Making A List And Checking It Twice

Sadly I have not volunteered to help Santa Claus. Instead one of the tasks I performed last night was to start logging serial numbers for all of my electronics. Yes, crime has gotten so bad in Atlanta that it has come to this. If for some reason I lose my stuff I want to be able to produce serial numbers for everything lost. If I can match a receipt for each item, I know that there will be items for which I have none, that will be even better.

It’s A Wonderful Life (The Movie)
I was stunned to find out that I didn’t own It’s A Wonderful Life (Hey IMDb, keep up the pop-up / pop-under ads and I will stop linking to you!) on DVD. That all changed yesterday with at timely order at Amazon.

While I have yet to embrace the Christmas spirit (and Christmas is seven days away!) I have a desire to watch the classic Frank Capra movie. Maybe watching George Bailey lose it all only to be saved by his friends (oops! SPOILER) might convince me that my life is wonderful as well.

Twelve Days Of ITP Flickr Pics
Each day through Christmas I will be picking my favorite photo for each month of 2007.

Today: July
A Helping Hand

This was my hardest pick so far. In July I photographed the Peachtree Road Race, went to Seattle and Canada, and celebrated my forty-second birthday. It was a busy month indeed. I chose this picture because I think technically it’s pretty decent, but a large impact is made by the story behind it (which I cannot find a link to currently dammit!)

It’s On “On”
Ha, I bet you thought that this is going to be about hashing. It is not.

Lately, in part due to the writers’ strike and in part because I am not watching my Christmas stories, I have been subscribing to new podcasts. More and more I find myself subscribing to downloadable (that’s not a word, is it?) offerings from On Networks.

My favorite show so far is Stump The Chef where a chef named Matt Weaver is given three ingredients from which he must prepare a meal. Watching Weaver create the dish is good, but the commentary associated with the show borders on absurd and hilarious.

To their credit On Networks has agreed to pick up Beautiful Places TV one of the most stunning HD podcasts that I have seen to date. In each episode the host Tony Farley visits a visually stunning part of the country and films his hike through it (obviously the podcast is edited down to a manageable size to download and watch).

I have a feeling that I will return to On Networks’ site often to keep an eye out for new offerings.

CD Pick Of The Week
I just can’t stop singing “One of these things is not like the other. One of these things just doesn’t belong.” Can you tell which from this list of artists releasing new music today?

  • Mary J. Blige
  • Chingy
  • Rivers Cuomo
  • Jaheim
  • G-Unit
  • Lil’ Wayne

Apparently the Hip-Hop crowd is putting on one last Christmas push.

That being said, I will pick the Rivers Cuomo (front man of Weezer in case you didn’t know) disc out of this motley crew. If Cuomo’s work doesn’t float your boat you could always do what I did and finally get around to buying that Radiohead “disc”. All of the critics are saying that it’s the shit (in a good way) for ’07.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Meat Puppets — “Plateau”
Website Of The Day – Don’t have the time to watch It’s A Wonderful Life? Then you can watch it performed in thirty seconds — by bunnies.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 20.1 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To WorkMarta
Monthly Marta Rides – 8

December Goals
1) Run no fewer than 50 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than twenty times (ten round-trips)
3) Read at least one book

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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12 Responses to Making A List And Checking It Twice

  1. Martha says:

    I was just thinking this morning that I should ‘take inventory’ of all my stuff. It is getting a little scary in the ‘hood.

    I love the bunnies…I guess I know what I’ll be doing for the rest of the day.

  2. Stacy says:

    I know you jest about the SPOILER! alert…but can you believe I actually have never the movie?

    Gonna go watch the bunnies now instead!

  3. romanlily says:

    This recent theft victim applauds you for logging your serial numbers. It’s kind of a pain to crawl around behind your computer and get those numbers, but if some jerk should ever pay a visit to Casa ITP, you’ll be awfully glad you went through the trouble.

    I watched the last half of It’s a Wonderful Life over the weekend. I’m a crusty old cynic, but man. That movie is total magic.

  4. Barb says:

    no bunnie video for me. it is blocked. bummer.
    Stacy, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen the whole movie either.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Wow, I am stunned that some of you have never seen It’s A Wonderful Life, or have not seen it completely. It makes Scrooges like me happy and it’s Jimmy Stewart for cripes sake!

    Romanlily, your incident, which is similar to another reader’s here, along with all of the goings on I hear about has led me to undertake the task. I’m not so in love with my possessions that I can’t live without them, but if someone does take my stuff I do want a way to claim my loss.

  6. Barb says:

    Sorry to disappoint you Paulie, but I’m sort of scrooge like myself, and I have to watch the entire movie (I hate watching half of a movie). Maybe I’ll make a point of watching it, I’ll find it & tivo it.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I think that NBC will be showing it Christmas Eve.

  8. Steve says:

    All this talk of theft reminds me that you should engrave your drivers license number into the easily pawnable stuff… at least that’s what the cops told me when my number came up.


  9. Terri (SW) says:

    Your list of new releases reminds me of my favorite bad joke:

    What did 50 Cent’s mom say when he gave her a sweater for Christmas?


    Get it?


    Thank you! Thank you! I’m here every night! Tip your waitresses!!!

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    @Steve: Hmm, engraving — that’s an interesting thought.

    @Terri: Wow. Um, Wow. You didn’t pick up that gem whilst watching footie did you? 🙂

  11. Tony Farley says:

    Hey, thanks for mentioning my show. If you thought the show was stunning before, just wait ’till the On Networks shows start coming out. The show has taken a huge step up in production value as well as the beautiful places I am able to visit now that I have On Network’s support.

    Thanks for watching,


  12. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    My pleasure Tony, you do a great job!

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