I Put Tuesday In Your Friday, And You Put Friday In My Tuesday!

Take a Wednesday off as a “mental health” day and Friday mentally feels like Tuesday. However, once you realize the error in your ways you are much happier.

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

“I just can’t write her off.” — It’s not that. It’s that I can’t admit my uselessness to her, I can’t allow myself to be written out of her life.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

I Can Be My Own Worst Enemy At Times
Time to kill. Time to kill I had. Not being immediately hungry I dropped into Decatur CD — always a dangerous idea.

I walked out with three “new” CDs, and by “new” I mean “used” in accordance with my media purchasing edict. Purchased yesterday were:

  • De Novo Dahl’s “Move Every Muscle, Make Every Sound”
  • My Morning Jacket’s “Evil Urges”
  • Weezer’s “Red Album”

fwiw- Did you know that A Capella Books has opened a small selling section inside of Decatur CD?

After Decatur CD I still had time to kill, and now I was gaining some hunger. I then had the absolutely brilliant idea of heading to Fox Bros BBQ for their “happy hour.” Six smoked-chicken wings, two-thirds of a half-Tomminator, and a glass of water later I left after paying my $5 tab. The waitress there was a cute as could be, especially when she asked me if I wanted change for the $20 bill that I gave her to pay for the $5 tab.

Enough With The Old 97’s Already!
On Tuesday I saw the Old 97’s play at Variety Playhouse and had a good time. Last night when I arrived at Variety for the Tilly And The Wall show they were playing The Old 97’s latest CD as the house music. While waiting for the show to start they played the entire CD nearly three times. Enough already! I was ready to get my iPod and let them use that for a while. Crap, I may never need to hear that Old 97’s CD again now.

Introducing The Worst Opening Band Eva
I hate to be so cruel but The Coathangers’ set could not end quickly enough for me last night. True, I was twice as old as most of the people in the room, save the chaperons and band family members, but this music was just bad.

Instrumentally the band was adequate, but the shrill screaming of the all-girl, four-piece sent pain through my body like someone scratching nails on a blackboard. Hell, I even got up and went into the lobby for a while in order to escape their “singing.”

Tilly And The Wall put on an entertaining, energetic show. I took about fifty shots throughout the show and have yet to have time to completely process them. I am sure that I’ll have to delete at least ten of the shots because the girl in front of me who was “dancing as if no one was watching” kept swinging her arm into my line of sight. Because of technical difficulties which occurred before Till And The Walls set, I wound up leaving before they played any encore. It was getting too late for this old man. 😉

ITP Flickr Pic
Walking around Little 5 Points before the show last night I noticed something that I had never seen before.
Inexplicably Skinny Door
On what appears to be the second story of the Variety Playhouse there is this little, narrow door and an equally narrow balcony.

Who’s got the skinny on this?

Am I Going To Have To Take My Gator Tag Off To Save My Car
Come hell or high-water I will be headed to Athens, Georgia tomorrow morning — early tomorrow morning. The plan is to drive over for sunrise photos (assuming decent weather of course), kick around for a few hours and make a double ticket purchase at Schoolkids Records (uh oh, somebody let their domain registration lapse!) for the Hold Steady and Okkerville River shows to be held at 40 Watt Club.

I realize that I am headed for the heart of Dawg country, and even though my car is “UGA red” it does have a Gator license plate surround. Serious question… Is this going to cause me difficulty? I really am in no mood for confrontation about something as stupid as the university chose to attend twenty years ago. I stopped reading the AJC‘s sports page years ago because all it turned out to be was chest-beating between UGA fans and other school’s fans.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – not bad, especially considering my house was 83 degrees when I return home at midnight and I only got five hours of sleep last night
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Superchunk — “Driveway To Driveway”
Website Of The Day – If you have twelve seconds then I have the website for you, 12 Seconds TV. I will warn you that you will probably wind up spending way more than twelve seconds watching the video there. I am especially fond of Veronica Belmont’s videos.
Exercise (b)Log – zip, zilch, nada
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) – 3 (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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23 Responses to I Put Tuesday In Your Friday, And You Put Friday In My Tuesday!

  1. debbie says:

    The most rabid obnoxious UGA fans are typically not students, so I don’t think you’ll hear a peep about your odious tag surround. 😉

  2. SDM says:

    Paulie — I’ve driven into Athens with a Gator tag and emerged unscathed. Actually, I saw quite a few Gator tags while I was there. I think there’s a lot of folks that went to UF that do grad school at UGA for one reason or another.

    Question for the Amish bread people (somehow I wound up with this stuff by way of MC who gave some to my sister who promptly left town and dumped it on me) Anyway, so I made the bread and still have starter left — do I just keep stirring it until I find the one hasher left in Atlanta that doesn’t have any or does it go bad at some point in time?

    BTW — happy belated birthday!

  3. The toughest part of the Amish bread thing was finding suckers to take the leftover starters. I wound up throwing mine out after accidentally destroying it.

    For those who frequent Athens, any breakfast and/or lunch restaurant suggestions?

  4. Beth/SDM says:

    How did you destroy it might you ask? I’m heading that way if I can’t find anyone else to take this stuff!

    It really depends on whether you are drinking or not — 🙂 I love the Grit for breakfast — I *think* it is mostly veg though — the brewery is great and they often have lunch specials. My students love Taco Stand — its cheap too and they also have cheap beer. Boy is the beer cheap in Athens — do you see a theme here?

  5. David says:

    A perfect Athens visit for me involves breakfast at Big City Bread, lunch at The Grit, coffee at some point at Jittery Joes, and dinner at 5 & 10.

  6. @Beth: I wasn’t thinking and skipped ahead in the making process. I destroyed it by putting eggs into the starter before splitting it.

    @David: Thanks. I won’t be able to hit 5 & 10 for dinner because I need to be back in Atlanta for tomorrow night’s wedding. I will hit Big City Bread and/or Th Grit while I am there.

  7. Stacy says:

    UGA’s ranked #1 this year and Florida doesn’t really have a team. So you should be safe right now. I’d worry more about the redneck Tennessee fans that are hangin around to pick fights with the Dawg fans…a little Gator might be a nice change of pace for them. (and I say redneck Tennessee fans with love, of course. please don’t come after me)

    Oooh! So this means you ARE going to the wedding then! Good for you — what did you decide to do clothing-wise?

  8. I don’t recognize Volunteer fans. 😛 (Cory, if you still read… that’s for you too).

    I am going to the wedding. I’ve decided to try my suits on tomorrow, and if none of them fit comfortably then I will wear khakis, tie, and a sport coat. If that’s not good enough for them then I shall take my celebrating elsewhere. 🙂

  9. Martha says:

    I had thought that you would have your new AC by the time I returned? When is this life changing event going to occur?

    Well this is my last post from Alaska…will anyone miss my bitching about the rain, the cold, the food, the lack of booze? Fear not, tomorrow is a new day and I’m sure I will find something else to complain about.

    I’m already thinking of the drink I’m going to have when I get to Anchorage and possibly the black bean burger at the gleenwood Saturday night.

    (it will be a long time before I have tuna again…)

    As for seriously stupid college team rivalries…the roommate of the boyfriend I had out of college, met a girl, really liked her but stopped seeing her when he found out she went to IU…and it wasn’t like girls were beating down his door.

    About the only time I care is around bowl time and march madness…but thanks to Purdue’s ablility to rarely get past the sweet sixteen, it doesn’t last long.

  10. No a/c as yet. My schedule is a sticky as the weather right now as well, so I don’t know when it will occur. On a positive note, the nights have been pleasant and I’ve been able to suck in a lot of air via my window fan.

  11. Here’s an added bonus for those who read the comments….

    I’ve just come across a link which has all of the mp3’s that Amazon is giving away for free. (Ignore all of those listed as “Album Only”)


  12. Steve says:

    Sunrise over Athens??? Is there some theme you are working or do you just like getting up early on Saturdays?


  13. No theme, in fact I don’t have any idea where I am going to shoot. I am just trying to make sure that I am shooting during the Golden Hour (if one exists tomorrow) and that I will be home in time to nap before the wedding.

  14. Stacy says:

    You know, the crazy thing? I practically live in Athens these days and the thought of getting there for sunrise is crazy even to me. Of course, maybe your photos will inspire me to get up and do it sometime too.

  15. And the ironic thing is that you moved to Kennesaw (Woodstock? It’s all ITP to me) to be closer to work!

  16. Cory says:

    That’s ok. I don’t recognize Gator fans, so it’s a two-way street. 😉

    Btw, did you see google added walking directions to their maps? Apparently in “beta” and offered on distances up to 6.2 miles (10k).

  17. Oh yeah, I did see that. Unfortunately I don’t have a good device to use is while walking. I may try putting Jill The GPS into pedestrian mode tomorrow.

    Cory, I just clicked through to get to your website. I see you are using Pixelpost too. How did you get the photoblog to be at the root of the domain?

  18. Gentri says:

    free music? that’s just taking the fun out of everything!

  19. If you really want to pay for it I can download it for free and charge you a substantial “handling charge.”

    And don’t get too excited, most of that music is worth what you pay for it. 😉

  20. brenan says:

    Actually there was a Bob Mould song (Paralyzed) available for download – the only good pick from the 100s available. I suppose Amazon isn’t too worried about tech-savvy seniors downloading all that Dinah Shore and Dean Martin.

  21. Cory says:

    That’s a very good question. I read your post about pixelpost the other day and meant to reply but forgot exactly how I did it. It looks like I installed it at the root. It created various folders (addons, languages, includes, doc, templates, images, thumbnails) and an index.php at the root. I believe I tried originally to do something fancy like “pics.whitestatic.com” but gave up and just decided to make it easy on myself and use it as my main interface.

    Under the admin panel for it (I believe it’s domainname/admin…or this might be custom when you install) I have the site name as just my root domain. I think the biggest issue I ran into was getting the database set up with my provider, I had to set it up like 3 or 4 different times before it worked–it was just user error on my part I’m sure, given my lack of knowledge for all things code (which shouldn’t be an issue for you).

  22. @Brenan: I saw the Mould track, but since I own pretty much everything he has done I didn’t need to download it.

    @Cory: Thanks. If time permits this weekend I will probably setup/teardown JalapenoBeach until I get it the way I want it.

  23. Smoove D says:

    Don’t be so hard on the waitress – service folks need to buy gas too in this Bush economy.

    However, in the review of Fox Brothers I never got around to writing about, I was going to mention the server, while a hottie, could really use a bit of training. Back to the Bush economy, one positive of the recession and skyrocketing unemployment is that restaurants and bars will have a larger pool of applicants and won’t have to settle for bottom of the barrel folks. Unfortunately, one of those applicants might be me.

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