Get It? Got It? Good.

Well, yesterday didn’t go as planned but that’s okay. As I mentioned in a comment, my dental checkup went fine but I think that I’m on the precipice of needing work; time will tell. Laundry didn’t happen, I had dinner and beers at Steamhouse Lounge With my friend Hank. If you are reading this post between the hours 0700-0900 I am sitting in the Waschsalon doing German homework.

They Just Didn’t Get It
After months of having it clutter my kitchen floor I finally got around to putting out the Ryobi lawn management set that I bought when I moved into the ITP Estate. Consisting of interchangeable string trimmer, edger, and hedge trimmer components it was the gas-powered equivalent of a Swiss Army knife, just far less useful. Sure, my ambivalence toward yard maintenance didn’t help matters either.

Over the years I used the string trimmer attachment the most, getting frustrated with trying to re-spool line and going with a different string setup completely. Early last year the fuel line gave way and I was sprayed with gas. I considered fixing the fuel line, but opted for buying an electric string trimmer instead.

Since its demise I have been meaning to either offer up the system in this space, or more easily put it at the curb knowing that passersby have taken nearly everything that I have offered up for free. Upon returning home on Saturday I found that the base unit and its connected string trimmer attachment were claimed, but the claimer left me the edger and hedge trimmer; obviously without the base these are now completely useless and will find their way to the City of Atlanta dump, unless I get soft-hearted and give them to Goodwill so that they have a slim chance at a future life.

I Just Don’t Get It
Rain in the morning, rain in the evening, ain’t we got fun?

This will come as news to no one, but I am mentally retarded when it comes to interacting with women. Yesterday I turned down an offer to share an umbrella because I had mine in my hand. What? You read that right. A woman offered to share her umbrella with me and I said no thank you. Why? Because I am mentally retarded when it comes to interacting with women, that’s why.


Somewhere my guardian angel is saying “Jesus Fucking Christ! What do I have to do to help this guy out and finally get into heaven?!?!?!” Sorry Bud, no one said that it was going to be easy.

Got It! Robbing Peter To Pay Paulie
Yesterday I made an investment in my future by buying a refurbished 2014 Mac Mini from Apple to replace the Mac Mini I purchased in 2009. Why? Well, the “old” Mac Mini can no longer be upgraded, and I want a build server on which I will install and teach myself some of the tools of my trade that I’d never used before. If I can master things like Jenkins and Fastlane then I will have two more feathers in my proverbial cap.

In order to fund the purchase of the Mac Mini I made the (correct) decision that I really don’t need a new fancy-pants camera. In an effort to shoot more I will be using my (old) Nikon D300 and (old, but not as old as the D300) Nikon 1 V1 for my photography needs. Since I am not shooting for magazines (or even money) both of these cameras are sufficient for my current photography needs. Besides, the funds leftover from this decision can go into helping repair the ITP Estate, a further “investment” in my financial future.

BTW, if you happen to have a spare $4000 stuffed into your mattress that you’d love to give away in the form of a camera body and two really sweet lenses, let me know and I’ll tell you what I was going to purchase.

Have a great day.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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20 Responses to Get It? Got It? Good.

  1. Steve says:

    As reported late yesterday, the Mazda is in the hospital for the near future. Ammco couldn’t even look at it yesterday, so I’m hoping for news today.

    The satellite is installed and working and there was much rejoicing. Good download and upload speeds, but the packet delay!! Figure every acknowledgement travels 45,000 miles (22,500 geostationary orbit) and even the speed of light isn’t fast. Oh well, it works pretty well actually.

    I spent 25 minutes on the new Brooks saddle last night and it wasn’t unpleasant. At about the 10 minute mark, a small adjustment in the angle helped a bit. Now just getting used to it and it to me will take time.


  2. Today’s Snapple Fun Fact:

    In Alabama it’s illegal to carry an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

    They had to make a law for this? Seriously?

  3. Barb says:

    CRV is gone forever! Just met the tow truck guy.
    Now to see what they give me for the donation – that will be interesting some day.

    How much more expensive is the satellite compared to the old way?

    • Steve says:

      The satellite will run about $125 for 50 gigs a month. That really won’t allow streaming, but anything else. We did have one month on Verizon that had $90 of overage charges, but the new regular charge (unlimited) was about $60 a line.

  4. I went into the break room for coffee only to find that someone brought in donuts. I tried to resist, but failed. I am weak.

  5. In case you were wondering if it’s gotten unbearably hot outside today in Atlanta the answer is YES! I did a slow walk in as much shade as I could find to Jimmy Johns, and have broken out in a sweat upon my return to the office. I also had the clever idea to get my workout clothes while out for lunch, until I remembered that I didn’t take my keys with me when I left the office. POOP!

  6. Barb says:

    I had a more exciting lunch, not really, went to Value Village to look around. I wanted to go shopping, but really don’t want to spend any money. Found Allan a pair of shorts and a couple tops for me. Spending less than $5 a piece is the way to go, that way when I want to get rid of it, I don’t feel bad.

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