My Chumby had some issues this morning (not) playing music back via the Pandora app. Perhaps it’s just as confused as I am these days. When I looked at the calendar it said “December” and when I last checked I was still inside the perimeter. Why then is it warm and muggy outside as if I was living in Florida again?
Beer, Beer, Beer I’m Gonna Have Some Beer
Last night I met up with a handful of Flickrites at Little Five Points newest drinking hole, The Porter. For old-time Atlantans, The Porter is located where Bridgetown Grille used to be. The Porter is a cool drinking hole with a wide selection of beer and half-decent food, think “Brick Store Jr.”
The Porter is another one of those Atlanta bars that has its own interpretation of the city’s smoking laws. According to The Porter’s website they are a non-smoking environment until 10pm and then after that no one under eighteen years of age is allowed in the building as smoking is then allowed. According to my interpretation of the city’s law you either choose to allow smoking, or you choose to allow children, and there is not provision for a time cutoff.
Regardless, I can see myself returning to The Porter, although it will have stiff competition from my other L5P favorites, The Yacht Club, The Vortex, Brewhouse, and The Corner Tavern.
The Xbox360 Conundrum
The other night I purchased a new shelf for my entertainment system. The extra shelf allows me to sandwich the Xbox360 into the system making it extremely difficult to remove from the rack. The entertainment system is a metal bread rack, so I’m not concerned about my components overheating.
After getting the rack put back together I turned on the Xbox360 so that it could take a software download. To my dismay the box booted and then, after a few seconds of inactivity, displayed a red light on the front panel. At first I feared that this was the dreaded Red Ring of Death which means that the box is dead. After some investigation on the internet I found that the red light that I am witnessing means that the hard drive may be corrupted and tonight I will attempt to correct this problem. I would have decided to add the Xbox360 to my growing list of Microsoft devices that I dream of ditching, if not for the fact that is and will always be, my only HD-DVD player on which I can watch my Planet Earth HD-DVDs.
As of today I have no desire to own a Blu-Ray player.
Holy Shit, Christmas Is Next Week!
I’ve so much to do in order to prepare for Christmas. And before I know it Christmas will be gone again for another year.
Tonight I must prepare and mail Christmas cards. This weekend, in addition to the two hashes I plan to run, I want to watch many of the Christmas shows I own on DVD. I’ve already watched “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” I still have “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” “A Year Without A Santa Claus,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “It’s A Wonderful Life,” and “A Christmas Story” to watch before next Tuesday. Who needs a DVR? And if possible I’d like to make it to the Horizon Theatre to see “The Santaland Diaries.”
I’ve come to the conclusion that there will be no Christmas tree in the house again as I braved Lenox Mall last night and came up empty on the pathetic Charlie Brown Christmas tree. Oh well, it’s not like there would have been presents under the tree anyway; I see no point wrapping gifts to myself.
Beer, Beer, Beer I’m Gonna Have Some Beer
Tonight is the monthly Atlanta TweetUp and I will be in attendance. This month we’ll be convening at Thinking Man Tavern in Decatur(ish). I plan to make this an early evening consisting of food and a beer or two. It should be a fun time.
note to self: Be home in time to watch Top Chef.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – confused, mostly by the weather
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Long Winters — “Fire Island, AK”
Website Of The Day – In these troubling economic times why not save a little money? Register a credit card or two with Rewards Network and if you eat at participating restaurants you’ll get some cash back for doing nothing at all. I’ve been doing this for years.
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) – 17 (17)
Vegetarian Days – 9
Carnivorous Days – 7
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