Happy New Year

I know that you are not going to read this today (New Year’s Day), which is why I don’t feel badly writing yet another short blog. Tomorrow I will have my goals for 2013, and be back to blogging the way I once did.

Today I have a request of you:

This blog’s readership has dwindled over the years (I suppose, because I actually stopped tracking readership years ago) because of its negative content — “Oh, you write the blog where you complain about your health.” I was told at the last tweetup by a guy to whom I was introduced at one of the functions we used to throw in order to sell our photography. I’d like to see who is out there reading and commenting is the best way to let me know. If you have suggestions for improving this blog (like “Stop complaining!”), please let me know with a comment.

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Guess who is now a member of LA Fitness! Yep, after being told that membership prices would actually rise in January I decided to become a member yesterday [here would be a great place to put a photo of my keyring now sporting an LA Fitness thingamabob]. Now all I need to do us use it…

The other day I became the owner of a Google Nexus 7 table. Wait, what?!?!?! Yep, that’s right, I’m now seeing how the Android half (?) live. I bought the 32GB model with 3G(?). Now all I need to do us use it… Actually, I have started using it and it’s good, but I still think Apple and its iPad are better and have no plans to jettison myself from the Apple world. I plan to use the Nexus 7 for reading and movie watching on the go, or perhaps at the gym?

On Sunday I purchased a chainsaw, an Echo CS-310 in fact. Now all I need to do us use it… The chainsaw is but a piece of the ITP Estate puzzle for 2013 (more on this tomorrow).

Soon I will be the owner of a Nikon 1 V1. “But you don’t shoot with your DSLR!” you say. True, but that’s going to change too. And don’t let that $900 MSRP fool you, I bought mine (with the kit lens) for $300 from B&H Photo. Now all I need to do us use it… Well, once I receive it.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to Happy New Year

  1. Debbie says:

    Happy New Year Paulie!!

    I thoroughly enjoy the blog and the daily back and forth in the comments. Looking forward to more in 2013!

    Oh, and stop complaining. 🙂 I couldn’t resist.

  2. Steve says:

    A very Happy New Year to you my friend.
    Your blog is good entertainment, allows us to keep tabs on you (and one another), and to call you out when you do stupud stuff! We are the voice of reason in your troubled world. If it weren’t for us, no telling where you might end up.

    I hope 2013 is a wonderful year for you with good, positive changes in your world!

    Stay thirsty my friend!


    (and fix the frigging email notification!!)

  3. John G. says:

    “Long time listener, first time caller…..”

    Blog suggestions:
    – “Stop complaining!”
    All our glasses are half full. At least I know mine is.
    Blah, blah, blah, blah. “Make it a nice day.”

    BTW: I have a “really nice” chain saw (Stihl). You are welcomed to use it. Especially if you can return the $200 one.

    The Nikon 1 V1 sounds like a deal. I’m interested in your experiences. Did you get the Nikkor “Nikon F” mount lens adapter?

    Disclaimer: I am one of Paulie’s Flickr photo buddies. I occasionally drag him to monthly Roswell Photographic Society meetings or other photo outings. Every now and then we’ll get critical mass for a Majestic breakfast meetup (all are welcomed). I live in the City of Decatur with wife (of 30 years) Jan, daughter Elizabeth (UGA undergrad) and cat Chester. I am an IT guy.

  4. Okay Steve, I have a few moments before getting ready for Cheddarhead so I’ll see if I can do anything about the email notifications even though I didn’t implement it.

    John, I have yet to open the chainsaw. I’ll think about borrowing yours and let you know Saturday (you are still going, right?). I also plan to call your tree guy soon, in order to take care of the jobs professionals should handle (in case of disaster).

    I’ve yet to get the adapter. The adapter’s price hasn’t dropped, so I’ll wait to see how much I like shooting the V1 before dropping another $195 to use some of my current lens suite with it.

    And though I met you through Flickr I consider you to be a good friend, one who has been generous and helpful to me.

  5. Suzanna says:

    Happy 2013, Paulie!

    My only suggestion would be to be kinder to yourself and give yourself more credit. You are thoughtful, smart, handsome, & funny. Don’t forget that!

  6. Barb says:

    Allan has a chainsaw too, he’d lend it to you, but you’d be better off just inviting him to the work party. Just pick a date he isn’t working.

    My suggestion is less nachos & french fries, I’d say less beer too, but I know better on that one.

  7. Ronnie AKA Bill says:

    Happy New Year Paul
    Keep on blogin’. I love your witty and double meaning remarks and look forward to reading them in the years to come. But then again I am bias.
    Remember the power of positive thinking or the immortal words of Monty Python “always look on the bright side of life”.
    Here’s to a very good year. Cheers
    Your Brother
    Ronnie AKA Bill
    PS Give yourself Cash, credit is what got alot of people in trouble in the first place

  8. ITP Lurker says:

    I’m still lurking…ran across your blog back in the day when you wrote for Atlanta MetBlogs, and have followed your fun and frivolity ever since. My advice, stolen from Shawshank Redemption, Get busy livin’, or get busy dyin’. Keep the blog up, you continue to make the cut on my list of daily reading, which is a feat in itself.

  9. Jenka says:

    Wow, a Google Nexus 7 table! That sounds like one expensive table! Do you put it in the dining room or is it in the kitchen breakfast nook? 😉

    (What? You SAID we should comment! Heh: nook.)

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