Good Lord! Leonard Cohen, who is seventy-five, put on a two-and-a-half-hour show last night. Okay, the band took about a twenty-minute intermission, but the man is seventy-five! I thought that the show was phenomenal! I had entertained the thought of hitting The EARL afterward but it was so late when this show ended (11:15pm) that I thought it best to go home and sleep.
One Night Of Joy
Last night I met up with ITP-Reader Michelle and her hubby Drew (better known as “Little Easy”) for some beverages prior to the Leonard Cohen show. Trying to make the meetup as convenient as possible we agreed to meet up a Engine 11, the really old fire station which has been repurposed as a bar. I got to the bar first and (for some reason) chose an outdoor table. I would have changed before Michelle’s and Drew’s arrival if not for the fact that I was being served by one of the prettiest servers I’ve had in some time (go ahead, say it, I’m a dirty old man).
The structure, which was renovated to be a bar by a previous owner, is stellar. The only drawback that I see for this building is that in order to go to the bathroom you must go to the back corner of the first floor, climb the stairs to the second flood, and the wind your way back to the rear of the building to get to them. I guess it’s all about the planning.
We three decided that we’d order some appetizers with our beers; I chose the homemade potato chips topped with bacon and bleu cheese (note to self: this does not constitute a “smart” dinner) and they chose the hummus which is served with (inexplicably) fried pita wedges. For drinks I had initially planned to order a Fat Tire, but was informed that they had *just* ran out. Fortunately they were replacing it with New Belgium’s 1554 which for a cold evening was a better choice for me.
(Shitty) ITP Flickr Pic
My iPhone is not a great camera and turns into a fairly poor camera when used in low-light situations.
Hasher, Hashers, Everywhere
As I sat and awaited the start of the show a couple sat next to me. The guy looked vaguely familiar and when he started to speak I was fairly certain that I knew who it was.
When he stopped speaking to a friend of his who had come over I turned and asked “Can I ask you an odd question? Are you “Dead Root?” “Yeah.” he said surprised since he obviously had no idea who I was. “Hey, I’m “Wee Little Bit” we used to hash together.” We chatted for a few minutes and then the show started.
- Wee Little Bit (aka “me”)
- Dunkin Honuts (aka “ITP-Reader Michelle)
- Little Easy
- Dead Root
How strange is that?
Climb Every Mountain (Thankfully There Aren’t That Many Here)
My friend Joe (aka “Pops”) has calculated that the sun shall set behind downtown Atlanta tonight. He also managed to arrange perfect weather for photographing this occasion, so tonight I’ll be joining a group of hardy souls who’ll be ascending Stone Mountain in order to get the shot.
If you fancy doing the same we will meet near the restrooms near the base of the mountain at 5:30pm. If you want more info about our outing check out our Flickr discussion about this.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – old, sad
Current Music – listening to a Destroyer concert recorded recently.
Website Of The Day – I used to want a Kindle, now I’d rather a Nook. Go ahead and keep my account frozen, Amazon.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Foot Mileage – 8 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 5, Carnivorous Days – 15
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