Some Things Hold True To Form

Wow, that traffic last night! Apparently there was a thirteen-car pile-up on 400 which completely fucked all traffic in and around Perimeter Mall. Things were so bad that myself and a handful of coworkers walked from our office to our Christmas party. Pre-hip-injury Paulie loved to walk. Post-hip-injury Paulie doesn’t love it nearly as much because it’s uncomfortable for him to do.

The Eyes Still Have It
Though I’m finding it harder to focus correctly on a computer screen I’m told that my vision (prescription) has not changed much since last year. I’m really hoping to have similar luck tomorrow when I visit the dentist.

During the year I somehow managed to scratch one of the lenses on my glasses. While I want new glasses I’m not getting much of a discount through my vision insurance, and I’m holding off until I can get a female consultant to guide me.

True To Form
Banquet food sucks. Dry chicken and beef. Terrible breads. Disappointing fried ravioli.

The dessert offerings were good.

Three drinks — two red wines and a beer.

I didn’t win any of the raffle drawings, including the drawing for an iPad 2. Dangen!

I didn’t win “Employee of the Year” (fourteen years in a row now!)

We had “fake casino night” and I proceeded to lose all the fake money I gambled, and then gave the rest away to someone else.

Thankfully the party had no dancing nor karaoke.

It was all I expected.

Oddly this is about a car, not a woman.

On our walk to the Crowne Plaza Ravina we cut through the mall. Two of the guys nearly lost their shit when they saw a Bugatti Veyron parked outside the mall. My coworkers tell me this car costs three million dollars, and I believe them.

I was more interested in the young lady walking past the car. Typical me.

ITP Flickr Pic
A mystery. This photo was between some of the shots I took of the gingerbread trailer on Sunday night.
I have no idea what it’s an image of, but it intrigues me enough to post the photo.

I Wish All Home Improvements Were This Easy
Today A Better Gutter Cleaning is coming to my house to clean my roof of leaves and debris. I don’t need to be there when they do their work. They will leave and invoice for me. I will pay them using online an payment.

I wish all home improvements were this simple.

Still Working…
I’m thinking that my hours will scale back a bit soon. I spent most of yesterday future (post-CES) coding and hope to do the same today. Wish me luck.

And off I go….

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Some Things Hold True To Form

  1. bob says:

    I saw a Bugatti on GA 400 one day, almost crashed my truck trying to get a better look. That is one fantastic piece of machinery.

  2. Stacy Fox says:

    See, this is why I could never be a rich person: I just don’t have the *taste* a rich person does. $3 million for that?! I think it’s butt ugly!

  3. I think it’s like high fashion, Stacy; it’s sooooo ugly that it must cost a lot! 😉

    I just can’t imagine having enough money where 3M seems like a reasonable amount to spend on a car — not that I ever would.

  4. bob says:

    Yeah, I can’t imagine what your salary needs to be to afford a 3 million dollar car.

    I agree it is ugly as hell but holy shit is it fast.

  5. Barb says:

    one word – RENTAL. Some guy trying to get laid, or just trying to impress someone. Doesn’t work for me, but I guess there are people out there would would be impressed.

    I don’t think I’ve ever been impressed with a mass produced meal, so I never have high expectations of banquet food.

    I started addressing Christmas cards last night – we have too many friends, I need people to start pissing me off so I can strike them from the list 😉

  6. I bought Christmas cards yesterday. I need to address and mail them this week.

  7. Martha says:

    Well Jerry has been dragging me, kicking and screaming, into the holidays. For someone that ‘doesn’t do christmas’, I now have two trees up in the house and a 10 foot tall Santa Mickey in the front yard. Ugh 🙂

    I haven’t really thought about cards…not that I wouldn’t love a card but if it helps Barb, I don’t need one!

    Traffic has been terrible all week? I’m not sure what’s up but I’m hoping enough folks are off next week it will be better.

    I’m with Barb, stuff like that doesn’t impress me. I figure they are just over compensating for lack of a personality or something else.

    I got another HexBug last night, the ant…he’s fun!!

  8. Barb says:

    Martha – you have 2 trees in your house? Wow.

    The cards are already bought – you are getting one anyway, it just takes a while to get them addressed, I just can’t do labels, if I’m going to do it, I gotta at least address the envelope. (plus, the time it would take me to get all the addresses into the correct form to go on a label, I’ll be done addressing them). Then, I feel I need to write a note with some of them – not you local folks, but relatives, etc., so that take more time too. Look at me whining…….

    And – yes – there is some fire in this years card, since people seem to expect some fire.

  9. Steve says:


    Traffic was F’d up pretty well last night. I was heading up to the Games meeting in Peachtree Corners and a bit north of there for some shopping- seriously, where do all these people normally drive? I guess the rumor of 400 being a parking lot must have gotten around.

    We took a Christmas photo with the canine children, but it is still locked in the camera. And speaking of camera, Paulie, I would guess that pic is the inside of your pants pocket.

    2 trees and an inflatable Mickey and no kids? Does anybody else know Jerry is gay? (I crack myself up)


  10. Barb says:

    hey Steve – download the pic to Kodak Gallery (or whatever site like that that you like), pick the card background, and send it to Target or CVS or whatever choice they give you. My cards were done within 2-3 hours of starting the whole process……..

    Traffic in Marietta was fine last night, it was the night before when some car ran into a transformer that it was messed up over here.

  11. Jenka says:

    David is a car guy, and I have to hear about the damn Bugati Veyron all the time. I can tell you that it’s really closer to $1M, maybe $1.5M tops. But still.

    As far as holiday arrangements go, I put a Bath & Body Works air freshener in the living room that smells like a christmas tree. What? That’s not enough?

  12. The guys last night were talking 1.7 Euros (I think, and not Pounds) but they did not cite their source. 😉

    Your air freshener has me trumped, with the exception of the stuffed Santa my mother sent me last year and the glass snowmen that I have in my bathroom year-round because they make me smile.

  13. Jenka says:

    Well, 1.7E would be more similar to USD. Maybe closer to $2M. Bugati’s not a British car so it would make sense to value it in euros (or dollars) rather than pounds.

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