I missed my first micro-goal last night, but for good reason. Last night I joined ITP-reader D.D.D.Dave at The Plaza Theater for The Flaming Lips’ Christmas On Mars. To call this movie “weird” is rather an understatement; it’s probably best seen stoned. As a Lips fan I was very glad to see the flick, but I was also very glad that it cost me nothing to do so. Afterward we went next door to The Righteous Room for a beer. I’d forgotten how much I liked The Righteous Room, and its clientele, and how much I hate smokey bars.
I’d Like To Replace The Word “Littering” With “Shittering”
I’ve been meaning to talk about this for some time. I am sick and tired of litter. As I run through Atlanta all I see is litter, and regardless of the neighborhood it makes the area look like shit. What’s sad is that littering is a problem that is easily solved if we could convince people to give a damn. Unfortunately, at least for me, this will never happen and I’ll live the rest of my days rarely seeing pristine land.
ITP Flickr Pic
I got nothing! I even tried to take a self portrait this morning but I hated everything that I shot.
note to self (again): Use your fucking camera! Update JalapeÃ±o Beach!
How Am I Doing So Far This Month?
If my knees hadn’t revolted I’d be doing very well achieving my monthly goals. I’ve taken the last two nights off from running in an effort to let my knees recover, but I still don’t feel 100%. The Red Rocket (aka my road bike) is also in for a minor overhaul so I am temporarily unable to ride.
The vegetarian days are proving to be a cinch. Of course, I’ve currently had as many meat-eating days as I’ve had vegetarian days.
To date I’ve not consumed a single beverage other than water, coffee, or beer. Go me! Now if could only cut back the number of beers I consume…
…which would also help me lose weight instead of gaining weight as I did last week.
Planning For The “Future”
With the economy firmly planted in the shitter these days it may seem odd that I am trying to decide how I should spend the near future — but I am.
If Christmas cards are already on store shelves, and they are, I can start planning New Year’s Eve. Normally I can’t stand New Year’s Eve since it’s a complete CoupleFest. Last year I had a good time seeing Band Of Horses at The EARL, so I’m thinking about seeing them again this New Year’s Even at the Variety Playhouse.
I’m toying with the idea of taking a photography workshop in Bar Harbor, Maine next September. Hey Mainers, to where would one fly in order to go to Bar Harbor? Boston? I’m also considering knocking off a trip to the maritime regions of Canada if I attend this workshop.
Another photographic opportunity was discussed the other night with my friend Maigh. We were chatting about the possibility of going to Moab, Utah. Sure, the beer will suck ass but the photography would be fucking phenomenal.
Re-Do, Well More Like Re-Moo
Yesterday I placed another order of business cards with Moo. It’s not like I’ve burned through the fifty, which turned into one hundred, cards that I originally ordered; it’s that I didn’t fall in love with the text that I placed on those cards. I think I will be much happier to pass out these cards when they arrive because they are more “professional” than those previously ordered.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good, but I wish my knees were so tender
Current Music – listening to yesterday’s c|net “Buzz Out Loud” podcast
Website Of The Day – Since I’ve yet to commit to buying a Kindle I still have paper books in my life. If you do too, you might be interested in Paperback Swap.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 25.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 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
Vegetarian Days – 4
Carnivore Days – 4
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink nothing but water, coffee, beer, wine
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 125 miles