Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Who Stole My Weekend?

Last month I went for a long bike ride, it snowed.
Last weekend I went camping, it rained, it rained, it rained.
Today's high is going to be 71 degrees with rain.
My calendar tells me that it is the last day of May?

Very Strange.

I'm Taking My Game Indoors Tonight
Ten years of living in Atlanta, zero trips to Center Stage -> Oscars -> Earthink Live. That all changes tonight as I am going to see The Faint and Bright Eyes. I am still trying to figure out which band I will really be there to see, as they are quite different.

Would You Like To Play A Game Of Cranium Too?
Looks like we've already had our first copycat crane climber (CCC). I think that this guy should at least get a little credit for following the local news. It's not like he was trying to flee from a marriage he had upcoming this weekend or anything. Luckily for Atlanta's traffic this guy was a chain smoker who ran out of cigarettes. Obviously he was never a Boy Scout, for he was certainly not prepared.

It's On? No, It's Off.
Sorry kids, On The Bricks, is a "no go" for 2005. No concrete (get it?) reason is given on their website for the cancellation. I think that's too bad since it would be nice to have closure.

Eventhough I think that you usually get what you pay for, I did get to see a few decent concerts during its four-year run.

When Paris Met Paris
It looks like the love story of the year is...
Reality star and heiress-about-town Paris Hilton is engaged to her boyfriend of five months, Greek shipping heir Paris Latsis, People reports.
So let me get this straight. If Paris Hilton marries Paris Latsis and changes her name, she will also be named Paris Latsis? Of course being the "reality star and heiress-about-town" that she is, I am sure that she will become Paris Hilton-Latsis. Maybe she'll just stay Paris Hilton in case the whole "marriage thing" doesn't work out.

It's your move Lindsay Lohan.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - wet, drained, achieving sobriety
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Of Montreal -- "I Was Never Young"
Website Of The Day - Online refrigerator magnets make me happy!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Friday, May 27, 2005

You Get What You Pay For

Blink Once For $20, Twice For $40
Remember VisaCash back in the hopping Centennial Olympic DotCom Days? Well, I do.

Seems like we Atlantans are poised to be guinea pigs for the next generation of credic -- the "blink" card. A recent USA Today article (with "georgia" incorrectly spelled as "georiga" in the URL) discussed that about 400,000 of us will be testing a technology that will allow us to pass a credit card near a reader rather than swiping. One small step for technology; one large step for Technologykind I guess.

Here is my favorite part of the article...
The company selected Atlanta as the first test city because "what we see in Atlanta is very much on the leading edge of being trendsetting," said Tom O'Donnell, senior vice president of JPMorgan's card division. "It's a dynamic place where people are on the go."
Take That, Super Bowl Selection Committee!

Go here to read the rest of the article.

So Let Me Get This Straight
Guinea Pigs are neither pigs, nor are they from Guinea? Why the fuck are they called "guinea pigs?" At least they can be cute as hell.

I Wanna Buy Wiiiiiiine
I read with much joy that the modern-day Prohibition represented by my inability to buy wine via the internet is coming to an end. Does anyone know when? I keep going to Wine.com but when I tell them that I live in Georgia my selection is limited to cheese baskets and accessories.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for buying from the local independent retailer. However, in the wine world there are production runs that are so limited they can only be had from the vineyard. Ooh, don't I sound stuff-shirted...

Movie Re-do, Movie Re-don't
"The Longest Yard" (take two) opens in theaters today. Why must Hollywood do this to us? They have taken yet another classic (IMHO) and (most likely) destroyed it. Do yourself a favor and rent "The Longest Yard" (1974) instead of going to see "The Longest Yard" (2005).

Don't believe me?

If it pleases the Court I'd like to introduce "Exhibit R"
"Rollerball" (1975) v. "Rollerball" (2002).

I rest my case...

Hey, Do Me A Favor And Be Safe Out There!
I need all of the readers I can get. Memorial Day weekend is definitely a big (drinking and) driving weekend; so big that the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicles estimates that 2,550 accidents will occur throughout the state, resulting in 650 injuries and 17 fatalities.1 Watch out for the "other guy", be safe and return Monday, okay Tuesday, to read this space.

1. source: here on Georgia.gov.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - half day at work! woo hoo!
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Jonathan Rice -- "Kiss Me Goodbye"
Website Of The Day - I can't understand a single word on this website, but I do know that is streaming about a dozen (complete) cds. Last night I listened to the new (unbuyable) Stephen Malkmus cd, and the new Teenage Fan Club cd.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Thursday, May 26, 2005

This Week In Sports

I own the "Inside The Perimeter" domain, but not the love of the local sports teams. Queens, New York born and reared; it's where I learned the games and learned the love for the teams. Even in an age devoid of loyality I still love the teams -- twenty-seven years after moving away.

Hatin' The Game And The Playas
Far and away my greatest hate has been toward the Braves. Twelve years of my Mets being no better than second (I exclude 2000 when the wildcard Mets found their way into the World Series only to lose to the Yankees).

This week's sweep, including two shutouts, has cemented Turner Field as the Mets graveyard. I've come to realize that I have a better chance at finding a quality $3 beer at the stadium than seeing the Mets dominate anytime soon.

We're #2! We're #2! Ooops, sometimes the balls fall your way and sometimes they kick you in the balls. No further acknowledgement of the Hawks is warranted.

Hockey, I loved you. Once the players were tough, blue collar working stiffs with whom I could identify. Then came Wayne, good old #99. Salaries and ticket prices went through the ceiling.

Just when Atlanta had a team that I might be interested in following (don't get me wrong, I am still a devoted Islanders fan) players and owners feuded and wound up hanging a "Gone Fishin'" sign on all the arenas. This would have been playoff time. They should be skating.

I am now a season ticket holder (the check cleared, right Mike?). This will be a season in which I root for the Falcons in all but one game.
Monday, October 24th: NY Jets v. Atlanta Falcons
I'll be the one in the Wayne Crebet jersey. Fuck, I might even wear my Mets hat, Old School Walt "Clyde" Frazier Pumas, and a replica Islanders Stanley Cup ring as well. Whitestone, NY representin'!

Perhaps It's Because They Still Have Mons Venus?
Atlanta lost the bid for the 2009 Super Bowl yesterday. We lost to Tampa. Ugh. I guess I could take solice in the fact that Houston also lost out, but why would I want to compare our fine city to Houston?

I had no desire to go to the game. I had no desire to tailgate, nor go to whatever "Fan Fair" festivities they would have put on. It's all about the economy. Super Bowls are good for the economy.

Mr. Blank, here's your opportunity to roll Home Depot trucks up to your stores, pick up some laborers and start building a new outside football stadium! Do me a favor though and keep it inside the perimeter. Repeat after me "football should be played outdoors, football should be played outdoors."

Too much of a mob scene for me to hang at Criminal yesterday. I purchased the new Gorillaz cd at the Target and have since found out that there is a 'super special' limited edition that is to be had. Glad I haven't popped the seal on my disc yet.

Stephen Malkmus, Stephen Malkmus, Where For Art Thou Stephen Malkmus?
According to the chap in Criminal Records, no one seems to have the new Stephen Malkmus cd that dropped on Tuesday. I checked the spiffy new Best Buy -- nope. I checked the spiffy new Target -- nope. Apparently he's so "indie" he doesn't want to sell a single cd. That's Hard Core, dude.

Oh Look! Ms. Jennifer Wilbanks Has Been Indicted
Still want to see the haircut, babe. Quit hiding. Meh, she's so played.

Looks Like Someone Kicked The Metroblogging Atlanta Ant Pile
Metroblogging Atlanta had a call for authors posting this week; low and behold, people started posting again. Good, I need the reads.

If it didn't seem like picking up a second job I might have considered submitting an application to be one of there writers.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - look at the calendar! one of my six paid holidays is but two working days away!
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Kaiser Chiefs -- "Everyday I Love You Less And Less"
Website Of The Day - Doug Henning (R.I.P.) said it best, "It's all an illusion". Here is a blog dedicated to optical illusions.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

btw - please don't tell me that "If I love NY so much to 'move back'!", it's not going to work...

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Back At Square Zero

I can't tell you that today's blog won't contain some of yesterday's lost material, because it will.

"Square One"
"Square One", and "Back At Square One" are expressions I use often. They have always bugged me. Being a game player, and later in life a C programmer, I think that the expression the expression should be "Square Zero". Afterall, once you roll a die and get a one, you move one space, therefore that square should be square one. Semantics, I know, but it bugs the shit out of me...

Taking A Vacation From My Life
I've been bound and determined this week to not be me. I am avoiding all of my routine activities, decided that I am not going to exercise this week, and am spending time at home.

The last two nights I have picked up a book and used it for something other than killing bugs and propping doors open.

The book I am reading is called "A Million Little Pieces" by James Frey. It is the (supposed) memoir of Frey's time spent in a Minnesota Drug and Alcohol Treatment Facility called Hazelden. So far this book has scared me more than any Steven King could possibly ever. I somehow identify deeply with a man who has destroyed his life and has little to live for. This bothers me.

Bank Withdrawal
I have few Rain Man abilities. In my ten years of living in Atlanta I have memorized the locations of all Wachovia ATM machines for the areas in which I roll. Need cash? Wachovia customer? No problem! Follow me to freedom!

With the acquisition of SouthTrust things have gotten a little harder. First, I had to start incorporating SouthTrust ATMs into the search routine. Second, Wachovia has started shutting down locations as a part of their Grand Merger Plan. Bring It! I can handle it.

Unlike many, I like banks. I don't like the banking industry; I like the bank buildings. Walk into Old School banking locations and you will find some of the nicest architecture that this country has seen over the last one hundred plus years (really the Bank Building Boom probably ended in the 1980s when banks became more like 7-11s). Early 20th century banks contained wood, metal, and marble; they were grand in nature, and clean as a whistle.

Gorillaz In The Hood
There is discussion abound about going to Criminal Records for the in-store appearance of Gorillaz. (Where are they going to put people, Criminal is not exactly spacious?)

I'm not a huge fan of the in-store appearance circuit, but this could be fun. Maybe I'll bring the new camera. Maybe I'll bring my Steve Keene Gorillaz portaits for signing. Maybe I'll do nothing but show up. These decisions need not be decided now.

This rattled around in my brain on the drive into work.

Why do we put stuff in a "compost bin" to decompose. Should it not be called a "decompost bin"?

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - a pound of sausage stuffed into a half-pound tubing
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Ark -- "One Of Us Is Gonna Die Young"
Website Of The Day - For the Simpson's fan in you, the Last Exit To Springfield

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

fifteen minutes and still no help

fifteen minutes and I am still fuming that "Recover Post" became "Destroy Post" in one quick click.

- hate Braves
- reading a book
- Gorillaz tomorrow @ Criminal
- lot of shit released today

too pissed to comment further. need a break. "see" you all tomorrow.


I just lost 90 minutes of edits because I accidentally clicked "Recover Post" instead of the "Link" icon. No time or desire to recreate the lost post.



Today just became VERY FUCKING SHITTY!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2005

Return To Discipline: Day One -> Failed

The first thing on today's agenda:
  • Wake up early enough to ride bike to work
I finally awoke at 7:00am, not nearly early enough to gather myself and my things so that I could make the forty-five minute ride into work. Just like that, my grand return to discipline has been forced to take a raincheck -- and it's not even going to rain today.

Camp Run-Amok
Although I didn't expect to run well after five days of sickness, I kinda expected to at least want to run. My trail half marathon turned into a walk sprinkled with running. I was able to finish in a semi-respectable three hours, nine minutes.

Luckily the run was one of the few low-points of the weekend. With spectacular weather and enough food to feed an army, my friends and I feasted like we were kings. It's a good thing that I don't consider beer an intoxicant, for intoxicants were prohibted in camp.

Oh Sprint, Consider Yourself Lucky That You Have Me In A Contract
Here's a spot of irony for you.
First, you must guess which of the following cell providers didn't work inside the State Park
  • Cingular
  • Verizon
  • Sprint
Normally, I don't care since it's a rarity for me to get calls on my cell. <insert pitiful face here>
Good, now you must determine on average how many times a month my mother calls my cell phone (keep in mind that she only does so as a "last resort")
  • 5+
  • 1-4
  • 0
Your doing great! Just one more...
Who had six voice mail messages at home and another four on his cell phone from his mother who was worried that she couldn't get a hold of him?
  • me
  • somebody else
Yeah, it's sweet. Yes, I love her. But why did the timing have to happen like this? Timing -- "they" say it's everything, I am starting to believe "they" are right.

Hooray! Kroger of Midtown Edgewood Is Open!
I'm not a huge fan of Kroger. What I am a huge fan of is having a decent grocery store near my house and on my way home. The Kroger in the Edgewood Shopping District has opened. Hooray!

The reason for the strikethrough? Stores which have opened up there have been identifying themselves as "X of Midtown". First it was Lowes, then Best Buy. The intown neighborhoods have been disgruntled by the lack of "props". Edgewood is not Midtown. Midtown is not Edgewood. Get it straight!

Margarita Or Beer? Yes
I met my friend Glenn at La Casita Cantina for a margarita last night. Quite tasty. Then I noticed that Cancun on draft was $2 all weekend. Even tastier!

Upon leaving I saw that La Casita has a different alcohol special every day. This won't be good...

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - so tired I just remembered to update this at 10:50am
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Mooney Suzuki -- "Alive & Amplified"
Website Of The Day - This Week In Tech - The Podcast for those of us who miss TechTV.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Friday, May 20, 2005

You Know, I Would Wish This Upon My Worst Enemy

Allergy / Sickeness Day Count = 5.

I thought that when I awoke today all would be gone (if it would have taken the spare tire from around my belly I wouldn't have minded either). Not quite.

Going Mobile, But Not To Mobile
Tomorrow I am scheduled to run a half marathon called the Twisted Ankle; it's a trail run that takes place within "Sloppy" Floyd State Park in Summerville, Georgia. I have been looking forward to running this since I signed up in February. Hell, I've even twisted my ankle twice since then so that I could be the Poster Boy for the run! Sadly, I think that this week of crappy health is going to force me to sit it out. Booo Hisss! Well, at least I'll have the camping -- unless tonight's strong rain storms that are supposed to pass through ruin that too.

By the way, Georgia State Park parking fees are going up on May 27th. The daily fee will go from $2 to $3, and the yearly parking pass will go from $25 to $30. You have been warned.


Got Nothing To Do Tonight?
Well, if I was going to be Inside The Perimeter this evening, I'd be headed out to see Mando Diao at The EARL tonight. These guys kick ass, you can't go wrong seeing them. Well, maybe you could but I'd certainly enjoy the show.

Here is the line I read yesterday on www.AtlantaShows.org
Fri 20 THE EARL: mando diao (from sweden), the comas, danko jones 21+ 9:30 $10


This Kudzu's For You
An interesting article caught my eye this week. The article explained how research has been done to see if taking (eating?) kudzu can help reduce binge drinking.
Findings show that subjects who took kudzu drank an average of 1.8 beers per session, compared with the 3.5 beers consumed by those who took a placebo.

Lukas was not certain why but speculated that kudzu increases blood alcohol levels and speeds up its effects. More simply put, the subjects needed fewer beers to feel drunk.
Who knew that such an invasive plant could possibly be useful? Is this the next hip "mickey" to slip someone?

I wish that I could have volunteered for this study. Anyone going to try the same test with marijuana?

Mad Magazines
I've decided that I can no longer subscribe to monthly magazines, okay I'm not giving up Cargo or Sync. The stacks of unread magazines that I made the other night made it clear that I am a irresponsible magazine subscriber. Shame on me...

Having said that, my friend Glenn has turned me on to a new quarterly publication called McSweeney's. It's a quarterly "book" that has a different theme each edition. I think that I'll be buying single issues until I can prove to myself that I will read it. Last night's attempt got me eleven pages into it before I fell asleep. And now you know why I don't read that much.

An Open Letter To Online Newspapers
Dear Sir Or Madam:

Please stop attempting to make me register to read your content. I refuse to do it. At best I will either use BugMeNot or answer each of your questions with bogus information. At worst I will seek the same information from another news source. Seriously, you don't think that you have 'exclusive' content, do you?

Paulie --- if that is indeed my real name

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - Fingers crossed that all goes to plan this weekend
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Shins -- "So Says I"
Website Of The Day - Georgia State Parks / The Weather Channel

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Thursday, May 19, 2005

I Am Still Sick!

This fucking sucks. I have done everything I can think of to get rid of this cold (sickness). Nothing seems to be working.

I am trying to be optimistic, but waking up every day as sick as I was the day before is really trying my will to be optimistic.

But I Am In Better Shape Than Frank Gorshin
Sadly Frank Gorshin, best known for playing "The Riddler" on the television series "Batman" died at the age of seventy-two on Tuesday. Riddle me this Batman, "Is there life after death?"

The Number Of The Count Shall Be Three, Part Drei Or
Time To Go Vertical!!!

The largest gamer event of the year, E3, is happening this week. This year's event maybe the biggest ever as the Big Three of the console gaming world Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will be showing the XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, and Revolution respectively.

What is confusing to me is that all early shots of these consoles have shown them "on end" which makes them look more like desktop computers than gaming consoles. Haven't these supposedly-intelligent engineers noticed that we, the public, are trying to get away from the desktop computer footprint?

Aw fuck, I tried, but this constant drained feeling and runny nose has really hampered my desire to write. Go read some of the other blogs I've linked to here on InsideThePerimeter and check back tomorrow. With any luck I'll finally have kicked this bullshit by then.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - bleah
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Lou Barlow -- "Holding Back The Year"
Website Of The Day - WebMD

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

My Brain Hurts

I have material, but it will have to wait until tomorrow. My brain hurts today.

Paulie [eatl/ga]


I am attempting to whip a cold. I will post later today.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005


Sometimes Second Place Is Better Than First Loser
Meet The Hashers has been in a funk of late. We have not taken first place at team trivia in something like a month. Last night's attempt at Taco Mac unfortunately did not break this string of non-winning.

However, sometimes overcoming an adversarial situation can prove to be a sweeter reward than winning. There is a team at Taco Mac whose name always includes "Van Meter" (they seem to change the other portions of their name weekly) who have confessed to us that we are their nemesis. Last night they were ahead of us for the entire game and loving it -- until the final question. We managed to put the following four TV series in the proper order of their length of time on tv from longest to shortest:
  1. Dallas
  2. Dukes of Hazzard
  3. JAG
  4. Walker: Texas Ranger
They got it wrong and fell "out of the money" and we scored second place.
Answer: 1, 3, 4, 2

How Can I Keep Doing This?
I do this a lot.
  • I decide that I want something
  • research it to death
  • get ready to buy it
  • wait
  • question my need for the desired object
  • don't buy it because I realize that
    • I don't need it
    • the price has changed
I did it again yesterday when I finally convinced myself to go the ultra-compact Pentax s5i over the digital SLR (based on the fact that I am more likely to tote a tiny camera around, especially on things like bicycle trips).

So, I logged onto the website with the best price, added it to my cart, and went to checkout. Indecision set it (damn product of a low-income blue-collar family!) and I decided to think the purchase through before spending the money. After lunch I decided that I should throw caution to the wind and spend the cash -- only to find out that the price of the camera went up $20! Back to square one.

[EDIT @ 10:10am] Financial concers be damned! Camera order placed (on different website), begin the new era of the Paulparazzi. Fear not, this camera only has 3x zoom capabilities. :)

And I Wouldn't Mind Having One Of These Either

Oh, the TV is pretty cool too.

It's A Good Week To Save Money On Music
You tell me if there is anything worth buying in today's list of new releases. I don't see anything that I wish to add to my collection.
  • Toby Keith - Honkytonk University
  • System Of A Down - Mezmerize
  • Various Artists - Totally Hits 2005
  • Various Artists - American Idol Season 4: The Showstoppers
  • Natalie - Natalie
  • Memphis Bleek - 534
  • Kem - Album II
  • Insane Clown Posse - The Calm [EP]
  • Van Morrison - Magic Time
  • Wakefield- Which Side Are You On?
  • Cowboy Troy - Loco Motive
  • Bobby Vinson - Man Like Me
  • Mercury Rev - The Secret Migration
  • Various Artists - Angel: Live Fast, Die Never: Music From The TV Series
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - Worn out, I think I have a cold starting. Why did I come in to work today? (again)
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing LCD Soundsystem -- "Tribulations"
Website Of The Day - Pitchfork. Another online source of music information and reviews.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Monday, May 16, 2005

Sights, Sounds, And Survivor

Over Fifty Million Served
Come the first anniversary of the Livestrong bracelet, Nike predicts that sales will top fifty million. Wow. Last week America's Largest School newspaper, the USA Today, ran this article on the phenomenon.

Saturday at the Brewhouse in L5P I saw that they were selling green bracelets to support Guinness. Funny, I thought I was supporting Guinness everytime I bought their delicious beer.

In Disappointing Cycling News, Thanks For Nothing Senators
Last week the "Complete Streets" ammendment to the Federal Transportation Bill was defeated in the US Senate. Senator Tom Harkin's (D-IA) ammendment was intended to provide safer travel for pedestrians and cyclists. Georgia's representatives voted in the following manner:
Chambliss (R-GA), Nay
Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Thanks for nothing, gentlemen.

Clean Air Campaign Be Damned
I'm a relatively intelligent person. I am at least intelligent enough to realize that my commute to work is partially responsible for the smog accumulation in Atlanta. Because I enjoy bike riding I also don't mind bike commuting when it's warm and sunny.

When I heard about the Clean Air Campaign's offer to pay me up to $180 to take an alternative method of commuting a few years ago I was stoked. Someone would pay me to commute? I joined immediately. That year we had a cold, miserable winter and I rode my bike exactly zero times in the ninety day period assigned to me (had I known that they would assign me the months November-January I would have waited to join). I collected $0 for my (lack of) effort. I didn't care, because I knew warmer weather would arrive and I could get paid off later. WRONG! To this day they have a policy that the offer applies to individuals who have never participated in the program. WTF?! Wouldn't it be smart to keep luring me back into a lifestyle of alternative commuting? Seems logical to me.

More News About The Color Yellow
Have you heard a new sucking noise coming out of Midtown, er Edgewood? That's the sound of the new Best Buy "Big Yellow Tag" trying to suck away my salary. BLAST you Best Buy!

Ooo Wee Ooo, I Look Just Like Buddy Holly
Okay 'Hatas' hate Rivers Cuomo all you want, but I am here to say that Weezer knows how to rock (in a indie/college/anthemic fashion). It's been a while since I've been to a show of a band whose fans are as, well fanatical, as Weezer's. Many people knew the words to every song, knew when to pogo and when to sway. Weezer played a great variety of their hits sprinkled with new material.

It was quite a refreshing atmosphere. Well, it would have been if the Tabernacle wasn't so fucking hot that night. I would have gladly paid another dollar for a little air conditioning.

I was humored when I realized just how long I have been listening to Weezer. During the show I rembered watching the video for "Buddy Holly" on my first installation of Windows95 back in early 1996. Where does the time go?

When did the cellphone replace the lighter as the item held up when swaying to a slow song?

And finally to all you pretty young ladies sporting short skirts that night... Thank You! My aging heart my be small, dark, and barely beating these days, but it was pleased to see that Skirt Season has arrived.

Irony Can Be So... Ironic
Did anyone read my blog on Friday?
The one that referenced Joan Cusack?

Did anyone see Family Guy last night?
The one in which Peter Griffin jumps off a building and kills who? Joan Cusack.

Coincidence? Hmmmm. Something in Quahog smells fishy to me.

Survival Of The Least Dumbest
Ian, oh Ian, what a skinny bean pole of a dummy you are. Would you like $10 for your new Corvette? No? What if I sweeten the deal by offering you my friendship and respect? Now, there's a deal the you (and only you) couldn't pass up.

Okay money isn't everything. Even I can admit that. But Jesus H. Christ, why hang on a damn buoy for nearly twelve hours if you are only going to piss away a chance at $1,000,000? Me thinks the dolphins could teach him a trick or two.

Ian's quitting, adding one to the total of Survivor quitters which is a trend that is becoming bothersome, also set up an anticlimactic ending. Who would give Katie "The Slacker" the check over Tom "The Immunity Winner"? Well, we Coby did because that was the only Kat(ie) vote aired by CBS.

And why no goofy mode of transportation to the live finals for Jeff Probst this time? Oh so disappointing CBS. I can't guarantee my viewership for Survivor Guatemala this fall.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - Worn out, I think I have a cold starting. Why did I come in to work today?
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Replacements -- "Answering Machine"
Website Of The Day - Breaking down cooking for your inner nerd -- Cooking For Engineers

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Friday, May 13, 2005

Friday The 13th

One Day Of Bike Riding To Work + One Flat Tire = Two Tired Legs
I was greeted with the first flat tire of the riding season yesterday -- no more than two miles from work and seven miles from home. Fortunately, I had a spare tube and was able to rig my CO2 cartridge (damn me for buying the wrong cartridge) so that I could ride home.

Today it's off to the bike store to buy the proper CO2 cartridge.

Score 1 for the smog I didn't create, but score -1 for the landfill fodder I did create by riding my bike yesterday.

All Things Cusack
Women love the John Cusack.

Did you know that John Cusack has a new film coming out soon? It's about internet dating and is called "Must Love Dogs". Will this be another Cusack film that my friends see and think of me? Hmmmm, could be. Click here to see a trailer (requires Quicktime).

I think that if I ever go to grad school my thesis will be "The Life and Times of John Cusack." I've set my dvr to record "all things Cusack". Sure, I get my fair share of crappy Joan Cusack movies, but I am slowly building the entire John Cusack collection so that I can study his grand body of work.

Did you know that John Cusack's birthname is John Paul? My birthname is Paul John. Coincidence? I think not. I could be Bizzaro Cusack!

Someday, I will make a Top Ten list of my favorite John Cusack films in hope to get the type of action that I think he does...

Hmmm, This Sounds Like Something Else I Know
Last weekend I picked up a copy of the "Atlanta Intown" monthy newspaper. Within the edition there were some decent articles about the proposed streetcar to run along Peachtree, one about the bothers of street humps, etc. I would have linked them up here, but none of the "in print" paper is located online (hello, my calendar reads 2005).

Also on their website is Collin's Blog, "Atlanta Intown - In The Loop". Sounds Brilliant! LOL!

The Number Of The Count Shall Be Three, Part Deux
Also in the May edition of "Atlanta Intown" was an article about a new restaurant to be opened by the owner of One. Midtown Kitchen and Two. Urban Licks. I am sure it will be named "Three. Something Something". From the article I gathered that this will be a pizza restaurant.

What's really exciting to me however is its location. The restaurant will be opening in the old Trust Company Bank building on Monroe Drive which was build in the fine year of 1965 (think "funky circular building where you turn to get onto I85 North from Monroe").

This will be cool. Did you also know that it's very close to the current location of Sweetwater Brewery? No, there really is no connection I just hope to get props and free beer from Sweetwater someday.

And While I'm Near The Subject
I am baffled when I go to a brewery's website and I am greeted with the "Are You 21?" question. I understand that this probably removes all liability from the site owner, but is there a child out there that's going to think "Bummer, I need to be 21+ to enter? I'd better not click to enter the website." C'mon.

Maybe the sites should come up with clever trivia that only a 21+ year old would know off the top of their head? I realized that the children could then look up the trivia on the web, but at least they will be learning something, no?

I've So Much To Learn
Today I was going to do a "Tale of the Tape" on The Apprentice's two remaining players, Kendra and Tana. Unfortunately, my html skills are too undeveloped to pull off the things I wanted to do. Frustrating!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - Friday, Payday, Hooray!
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Kasabian -- "Reason Is Treason"
Website Of The Day - Urban legends about Friday the 13th... NOT THE MOVIE. This is the link for the movie, you horror film loving freaks.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Thursday, May 12, 2005

I'm Back...

...Back in the saddle again! My spring has finally arrived since I was able to get my shit together and ride my bike into work. Woo Hoo! I've missed biking into work, and will again when my office moves to hell, um the Perimeter Mall area, later this summer. Look for my fat ass tooling around town on either the Red Rider (my Trek 2300) or the Street Hump Jumper (my Trek 750). I really should have pictures of the kids to show off.

I've Got The Whole World In My Hands
My new laptop hard drive arrived yesterday. No, the drive in my laptop is still fine, I've purchased another one to use as a USB drive to carry around with me. Soon I will have my entire music collection with me at all times. Sure I could have bought a larger iPod, but that would have been expensive. Besides, I can store a lot of different things on this drive that an iPod cannot. Technology, it's not just for breakfast anymore.

The Camera That Refuses To Fall In Price
For a while I have been contemplating purchasing a new digital camera. "But why? You never post photos." you say? Well, because I want to, that's why.

My current camera is good, don't get me wrong, but it's a 'tweener. It's not small enough to have with me everywhere I go and it's not powerful enough to be a nice camera.

There are two distinct paths for upgrade, ultracompact and digital SLR.

The DSLR would have been the first choice except the one I want (Canon's Digital Rebel) refuses to drop in price. Canon has even released a newer, better version the Digital Rebel XT and the original Digital Rebel refuses to come down from its $650+ price tag.

The ultracompact path is a bit more complex. I think the one that I have settled on is the Pentax Optio S5i which is so small it can be stored in an Altoids tin. The price of the Pentax is also more appealing, a "meager" $250+, although it is not upgradable.

Short but sweet. Time to get some work done...

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - feet spinning, ass ready for saddle sores
Current Music - Adam Curry's Daily Source Code Podcast for May 12th
Website Of The Day - All the camera 411 you care to eat at Camera Town

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

School Daze School Nights or, Blogging On Empty

It's not Tuesday, what's with all the music talk dude? Deal with it...

Hello EARL, Goodbye EARL
Venue The EARL
Time of entry 9:15pm
Time of departure 12:15am (three songs into British Sea Power's set)
This old man
He needs sleep
He's got a job
That he wants to keep
Of course I did manage to do laundry and watch the final episode of the Amazing Race 7 on DVR before crashing on the couch at 2:30am.

A Fir-Ju Well, Australian For Chinese Fire Drill
The first three rocking songs, three different band members on the drums. At the end of almost every song it was like a Chinese fire drill with each band member picking up a different instrument from the one they played previously. ROCK AND ROLL!!!!

These guys are fucking Good! Their energy and musicianship had the crowd through the entire set. I will be keeping my eyes open for future shows.

Feist, Australian For Buzzkill
After being charged up by A Fir-Ju Well, the second act "Feist" sucked all the energy from my aging soul. Bless her heart. Not to be overly critical, but she was a one woman show with not the greatest of voices who sounded like she was playing at a guitar lesson. Harsh? Yeah. Justified? IMHO, yes.

My opinion was not unanimous however, as I saw a few people getting into it and more who went and bought her cd after her set. Bless their hearts. I stayed for the entire set so that I could hear some of British Sea Power, knowning fully that her set cost me the ability to hear most of their music.

I've often wondered the types of drug concert promoters take, since bookings like these never seem to make sense.

You Are British Sea Power, What's With All The Shrubbery?
Before taking the stage the roadies(?) for British Sea Power strategically places branches full of leaves around the stage to make it look as if they were playing in a forest. I didn't get it.

The three songs I heard were good and loud. When they played their song being pushed by Sirius' Channel 26 called "Apologies To Insect Life" I was satisfied and departed. I could have stayed longer, but I knew that there was laundry and tv watching to be done.

On my walk home I smelled like I had rolled around in an ashtray for three hours. I hate smelling like cigarette smoke. Often times I feel like I should be able to spritz smokers with my beer so that they can smell like my bad addiction when they leave the bar.

Amazing Race 7 Finale -- Not So Amazing
I admit it, I was rooting for Rob and Amber. They say the first million is the hardest, so getting their next million seemed to be in the bag.

This episode lacked something for me.

First, it missed believability. How the fuck were Joyce and Uchenna be able to beg for enough money for four plane tickets and cab fare (yes, I saw the ending) in a two day span? If money falls from the trees in that amount then I am in the wrong business.
[EDIT @ 1pm] I have been informed that plane travel is provided by the show and that it is not up to the contestants to pay for it. This is my first season of AR and I missed episode #1 of this season so I didn't know this. My apologies.
Secondly, I keep thinking that it is unfair to schedule things that allow teams to catch up in the middle of the final stage. Having to wait until the next morning for the park to open removed any advantage in the final stage.

And finally, since when does the pilot allow the gate to come back out to the plane so that two more passengers can board? Is this why planes are always late?

I doubt that I will be 'in' for Amazing Race 8.

Weezer's "Make Believe" -- First Impression
Target has it on sale ($9 and change), that's where I purchased it yesterday. Fear not Ella Guru fans, I still followed through and spent another $25 there last night. Yeah, I've got a problem.

I gave the first eight songs a listen on my drive in this morning. It's good, but not great. Any Weezer fan will be pleased, but this won't be the cd which sways a lot of people into the Weezer corner.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - dead tired, running on coffee
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Morrissey -- "The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get"
Website Of The Day - Think you know a lot about band names? Take the Band Name Quiz

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Seems Like I Had So Much More

Yesterday it seemed that I had so much to type today that I just couldn't wait. Perhaps I shouldn't have since right now nothing is coming to mind.

Two, Two, Two Fortunes In One
Double hitter day at Thai/Chi (aka Little Bangkok on Cheshire Bridge Road). My fortune cookie contained two fortunes "The best mirror is a good friend." and "Seek advice from an octogenarian." If you play the "Between the Sheets" with these one seems promising, the other... notsomuch.

Seriously, mirrors and octogenarians, two things I really don't need to be around right now.

MILF v2.0
Speaking of 'between the sheets' rumor has it the Bennifer v2 (aka Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner) have done the nasty and she's gotten preggers.

They've been bumping uglies...

She will always be the hottest mom in the soccer mom van pool.

Meet The Hashers -- Down In Flames, Part III
The Brits would say that we've run into a spot of trouble. Another week, another disappointing outcome. When I miss baseball questions you can guarantee that it's going to be a bad night.

The only bright spot was when one of 'Jason and the Democrats' (or whatever their real team name is) came over to tell us that they show up every week just to beat us. We are the Yankees, and unfortunately for us our record of late has been just as abysmal.

It's Tuesday You Say?
There are few interesting nuggets of new releases today. If you find yourself hugging a bong, you might be exicited to run out and get the new Dave Matthews Band release "Stand Up". I have to admit that 'getting' the DMB is something that has never happened for me.

Robert Plant & The Strange Sensation have a new cd called "Mighty Rearranger". The last Robert Plant cd I bought was "Pictures At Eleven" sometime in the late 1980s. I'll probably not change that anytime soon.

Is this a Canadian holiday? I see that Bryan Adams has a new release called "Room Service". Barenaked Ladies must be in the studio furiously working on their rebuttal

My pick of the day will therefore be Weezer's "Make Believe". There maybe a lunchtime (or post-work) run to Ella Guru to snatch up this along with an armful of used discs. Have to keep the collection growing, you know.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - dead-ended (I know, not a real 'mood' but it's how I feel)
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Flaming Lips -- "She Don't Use Jelly"
Website Of The Day - Weezer is streaming their new album "Make Believe" (here). All the 'cool' kids want to hate on it. I've yet to get the chance to listen, so I can't comment.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Monday, May 09, 2005

Oh Brother, What A Mother's Day Weekend

My Credo
I must not drink and eat so much.
I must not drink and eat so much.
I MUST not drink and eat so much.

I know, I sound like a fucking broken record...

The Number Of The Count Is Three
I'll blame Mother's Day on the fact that only two people showed up to the weekly Sunday Morning Running group. Sure, I gave forewarning that no grand breakfast was to be made this time, that could have hurt attendance as well. I am certain that there is no boycott on me, for I am a wonderful host. (read "I always have plenty of alcohol on hand") :)

My prelaid courses (one five-plus miles, the other six-plus miles) took the three of us through some of Atlanta's finest transitional neighborhoods. Last time I hosted we went to Grant Park, this time I kept us on the 'other' side of the tracks. Back at the house we were joined immediately by another of the group who ran solo and the drinking began. Bulova watch time of first drink was around 10:30-11:00am. Some time around 1:30-2:00pm a trek up to Grant Central East was made so that we could have pizza (and another beer). Sometime around 3:30pm two more of the weekly regulars came over to the house (ok, we had been badgering them with drunk phone calls all afternoon). More beer was consumed. The group disbanded sometime around 4:30-5:00pm. I crashed on the couch for the remainder of the evening.

Dude, Where's My Car
As we went in the rear entrance of Grant Central East we all commented on a less-than-perfect car which was parked right next to the entrance. It was your typical "hood" classic (Chevy Impala type) which was getting restored while the owner used it for his commute. When we left GC East the owner of the car was on the phone; he went on to tell us that someone stole his car. I contend that it may have been towed, but this is my neighborhood so it may have well been stolen.

Sprint PCS, Showing Me The Love
After my rant last week I decided to let Sprint PCS know how unpleased I was with the ringer I downloaded. Well wouldn't you know, within twenty-four hours I received an email which detailed how to get a refund on purchases. Nice. Mea culpa, Sprint PCS.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - bloated and whooped, too much drinking again!
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Husker Du -- "Makes No Sense At All"
Website Of The Day - Here is an interesting art project going on in Nova Scotia. It's called 100 Pieces.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Friday, May 06, 2005

Can You Hear Me Now?

Tables And Chairs, Nature's Networking Barricade
After last night I would assume that the Last Supper didn't have to be. Hell, (can I say that in reference to the Last Supper?) I bet you that Jesus didn't get to speak to at least half of his apostles.

Jesus explaining that the apostle to his left should have eaten something with his wine

And so was the case at last night's 'Atlanta People With Blogs Who Get Together To Drink' outing. I was at the end of one long table and was only able to converse with my immediate neighbors. Good conversation, but not conducive to networking per se.

Thanks to "Null", "Mingaling's" Boy who thought that I might possibly be younger than he. He is thirty-two (if my near-forty memory serves me right). It must be all that clean living and lack of sex that keeps me looking so young. LOL!!!!!!

It's The Same Old Story, Buyer Beware
I have a love/hate relationship, as well as another year remaining on my contractual obligation, with Sprint PCS.

Yesterday I decided to jump into the Bush-filled 'naughts' and purchase a ringtone from Sprint. Excuse me, in Sprint's world I am renting this ringtone for ninety days. The cost of my ninety day rental from Sprint for this ringtone is $2.50. That's right, I had to pay two-and-a-half times the cost of buying a song from sources such as iTunes in order to rent one from Sprint. To make matters worse, the ringtone sounds like SHIT! It sounds like I recorded it on the phone while attending a concert.

What was the ringtone in question? Hüsker Dü's "Could You Be The One?" I know, you've never heard of it....

Sprint, don't be surprised if I spend the next year figuring out how to download ringtones for free. This is temporary of course, until my contract runs out and I dump your greedy asses.

While I Am At It
This morning I returned to Joe's for a coffee to go. I haven't been there lately (and haven't seen my favorite barista Ellen there in some time), because the East Atlanta Village streetscaping project has made parking along Flat Shoals Avenue a bitch. Today's barista Carmen was talking about why things were moving slowly and said that the city was unable to finish one side of the project because Comcast wouldn't come out to remove their cables from the poles. I think that I'll still hate cable when my gig at Dish Network comes to an end.

Don't Forget Mom!
If you are lucky enough to have still have your mother in your life (as I do), then don't forget to recognize her on Sunday, aka Mother's Day.

If for some unfortunate reason you mom is no longer "with us", think about donating time or money to an organization such as the Susan G. Komen Foundation or one of your local shelters for battered women. Peace people, it's what it's all about.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - bloated -- eye eye yey eye, too much cerveza
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Decemberists -- "16 Military Wives"
Website Of The Day - HGTV's salute to moms

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Cinc O' DeMayo

Top Of The Mornin' To Ya!
I wish... I made a dentist appointment (check-up/cleaning) for today. Dentists and me are like oil and water. I really should go to a female dentist since I am used to women inflicting pain upon me.

First Post-Work Stop, Limerick Junction
After my admission of Backward Celebration on St. Patty's Day, you should have seen this one coming from a mile away. First stop to kicking the sobriety habit is Limerick Junction. Hopefully the lovely Zoe will there and that the Smithwick's will be flowing.

Don't Order Yet, There's More
Once I've had my fill of co-workers tonight, I'll head over to Manuel's Tavern (Man-Wells / Man-U-Ells, whatever!) to make a second attempt at meeting up with the 'Atlanta People With Blogs Who Get Together To Drink'. My last attempt failed, so I'll be interested to see if I can make the networking connection tonight. If any of you are looking for me, look for the nerd with the brownish Adidas shirt and blue suede Pumas. Can't miss me.

This Space For Rent. Shameless Plug #1
Hey Paulie stalkers! Here is a great opportunity to get around those restraining orders I've served. My former across-the-street neighbors have "Moved On Up To A Deluxe House In Candler Park" and are renting their former residence. All I really know is that it's a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath. I would have taken a picture of the house and posted it here, but that would have required effort on my part.

Here are some of the benefits you may not have thought about
  • Only one person I know has been carjacked on my street
  • Easy stagger home from all my parties
  • Your yard will always look better than mine
  • Ladies, if you think that forty year old men with body scarring and a spare tire are sexy, you'll be living across the street from a very sexy (and single) guy1. Hell, he might let you become a friend "with privileges"
Rent within the next ten minutes and I they will throw in a set of steak knives2. What more could a person ask for?

1. your mileage will vary
2. no guarantee on steak knife offer

Does This Hat Make Me Look Like Michael Moore? Shameless Plug #2
Yesterday I placed an order for this beautiful hat

Nothing like a little self promotion, especially when someone else is doing the legwork.

I've got so much more, but no time. Must run to the dentist.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - bummed because my little piggie that goes all the way home hurts so I can't run
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Morrissey -- "Irish Blood, English Heart"
Website Of The Day - More Modern Day Ruins. Great pictures, but be forewarned you may not be able to read the text. I recommend checking out Number 13, the old amusement park.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

My American Idol

"Duluth, Duluth, Duluth Is On Fire" Or "I Knew I Should Have Took That Left Turn At Alburqueque"
Readers of this space know that my mood has been less than "chipper" of late. Things in my life may not be great, but at least I am not this person...

Thank You, Jennifer Wilbanks for making my life look good!!! I think that I should make Jennifer's picture my background image and look at it whenever I feel down and out.

What animal comes to mind when you look at Ms. Wilbanks' picture? A shark perhaps? Just look at those eyes.

What's with the pancho-over-the-head on the way back from Alburqueque? I want to see the "Kidnappers' Cut" that will be all the rage in salons across the country this spring.

And why does her fiance John Mason still want to marry her? She must have snatch his balls somewhere along the way. I guess that love does conquer all...

And Also From Alburqueque... The Shins
Last night's concert was rather enjoyable. Given the fact that The Shins really don't Rock The Cashbar (misspelling intended), I feared a low energy show. Thankfully, I was wrong; even the acoustic numbers had some tempo to them. My group got there too late to hear The Brunettes, so I still have no idea how they sound.

If these guys are getting laid, I need to pick up an instrument pronto.

I caught a ration of shit from my friend Stacey because I said that I was going to the Yacht Club to drink and eat, but when she asked I said that I had no plans and would go anywhere. Where did the group wind up? The Yacht Club. Clairvoyent, that's what I am, clairvoyent.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - comparatively well
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Wilco -- "Heavy Metal Drummer"
Website Of The Day - A little something different today. A link to Stereogum.com in order to help you win a set of Be@rbricks autographed by Beck. You lika The Beck? No? Thems bears sure would look nice on my desk of misfit toys. I'm just sayin'

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Go Big Or Go Home

Keep Your Eyes On The Prize
When you bet 'all or nothing' sometimes you get it all, and sometimes you get nothing. Last night we got handed the latter.

Last night's trivia outing took us back to Johnny's for the Trivia Factory's flava of trivia. Team Nemesis (aka Meet The Hashers) was in full force and playing up to, but no better than par. As we have come to expect, other teams despise us (playfully?) and relish in glory when their score is announced to be higher than ours. This was the case at the end of the first half (DAMN YOU Alicia Keys!) All was rectified in the second half and going into the final question we were back in first.

The final question....
Name the top five selling cars in 2001.
We hit four out of five (Accord, Camry, Taurus, Altima(?)) but failed to get the Ford Focus.

The Ford Focus? Have you ever known anyone who drives a Ford Focus?

Pizza Pizza -- And I Don't Mean Little Caesar's
Pizza in this town keeps getting worse. The pizza last night was again borderline pathetic.

**mounts soapbox**
Chuck your tomatoes at me now as I once again state that I am a New Yorker (Whitestone representin') at heart. I yearn for the days of my youth when I'd go to Angelo's Pizzeria (R.I.P.) for a slice and a White Rock cream (or black cherry) soda. Sure, I realize that things "in the day" always seem better than they really were, but I think that I am right on this one.
**dismounts soapbox**

Here are the pizza joints that I will venture to in Atlanta (in no particular order)
  • Fellini's
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Grant Central (including East)
  • Johnny's
  • Savage Pizza (although I have not been there in many years)

Soon this list may be revised. It is not good enough to me to take slices of previously cooked cheese pizza, add desired toppings, and then reheat until the crust loses all moisture just prior to serving.

Can anyone help me out here? Do you have a suggestion for excellent (non-national-chain) pizza?

A Good Swift Kick To The Shins
Calendar speaks -- The Shins at the Variety Playhouse tonight. I really like The Shins music, although I have little idea what to expect from them in concert. I have also heard mix reviews on the opening band The Brunettes, so I guess that I'll have to show up and give them a listen.

Look for me at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club prior to the show. I'll be the one sans-tattoos, piercings, and Harley.

They Are New, Some May Even Call Them Fresh
CD release day. I'll score today's offerings with a 'C'. Sure the new Nine Inch Nails cd drops today. (yawn) Don't jump my case, I was a NIN addict back when that was in play. I've seen Mr. Reznor and his pals in concert twice, once even at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

Today's pick goes to.... Amy Grant's "Rock Of Ages... Hymns & Faith". This has nothing to do with her music, in fact I most likely will never hear a single song off this album. I'm giving props on her connections to Georgia and Nashville, and the fact that I have always wondered what it would be like to get a hummer from a hot Christian icon. Hey, My Blog, My Dreams, okay?

Quick Aside....
Can anyone give me a critique of Pinback? I keep hearing one song, "Fortress", on Sirius which is okay but have not heard anything else from them.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - eh
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Eels -- "Trouble With Dreams"
Website Of The Day - Little 5 Points, Atlanta style. Them Alternative Types got themselves nifty web presence, although their business directory is seriously out of date. How non-conformist!

Paulie [eatl/ga]

Monday, May 02, 2005

Run, Forrest, Run!

Yikes, it's nearly 9am!

I'm #4645! I'm #4645!
That's what a 2:09:45 half marathon got me this year in Nashville. I could have run faster, but my gimpy ankle and a promise to a friend kept me at this comfortable pace. I had fun, I was able to joke around with the bystanders through the entire event.

Maybe It Should Be Called Smashville?
If Nashville was trying to make us Atlantans feel at home they did a wonderful job of doing so. It seemed like every trip was filled with at traffic snarl thanks to an accident or breakdown. Note to self, always bring a map of the place you are going...

This Could Be A Celebrated Summer
YES! YES! YES! It sounds like Bob Mould is going to tour sometime this year!!!!! Not only will he tour, it sounds like he is going to take full band with him, and going to dip back into the Husker Du and Sugar catalogs. I am SO there!

You Mean To Say That I Was Fashionable?
While reading Bob Mould's blog there was a reference to this NY Times article (use BugMeNot if you need a free login).

It seems that beards are the male fashion statement of the day. Who knew that when I decided to stop shaving last Thanksgiving I was travelling down the path of the fashionable? Good thing I shaved, because anyone who knows me also knows that I will never be the metrosexual fashion plate that I desire to be.

Yikes, now it's almost 9:30am!

I am scatterbrained this morning, so I am off to read other stuff. Y'all come back now, ya hear!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal...
Current Mood - clueless
Current Music - Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Weezer -- "Beverly Hills"
Website Of The Day - BugMeNot is the only way to thwart the marketing nerds

Paulie [eatl/ga]