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.
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
- Rivers Cuomo
- 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 Work – Marta
Monthly Marta Rides – 8
1) Run no fewer than 50 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than twenty times (ten round-trips)
3) Read at least one book