Quality Of Life

It feels that had I slept for the past two weeks that my quality of life would be no worse, in fact maybe better, than it is today. I am thankful that the weekend is a mere eight hours away and I am even more thankful that I currently have few plans which involve others during it. I am at an emotional tipping point right now and no matter how much I want to be with someone right now I think that the best thing in the world for me is to be alone.

Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.

I keep thinking I have to do something to sure up reality. Bill and Leah are over here — just let the conversation take place. Don’t push. Don’t hang on. Lean back and let reality happen.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

I’ll Blame It On The Rain
Rain is an easy scapegoat when you don’t feel like running. Last night I took the opportunity to use my scapegoat and go eat $0.40 wings and drink a beer at The Graveyard in East Atlanta before heading home to crash. I certainly could have used the three miles of running that was scheduled for last night, but I am glad that I didn’t run them.

fwiw – The Graveyard’s wings were pretty damn awesome, their celery — notsomuch.

ITP Flickr Pic
On the campus of the University of South Carolina taken exactly one week ago. I have not taken a single photo since last Friday.

Where The Best Kissing On Campus Can Be Found

I bet you that there is some good kissing going on inside.

I’ll Be Tied Up All Day
Today is the first of two in-office interview days created by all of that traveling my company has been doing recently. Thirteen candidates will be in the office (at least it’s not an outdoor event) interviewing for programming positions. These days are usually grueling, but at least the tend to go by quickly.

Yau, That Had To Suck
Survivor Spoiler Alert
I thought that last night’s episode was pretty good although for some strange reason I find myself rooting against the Faves.

Cerie must really have a good agent because she has been getting some major airtime the past two weeks. While I am finding her entertaining I have a feeling that she will annoy me soon as it becomes evident that she will make it far in the show (again) without having any real contribution to the tribe’s success.

I am sorry to see Yau-Man get the ax so soon, but as strategic moves go it seems like a smart decision. There is a good possibility that he would have once again found the Immunity Idol and possess more power than he probably should in this situation. It’s interesting to me to see how divided the Faves tribe is; I wonder if they will ever join forces prior to a merge or if they are going to hold their party lines until then.

From next week’s teaser I get the impression that someone finds the immunity idol. Anyone else feel the same?

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – tired, ready for the weekend
Current Music – silence today
Website Of The Day – Tired of Google? Give Clueray a shot.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 41.4 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0

February Goals
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
3) Read at least one book

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Quality Of Life

  1. Barb says:

    Yep – looks like someone will find the idol. I think Cirie or Penner (I guess Jeff just doesn’t like the name Jonathan) should be the next to go – their bickering would drive me nuts. Did you notice that Ami & Liza seemed to be trying to hang with both crowds?

    BTW – are you watching any of the Tour of CA on Versus? It is on too late to watch same day (11PM) but it is turning into an interesting race. I’m tempted to read what happenend yesterday, but I’m trying not to.

  2. Steve says:

    The French House… alternately known as the Nada Apratments? (Look closely, kids). I think not…

    For those watching ToC at home, a nice ride by Levi and the Rabo rider Wednesday, but that guy with the antler helmet running alongside them is giving me the creeps… if he falls, he won’t be the only one going down.

    I’ll be emailing the technical director and complaining later!!


  3. I didn’t know that the Tour of CA was on. I’ll have to look for it.

    Steve, I did notice that it said Nada Apartments when I took the shot and laughed.

  4. Barb says:

    Well – I guess all the crazy costumed nuts are there to prove to the Europeans that there are cycling fans in the USA. I’ll ask TJ about the antlered helmet guy, I wonder if he’s seen him. How that guy can run and balance that helmet is amazing.

  5. Steve says:

    It is California, after all.. nutjobs in costume are just part of the area code. If you don’t have a costume when you get off the plane, they’ll issue you one.

    Is TJ in the caravan or assigned to some other role?

    (oh, Hi Paul.)


  6. > (oh, Hi Paul.)

    Hehe. I consider ITP.com to be like a coffee shop where friends come in an hold conversations all the time.

    As for me I am off to get my first interviewee….

  7. Barb says:

    thanks Paul – I’m glad you don’t mind our discussion about this. (and for all you other readers, TJ is Allan’s dad, working for Slipstream Chipotle this week, the team Allan’s brother works with in Europe.)

    No caravan for TJ – he is the grunt mechanic (but getting paid well, since the original guy that bailed was going to be paid in euros, and he gets to sleep on the Dave Mathews Band bus – I don’t know if that is really a perk). He gets all the bikes ready in the morning, then gets them all cleaned & fixed up in the evening for the next day.

  8. Steve says:

    Maybe he can score us some schwag? As I was telling one of my coworkers, the life of a team mechanic must suck. You’ll be the first one up to make sure the bikes are ready for a riders use in the morning (there would be a warm up before the start). Re-check them before the race start, ride in the caravan during the race and catch up on sleep, but listening for your teams name to be called up on race radio for a service, or a crash, and then all hell breaks loose.

    After the race, true all wheels, replace tires as necessary, tune all shifters, inspect and clean everything else. And take care of your own needs- after all the riders come first.



  9. Stacy says:

    You’re not too off on the coffee house thing, Paulie. I’m usually reading this with a steaming hot morning cup in hand! Now if only I can figure out how to get a virtual refill from you.

  10. Just don’t forget to drop some money into the tip jar. 🙂

  11. Barb says:

    schwag? I’m hoping he comes back with more than the individually wrapped jelly bellys from the Tour De Georgia last year…….
    I guess we need to schedule that Skyline night soon so we can hear all the stories.

  12. Gentri says:

    Viewing the skyline, or eating skyline chili or other? Luv’s me some Cincy style chili!!!!!!

  13. i believe they refer to the food

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