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.
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
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