I wish that I had remembered about the Atlanta Tornado Relief project before blogging yesterday; I certainly would have picked it as my Website Of The Day if I had. Held exactly one month from the evening that a tornado ripped through downtown Atlanta, Cabbagetown, and East Atlanta some local restaurants chipped in 15% of their coffers toward rebuilding the community. It was a nice gesture and the impetus I needed to forgo exercising on a chilly evening and eat a burger and drink a Guinness at Flat Iron instead.
While at Flat Iron I saw EAV Monday Night Running Group regular Jenka and her husband Brian (or perhaps Bryan?) where we decided that I must be stalking her because this is the second time I’ve run into them recently while eating in the village. Of course Chapter One of “The Stalker’s Handbook” states that if someone calls you out as a stalker you are not doing it correctly. 😉
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
When I feel defensive I like it best when I remain aware of my defensiveness and yet continue to act just as defensively as I feel like acting.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Take This Check And Shove It!
Guess what I get to do today? Like many other Americans who “owe” money to our Government I am going to be writing checks and mailing off tax returns at the Post Office. I could use the excuse that I was affected by the tornado and use the “free” extension to May provided by the Government, but why put off the inevitable any longer than I have to?
If you are looking for me today I’ll be the one in line contemplating buying a cabin in the woods and living off the grid.
ITP Flickr Pic
It’s Tax Day and the Federal and State Governments to which I have paid a shitload of money this year have made me feel like this…
…a pig that’s had a pole stuck through its ass clear through its mouth and roasted on a spit for hours.
One Person. One House. How Do People Manage?
My house gets dirtier faster than it does clean. I suppose that entropy gets credit for that, but seriously what the fuck? It seems like I spend and inordinate amount of time cleaning, doing laundry, organizing, cooking, whatnot and my house still bugs the shit out of me — with the exception of having a neatly-made bed each day when I return home of course. My house is larger than my needs for sure, but it’s not like I am living in a mansion or anything. I am finding that I am not nearly efficient enough to keep house.
And now strange things are starting to occur as well. In the twenty-something years that I have been doing my own laundry I think that I may have lost two socks in total. In the past three weeks I have turned up three socks which have lost their partner.
Twenty+ years — two socks lost
Three weeks — three socks lost
How does this happen? I really need some help…
“Fuck” Is The New “Black,” Which Of Course Was The New “Wolf”
Trends happen for whatever reason; I certainly cannot explain them. Lately I’ve noticed a trend in indie-band names of using the word “Fuck.” Off the top of my head I can think of two such bands — “Fuck Buttons” and “Holy Fuck.”
Last year’s buzz word was “Black” for which we had “Black Kids”, “Black Lips”, “The Black Keys”, and “Black Mountain.”
The year before it was “Wolf” with “Sea Wolf” and “Wolf Parade.”
I’ll go out on a limb and guess that next year’s overused buzz word will be “Buzz” itself.
CD Pick Of The Week
My taxes this year were a massacre, so how fitting is it that I pick “My Bloody Underground” from The Brian Jonestown Massacre as my pick this week? Just don’t try and see The Brian Jonestown Massacre in concert because they are as flaky as a delicious pie crust.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – all things considered, not too bad
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Fuck Buttons — “Sweet Love For Planet Earth”
Website Of The Day – I need some comic relief today, Pix And Pander should help out nicely.
Exercise (b)Log – more nothing, but that ends tonight
Monthly Foot Mileage – 24 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 15 (15)
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