The Password Is… “Humidity”

Holy crap. I walked out of my chilly house wearing a sweater this morning and was nearly bowled over by the wall of humidity that I struck. Because I park in a carport that also acts as a wind tunnel it’s rare that my car is moist, or has frost, but this morning it was covered in morning dew like I could not believe. First task of the day? Return to the house and change my clothes.

Five Of The One Hundred Simple Secrets Of Happy People
I am currently, and deliberately slowly, reading a super-easy read called The 100 Simple Secrets Of Happy People. Each morning I read three of these “secrets.” (Remember when I mentioned exercising my mind?)

Here are five “secrets” on which you can ponder

  • Don’t be overprotective
  • Pay Attention: You may have what you want
  • Don’t let your religious beliefs fade
  • Do what you say you are going to do
  • Don’t be aggressive with your friends and family

You may find this hard to believe, but I’m trying to live my life under the concept that it’s the only one I’ll ever have so I better enjoy it.

You’re Damn Right You Made A Mistake, Part 1
The other day I received an email from my mortgage holder

Thank you for your recent payment of ($ USD) 37,968.12.

it concluded.
WHAT THE FUCK? Even if I had ($USD) 37,968.12 in my bank account I wouldn’t be giving that much to them!

Upon calling their Customer Service I received a pre-recorded message informing me that they had already been informed that they sent out erroneous payment notifications, and later in the day I received and email stating the same.

My heart rate has returned to normal, but my britches may never be the same.

You’re Damn Right You Made A Mistake, Parts 2 & 3
My first mistake yesterday afternoon was walking over to The Container Store and Barnes & Noble (ooh, I played with a nook but didn’t like it because I thought it was slow) because by the time I was ready to return to work it was raining cats and dogs, well not literally, but you know what I mean.

The second mistake I made yesterday afternoon was not paying attention to the price of the containers I purchase at The Container Store (what else would one buy there?) as they rang up $1 more than they should have (their “old” price and not their “new” price), and since I purchased three containers I was overcharged $3 (plus tax). If I can find the time in the upcoming days I shall march back over there and get them to correct this. And if not, I will chalk it up to being a valuable lesson for my future — this $3 (plus tax) loss may save me a lot of money in the future as I plan to check each receipt from here on.

ITP Flickr Pic
They say that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
No Such Thing As Bad Publicity?
On this I’d have to disagree…

Dear Mr McCullum, If You Want Your Junk Mail Just Let Me Know
It seems as if someone’s mail directory has gotten its wires crossed. Over the past few weeks I’ve received a handful of mail for “Paul McCullum” at my address. You may correctly assume that my last name is not McCullum, therefore I am receiving this mail in error. Oh well, more fodder for my ReCART bin.

The Dentist I See Today Is Not Hermey
Today is my semi-annual dental cleaning and checkup. I’m always a bit concerned when I have these as I’m never sure when bad news will be delivered. Recently all has been well with my mouth, but my habits aren’t nearly as precise as they once were (something about this lack of exercise, hair growing, overall malaise about life thing…).

Conveniently my dentist’s office is near the Cobb Energy Centre so I can scout out where I want to eat tomorrow night before going there to see Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me. If you have recommendations for that area, please let me know.

Happy Birthday Greetings : Always ‘y’ And Sometimes ‘e’
When I met her she was Stacey, but now she goes by Stacy; I guess everyone’s had to cut back in this tough economy. Stacy is a good friend I don’t see nearly enough (she fell into the “Parent Trap” and like the majority of people in this world has entered a league in which I do not play).

I doubt that she is “ITP-Reader Stac(e)y,” but in case that she sees this, Happy Birthday Yo!

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, gave some good news last night that will mean a change in my Christmas routine — more details next week
Current Music – currently nothing
Website Of The Day – I’m not listening to anything at the moment. Perhaps I should be tuning in to Stereomood – Emotional Internet Radio; Music for My Mood and Activities.
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) – 9 (9)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 7
Marta Rides – 0

December Goals
– Not get fired from my job

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
– 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

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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12 Responses to The Password Is… “Humidity”

  1. Barb says:

    So, what kind of food do you want & I assume you want adult beverages?
    On Cobb Pkwy there is plenty of options.
    There is a Hooters & a Tilted Kilt very nearby, if you want scantily clad women. I’m pretty sure there is a Longhorn’s still right there, as well as a couple mexican places. Over at the mall there is about the same restaurants as Perimeter Mall has, Maggiano’s, Cheesecake Factory, etc.

    Or, if you chose to drive further north on 75, there is my house, as well as Tasty China, a Cuban Diner or I can keep going……..

    I get mail for the previous owners of the house a lot, one of which has been deceased for at least 5 years.

  2. Barb, I’m looking for something near the Cobb Energy Centre, perhaps close enough to walk to it so I can spend my $5 on beer instead of parking.

    I still get mail for the previous owners of my house (and I’ve been in the house for nearly eleven years!). I have no idea who Paul McCullum is, however.

  3. Barb says:

    As long as it isn’t raining – all of these would be probably be walkable:
    Hooters & Tilted Kilt, if you want scantily clad women. I’m pretty sure there is a Longhorn’s still right there, as well as a couple mexican places (one brand new, probably the closest, I think it is called Cinco’s – right by Sports Authority).

  4. Steve says:

    The previous renters of my apartment apparently had a subscription to several medical periodicals (nothing much fun) and the Entertainer Card. Unfortunately, it is for New Orleans!! However, I have a friend at the New Orlaens Fed who will be getting a surprise Christmas gift.

    Tilted Kilt?? Sounds like my kind of place…


  5. bob says:

    I would love to go to the tilted kilt with you before Wait Wait. Only problem is I will be with Laura and her family, I don’t think they would enjoy it much.

  6. Barb says:

    damn – though it is pretty windy, it is a beautiful day out right now.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    It is nice out! Steve, The Tilted Kilt sounds good to me.

  8. Steve says:

    Aye, laddie. Have to start prrrracticing my brrrrougue… rrrrolling mr Rrrrr’s


  9. Barb says:

    yeah……… that will impress the bimbos (I mean waitresses). Sorry guys – it is more the school girl theme, no so much the Scottish theme.

  10. Really Barb? Then it should be names something like “The Flirted Skirt” instead. 😉

  11. Martha says:

    for a “Celtic themed sports pub” the beer list is pretty pathetic.

    The weather is crazy, 67 degrees when I left for bootcamp this morning. I had no excuse not to go.

  12. Barb says:

    well – if only they would have asked you Paulie…… but they didn’t. 😉
    (one of the lesbians I work with said it is way better than Hooters – I figure if that doesn’t make it sound good – what does?!)

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