Yesterday I joined some friends for dim sum at Oriental Pearl. I love dim sum eating but rarely go since it requires a group to experience it to the fullest. It might not have been the best choice of pre-hashing meals, but dammit it was good.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
How much do I really love people? If I had been cut off from people for 20 or 30 years — totally cut off — I would love to hear the yelling upstairs, the screaming of the children, the barking dog, the loud record player, I would not want it to shut off as I went to sleep, bit would save it even as I dozed off.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Hot August Nights
No, the air conditioning has not failed (thankfully), but the term “hot August nights” can best describe how I felt at Turner Field on Friday night as I started to sweat while sitting still.
I thoroughly enjoyed watching this version of the Braves get beaten by the San Francisco Giants, although admittedly the game was sloppily played by both squads.
Early Morning Shooting, Early Lunch, Missed Hashing, Odd Cooking
That about sums up Saturday.
I met with a group of Flickrites in Little Five Points for an early morning photoshoot. L5P might be the location I’ve been to the most with my camera, so I decided to change things up a bit and see things differently through a 10mm-20mm super-wide lens; the results were mixed.
After the initial shoot we meandered over to the West Side where we dropped into Gear Revival, where I scored some wool socks for 20% off and buy two pair get one pair free, followed by lunch at Six Feet Under West Side.
I napped through the hash start time. Whoops!
I decided I was going to cook dinner instead of going out so I whipped up a sausage/shrimp jambalaya. This was a new recipe for me, and I didn’t follow it exactly so the results were mixed. I am interested to see how some of the leftovers hold up as my lunch today.
ITP Flickr Pic
On Friday night I went to the Braves game. I had the wrong lens with me, and since I was in the company of others I decided not to roam the stadium looking for shots.
However, prior to the game’s start the San Francisco bullpen marched right past us on their way to the bullpen. Wrong lens and all I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a shot at the player who (must either be a rookie getting hazed, or had lost a bet) was wearing this pink backpack. He had another teammate a few yards back decked out in a purple one as well.
Sunday Was A Hashing Day However
Yesterday was the annual running of the Black Sheep Lyons’ Run, which is put on by a bunch of Leos.
We started near Panola Mountain in the land destroyed by developers, including those who ran out of money leaving nothing but clear-cut land and paved cul-de-sacs. Thanks for that!
The trail was going swimmingly until the pack reached a nearly unsolvable check-point. The hares swore there were plenty of marks from the check, but at least ten of us were unable to solve the puzzle. Luckily we were able to locate trail again instead of having to get picked up and driven to then end, a la last year’s Lyons’ Run. Our efforts to make it in to the end were rewarded with a river ending, the same location that the Pinelake hash used for their ending for their 1000th hash (which happened on my 41st birthday).
Now that I’ve been reacquainted with that location I will be dragging my camera gear out there for a little shooting sometime in the near-ish future.
This Should Come As No Surprise
There is a new version of TextExpander available today. I hope this one works.
Looking For Audiobook Recommendations
The other day I put a call out to the Twitterverse which fell upon deaf keyboards. Can you help?
I will have a lot of alone time coming up very soon. Further, there will be no way for me to update my iPod with podcasts, so I assume that I will run out of listening material (not taking into account the days worth of CDs that I have loaded onto it). I’m contemplating purchasing some audiobooks to ensure that not a single moment of undesired quiet time occurs. Can you recommend audiobooks that I should consider purchasing?
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay, but realizing that I have so much to do
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Okkervil River — “Lost Coastlines”
Website Of The Day – You know that I need help with my language skills, like getting phrases correct. That’s why I love The Phrase Finder.
Exercise (b)Log – hashing, ~4 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 9 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 50 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 25 (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