2008: Get In On The Ground Floor

Ah, now that 2007 is behind me I am starting fresh. I have huge plans for ’08 and I want you, the single female population, to consider me as a viable candidate. Over the next few months I will be returning to daily workouts in preparation for the ING Half Marathon which will be held at the end of March. Now is your opportunity to strike (figuratively of course) and get in on the ground floor that is me, Paulie. My stock has never been more affordable, and for the right “buyer” there will be endless “profit.” I now return you to your regularly-scheduled blog.

For My Friends Who Cannot Get This Song Out Of There Head
I found it on the internet and wanted to share the lyrics

man: ooohhh, what is the malted liquor, what gets you drunker quicker, what comes in bottles or in cans…
men: BEER!

man: can’t get enough of it…
men: BEER!
man: how we really love it…
men: BEER!
man: makes me think I’m a man…
men: BEER!

man: I can kiss and hug it…
men: BEER!
man: but I’d rather chug it…
men: BEER!
man: got my belly up to here…
men: BEER!

man: I cannot refuse a…
men: BEER!
man: I could really use a…


drunk man: I cant remember how much I have had, I drank a twelve pack with my dad.
drunk father: (burp) that’s my son the drunken manly stud, I’m proud to call him my bud.
drunk man: here, have some pretzels
drunk father: no, I’ll call it quits, those things give me the Schlitz
drunken man: ha ha ha.

men: drink with your family, drink it with your friends
man: drink till your fat, stomach distends, beer, is liquid bread its good for you,
men: we like to drink till we spew, ew
men: who cares if we get fat
man: I’ll drink to that
man: as we sing once more…

man: what is the malted liquor, what gets you drunker quicker, what comes in bottles or in cans…
men: BEER!

man: can’t get enough of it…
men: BEER!
man: how we really love it…
men: BEER!
man: makes me think I’m a man…
men: BEER!

man: I can kiss and hug it…
men: BEER!
man: but I’d rather chug it…
men: BEER!
man: fill my belly up to here…
men: BEER!

man: golly I adore it, come on damn it, pour it, do it for me, brew it for me, feed it to me, speed it to me,
men: BEER!
man: the most wonderful drink in the world, hooray!


I knew that you wanted to learn the song too.

I Rang In 2008 With A Black And White Movie About A 1950’s Reporter
Last night I stayed at home — alone. The choice was mine.

Around 10:30pm I was on my third beer and I popped Good Night, And Good Luck into the DVD player. The movie ended around 12:01am. The beer ended sometime much earlier.

Hey, What Day Is It? CHEDDARHEAD DAY! That’s What Day It Is!
If you are an Atlanta hasher you have no doubt heard about Cheddarhead. In the nine years that I have been hashing I have missed two, once because a young lady who I was pursuing had a birthday on January 1st and I went to her instead (bad decision, although priorities were in order) and once because some good friends of mine got married in Boston on January 1st (btw- Happy Anniversary to Kevin and Christie!).

What is Cheddarhead you ask? This of it as “St. Patrick’s Day for Wisconsin-fleeing Atlantans.” Cheddarhead is a hash, but it is also so much more.

  • Polka music? CHECK!
  • Wisconsin beer? CHECK!
  • Kringle? CHECK!
  • (deep fried) Cheese curds? CHECK!
  • Poutine? CHECK! (well, that’s really more of a Canadian delicacy but Wisconsin is awfully close to Canada)
  • Bowling? CHECK!

What more could a person ask for?

If you are reading this prior to 1:30pm, race your ass over to Ansley Mall and look for the pack of ne’er-do-wells hanging around the Pier One end of the parking lot. Bring $10 and tell them that Wee Little Bit sent you. If you are an attractive, single female, ask them to point out Wee Little Bit and come and say “Hello.”

ITP Flickr Pic
I dug into the archives and pulled out this photo from January 1, 2001.

Cheddarhead 2001

This is the essence of Cheddarhead. Now you know what to look for when you come out to play today.

At Least One New Thing For InsideThePerimeter For The New Year
When I went through a theme change last year (last year — I like the way that sounds) I dropped the “Walk In My Footsteps” section in the right-hand galley. Since that time I’ve been using Google Calendar to book my social life. I’ve created and will maintain a Google Calendar called “ITP Concerts” which you can subscribe to and reference if you’d like to. In order to do so just click on the Google Calendar icon that I’ve placed into the right-hand galley. Who knows, maybe some day I’ll be able to figure out how to add a tab to this WordPress theme and then embed it here as well.

Themes And Resolutions
Last night I thought of a positive, pertinent theme for 2008. This morning I cannot remember what the hell it was. Oops.

Even though I missed the mark on many of my 2007 goals, I think that it was rewarding exercise so I am repeating it here.

2008: Measurable
1) Lose 20-25 pounds. This appeared on the 2005, 2006, and 2007 lists as well, at least I am consistent.
2) Run no fewer than two half-marathons (currently slated to be ING (Georgia: March); Atlanta Half (Georgia: November)).
3) Take at least one trip to a city that I have never visited before.
4) Start taking better notes so that I stop forgetting to add things to the blog, and thus stop beating myself up about forgetting to add things to the blog.

2008: Unmeasurable
1) Accept who I am.
2) Eat more Chinese food, just not at buffets.
3) Ride Marta again.
4) Spend fewer nights at home, but when I do make the nights I spend here enjoyable.
5) Take more photographs. In doing so become a “better” photographer.
6) Attempt to improve the lives of those I call friends and separate myself from those who I call enemies (perhaps that’s too strong a word).

2008: I’d Like To Resolve To Do, But Probably Won’t Happen
1) Either get a girlfriend or give up on the idea entirely.
2) Floss every day.
3) Put the past where it belongs, in the past.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – empty and clueless, ready to be fulfilled
Current Music – none
Website Of The Day – There are rare occasions that I wished we never moved from New York. Go see how New Yorkers will spend New Year’s at NYC New Year’s.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 0 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – N/A
Monthly Marta Rides – 0

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to 2008: Get In On The Ground Floor

  1. martha says:

    Happy New Year Paulie!

    I’m wishing all the best for you this year.

    I guess I need to work on my goals but two of them are :

    1) Do not take the actions of others personally, if someone is an a$$ it isn’t because of me!
    2) Cut back on my spending, so I can pay off that last stupid credit card.

    I will also be there, with you, for both those half marathons (if not a full this year).

    See you this afternoon,

    Love, Martha!!!

  2. Beth says:

    Hey Paulie — I just realized that the Gator game conflicts with Cheddarhead! Bummer! Didn’t they consult us? Of course we’ll be at CH trying to keep Ink Spot out of the mud. That worked really well on Saturday 🙂

    Martha — you’re fabulous and don’t you forget it. See you guys this afternoon and Happy New Year!

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  4. Elizabeth says:

    For good (non-buffet) Chinese, you might try Pyng Ho on Clairmont, if you haven’t before. It’s my favorite.

    Instead of resolutions this year, I’m doing this: http://www.triplux.com/1001/

    I ran out of ideas at 35, so I accepted submissions of ideas (retaining the right to veto) from my friends on New Year’s Eve. I got about 20 usable suggestions from them, which have inspired some additional list items. I’m still only up to about 60.

    Floss definitely belongs on the list, so thanks for that. 🙂

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