I am whooped. Hello caffeine, let’s be friends today. Here’s some good news, today’s pollen count is currently 42. W00t!
Three Out Of Three Would Have Been Better
Last night I headed out to Smith’s Olde Bar, specifically to hear a band called Smalltown Mayors. I arrived early enough to have a beer and a wonderful “Fox Bros Cuban sandwich” in the smoky bar prior to heading upstairs for the show. The meal was more expensive than I had hoped, but luckily for me the show was much cheaper than the show, as last night was a “3 For $5” night at Smith’s on which you get to hear three bands for only $5. Even though the night started a little after 8:00pm, I was only able hang for the first two bands.
When I got inside the (thankfully some-free) music room I grabbed a table next to an older man, who I later found out was one of the Smalltown Mayors’ fathers — had I noticed the “Smalltown Mayors” t-shirt under his suit jacket, I’d have figured it out sooner. I was pleased to hear him tell me that his son’s band was going to be first to play, as it meant that I wouldn’t have to be out until 11:30pm on a Monday night.
Smalltown Mayors put on a good, straight-up rock show which lasted about an hour. I’ll definitely make an effort to see them again sometime in the future.
I decided that since I had a decent table I’d give the second band a listen. The second band of the evening was called Michael C. Smith And The Neighborhood. MCS&TN were more countryesque in their sound, which provided a nice change of pace, especially since they played it rather well.
Because the first two acts had been so good I really wanted to hang for the third band of the night (whose name I never found out). But, since it was already past 10:00pm on a Monday night I knew that I had to be somewhat responsible and head home. Hell, getting up this morning was hard, even with my attempt at responsibility.
ITP Flickr Pic
I joked about this being the flowers I sent my mother for Mothers Day.
Instead, it was a lucky find while heading for dinner at Five Guys Burger And Fries last week.
The Hardest Part Of Using Them Is Remembering Them
I have four, count’em four, reusable shopping bags — two from Target, one from Publix, and one from when I went to see “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” While I don’t especially like having to buy these in order to use them, I think that they are a good idea. I like to think that I’m clever, so I leave each of the bags in the trunk of my car so they’ll be available when needed. The only problem is that I only remember they are in the car when I’m inside the store with a handful of merchandise. DANGEN!
It happened again yesterday as I shopped in Target, except that I only remembered when the cashier asked the guy ahead of me if he wanted a certain item put into a bag.
I guess that I’ll have to improve my memory in order to save the Earth. Do you have a remedy for my malady?
The Glorious Life Of Laundry
Somehow it has been nearly two weeks since I’ve done laundry. As you might imagine I have a bushel to clean and fold tonight, and, I’m not exactly attired in my “Sunday best” today. Actually, if I waited much longer only my “Sunday best” would be clean and I’d be forced to wear it.
I thought about branching out and trying a new laundromat/dinner combination tonight, but I think with the amount of clothes to be laundered that I’ll be better off going to a place that’s familiar. Oh, and I won’t be disappointed by having to eat a Banh Mi tonight either. 😉
Oh, and tonight will also be known as my first laundry night with an iPad. W00t!
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, just not “feeling it” today
Current Music – Listening to Monday’s “The Story” podcast
Website Of The Day – A Not My Type t-shirt is the perfect gift for the typography nerd in your life.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 203 pounds
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77
Foot Mileage – ~4 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 11 (11)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 10
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 further
– 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 JalapeÃ±o 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 Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem