No Pep In My Step

Yesterday I felt as if I were stuck in molasses and could never get started on anything. All day and night I tried to convince myself that doing my German homework was a good idea, but it never happened. Today I suppose I should get it done, you know, since I have class this evening. It’s a good thing that I voted last week.

Damn You Blackouts!
One of the distractions I tried to employ last evening was watching hockey on my iPad (because I’ve still not gotten my AppleTV hooked up to my not-so-fancy-pants television). My beloved Islanders were playing the Canucks on Long Island in Brooklyn and I was going to start using my $180 NHL live game video season subscription. Then I was told that the game I wanted to watch was blacked out due to a regional/national televised blackout — because the game was being shown on NHL Network. WTF?!?! I thought the whole purpose of plunking down money to watch via the net was to satiate the fans who don’t pay for cable/satellite!

I was also informed that a replay of the game would be available in 48 hours, like I have interest in watching a game for which I already know the outcome.

ITP Flickr Pick
“Die Brücke” (“The Bridge”) (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)
Die Brücke
Another archival shot, this one from last week. I really love the little bridge on Park Drive. If I remember correctly it dates from the 1920s.

Lunch Wednesday Or Thursday Downtown/Midtown Workers?
At the beginning of the year I vowed to try and connect with my friends more. I have been doing a bad job of following up on this, especially during my unemployment time. ITP-Readers Stacy and Steve, I propose a lunch gathering. I understand that you two work in different parts of the city, but if your schedules permit I’d like to see you both. If it’s too much of an inconvenience to get the three of us in the same place I wouldn’t mind getting out for lunch on Wednesday and Thursday. If interested, please discuss in the comments. 🙂

Speaking Of Comments
I have been getting a bunch of notifications of comments on ancient blog posts; I’m talking about posts from 2005! I know that they are spam and am trying to figure out what the spammers gain for posting comments on blog posts that are over ten years old. It’s not like these comments have links to porn sites, unless the link associated with the name does. Hmmmm…

What surprised me to find out is that they are not making these comments on the WordPress version of InsideThePerimeter, but rather the Blogspot version. I guess I should figure out how to log into Blogspot and disable comments.

File Under: WTF?
I don’t understand what I have done to warrant the number of bizarre things that happen in my world. Yesterday I went out to the backyard to see how much privet I will be cutting down to remove branches that are near, or touch, the ITP Estate’s roofline. While looking around an area I am seldom in I noticed that some leaves on bushes had white on them. I guess it’s the trained hasher’s eye that spies white on plants… After walking a few feet I discovered a milk jug with dried white paint inside of it. Clearly someone hurled the jug into my yard, and it appears from the marks of paint that it came from my neighbor’s yard. To my knowledge my neighbors have never had any reason to do something like this and the only damage done was to some plants and weeds, so I have no interest in asking them. I just don’t understand.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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16 Responses to No Pep In My Step

  1. Oh, I forgot to mention the one thing I did accomplish yesterday — I signed up for BRAG Spring Tune Up. It will be held April 21-23 at the Sunflower Farm in Rutledge, GA again. Note To Future Self: STAY AWAY FROM THE EVAN WILLIAMS!

  2. Andrew says:

    Be thankful that you’re not a Predator or Hurricane fan, all of their games are blacked out in Atlanta.

  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Seriously? Seems we should be exempt from such blackouts since the league took away our Thrashers.

  4. Stacy says:

    Milk jug of paint… interesting. I wonder if perhaps some ne’er do wells wandered through and did the chucking instead. Neighbors are probably all just sitting there wondering: now where did our paint jug go?

    I’d love to do lunch if we can push it off until next week? It’s just that I won’t be here. I’m headed up to Nashville Thurs-Fri for a business trip…and I just know what a zoo this place is: it means I probably won’t have time to get out Wed., trying to get everything done before I go.

    As for not being close to Steve, have car can travel to a meet place that works for all. Or even MARTA. 🙂

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Next week works for me. I will contact you on Monday and we can figure a day and location.

  6. Stacy says:

    Fantabulousness! 🙂

  7. Barb says:

    last year I remember getting an email about a discount for Spring Tune Up – figured I’d wait to see if Frankin offers one before signing up – but we will be there for sure.

    weird about a milk jug of paint – weird.

    you paid $180 to watch hockey on TV? I’ve never a fan of watching hockey on TV, only live. I’m just the opposite on football- I’d rather watch it on TV.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I think $80 is the discounted price until year’s end, but I may be wrong.

    Yeah, I miss hockey that much. It’s much better live but I will take what I can get.

  9. Steve says:

    Next week works for a lunchtime meetup. I can always MARTA down to Peachtree Center and go from there.

    You paid the “NHL” for access to all games and then you don’t get the ones you want? Was there another level of the package that got you everything? Makes no sense.

    Tonight is the B&M session for the Games- mostly kudos, but still there will be some complaints and actionable items. You’d think after 44 years we would have it down by now.

    A good half hour on the trainer last night. It’s finally cool enough in the man cave not to need the fan. Paul and Phil are keenly interested in the movement of the bike, but have sense enough to stay away from the wheels.

    Go vote!


  10. Stacy says:

    OH! Hey, have y’all been to Aviva at Peachtree Center Mall? Seriously, it’s the #1 rated restaurant in all of Atlanta on Yelp! (I brag on it all the time) Highly recommend if downtown isn’t a pain in the ass for you either Paulie (I guess you could MARTA too?). Any day is good but Thursdays are the only day they have creamed spinach nom nom nom.

    Btw, I giggle every time I see “Paul and Phil” because I just keep thinking of the real Paul (here) and Phil (Screams Like a Girl) and imagine your faces on the kittens. Awww, poor little kitties.

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Hey, the kitties couldn’t have better faces! 🙂

    Surprise, I am free every day next week. I can meet at Peachtree Center and love to try new-to-me restaurants. My mode of transportation will be determined by the weather on the day chosen.

  12. Steve says:

    I’m game for most anything. Is that on the level below the food court? I know there used to be some more upscale places a level down.

    Paul looks nothing like Paulie, although if you stop shaving… there is a slight resemblance.

  13. Barb says:

    voted -no line – in & out in 5 minutes

  14. Steve says:

    All those Cobbites early voted…

  15. Barb says:

    at least my neighborhood must have

  16. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I am doing my best to avoid all election coverage until late tonight when actual numbers are available.

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