While at Krog Street tunnel yesterday I noticed the chalk arrows marking this year’s Wheelhopper hash‘s Spring Dress Ride. While seated at Brewhouse with my friend Maigh I saw “Tastes Like Shit” and “Comes On The Ceiling” sitting inside The Corner Tavern, and then “Blue Ball Special” and “Bone Hole” drove by and wound up taking the table next to us. All This before I met up with “I Know That Trick,” “Check My Bags,” and “Bag O’ Tricks” for dinner. Then this morning on my commute I was passed by an SUV with a North Carolina license plate sporting an On-On sticker. Like ants swarming free bread… hashers are everywhere.
I Ate At The Place That Was Next To The Goodwill Before The Goodwill Moved To Its New Location
On Saturday morning I ventured OTP to meet up with ITP-Reader Stacy (and hasher “Cheese Nips”) at the Marietta Diner. It had been some time since I’d seen Stacy and had originally proposed having breakfast followed by a photostroll, but unfortunately she had to work so the meetup was confined to breakfast.
However, a fine breakfast it was. I ordered what’s known as the “Marietta Diner Breakfast Special” consisting of eggs, home fries, bacon, sausage, pancakes, and toast. Yum! I allowed myself this melange of food knowing that this weekend would be the last great feast weekend prior to starting my dedicated weight-loss program today.
I had also been given a free-standing hearth in Roswell head’s up from ITP-Reader Bob (and hasher “Check My Bags”) so after breakfast I went on a journey. While I was able to find the hearth by the time I got their it sat in complete shade and made for an uninteresting photo for my collection.
ITP Flickr Pic
Wha, what? A photo? Yep, I did a little shooting yesterday. Expect a photo each day this week.
Yesterday morning I exercised my Zoo Atlanta membership (see, I get some exercise). I got there early, although their stated 9:30am opening is not accurate as there were already people in the zoo when I arrived at 9:20am. Knowing I had limited time yesterday I made a bee-line to the animals which I wanted to shoot before the
milfs and urchins mothers toting adorable children could get to them.
A Room Full Of Nerds, Just Like Me
On Saturday night I went to Variety Playhouse for the Paul and Storm / Jonathan Coulton show. Having been to one of these previously I knew the crowd in which I would be immersed. But even so I was a bit astonished by the amount of nerdatude being display. Screw you running types these are my people for amongst them I am incredibly svelte.
If you’d like my first-hand account of my opinions on the crowd check out my Twitter stream from Saturday night.
Hey I can mock, for I am once again one of “them.”
I Snoozed. While I Didn’t Exactly Lose, I Did Miss Out
At the end of last week I started kicking around the idea of picking up a Dell Mini 9 netbook to use as a “train computer” (for when I start riding Marta again) and to have around as I start doing more software development. By computer-standards the Mini 9 was “cheap” at about $250 and with a little finagling could run the Macintosh operating system too!
As I do with all electronic purchases I weighed cons versus pros, hemmed, hawed, came very close to buying and then backed off to “think it out” again. I decided to wait to at least today before pulling the trigger. On Saturday morning I read that Dell had made the decision to discontinue sales of their Mini 9. Oh well, I have plumbing to fix…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – listening to last weekend’s “Sound Opinions” podcast
Website Of The Day – If you are a fan of animation then check out Pencilmation. There are some pretty entertaining animated shorts on that site.
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) – 1 (1)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 0
Marta Rides – 0
– lose four pound… plain and simple
– 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