Planning For The “Future”

I can’t think about today because I am too busy thinking about my future…

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

I feel sensually attracted to Leah as she walks in the door with Bill. Now, if I am open, if I broaden my awareness to include Bill’s presence, Gayle’s presence, my emotions, etc., then my response will be in rhythm with the situation as a whole. It is only when I am mentally myopic that my actions become excessive or restricted.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

But First, A Shot At The Recent Past
Last night I left work “late” and did not have enough timme to eat dinner before heading to the Horizon Theatre.

It’s rare that I say that a play would have been great if not for some of the performances on stage. Such was the case last night with Hallelujah Street Blues. With the play one-week into its run I expect the actors to nail their lines, after all these are professionals and not high school students. The theater last night was near-capacity, and during the intermission I heard at least two other patrons discuss the awkward timing between actors due to delayed line delivery.

Hallelujah Street Blues is being worked up as part of the New South Play Festival which “focuses on working with Southern and African-American writers to tell stories that resonate with our audiences here and now.” The play centers around gentrification of an African-American neighborhood and struggle for one woman to live out her days in her home. Each character within the play confronts the changes in their own way, and in the end is forced to come to grips with the way that their life has played out.

Hallelujah Street Blues will be performed until August 24th. I highly recommend that you make time to see this play, and hope that by the time you do that the kinks have been worked out.

This Weekend
This will be a busy, busy weekend. While I am guarding my free time tonight like a mother guarding her child, I have already accounted for Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday is a no-brainer because on that day I will be laying my birthday Black Sheep Hash on the “south side” near Union City. Should you be so inclined to run through brambles in 90-degree weather then I highly suggest that you plan on attending.

On Saturday morning/afternoon I will be joining my buddy Gentri and putting the final touches on Sunday’s hash. Later that afternoon I am planning on making that trip to Athens that I put off last weekend, unless the weather is shitty. With any luck the predicted sunny weather will continue and I will also get some photography opportunities.

ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing again today. What can I say, I looked at the other concert shots that I took the other night and was not impressed. I’ve decided only to show exceptional work, even if that means showing less work.

Instead today I will show you a 8.5″ x 11″ print that I bought from 20×200.

Why did I buy this? Because it amuses me greatly.

Buying from 20×200 was an experiment that I am not sure that I will repeat. Don’t get me wrong, their website and service is great, even if their terms of sale stipulate that there is no recourse for receiving damaged 8.5″ x 11″ prints. It’s just that the shipping for this $20 print was $8.50 and there is nothing special about the print quality, at least to my eyes.

2009: Canada And Beyond!
This year I was to make a return to Canada, specifically the Maritime regions of Eastern Canada. Next year I really want to follow through and do this.

If I am financially stable next year I think that I will also attempt to make my first trip abroad, perhaps to England or Ireland (note: I am sticking with the English-speaking countries for the time being.)

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – cranky, I’ve got issues
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Flaming Lips — “Do You Realize”
Website Of The Day – I keep seeing commercials for Feed The Pig while watching the Tour de France. With the amount of money that I am spending this year I am definitely not going to be their spokesman any time soon.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing, too busy
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) – 107 (107)
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 Planning For The “Future”

  1. Steve says:

    Don’t be afraid to go somewhere that English isn’t spoken as a primary language. I found it to be great fun to try and learn enough German to get by on my first trip over. As long as you are dealing with a younger person, their English will be much better than your German. And you’ll be given credit for trying. And the beer is much better. Und der wurst!! Auch du lieber!

    How is the battle of the A/C?


  2. Got an “acceptable” a/c quote via voicemail from the guy yesterday. I’ve yet to get back to him and have a few questions before I commit.

  3. Barb says:

    Sorry I can’t make the birthday Black Sheep trail, but being mis-management for Wheelhopper means I will be at that hash. But it is in South Fulton county, maybe not too far from your trail.

    BTW everyone – Ouzo is the worst tasting stuff!!

  4. Barb, what did you eat? Was it a fun time?

  5. Sal says:

    I don’t know, I kind of like Ouzo….perhaps you drank a little too much celebrating getting older?????

    Didn’t have a chance to come raid the garden last night!

    Sorry Paulie: I won’t be at your birthday hash either……..I’m limiting my outdoor activities until we get decent air to breathe!! I may have to hibernate for the rest of the summer. πŸ™‚

  6. Too bad Sal. Of course, that’s one fewer person who will be snaring me. πŸ˜€

  7. Barb says:

    we got the family style menu – $25 per person.
    Of course we picked the meat lovers choice, no veg-heads with us.

    It was very fun, lots of yelling Opa!, throwing napkins, and the belly dancer even got Allan & other birthday boy friend Mark to dance on the tables with her.

    And – Ouzo tastes like black licorice, something I do not like. We did drink plenty of wine which was fine, but that shot – yuck!

  8. Ouzo = black licorice. Yep, that’s ouzo alright! I for one, love black licorice so I in turn like ouzo.

    Glad to hear that you had a good time.

  9. Martha says:

    Barb, yes black licorice, YUCK! As a kid we would always pick out the black jelly beans and give them to my dad, he loved it. I have a bottle of Ouzo at the house if any one wants the stuff. I don’t know what is wrong with the Greeks that they can make a decent drink…retsenia is another foul concoction.

    We’ve (yes, we’ve been talking a little) had discussed biking in Ireland…I think it would be a lot of fun. I feel like I haven’t been anywhere in ages. I’m ready for a big trip, to someplace with good weather and stuff to do.

    Big news this morning, it wasn’t raining and the wind died down. There is even a chance we could see the sun tomorrow.

    At least I’m sleeping really well.

  10. Gentri says:

    You dis me in one paragraph then build me up in the next… whatever! πŸ˜‰

    Paulie, I think we should go wander the Alps in Bavaria next summer (crash space with my host sister Isabell in Munich) then into Switzerland where we can hang with my buddy Karl! He is in Zug on the lake!

    Ouzo rocks! You drink it as a long drink in Greece with water and ice. It clouds up to look somewhat opaque! Retsina on the other hand tastes like a dead animal was floating in it while it fermented, it gets better after the 1st glass, somewhat… the taste has something to do with the pine vats they use for storage apparently!

    Greek coffee is good!

  11. > You dis me in one paragraph then build me up in the nextÒ€¦ whatever! πŸ˜‰

    Say wha?

  12. Gentri says:

    Maybe I was reaching! I’m mentioned like I’m a bad thing! (ok, maybe for some people regardless! πŸ˜‰ )

    “The play centers around gentrification of an African-American neighborhood and struggle for one woman to live out her days in her home.”

  13. Gentri says:

    Here is something that might be useful to both of us!

  14. Ha! I admit that when I typed up the bit about the play my fingers originally typed gentrifuckation and I had to go back and remember how to spell gentrification properly. πŸ™‚

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