I Have An Addiction That Should Surprise No One

I am addicted to food, especially when it comes to the food from Tasty China. Last night I was fortunate to join a group of friends, some of whom are ITP-Readers, for a Tasty China smorgasbord. I was fat and happy until I woke up around 1:30am fat and unhappy with a belly ache that remains currently. Oof da.

The Things I Do For You
I suffer for you. How do I suffer? Let me tell you….

Solely for the sake of reporting I signed up for an account with Woot! Wine and placed an order for three bottles of wine to be delivered to me. Suffer, I tell you.

The deal with Woot! Wine is that once or twice a week they have a new single selection of wine offered for sale. Starting yesterday the deal is three bottles of wine from the Scott Harvey Winery — 1 2006 Reserve Barbera, 1 2006 Zinfandel Mountain Selection, 1 2006 Syrah Mountain Selection — for $48 and $5 shipping. Have I had wine from Scott Harvey Winery? Nope. Do I know if the wine will be good? Nope. I’m just exercising my new(ish) rights to have wine delivered to Georgia and taking a chance on this — so you don’t have to.

No, don’t thank me; it would spoil the moment.

ITP Flickr Pic
Sometimes you have to go with the misses.
Hey, Where'd The Action Go?
I haven’t taken any photos this week (BAD Paulie!) so I’ve had to dig this one up.

Oh Athens, Why Do You Tease?
Forget the fact that the University of Georgia is there and I think that Athens, Georgia is a cool town. Athens gets some very enticing concerts, but is unfortunately ninety minutes away which is tough on a night that ends past midnight and occurs during the week.

In the upcoming months Wilco, Dinosaur Jr., Manchester Orchestra, The Walkmen, and Ted Leo & The Pharmacists are playing Athens. Last night I got confirmation that M. Ward will be playing Athens on a “school night” in July.

Looks like I am going to have to figure out a way to suck it up if I want to see these shows.

RealiTV Update: Hell’s Kitchen Has Jumped The Shark
And I will continue to use the phrase “Jump the shark” as long as people use “noms” instead of “food.”

I may be done with Hell’s Kitchen once this season is over. Truth be told I may be done with it now, but plan to ride out the storm to see who “wins” this fiasco.

Last night we found out that Hell’s Kitchen was closed — so that the cooks could travel to New Jersey to see space in the Borgata Casino in which they will toil. We also watch Robert bow out of the competition because his oversized body finally revolted.


Holy Crap! Did that just happen? It was just like last night when at first the audio for Hell’s Kitchen was overtaken by an Amber a Levi’s, and then the audio and video were overtaken. Seriously, we are sitting watching television, what are the odds that we can help find this abducted child. There must be a better way.

As I correctly predicted, the fact that Robert left the show no one else was booted. Not that the stupid show didn’t try to make us believe that either Ben or Andrea would go. Andrea, who had immunity from elimination, not that the rules mean a flying fick to the judges of Hell’s Kitchen.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat, bummed about my body (but not about the fat), but optimistic
Current Music – listening to yesterday’s “Buzz Out Loud” podcast from C|Net
Website Of The Day – Need help? Hate automatic call trees? Try using Contact Help to see if you can get directly to a customer service representative.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car (even though it’s Ride Marta day)
Exercise (b)Log – nothing

Foot Mileage – 3 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 17 (17)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 16
Marta Rides – 0

April Goals
none, and this is not an April Fools joke

2009 Goals
– 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
РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o 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

The Unmeasurable
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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19 Responses to I Have An Addiction That Should Surprise No One

  1. Martha says:

    Please tell me you are joking? You aren’t really upset that you missed 60 seconds of televison because of an Amber Alert? I will admit I watch about 2 minutes of HK last night, when Ramsey was tasting the 4 dishes, the look on his face when he found just the prawn tail on the plate, that was funny.

    $5 shipping for 3 bottles of wine is a good deal. I may have to give it a shot also. I mean rarely to I get a bottle of wine I wont drink, it may not be great but after the first bottle it doesn’t matter.

    FWIW I HATE the use of the word noms…along with the use of samich instead of sandwich and gubment for government…ick!

  2. Barb says:

    It was a Levi’s Call – and if case you were wondering, they found the kids in a car with a dead guy. AJC didn’t say if it was the same guy, but I’m guessing it was.

  3. Barb says:

    I just paid $80 or $90 for 3 bottles from Stryker, and I know the shipping was more than $5, but they don’t send an invoice (just charge my credit card), so I can only guess from the prices of the wines. But, I really like their wines, and I get shipments 4 times a year, so I suck it up & don’t cancel my club membership. The Peju club was closer to $150 for 3 bottles, so I cancelled that one. It is amazing what you sign up for while wine tasting out in Northern CA.

  4. Levi’s? What’s the difference? (I know, I suppose I could Google to find out.)

    And no, I’m not kidding. I feel for the family and all but I want only to be interrupted by war or impending weather doom. If you want to let me know about anything else a simple scroll along the bottom will suffice — there is no need to overtake the audio or completely interrupt the show.

    I like the fact that they put Amber/Levi’s messages on the signs along the interstates because at least there I might have the opportunity to see the car. When I am sitting in front of a television that likelihood is zero.

    This just in, I am watching the show to watch the show.

  5. Andrew says:

    Amber Alerts are more about comforting the public at large than finding abducted children.


  6. Oh, and I think that $5 is great for shipping three bottles of wine. If it were $$ per bottle or something like that I would have balked at the deal.

    A quick scan of Scott Harvey Wine’s website makes it appear that at least one of the bottles “retails” for $20. Assuming they all do, then the $48 price tag is reasonable too.

  7. Steve says:

    If only you had the glove of the other boxer in the frame… the one causing the subject his trouble. But I still like it… it’s as if just a second before he was perfectly framed and then BOOM- down goes Frazier!


  8. Barb says:

    I have no idea the difference, just the AJC called it a Levi’s Call…..

    and – who really uses the word “noms”>? I haven’t heard it much.

  9. UNRELATED: If you want to see what a snoot can do for photography follow Andrew’s link and look at the photo of the shoe.

  10. “noms” is very popular in the Twitter/IM world. I’m not sure why, because it has the same number of letters as “food.” Which reminds me of the query as to why people like to say “VW” instead of “Volkswagen” given the the abbreviation actually has one more syllable than the complete word.

  11. Shoot, I also forgot to mention today the 99x is back! Sure, they return the week after I throw out my “I am 99x” card!

  12. Terri(SW) says:

    99X is back? Wha? Did they take over Q100’s old signal?


  13. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    terri, I think that’s what happened

  14. Terri(SW) says:

    Just checked…97.9

  15. Well, then it’s not really 99x then, is it. Thanks for doing my fact checking. 🙂

  16. Andrew says:

    >> Shoot, I also forgot to mention today the 99x is back! Sure, they return the week after I throw out my “I am 99x” card!

    99x never went away if you have HD Radio. They’ve been broadcasting on HD ever since leaving FM.

  17. Max says:

    I’ve driven to Athens (from Auburn!) on a school night, seen a show (Spank Rock and MIA), driven back, and taught school the next day. Could I do it more than a couple of times a year? Hell no. But it is do-able–have faith!

  18. Thanks Max. I’ll pick and choose my shows and see how it goes.

  19. Tasty Pie says:

    Those alerts always piss me off greatly too, not least because they last far longer than necessary and always seem to revert back to evangelical preachers casting fire and brimstone on us before allowing us to continue with our viewing pleasure. Or is that just our telly?

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