So That’s How He Does It…

On my drive in to work this morning I saw the hasher known as Wife Beater out running. It’s only a survey of one, but could it be possible that in order to be in better shape and run faster one must get out and run regularly? What a concept…

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

I am more careful now when I make the jump from “I feel” to “I want.” I see not that this jump is the difference between feeling a lack and deciding best how to fill it. The more closely I listen to the particular sensations I am having at the moment, the more satisfactorily I can decide what word to call them and what action to take. Sometimes the feeling turns out not be “lack” at all.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

Home Is Where The Heat Is
About what will I blog if when I get my new air conditioner? Unfortunately, it seems that day will never come as my schedule keeps conflicting with that of the guy I am hiring to do the work..

Fear not, I am sure that I will find some sort of grit to germinate my blogging pearls.

Last night when I returned home at about 7:30pm the house was 85 degrees Fahrenheit. That is far from Farfegnugen.

Efficiency Be Thy Name!
To say that I will be really busy for the short-term foreseeable future is an understatement. In the coming months I will have plenty of project work, further attempts to simplify my life, as well as serious considerations about my future to resolve.

The only way that I will hope to accomplish the slew of self-imposed deadlines is to increase the efficiency in which I conduct my life. Look for Julyberation to spill into Augustberation (not nearly as catchy)n and perhaps Septemberation where I struggle to maintain my sanity and hold on to as much personal time as possible.

ITP Flickr Pic
I am still smarting that I had to pass on the She & Him show at Variety Playhouse last night. To heal my wounds I will post a shot that I took at the Tilly And The Wall show that I saw there last Thursday night.
Tilly And The Wall @ Variety Playhouse
Nearly a week ago already? Holy shit time just flies…

One Forgotten Resolution
On Monday I received an email from Ticketmaster telling me that they are finally going to refund my money for the Elvis Costello concert which has finally been officially canceled.

You may remember that Costello was going to play The Tabernacle in April; that was until the tornado rolled through town in March and damaged the venue.

All I can say is that it’s about time you refunded my money Ticketmaster, even if the tour was only just recently officially canceled.

RealitTV Update: The Next Food Network Star — “I’m Calling Shenanigans!”
While staying home to get some things done last night I watched the finale of The Next Food Network Star. I couldn’t have disagreed more with the outcome.

In the finale each of the three contestants produced a five-minute pilot of the show that they intended to pitch to Food Network. Of the three I thought that Aaron’s was the worst. Aaron seemed to stumble over his words and was far less technical in his cooking jargon that Adam and Lisa.

For winning the competition Aaron was put to work immediately and tasked to put out the first episode of his show this Sunday night. How can a rush job like this possibly be successful? Way to set up your new “star” for failure, Food Network.

Speaking Of Food Network Failures
Let me start off by saying that I really like Ted Allen. I used to watch him back when Queer Eye For The Straight Guy was new and popular, and think he adds a lot of talent to Iron Chef America when he is present as a judge.

I attempted to watch the first episode of his new series Food Detectives last night. I really want to like this show, but truth be told it was an utter train wreck. Take two-parts Mythbusters, one-part Bill Nye, The Science Guy, and a pinch of Good Eats, toss them into a blender and what you have is Food Detectives. I doubt that I will return for another viewing.

In even more Food Network news…
You can sign me up for a full season of Ask Aida. I could sit there and watch her butter toast and be a happy man. Go ahead, judge me. I don’t care.

And Finally…
No George’s for me tonight.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – on the border of meh and good
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Kate Nash — “Pumpkin Soup” (why is Left of Center playing this pop shit?)
Website Of The Day – You may not know this about me but I really dig Industrial Design. The Official Web Site Of Raymond Loewy is the website dedicated to one of the kings of Industrial Design.
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) – 8 (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
7) Keep track of how many days I use stairs over elevators

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to So That’s How He Does It…

  1. romanlily says:

    I do wish you could have been there for She & Him last night. They brought a full band and played a surprisingly strong, tight set. Zooey’s voice is better live than it is recorded! She danced around on stage in a fluttery pink dress. M. Ward played “Magic Trick” from Post-War at the encore, and that pretty much made my whole night.

  2. Glad to hear that it was a good time. I really would have loved to have been there, but I had other things which needed to be done last night that took precedent.

  3. Steve says:

    Boy, there ain’t nothing like that driving, tap dance beat, huh? don’t you know she has got to be in great shape…

    The mizzus and I are off to Lost Wages- she in fact, is already there and got out at 05:10 AM LV time to exercise!!! Probably the only time it’s below 90 all day. You go girl!!


  4. Gentri says:

    OK, you made me look on Ask Aida… I wouldn’t mind watching her butter my… er, toast, either, but as they say “never trust a skinny cook”……

    I think I’d make time for the AC guy myself…..

  5. @Steve: Viva Lost Wages! Win big, or at least lose within your limits. 🙂 When I first saw Tilly And The Wall she was the sole percussion for the band (at least to the best of my memory). This time they had a drummer as well.

    @Gentri: The problem is that I cannot make time for the AC guy. I cannot be in two places at once.

  6. martha says:

    Paulie, do you have to be there for the instalation? When I had mine installed I wasn’t home, I just came home and tada I had AC.

    I work from home on Mondays (not this Monday, I’m heading out of town again) but if you need someone to meet them or check in on them I could stop by any day if you gave me some notice. My work schedule is pretty flexible.

  7. I don’t *have* to be there for the installation, but I’d like to be. It’s not that I don’t trust the guy, but things being what they are in the ‘hood I’d like to be around.

    The installation is *supposed* to occur next Monday. I’d rather it happen later in the week, but as is the reason it’s gone this long without being done our schedules conflicted and Monday it is.

    For reasons which will become readily obvious in due time my time between now and next Monday is completely accounted for.

  8. Gentri says:

    Ha, sucks to be us! (well, most of us reading this)

  9. I am “Generation X” version 1.0. Oh, and I’d have a lot more of a “nest egg” if the Government would stop throwing 401k road blocks in my way and stop taxing the fuck out of me.

  10. Martha says:

    >For reasons which will become readily obvious in due time

    ohh…a cliff hanger, how exciting.

    I’m glad to hear AC relief is on the way. If I hadn’t been feeling like ass since my return I would have at least invited you over for a cold drink and cool air this week.

    I’ve worked hard at paying down debt. Currently all I have are my mortgage and student loan (that is next). Though, I’ve been more concerned with being prepared for a job loss than retirement.

    Right now my 401k/investments have lost a little value but I’ve got 30 years to make it, so I’m not panicing…just glad I’m not (trying to) retiring now.

  11. Cory says:

    “…I will find some sort of grit to germinate my blogging pearls.”

    Best. Analogy. Ever.

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