TGIFBATDW = Thank God It’s Friday Before A Three Day Weekend.
Hanging In The Hood
I met up with ITP-Reader “Martha” and her beau Jerry last evening at East Atlanta’s The Glenwood. Since I’ve stopped running and have been missing hashes due to many reasons I’ve lost touch with many of the ITP-Readers that I know IRL.
As I drove to the hood I saw ominous grey skies. However, I was happy to find that the rain had yet to start, the warm-weather weekly East Atlanta Farmers Market was still going, a bread seller was still there (I bought a loaf of country white and a loaf of pretzel bread), and that I scored a sweet parking space on Glenwood (huzzah for parallel parking skills!).
At The Glenwood I ate the night’s dinner special, blackened chicken tenderloin served over what could best be described as mac and cheese made with bowtie pasta and sprinkled with bleu cheese. Ahhhhh, health food! (okay, seriously, I need to start thinking a little more before I order.) After a few beers and conversation I ended the night with a mac-daddy espresso. The night was not cheap, but was quite relaxing so well worth it.
A Forgotten Thursday WTF!?
Yesterday morning I stopped at Einstein Bros Bagels in order to grab some coffee and a bagel. Imagine my surprise when I saw people running by wearing race numbers.
It was a Thursday morning and there was no holiday / event to which I could associate a race/run. WTF?
Will Get Woot! Again!!!
Well, I’ve gone and done it again. Yesterday I placed another order with Woot! Wine. This time I’ve ordered three bottles of 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon one each from three of Wellington Vineyards’ different vineyards. The price this go ’round was $55 plus the $5 for shipping.
Hey, don’t I have an expensive plumbing repair? Yeah, fuck it! I’m going to live it up while I can.
ITP Flickr Pic
New environment set up. The Soundgarden and Jewel Launch Interactive Magazines are from around 1995. I uncovered them in my bookcase upon moving.
When I first started this job in 1996 we used to have MTV and MTV2 playing in our lab constantly. At that time Jewel was a fan favorite and there was a running joke that she was on the tv every time we entered the lab.
It’s The Economy Stupid!
I received my annual property tax assessment from Dekalb County yesterday. The verdict? According to the tax assessor my house is worth about $27,000 less this year than it was last year. W00t! Wait. W00t? At least my tax bill will be lower this year.
Have A Great Memorial Day Weekend
Y’All Yous Guys
Ah, three-day weekends….. How I love you so. Unfortunately the weather forecast for the Atlanta area for this weekend looks a bit sketchy again, but I’m not going to let that keep me from going to Sunday’s Black Sheep hash, as well as Monday’s Atlanta Moonlite Hash to celebrate my tenth hashing analversary.
Whatever you wind up doing please do it safely. Too many people get injured on three-day weekends thanks to irresponsible drinking and driving (boating/motor cyling/gun firing/etc).
I’ll have a post up on Monday if you are around, if not, I look forward to interacting again on Tuesday.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – I have a hunger for learning. Must. Find. Time. To. Learn.
Current Music – listening to “The Typical Shutterbug” podcast
Website Of The Day – NSFW, but a lot of fun (at least for me, and ITP-Reader Betsy if she reads today) Gordon Ramsay Swears At You
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) – 12 (12)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 21
Marta Rides – 0
Whoops, I didn’t even consider this. Perhaps something will be here on Monday.
– 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 JalapeÃ±o 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