Something that I’ve been itching to buy is back in stock. A Kindle? Nope, not a Kindle (yet). It’s a new Nikon lens and it’s on the expensive side so I’m struggling with the idea of pulling the trigger. On the one hand I have the “Live for today!” mantra bouncing through my head, while one the other I have the “You must fix the house, buy a new air conditioner, save for the future, pay for a long summer vacation, yadda, yadda, yadda…” If I was a professional photographer I’d have no problem making the purchase, but it seems extravagant for what I do. What’s the most extravagant “off the cuff”, luxury purchase that you’ve ever made? Do you regret your purchase?
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
I won’t hold you to your words. Deep emotions are often expressed in irrational words.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Why Does Decluttering Make Me So Goddamn Happy?
Another of the extravagant purchases I’ve made recently was a $170 office cabinet in which I am storing a bunch of shit that’s been sitting on my den/office floor for way too long. “But Paulie, you are supposed to be getting rid of things not hiding them, right?” True that. But, the items stored in this cabinet are not on the “discard” list, so getting them organized and out of sight pleases me.
Next up, actually getting rid of stuff…
I Could Almost Feel The Pounds Melting Away
Running in the 6:30pm heat last night was not the brightest thing that I’ve done. It’s probably a good thing that there wasn’t a whole lot of “run” in either Martha (aka Laura) or me.
However, the slow pace caused Martha and me to hear, and then see the aftermath, of one of the worst residential car accidents I have ever witnessed. From three blocks away we heard the tire swerve noise, followed by a thump, followed by a series of thuds. When the two of us made it to the corner of Glenwood Av and Clifton Rd we saw the front two-thirds of a VW (Jetta/Rabbit/Passat) convertible on a lawn facing the road with its airbag deployed, and a van on its side blocking the right-hand land of Glenwood about twenty yards further down the street.
ITP Flickr Pic
Some random events are pleasurable. A few weeks back while strolling through Piedmont Park I came across this scattered set of cards.
This was exactly how I found the cards. I couldn’t help but play around with a little depth of field trickery.
If You Hear A Loud Explosion From The Marietta Area
Fear not, it’s just the sound of my belly exploding from eating too much Tasty China.
Digital Download Of The Week
Here is a list of the releases today. I can’t pick just one of these…
- The Briggs – “Come All You Madmen”
- Coldplay – “Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends”
- Confide – “Shout The Truth”
- Anthony David – “Acey Deucey”
- Goo Goo Dolls – “Greatest Hits Volume 2”
- Ice Cube – “Raw Footage”
- MIGGS – “Unraveled”
- Judas Priest – “Nostradamus”
- The Notwist – “The Devil, You + Me”
- The Offspring -“Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace”
- Ride The Boogie – “Ride The Boogie”
- Silver Jews – “Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea”
- Tilly And The Wall – “O”
- Sister Hazel – “Before The Amplifiers, Live Acoustic”
- Wolf Parade – “At Mount Zoomer”
I will say that the ones that tickle my fancy the most are Tilly And The Wall and Wolf Parade, both of whom I will be seeing in concert at Variety Playhouse in July. I think that I’d also like the Silver Jews disc, and I have a longstanding soft spot in my heart for The Offspring.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – not bad
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing LCD Soundsystem — “Someone Great”
Website Of The Day – I keep chuckling at this one. Over at Color Wars 2008 they have a blog going called Young Me – Now Me where people recreate photos from their youth.
Exercise (b)Log – walking/running, 4 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 14 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 38 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 18
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 75 (75)
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