Before we get too far along, how was your day off yesterday? Relaxing? That’s fantastic! In case you didn’t know I posted yesterday so you may want to scan it to see what you missed. 🙂
And we’re back…
As the Jackmobile’s odometer topped 70,000 today I thought that I was going to lose her. During my commute in The Connector traffic came to an unexpected halt (and for no reason of course). I had plenty of time and wherewithal to come to a complete stop but as I heard the screeching of tires directly behind me I started to worry. Luckily the person behind me managed to halt his/her car without hitting anything around it us, including me. Yet another reason I should be riding Marta more often, but I’ve got things to do today…
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
I’m holding this cat in my arms so it can sleep, and what more is there.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Well, That’s Never Happened Before
Yesterday I fell prey to my own money-making scheme! That’s right, yesterday I wound up buying something from Amazon.com solely because I saw it advertised on the Amazon widget on InsideThePerimeter.com.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I won’t use my new Le Cruiset 2.75-quart oval Dutch Oven often (especially since I’ve started cooking again), it’s that I decided that I bought it because I saw it advertised that has me flummoxed.
Advertising… it’s what’s for dinner.
ITP Flickr Pic
In a moment of what could only be described as blind optimism I recently bought two tickets to see Paula Poundstone in concert at the end of March.
I will either find a (female) date for this show or I will go alone.
Mark Your Calendars, It’s Only Six Months Away
Happy half-birthday to me! As of today I am 42.5 years old and here is what I might be doing on the day that I become forty-three.
– July 22, Atlanta, GA – Rush @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
As I was thinking about this concert when I first heard about it on Friday I laughed because I calculated that if I go to this concert there will have been a twenty-five year span between Rush concerts for me. I have to admit that it will be very strange seeing Rush in concert again, especially since I know that I won’t be able to go into high school the next day and play drums on my desk as if I was Neal Peart the way I did in 1983.
There are a few hurdles in the way of this birthday gift however. First, where the heck is the “Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre?” Is this what I once knew as the Lakewood Amphitheater (or Hi-Fi Buys Amphitheater, or Coca-Cola Amphitheater)? Also I am certain that this will be a show whose ticket I must purchase through Ticketmaster. Man, I really hate Ticketmaster…
Well That Was Simple
This week I read a book. Don’t be too impressed however because even though it wasn’t one of the “Dick and Jane” series, it was only one hundred pages long.
The book I read this week is called The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life) (just a straight Amazon link, I won’t try to make money on this one) which deals with using simplicity to improve products and the ways that consumers perceive products. It wasn’t the most in-depth discussion of the topic (the book was only one-hundred pages) but it did offer enough thought-provoking ideas to make it a worthwhile read for me. As always, you mileage will vary.
CD Pick Of The Week
Given the players involved with which I have some familiarity — Cat Power, Super Furry Animals, Whigs — my natural inclination is to pick the new one from Super Furry Animals. I will warn you that this disc is currently defining “mixed critical reviews” as the critics seem to either love it or hate it.
I’ve not heard anything from the new Cat Power or Whigs, so if you’ve had some exposure to these I’d be interested in hearing from you.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good; determining how I am going to get a 3.5 mile run in today
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Manchester Orchestra — “Golden Ticket” (They are playing somewhere in Atlanta on Friday night. Do yourself a favor and go see them.)
Website Of The Day The Laws of Simplicity also has an accompanying blog — such a novel idea for a book that is not a novel.
Exercise (b)Log – strengthening and stretching (I still want to improve this workout)
Monthly Foot Mileage – 37.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 6
1) Run no fewer than 50 miles [on pace]
2) Ride Marta no fewer than sixteen times (eight round-trips) [not going to get there]
3) Read at least one book [done]