Disfunction Junction What’s Your Function?

I am here to say that late posts are not always due to my laziness. While I would have posted a little later than desired this morning because I dropped the Jackmobile at Curry Honda for service, the greater cause of today’s delay was my inability to get to my website this morning.

And Now I Find Out…
It figures that the week after I get my first photo back from Mpix that I;d watch an entire episode of Photoshop User TV that is dedicated to ordering from Mpix. With the tips they provided I bet my picture would look ten times better.

Oh well, next time…

Roll Out The Red Carpet
Last night I showed up to the Woodruff Arts Center and was surprised to see a photographer and a red carpet. All for the first play of the Hertz Stage? Nope. It was the Opening Night of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Immediately my long-sleeved collared shirt and jeans were considered “under-dressed” as I passed men in tuxedos and women in cocktail gowns.

The play I was to see, The Second City’s “Welcome To Atlanta: Too Busy To Hate / Too Hard To Commute”, was a historical recreation of the best of Chicago’s Second City comedy group skits altered for Atlanta themes along with “new” improv comedy. I should admit that I like improv comedy, but only when performed at the highest level — otherwise I usually cringe. For me the highlights of the show were the rehearsed skits; I felt that the improv skits fell on their face. Be warned that the show is two-hours long with a fifteen-minute intermission. There was also a “bonus” improv-only encore which added an addition thirty minutes to the evening.

As per usual for Atlanta’s theater scene I was in the bottom twentieth-percentile of patron age. I happened to be seated next to an attractive female who was at the show alone, and I once again dropped the ball by not being able to generate small talk. And I wonder why I have been single for so long…

ITP Flickr Pic
Another picture taken while in Denver.
A Different Type Of Golden Arch

No Hashing For Me, I’ve Got Other Things To Do
Tomorrow I will be one of the judges at the annual Stone Mountain Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off. Yep, I’ll be a judge! I know this will devastate my hopes of losing weight this weekend and I’m okay with that.

On Sunday I will be using my eyes and then not using my eyes. I plan to wake early and get some daybreak photography in somewhere at an undetermined/undisclosed location. I then plan to head to Atlantic Station (yeah, I know) in order to participate in the Dialog In The Dark Exhibition. “Dialog In The Dark” is an hour-long tour through an everyday life of that of a blind person.

Dialog In The Dark’s visually impaired guides lead visitors on a journey through a series of darkened galleries created to replicate everyday experiences. Without familiar sight clues, visitors learn to “see” in a completely new way with their non-visual senses.

I’ve always been intrigued by deaf and blind people, but notsomuch of the dumb, and am really looking forward to this exhibition.

Happy Birthday ITP Reader Debbie!
(I must admit it tickles me to death when I use the “ITP Reader” preface).

Happy birthday Debbie, aka “Yes I Wood”! Debbie is one of the proprietors of the Moreland Day Spa and provides one of the best spreads of food that I have ever encountered. Watch out for her though as she is usually the dominoes scorekeeper and miraculously wins quite often. (I think she cheats)

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – looking forward to today’s workday end
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Of Montreal — “Id Engager”
Website Of The Day – It’s Friday, let’s all be silly by going to Totally Looks Like.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 15.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 136 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 14 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4

September Goals
No idea

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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15 Responses to Disfunction Junction What’s Your Function?

  1. Martha says:

    Oh thank god…the delays in posting the last two days have left me feeling very uneasy 😉

    Happy Birthday Debbie!!! I hope you have a great day and that husband of yours does something fantastic for you!!!

    (Psst Paulie, can you believe we didn’t get invited down to the spa this weekend to celebrate??)

    How’s the knee feeling? Are you up for a run in the morning? Better to run before eating chili all day than after…I can also show you the knee stuff when you have a chance.

    This was my favorite “Nicole Richie Totally Looks Like A Sleestak “

  2. Steve says:

    YOU think she cheats! I just find it curious.. that’s all. Actually, it really doesn’t matter who keeps score, she is the most competitive person I know. So of course, I was not at all suprised when she hinted at wanting a Wii for her birthday.

    Look out kiddies, there’s a new game in town at JEFDSDR… we have 2 controllers, so if you have one bring it next time you come and we’ll play doubles and try not to smack each other about.


  3. I’m sure that there was no invite because Steve has plans to whisk his lovely bride away for a romantic weekend (btw- I just saw that he left a comment as I am typing this one)

    I’m still unsure about the knee. I may go for a walk tonight before I start tearing apart and cleaning the house.

    The sleestack comparison was the reason I posted the link. I literally laughed aloud when I saw that.

  4. Martha says:

    Is it cheating when you are just too drunk to add correctly? Because that’ what I do…

  5. Steve says:

    Martha, you are welcome to come down to the spa… of course, we’ll be in San Antonio, but Debbie’s folks will be taking care of the spa and are very nice.


  6. See, they are going to see The Alamo. How romantic… 🙂

  7. ML says:

    Thanks for the heads up about Mpix. I’ve been thinking about having a print made. Which PhotoshopUser TV episode contains the Mpix guide?

    I was considering the stretch canvas option as well, but I think I’ll go for something else (the standout, maybe.)

  8. Martha says:

    Oh, I forgot to mention I ran with the Cabbagetown group last night. God God, those boys kicked my ass. I was hanging on until I got to the top of that hill on the south side of Grant Park…at that point I was gasping, “go on, save yourself”.

    I recognized one of the guys from Twisted Ankle…tatoos, pinkish, redish mohawk???

  9. @ML: It was Photoshop User TV episode #150. They also have an extended tour of Mpix on the Photoshop User TV website.

  10. Barb says:

    hey – are you judging the actual chili or the booths? How many do you have to taste? If you are judging the booth, make sure you give 1st place to the Pirates of the Chilibean. (aka Parrotheads, I think that is their name again this year). They never win for their chili, but they usually place in the showmanship competition.

    Happy Birthday Debbie – it’s almost cool enough to have a Skyline Chili night again, I know the in-laws have plenty in their freezer, and I know Mary & TJ want to come see the day spa.

  11. Up to now I assumed that I was judging actual chili. I don’t know now… I suppose that I could read the paperwork they sent me. 😉

  12. Bob says:

    Happy birthday Debbie!

  13. debbie says:

    Phew, a day without ITP.com just wouldn’t have been a proper birthday! Thanks for good wishes. Unfortunately I have to work all weekend, but fortunately, I get to bring Steve with me, so some fun will definitely be had!

    As soon as the Highland Games wrap up, we have to plan the inaugural fall outing for the Day Spa.

    So I can (kick ass) enjoy a (cutthroat) cordial game of dominoes. I bet TJ & Mary would be a hoot playing dominoes.

    Our new Wii must be broken since Steve beat me in 2 out of 3 games so far.

  14. Barb says:

    how did you get signed up to be a judge anyway? I can’t imagine tasting 100s of differnt chili’s and having any idea what is good after that.

  15. My friend Bill asked me if I wanted to be a judge and I said yes.

    Debbie, sorry to hear you are working this weekend, but has as much fun as possible. As soon as you know the day for the Fall outing please let me know. I’ve been known to plan my life way out in advance. 🙂

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