I feel as if my life is moving backwards. Last night I visited a laundromat for the first time in over eleven years, I also had a very discouraging phone conversation with my mother. What’s the opposite of progress? Congress…
I was all excited to find a Christmas tree I wanted, until I couldn’t find the Christmas tree I wanted. Yesterday I found out that Urban Outfitters is selling a replica of the pathetic Charlie Brown Christmas tree. However, the Urban Outfitters on Ponce didn’t have any in stock, and I didn’t inquire about buying the one on display. Rats!
I’m not sure I have the internal fortitude to make a trip to Lenox Mall to see if they have one in stock there.
Thirty Minute Wash, Four Hour Dry
Say what you will about laundromats they are the model of efficiency.
Last night I popped into the Publix on Ponce (after failing at Urban Outfitters) for some laundry detergent and fabric softener. From there I struggled to figure out where one parks to use the laundromat across from Manuel’s Tavern that I’ve driven past so often. Once inside the rather dingy environment I took out a roll of quarters that I had procured from Wachovia at lunch and started four loads of laundry at once. The original plan was to read a magazine or write out Christmas cards while waiting, but I was sucked into people watching instead. In about an hour and $8.50 later my loads were done and I bagged up the damp laundry and high-tailed it home.
For the rest of the night, literally for four hours, I tortured my dryer with the laundry I had washed.
It’s Time To Drink At The Porter
Difficult decisions must be made this time of year as often there is more than one thing happening on any given night. Tonight is one such night. I could attend the annual meetup of Atlantans With Blogs Who Get Together To Drink, but instead I am going to find myself at The Porter in Little Five Points to meet up with some Flickrites for a beer. It’s nice to have options…
Digital Download Of The Week
I’ve looked at the list of things being released today and all I can say is “meh.”
Instead I’ll suggest you check out the release from The Warm Fuzzies. They’ve also come up with really cool CD packaging for their disc, but you know me… it’s all about the digital download now.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – worried for my mother, not health related thankfully
Current Music – watching the latest “Photoshop TV” podcast
Website Of The Day – Recently I bought a “bonus” pack of ten bars of soap. It was a “bonus” pack because it had ten bars instead of eight. I was amused to find that the last pack of bars of soap I bought contained twelve bars, so in essence my “bonus” pack contained two fewer bars. More examples of this can be found at The Consumerist’s — Grocery Shrink Ray.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 8 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 16 (16)
Vegetarian Days – 9
Carnivorous Days – 6
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