Failure Is No Longer An Option

“Failure is no longer an option” is the thought that occurred to me as I writhed in pain after I turned my ankle running for the umpteenth time in the past few years and then slammed my water bottle to the ground in disgust. I completed the run with some walking, which most likely would have occurred even if I hadn’t injured myself.

Pain may be my constant companion (hey, at least I won’t be alone) but I can no longer give in to it.

ITP Flickr Pic
Because I didn’t have anything new to post I started exploring my creative side last night. It was incredibly difficult to leave George’s while my favorite drinkers were still consuming, but look what can be accomplished when not constantly holding a beer. 😉

Life As An Old Postcard

It’s actually quite a simple trick, which I’ve stolen from a guy named Matt Koslowski, to pull off in Lightroom (and I suppose in Photoshop) .

Reading A 1000-Page Book…
…Five pages at a time. This will take a while, but it has become one of my longish-term goals.

“The book”, you ask? 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die. Okay, I lied. The book is only 960 pages — so sue me!

Amazon Almost Makes Music Buying Too Easy
I do it for you. Really, I do.

Last week I purchased my first DRM-free digital album from the iTunes store. (It was the Band Of Horses disc for those with short memories). The process was completely painless because, well, it’s all done through iTunes. I’d be satisfied with having iTunes be my sole provider of digital discs if all of their music was DRM free; but it’s not…

This morning I tried the Amazon music store. As opposed to iTunes, all music sold on Amazon is DRM-free. The one “gotcha” for Amazon’s process was that I had to install software (available free for Mac and Windows) which downloads the music and then auto-magically imports it into your iTunes library. [note to self: see where the mp3 files are actually stored for backup purposes]. Other than that, the process was almost too easy.

  1. Find disc to purchase (today it was the latest from Okkervil River)
  2. Press the purchase button
  3. Wait for download to complete

Tonight I will give the disc a listen to make sure the quality is up to my standards (the technology and not the musical content).

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – ankle is sore, the rest of me is fine
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The new Pornographers — “Mutiny, I Promise You”
Website Of The Day – How do you mashup “Hot of Not” with “Digg”? You create Dig A Silicon Valley Girl of course.
Exercise (b)Log – running with some walking, ~4.5 miles
Monthly Mileage – 0 miles (because today starts a new month)
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car

November Goals
1) Run no fewer than 25 miles
2) Not worry about running the Atlanta Half-Marathon
3) Read at least one book

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to Failure Is No Longer An Option

  1. Barb says:

    I’ll bite – what is different about the picture? I’m too lazy to go back & see the original post.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Well if you are too lazy….. 😛

    The picture looks like an old-time postcard and less like a photograph.

  3. Barb says:

    ahhhhh – I see now. I really like the picture.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Thanks! Sorry to be so slow on the response today, my email notifications are taking forever.

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