Rain And Wind, Hmmm That Sounds Familiar

I promise no dreary discussion about the tornado and its aftermath today.

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

“Don’t condemn yourself for your feelings.”

“Not even for the condemnatory ones?”

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

It Was Like A Twenty-Year Class Reunion
Last night I met up with my friend Miguel (“Portuguese Water Dog” to you hashers) at Variety Playhouse to see Bob Mould. Sadly the best ways to describe the crowd are “sparse” and “similar appearance to me.”

This doesn’t phase Mould however, for he rocked harder than I have seen him do in at least five years. The band’s set was comprised mostly of Sugar and Husker Du songs with solo material sprinkled throughout. I brought the camera and hope that I got some good shots (read below), even though I was a little phased when the door security checked my bag and told me that I could only shoot through the first six songs and without flash.

For me the highlight of the evening was the second encore. The band returned and Mould introduced them individually. Then he said that the bassist was going to be replaced for a song by Athens-resident and former Sugar-bassist David Barbe. The band then launched into Husker Du’s “Divide and Conquer” which is the song identified as “mind mutilating music” by my girlfriend in 1984. I felt like I was nineteen again and I was thrilled.

Does This Membership Make Me Look Gay?
Yesterday I sent in a check for a year’s membership to the Atlanta Botanical Garden not because I have a love of flowers, but because I want to go there to take photos.

Why should you care? Because I ponied up for a Dual membership which should allow two people to enter at a given time (there was no wording stating that the “other” had to be a “significant other”) and would like companionship some time.

ITP Flickr Pic
I took a lot of shots at the Bob Mould concert last night, but got home too late to process any of them. I still am not a great low-light shooter so I am keeping my fingers crossed.

You May Already Be A Winner!

I value my notice of "economic stimulus payment" one notch above the letters I used to receive from Publishers’ Clearing House. I doubt that I will see much, if any, of the money promised, but at least I should be glad that I don’t have to buy a magazine subscription to win.

What Happens When The Next Great Technology Isn’t?
Have you been noticing what I’ve been noticing? Light Emitting Diode (LED) traffic lights are starting to partially fail. LED traffic lights are being installed all over the place for their “significant lower demand for energy” and their “ability to last for years without replacement.” While to former may still be true, the latter seems to be over-exaggerated.

The new LED lights are really a collection of a large number of smaller, individual LEDs. I don’t know when municipalities started to installing them, but I don’t believe that it’s been all that long. Increasingly I go through intersections and notice that handfuls of LEDs have already started to fail.

More Hockey! Less Running!
I took a running rest day yesterday. Today I am doing the same. The forecast of rain, but more importantly a commitment to meet up and drink some beers before hockey tonight, will not permit a training run.

We are fewer than fourteen days away from the ING Half/Full Marathon and with the exception of a twelve-mile run scheduled for Sunday I am ready to start tapering. That’s right, tapering…

Oh yeah, this means I won’t be at George’s tonight (or next week for other reasons) so Steve, you’ll still have to wait for your Yuengling. Hmmm that sounds familiar.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – listening to the “Net @ Night” podcast
Website Of The Day – If you like game shows as much as I do then you may also like Play Cafe.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing, I took a rest day
Monthly Foot Mileage – 64 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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12 Responses to Rain And Wind, Hmmm That Sounds Familiar

  1. Martha says:

    Pick me, pick me!!!!

    I’d LOVE to go to the ABG some time, I haven’t been in years…never could get someone to go with me.

    As for running I was a puss this morning and didn’t crawl out of bed at 5:30 to run with Alica…now I have to do it tonight, probably in the rain.


    I’ll have you on the list of candidates. I think that I get two “guest passes” with my dual membership so even in the worst-case scenario I will give you one.

  3. Barb says:

    Survivor is on tonight – no idea why, but check the DVR……..

  4. Wow, thanks! Top Chef is on tonight as well, I hope that they don’t conflict.

    NCAA Basketball Tournament starts tomorrow, I am sure that CBS will be broadcasting it ad nauseum. I guess this means it will either be on a different night next week and/or will be a repeat then.

  5. Barb says:

    Or – one of those silly recap shows, that I hate, but for some reason watch, because they sometimes show new (more interesting) footage. Just hopefully no more of the stitching up of Penner’s knee.

  6. Stacy says:

    My roommie just secured us 2 cases of Yuengling from Florida – woo hoo! Now I no longer have to threaten to break into your house to steal Steve’s.

    That and I’d love to go to ABG sometime with ya – even if I gots to pay to get in! I’ve never been!

  7. Okay, you are on the list as well. If we go as a small “larger group” perhaps people can split the cost for those I cannot cover.

  8. Sally says:

    And the cost, to the taxpayers, to send out those rebate check NOTICES is a mere 42 million dollars.

    I love the Botanical Gardens, esp. the orchid house. Can I be on the list too?

  9. 42 million on notices? Wow, that’s nuts!

    Of course you can be on the list Sal!

  10. Martha says:

    We will be making a trip to NC next month, so let me know if you have a special order you would like filled. We’ll be in the Pathfinder so plenty of room!

  11. Then maybe I should drink all of Steve’s beer and order some “fresh” beer from you when you go to NC. 😀

  12. Steve says:

    Paulie, I’m not sure there actually IS any Yeungling. I think you have just been leading me along.

    Would you believe I’m in Colorado and haven’t had a Fat Tire!! No time- all my spare time is spent studying. Ugh.


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