Huh? Election Day? Goddammit, that’s what I get for hiring overseas scab comedy writers during this writers’ strike.
Last night was the second night of my sobriety test. I am attempting to go alcohol-free until Thanksgiving Day (that’s November 22nd for those not following the US calendar). Will it be hard? Yes. Will it be the hardest thing I have ever done? No, actually far from it.
Activities that will make this slightly difficult
- Hashing: although I have actually hashed without drinking
- Hockey games: those Gorin’s big beers will be awfully tempting
- Concerts: I can’t recall the last time I didn’t drink while at a show
- George’s: shouldn’t be too hard, it’s not like the beer flows for free
I will allow myself to cook with alcohol, but not drink it. In the end I hope to lose a few pounds, gain a little self-confidence, save a little money, and experience life a little differently.
ITP Flickr Pic (Twofer Tuesday Style)
I see a lot of myself in this tree
Although things do not look great for it, it has not yet given up trying to hang in there..
As an added bonus this photo also encapsulates today’s feelings
“Stop before it’s too late and you head over a cliff.”
A Lot Of Hard Work For Naught
For the past week I have been going back to every ITP post turning off comments in an attempt to stop comment spam. Somehow those asshats have figured out how to comment on posts which have comments disabled because I received an email asking me to moderate a new comment which was posted on a previously-altered entry. Crap! Crap! Crap!
I am attempting to fight this by starting to blacklist some words. So far the blacklist only contains the brand names of medication commonly found in spam comments. I apologize to you for having to do this, but I don’t want to spend the time fighting off these motherfuckers one comment at a time.
I Believe (That I Will Be) In Blueland
Do you think that Philips Electronics is happy that the Thrashers refer to the arena as “Blueland” instead of “Philips Arena?” After all, they did pay a lot of money for the naming rights.
Regardless I will be in the building tonight watching “our” Atlanta Thrashers take on the Washington CAPITALS (oops, that was a typing pun as I accidentally hit the Caps Lock key as I was typing the first letter.)
As you have just read I will not be drinking tonight. However, I will be down in CNN Center early enough to grab some dinner before the game. Look for me, I will be the one in the Thrashers baseball cap. If you don’t see me in CNN Center then you can always look for me during the game. Here’s a visual of where I will be…
(photo credit: Gentri)
Except the “my” in that photo does not refer to me, and to be completely honest, I will actually be in a nose-bleed section on the other end of the ice.
CD Pick Of The Week
I really don’t recognize much of what’s being released today. I am familiar with Sigur Ros but can’t say that I really enjoy it. So, therefore this weekend I am going to suggest something completely different. This week I suggest going to Amazon and trying out their mp3 download service. If you need a musical selection to download, why not get that new Okkervil River “disc” called “The Stage Names”.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – crummy
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Okkervil River — “Our Life Is Not A Movie Or Maybe” (what a coincidence, no?)
Website Of The Day – I wonder if NY Girl Of My Dreams would work for me when I ride Marta?
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 14.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – Marta
Beers Consumed Since 11/03 – 0
1) Run no fewer than 25 miles
2) Not worry about running the Atlanta Half-Marathon
3) Read at least one book