Well Looky Here, It’s Friday

Who wants to fix my house and bake some cookies for me to take to Sunday’s Sunday Morning Running group? Oh well, I thought I’d give it a shot.

Ack, I Used That Much Natural Gas?
You’d think since I haven’t been cooking at home and the amount of hot water I’ve been using has been lessened because I am doing less laundry that my monthly natural gas bill wouldn’t be that scary. However, November was a cold month and my house is large. The latest gas bill delivered to me by Scana was $152. YIKES! Unfortunately this will cut out one of the charitable donations I was planning on making. I guess that the old adage is right, charity really does begin at home.

Fun With Facebook
Every once in a while I have bizarre thoughts. Okay, I admit that it happens multiple times a day. Recently Facebook has been a good breeding ground for these notions. In Facebook you have the ability to become a “Fan” of some one, some thing, or some idea. (and oh how I wish that I could become an “Enemy” as well — I’m looking at you Rachel Rachael Ray.)

This morning I became a fan of “Warm Weather.” Yes, that’s right, someone had created a fan page for warm weather, and not only that, sixty-eight people had become fans before I had. But wait, it gets better…

When I searched for “warm weather” the “Fan Page” was the first result, some “Fall Foliage” application was next, and then the next four pages were profiles of women — including their photo — who live in Atlanta. HA! Could Facebook be the new hookup site?

ITP Flickr Pic
In case you hadn’t noticed, one of my prevalent photographic “styles” is to shoot from an extremely low angle.
I Couldn't Help But Get Into This Shot
This was the road which led to the abandoned house that we shot at last weekend. The shadow is me of course. I would have experimented more with this shot but stupid cars kept coming down the road.

Wait To You Read About My Final Attempt To Meet Women
My plumbing woes have forced me to consider doing something that I’ve not done in ten years — going to a laundromat. Thankfully, I should only have to run multiple loads of washing and then take my damp clothes home for a rousing day of drying and folding.

Does anyone know of a decent laundromat? Preferably one which draws a cute, female clientele? Hmm, I wonder what would happen if I tried to become a “Fan” of “laundromats” on Facebook?

At Least One Person Should Be Crawling By Day’s End
Tomorrow I will be one of the three enablers for the annual Atlanta Hash East Atlanta Village Holiday Pub Crawl. I’m not sure who started this tradition but this year will mark my fourth year of helping.

This year’s $20 entry into the day’s event will get you the opportunity to drink at the following stops

  1. Flat Iron
  2. Midway Pub
  3. A Pine Lake homage stop (with bottled beer)
  4. Grant Central Pizza (pizza provided)
  5. Holy Taco
  6. Gravity Pub
  7. Mary’s

If not for the fact that Holy Taco is on the north side of Glenwood this would be the first year that I can remember that we wouldn’t cross Glenwood to hit East Side Lounge, Blue Frog Cantina (nee Heaping Bowl and Brew), or The EARL. It seems somewhat strange to think about it.

What a great way to waste spend the day. The weather will be cold but dry, come join us!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – happy because it’s Friday
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Dandy Warhols — “Godless”
Website Of The Day – Tired of your music collection? Go look for new stuff at Mufin (correctly spelled incorrectly — gotta love Web2.0).
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) – 12 (12)
Vegetarian Days – 8
Carnivorous Days – 3

Marta Rides – 0

Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4

December Goals
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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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25 Responses to Well Looky Here, It’s Friday

  1. romanlily says:

    I noticed you misspelled your enemy’s name (if she has a deadly weapon, it is probably her perkiness). It’s Rachael, not Rachel. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Sal says:

    Did you catch the moon this morning….It was HUGE and very bright.

    What? NO comment on last night’s Survivor?

    I would suggest a laundromat near a college campus?

  3. As I typed it I felt I was misspelling it, but didn’t want to even pay enough respect to check the spelling. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I did see the moon. I wanted to stop and take a photo of it over downtown, but didn’t have my tripod with me.

    I haven’t watched this year’s Survivor, hence no comment. Something interesting happen?

    I wonder if there is a laundromat near Agnes Scott…. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Barb says:

    I didn’t watch Survivor yet, too much holiday partying to do last night……. I’m seeing Saturday morning as the time to catch up (cuz I still got a DVR)

    No pub crawl for us tomorrow, Allan’s part time job Christmas party is tomorrow night, and I’ve never met any of these people, so I figured showing up drunk is probably not the best idea. And, it sounds like quite the bash, I need to not be beered out on crappy beer.

  6. Phooey on you Barb! Martha’s going to a Christmas party tomorrow night (with another hasher, but I won’t divulge with whom), you can do it too!

    If all goes to plan, and seriously when does everything go to plan for me?, I’ll be doing happy hour with coworkers tonight, going to the grocery store afterward, and baking cookies tomorrow morning before the pub crawl — all so that I can crash hard tomorrow night.

  7. Barb says:

    But Martha is superwoman, she will probably go run 10 miles before the hash too. I’m too old to try to do it all anymore. I suck, I know.

  8. Hey Barb, I almost purchased a used Bullet Boys cd for you last night when I went to Goodwill. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Laura says:

    The East Atlanta Christmas Pub Crawl was started by A-hole and the dude with the French wife and enormous baby (I can’t remember his name obviously). Once he left town I became the hare with AH and then by myself. It seems as though I have never been asked back sort of like with the Red Dress. Clearly I have some hard feelings about it. Thanks for listening to me rant!

  10. Not to name names, but somebody moved out of the ‘hood, then went and got all knocked up and had a bebe. We, or me as the case may be, assumed that you had no further interest in the ridiculous goings-on of the pub crawl.

    I do not recall this person with a French wife and enormous baby. I don’t believe that I was pub crawling back then even though I lived so close.

    This year’s hares saw A-Hole at Midway on the night of our reccy’ing. I don’t think Martha was able to convince him to come out and play tomorrow.

  11. Laura says:

    Oh smack. I didn’t realize that you were a hare…my bad! Seriously no hard feelings as I would be stone cold sober and boring as a hare.

  12. Ha, yeah I joined Martha and PWD as a hare a few years ago. You would have a great time as long you left Bobby and bebe at home. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. Barb says:

    JAMMIES the toe sucker (though he doesn’t claim the 2nd half of his name anymore) is the name of the guy with the french wife (Bed Springs) and enormous baby. If you breast feed constantly, I think they grow a lot. They still live over in Seoul, South Korea I think, and Richard has got to be abotu 5 by now I’d think.

    And – I don’t know about booting Laura out as the red dress hare, but I had to just refuse to help one year to get out of it. Was it after I quit? Being hare on a pub crawl is hell, you have to go ahead of everyone to prepare the next bar for the crowd, and as soon as everyone is there having fun, you have to leave again. AND, God forbid you don’t have 20 pitchers sitting on the bar waiting for the group, then they starty yelling MORE BEER and it pisses off the waitstaff. And, you have to stay somewhat sober to deal with all the money.
    Okay – that is my rant about haring pub crawls…….

    And – shameless plug – Service & I are haring a wheelhopper pub crawl in Marietta on Saturday January 3rd, in case you want to see me get annoyed by the end of the afternoon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Karyn says:

    For you Paulie, my suggestion for a laundromat would be one that doubles as a bar. At UNT in quirky Denton,Tx we had a ‘This Suds for You’. Yup, stupid name but it gets you in the door. =)

  15. Ah Jammies… I remember him. He used to have the GA ‘On-In’ as well.

    Karyn, Denton is a bit far although I’d be able to see Brave Combo again. In college in Gainesville, FL we had one called “Duds n Suds.”

  16. Martha says:

    Man, no network connecting for 90 minutes and I’m way behind.

    First, I am now working at home, I have not had network access at the office since I returned from our lunch yesterday.

    @Paulie, I would bake cookies for you if you would like…as I said, I’m “working” from home today. However, I will not help you fix up the house since fixing up my house is not yet complete.

    I would recommend the ‘mat by my place, there seem to be lots of ‘single’ women but probably not your type.

    As for the Pub Crawl, PWD and I just started this two years ago, the year before that I thought the hares where Paulie, Laura and Bob? So I think we joined you, Paulie.

    @Barb, actually I do have a 10 mile run planned for tomorrow morning

  17. No no, I’ll bake my own cookies. I’d hate to fail again this year.

    When you put it that way I guess that you and PWD did join me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Only ten miles? Slacker! If not for previous unbreakable commitments I’d certainly be out there running no fewer than fifteen. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Bob says:

    I’ll chime in about haring pub crawls. They can be tons of fun or complete disasters!
    Does anybody remember the “everybody gets a pizza!!” crawl? That was an expensive screwup!

    Wheelhopper spring dress rides have always been fun times.

  19. “Everybody gets a pizza”

    Was that our pub crawl a few years ago? Shit, I just remembered that I’m supposed to stop by Grant Central Pizza tonight to confirm that they’ll be ready for us.

  20. Martha says:

    >Iรขโ‚ฌโ„ขd certainly be out there running no fewer than fifteen

    Awsome…I’ll see you next weekend then!

    Crap, I was just getting ready to make my cookies and I only have one egg…I think I may take a nap (out too late last night) before I run to the store.

    Speaking of the moon…


  21. Bob says:

    Yes, that was ours from a few years ago.

    ***Remember this***** Pizza for 30, not 30 pizzas. At least I think that is what happened, I was pretty hammered by that point.

  22. Oh yeah, now I remember.

    I’m going to go with the “3 people per pizza” rule. Normally my formula is “2.5 people per pizza” but I won’t want to be doing higher-math tomorrow. ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Holly says:

    Try the laundromat across the street from Manuel’s Tavern on Highland. If there aren’t any prospects there, you can always hop across the street for a beer or 3.

  24. Or into the used bookstore next to it. Holly, I like the way you think. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Holly says:

    Books, beer, and clean clothes! How can you lose?

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