What Up This Rosheem

That’s the text message I received from some unknown phone yesterday. I know that it wasn’t really intended for me, but I wish I understood what the hell it meant To further my confusion the person with the phone number who sent me this message tried to call me last night. I was driving and was in no position answer the phone.

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

When Bruce said he had trouble getting along with his mother, I liked him better. I like a man with faults, especially when he knows it. To err is human — I’m uncomfortable around gods.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

When Did They Create Those?
Last night I dropped the ball for our trivia team. For the most part the night was filled with “Are you smarter than a 5th Grader?” level questions. The host gave people a hint of “It happened in Atlanta” for his Sports/History question “What occurred at 9:07pm on April 8th, 1974?” for Christ’s sake!

Anyway, the halftime question was “Name four of the seven states which have more than 100 counties.” During our discussion I off-handily mentioned that I was sure that Florida wasn’t a candidate as it has only fifty-one. I lived in the state for thirteen years and that number stuck in my mind for some reason. I didn’t realize that it was going to come back to haunt me.

Because the questions were so simple three teams wound up in a tie for first place at the end of regulation. A tie-breaking question was imminent…

“How many counties does Florida have?”

The team closest to the correct anwser would take first place.

How lucky were we? Our team lit up with glee!

We turned in a sheet of paper with 51 written upon it.

Florida has 67 counties (although some records show only 66).

We finished in second place.

I still don’t know why I think that there are only fifty-one counties in Florida.

ITP Flickr Pic
It’s fun to play with wide-angle lenses…

Flags Of The Seven States Which Can Be Seen From Rock City

Anyone want to guess that this was taken at Rock City?

Looks Like I Spoke Too Soon
Yesterday I sung the praises of TextExpander. Today it is not working properly. At first it wasn’t recognizing my tokens, now after a reboot it is substituting in the wrong text. Nothing like pissing away $30. And now I remember why I rarely purchase software.

I just found out that there is a similar application called TypeIt4Me, but that costs $27. I’ll be damned if I wind up spending $57 for a working application that does little more than expand tokens!

RealiTV Update: Survivor
I attempted to watch Survivor last night and quickly came to the conclusion that not only do I really not care what happens now, I don’t like most of the people left on the show. I’ve 86’ed the series from my DVR. Enjoy the remainder of the season without me.

What’cha Doin’ Tonight?
Me? I’ll be at The Granite Room in Castleberry Hill for the Atlanta Photography Exhibit. It should be a fun time as I know most of the people exhibiting tonight. Hell if I had gotten my shit together I could have been one of the people exhibiting tonight!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair, but I have a lot of things to accomplish over the next three days
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks — “Gardenia”
Website Of The Day – Say you’re out this weekend and you get held up. Say you got a good look at the asshat but your police sketching skills aren’t that good. Ultimate Flash Face to the rescue!
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 48.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To WorkMarta
Monthly Marta Rides – 5
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 26 (26)

April Goals
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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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19 Responses to What Up This Rosheem

  1. Barb says:

    I think Iowa has 99 counties. Now I’m wondering if I’m correct. I’ll have to call the parents, they had 5 kids go thru Iowa History class in 5th grade, maybe they will know.

    Anyone heard from Bob? I haven’t, and am wondering if a little boy or girl is here yet.

    I can’t believe you are 86ing Survivor. I want to see if they just let Cirie win in the end, or if they finally figure out she does nothing.

  2. Steve says:

    I think we need to start working on hash names for the little one… “I know that bag”? “Check my trick”? “Baguette”?

    Seems like GA has 167, which explains a lot about the dysfunction of state gub’ment.


  3. I *think* the seven were

    North Carolina
    [one other I cannot remember]

    (we got two of those)

    I was shocked that California was not one of the seven.

    Survivor for me has become ridiculous (much later than for most). While I certainly like looking at women the game is too political for me and too many people who could never “survive” remain. I think that the show should stop *giving* them food and maybe the game would turn into something that I could respect again.

  4. Barb says:

    Paulie had a good one, was it Bag of Tricks? I do like Baguette as well……

  5. “Bag of Tricks” it was

  6. brenan says:

    Georgia has 159 counties, btw — each as useful as Paulie’s text expanding software.

  7. > Georgia has 159 counties, btw — each as useful as Paulie’s text expanding software.

    Second most in the nation; most of any state east of the Mighty Mississippi; only Texas has more.

    *pushes glasses back up bridge of nose*

  8. Barb says:

    Just got an email from Bob, no baby yet…… I’m sure they (or at least Laura) are having way too much fun at this point. Well, probably not really.

  9. Martha says:

    Indiana has 92…that’s a lot for a little state.

  10. Sal says:

    The only thing I have to say about Survivor…..Are men really that stupid?

  11. Barb says:

    I just had to look it up – I was right – it was 99 for Iowa, now I know that question will NEVER be asked at Trivia.

  12. Lisa says:

    The FUN comes later. You know the 3 am booby calls! No sleep for years:)

  13. > The only thing I have to say about Survivor…..Are men really that stupid?

    Um…. yes.

  14. Stacy says:

    Really wish I could do the show tonight, ITP! I’m already dead exhausted at work today and it’s going to be a looooooooong evening. What’s gettting me through? BBQ! You still up for it before the show tomorrow night? 🙂

  15. Oh heck yeah on tomorrow!

    Meet at Fox Bros BBQ at 7pm tomorrow? Saturday night showtime is 8:30pm.

  16. stacy says:

    Sounds like a plan! Wooo! I want me some brisket, baby!!

  17. Barb says:

    still no baby per Bob…….. but he is thinking it will be this evening finally…….

  18. Hi Paulie – blogs aren’t a great venue for providing support, but they’re a good place to make contact. Please contact us at support@smileonmymac.com, and we’ll be happy to help with your TextExpander issue. – Greg, TextExpander Support

  19. Thanks Greg, I will do on Monday.

    Sorry to throw you guys under the bus like that, I was just really disappointed on Friday. I applaud your reaching out to your customers. That is fantastic customer service!

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