Ah Friday, you are supposed to be the third-happiest day of the week for me. And according to my calendar today is supposed to be a “good” Friday! However, I think the start of pollen season is going to bring about the start of allergy season for me this year as I’m feeling something already. Or, perhaps it’s a cold thanks to the inconsistent temperatures we’ve had this week. Who knows.
No Beer Left Behind?
Last night I made it to midtown early enough to enjoy a few beers and dinner. Except I never got hungry enough to order dinner, so I stuck with beer. Except shortly after ordering my second beer I noticed the waitstaff bringing in table umbrellas and overheard them talking about rain. I consulted my iPhone and they were right, rain was on its way.
While I admit the skies looked ominous when I walked from the Woodruff Arts Center to Tap I never considered rain, so I was sans umbrella (ohne Regenschirm). DANGEN! I found my waiter, after confusing someone else for him, paid my tab, and hoofed it back to the Woodruff Arts Center before the heavy stuff came down. I was in such a rush that I left behind a near-full glass of beer. In my healthier, hashier days I would have done a quick down-down, but these days I’m rotund and don’t drink the way I once did so I had no other choice than to leave the beer behind.
Only slightly damp I sat inside Woodruff Arts Center reading German grammar lessons and surfing the internet for about an hour until the doors were to open at Hertz Stage at the Alliance Theatre. Except they didn’t open on time, apparent a small SNAFU caused their fire alarms to trigger, but once all was deemed safe we were let inside.
The theater was constructed “in the round” or more accurately “square” last night. Consisting of an ensemble cast, some of whom I recognized from other performances, I thought the play “Edward Foote” was very well acted but as predictable as any I have seen in a long time. It really reminded me of an episode of Columbo. Admittedly there was one slight unpredictable moment that I will not spoil for anyone in the ITP Readership who may be considering supporting local theater by seeing this play.
More “Fashion” Don’ts
Men, if you are trying to be hip by wearing a hat please take it off when you enter a building for crissake! This may be another “Old Fashion Rule” but it’s one that I believe should be followed even if you are okay with wearing white shoes after Labor Day or black belts with blues shirts. And it doesn’t matter whether it’s a pork pie, fedora, newsboy, or baseball cap, just take the goddamn thing off when you are indoors.
If you are someone who suffers from really bad “hat hair”, as I do, then you should forgo wearing hats unless they are absolutely necessary like when playing sports.
Bring The Noise
Tonight I’ll add another experiment to my list of different things I try. A couple of weeks ago I heard about a different hackathon happening in town, this one to use the newly-published SDK from Harman Kardon; you know, the high-end stereo equipment people. Even though I realize that the combination of software development and stereo equipment will most like attract 100% male participants, I signed up, because I like software development and I like stereo equipment.
I downloaded the SDK yesterday and unfortunately for me their sample applications are written in Swift, Apple’s newest (and constantly changing) programming language; you might rightly assume that I’ve yet to jump onto the Swift bandwagon so I’ll be a little behind the 8-ball tonight.
Bring The Bike?
My original plan for Easter Sunday was to be a sack of shit kicking around the ITP Estate and slow-cooking the remainder of the pork butt, hehe I typed butt, that I cooked for Wednesday’s lunch. However, an opportunity to ride my bicycle has arisen, and even though the temps will be a little chillier than I care for them to be whilst riding I have committed to doing the BRAG Spring Tune Up ride in a few weeks so I best start working the legs and conditioning my butt, hehe I typed butt.
The only question left is how I plan to transport my bicycle since I’ve yet to install the trailer hitch under the M6 and I won’t feel like rushing around to do so tomorrow. I guess it’ll be time for me to see how well the bicycle fits into the M6’s trunk. Wish me luck.