Conceptually, Decatur Is Awesome
If you live within walking distance to it. I suppose the same sentiment could be said for my neighborhood of East Atlanta, not that I do any walking to and from the village thanks to the asshats who’ve effectively ruined that aspect of living there.
Last night I drove the Red Rocket home and decided that I wanted to stop for a half-decent bite to eat before heading home to do some work. Even though the bike is locked to the roof rack I didn’t want to stop in a neighborhood in which having my bike exposed would keep me on edge (I’m looking at you EAV, Cabbagetown, Kirkwood) so I decided that I’d try to eat in Decatur, specifically either at The Marlay House or at Farm Burger. It was early (6:00-6:30pm) so I hoped that I could score a parking space for which I could keep my bike in somewhat sight. I was so wrong…
I had the same (lack of) success at The Thinking Man Tavern and then threw my hands up in disgust and headed home to eat a peanut butter sandwich for dinner.
ITP Flickr Pic
I’ll spare you a third day of rafting photos (although be prepared to see another tomorrow). Instead I’ll show you a piece of abstract art on which I’ve been working in order to submit for this month’s Roswell Photographic Society critique.
What says you? Other than completely scrapping it, how would you change this to make it more appealing? And if you real hate it, or find it incredibly boring, go ahead and voice that opinion.
And Then There Was One?
I received news yesterday which makes it appear as if I will be the sole Atlanta representative at this year’s Colorado Invihash. My how things have changed. Four years ago there were at least ten of us out there. Two years ago there were about eight of us out there. This year there may just be one — me.
This turn of events will make this hash very different for me. In past trips I tended to hang out with the Atlanta folk; I gravitate to my comfort zone; it’s what I do in these situations. It’s the same reason I don’t enjoy parties (I’m the guy who stands in the corner observing). It’s the same reason I don’t meet women as well. So, this will either be the worst Colorado Invihash, or it will be a personal breakthrough for me. Only time will tell.
RealiTV Update: Ramsay’s Stock Is At An All-TIme Low
Well, I’ve all but had it with Gordon Ramsay’s television series. Last night was the finale of Hell’s Kitchen as well as my finale for watching Master Chef.
Hell’s Kitchen this year was a complete yawnfest, and this season’s winner Holly (oops, I hope I didn’t spoil the surprise) was clearly the weakest “chef” to win Hell’s Kitchen. Even the show’s ending has gotten weak in the past few seasons. In the first seasons the finalists had to decorate their restaurants as well as work up its menu. You’d think that with the decoration portion of the finale gone that emphasis would be placed on the food (for once), but no, it’s all about the bullshit.
Master Chef is just an absolute train wreck. I gave it three episodes to win me over and like they say in baseball, three strikes and you can kiss my ass. Well, they say something like that…. I’m done.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I was a fan of the movie “Helvetica.” I was a fan of the movie “Objectified.” I can’t wait until Urbanized is released. Rinse. Repeat.
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 – 67.2 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (6)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 9
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 2
– 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