Hmmm, Now That I’ve Posted I Should Probably Add A Title

Too fast with the trigger finger today. Not only had I forgotten an opening paragraph in today’s original posting, I had no title.

Area Man Puts Too Much Trust In Google Maps
I’m an idiot. I’ll admit that right up front. I knew that Binders used to be in the now-demolished Lindbergh Plaza and it had moved. The mistake I made was that thinking it moved across the street, or to another location in the new Lindbergh Plaza.

I was headed to the new Lindbergh Plaza anyway. I had intended to shop at Target and Home Depot and I was conveniently near Best Buy, so I figured that I could park my car and walk to each and follow that with a walk to Binders.

I visited the shopping center across the street and then circled the new Lindbergh Plaza looking for 2381 Piedmont Av. I found everything but — for good reason — prior to giving up and getting dinner at Tin Drum.

While sitting at Tin Drum eating my meal I was able to surf to Binders’ web site, and smack myself in the head as I remembered the conversation with my friend Maigh in which she told me that Binders had moved to the shopping center with the old Disco Kroger.

I told you that I was an idiot.

ITP Flickr Pic
A long time ago I used to be a regular volunteer for Trees Atlanta. Each Winter Saturday I’d wake up early and go help the organization plant up to fifty trees. I finally decided to give up as I watched developers willfully clear cut acres of trees daily as we attempted to plant more. It is a losing battle in this town, a battle I am no longer willing to fight.
More Trees Please!
It was good to see Trees Atlanta still marching in the Inman Park Festival parade. This guy ambled along on stilts and I’m pleased with this shot.

It’s All About The Photography
I’ve spent a lot of the last few years learning about photography. It’s not all apertures and iso settings. In fact, a good twenty percent of my photography education is occurring through interviews. If you have an interest in photography and a means for listening to podcasts, may I suggest you try out some of the following audio podcasts? (btw, these are not listed in any particular order)

  • The Candid Frame: This is an excellent interview podcast.
  • This Week In Photography: A little bit of everything — news, interviews, product reviews, suggestions.
  • The Pro Photography Show: Mostly an interview show, not very technical although technical information slips in occasionally.
  • Lenswork: Short, insightful podcasts bordering on the Thought Process as much as Photographic Process.
  • The Focus Ring: A roundtable of photographers conversing. Sadly, it’s hardly published any longer.
  • Thoughts On Photography: Another good, short insightful podcast. Occasionally longer interviews are provided.
  • History Of Photography: An actual course taught at the College of DuPage in Illinois. As the name suggests it chronicles the history of photography.
  • Light Source Studio Photography: I thought this would be more about technical setups for studio lighting. The hosts spread a good range of knowledge and perform some interviews.
  • The Image Doctors: These guys are Nikonians so I have extra love for their podcast.

Are there any photography-related audio podcasts that you are listening to that you’d like to recommend to me?

Junky Yard Wars ’09 : Business Up Front, Party In The Back
My house is currently sporting a mullet. Last night’s wandering cost me the opportunity to do any yard work, so today after work I am going to attempt to race home and mow the back yard. I’d be lying if I told you that I am pleased with the amount of progress that I am making on the yard, but I guess at this point any progress is good progress.

Weather forecasts for this area are predicting rain to arrive on Friday and last throughout the weekend. I’ll be trying hard to get the majority of my “maintenance” work done before then and spend the rainy days cleaning and maintaining my tools.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – listening to the latest “The Candid Frame” podcast
Website Of The Day – You know that I like photos. You know that I like typography. Why wouldn’t I like a photoblog of birds nesting in signs? I present to you Type Nesting.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, about twenty minutes

Foot Mileage – 3 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (25)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 28
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 Hmmm, Now That I’ve Posted I Should Probably Add A Title

  1. Martha says:

    Thanks for the reminder, I just scheduled folks to come out and clean the gutters. I was thinking about doing it myself but I couldn’t think of one good reason not to pay someone else. I’m hoping to get stuff done in the yard this weekend as well, all I managed last Sunday was washing the bird poop off the chairs for my guests.

    Stop beating yourself up about the yard, you can’t fix years of neglect in one weekend. Granted my yard was far worse than yours when I moved in but it took me months to get it sorted out. I also seem to remember a few offers of help if you’d just ask.

  2. Oooh, you have gutter guys? I certainly could use that information.

    I’m not really expecting miracles, although some would say that it’s a miracle I’ve gotten off my ass to do yard work. I know it’s going to take some time, I am just trying to convince myself to do some ever non-raining day. What’s the old saying “The longest journey begins with a single step.”?

  3. Martha says:

    A miracle would be if I could get something but monkey grass and weeds to grow in my back yard. I would love to have just a little patch of grass.

    I just use A Better Gutter Cleaning, no problems with them, they are insured, they clean the gutters and don’t leave a mess behind. You can schedule on-line and you don’t have to be there when they come. I’m not sure what else I would ask for…

    ps pulling weeds is much easier on the rainy days 😉

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    How dare you imply that my yard contains weeds! 😉 Actually, it would be faster for me to pull the grass.

  5. Steve says:

    You could always pave it and paint it green. Look at all the money you would save on a yard service. And never have a parking problem.


  6. I thought about doing the Floridian thing of putting a tarp across the lawn and then covering it with stones. However, as I witnessed down there the weeds grown through eventually.

  7. brenan says:

    You could always salt your yard like the Romans supposedly did to Carthage.

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