Is There Anybody… Out There?

(In case you hadn’t noticed, I posted another entry this morning. Be forewarned, it’s not a “happy” entry.)

Many people get today off from work as a paid holiday. Unfortunately I am not one of them. I have a valid excuse this year, I did a lot of traveling (Arizona, Seattle, Edmonton, numerous day trips).

If You Make Digital Download Difficult And CDs Cheap, What Am I To Do?
To finish the week of talk about thumb-chopping and references to Betsy’s birthday I did the only thing I could think of, buy Bruce Springsteen’s newest release “Magic” (because removing my thumb was “magical” and Betsy is from New Jersey).

The last two CDs I have purchased have been virtual, that is they were digitally downloaded — one from iTunes and one from Amazon. Seeing how iTunes didn’t offer “Magic” without DRM and Amazon didn’t offer it digitally at all, I was about to give up on getting it. Then I noticed that Amazon was selling the physical disc for $8.99, and since I still have Amazon Prime I get free two-day delivery. I’ll let you know what I think of the disc once it arrives.

Now if I was only able to get quality seats last Saturday for the April ’08 date that The Boss is playing Philips Arena. I passed on the “best” $95 seats available because I didn’t think that they were worth it.

ITP Flickr Pic
Many photo opportunities yesterday, no photos taken.

Sometimes A Half Is Enough
I managed to make it to the Falcons game last night. However, my friend and I decided that the game was decided by half time so we took off. It was kinda a shame because the seats we had were really good, but since I had to be at work today I wasn’t too disappointed.

The New “Book Rule”
I have a bad habit of buying books. This would be a good habit if I also read all of the books that I have purchased. So, as of today there is a new rule at the InsideThePerimeter household.

Before I may buy another book, I must complete reading one of the books that I have already purchased.

Do The Electronics Really Know?
This morning I turned on my 60GB iPod (what would be considered a “Classic” now) to discover that the screen looks like it is starting to give out. This sucks because I have finally started to rip videos and watch them on this iPod.

What’s curious to note is that this happened two days after the delivery of my “new” refurbished Second Generation iPod Nano. Keep in mind that this Nano is not a replacement for the Classic, but rather to be its companion.

However, much like when you bring a new pet into a house, or have that second child, I can see how my trusty iPod “Classic” might think that it is being put out to pasture and will not receive the love that it is used to getting.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay, celebrating one week without slicing off my thumb
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Pinback — “From Nothing To Nowhere”
Website Of The Day – Admit it, you are not going to get anything done at the office today so you might as well check out Albine Black Sheep.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 40 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car (traffic, or the lack thereof, was wonderful)

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 Is There Anybody… Out There?

  1. Steve says:

    I am indeed at work and actually working- except for the temporary break to read your gems of… wisdom (?). I doubted there were many spectators along yesterdays marathon route and certainly Debbie and I would have only been there if the weather had been cooperative. $95 to see the Boss in your neighborhood? Doesn’t seem like a problem to me- I don’t remember what I paid to see him at Gwinette- maybe Barb does?

    Not as good as Tony Bennett, but who is?


  2. Martha says:

    Having never run the half marathon before, I didn’t know what to expect but the crowds did seem light.

    Thanks for being there for me with that beer when I finished, lord knows I needed it. Thanks for everything yesterday.

    I forgot you had to work today, I finally got the rest of the crew out of my house sometime before midnight…yesterday was a long day.

  3. Steve says:

    Congrats Martha!! As I was telling Debbie yesterday, after all the training and preperation, even the bad weather wouldn’t keep someone from running. Hope it wasn’t too terrible.


  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    She ran like the wind! 2:04? Martha, you beat the spectators! 🙂

    I would have taken pictures, but the on-again off-again rain drops convinced me to put the camera away.

    I would have paid $95 a ticket if I could have gotten a seat that I felt was worth $95. The “best” seat offered to me was in section 204, completely on the other side of the rink from the stage.

  5. Martha says:

    With all of you guys encourging me…how could it have been anything but GREAT!!

  6. Tessa says:

    God I need to do that too. I have an enormous pile of books I’ve bought and haven’t started yet continue to buy books. Partial defense, I blame Delta. If they weren’t going to expire my skymiles, I wouldn’t have 10 magazine subscriptions distracting me 😉

  7. Barb says:

    I think the Boss was about $75 or $80 at Gwinett way back when, that was at least 3-4 years ago…. it was before the friend that had the ticket connection got married, (I met the girlfirend for the 1st time) and he now has a kid. Wow….. and I think it was one of the first concerts at Gwinnett arena. We had awesome seats, I think we were in the penalty box area, or the bench.
    BTW – anyone want to roadtrip to a Gladiators game some time?

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    > BTW – anyone want to roadtrip to a Gladiators game some time?

    Only if I can get good enough seats for photography.

  9. @Tessa: Funny, I nearly cashed mine in for magazines that I knew I wouldn’t get around to reading.

  10. Barb says:

    Gladiators? Last time we went (last year) we sat as close as we wanted for I think a whopping $17.
    All most all the seats are just like sitting in the lower level at Philips.

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Suggest some nights. I’d be willing to go OTP for a few hours. 😉

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