What if your impact on life wasn’t greatly noticed? I started thinking about this yesterday as I read about the Writers’ Guild of America strike which has been underway for a week. I realized that I hadn’t really noticed that since with the exception of a few series, I watch very little television that has been scripted. While I understand that the full impact of the strike has yet to engage because many comedic series had episodes already in the can, but I doubt that this strike will impact my life in a negative way. Who knows, maybe I’ll find the time to listen to more music, watch more podcasts, do chores around that house, or *gasp* read. Oh, and by the way, I think the writers are right.
File Under: I Am A Terrible Ass-Kisser
Apparently my boss turned forty on Friday and I had no flippin’ idea. As I thought about it more, I realized that I have never known the birthday of any of my bosses. How about you?
Opening The Door For New Podcasts
On Friday night I stayed home. While there I cruised through a lot of the podcasts that I had downloaded. Feeling a bit in a rut I started searching for new material. I’ve now added the following to my collection
- Beautiful Places TV: I am rarely awestruck by video. Tony Farley is taking a HD camera with him to some amazingly scenic areas and putting the results on the web. Go check out his episode on Yosemite Falls. It’s a hefty download (~100 MB) but well worth the effort to get it.
- Amtrekker: Brett Rounsaville has fifty tasks he wants to complete before returning home to California. Regrettably for me he has already passed through Atlanta.
- Shortorder.tv: Host Aparna makes dinner for one in about three minutes. I think that she should give herself a few more minutes and increase the meal complexities, but I may be able to pick up some ideas from this podcast.
- Terra: The Nature Of Our World: As you may have figured out, this is a nature podcast.
As I look at the list it seems that I am on a bit of an outdoors kick. If you have any suggestions for new podcasts I’d be glad to hear them.
The Sobriety Society Is A Small Circle
After deciding that I wasn’t going to make it out of the house on Friday, which meant that I was neither going to go for a run nor was I going to make it to the Jonathan Coulton show I decided to make cookies — pumpkin cookies to be exact. But what to do with a batch of cookies when you are trying to lose weight? Take them to a morning run of course.
I struggled over a seven-mile course convinced that it was only the music delivered by Podrunner that got me through it.
After the run, cookies and bacon washed down with water began for me as my companions drank a variety of morning alcoholic beverages with their food. As the unseasonably
cool warm morning turned to an unseasonably cool warm afternoon I cashed in my chips and headed home for a nap. Little did I know at the time that I’d be lured back to my friend’s house by the call of brats. I again stubbornly held my ground against joining my friends in alcohol consumption (I think that they really just wanted me to make a beer run and figured I’d be more willing to do so if I was drinking) and called it a day (again) after a few brats.
ITP Flickr Pic
The blog is a little later than normal today because this is how I looked this morning.
I just couldn’t seem to get out of bed.
However you may recognize this as a zoo animal, signifying that I went to the Zoo Atlanta yesterday using my new membership. I think that having the membership will be awesome because now I can go hang out for an hour or so, leave, and not feel like I am getting screwed.
Do I Think The Hash Missed Me? Nah.
Sunday’s Black Sheep hash was held in a place called Emerson, Georgia.
Yeah, I didn’t think that you knew where that was either. I decided that I didn’t want to trek that far OTP in order to punish myself.
Did Food Network Tip Their Own Hand?
I guess that I should put a spoiler warning…
Not even midway through last night’s The Next Iron Chef finale there was a Kia commercial featuring John Besh. As far as I know there was no corresponding commercial for Michael Symon.
Psyche! Michael Symon is the Next Iron Chef! I guess that Kia figured that they could only use this commercial one time so they’d better get their money’s worth.
Also, in case you were wondering which Iron Chef is going to be replaced by the Next Iron Chef, last night’s episode should have convinced you that Mario Batalli has abdicated his position. Batalli was the only one of the American Iron Chefs that was not present on the panel.
While I understand why the Iron Chefs were the judges, it miffed me some. Here you have Ruhlman, Donatello, and Knowlton who have judged the entire way only to be pushed aside at the end? Sure, they had some input but I still thought that they were slighted.
Should His T-Shirt Read “Who’s The World’s Worst Daddy?”
Okay, I am already hooked on The Amazing Race 12.
If I had a father like Christina (think “Asian”) I’d not be around to write this blog — I’d either have killed myself or killed him. What an annoying sonnabitch. They were my pick to get ousted last night, and it will not be an episode too soon when they do.
Should someone forced CBS to put a Mature Audience rating on this episode because Grandpa stripped down to his Speedo in order to do the creek crossing? Is this the same network that digitally blurs butt crack on Survivor?
Here comes the spoiler
The married lesbian ministers were nice, but never had an ice cube’s chance in Hell of winning. Face it, having them on the show was CBS’ attempt to stir up controversy, and in turn increase ratings. I had nothing against them, but I doubt that I will miss them.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – a bit like a fool, my emotions today are rather mixed
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Tokyo Police Club — “Nature Of The Experiment”
Website Of The Day – Fellow Georgian Craig Tanner has a really neat blog called The Radiant Vista. You should check out is Daily Critique podcast as well.
Exercise (b)Log – Saturday: running/walking, 7 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 26.5 miles (psst- I finally completed a goal)
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