I stood and looked around last night and realized that I am pretty much the only unattached person that I know. Odd.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
If I want to communicate with you I must keep you informed of my feelings. A question often hides my feelings. It is sometimes my attempt to discover your position before I reveal mine, or it sometimes hides a criticism I don’t want to risk stating. If I ask you, “Why do you say that?” or “Is that what you really think?” I show you little of what I am feeling. Instead I put you on the defensive without making clear what it is in me I want you to respond to.
The more abstract the question you ask me (“Are you really happy? Do you love mankind? — Your country? — God?”), the more impossible I find it is for me to get in touch with any feeling at all.
I experience the feelings that make me want to open my mouth and speak, not as questions but as demands. My words spring from my emotions and my emotions are declarative, not interrogative. Even my feeling of curiosity is a statement of what I want.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Good News! All Violent Crime In Atlanta Has Been Eliminated
That must be the case, otherwise I wouldn’t have seen three uniformed police officers walking the tough streets of Virginia-Highland at 8:30pm last night issuing parking tickets to illegally parked cars.
Don’t get me wrong, cars parked illegally should be fined however I think that with a short-staffed police department having three officers walking about issuing parking tickets is overkill.
Phillips HDTV Antenna FTW!
After returning home from George’s I put together the four pieces that went into constructing my new Philips HDTV Antenna and plugged it into my Dish811 receiver and in seconds I had digital broadcasting on my television.
1978 called and wanted its technology back. I won’t let them have it!
When my AppleTV finally arrives I doubt its installation will go that smoothly, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed.
ITP Flickr Pic
Last Saturday I took a hand-held panorama of the “secret” location in which we were shooting.
While it’s not a sharp as I’d like it to be, it does look its best viewed larger.
With any luck tonight I will get around to processing the photos I took on Tuesday.
Paulie, Table For One, Seating For One
However, tonight I am doing a singleton-date night. I plan to eat dinner at Fox Bros BBQ and then head over to the Horizon Theatre to see “The Clean House.” Initially this was supposed to be a group outing, but with conflicting schedules and sold-out performances in my way I silently threw up my hands in defeat and decided to (be selfish and) make it convenient for myself and go alone.
And you know what? I am okay with this.
Remember My Big Friday Night BBQ Plan?
It’s been moved to Sunday.
I found out that this is Corndogorama over at Lenny’s this weekend and that my friend Harold will be hosting a corn dog eating / beer swilling gathering on Friday night. What better way to prepare for riding 55 miles on Saturday (weather permitting) than to fill my body with beer and corn dogs the night before?!
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – irked
Current Music – nothing, I am reveling in silence this morning
Website Of The Day – Have a couple of coins rattling in your pocket and not sure what to buy? Take a gamble and buy something from The Something Store.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 22.75 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 38 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car (I was on such a good Marta roll there for a while)
Monthly Marta Rides – 22
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 85 (85)
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