Late In, Late Out

Yesterday I left work early and went home to rest. Last night was a late night, resulting in a late waking today. I’ve just now arrived at the office, therefore I will get to see what late-afternoon traffic is like tonight.

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

If my sexual desire for a woman is so strong and so persistent that it is getting in the way of communication with her, then I might do her, and me, a favor by telling her so. I have done this several times in my life and each time I felt the woman appreciated if (although once the husband did not). Some surprised me by saying they felt the same way, some said they did not feel that way about me, one woman did not say. But in all the instances except the last our communication seemed much freer afterwards.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

Aye Carumba!!!
Yesterday my two new Seagate 500GB SATA drives arrived. These are the drives that I plan put into my Network Attached Storage device. Of course things wouldn’t go that smoothly, nothing in this whole process has! One of the drives happily spun up when put into the NAS, but the other appeared to be dead on arrival. I took the DOA drive out and put it into another drive enclosure with little luck. Tonight I will make one more attempt to get the drive to come to life before contacting Newegg about getting a return authorization for defective merchandise. If I must return it I wonder how much it will cost me to return their defective product.

A Night Out On The Town To Forget My Woes
Last night I met up with my friend Betsy for some dinner and a concert. We hit one of my favorite spots, the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club, for one of my favorite meals, a beef brisket sandwich. After consuming a few beers with dinner and finishing off the Creative Loafing‘s crossword puzzle, we wandered down to Variety Playhouse for the Alejandro Escovedo show.

While at the show I found my friend Mike, who I have just found out is now the father of two sons (I knew about one, and I knew my friend Sandy was pregnant with a child but I didn’t know what it was). It was good to catch up…

The show was decent although I think that I’ve enjoyed some of the other shows that Escovedo has put on better. I considered buying his newest disc at the show, but then remembered my war on clutter through new media and decided to wait to see about buying it digitally.

ITP Flickr Pic
Proving again that I can never be too tight or too sharp
Alejandro Escovedo @ Variety Playhouse
At least when it comes to photography.

I have a bunch of photos from the concert that I want to play with. I did do a lot of good work yesterday, but I have to get permission to publish them before they can be seen by others.

Much Ado About Nothing
Tonight I will be going to Little Five Points again, only this time to return to the Horizon Theatre to see the play “Hallelujah Street Blues.” I once again decided to keep the outing simple by going solo. Who knows, I just might repeat last night’s dinner as well.

It’s Birthday Time
For the next five days my good friend, and ITP reader, Barb will be one year older than me.
Happy Birthday Barb! 🙂

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – god but harried, wishing there was time to run today
Current Music – watching the Tour de France
Website Of The Day – If I weren’t going to the Horizon Theatre tonight I would be going to the Taste of East Atlanta.
Exercise (b)Log – noting
Monthly Foot Mileage – 24 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 106 (106)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4

July Goals
1) Run/Walk no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 150 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than twenty times (ten round-trips)
4) Read at least two books
5) Make my bed every day
6) Relaunch
7) Keep track of how many days I use stairs over elevators

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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14 Responses to Late In, Late Out

  1. Martha says:

    Happy Birthday from Alaska Barb!!!!

    I wish I was there with you.


  2. Barb says:

    Thanks for the birthday wishes.
    I wish I was in Alaska, but Iowa next week will have to be the substitute.
    We are going to Taverna Plaka for dinner tonight, they have belly dancers & throw napkins.(but do not break plates-bummer). Should be an interesting evening. And no, I don’t think I’ll be drinking any birthday Ouzo.
    I hate being older than Paulie…..

  3. Steve says:

    Gee… Iowa or Alaska. Hard choices.
    The mizzus keeps telling me we are going to Taverna Plaka, but so far, it’s just a rumor.

  4. Stacy says:

    Knowing she was going to Taverna Plaska, I got to have a birthday lunch with Barb *yesterday* (didn’t want her going there only half-hungry tonight!)…. but I’m not going to let that stop me from wishing her a happy birthday again on your blog! Happy birthday, you tomato-giftin’, Tasty China-eatin’, crazy mountain-bikin’ woman! May it be absolutely wonderful!

    I think last week when I was trying to figure out all the July birthdays I know (HoB’s is tomorrow), I made you older than Barb, Paulie. Oops! 🙂

    Have fun at the Theater tonight. I’m looking forward to your write-up on it.

  5. Barb says:

    Steve – we can always add 2 to the reservation tonight, 7PM….. let me know.

    Stacy – how was the tomato?

  6. Taverna Plaka is good. I ate there a couple of months ago and rather enjoyed myself. The belly dancers may have something to do with that. 🙂

  7. Andrew says:

    The audience wasn’t too into the show last night. I knew that it was going to be a rock show, but I’m not sure if the rest of the crowd expected it.

  8. Sal says:

    Happy Birthday Barb! Enjoy your evening festivities!
    While you’re out….I’m going to come over and rob your garden. 🙂

  9. Andrew, we also noted that the age of the crowd was a little higher than that seen at most Variety shows. I too knew that they were going to rock, and enjoyed that.

    Sal, I’d come and rob the garden with you but it would cost me more in gas than to buy the vegetables that I’d steal. 🙂

  10. Barb says:

    wait- Sal has a garden full of tomatoes as well, why do you want mine? 😉
    (but i don’t care, come rob away if you want)
    Stacy, who has no garden has permission to raid. Allan’s mom will probably come check on the tomatoes as well.
    The eggplants aren’t ready yet, and no peppers yet either.

  11. debbie says:

    Happy Birthday Barb!! Enjoy Taverna Plaka! If I didn’t have to work late, we’d be all over it. Another time?

  12. RanLiCoop says:

    Happy Birthday, Primer!

    If we weren’t in NC, we’d be all over Taverna Plaka as well 😉 Enjoy!!!

    As always, Paulie, thanks for the message board.


  13. Barb says:

    yep – the veg-heads can eat well at that restaurant too…….

  14. Stacy says:

    YAY!! I can rob!! 🙂 I promise next year I’ll have a garden and will repay for all my robbery.

    “Robbery” makes me want to say “shrubbery.”

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