Long-time ITP readers may remember when I played an April Fool’s joke in this space. Basically it was a story about how I met a girl in Publix while we were both waiting to check out. I fooled at least one person who gave me the best of luck with the new relationship a few weeks after the blog entry was published. I promise no such Tomfoolery today. Although I just noticed that today’s Amazon deal is The Clapper. Surely they can’t be serious, can they?
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
Fear is static that prevents me from hearing my intuition.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Rewards For Completing My Tasks
Sorry, this should have been a part of yesterday’s blog but I forgot.
If you remember way back when I started training for Sunday’s half-marathon I had a reward schedule in place
Faster than 2:00 = Macbook Air
Slower than 2:00 = Macbook
Well as you know, I didn’t run under 2:00 so the Macbook it is. However, I’ve decided to wait for a few months to purchase a new laptop because my old 12″ iBook does the job that I need it to do currently, and I want to let my finances settle down a bit before I shell out for another computer.
In the interim I will reward my half-marathon completion and my eleven-pound weight loss by buying myself a few other treats.
Reward number one was the purchase of a Flip Video’s Ultra Series video camera. What was really cool was that in the time that it took me to decide which color to buy from Amazon (I wound up with white because it was in stock, black and white/orange were not) the price dropped $10. Woo Hoo! The camera is far from professional, in fact if I had to describe it I’d call it a very simplistic point-and-shoot video camera. Hell for $140 what more should I expect?
Reward number two will be a Chumby. A Chumby is a internet connected device that resembles an alarm clock. I would have already purchased one if I could figure out which color I really want.
So far I am leaning toward black. I just purchased a black one.
ITP Flickr Pic
A couple weeks ago I did a walk through East Atlanta with my camera.
This was a store obviously having a sale. Can you see my camera bag in the reflection? Oops.
I’m Surprised It’s Taken Me This Long
The other day I registered “www.WeeLittleBit.com”. I am really surprised that I had not done this in the past. I am thinking about using the domain to be a hash-only blog which would not take away from this space whatsoever. The challenge I am having right now is to figure out is whether I should put tabs on this site so that you can read both from her (www.InsideThePerimeter.com / www.InsideThePerimeter.net will always be my mother-ship of blogging) or just keep two separate entities. WeeLittleBit.com will not be updated nearly as often as this space; it will contain only hashing-related information, most likely in the form of Hash Trashes.
Don’t bother going there yet though, because it doesn’t go anywhere yet.
I Need To Go Out To Get Back In
When I tell people that I am not doing much they tend to scoff at me. It is true that my calendar is usually booked, but far more than the majority of my outings lately have been solo. Last night was a good example. Just because it was a day off from the East Atlanta Monday Runners Group that didn’t mean that I shouldn’t go out for a village dinner — alone. I ate a fantastic dinner of North Carolina style barbecue with onion rings and jalapeno hushpuppies. With dinner I consumed two beers that I had never had before, a ACME Pale Ale from North Coast Brewing in California and one a Lion Stout from Sri Lanka.
Tonight will be different. It’s hard to believe but it’s been a year since I drove over to Castleberry Hill to join the Atlanta Photographers Guild at Elliott Street Pub. With any luck at all I will be arriving early to meet my friend Maigh to eat and then shoot with the group.
CD Pick Of The Week
History would suggest that this week is a slam dunk, that this week I’d immediately recommend REM’s “Accelerate.” However, no REM since the release of “Monster” has moved me.
There are three releases that I’d love to hear for free prior to recommending them; the are Anti-Flag’s “The Bright Lights Of America”, The Black Keys’ “Attack & Release”, and Sun Kil Moon’s “April.”
Having said all that I don’t know what to recommend today. Why don’t you tell me what new disc I should be excited about.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – I need to fix myself physically so that I can work on my mentality
Current Music – listening to the “This Week In Tech” podcast
Website Of The Day – Songza is a search engine for music. You provide an artist or title, it looks on the internets for it and will stream it to you to hear.
Exercise (b)Log – much needed rest day
Monthly Foot Mileage – 0 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 no fewer than 100 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
4) Read at least one book
5) Make my bed every day