W00t. It’s more than just a word, it’s a feeling.

I Used To Work In Chicago…
I did it! Yesterday I booked a trip for eight days in August. Am i going to Ireland with my friend Maigh? Nope. Instead, I’ll be flying in and out of Chicago’s O’Hare airport. What I do in between those flights is still under consideration. Most likely I’ll be taking the train from Chicago to Milwaukee and spending a few days in Wisconsin. W00t!

The only bad thing (um, deW00t? unWoot?) is that after booking the flight I realized that this trip will consume all of the remaining vacation days allotted to me this year. So from September to January I will have zero, count ’em zero, vacation days. Damn, that hurts. Oh well, at least the latter half with the year contains more than half of my paid holidays.

The Great Frame Up, Cont.
Before meeting a few fellow photogs at Chick-fil-A for dinner prior to the meetup of the Roswell Photographic Society, I meandered into Hobby Lobby. I was on a mission to purchase another frame and some matting for my photos. After finding out that pre-made frames are on sale for 50% off their retail price. W00t! My only disappointment was that they only had one black frame in the style and size that I was seeking.

Oooh, I just found out that there is a Hobby Lobby near my office — looks like I’ll be making a road trip at lunch.

ITP Flickr Pic
Sunday night dinner.
Blackened Tilapia With Couscous, Peas, And Carrots
“What is it?” you ask? My dinner consisted of blackened tilapia with couscous, peas, and carrots.
I know I shouldn’t be cooking given the state of my kitchen. Some times you just have to say “Fuck it.”

And What Did I Drink With Dinner?
Why New Belgium Brewery‘s Fat Tire Amber Ale from my stash. I now feel at easy drinking a Fat Tire when ever I want. “Why?” you ask? Because yesterday I found out what is supposed to be the exact day that a few of New Belgium’s will be available in Georgia — May 11th. W00t!

Seriously, It’s The Law
Yesterday I received notification that my Woot! Wine has shipped. W00t! I chuckled aloud when I read the following within the notification

Whoever signs for the package must be over 21 and sober at the time of delivery (seriously – that’s the law).

Ha! I very well could have been drunk when I placed the order, why can’t I be drunk to receive it?

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – Hating my body for betraying me daily
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacCast” podcast
Website Of The DaySee Your Hotel is a service that is trying to help you get acquainted with a hotel and its surroundings prior to your reserving one. Wonder if they have anything in Winnipeg… or Chicago… or Milwaukee…
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) – 21 (21)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 20
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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7 Responses to W00t!

  1. Barb says:

    Are you having the wine sent to the office? Becaue the likelihood of you being home (& sober) might be tough. I like our FedEx (or UPS or whoever) guy – he makes us show ID to sign for the wine. Like anyone is my office looks less than 21. He didn’t breathalize (is that a word?) us thank God.

  2. I have everything sent to the office. I’m such a good internet shopper (read “I have an addiction”) that the UPS guy knows who I am because he’s delivered so many boxes with my name on them.

    I don’t trust my neighborhood in the least. With my luck the delivery driver would leave a box at the front door in plain view, inviting one of the many unscrupulous passers-by to help themselves to it.

  3. Martha says:

    I checked out wine woot, the deal this week seems good. I googled the wine and it seems to go for about twice this asking price. Unfortunatly, I’m not able to accept deliveries at work and I hate the hassle of having to go pick it up, so it looks like miss out on this…

    Good news, I got both my state and federal tax refunds this week. Did them online, submitted on 4.14. The bummer is I used them both to pay down my last credit card.

  4. Bob says:


    I just felt like saying that

  5. Steve says:

    Do the Fed Ex drivers give field sobriety tests-

    ” Mr. Nuesslein, would you please say the alphabet backwards before you sign for this package??”


  6. Dude, I can’t do that when I’m sober! Oh wait. Dangen!! Wait! Wait! Come back Mr. FedEx guy!

  7. RanLiCoop says:

    Nice hash song reference…

    I hate days when I don’t get a chance to check ITP until after 3pm.

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