Big day for numerologists and today also marks the tenth anniversary of the “All Guys” hash on 9-9-99. The women also had a “Chicks No Dicks” hash that day and have managed to have one on the appropriate day of every year since.
Today also marks the day that the Beatles’ music “should” be available digitally via iTunes, and “Rock Band: Beatles” is released. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Beatles’ music as much as the next forty+ year-old person out there, but I find it hard to believe that people are getting excited for music that is 40-45 years old even if it has been digitally remastered.
Hell’s Kitchen, I Can’t Quit You!
Last night I went over to ITP-Reader Betsy’s house to drink some wine and eat some chicken wings as we watched Hell’s Kitchen. I know, last week I officially quit watching the show, but I’m drawn to it like a moth to a light. Last night’s episode was even the one in which Andy slices his fingers using a mandolin, bringing back horrible memories of my knife incident a few years ago.
As Hell’s Kitchen episodes go this one wasn’t too bad. I happily patted myself on the back when I correctly predicted that Suzanne was not going to get kicked off the show, but rather assigned to the men’s team once Andy was booted. Oh Hell’s Kitchen, you’re so predictable.
Overall the night was a blast, and included a cameo from ITP-Reader Terri, who stopped in on her way to join her Stephen Hawking’s Football Boots trivia team.
The Great GPS Conundrum
I’m attached to Jill the GPS. But when I mistakenly downloaded and lost the one free map update download that Garmin bestowed upon me I realized that my mid-life crisis might involve trading her in for a new model.
One problem I am having is that Amazon charges $70+ dollars for the map update. For an additional $90+ I can get the map update, a brand new GPS, and a new suction cup holder to replace the one that I broke a couple of years ago.
The other problem that current models being sold by Garmin don’t seem to have the battery life or other features that Jill possesses — they no longer make them like the old gal.
What to do? What to do. For now I think the answer is wait and thinking about it some more.
ITP Flickr Pic
It’s not much of a photo, but at least it’s a photo.
This was a papaya bubble tea that I purchased at the restaurant at which I ate yesterday. I was in the mood for something sweet after eating and did this ever satisfy my sweet-tooth.
If You Were A Fan of The Get Up Kids, You Can Thank Me In The Comments
Yesterday I read that The Get Up Kids have reunited and are touring this Fall. A few years ago I blogged about the disappointment I felt upon hearing of the band’s split so I was very pleased to read this bit of news.
Even better, the band will be playing in Atlanta. On Veteran’s Day (that’s November 11th, or 11/11, for those of you who are calendar-challenged) The Get Up Kids will be performing at Masquerade. It is on my calendar and I will be in attendance.
Tonight Somebody’s Gonna Slip Me The Sausage
Get your mind out of the gutter you Schweinhünd!
Tonight I’ll be loitering at George’s Bar in Virginia-Highland with the express purpose of getting some homemade andouille sausage that will be incorporated into the andouille grits cakes that I’m making for this weekend’s Lake Hartwell Black Sheep Hash Campout.
It’s hard for me to believe that it’s already Lake Hartwell Campout time, but then it’s also hard for me to believe that Black Sheep
#500 has happened, Labor Day has passed, and that I’ve not fixed any of the major issues with my house.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – harried
Current Music – silence at the moment, might try this all day
Website Of The Day – You’ve heard me tout the virtues of the Moreland Day Spa. I hope someday to see a piece on them in Day Spa Magazine.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check, but wish that I had
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 110 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 9 (9)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 7
Marta Rides – 0
– 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)
– 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 Jalapeño 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