Learn From My Mistakes

I keep getting compliments on the haircut, so I shan’t start this rant by saying don’t go to a junior stylist having no idea in mind what you want. πŸ˜‰

Thou Shall Not Leave Plastics In Hot Cars
Often times you buy a gadget for your car and the manufacturer advises you not to keep it stored within your car. More times than not you, or perhaps it’s just me, ignore such advice. Such has been the case with the components which are supplied with Jill the GPS (aka my Garmin Nüvi 250). When I was nearing the ITP estate on Sunday returning from the Moreland Day Spa I went to remove the suction cup which keeps Jill affixed to the windshield. Much to my dismay the plastic handle bent, and then snapped in my fingers. I knew it had been hot in Moreland, in fact at one point on Sunday I went to the car and opened the sun roof and cracked the windows in order to allow the heat to escape. Apparently I was already too late.

Thou Shall Not Make Fun Of Tennessee, But Only Because They Have New Belgium Beer
The news has broken — some New Belgium Brewery has started to sell some of their products in Tennessee. No more will I have to trek all the way to Colorado (okay, they do sell it further East than that) to get my fix.

In fact, I have a Nashville trip scheduled for the beginning of October. You know that I will scour the city in order to return the flavor of Colorado to Georgie (since I didn’t do that when I had the opportunity a few weeks ago).

Thou Shall Not Buy A Ticket To A Concert In Advance
While I certainly will be thrilled to get some Fat Tire in Nashville the trip will not be all happiness. I am going to be up in Nashville on Thursday October 2nd for Vanderbilt University’s Career Day, which is unfortunately being held on the same day that Okkervil River is playing 40 Watt Club in Athens. Want to guess who already purchased a ticket for this show?

However, this ticket is unusual because I actually possess a physical ticket. If one of you wishes to go and is willing to take the ticket from me at some point, then email me. I will give you the ticket for free, but be warned that because of this I will not be going out of my way to do so. I’m accessible, just keep reading this blog.

ITP Flickr Pic
I snapped just a few photos at the dry-run opening of The Grange last week. There was a photographer there snapping shots for the bar, so I didn’t want to compete with her. And besides, I was there to eat and drink for free.
Girls On (Digital) Film
This was one I shot at a semi-long exposure. I kind like the effect.

Thou Shall Not Buy Apple Products Before Big Announcements
And I did not…

A Lesson Learned In The Positive
The other day I sent an email to Moo explaining the problem that I created with my order. I also asked if I were to perform a instant re-order if there were any way that I could correct the ZIP code so that this error doesn’t get repeated.

To my delight Moo said that they considered the order “lost in the mail” and were going to ship out another order to my at the corrected ZIP code! Woo Hoo! This is the sore of customer service that creates customer loyalty. I will be certain to make more purchases from Moo in order to reward them for their service.

Tonight I’ll Be Tweeting Up
Maigh has organized a meeting of Atlanta Twitterers at the Cypress Street Pint & Plate. I have no idea what to expect, but I will lug this laptop and my camera with me and will be prepared to drink a pint or two.

Digital Download Of The Week
Is back!!! It wasn’t that I wasn’t keeping tabs while I was on vacation, it was that I didn’t get around to putting them into the blog.

To show you how much I’m bummed to be missing the Okkervil River show I am going to suggest that you purchase their CD “The Stand Ins” which was released today. I downloaded it this morning from Amazon. While not as strong as “The Stage Names” it is a good Okkervil River CD, and one which shouldn’t disappoint a die-hard Okkervil River fan.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to the This Week In Photography podcast
Website Of The Day – There has been a lot of hurricane talk this year. Why not follow along at Stormpulse.
Exercise (b)Log – running, ~3 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 3 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 73 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 2 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4

September Goals
No idea

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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22 Responses to Learn From My Mistakes

  1. Cory says:


    I highly recommend the following:


    I’ve purchased two of these myself (one as a gift, both for Nuvi) and I actually prefer it to the suction cup mount.


  2. Barb says:

    I know people that have gotten the 22 oz. bottles of Fat Tire in Chattanooga……… and – if you have never been to Raccoon Mtn, it is a great park, not too far from downtown, 17 miles or so of mtn biking, but I’m sure it would be fun to run/hike it as well (if you were into that sort of thing).

    I just got done reading thru all the posts that happened while we were gone, bummer about the windshield. Did you go see the UFO place in Alamosa? Some Denver hashers stopped there on the way to Salida “for lunch” on that monday on their way home. They said it was pretty interesting.

  3. @Cory: Thanks, I will check that out later.

    @Barb: I saw the UFO place while driving from Alamosa to Salida but didn’t stop. I’m not much into that whole UFO business.

    I’ll be sure to let everyone know what can be purchased in TN in a few weeks… assuming someone doesn’t beat me to the punch and go up sooner.

  4. Martha says:

    Paulie, you should let young women have their way with you more often, it seems to work for you πŸ˜‰

    I noticed Friday, while at The Icehouse, they had Yuengling on the menu? I figured with the weird laws here they wouldn’t be able to sell it unless they got it from a Georgia distributor? I didn’t ask how/where they got it, maybe I’ll remember next time.

  5. But it hasn’t worked for me yet… if you catch my drift. πŸ™

    While in Florida I had been tipped off that Yuengling was to be distributed here. I thought I had blogged that tidbit. Even so, I had know idea when that was going to occur. I wonder if their Yuengling is “legal.”

  6. Gentri says:

    So what are you guys trying to say? If Yuengling is outlawed, only hashers will have yuengling???

  7. Exactly….. Regular folk don’t deserve such a beer anyway. Oh wait, they do, because it’s Yuengling.

  8. Gentri says:

    cory – that’s pretty cool!? But will it support a 42″ plasma? Paulie wants to roll in style you know………

  9. Cory knows how I roll, he had the misfortune of working for me for a while. Cory has moved on to bigger and better things, and even though he’s a University of Tennessee fan (and graduate), I think he’s alright.

  10. Martha says:

    You may have, you know my mind isn’t what it use to be. However, I did check their (Yuengling) web site and there is still a big hole where Georgia should be on their map.

    Speaking of The Icehouse. We went Friday night, I really wasn’t that impressed with the beer selection but I guess that is why we have The Midway and The Glennwood. I had the ‘big ass fish sandwich’, take a friend if you order it…Brad ate at least half of mine. It was good, if not just a touch over done. I ordered the grilled veggies…blah, even for veggies. I think Brad had the buffalo pannin with sweet potato fries, it looked good also.

  11. I contemplated eating there last night… until the skies opened up and rained upon our three-mile run. At least we were able to sit around and see that Betsy was out running again!

  12. Martha says:

    Yeah, that was pretty funny and cool. One of the things I love about living here.

    (I’ve signed up for mystery mountain…I think the mystery is ‘how am I going to do this?’)

  13. You will do it the same way that I do, and most likely in less time. We will run the flats and down hills, and walk up the up hills. Then the beer drinking will commence — but not too much since most of us will be driving home that day.

  14. RanLiCoop says:

    Paulie, I’ve been trying to figure out why your new tag line sounded so familiar – and it just came to me – it reminds me of the line in the Cake song, Sheep Go To Heaven, “As soon as you’re born, you start dying… so you might as well have a good time.”.

  15. Interesting. I haven’t listened to Cake in ages. That was one of the CDs that was in the Jackmobile when the Jackmobile became the Jackmobile five years ago.

  16. D.D.D.Dave says:

    hey paulie, you get rid of the okkervil river ticket yet…I plan on going.

  17. It’s all yours D.D.D.Dave.

  18. Stacy says:

    I will be venturing to Knoxville the weekend after next (oh yeah… you know exactly WHY FOR!*). Want that I should keep my eyes out for the brew? πŸ™‚ I’m already planning on luggin back some Yuengling too!

    And yay for the Moo! See, it was disturbing to me that something called Moo could possibly be negative. I’m so glad it turned out not to to be the case.

    *had to write it like that…sounded better that way, what with the Tennessee connection and all

  19. If you happen upon some Fat Tire I suppose that I could arrange a meeting in order to get it from you. πŸ˜‰

  20. Stacy says:

    A Tasty China meeting perhaps! (yes, Barb? It could be a party!)

    Cool. πŸ™‚ Will let you know what I find!

  21. Barb says:

    Tasty China – I guess you could maybe twist my arm………..

    I talked to Mango, maybe a maintenance night next Thursday 9/18.

    hmmmm – the Badger fan gets to go hear Rocky Top WAY TOO MANY times……. if Stacy comes back liking that song, I don’t know if I can be her friend anymore.

  22. Hehe, good call Barb.

    I’ll have hold off on maintenance again. I’ll be traveling for college recruiting for part of next week.

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