My new Chucks are on their maiden voyage today. Perhaps a photo tomorrow.
A Good Day To Be A Quitter
Yesterday’s Black Sheep Hash was intended to be tricky. Tricky it was. In fact, it was so tricky that by the time a handful of us found that we’d been circle-jerked back to the start we decided to read the directions to the end and drive to it.
It was a great day to be out, even if out was in some county way OTP. As we sat at the end of an abandoned cul de sac waiting for those who ran the entire trail to arrive we were treated to beer, the wafting of dead animal stench, and an incensed man who was obviously owed money from a guy named “Chris” who this man was certain that one of us would know. Why wouldn’t I want to pick up and move OTP?
ITP Flickr Pic
Because of Saturday’s amazingly terrible weather a trio of the FlickrRPS photogs headed to the High Museum to take in the “Lure of the Automobile” exhibit.
Surprisingly, “real” cameras are allowed. Unsurprisingly, I found it really difficult to get decent photos especially on a crowded Saturday morning.
RealiTV Update: The Amazingly Stretched Out Race — In Memory Of Pingping
It had been two weeks since the last The Amazing Race. Somehow it felt much longer, and almost a little difficult for me to get back “into” the race. A short recap reminding how much I disliked Team LezBe Friends snapped me back into shape.
Down to the Final Four:
- Team Brokeback
- Team Model Citizens
- Team Thing One, Thing Gay One
- Team Clouseau
with this week’s activity deciding which teams would be in the Grand Finale!
A leg of the race with two Road Blocks? Whoa, those Amazing Race creators are sneaky! Once again all teams were able to catch up because of a single flight. Let’s fly to China…
In China teams must deal with another language that none of them speak, and taxi drivers which may or may not know how to get them to where they need to go.
At the first road block Team Model Citizen arrived first to make some noodles in the presence of the (then) smallest man in the world Pingping. Team Brokeback arrived second and quickly came to the conclusion that noodlin’ wasn’t much different that ropin’ — no problem! While Team Clouseau arrived last they have a little Italian in them do noodlin’ wasn’t very hard for them either.
From the Noodle Block each team whisked their way to a human paperdoll dress up factory where, because there are so many people in China, they have no need for mannequins. Each team had to dress their little China doll up just like the sketch they had to use as a guide. You figure Team Model Citizens and Team Thing One, Thing Gay One would have no difficulty with fashion, but I guess cowboy attire never goes out of fashion and Team Brokeback was able to whip through the challenge.
And now for some chicanery, a second Road Block which must be performed by the slackass who sat out the first Road Block. Again one of the benefits of having Billions of citizens is the ease of finding nearly four hundred who will sit in a stadium on a blustery China day doing nothing more than watching four Americans attempt to assemble puzzles. What Fun! For a second I thought I was watching Survivor. I felt badly for Team Brokeback and Team Model Citizens as their puzzle pieces kept getting picked up blown across the stadium. I was a little nervous when Team Brokeback started undressing and using articles of clothing to hold puzzle pieces in place — only Jeebus knows what China’s obscenity laws are.
Once puzzle assembly and distribution were completed the teams found the mysterious “Metro” and bullet-trained their asses to a ginormous science, history, and General Tsu’s Chicken factory where they found Phil and four adorable China dolls dressed cute little outfits as if we were still in the 1960’s. All I could say was “Mao, oh Mao!”
Team Brokeback finished first, from which we found out that after the race the two brother have no plans to ever see each other again.
Team Model Citizens finished second and were mad that they once again didn’t finish first.
Team Thing One, Thing Gay one came in third.
Team Clouseau finished last and where summarily
eliminated from the Race given a stay of execution. Oh for fuck’s sake, can we not continually stretch this season out? CBS, if you want to make this an eighteen-week show then just add a couple more teams already!
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, but still majorly concerned about some things in my life
Current Music – listening to the “This Week in Tech” podcast
Website Of The Day – I never heard of Jailhouse Brewing. Hell, I never even heard of Hampton, GA before. btw – the beer I had on Saturday at Six Feet Under was pretty good, and I found that Jailhouse’s beer is also available around East Atlanta Village.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
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) – 1 (11)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 24
Marta Rides – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 100 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC moving…
– 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.
– 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