I made a rookie mistake last night. Upon arriving home I cooked dinner (an improvised fried rice) and drank a beer with it. I then headed over to Niplets’ house to pick up the Black Sheep stats from BWanA; of course I had another beer there. Needless to say, I did no exercising last night.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
Perceptions are not of things but of relationships. Nothing, including me, exists by itself — this is an illusion of words. I am a relationship, ever-changing.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Someone Said That There Is An Olympics Going On?
It’s been a dozen years since the Summer Olympics invaded Atlanta. Maybe it was the bombing which produced a cloud over those games. Maybe it was the fact that the then-IOC President failed to declare our Olympics “the best games ever.” Whatever the reason, I’ve not cared about them since.
I watched an hour’s worth of coverage from China yesterday during lunch and I still don’t care. Perhaps it’s because wealthy professional athletes are still allowed to perform, or that the coverage on tv that Americans see is so American-centric, but it did nothing for me.
What about you? Do you have Olympic fever?
ITP Flickr Pic
Yesterday I mentioned a day-break photo shoot in Piedmont Park. This is one of my photos from the session.
I love the old-time water fountains, even though they seem to be turned off due to the drought. I think that every time I get the opportunity to shoot someone in Piedmont Park that I will produce a water fountain shot.
It was brought to my attention that I failed to give any information about yesterday’s photo. This was a complete oversight on my behalf. Rather than update yesterday’s post or go into detail here, I suggest that you head over to my Flickr page and check it out there.
Digital Download Of The Week?
Of the eighteen releases today I am familiar with the must of none of the artists.
Instead, I will recommend — with a caveat — a disc which was released in April, but has been brought to my attention only as recently as yesterday. That disc is “Sylvia” by a band called Butterfly Assassins.
The caveat is this… “Sylvia” is the first full-length record put out by Butterfly Assassins. The disc is only available for download via iTunes at a cost of $9.99, or through an online purchase (not even from their record label because their site is “coming soon”) for a cost of $10 + $2 shipping; and no one has a used copy for sale. WTF?! You are a new band, make your music cheap so people will take a chance on you! Ten dollars is a fair amount for a physical disc, but I am not trying to buy those new. I want to buy my music digitally, with no DRM, and I want to be rewarded for saving pressing and distribution charges by receiving a significant discount on the purchase price. If no discount is provided to me, then I feel it necessary to speak with my wallet and make no purchase.
Has It Really Been Six Years Since I’ve Bought From Djangos?
Coming to the conclusion that I was not going to buy the Butterfly Assassins’ disc using now-traditional retail outlets, I racked my brain to remember the names of websites I used to frequent in order to buy non-mainstream used CDs. After much deliberation I finally pulled the name Djangos from the dark recesses of my mind and was stunned to see that the website took me to a home builder. Assuming that I either mis-remembered the name, or that Djangos had allowed their domain registration to lapse, only to get scooped by someone else, I did a little online research.
It turns out that Djangos had filed for bankruptcy in 2002 and the properties were purchased by a Texas entrepreneur. It really doesn’t seem like it’s been that long since I purchased a CD from Djangos, but I guess time flies.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – sad
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Built To Spill — “Liar”
Website Of The Day – Who knew that The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had a photo library?
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 0 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 50 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 20 (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 ten times (five round-trips)
4) Read at least two books
5) Make my bed every day