The Waiting Game

I’m used to waiting for Atlanta’s traffic to subside, but I am certainly tired of doing so. Because of last night’s bad traffic, in all directions southward I might add, I did not leave the office until nearly 8:00pm. Mind you I didn’t work all that time, one of the benefits of working in an industry flooded with televisions is the ability to kill time easily. Had it not been so cold and windy I would have gone for a long walk, but alas I’m too much of a wimp.

I replayed the game this morning, watching the traffic headed north through the Connector and up too become blood read on Google Maps. As this occurred I literally said “Fuck it!” aloud and stayed in bed reading German grammar. I finally relented to the fact that I needed to come to work today around 9:00am and took the Eastern Arc of 285 to get here.

I don’t wish to continue to live like this.

Which Is Worse?
Yesterday called to City of Atlanta to find out if they have officially closed the books on Sharpened Stone. The answer? No, at least not yet. According to the post office my letter of dissolution was delivered to their office on December 16th. The woman with whom I spoke on the phone told me to keep calling back to check, and if it doesn’t happen, resubmit my paperwork. Brilliant.

Yesterday I found the collection accumulation of mail held while I was in Raleigh. Mind you, I received an email from the post office last Friday reminding me that my Mail Hold was coming to an end on Saturday, February 7th, but my local carriers took their sweet time delivering to me what they had held. This marks the second time I’ve had this experience with my local post office, the last time I had to go to the office an pick up the mail that was supposed to be delivered.

Government*, just do your goddamn job.

Cold Weekend Ahead, Snow On Presidents Day?
Yikes! Although I know what is predicted rarely occurs…

Tomorrow night I’ll be joining ITP-Reader Barb for dinner at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club before heading to Horizon Theatre for their performance of “Waffle Palace”. I’ve eaten at the Yacht Club many times and have seen “Waffle Palace” once before, and am looking forward to repeating each tomorrow.

On Sunday I may be going to Lenox Mall for Caffeine and Exotics, before coming into the office to do some work in an uninterrupted fashion. I can’t seem to get any real work done during normal work hours because my days are currently constantly interrupted by meetings and whatnot. With any luck Sunday will mark the last weekend day I put in for this project.

Have a great weekend friends!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

* – I know that the United States Post Office is officially a private business and not part of the US Government, but you’d never be able to tell by their attitude.

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7 Responses to The Waiting Game

  1. Barb says:

    I so rarely get any real mail anymore, though I did get our credit scores (in separate envelopes) from Suntrust this week. Since we are refinancing, I guess there is some law that says they have to tell me they ran my credit. I’m mad, Allan’s score is 8 points higher than mine (I pay all the bills for the both of us). I’ll blame it on me having a car loan at the moment.

    City of Atlanta – nothing moves fast.

    Looking forward to Saturday night.

    BTW – since you aren’t on FB, in case you didn’t know, longshoreman slowdown for the last month & soon to be strike on the west coast – better get your china merchandise now, as there will be shortages soon. A work assiociate sent me a great picture of all the container ships sitting off tee coast in CA.

  2. martha says:

    This is the first time in three days, I’ve really had a chance to sit down and read the blog. I hope everyone is well 🙂

    Big wigs from Fairfax have been in town, I’ve been stuck in meeting for two days. I’ve been in the office until around 7 the past two night, since after all the meetings I still have my job to do.

    I saw the picture, I had no idea, that looks like a big mess in the making.

    It’s going to be a chilly weekend, but at least the ‘wintery mix’ will hold off until Monday (which thankfully, I wont have to drive to the office).

    Have a great weekend!

  3. steve says:

    Barb, you sound just like Debbie- our scores came in and I trumped her as well. She is not happy about it.

    Off today, dropped the car off last night for a tune and oil and they have already called to say it’s ready. The Pack Rat folks called and said delivery would be this afternoon. Out for breakfast and errands then home and packing!

    Great weekend everyone.


  4. I actually think that Caffeine & Exotics will be a bust on Sunday because it’s going to be bitterly cold. However, this will make it easier for me to find a place to show off the M6. LOL!

  5. bob says:

    Atlanta traffic is just plain horrible, I have no idea how people do it day after day.

    Steve – moving sucks, save your sanity and get 2 men and a truck to move your stuff. Soooooo worth the money. Just move the fragile and awkward sized things yourself.

    I love my job, my boss just called a Diligence In Risk Technology (DIRT) meeting at 4pm in the Blankets creek parking lot.

  6. For any late checker-iners, I must say that I cannot wait for a little warmer weather to arrive. I wanted to go out for a walk and clear my head but the cold wind made it nearly impossible with the clothes I am wearing. I cut my walk short and walked around Target looking at things I shouldn’t buy, and the Dunwoody moms.

  7. Steve says:

    Just stopped in to check for late comments. It never did get really warm, but it’s pretty outside. The pack rat box is here and being filled with unneeded stuff. Yippee.

    Have a great weekend my friend.

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