I have to be at the Woodruff Arts center in about forty-five minutes, which considering that I am currently sitting at “XYZ Corp”, is not that great of a hardship. After today’s Creative Mornings Atlanta event I have challenged myself to do to the first-ever (as far as I know) post-talk mixer. Yes, I am going to try being a normal, social person again.
I Would Walk Three Miles
Yesterday’s walk with ITP-Reader Steve was great. The only thing that could have made it greater would have been the temperature being 10-15 degrees lower.
The three mile mark is a good one for me, because I have mapped out a walk from “XYZ Corp” to the Inman-Reynoldstown MARTA station that is just about that length. In the near future I might experiment with parking, taking the train into work and then walking back to the M6 a couple of days a week.
Seeing The Old Coworkers Tonight
Tonight there is a meetup of former Echostar employees at Chuy’s near Perimeter Mall. It’ll be good to see some people that I have not seen in awhile. Next Monday marks the one-year mark since Echostar shut down the Atlanta office.
As you may know, I am a Jets fan. Ouch, it hurts to admit that in public these days. Through my association with the hash, and more specifically with the Raleigh Royalty, I have become a fan of the Packers as well. After a tough day at “XYZ Corp” all I wanted to do was flop down and watch last night’s Bears v. Packers game. I knew the game was being streamed on Amazon Prime, which is fine for me since I’ve been a long-time subscriber, and dutifully pulled it up on my iPad. Then, to watch the game on a much larger screen I turned on AirPlay to cast it to my television via the AppleTV only to be thwarted with a dialog box alerting me that I was not allowed to stream the game to a “connected device”. With no Amazon Prime app currently on my AppleTV I had two options:
1. Watch the game on the iPad.
2. Tell Amazon and the NFL to go fuck themselves and find something else to do.
I think you know me well enough to figure out which I chose.
Focusing On Myself This Weekend
I plan to spend a lot of time at home alone this weekend. I have plenty of software and German skills to improve and want to dedicate some time to them. There are also some chores around the ITP Estate that need to get done, I might even have time to do them since I won’t be watching much football this weekend.
Hope you all have a nice weekend.