The Jews have a menorah which symbolizes oil which was predicted to last one night but actually lasted
seven eight. I have a case of Yeungling which has lasted two months because I cannot remember to put it into my car to deliver it; it’s not much but at least I’ve got that going for me…
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
No one is wrong. At most someone is uninformed. If I think a man is wrong, either I am unaware of something, or he is. So unless I want to play a superiority game I had best find out what he is looking at.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
One Busy Night
Yesterday twelve hours of my life were consumed by j-o-b, this includes the traveling to and fro. I also made a pit-stop at the Kroger on Briarcliff Road on my way home in order to pick up a “few” items needed to prepare a couple meals this week.
I convinced myself that I really needed to start running again and am glad to report that I did. Last night I ambled around my five-mile Grant Park course finishing fairly strong to boot.
After showering it was time to cook dinner. The idea was to make a potato gratin (which I freestyled and perhaps shouldn’t have) and some flank steak. I realized that it was already 8pm and I wasn’t that hungry so I 86’ed the steak and just made the potato gratin, which wasn’t completely done until 10pm(!) — so much for a quick meal.
After watching Hell’s Kitchen on my DVR (more on this below) it was off to slumberland so that I could wake up and do it all again today.
My First $50+ Fill-Up
I was dreadfully low on petrol this morning and I forked over $3.49 per gallon at the Exxon close to work (which for all that live/work in the Perimeter Mall area know as “the only goddamn gas station within a two-mile radius of the mall”).
Fourteen gallons and $51.25 later I had a full tank of gas. Guess who will start riding Marta again next week?
American society as we know it cannot continue with these conditions much longer, can it?
OMFG I’ve Created A Twitter Account
I broke down yesterday and created a Twitter account. Twitter is known as a “micro-blogging” site because people post status messages up to 140 characters long (think “text message”) and people who are “following” that user see these posts, usually on a mobile device. I have no intention of becoming a constantly-updating Twitterholic, I joined to follow a user that’s been set up to post crime and suspicious activity information occurring in East Atlanta.
If you care to follow me, which will be less than thrilling I admit, my user name is “InsidePerimeter” (because Twitter has length restrictions on their account names.)
RealiTV Update: Hell’s Kitchen
Talk about your inevitable outcomes. Who couldn’t predict that Jason was going to get ousted last night?
It was another catastrophic evening at Hell’s Kitchen. Cooks couldn’t dissect chickens, cook meat and fish, or even remember the dessert menu in one case. Seriously, I don’t know that I’ve got the chops to hang in a production kitchen, but you can bet your sweet ass that I’d have that menu memorized once it was given to me; twice now guys have been unable to tell Ramsay what’s on their own menu.
Hey Hell’s Kitchen, 1986 called and they want their mechanical bull back. Huh? What the fuck? And can someone look me straight in the eyes and tell me that they didn’t think that Aaron wasn’t a complete “plant”? Holy Jeebus the producers of these RealiTV shows are hard up for content.
Next week on cook (notice I don’t call these people “chefs”) burns his or her hand so badly that he or she many never cook again! (Or so the producers would like us to believe….)
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Editors — “Smoker Outside The Hospital Doors”
Website Of The Day – If I am going to keep buying things on the interwebs (and the likelihood of that is high) I’m going to have to check out RetailMeNot before I pull the trigger in order to see if they have any coupon codes.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 5 miles (whew, back at it!)
Monthly Foot Mileage – 29 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 16 (16)
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