I Just Don’t Get It?!

And that’s my biggest problem; I just don’t get it. 😉

On a serious note there has been a recent trend with this blog that I have not figured out, nor have I figured out how to defend against. It seems that spammers have gone from flooding the comments to linking to posts. What does that get them? Higher Google rankings? Can anyone out there help me out?

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

Don’t fight a fact, deal with it.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

You Say EscovEEdo, I Say EscovAHdo
I’m just glad it didn’t get called off again.

Last night I fought my way around I285 to make it into Decatur early enough to queue up for a decent spot for the Alejandro Escovedo show. The show was fantastic, consisting of two men (Escovedo and another) with their acoustic guitars. At one point in the show they left the stage to play three songs at different locations within the room. We were also treated to a little storytelling about the “old” days of touring the southeast.

In the crowd I saw hashers (Redneck Mutha and Mary Sidney — whose hash name I do not know), EAVBuzzers (I definitely recognized MRice’s husband), and local business owners (noticeably Warren from Decatur CD).

As an added bonus the food I ate at Eddie’s Attic was delicious. I consumed three “sliders” (one bison, one tilapia, and one fried chicken) along with some sweet potato french fries.

If you are bummed that you didn’t get to see the sold out show, Escovedo mentioned that he will be back to Atlanta with the full band in the May/June time frame to support the album he is putting out this summer.

I Asked The Right Questions… At The Wrong Time
Following the Escovedo show I drove back to East Atlanta to attempt to revive my concert photography by seeing Gringo Star at The EARL. I thought that my timing couldn’t be better as I arrived around 10:30pm and it appeared that the stage was being set up with Gringo Star’s drum kit. It felt suspiciously wrong however because there were only about eight people in the room (all “hipsters” smoking cigarettes to their hearts’, and my entire body’s, discontent). I decided to inquire about the night’s lineup at the ticket desk, and sure enough there were three bands on the bill and the one setting up was the second. Seeing how I’d already seen a concert, I had no desire to stand amongst the smokers, and that it was a Thursday night — requiring me to get up for work this morning — I exited the building thus pissing away $8.

I suppose that I should have asked the question about the night’s lineup before paying my money.

ITP Flickr Pic
Morning Still Life

That’s A Nice Free Shout-Out; Wish It Had Been For InsideThePerimeter.com
While listening to the most recent Coverville podcast a guy called in to make a request. His voice message went like this…

This is some name in Decatur, Georgia here at Sweet Melissa’s restaurant…

Nothing like a little free advertising.

Tonight, Tonight, Whoa-Ho
Theater season starts tonight! But first, I’ll be getting my brisket and beer on at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club.

Post Yacht Club, newly-OTP’d (booo! hiss!) Stacy and I will wander over to Horizon Theatre to watch the performance of “The Missionary Position.”

I’ll Never Understand Survivor
Here’s your spoiler warning…
WTF? Why would you vote out someone like Troy Joel so early in the competition — especially if you think that you might have a challenge during which he can go mano-a-mano with James?

I’m also completely done with Cerie! All of the reasons why I disliked her the first season she played poured into my mind last night as I watched the episode. How she is/was able to convince people to change their votes to suit her astonishes me. Is she like a high school guidance counselor in real-life? That’s the only profession that I’ve encountered that hands out as much bad advice.

Next week we get to see Penner’s leg get amputated! Seriously, there are many reasons I didn’t go into medicine so I didn’t really appreciate CBS giving us the up close and personal documentary of Penner getting stitches. I don’t care that it was shot by infrared cameras, I didn’t like it. We also get to see one of the “Fans” get duped by Ozzie’s false idol. My theory is that since Ozzie was stupid enough to tell people that he found the real Immunity Idol this information will get leaked to the kid that found it. Hopefully (for me) we’ll also get to see Cerie get the boot.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good, although I don’t think that I’ve done a good job of weight management this week
Current Music – listening to the CBC Radio 3 podcast
Website Of The Day – When I finish reading “Digital Food Photography” and I get back into shooting regularly, I want to have a website as cool as Teri Shoots Food.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 4 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 28.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0

March 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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17 Responses to I Just Don’t Get It?!

  1. Stacy says:

    You know, I’m not a big fan of the Cerie, but LORD, is she fun to watch! I mean, she even manipulates Ozzie, of all people! Girl’s got some wicked brain matter / hypnosis skills.

    Laughed out loud at the Troy – Joel thing you have above too. Wonder where the heck Ozzie came up with that name? Jeff should have teased him more about that; I think he likes the Ozman too much.

    The main problem with us folks moving OTP is that we crash on your couches more (hint hint)… 🙂

  2. Martha says:

    Oh, I wish I had known you guys were going to that play…it has been on my list of ‘I want to go’ since the first of the year.

    Stacy if I can get the new pup off the spare bed it is always there for you.

  3. @Stacy: There’s always a guest bed available in my house for my friends.

    @Martha: New pup? Wha? Wha? What? Oh, and I have season tickets for Horizon Theater. If any other play interests you, I’ll add you into the planning.

  4. Martha says:

    @Paulie – RE: new pup…are you not following the Buzz??? For better or worse I believe it is only a tempoary situation.

    There were a couple of plays that looked interesting, I was thinking about season tickets myself for this year, just never got around to it. I’ll let you know, thanks!

  5. I’m trying to play catch-up on the Buzz now. Last night’s activities put me about four pages behind.

  6. Barb says:

    I didn’t watch Survivor yet, but I read the spoilers anyway. Makes me want to watch it even more……..

  7. Wow, I must have really been out of it this morning. I just realized that I put up the photo without any commentary at all. Oh well…

    It was a funny, yet eventually frustrating, episode last night. As an additional spoiler I’ll let you know that there was no Exile Island last night.

  8. RanLiCoop says:

    I love the fact that your calendar does all the work for you by letting you know that March is the 3rd month…

  9. Ha, I just noticed that.

    btw- I sat next to an older British couple last night who used to live in Raleigh. They had been to the house concerts in Raleigh as well.

  10. stacy says:

    RanLiCoop (Randy/Lisa, right?) — I just noticed that “3” too! Too funny!

    Martha / Paulie – I will definitely be taking you up on those rooms! Either of you have space for me after the EABF?

    Seriously got a craving for the brisket now, Paulie. 🙂 Thanks again for the spot — I’m going to enjoy and do an extra hour on the treadmill tomorrow!

  11. RanLiCoop = Randy / Lisa, aka Banger Not! / Cheese Infection.

    I believe that I am around for EABF and I will have the room ready if you want it.

    Mmmmm BRISKET!!!!

  12. stacy says:

    Awesome! I’ll take it!

    I know so far that me and Deb have signed up to volunteer… I think Gentri was going to, too? Since you had your break last year, you should come do it again this year, Paulie. 🙂 Martha, you in?

  13. I think BWanA is talking about volunteering. I may. It’s so hard because I had so much fun two years ago, I don’t want to ruin that memory.

  14. Martha says:

    UGH….I may not make it this year. I know, I know….is it really the EABF if you guys don’t see me drunk, lost, hungry and covered in mud??

    I told ‘someone’ I would do a bike ride with him this year and then I found out they are the same day…I don’t know what to do!!!!!

  15. stacy says:

    Martha: bike ride in morning; work afternoon shift at festival.

    Bike rides happen far more often than the Annual EABF you know…

  16. Barb says:

    Yuengling drinking is going on at my house tonight……. just thought I would add that, since you were talking about beer.

    Maybe Martha is trying to turn over a new leaf, this time maybe she will only be hungry and covered in mud when she shows up after the bike ride. Then she will add getting drunk & lost after the fact???

  17. Martha says:

    Its a road ride…I probably won’t even get muddy 🙁 Maybe I’ll wreck and at least be bloody?

    See what happens when you go four days without a drink…

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