I don’t have much in the ways of in-depth, insightful things about which to blog today.
- 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:
- New Belgium Ranger IPA
- 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.
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
– 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
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers
– 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