Last week I had the choppers checked out, today I get my annual look into my peepers. With my 7am meeting canceled today and the fact that my eye doctor is located in Colony Square I’ve taken the opportunity to lazy about and write today’s entry from bed. If you are reading this “early” then you know I finished before leaving the house. If not, you know I had to wait post eye exam.
Come Join Us On The Island Of Misfit Toys
Who knew that watching Rankin / Bass’ “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” last night would turn into a rousing Facebook comment thread and a revelation about my life?…
After posting an update stating that I was watching the Christmas classic ITP-reader Stacy, Facebook-friend Liz, and I assumed Island of Mistfit Toy persona
- Stacy = polka-dot elephant
- Liz = cute little girl doll that cries
- Me = Charlie-in-the-Box (not surprising for many reasons)
- and most surprisingly, my house is the island
In past years I’ve likened myself to Rudolph (“why am I such a mis-fit”) and Hermey (“I want to be a dentist!”) however, I think the Charlie-in-the-Box is a better fit this year.
We need more participants. Pick a character in the comments and play along.
It Was Looking At My Own Music Collection
I needed a diversion last night. I was not going to head to Elliott Street Pub to do the Atlanta Photographers Guild shoot because I wasn’t in the mood to shoot with crowd. Instead I decided to wind my way home via Decatur.
The original plan was to hit the Goodwill on LaVista, which I did, and then the nearby Dollar Tree and Chinese restaurant, which I did neither. While at the Goodwill I scanned the CDs being sold and I had a weird feeling as if I was staring at my own collection — Driving n Crying, Pearl Jam, Sugar, hell there was even a Emmet Swimming disc! I nearly purchased a Thunderbirds 6 DVD until I realized that Goodwill wanted $5 for it (c’mon Goodwill, you probably paid nothing for it) and then remembered that I am trying not to bring physical media into the house.
From there I drove to the Last Chance Thrift store in Decatur where I was surprised to see just how little populated their shelves. Because I was in the epicenter of Indian cuisine I naturally chose to find some vegetarian fare for dinner. I settled on a small shop called Chopaati Vegetarian Cuisine in which I had never previously eaten. I ordered a samosa (which turned out to be an order of two) and a masala dosha. My order turned out to be too much food, so I happily took one of the samosas home with me. The food was really good, but I couldn’t help think that it was nothing that I couldn’t get in any other Indian restaurant in town.
Hey Amazon, It’s Called “Bing Crosby – Christmas Collection”
One of the good things about buying music digitally is that somebody does all of the mp3 tagging for your. One of the bad things about buying music digitally is that they don’t always do it well.
The other day I purchased “Bing Crosby – Christmas Collection” (look, I’m trying to put myself into the Christmas spirit) and was perplexed when I couldn’t find it on my iPod under the Christmas genre. WTF? Did it not download? Did I fail to sync the music to my iPod? Nope, the gurus at Amazon labeled the music as “Miscellaneous” instead of “Christmas.”
Jesus H. Christ good help is hard to find these days…
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – harried because I’ve dilly-dallied
Current Music – listening to the “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – The sound of rain is supposed to be soothing, but for me all I can think about is if my house will hold up. Perhaps I need to visit iSerenity to calm my nerves.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 4 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 10 (10)
Vegetarian Days – 7
Carnivorous Days – 2
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than two pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 50 miles
4) Completely read no fewer than one book
5) Write at least one program using Ruby on Rails