I am not a fan of marketing slogans, especially those generic, hollow statements that get picked up and used everywhere. The latest trend is “Powered by.” You’ve seen it I’m sure, “Website X is Powered by SomeTechnology.” I don’t give a shit how your website, or whatever, is “powered” I just want it to work — efficiently and correctly (or at least as advertised).
Not Quite As Productive As Planned
After my Saturday morning walkabout I convinced myself that the yard work and squirrel eradication was not going to take care of itself — not that they ever have. So I changed clothes and grabbed my Fisher-Price “My First Chainsaw” and headed outside. In the two hours that my chainsaw worked prior to slipping its chain I managed to cut down most of the surrounding squirrel highways and breakdown about half of the limbs.
Since I don’t use my chainsaw often I always have to relearn how to fix it. I don’t know if it was my thumb, or the fact that I was whooped after two hours of manual labor but I just couldn’t get it working again and gave up.
ITP Flickr Pic
After eating breakfast Saturday morning I took a stroll around East Atlanta Village.
Christmas in my neighborhood is a little different than most.
Sucked In By The Beermuda Triangle
Yesterday was a great day for running, and apparently a better day for beer drinking.
After plodding through a 6.3-mile loop I had convinced myself that I should contain myself to two beers with breakfast. Oooh no, I wound up leaving sometime around 4pm after tossing down another few beers.
I will say that the Chinese food I picked up on my way home which was followed by a power nap were both enjoyable.
Even though I only to pick three of nine college games correctly, mostly because of point-spread, this weekend I managed to hold on to third place in my College Pick’em pool. For my season-long efforts I won $20, which since it cost $10 to enter means I really won $10. I’d calculate my hourly earnings but it suffices to say that it would be incredibly small.
Well, I’ve done it again. Yesterday I sat all of the players who would have guaranteed me a spot in my fantasy football league playoffs. It wasn’t that I was trying to lose, it just seems to be one of my inherent qualities. Have I mentioned that I am ultra-competitive and hate losing?
I Must Have Been In An Amazing Fog
I remember very little about last night’s Amazing Race.
I remember that Nathan and Jennifer were arguing (shocker!)
I remember that the Blondies got arrested by the Karma Police and finished last (yippee!) I stopped breathing until Phil made it certain by telling them they had been eliminated, as I feared that this would be a non-elimination segment.
What else happened, or was this episode that lackluster?
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Ween — “Your Party”
Website Of The Day – I am trying to get myself into the Christmas spirit. So today I’ll probably head to North Pole.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 6.3 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 6.3 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – Marta
Monthly Marta Rides – 2
1) Run no fewer than 50 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than twenty times (that’s ten round-trips)
3) Read at least one book