A Bamboozling Blog Entry

I’m set to purchase two things from Amazon today, both are bamboo related. One item is a bamboo cutting board, and the other is a travel graphics tablet from Wacom called the Bamboo Fun. Who would have know that such diverse products would share something in common?

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

Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

It’s Kinda A Small World After All
Yesterday I had two people tell me that I looked familiar and ask me if I used to work at Scientific Atlanta. On both occasions I politely smiled and told them that I had not.

The second person followed her question with a discussion of work and what my company was seeking. This led into a discussion of her past in which she said that she worked for ZapMedia (the company which once employed my co-worker Sean who was working the career fair with me) and that led to a discussion of my friend Shane (Dr. Doo Doo to you) who she knew, and who had also worked with Sean at one time. It turns out that this is the same person who had also decorated Shane’s house. I’ll stop now because this whole thread is starting to confuse me, and I lived it!

Even A Bad Hockey Game Looks Good From Great Seats
Last night I went to see one of the worst efforts that the Atlanta Thrashers have mustered in recent memory. Luckily for me I was able to upgrade my seat to club level thanks to my friend Mike (not the Mike I referenced yesterday). While I brought my camera, the seats weren’t close enough for my gear, but the beer was good (but really fucking expensive! $8.50 for a cup of Sweetwater 420) and the food was also pretty good at club level (I had bbq pork nachos from the Nava booth).

I tried to harass my friend Gamache (aka “BWanA”, “Bitch”, or “Harold”) but he claimed not to be able to hear me on the phone. I know that I wasn’t drunk by the time I called him, but the same might not have been true for him. 😉

ITP Flickr Pic
You will laugh….

Rough Art, #2

…when you realize that what you just looked at was one of two photos that has frustrated me because I’ve been unable to upload it to Flickr for the past two days.

I’m Floored About Flooring
All this thought of bamboo reminds me of a conversion I had recently about flooring options. When I was in Raleigh I attended a party at a house where the homeowner had redone the kitchen. We were talking about the flooring options he had and he said that he considered cork. Cork? Like the thing that’s been replaced by synthetic plugs in wine bottle cork? I thought that there was a cork shortage, and that’s why the wine industry changed. If this is true, then how can there be enough cork to make flooring? I am confused.

And What Did You Find During The Writers Strike?
I’ve been digging this independently-produced episodic comedy called Break A Leg which can be downloaded through iTunes or watched via their website. The sitcom is based around a guy who is trying to get his tv show made. There are a few other sub-plots within the show, but you should watch it and discover them for yourselves.

No George’s For Me, I’ll Be At A Show
Tonight Bob Mould Built To Spill (I should learn to read my calendar) is playing Variety Playhouse and I’ll be in attendance. If all goes to plan I will get a training run in around the work area before driving down to Little 5 Points.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – listening to the “Sound Opinions” podcast; on this podcast they are interviewing Bob Mould.
Website Of The Day – I know some folks who are about to spawn children soon, so I am here to help them choose a baby name using Nymbler — Your personal baby name assistant.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 38 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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5 Responses to A Bamboozling Blog Entry

  1. Barb says:

    the cork flooring looks just like hardwood – I think it is a little more expensive, but I hear it makes a great floor. I’m in the tile mode at the moment, the bathroom is taking shape and soon it will be time to install the tile.

  2. Understood, but where did all of this extra cork come from? I mean if there was such a shortage we couldn’t make wine corks, how can we make flooring? Is it a different type of cork? Is it like calling dolphin (not Flipper) “mahi-mahi” so that people will approve?

  3. Martha says:

    Okay so I just had to do a little reading on cork…

    the cork used for floor and cork used for, well, corks is a little different. According to what I read you can’t use cork for corks until the third harvest from the tree, which means that the tree is 52 years old…but the 1st and 2nd harvest is just fine for flooring.

    There were/are some issues with the ‘quality’ of cork (it needs to be really good cork to make corks), that along with increased wine production….

    oh hell why am I going on…and why do I keep wanting to say cork soakers….

  4. I purposely left out the phrase “cork soakers” to see who would bring it up. Thanks for not letting me down, Martha. 😀

    In all seriousness I find your information fascinating and suppose that had I done a little extra work would have found this myself. But then I would have less for the blog, so my ignorance is blissful.

  5. Martha says:

    Please don’t encourage me 😉

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