A Bunch Of Quick Hits Today

I don’t have much in the ways of in-depth, insightful things about which to blog today.

Quick Hits

  • Shamu : Putting the “Killer” back in Killer Whale.
  • Errata : I thought Curling was the National Sport of Canada; LaCrosse is.
  • I’m not jingoistic enough to enjoy The Olympics.
  • I’m planning on attending at least two Gwinnett Gladiators and at least one more Atlanta Thrashers games before their seasons end. Want to join me?
  • I’m finally taking steps to improve the bandwidth at home.
  • I’m tired of getting nickle and dimed with additional ticket fees. Yesterday I was going to buy a ticket to attend a play at the Hertz Stage of the Alliance Theatre and there was a $2.50 fee per ticket to hold my purchase at Will Call. I decided that if I can make it to the Box Office to purchase I ticket then I will, otherwise I’ll just save the $25 that the play’s ticket would have cost me.
  • Having said that I may buckle and purchase a ticket for “A Prairie Home Companion” when tickets go on sale next Monday for their May 22nd show at the Fox Theatre.

More Notches On My Passport May Mean Fewer Notches On My Belt
After work last night I decided that I wanted a beer or two before heading home. Being a Wednesday night I figured getting a table at the Taco Mac (Perimeter) wouldn’t be difficult — I was wrong. With an estimated 5-10 minute wait I decided to suck it up so that I could suck down a couple of beers.

For dinner last night I consumed the Southwest Chicken Wrap (with fries) and added two beers to my Passport list:

  1. New Belgium Ranger IPA
  2. Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

It’s been nearly four years to the day when I signed up for this passport. I’m now at 82 beers into completing the 125 necessary to get my name on a plaque and be served the bigger beer glass for the rest of my life. I’ve decided to add a new goal to my 2010 Goal List, see below.

ITP Flickr Pic
A lot of people could make a photo of a piece of wheat toast look delicious.
A Slab Of Bread Turned In To Toast
I may have some work to do.

Note: All toast and margarine were completely harmed once this photo was taken.

“Death Cab For Cutie” + “Sufjan Stevens” + “Postal Service” = “Freelance Whales”
The other day I was gifted a few CD downloads by a promoter marketing a couple of bands who are coming to Atlanta soon.

One of those bands was called Freelance Whales, a band who I’ve never been exposed to previously, so I was eager to download their disc and give it a living.

If you are a fan of Death Cab For Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, or Postal Service then you will love Freelance Whales’ “Weathervanes” release because it sounds exactly like a mashup of these bands. Had I never been exposed to the other bands I would have praised Freelance Whales’ music, but as such I can only give them a lukewarm recommendation.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat, but otherwise my mood is improving even with continuing health concerns
Current Music – listening to the “Net @ Night” podcast
Website Of The Day – People are all up in arms about the website Please Rob Me. It’s all so silly.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 52

Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 4** (5)
Vegetarian Days – 5, Carnivorous Days – 19
Marta Rides – 0
* – since I stayed in a hotel
** – because I stayed in friends’ house

February Goals
– Not get fired from my job

2010 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o 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
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers

The Unmeasurable
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to A Bunch Of Quick Hits Today

  1. Barb says:

    why do you have to be jingoistic to enjoy the Olympics?

    If we can figure out a date, we would love to go to a Gladiator game.
    I’d like to go to the Thrasher/Devils Tuesday April 6th – know of any deals on tickets?

    I’m with you on ticket fees….. I’ll go out of my way & maybe even spend more on gas to go buy a ticket from the ticket office.
    Maybe work out something with parking & Marta to make these places “on your way” to somewhere?

  2. Every article I read has information of medal count by country and references when “we” win such-and-such medal. Meh. I’d rather see the best athletes all competing with similar uniforms, well, except when team sports are involved I guess. 🙂

    I have a tentative concert planned for April 6th but I’d be glad to attend the Thrashers/Devils game instead if you are planning on attending. I’ll look around for ticket deals.

    I’ll look through the Glads’ schedule and throw out a few dates to see if we can set something up.

    When I start riding the train again using a 30-day pass I can always hop off the train at Arts Center and buy tickets. Shoot, I can also use that as an excuse to force myself to walk to my car as well.

  3. RanLiCoop says:

    With the history of quality beverages produced by both Breckenridge and New Belgium, I’m anxious to hear reviews of each brew. I can’t believe I haven’t tried the Ranger yet, it’s been at our HT for weeks now…

  4. Barb says:

    I think we can definitely plan on going to the Thrasher/Devils game – Allan isn’t working & I think that will be a great thing to do for our anniversary – it will be 8 years that day…… damn, 8 years! I’m sure we can talk Kevin into going, & maybe some other ITP reading peeps???? Steve?

    BTW – was the Ranger really hoppy? I”m wondering if that is the one I heard I wouldn’t like all that much.

  5. That was the second Ranger I’ve consumed. The first was bottled, last night’s was draft. The bottled one seemed much hoppier to me, the draft version seemed more drinkable to me.

    I liked the Vanilla Porter though I can only see myself drinking it on very cold days (like yesterday here in Atlanta) and not having more than one at a sitting due to it having more than a “hint” of vanilla.

    In other alcohol news UPS just delivered my latest wine.woot.com order of two bottles of red. I opened the box in which they were packed and each bottle was very cold.

  6. Barb says:

    What kind of red did you get? ? From where?

    get this – the UPS guy that brought my last wine delivery actually ID’d a co-worker. He said the were told to do that when it says on the box that you must be 21 or older to sign (she is young, but doesn’t look that young). We all laughed, because it also said you can’t be intoxicated to sign & he didn’t breathalize her as well.

  7. Steve says:

    Barb.. the UPS man was just hitting on her.. and the only thing I have on the 6th of April is YOUR ANNIVERSERY!!

    I think a hockey game would be good…


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  9. Stacy says:

    Yes! Let me know about Gladiators. Shoot – that’s up in my neck of the woods even!!!

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