(It was to be read in the same cadence as “Reading, Writing, and ‘rithmetic”)
Because of a cough that has trailed the illness I fought over the weekend I got another crappy night of sleep last evening. Because I need time to catch up on all of the tasks that the temporary paralysis that has occurred the last couple of days I’m staying home from work. Today I’ll be reading and spending a lot of time planning the next few months of my life (contradictory to what I’ve been reading lately, but necessary for work’s sake).
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
The way for me to live is to have no way. My only habit should be to have none. Because I did it this way before is sufficient reason not to do it this way today.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
On Cooking, On Cleaning, On Being A Dick
Why do so many people love Your Dekalb Farmers Market?
Last night I ventured into our local Third-World market (it’s not not the people who shop there as much as it is YDFM’s policies) in order to pick up ingredients for some Cajun dishes that I am planning on making for a party Saturday night. Given that these are new concoctions for my repertoire I’ve decided to give them a test run before unleashing them on the masses on Saturday (fwiw- the dishes in question are an Andouille Pudding (think “casserole”), and Shrimp Boulettes). Fans of my Jambalaya will be saddened to know that I shan’t be making it for the party this year.
Not only did I not think that the selection of products at YDFM was that great (only organic milk at $5.49/gallon?) I struggled to pay with a check because I was no longer in their database and they still do not accept credit cards. Frustrating! When the cashier told me that I had to go to the Information Desk and get my check approved I nearly told them that they could keep their shit and walked out the door (it was the desire to try their andouille sausage that talked me off the ledge).
ITP Flickr Pic
You shouldn’t be to surprised to find out that I’ve not take a photo in the past few days, so I’ve dug up another one from last week’s Thrashers game.
It’s Keynote Tuesday!
Macworld Expo ’08 has arrived! Will Steve Jobs announce an Apple product that I must buy this year? Will this year be the year that I move to a MacBook or MacBook Pro? Will this be the year that I update to OS X v10.5, aka “Leopard?” Tune in tomorrow to find out.
Did Somebody Say “Amazing Race?”
We are down to three. Who is going to tell me that these were the three teams that they predicted would be here now? I never expected Ronald/Christina nor Nicolas/Donald (hell, I had to look up his real name) to make it this far. In fact, I would have expected those teams along with the Minnesotan lesbian ministers to be gone by week five.
So far I’ve been most impressed with Christina; not has she had to deal with her asshat of a father, but she speaks just about every language. It must be her high fallutin’ college lifestyle. I do sometimes wonder if Ronald and Christina have had a bit of and advantage traveling through Asia, much in the same way that Hendekea and Azaria did when the race went through Africa. I know that I’d kick some ass on “The Amazing Race: United States.”
It appears that Jennifer/Nate’s run has come to an end — and by this I refer to their relationship as much as I do their Amazing Race adventures. I have no remorse for them, for unlike myself they will be back in the dating game before they know it.
The Amazing Race 12 comes to and end on Sunday (and thankfully we don’t have to endure a passport burning ceremony like they do on Survivor). Until then I am going to be practicing holding my breath underwater because you never know when a skill like that will come in handy. If there are no more blog entries this week then I’ve done a little too well at this task.
CD Pick Of The Week
Admittedly The Magnetic Fields are not for everyone. That being said, if you are a fan of concept releases then you should run, not walk, run to your favorite music distributor and pick up “Distortion” from The Magnetic Fields. In the past The Magnetic Fields have put out releases such as “69 Love Songs” (containing, wait for it, sixty-nine love songs) and “I” (in which every song title began with the letter ‘I’). Each song on “Distortion” contains similar instrumentation and take their inspiration from Jesus and Mary Chain’s “Psychocandy” (familiar ground for you old schoolers). The Magnetic Fields are streaming the album for a limited time on their MySpace page if you need a listen before deciding on whether or not to buy.
Not a fan of the concept album? Then do as I did yesterday and pick up a copy (digital in my case) of “Township” from The Wheat Pool. I told you that I’d probably wind up buying it.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – It’s not a word but it sums me up perfectly today — crapulous; Who am I kidding, I am pissed off
Current Music – nothing, I am listening to podcasts
Website Of The Day – Skull-A-Day is a blog which presents an interesting collection of art projects in the shape of skulls. Don’t worry it’s not morbid, it’s actually kind of cool.
Exercise (b)Log – strengthening and stretching (although my heart really wasn’t in it)
Monthly Foot Mileage – 18.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car (when I go in later to attend a meeting)
Monthly Marta Rides – 6
1) Run no fewer than 50 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than sixteen times (eight round-trips)
3) Read at least one book
Whenever shows have underwater scenes, I find myself holding my breath along with the people on the show. Why is that? Does anyone else do that? I’d like to think 17 seconds isn’t that long to hold your breath underwater, but it sure has heck felt that way doing it along with them!
I’m so very glad the Bickersons are gone. Here’s some consolation on them being back out there and picked up to date so quickly: they’ll most likely get right back in the same sort of disfunctional relationship. I’d rather no relationship than one like that!
Hope you feel better!
Yeah, YDFM is not the place to go to buy basic groceries. I mostly go for the produce…I’ve gotten to the point that I buy very little produce from the grocery store anymore, because it’s fresher and cheaper at YDFM. Their policies suck (I got told by their security guy that I had to check my empty shopping bags at the information desk…no, thanks, I’ll just stick them in my purse where you can’t see them).
My check approval process was interrupted by a couple walking in with their own shopping bags. The person helping me stopped what she was doing to make sure that they checked their bags before they entered the store for shopping. I was on the verge of saying “Excuse me, but I was here first. You’ll have to argue about this once I am done otherwise I am leaving now!” (Un)fortunately I wasn’t raised that way.
I didn’t see where you where being a dick? Getting furstrated at YDFM is a pretty normal part of the experience.
Now they don’t take credit cards but you can use your debit card, that seems to work okay, but I know some people don’t like to use a debit card…
While I still like going to YDFM their produce/prices aren’t what they use to be but there is still no better place to by spices.
I wasn’t being a dick, I wish that I could be one however. It’s just not in me and we all know where “nice guys” finish…
I am not a debit card user. I have never “needed” one so I never got in the habit. I used to always carry cash, but now I’m a dedicated credit mongrel.
I will be stopping at the International Farmers Market on my way home from my meeting this afternoon. I’ll see how things go there.
As long as you use the debit card with the pin, it is okay to use. Just never use it as a credit card. Then you run a bigger risk of someone stealing all your money out of your bank account, and then you need to deal with the bank to get it back. At least with a credit card, you can dispute the charges & not pay.
didn’t you love (not!) how they showed the Bickersons breaking up at the very end, that was stupid.
and – can I gloat? Look back, I picked TK & Rachel at the very beginning. It is something about dreads & the hippie look, that made me think they could win.
Kudos to you Barb, here is what I wrote early on…
“I think that I will enjoy this season of Amazing Race if for no other reason than to watch the dating couples bicker at one another. Itâ€™s not the I am that petty, okay perhaps I am, but I just canâ€™t comprehend why two people who canâ€™t manage to get along in the best of situations attempt to do so under the worst.
fwiw – My early prediction is that the winners will be Lorena and Jason.”
Looks like I was right about the bickering, but way wrong on the winner.
You can bitch about YDFM here
but you may as well shake your fist at the moon. It’s just gonna hang there all pretty-like.
Sunday could have been the best day of TV viewing of my life. First, I was thrilled to watch Indianapolis lose. Then, I was elated to watch the stupid Cowboys get defeated. And, to top it off the worst couple ever (Jen & Nate) lose on Amazing Race. God does love me. Good times!
Whoever wrote “Notes to Myself” clearly rocked the ganj hardcore.
Dope photo, by the way.