I Should Be Thankful, But I Am Not

Blog delay today was not my fault. My office building had a partial power outage and no internet connectivity.

It will come as no surprise that I am not the happiest camper in the world. I completely understand that I have a lot of good things going for me, but I am greedy and want more.

If It’s Not One Thing It’s Something Else
Last night I decided to take advantage of the facts that I rode Marta to work and that the weather was perfect, so I walked from Arts Center to my car. I guess that I either wore the wrong socks or I was unable to tighten my shoe as well I as I do without a gimpy thumb, but I managed to get a blister on one of my feet. Seriously, can I catch a fucking break already?

More Medical Bills Are In My Immediate Future
Yesterday I received my reminder card for my optometrist appointment in December. Damn, how much is this visit going to cost?

ITP Flickr Pic
This space reserved for the picture of the refurbished 4GB Second Generation iPod Nano which is supposed to delivered today. It will look a lot like this

I have ordered the blue one. I hate my Second Generation iPod Shuffle and this was only $100 so I couldn’t pass it up. Even better, I was able to find Apple’s iPod Nano (2nd Gen) armband on the clearance rack at Target for $7.50 (it originally sold for $29).

Marta’s Breeze Card Doesn’t Give Me Comfort
Because I have been riding Marta more often (has anyone noticed?), I was getting close to running out of ride credits on my Breeze Card. Before hopping the train home yesterday I loaded my Breeze Card with another $30 worth of rides. Because of the way the Breeze Cards work, my heart skipped a beat this morning when the card reader said that I had no more rides remaining on my card. At first I was furious because I felt that Marta had ripped me off, then I probably realized that the Breeze Card system was just stupid; the latter was correct. When I went to the Breeze Card vending machine after this morning’s commute the screen showed that I had no more rides left on the previous twenty-ride pack, and that I had one twenty-ride pack pending. Couldn’t they just sum all of these rides together? It seems bizarre to me. Maybe they should have called it the Bizarre Card.

I Hope You All Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving!
And if you read this in a country that’s not celebrating America’s Thanksgiving tomorrow why don’t you let us know what you are doing.

If you are running either Atlanta’s Half or Full Marathon and you want a free beer at the end just come up to me and mention InsideThePerimeter.com. This offer is null and void if it is raining so hard that I don’t make it out to the ending (never thought rain would be an issue this year), or when I run out of beer.

And if you are around Friday either at work (like I will be) or near an internet connection swing by ITP. I will have a regularly-scheduled blog post waiting for you.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – festive
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Magnetic Fields — “I Don’t Want To Get Over You”
Website Of The Day – I think that this is awesome! Strictly No Photography posts pictures of places where photography is not allowed. I cannot wait until I have something that I can submit.
Exercise (b)Log – walking, 4.5 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 40 miles (look at me go!)
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To WorkMarta

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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11 Responses to I Should Be Thankful, But I Am Not

  1. Stacy says:

    I smell a trip to the Farmer’s Market coming on…. No, not for Thanksgiving vittles — for photographs! 🙂

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Hehe. I would love to take shots inside Your DeKalb Farmer’s Market but am not sure if American Law extends into that Third World country. We could be detained for years before the President even considers helping us out. 🙂

  3. Steve says:

    And they have nice signs at the entrance prohibiting photography… time for the secret agent camera.

    We may join you at the finish tomorrow.


  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Cool, I hope that you can. I think that Skin Flute Pie and Piggy’s B*tch are bringing a canopy. It will be like the hash’s own VIP party. 😉

  5. Stacy says:

    Do you have any idea roughly what time this ending happens?

  6. Martha says:

    Well I’m hoping on being at the end by 9:30…I’m sure others will be there much sooner.

    The picture of the luna moth on my flickr was taken at work…no cameras allowed there either.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    The half marathon starts at 7am.

    The “winners” will finish the half marathon in about 1:20 ( +/- 10 minutes based on weather); the “losers” (I KID!) will come in for the two hours following.

    I *usually* hang around for the winners of the marathon (I’m guessing around 2:40 for the male and 3:10 for the female), although if the weather is crappy I probably won’t be there for their arrival.

  8. Barb says:

    If you keep talking about the weather being crappy, it won’t rain…… and we really need the rain. I want the local news to go back to talking about shooting & stabbing, and crime……. I’m tired of the drought talk 😉

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I just don’t want to get wet. It can rain the rest of the weekend, then we can blame/thank Lisa and Randy for bringing rain down from North Carolina. 🙂

  10. Beth says:

    This loser is hoping to break the three hour mark tomorrow 🙂 I’m sure Squid will find you guys and drink all the beer I bought today before Mary and I hobble across the finish line. Does the SOB count as a training run?

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    > Does the SOB count as a training run?

    It does if you hop on Marta somewhere along the way. 🙂

    Good luck.

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