I’m a New Yorker by birth and had my parents not moved me to Florida in 1978 when I was twelve then I probably would have remained a New Yorker my entire life. This weekend I spent parts of Saturday and Sunday around the remnants of the Civil War. On Saturday I got about twenty minutes of shooting time in the Confederate section of Oakland Cemetery, and on Sunday I ran around Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
I don’t want to listen to what you say. I want to feel what you mean.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Another Concert Scheduled, Another Concert Skipped
I was supposed to go to The EARL on Friday night to see Shearwater. I really had all intentions of doing so. However, after returning home from a happy hour at Fellini’s near Sandy Springs I felt like ass. I really felt like I was going to hurl so I stayed home.
I am getting peeved at myself for missing another concert. It’s happening too often again.
I was stunned, stunned I tell you, when I realized that I’ve forgotten to blog about this…
Last week I heard that Cheerwine is being introduced into Atlanta stores! Woo Hoo! No more will I have to stock up on my trips to North Carolina. Instead I can use that trunk space to import beer! 🙂
ITP Flickr Pic
This is one of three shots that I was able to take Saturday morning before the sky opened up with massive amounts of rain.
I pride myself on being over-prepared, so naturally I had my huge golf umbrella in tote to protect the camera gear.
RealiTV Update: The Next Food Network Star
Before I start, there was a RealiTV related Iron Chef episode last night. On the episode April Bloomfield, who was one of the three Heavy Hitter sous chefs on last week’s Top Chef finale. Bloomfield battled the newest Iron Chef, Michael Simon, and the judges were Michael Ruhlman, Donatella Arpaia, Andrew Knowlton — who were the judges who anointed Simon as the next Iron Chef. You’d think that the there was no way Simon would lose. You’d be wrong.
Following Iron Chef was The Next Food Network Star. While I am starting to get a feel for thes contestants, I still don’t really know much about them. Last night’s episode was a little oddly structured. The contestants had a QuickFire-style Challenge in which they had thirty minutes in which to prepare a potato dish which represented their cooking style. However no winner was declared, and it was left at that.
For their Elimination Challenge they had to concoct their own “product” which they were going to use in a dish, and the pitch to fifty buyers as well as one very special mystery guest (who we knew was Martha Stewart because they pimped the hell out of that on the commercials). Upon seeing Martha Stewart Lisa and Kelsey nearly pee their pants (actually I think that they did pee their pants but Food Network chose not to show us) and Adam does some embarrassing song for her.
At the Judges’ Table we find out what the grand plan of the day’s events were. The winner of the QuickFire was Adam, who made some bacon cheese fries, and he was given immunity. The buyers who tasted all of the samples chose Lisa to be the best and she was given immunity. Of the tastings done by Martha Stewart, Aaron was determined to be the best and was also given immunity. The elimination boiled down to Jennifer and Jefferey. I’ve yet to figure out how they feel who gets booted, and Jeffery got the boot.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh, bloated because I need to exercise more
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Blitzen Trapper — “Wild Mountain Blues”
Website Of The Day – I’ve only heard about Gather this morning. I’ve not had much time to investigate, but it looks like a good place for NPR-style literature and news.
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking, 5 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 10 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 38 miles
Monday Morning Weigh-In – 196 pounds
Mode Of Transportation To Work – Marta
Monthly Marta Rides – 17
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 74 (74)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 5
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 100 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than twenty times (ten round-trips)
4) Read at least one book
5) Make my bed every day
6) Eat out at a bar/restaurant no more than twice in one week