The Eyes Have It

I’ve mentioned my affliction with noticing subtle changes and being thrown off kilter. Imagine my psyche yesterday when Twitter changed its default webpage theme not even a week after Google increased the size and bolding of the search components on their website.

It sounds stupid to be thrown for a loop by simple font and layout changes, but I can’t help it. I notice these things subconsciously.

Don’t Ride, Paulie. Don’t Ride : Rain Edition
Just when I get into the swing of riding on a regular basis Mother Nature drops a week’s worth of shitty weather upon us.

Even if things don’t open up and pour on us tonight I’ve decided that I shall not be out pedaling tonight. My knees will relish the break, until tomorrow — tune in then to find out why.

No Sock Left Behind?
My sock recovery during laundry last night was as accurate as the roundup which occurred on Saturday. Upon fetching all dry clothes out of the driers I found that I was missing two, different socks.

Upon acknowledgment that I had now divorced two pairs I looked over to the washing machine that I had used for my whites to find that the person who occupied the machine after me was kind enough to notice my one of my mistakes and place one of the socks on top of the machine.

It rather frustrated me to know that I lost more socks, and even more so that I specifically looked to make sure that I had retrieved all laundry from the washing machines only to find that I hadn’t.

Loss of possessions seems to be a common thread in my life of late, a thread that I hope comes to an end rather soon.

ITP Flickr Pic
You know the current drill…

Well Lookie There, The East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads Are 1-0!
WooHoo! I’ve won as many games after the first week of this year’s fantasy football season as I won all last year!!!!

The East Atlanta Double D’s took it to MV7 this week. I won’t lie, the team weighed heavily on Tony Romo’s miraculous performance over coming Tony Fasano’s two fumbles, and things looked grim when Jerod Mayo, my only player in last night’s double bill, went out with an injury after his first tackle of the season.

Regardless, I made it through the first week! All I need is one more victory to double last years victory total!

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to last week’s “Sound Opinions” podcast
Website Of The Day – There are many streaming music services. City Sounds tries to aggregate the sounds coming from specific cities.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 200 pounds

Foot Mileage – 5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 136.7 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 2 (10)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 13
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
РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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21 Responses to The Eyes Have It

  1. Debbie says:

    Eek, now you’ve thrown me for a loop. Too much bold!

  2. Martha says:

    Debbie, you beat me to it.

    What? No tribute to Patrick Swazey today?

    There was no ride this morning, cancled yesterday because of the threat of rain…of course no rain. It was okay, I went to moonlight, then ran home, I was up too late last night. Its going to be a long day (unless of course this is a heart attack).

  3. Debbie says:

    No heart attacks allowed Martha.

    Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

  4. I’m not a movie person. I might be the only person over forty who’s never seen “Dirty Dancing” never mind the litany of other movies in which he appeared. If there is one movie for which I remember Swayze it’s “Ghost” and that’s solely for the look that Demi Moore sported in that flick.

    I was up at 4am but luckily got an hour’s nap from 4:45am to 5:45am.

    At which bar did Moonlight end?

  5. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

    Or as the joke going around the internet goes “Nobody puts Baby in a coroner.”

  6. Martha says:

    Moonlight ended at Matador in Glenwood Park. Good sized crowd, good trail…I’m glad I went.

    I have an almost unresistable urge to watch Red Dawn today!

  7. Matador in Glenwood Park? Oooh yeah, another of the Mexican restaurants that I’ll probably never frequent — even with the closing of La Casita we have so many within a three-mile radius.

  8. bob says:


  9. brenan says:

    Don’t feel bad Paulie — I too have never seen Dirty Dancing (and if I’m lucky, I never will).

  10. Barb says:

    Martha – what kind of Patrick Swayze fan are you? You spelled his name wrong. 😉 I liked To Wong Foo – he made a fine looking drag queen.

    Allan made me ride last night, I’ve figured out if I start out tired, I ride slow, but I just keep riding, the climb up Kennesaw Mtn wasn’t all that bad (or as bad as I thought it would be.) I’m getting to take tonight off – going to meet a friend to get some Falcon tickets for Sunday’s Carolina game, and play trivia somewhere in Dunwoody.

    Socks….. I’m almost to the point of wearing the unmatching cycling socks – that is what the cool kids are doing these days I’m told. I get a hole in the toe of just 1 sock. Another plus, you don’t have to match them up, just throw them in the drawer & grab two.

    Steve – you back from MO?

  11. Debbie says:

    Oh, Red Dawn! I so wanted the cute red haired girl’s haircut from that movie back in the day.

    How can you (and Brenan) possibly have avoided seeing Dirty Dancing? It’s on every five minutes; it must have been hard to escape it.

  12. To add to today’s theme I just remembered this…

    Cox Enterprise’s Headquarters can be seen easily from my new cubicle. Yesterday I noticed that the word “COX” was no longer affixed to the building.

    I’ve never seen Dirty Dancing because
    a) I’m lousy at finding girlfriends, therefore I’ve had no one make me sit there and watch it.
    b) Jennifer Grey didn’t “do it” for me.

  13. Barb says:

    BTW – you didn’t say, why is everything in BOLD today?

  14. Steve says:

    I am back from ToMo and glad to be resting up at work. It was a good week of seeing parts of Missouri you might never see, lots of people standing on the side of the road, good crowds in the start and finish towns and at the sprints, and some pretty good racing.

    And lots and lots of corn…


  15. Seriously, I don’t know what talking about. My blog looks right to me — I’m not seeing any problems and I’m not joking.

  16. bob says:

    Hey Steve, do you have any inside information on the Tour De Georgia? Is it coming back or is it dead?

  17. And that’s because I’m using Firefox. I just looked at the site in Internet Explorer and see to what you are referring. Stooooopid web browser incompatibilities!

    Why do you people use IE anyway? It’s easily my least favorite web browser. Of course, I’m far from a Microsoft Fan Boy…

  18. Steve says:

    The rumors are spreading about TdeGA… some of the state folks previously involved are trying to get something rolling, but those in the know think the chances are slim. It may also have a problem getting back on the UCI calendar.

    The Lt. Gov of Mo stayed with the race all week and at every start line was telling people that they had to be pro-active if they wanted to see the race again next year. Time will tell- this was the last year of the 3 year contract. And there is also talk of a Tour of Colorado.

  19. Barb says:

    I don’t think I have a choice of browsers at work – or if I do, I’m not geeky enough to know how to do that.

  20. Today I failed to close that ending bold element with the necessary > for some reason Firefox was perfectly okay with this, while IE correctly balked. This is bothersome because now I’m going to have to scan my final output on two browsers because I can’t stomach the idea of using IE full time.

    I’m a geek and I know it.

  21. Debbie says:

    Ahhhh, much better. Not a geek, I just click the buttons I have.

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