Of course I am at work. Why should I expect to get this Federal Holiday off? 🙁
While I am at work today I will attempt to catch up on the mound of paperwork and emails which have evolved in my absence.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
There are no absolutes for something so relative as human life.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
I Didn’t Need A Training Run, I Had The Hash
For my first exercise in a week I chose to do the Black Sheep Hash yesterday. My schedule called for an eight-mile run yesterday and while for a brief second I considered doing the eight miles and then doing the hash, a wiser head prevailed (and since I am no Boner Rooter, Bone Hole, or Bitch With An Attitude who can do a Spinning class and Pilates prior to hashing) and I chose only to do the hash.
While differing opinions about the length of the trail were being expressed at the end of the hash one thing is certain for me — the hash was too long for the imminent thunderstorms which began to hit as soon as I got in. I didn’t even have time for a beer before I got into Whiner’s car and we headed back to Atlanta.
I want my life to stop presenting one difficulty after the next. I am more than a little past my wit’s end, and with each new inconvenience I get pushed further.
As I sat down at my desk this morning I noticed that the top of my hands now have some small red dots as if I am having an allergic reaction to something. Considering that I didn’t eat or drink anything new this weekend I fail to understand how this could be happening today — unless of course I encountered some plant form to which I am allergic during yesterday’s hash.
The Flu Will Keep Me Off Marta
After battling the flu for the entire week last week I came to one conclusion — I do not want to have to battle it again!
Because of this I have decided to avoid the germ factory that public transportation supports and will be staying off Marta for a while. Am I being over-cautious? Yes. Am I being unreasonable? Perhaps. But let me repeat I do not want to have to battle the flu again anytime soon.
ITP Flickr Pic
Your author, one year ago. This was taken at the Studio Lighting seminar I attended at Showcase last year.
I didn’t have the opportunity to shoot this weekend, nor did I have time to process the couple of shots that I took on Friday.
How Can You Turn A Reasonable Ticket Charge Into A Semi-Unreasonable Amount?
Buy your tickets through Ticketmaster of course. And when you are the only outlet for buying tickets to shows at venues like The Tabernacle, why not screw the hell out of your customers!
On Saturday I decided to buy a ticket to the April 28th Elvis Costello show at The Tabernacle. I’ve never seen Costello in concert so I figured that it might be a fun thing to do.
The first trouble I ran in to were speed issues with Ticketmaster’s site. I assumed that things were slow because some other band’s tickets went on sale at exactly the same time.
In this day and age of extremely over-priced concert tickets (see also Bruce Springsteen, The Police) I was pleased to see that the tickets were $36 for general admission (I think that there were better, $40 tickets which were part of a pre-sale that I knew nothing about). However, when I finally submitted my purchase my total was $50; there’s nothing like a $14 (28%!) upcharge just to make my purchase. Fuckers.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – bummed by this apparent rash which has hit me
Current Music – listening to the Sound Opinions podcast
Website Of The Day – CookThink has been billed as the “Pandora for cooking.” I haven’t had a chance to play with it extensively, but it looks good on the surface.
Exercise (b)Log – hashing, ~8 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 31.7 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
3) Read at least one book