I have a feeling that I will come to the end of my life wondering where all the time went and why I failed to accomplish more. Then I will remember days like yesterday. I left a somewhat unproductive workday at 5:30pm and headed straight to the laundromat for laundry and dinner. with the colder weather I am forced to dry my clothes, including thick sweaters, longer so that took a little longer than usual. By the time I got home, put my clothes away, and sat down to do some work it was already 9pm. WTF?
Shop Local And Stick It To The Man
For the past few years I’ve been touting the services of Atlanta-based Ticket Alternative which offers online ticket purchases with much more reasonable convenience fees than that other ticket master.
The other day I went to make a purchase from Ticket Alternative for an upcoming show and was some what flummoxed; the ticket’s price was $8 and the service charges for this were $2.25. When I called Ticket Alternative on their TicketMasteresque fee they were quick to respond and explain that it was difficult to offer lower fees on cheap tickets. I applauded them for their explanation and quick response.
Yesterday in the mail I received a small box from Ticket Alternative. Inside the box was a Ticket Alternative t-shirt, coozies and bottle openers. Cool. You can’t buy my love (well, there are women who could) but you can certainly buy my customer loyalty with great customer service.
Oh Bally Total Fitness…
I used to really love working out in your facilities. Once again you are attempting to lure me back into the the gym with your “fantastic” January membership offer. However, when I nearly rejoined a few years ago because I thought that I could return to the Bally Total Fitness on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs I found out that you had just sold that facility and it was being torn down and replaced with a self-storage business (and as an aside doesn’t the presence of an industry that exists for the sole purpose of storing your stuff outside your house indicate that we all own way too much shit?). I don’t even know if you have a facility near Lenox Mall any longer since you moved the one right across from the mall to Lindbergh Center, which was then knocked down a few years later.
You should just give up trying to lure me back because I’m definitely not going to drive over to near Northlake Mall just to work out.
ITP Flickr Pic
Still circling the airport awaiting clearance for landing.
$127 Hurts, But Not As Much As $200
This morning I received my monthly natural gas bill from Scana Energy — $127. Considering I’ve been running my heat much more than I normally would due to my stomach flu and party last Saturday I was fearing a bill north of $200. So, I guess you could say that I was “pleased” that it was “only” $127.
To Drobo Or Not Drobo, That Is The Question
I’m looking a sea of external hard drives that I’ve purchased over the years (not including the two I gave away last year…). For the most part these devices contain hard drives that I consider to be too small (160GB, 250GB, 320GB) for my current data needs (especially once I start shooting again).
A couple of years ago a company called Data Robotics which offers a device they call the Drobo. A Drobo is multi-disk housing which provides data duplication using any combination of SATA disks stored within it. I’ve never knuckled under and purchased one because I’ve always felt that it was too highly-priced for what it offers. But now I’m considering purchasing one to be the one hard drive enclosure to rule them all… Or not…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – pretty good but afraid I’m not doing enough with my life
Current Music – listening to the “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – I’m still not purchasing physical media. Zipidee is another outlet for purchasing digital media.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 199 pounds
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 10 (10*)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 11
Marta Rides – 0
* – because I stripped the bed instead of making the bed
– Not get fired from my job
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 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
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in PHP and CSS
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem