Well children, it’s that time of year again. Time for Old Saint Paulie to open up his bank accounts and spread his wealth throughout the land, buying himself lavish toys, and in the rare instance giving moneys to charities. If you’d like to help me with the latter then I’d love to hear about your favorite 501(c)3 charities. I don’t have much to spread this year (perhaps $500 just to keep one of my year’s goals), but I’m certain that there are charities who’d receive my money with thanks regardless of the donation size.
It’s Also Time For Rankin/Bass Specials!
Christmas is the time for many a tv special made in the olden days (read “when I was a wee little lad”). Sure Charles Shultz managed some good ones with his Peanuts cartoon, but when it comes to Christmas there were no better than those put out by Rankin/Bass.
You bet your sweet ass that I have all my favorites ripped to my hard drive and loaded up into iTunes just waiting to be viewed!
RIP: Max & Erma’s
For as long as I’ve lived in Atlanta (and it’s surrounding suburbs) there has been a Max & Erma’s near Perimeter Mall. It wasn’t until I started listening to internet radio in 1999/2000, specifically a station located in Dayton, Ohio, that I understood that Max & Erma’s was a folksy restaurant.
When my office relocated to its current god-forsaken location across from Perimeter Mall I decided that the time should finally come for me to eat at Max & Erma’s. Well I’ve missed my chance (not that I didn’t have four years to do it!) because the other morning I noticed that the one and only Max & Erma’s in Georgia has closed.
Ohio road trip anyone? I promise to stop in Skyline Chili as well.
You Can Call Me “Part Of The Problem”
I did not vote for the election of the next Mayor of the City of Atlanta. There, I said it.
I think that I’ve become like most Americans who don’t feel that his/her vote matters. What’s that you say? “This election was separated by hundreds of votes? This is why my vote counts?”
What if I were to say that I don’t like either of the candidates who were running for office?
What if I were to say that I hope to move from the City of Atlanta before the end of the next Mayoral term?
What if I were to say that holding elections on Tuesdays in an age where I commute thirty-to-ninety minutes to work, a full nine-hour workday at that, and that having a single place — located near my house — where I am allowed to cast my vote, is a fucked up way to perform what most people deem to be so damn important?
My forefathers fought to the right to vote.
They also fought for the right to express my opinion freely.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay I guess
Current Music – listening to a CBC Radio3 podcast. I love Canadian music so much that I just may move there. Does it snow in Canada?
Website Of The Day – If you’ve uploaded shots to the internet and fear that someone is using them without your permission then try to see if Tin Eye can help you find the culprits. As for me I could only dream of taking shots worthy of theft.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 4 (10)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 1
Marta Rides – 0
– Not get fired from my job
– 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