Look who’s been able to get up early all week and get into work by 6:30am again! Now if I could only figure out how to convince myself to go to the gym and start working off this mound of fat that I have.
Because I was in early I left “early” yesterday, around 4:30pm. I fought my way through Atlanta’s shitty traffic all the way down to 17th Street, where I got off to go to IKEA. With only weekday crowds around me I sauntered through the store quickly, making my way to the lighting section. There I was searching for the Fløgenhūfen lamp. Actually, I made that name up. I had no idea of the name of the lamp I was seeking because I could neither find it using my iPhone nor the in-store catalog. However I knew the lamp I was seeking was uniquely shaped and that if I saw it I would recognize it immediately. And I did. I’d link you to the page for the lamp I bought here, but I still can’t find it on IKEA’s website.
What’s interesting about my purchase is that I don’t want the lamp at all, I’m interested in its base, which is a long, slender, arching black pole. Instead of the lamp I plan to hang my newly-purchased Ministry of Funny Walks mobile from it. In the worst case scenario if the mobile doesn’t look good I still have a new lamp.
No Creative Mornings For Me Today
Unlike the last Friday of the past two months I’m skipping Creative Mornings Atlanta today. Why? Because today’s topic is INK and is being presented by a local tattoo artist. I couldn’t think of a topic for which I have less interest, so I decided not to vie for a ticket this month.
Always. Read. The. News.
Or stay current with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Had I done either of these I would have known that Kraft Foods is planning to merge with Heinz and we would have gotten full credit for that answer last night. I threw out Heinz as a guess, but had no comfort with it, so we went with Del Monte.
Turns out we didn’t need that answer as we squeaked out the win last night. I was not much help last night other than providing the answer “ESPN U” as one of the four English-speaking sister stations of ESPN.
As an added bonus last night I was gifted a six-pack of Orpheus Brewing beer by ITP-Reader Stacy. W00t!
After partaking in a short happy hour tonight I think I am going to head home and stay there all weekend alone. “How’s that different than 90% of your other weekends?” I can hear you mutter. Meh. Whatevs.
I have multiple reasons for declaring this a “Home Alone Weekend”. First, I feel as if I have been burning the candle from both ends this week and can use a little downtime. Second, we’re going to get smacked with one more cold front and I won’t want to be making my maiden cycling voyage during it. And finally I have a wrath of house projects that I want to tackle and if I can get half of them done I will be thrilled.
What’s on your agenda for this weekend?