The fog looms heavy this morning. It doesn’t often in Atlanta, so the novelty is pretty cool.
Perhaps My Final Trip To Circuit City
The other night I went into a Circuit City for perhaps the last time. In case you haven’t heard, Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy and will be closing all Atlanta stores by year’s end.
Going inside the store was depressing. It always saddens me to see a partially filled store, knowing well and good that the store’s inventory will continue to be depleted.
I had a very specific purchase in mind, but even with the 10% “discount” the Circuit City price was $40 more than I would pay on Amazon. Gee, I wonder why Circuit City is going out of business? I will continue to monitor the “discounts” being offered by Circuit City, and when it hits 40-50% I may make one more attempt at making my purchase.
That Was A Good, Dinner But Was It $19 Good?
In an effort to avoid eating Mexican food last night I stopped at Everybody’s Pizza on the way home. I chose Everybody’s because I thought that I could get a goodly-sized salad and some cheesy breadsticks on the cheap. I was able to get the food, but the prices have gone through the roof.
A small order of cheesy breadsticks was $5.79, I chose to go with the non-cheesy variety for $2.99 instead.
A small mixed-greens salad, before any additions, was $5.79. Since I knew that I wanted at least two added toppings I chose an iceberg lettuce salad instead.
When you add in the $5.50 pint of beer (which was a bitter ale and delicious I might add), tax, and tip, my bill was $19. Yikes!
HD-DVD From Netflix Going The Way Of Circuit City
Yesterday I received an email from Netflix alerting me that as of December 15th they will no longer be offering HD-DVDs. You may remember that earlier this year Netflix stopped purchasing new HD-DVDs because Blu-Ray had won the “high definition disc war.”
One more time I realized that I tossed away $200 by purchasing the HD-DVD add-on for my XBOX360. If not for the fact that I also purchased Planet Earth on HD-DVD I’d just donate the player to Goodwill.
It’s Been A While Since I’ve Seen A Concert, Tonight That Will End
It’s Providence Canyon weekend for the Atlanta Hash. If this were like year’s past I would be heading down to the park tonight. However, I’ve secured a ticket to the Conor Oberst concert at Variety Playhouse tonight, so I’ll be hanging ITP for the evening and heading down to the hash tomorrow.
Guess who will be using his car as a tent again. 🙂
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – foggy and fair
Current Music – listening to the “net@nite” podcast
Website Of The Day – I might start a company just to have someone at Girl In Your Shirt wear it. I admit that I am a pathetic male, but I fucking love this site and wish that I had thought of it.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 12 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 14 (14)
Vegetarian Days – 10
Carnivorous Days – 3
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 100 miles