Rock On Alejandro, Rock On
I joined friend and ITP-Reader Betsy at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur for the Alejandro Escovedo show. If memory serves me right this is the fourth time I’ve seen Escovedo play (once at The EARL, once at Variety Playhouse, and twice at Eddie’s Attic).
Last night’s show was solid as usual, although the vibe in Eddie’s was a bit unusual — in a negative way.
Eddie’s Attic has a reputation of being a performers’ venue, it doesn’t allow smoking (I think this was in place prior to Decatur’s banning), and the crowds usually obey their request for silence. Last night however, common courtesy took a holiday. There were two guys who couldn’t seem to keep their emotions internal and shouted during the first two songs, eventually they were taken out and spoken to. Then there were the asshats who refused to turn off their cellphones. At one point Escovedo called people out and asked people to turn off their phones — as one or more produced the all-too-familiar DIRK-DIRK-DIRK over the speakers. People, especially my fellow iPhonians, your cameraphone photos of concerts fucking suck, give it up already! Oh, and you are not that important to warrant keeping your cellphone turned on. And if you happen to be a doctor attending a concert at Eddie’s for God’s sake make arrangements which allow you to be notified without having to keep your cellphone turned on. Remember, it’s a concert and it’s all about the performed, it’s not about you.
I Am The King Of The Snooze Bar
The other day I changed my final morning alarm to be snooze-enabled. What a mistake.
This morning I spent an extra forty-five minutes in bed, hey it was cool in the house and it was warm in bed. While I know that last night’s late bed time combined with this morning’s temperature differential made it easy to sleep in, this behavior is not acceptable and must end.
RELATED: The blog is late today.
ITP Flickr Pic
Yesterday was Tax Day. Mine have been mailed. And if you know about the IRS, they have a different address for refunds and payments.
Why two stamps? My photo doesn’t convey how much paperwork I had to mail.
Small Bubbles, Red And Irritated Skin, Yep I Have Poison Ivy
For as much as I love hashing there are some side affects that I could do without. I have found out that I am very sensitive to poison ivy and on a trail like Sunday’s there was no avoiding it.
The inside of my left arm is showing the beginnings of minor breakout; I have small bumps and a red patch, all of which itch. This doesn’t surprise me much since I ran in a short-sleeved shirt.
What really irritates me, both figuratively and literally, is that I have two patches on my legs! Those who have seen me hash during the past handful of years know that I wear running tights regardless of the temperature in order to ward off poison ivy as well as scratches from briers.
With all of the rain we’ve had this is going to be an interesting Summer.
Oh, and none of the “tried and true” methods of cleaning after a hash seem to help me. I’ve tried water/soap, rubbing down with alcohol, and the target-market products such as Tecnu all to no avail.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – frustrated
Current Music – listening to the latest “Mac Geek Gab” podcast
Website Of The Day – Want to reduce the junk mail you receive in your real-life mailbox? I am told that you can register with DMA Choice in order to accomplish this.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 3 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 16 (16)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 15
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