Oh, Hello September

Wait, what?!?! September??? We are entering into the final third of 2009? DANGEN!

The East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads Are Back!
After laundry last night I spent the majority of the night in front of my computer drafting the 2009 version of the East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads. I can say with confidence that had little idea what I was doing this year so I won’t be too surprised if my team is terrible. That being said, they can’t be much worse than the 2008 version of the Double D’s who were auto-drafted since I was in Colorado, and managed to win but one game.

I had the seventh pick (of twelve teams) and I decided to focus on running backs. With my first two picks I chose Frank Gore and Ronnie Brown, before then selecting Dallas quarterback Tony Romo in the third round.

Catching Up With Michael Palin
Once the draft completed I decided to watch the final episodes from 1991’s Michael Palin: Pole To Pole.

Palin, who is probably best-known for his work with Monty Python back in the 1970s, has done four travel series for the BBC during the late-1980s, 1990s, and 2000s.

During the first series, Michael Palin: Around The World In Eighty Days Palin and his crew attempted to recreate Fineus Foggs’ journey around the world in eighty days.

During the “Pole To Pole” series Palin and his crew started at the North Pole and traversed their way along the 30ยบ Longitude line to the South Pole (with one excursion to Chile because it was the only way that they could get to the South Pole). The series was an interesting look back to a period of my life that I remember well, and Palin traversed through grounds whose histories changed dramatically during that time period.

Next up in my Palin queue — Michael Palin: Saraha

ITP Flickr Pic
Anyone care to guess when and where this was taken? Okay you, you in the back..
Another Close Up Of Chuck Close
Location: High Museum of Art
Date: August 15, 2009
Reason: Midtown photo stroll

It’s another close up of a painting done by Chuck Close.

One More Day Of Knee Rest
I would have loved to strap the Red Rocket onto the Jackmobile today. However, my knees are still a bit tender so I’ve decided to give them one more night of rest and return to the saddle tomorrow night — weather permitting.

Welcome To Your Forties, Martha
Today is ITP-Reader “Martha”‘s birthday. It’s not polite to talk about a woman’s age, but then when have I ever been polite? She’s forty today. ๐Ÿ˜›

Stats & Goals
Daily
Current Mood – okay, glad I did laundry, wish I were riding tonight
Current Music – listening to the “News From Lake Wobegon” podcast
Website Of The DayMagma is a video portal trying to aggregate the most popular videos being viewed on the web.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check, but wish that I had

Monthly
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

September Goals
– Not get fired from my job
– Take at least one photo every day
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time (note: not successful during August)

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
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeรฑo 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

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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18 Responses to Oh, Hello September

  1. bob says:

    Happy birthday Martha! Welcome to the 40 club ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wanted to ride yesterday but rain crappy day at work= cold beer. Today will be different, I will ride at least 20.

  2. It didn’t rain anywhere near me yesterday. I must say that I am currently confused however because most of the weather reports I saw for today said that it was going to be nice, but yet it’s currently very crappy.

  3. bob says:

    Strange, it rained all day at my house. And I’m with you on today, it’s supposed to be nice but it looks pretty crappy now.

  4. debbie says:

    Happy Birthday Martha!

    I finally got a ride in last night and plan to tonight and tomorrow as well. The ground was still so wet last night that the horse kept losing his backend on the turns — think cyclo-cross with a pissy bike.

    I think the crappy is supposed to burn away, but it’s sure taking its time about it.

  5. bob says:

    Debbie, don’t you mean cyclo-cross with a 1000 pound bike?

  6. Debbie says:

    Oh sure, get a new fancy light aluminum bike and start picking on the size of my ride! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. I think that he called your horses fat. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. bob says:

    Oh man, I should have kept my mouth shut ๐Ÿ™

  9. Hehehe, I just love playing the devil. ]:^>

  10. martha says:

    Thanks everyone, so far so good, I haven’t fallen apart yet.

    I rode this morning (first time on the bike since the tri-incident), it was almost chilly with a misty rain, sort of a nice change of pace. It was starting to get a little slick on the roads, just as we were finishing up.

  11. Debbie says:

    Just picking on you Bob! You were actually low by 300 lbs and he’s not fat; he’s substantial!

    You won’t believe how much time I had to spend convincing Steve that he needed a new road bike last night… and I wasn’t even trying to wrangle another horse or dog out of the deal. He ain’t right.

    BTW, you left the bowl that your good and good for us potato salad came in. Let me know how to get it to you. I can send it with Steve tomorrow, who can pass it to ???

  12. bob says:

    Whew! Glad I didn’t offend :-).

    Steve, we need to talk. When the wife says “you need a new road bike” you don’t argue, you say “yes dear, great idea! I’ll start shopping”. You have enough connections to get a good deal too. Jump on it!

    Hmm….my soon to be famous potato salad bowl, I thought I forgot something. May be a good excuse to go to George’s tomorrow. I’ll let you know if I get the OK from the wife.

  13. bob says:

    Well that was easier than I thought it would be. Looks like the Knoll family will be at George’s tomorrow night. Yay!

  14. Steve says:

    I try not to get bike fever… working the big races, it can be an easy thing to do- I keep thinking I would like to play at cyclocross… it’s very low key and looks like a lot of fun. I also like to think I’m earning a new bike by riding a lot, which is something I haven’t had time to do lately. I could always take a helmet and shoes next week and borrow a neutral bike from Mavic. It was odd in Greenville- Mavic has had their car sponsorship pulled, so they are working out of rental cars- which aren’t screaming Mavic yellow.

    Barb, is TJ working ToM?

    -FP

  15. D’Oh, I was going to ask Allan if TJ is working ToM but I forgot.

    For those with keen eyes I just changed today’s photo. I was looking at my Flickr photos and realized that I had a nearly identical photo already in my photo stream.

  16. debbie says:

    You’ll have to call Barb and ask her – they ought to be almost to Missouri by now.

  17. Steve says:

    Ah that’s right… Barb said TJ would be coming back from Mountain Bike Worlds in Austrailia on Monday and would not be at ToM. There goes my plan…

    And Allan must be really tired as he’s letting Barb drive. They were just this side of STL.

  18. Barb says:

    this is WAY LATE – but TJ is at Tour of Missouri – he went straight there from Austrailia.

    So – guess what – I get to go water the plants tonight, NOT on my way to the All chicks hash……..

    so Steve – have you gotten a bike yet?

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