I was lucky enough to be to be born in the window of opportunity which made me way too young for Vietnam and too old for the current situation under which we find ourselves. For that luck I am more than thankful. This Sunday is Veteran’s Day (November 11th — one of those rare US holidays that always falls on the same date) and I urge you to either thank any veterans that you know, or spend a second or two to think about those men and women who served this country in times of war.
Now if we could only figure out a way to stop losing our civil liberties in the name of “fighting the terrorists….”
Here’s Something I Don’t Say Often
I’m happy today
My commute on Marta yesterday was efficient and pleasurable. While I did have to wait a little while for trains to arrive there was nary a hiccup and my commute only took the standard hour.
So naturally I drove to work today.
On the trip home yesterday I began reading Scott Kelby’s 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3 which arrived from Amazon yesterday. I know. I know. I am the last person in the world who should be buying more books, but this one I plan to read — I swear.
Also arriving in the post yesterday from Amazon was Michael Ruhlman’s The Elements of Cooking: Translating the Chef’s Craft for Every Kitchen. Ruhlman will be in Atlanta
next Thursday tonight doing a ($70 per person!) demonstration at the Viking cookware store in Buckhead. In his blog Ruhlman mentioned that if he can hook up with an independent bookstore he’d be willing to do a free book signing as well. Can anyone out there think of an independent bookstore in Atlanta? I cannot.
ITP Flickr Pic
This was taken the other night with my Canon PowerShot SD750 from my seat, well a seat six rows closer to the ice than my seat to be exact.
I received great news yesterday that on the Friday following Thanksgiving I will be attending the game in a seat much closer! And since it will be after Thanksgiving my self-imposed drinking ban will be lifted. W00t!
Strange Office Matters
Talk about taking an odd idea and running with it. Did anyone else watch last night’s The Office? Perhaps the strangest moment of the show for me was how Jim was portrayed as an up and coming Michael.
Humor is most biting when it hits close to home. Not that I would ever try to combine birthdays or anything…
btw- Happy Birthday to all of you I’ve forgotten about this year!
Obligatory Survivor Spoiler Warning
I for one will miss Jean Robert. His comparisons of Survivor to poker last night were weak, but by-and-large I think that his abrasive personality was good television.
Am I the only one who wants to like Courtney but cannot stand her one bit? She’s a pretty girl, in need of at least thirty pounds, who irritates me constantly. I think that it’s because she’s a 26 year old woman who still seems to act like a high schooler (at least as presented by CBS’ editors).
I felt that Denise got the real screw job last night. Talk about your outsiders… First she didn’t get picked for either team in the reward challenge, which unfairly banished her to the losing team with no hope of reward. Then, she was the only one to vote for Peih-Gee giving further evidence that no one talked to her prior to Tribal Council. Poor “little” mullet-sporting lunch lady from Mass.
While it will never happen my new pick to win is Amanda. Any woman who can look that good rocking the glasses after twenty-four days of Survivor is alright by me.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – better than yesterday because I don’t feel ill
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Pavement — “In The Mouth Of A Desert” (I still have a serious desire to see Malkmus in concert)
Website Of The Day – My friend Maigh just got a Nikon D80 (trumping my camera until my D300 arrives next month). For her I will post a link to a valuable resource for Nikon owners The Nikonians.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing because I felt crappy
Monthly Foot Mileage – 19.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
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