It’s that time of year again, time for a six-month dental check-up. At least this time I don’t have a bike strapped atop my car so that I can damage my bike rack. I seriously hope that I don’t have to blog about my dental failures tomorrow.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
When I swear, I am being something rather than saying something.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
People Photography Class = FAIL
It saddens me to say but I am not getting much out of this People Photography class at Showcase. The instructor is a really nice guy, perhaps too nice when critiquing students’ work. My real issue with the course is that there is very little teaching occurring. I figure that when I pay $150 to an instructor, he/she should instruct. Instead we spend about an hour-and-a-half looking at shots taken by the people in the class, and then spend the rest of the time looking at shots either taken by previous classes or scanned from a magazine. I could do the same thing for free on the internet.
It goes without saying that I won’t be taking People Photography 2.
Air Conditioning = FAIL
I am hoping for a cool summer because it appears that my air conditioning has failed again. If you turn the clocks back to last summer’s temperatures which were 100+ degrees you’ll remember that I finally caved and had someone come out and “fix” my air conditioning. At that time I knew that the “fix” was merely temporary. I fear the cost of a new air conditioner and all of the additional costs that will undoubtedly occur upon installation. I have the money, but I’d rather spend it on other things. 🙁
Given today’s title I really should have uploaded one of my shitty photographs for the sake of the blog.
RealiTV Update: Satellite Dish = FAIL
When I put a new roof on my house four years ago (really, has it been that long?) I took the satellite dish off the roof and planted it near the driveway. Over the past four years trees have matured and, in certain atmospheric conditions (read “rain”), the branches hang down and take away my view of the sky.
Such was the case last night. When I arrived home from photography class, which was followed by an awesome dinner at Little Bangkok, I found out that the branches had made it impossible for my DVR to record Hell’s Kitchen. Dangen!
I even tried using my old trick of recording off a West Coast channel (employment at a satellite tv company has its privileges) but my view of the sky was still obscured at 10pm and I just couldn’t be bothered.
Decluttering = FAIL
My house is an annoying mess. Over the next few months I plan to make another concentrated attempt to rid of the massive amounts of shit that I own. The long-term goal is to reduce the amount by half. Sound crazy? Yes it is, but it will be so rewarding when I am done.
Life’s current path projects me to be an “empty nester” who never had anyone leave his nest. My next home, where ever it shall be, will not be as large as my current house. In fact, if life continues on its current path it’s going to be an awesome bachelor loft which could not possibly hold all of the shit I currently own.
Mets = FAIL
Tonight I’ll be making my first 2008 trip to Turner Field for a Mets v. Braves game. I was all stoked to go to the game until I realized just how bad this Mets team can be. I am debating bringing my camera because I am walking to the stadium from Grant Park. Since I’ve yet to complete the process of getting a personal property insurance policy I just might err on the side of caution. I hate that I have to think this way.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay, not perfect, and fearing my dental check-up
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Duke Spirit — “The Step And The Walk”
Website Of The Day – Fail Dogs is a funny blog with photos that are guaranteed to help you forget about your own failures.
Exercise (b)Log – FAIL
Monthly Foot Mileage – 25 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 25 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 13
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 51 (51)…. no FAIL yet. 🙂
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