Hmm, I have no clever addition to “It Feels Like Starting Over” week.
I Am The World’s Worst Petty Thief
It is rumored that Panera Bread is the only place that you can get black drinking straws. Why would one want black drinking straws? To construct a snoot of course!
I have searched the internets to see if I could purchase black drinking straws at a reasonable quantity and price, and could not. I even visited numerous party supply and craft stores in the area with no luck.
So last night I ate dinner at Panera Bread (and found out that it was like an epicenter for laptop-laden business meetings). Luckily for me there is a Panera Bread very close to my office, so at least I didn’t have to go far out of my way to claim the straws. I tried to do the “right” thing and justifying my theft by ordering a meal and soft drink, but I still felt like a schmuck when an employee saw me walking out of the store with a small handful of straws. I don’t know why I didn’t bring in a bag or briefcase to conceal my booty. I guess that I am just a lousy criminal.
My iPhone: More Than A Phone, It Helps Me Be Smart!
Yesterday the folks at Dictionary.com released an iPhone dictionary/thesaurus application. Oh glory day! You may not know this, although if you’ve read this space for any length of time you probably do, but I have a limited vocabulary and poor spelling skills. I blame both of these on my lack of reading.
Therefore the Dictionary.com application will be a blessing for me when I am not laptop-enabled. Oh the joy of looking up a word to find its meaning, or to make sure that I am using the proper word for a given situation.
And oh, did I mention that the application is free? iPhone, I lurve you!
RealiTV Update: The Chopping Block
NBC was not making it easy to get my fill of their canceled series The Chopping Block last night. First, they didn’t release a new episode to Hulu until late in the evening, and attempting to watch the video off of their site was painful at best.
I arose way early this morning and fired up the laptop so that I could watch the show. The Chopping Block would have been better-named The Teeter Totter as my love for the show appears to be following that pattern.
In “last night’s episode” the remaining teams were to prepare and Italian lunch for Marco Pierre White and his guest Mario Batali, as well as some of the former cast members of The Sopranos (nothing like laying it on a bit thick). Each restaurant struggled mightily but it was the black team to get it in the end. Although I am no fan of the bawling that occurred by Dean and Shari (we get it, you left your kids to come to the show and you miiiiiiss them!) but I was an unapologetic hater of the constant attitude that spewed from Angela and Samantha. In fact, it was almost refreshing to hear Marco Pierre White break them down with insults after he dismissed them from the show.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – strange, I know I keep saying obtuse things like this but it’s the only way to describe my mood at the moment
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacCast” podcast
Website Of The Day – Beer? Radio? Together? I’m in! The Brewing Network
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 9 (9)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 8
Marta Rides – 0
none, and this is not an April Fools joke
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem