really going to go there either. The things I do for old friends that come into town for the weekend.

  4. Barb says:

    for those inquiring minds, the PIE is the place to gather if you want to watch the Ohio State Buckeyes. It was packed, but not with the normal crowd. The waitresses still look & dress like they are in training to work at the Clairmont is a few years. Cruzan rum was the special, we found seats on the deck where you couldn’t see the TVs, a good time was had by all. BUT – I may wait another 5-10 years before going back again.

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