Thanks To Georgia Power I’m Fairly Well Rested Today
Although it smacked completely in the face of my desire to lose weight I joined some coworkers at Twisted Taco for drinks and dinner last night.
Upon arriving to a warmer-than-comfortable home I turned on the air conditioning and sat at my computer to catch up on life. And then minutes later everything went black.
At 8:15pm (ish) I found my iPhone and called Georgia Power only to hear the bad news that power was out in the area and that they estimated the power to return at 10:15pm. Dangen!
My next call was to be to my alarm company to inform them of the power outage so that they didn’t send the police around. Much to my surprise and dismay I had never entered their phone number into my contacts list. All attempts to use AT&T‘s EDGE network to surf to the alarm company’s website ended in frustration; seriously, EDGE should be renamed SUCK. Luckily I was able to find an ancient bill containing the alarm company’s phone number in order to contact them.
With nothing better to do I headed to the basement (because it was at least five degrees cooler down there) and decided to enjoy the silence as best as I could.
Shortly after 10pm I was awakened by the illumination of the light I had turned on to inform me that the power had been restored. It seems that Georgia Power was quite accurate with their estimation, so accurate in fact that I’m wondering if they weren’t the source of the outage.
ITP Flickr Pic
Tired of animals at the zoo you say? Well, here’s a flower. Just consider yourself fortunate that I don’t have access to a kitten.
(I’ll have a special “new” photo up tomorrow. It would have been uploaded last night had I any electricity with which to do the uploading.)
I’m Now An Official Citizen Of Coverville
Over time you should be noticing this site change, in layout and design not necessarily in content, as I learn some more tricks of the web development trade. Oh look! There’s a new badge in the right hand galley!
Yesterday I took the Public Radio mindset for one of my favorite podcasts, Coverville. As with many media outlets Coverville is experiencing a financial crunch as fewer advertisers spend money. Since the show’s host (and proprietor) is so good at getting podcasts out regularly (usually two a week) and has to incur the cost of paying royalties for many of the cover songs he includes in his podcast I felt it was worth it for me to donate money in order to keep the podcast alive.
Coverville has started a “Coverville Citizen” campaign which consists of two levels
- $40: Which gets you extra episodes of Coverville along with a t-shirt and at year’s end a dvd containing the entire year’s worth of Coverville episodes
- $30: Which omits the t-shirt and dvd
Since I already own too many t-shirts and have no need for a year’s worth of Coverville on dvd because I listen to them once and move on, I chose the $30 option.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – frustrated with my lack of discipline
Current Music – listening to the latest “Tips From The Top Floor” podcast
Website Of The Day – Everyone’s talking about Microsoft’s new search engine called Bing. I need a new search engine from Microsoft about as much as I need a new operating system from Microsoft.
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) – 3 (3)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 2
Marta Rides – 0
– lose four pounds… 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