Seriously, I mean it.
Huh, That Wasn’t Exactly The Way It Was Supposed To Go
Whoa, did Saturday ever not go as planned…
The initial plan was to get an early-morning bike ride (scrapped due to rain) and then head to the Atlanta Linux Fest (not scrapped because it was indoors). Then, while lazying about, I received a text message from ITP-Reader Betsy inviting me over to have some mimosas and Mexi-breakfast with her garage sale (scrapped due to rain) compadres ITP-Reader Terri, ITP-Reader Pat, and Lynette. As an added bonus we’d also begin a day of pre-birthday celebrations for ITP-Tony. After a few hours of watching rain the plan turned in to all taking a few hour break and meet up at East Atlanta’s Holy Taco for some food followed by attending the East Atlanta Strut (not scrapped due to rain, but attendance was way down).
Like the Olden Days of Joy I walked up to East Atlanta Village. I figured that with the Strut I’d be unable to find close parking, and since I knew that I was drinking it’d be smart to walk. My plan was also my downfall as it meant that I didn’t have to drink responsibly.
Drinks at Holy Taco, drinks at the Strut, drinks (including shots) at Midway Pub. All of this led to a very drunk Paulie who managed to walk home at some time and pass out — never making it to ITP-Martha’s birthday bash (not scrapped due to rain).
One New Credit Card, One Morning Wasted
My new credit card finally arrived in Saturday’s mail. I’d been anticipating its arrival because I knew just how many businesses charged the old card for monthly payments. I didn’t realize just how long it was going to take me to update all of these accounts, however. It didn’t help that for some sites changing the credit card billed is akin to pulling teeth. Hell, I’m not sure that I even managed to get to all of my creditors yet. I suppose that time will tell.
ITP Flickr Pic
My camera is like a cat, it doesn’t go out in the rain. Oh, and it didn’t help that I was drinking most of Saturday and recovering most of Sunday.
What Is The Point Of Hulu If It Doesn’t Get New Programming?
I’m finally getting around to watching/listening to last Wednesday’s Top Chef. Normally my DVR would record Top Chef, but my satellite signal was defeated by the rain and local trees which get weighed down when it rains so hard. My work DVR managed to record the event, but I was never able to find the time last week to play it in the background.
I didn’t worry about seeing it so much because I knew that Hulu carried Top Chef episodes so I figured that I’d just watch it at home over the weekend. Color me surprised to find that Hulu has had no new Top Chef episodes in weeks. I don’t see the point in having the website if I can’t use it for what it was intended.
Further confusing me is that NBC owns Top Chef’s network Bravo (or so I believe) and is also part owner of Hulu. Where is the conflict of interest there? Put your product on the website you created to distribute your product!!!
The Double-D’s Have Doubled My Pleasure!
The East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads puppetmaster (that’d be me) pulled almost all of the right strings yesterday. My boys are now 2-0 which doubles the amount of victories that I enjoyed all last year.
My only complaint for the weekend is that I think my league’s defensive scoring is not on par with the offensive scoring. My New York Jets defense won, held the New England Patriots to nine points (and no touchdowns) and intercepted one pass. You mean to tell me that their efforts they were only worth six points?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – in pain, frustrated, waiting for the rain to finally clear out
Current Music – finally listening to last week’s Top Chef
Website Of The Day – I wonder if DIY Life has a tutorial on ark building?
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car, before the rush hour FTW!
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 201 pounds, boo!
Foot Mileage – 5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 136.7 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 1 (10)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 19
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