On (late) Saturday morning I heaved a bunch of stuff into the Jackmobile and drove up to Lake Hartwell for a relaxing day of beer drinking, cooking, and wading in a vanishing lake. I am proud to say that I was successful at accomplishing all three events. I was even more pleased on Sunday morning when I heard a couple of hashers praising the andouille grit cakes as well as the shrimp sauce that I assembled for them. The hashers had no idea that I had made them so I know that they were being sincere.
Bohemian Like Me
Perhaps the best discovery this weekend is that I found a comfortable way to sleep in my car. This is the third year that I’ve gone to the Lake Hartwell campout, and it’s also the third year that I’ve gone up on Saturday instead of Friday night. I don’t know about you, but I find it rather silly to erect a tent for one night’s rest. In the past I have struggled to sleep in the Jackmobile… but no more! This weekend I discovered that if I drop the rear seats I can extend my lower torso into the trunk, lay flat, and get a good night’s sleep. Hooray for being 5’9″!!! Two slight improvements will make my future travel sleeping experiences even better. First, I won’t pack so much crap into my trunk (including a 10″ chef’s knife which I miraculously avoided all night long). Second, I’ll bring my Therm-a-Rest to smooth out some of the bumps.
I’ve already Twittered about how much this discovery has pleased me. It’s crazy, but the fact that I can sleep a night or two in my car opens a huge volume of travel opportunities to me, without having to buy a SUV. Fear not, I’m in no state of mind to start following Phish or Widespread Panic around the country, but I can see myself doing some really bizarre trips if Life starts heading in an uncertain direction. Consider my a modern-day, not-so-hip Jack Kerouac.
ITP Flickr Pic
I’ve finally decided for which candidate I will vote this November. He is loyal, obedient, and promises four years of no wars through regular stick and ball retrieving. His name is Andy.
Those of you who hash in Atlanta have probably met Andy on an occasion or two. Andy breaks the rule of “Never work with animals or children.” When I missed my first shot Darren (aka “Gentri”, aka “Andy’s food provider”) commanded him to stay, which Andy did.
J-E-T-S, Suck! Suck! Suck!
I don’t know how many people know this, but East Atlanta’s The Midway Pub has begrudgingly turned themselves into a nifty little sports bar. Yesterday they had five televisions tuned to different games and there were fans of about nine different teams in attendance.
For weeks the plan was to meet up for the Patriots v. Jets game for some quality beer and trash talking. Fortunately for me, one of the instigators of this gathering — a dyed-in-the-wool Patriots fan — didn’t make it to the bar. Instead I met a fellow Jets fan and drowned my sorrows with some quality beer (a Lagunitas Censored, an Avery 15, a Smithwick’s, and two Fire Rock Pale Ales). Yes, I walked to the bar.
I’m Getting Framed, Well At Least Canvassed
Last night I returned home from Midway Pub and placed my first print order from Mpix. I’ve placed an order to have my “Flowers In The Desert” photo
printed on a 16″x24″ stretched canvas. With shipping the cost of my experiment will only be $65, and if it comes out nicely I’ll finally have one of my photos hanging on my walls. I’m kinda excited to see how this turns out.
Rumors Of The East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads Having Talent Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
Holy crap my team blows this year. It’s only two weeks into the season and the best thing that has happened so far is that hurricane Ike has forced the postponement of the Baltimore Ravens v. Houston Texans game (I have the Ravens’ defense as my starting defense). Seriously, things are bad. Why did the auto-draft inflict such pain upon me? Larry Johnson, Chad Johnson? They are both so two years ago. I might have a better team if I started Magic Johnson! My starting quarterback is Matt Hassleback, who scored a whopping five points yesterday…. in a game in which his team scored thirty real points! Hassleback managed to pepper his zero-touchdown-pass day with two interceptions. I might have more free time this Fall than I had imagined.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Radiohead — “Idioteque”
Website Of The Day – I have no plans to remain nobody’s sweetheart forever. Howeve, I do have plans to visit Nobody’s Sweetheart often.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing, not even a hash
Monthly Foot Mileage – 7.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 73 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 6 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4