Sum Of Dim And Sum Of Dat

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.
One Man, Comfortable With His Manhood
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

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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15 Responses to Sum Of Dim And Sum Of Dat

  1. Barb says:

    Audiobooks – Allan’s mom buys tons of them on CD – it all depends on what kind of book interests you, so we borrow them from her. But, you can go to your local library, borrow them for free, download them into your syatem, and you will have a bunch of choices.

    I like the pink backpack picture, and just imagining what bet he musst have lost.

  2. Barb says:

    oh yeah – and did anyone else wonder if Martha got to experience a tropical storm/hurricane while vacationing in Puerto Rico this past weekend?

  3. Oooh, I wish I had thought about the library. No time to do things manually now, I’ll have to suck it up and purchase online.

    I “follow” Brad on Twitter and he didn’t mention the tropical storm.

  4. Sal says:

    In reading up on the pink backpack…it apparently is a rookie hazing. Other ball clubs do it as well.

    Did not make it to the Black Sheep hash….went to a movie instead.

    Did Barb do any canning this week-end?

  5. Barb says:

    No canning was done – too damn busy all weekend. But mtn bike riding yesterday at Bear Creek was well worth getting nothing else done, it was a beautiful day. None tonight either, helping my old neighbor (and Sal’s) move some stuff to the new house in Roswell, and that will take most of the evening. That’s what we get for having the big truck.

  6. Barb, I guess that means you won’t have time to come down and help me mow the lawn? HAHAHAHA! I have sooo much to do. I sense my night will be yard work, shower, dinner w/ Mad Men Season 1.

    btw- How was Kat’s party on Saturday night. I meant to mention that I saw them Thursday evening sitting at The Midway.

    btw, btw- I still need to clean / tune up my road bike. I frighteningly noticed that the Wilson (100-36) is coming up really soon. (I know, you won’t be able to make the ride unfortunately)

  7. Barb says:

    Kat’s party was fun, John did a great job smoking a bunch of pork. Since you are leaving this week, and we won’t be back in time, Allan won’t be able to do the tune-up in time for you to do the Wilson. (unless, you want to find time to drop it off, and we could get it somewhere for you to pickup after your trip). We are leaving Wed 8/27. I don’t know how much John knows about road bikes, but I’m sure he could make it better than it is if you ask him.

  8. Yeah, I’ll have to do the cleaning and tune-up myself. I’ll have time when I return, but it will take me some time to remember how to tune-up a bike. 🙂

  9. Barb says:

    I bet you can find a podcast on an online tutorial on how to do it.

  10. You are probably right. I have ancient bike maintenance experience from my old Toys ‘R’ Us days, but thankfully my bike is much nicer than the Huffy’s and Murray’s I put together back then.

  11. D.D.D.Dave says:

    I have 2 audiobooks that I highly reccomend to everyone

    1. Robert Evans-The Kid Stays In The Picture…part 3 will be uploaded tonight

  12. D.D.D.Dave says:

    …and # 2…Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential

    both of these books benefit by being read by the authors…

    I have the CDs of both of them if you would like to rip them.

  13. I won’t have the time to get them and rip them. I’ve read “Kitchen Confidential”, and will look into downloading “The Kid Stays In The Picture” tonight.

  14. Evan says:

    Not sure if you get hell points for something like this, but THANK YOU for spelling “dammit” correctly. I just think it bears mentioning.

    Have a friend who just heard of the APG (atl photo’fers guild). Have you ever been? Weird people or good if you have? Such an interesting hobby for the people you meet…


  15. I was actually one of the people at APG meeting #1. I go there sporadically, mostly because I dig the food at Elliott Street and I am good friends with many of the photogs. The atmosphere is good if your gig is to shoot people and don’t mind working your way in to get “the shot.”

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