Why I Wasn’t At George’s Last Night

I really planned on making it to George’s for a run and a beer last night. However, time passed quickly yesterday and I lost track of it while I was resurrecting Jalapeño Beach.

I miss every other goal this month, but at least I accomplished one!

The process of uploading software and tweaking configurations to get the photoblog back on line took much longer than I expected. The process has yet to be completed as I’ve not found a way to get the photoblog to be displayed without having to tack the “pixelpost/” onto the end of its URL. I’ve attempted to forward “www.jalapenobeach.com” to “www.jalapenobeach.com/pixelpost/” but that seems to fail. All of the Pixelpost code resides in a folder off the root called “pixelpost”, should I not be so anal and just move all of the files up to the root directory?

If any of you networking gurus have tips I’d certainly like to hear them.

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

Let’s say I want sex with a woman. If she doesn’t want sex with me and I allow myself to accept this fact completely then I will probably no longer want her in that way either.

But I doubt it.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

Hey Amazon, How About Using Some Common Sense!!!
Last night I opened the box I received from Amazon on Tuesday. Much to my dismay, Amazon couldn’t be bothered to put fifty cents worth of padding into their box in order to protect the $400 lens I purchased from bouncing around during shipping. What the fuck, yo?! While the lens is packed tightly into its own box would it have killed them to protect it further against the inevitable roughing it would take in shipping? I am more than a little frustrated with Amazon about this and am trying to figure out how to report this poor customer experience. I am even considering returning the lens to Amazon on the principle that I purchased precision glass for my camera and I’d appreciate it if they’d protect my purchase as if they were buying it themselves.

I’d Buy That For $1.00 $0.49!
At least Amazon provides reliable downloads of music.

Yesterday I heard that Paul Westerberg (you may of heard of a little band he was in during the 1980’s called The Replacements) had released a new album called “49:00” on Tuesday and was selling it for $0.49. The album which consists of one song entitled “49:00”, which is inexplicably only 43:55 in length, is rather entertaining. I’ve given it at least one full listen and venture to guess that it will be the best four bits I spend this week.

ITP Flickr Pic
One of the many benefits of staying home yesterday was cooking a batch of chicken wings for lunch. There are a few pre-cooked photos on Flickr, but this shot is my favorite.. the aftermath.
The Aftermath
Sadly there is no great shot of the cooked wings because I let my bbq get too hot and burned the heck out of the wings. The meat was delicious however…

A Band Without A Drummer? Inconceivable!
Tonight I will be haunting Variety Playhouse again, hopefully camera in hand, to see/hear Tilly And The Wall. I am really looking forward to the show. I’ve seen the band once before and pulled a patented Paulie last-minute concert cancellation once as well.

Tilly And The Wall is unique in that they have no drummer. The source of the band’s percussion is a tap dancer. I shit you not!

Oh YouTube, Your Value To Me Grows Daily
I don’t do drugs, but if I did I would certainly feel like I was on a fucked up trip when I stumbled upon this YouTube video yesterday.

The video is of my all-time favorite band Husker Du (wish I could easily type umlauts) performing and being interviewed on the Late Show hosted by Joan Rivers.


And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – rested
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Neutral Milk Hotel — “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea”
Website Of The Day – Can’t remember the title of that song you can’t get out of your head? Fancy yourself a good enough singer to sing it to Midomi and have the website help you figure out what song it is?
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 34 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 2 (110)
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 www.JalapenoBeach.com
7) Keep track of how many days I use stairs over elevators

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to Why I Wasn’t At George’s Last Night

  1. Sal says:

    Yeah what the F*ck……..I was actually at George’s last night 1) because you said you were going 2) I wanted to buy you a beer for your birthday.

    You left a lot of meat on those bones!!

  2. Oops. One of the reason I went into computer programming was that time seemed to fly when I was doing it. I was rudely reminded of this, as well as how much I miss real computer-type work, yesterday.

    It was a gluttonous meal regardless of how much “meat” was left on the bones. Most of what I see is charred cartilage.

  3. Stacy says:

    “…then I will probably no longer ant her in that way either.”

    Though I know it’s a typo, I can’t help but wonder what “ant”-ing would be in a sexual connotation.

  4. Oops. I am assuming that “ant”-ing would involve tickling with antennae but then I am just one sick MF. 😉

    Going to fix my typo…. now.

  5. Terri (SW) says:

    Holy crap…where do I begin with that Husker Du video?
    a) I’ve always thought the cover of “Warehouse: Songs and Stories” looked like it was a photograph of Magic Rocks…I loved how they tried to recreate it for the band’s set!
    b) This only makes me wish Bob Mould and Grant Hart would just do it and get the band back together again (you know what I mean by “do it”, I’m sure)
    c) that was THE MOST uncomfortable interview ever…like, I couldn’t even watch it. You know everyone there wishes they were somewhere else.
    d) I love Grant Hart’s shirt…he is almost camoflauged in their techno-color foliage set!

    Thanks for posting this, Paulie!

    BTW- Did you have a good birthday? Did you enjoy “Hover Bacon”? Do you wish pork had levitation?

  6. I thought that you’d enjoy that piece from America’s time capsule. I don’t know why it has never dawned on me to look for more stuff like that on YouTube.

    Birthday was great and I loved the Hover Bacon.

  7. Steve says:

    There were a whole bunch of unusual types at Georges last night- not the leaset of which were S&M (nice to see you Sally). 4″ and BB showed up, Balerina Booty Boy, House of Boobs, BWanA…

    I figured they were all there for your birthday. Or maybe it was the last event of the marathon of hashing… nah, must have been your birthday.


  8. Yes, must have been for my birthday. LOL!

    Wonder if anyone did all twenty-six days of hashing. I know that Camel Toe was trying and that she at least was on target as of my Black Sheep trail on Sunday.

  9. Brenan says:

    Camel Toe said last night that she did (you know what I mean by “did”, I’m sure 😉 25 of the 26 trails which I think makes her the “winner”. Evidently she missed the first Moonlight hash due to her step mother’s birthday.

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