I feel like I’m running on a treadmill, without getting any of the benefits of running on a treadmill. I’ve been spending a lot of time trying to figure out where July 19th’s Black Sheep Hash is going to go. So far I have a thinly-veiled idea, but many of the better aspects of the area that I’ve chosen seem to be falling by the wayside. It would also be helpful if Google Maps‘ satellite imagery would be updated; things have changed a lot in this part of Georgia over the last five or so years.
I’ve Written The First In A Series Of Blog Entries About Atlanta’s Music Venues
Tasked with writing a blog entry every Thursday for Atlanta Metblogs I’ve decided to create a serial about something about which I know a lot, Atlanta’s music venues.
These entries will be short, will unlikely spur controversy or comment, will not contain extensive research about the venues, and will be written from my personal view. In the end I am attempting to accomplish my commitment to write a post once a week and hopefully expose the Metblogs readers to new venues.
An Interesting Rediscovery
Or, “Let’s talk about the other Palin.”
One thing I like about Netflix is that I can discover new videos as well as rediscover things from my past.
One such recent rediscovery was the seven-episode series Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin. I find it hard to believe that I watched these episodes when the first aired on television twenty(!) years ago.
As I finished watching the last episode last night followed by a twenty-minute interview with Palin which was obviously conducted many years later I found it interesting to peer back to a pre-iPod (Palin brought a Sony Walkman cassette player), pre-digital-camera, pre-cellphone, pre-widely-available-internet world. It was even more interesting to find that Palin embarked on this journey when he was forty-five years old. Let’s see, I’ll be forty-four years old in a few weeks; I’ve got some work to do.
ITP Flickr Pic
Chairs outside the shop Belly in Virginia-Highland.
There’s something about these chairs, or perhaps this style of chair, that says “Slow down. Have a seat and relax for a minute.” I so wish that I could heed that advice.
Had I More Time Off, I Doubt That I’d Be In The Office Today
Today would have been a great day to take off from work, lounge around the house, and watch today’s stage of the Tour de France. Today’s stage takes our valiant riders on a 224km route which ends with an elevation rise of nearly 1000m over about a 25km stretch to this year’s tour highest finish. Better them than me, that’s for sure.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – trying to achieve inner-piece
Current Music – listening to the “net@night” podcast
Website Of The Day – Closr is an interesting little Web 2.0 concept. Upload an image and you can create an embeddable widget which allows the user to zoom into the image.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 203 pounds
Foot Mileage – ~4 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 7 (7)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 9
Marta Rides – 0
– Regain interest in my life
– Not get fired from my job
– Plan and lay a successful Black Sheep hash on July 19th
– 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