Thursday? That’s good because it means we’re one day closer to Friday.
Last night I did laundry at a different laundromat. Because I had to drive all the way home in order to pick up my dirty clothing (call it “bad planning” on my part) I decided that I didn’t want to drive all the way back up Buford Highway just to do my laundry. Since it was nearly 7pm EDT before I got back out to do laundry I also needed to find a place that would stay open later thank I’d normally be doing laundry. Not wanting to risk having the laundromat across from Manuel’s Tavern close before I could finish I decided to head to the SpinCycle, at which I’d done laundry once before, because I vaguely remember it being open 24 hours. I had much difficulty with the washers and dryers at SpinCycle last night, but the real WTF occurred when I left my box of dryer sheets with its one remaining dryer sheet near the dryers as I walked across the room to get my last load of laundry. When I returned the box was gone, and as it turned out, was in the trash can. At first I thought that the attendant must have mistaken it for trash, but when I retrieved the box from the otherwise empty can, my last dryer sheet was missing. Conclusion? The woman who was about ten dryers away from me and putting her clothing into them at the same time as I was mine, took my last dryer sheet and tossed the box in hopes that I wouldn’t notice. I don’t believe that it was an “honest” mistake because she was near me as I returned, looked for my box, retrieved the box only to find it empty, and then wound up tearing the one dryer sheet that I had already placed into a dryer in half, without saying a word to me. What the hell is wrong with people these days?
Thanks For Nothing, “This American Life”
It’s bad enough that Georgia, as well as The South, has earned a reputation of being populated with shall-we-say less-than-highly-educated people, we don’t need programs like This American Life perpetuating it.
In case you missed it, last week’s episode of “This American Life” (to which I listened on my bike commute yesterday) revived Atlanta Journal’s “Georgia Rambler” concept. In the 1970s/1980s the “Georgia Rambler” was an article about unforgettable individuals living throughout the state of Georgia. “This American Life” randomly selected counties from Georgia’s 159 counties and sent people out to get the story about the most unforgettable people in those counties.
- A story about Franklin Delano Roosevelt possibly buying and consuming moonshine during Prohibition in Warm Springs
- Three guys named Matt who have obviously been drinking, love to hoop it up on Lake Lanier, and each is currently on probation for one crime or another
- People complaining in Chattooga county that they don’t have a Krystal
- A farmer who has kept his parents’ house in tact since the day they died — over thirty years ago
This is the “best” that they could find? Thanks for nothing.
ITP Flickr Pic
There is a rule in whitewater rafting: “Always keep your hand on the ‘T'” because if you are not covering the end of your paddle you’ve turned your paddle into a potential weapon.
Why this one guy, and there always seems to be one guy in every raft, can’t follow this simple rule is beyond my comprehension. Thankfully I do not have a followup photo which shows the person next to him getting hit in the face by his paddle’s ‘T’.
I hate having to rewrite portions of this blog when I do something asinine like accidentally delete a section. So, you’ll now understand why this section is so brief…
Good work to all of you who helped the Good Food Truck reach its $4200 KickStarter goal! Perhaps this will help launch the street food movement now that this backward city has finally made vending street food legal. Who knows, perhaps some day this state’s residents will be allowed to purchase alcohol from a retail establishment on Sundays.
Tonight I will (hopefully) be attending an opening preview of the Salvador Dali exhibit at the High Museum. Having once been a member of the in St Petersburg, Florida I’m excited to see which works have made it to Atlanta for this exhibit.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sneezing and sniffling, hoping that I can shake this before tonight
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Atlanta Street Food Coalition. The name is really all you need to know, now go read about them.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – cycling, 16.5 miles
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 33.5 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 5 (5)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 4
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 1
– Not to get sick for the entire month (I did it once, I can do it again!)
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 200 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC moving further
– Complete at least one iPhone application (seriously, this needs to happen)
– Completely plan out my August/September Colorado trip
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds) [update: On July 1 I’ve sadly gained weight; I’m at 203 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 Sharpened Stone.
– 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