False Non-Start

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.
Another From My Award-Winning (or not) Water Fountain Series
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

August Goals
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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to False Non-Start

  1. Martha says:

    Beer? at Bwana’s? you drank one? and all your plans went out the window? I’ve never heard such a thing.

    Really, I hope you weren’t surprised by what happened.

    The only time he hasn’t done that to me is 7 am after bootcamp, even Harold has some standards.

  2. Surprised? Not at all. I was more dismayed that I didn’t exercise prior to eating and drinking.

  3. Barb says:

    well – I don’t have Olympic fever, but since TJ is over there, I have watched a little of it. I managed to find the cycling road races this weekend, not really much coverage of a 152 mile race for the men, only 78 for the women, but thanks to Tivo, I was able to catch both finishes. The time trials for cycling are tomorrow, but I don’t know when that will get covered on TV.
    And Michael Phelps is pretty amazing, so we have watched some swimming as well.
    What’s up with this new event – synchronized diving?

  4. Steve says:

    Maybe it’s for the peolpe who couldn’t cut it a rhythmic gymnastics? Actually, we watched it last night and it was pretty amazing. The Chinese have figured out that if you have 2 divers that are the same size, it becomes much easier to be in sync… has to do with physics and all that stuff you forgot in school.


  5. Somebody let me know when they get to Siamese-Twin Synchronized Diving… perhaps then I’ll tune in.

  6. Stacy says:

    Oh god, Paulie, I spewed Diet Coke at that last comment.

  7. Barb says:

    Did you get the email today from AT&T about why their bill came with the due date for the next day? At least they exxplained it.

  8. I hadn’t had a chance to log into that email account yet. I will check tonight. Thanks!

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