Monthly Archives: April 2006

The long ride

Yesterday, for no particular reason, I decided to go on a long bike ride. I originally wanted to just see where Ponce de Leon Road ended, but the countryside was so pleasant and the roads to bikeable that I decided to set a personal record. I wound up going 25 miles out to Conyers on a very pleasant day. My total mileage was 50.5 miles, in about three and a half hours. Surprisingly I’m not that tired today.

On the way to Conyers, I passed through Lithonia, which contains a store containing some form of Christian/Voodoo items (from what I could tell). The images below are of the front window of the store.

Grinding irritants

Before I go off on my little mini-rant, I should say that I’ve finally worked out that Tom Waits song for the open mic.

Now, here is what’s been irritating me today:

  • I still haven’t heard from 3 people with impending projects
  • I cancelled my photo shoot with my fiddle model after seeing a rainy forecast. Instead, it’s the proper degree of overcast. Curse you Weather Channel.
  • I’ve managed to open up my leg cut twice today, once in my sleep, and then a few hours ago, I’m not sure how. In general it’s healing fairly well, but the deeper areas don’t seem to respond to time or reason.

The article I referred to at lunch

Where did I have lunch? What was the reference?

These things are a mystery. However, here is the article

Man accused of diverting others’ mail to himself

A man was charged with using scores of change-of-address forms to divert mail from all over the nation to his address in Beaver County.

Federal prosecutors this week charged Fred Hill of Aliquippa with wire fraud, accusing him of diverting mail from people both living and dead.

Postal inspectors said in court records that when they entered an Aliquippa home where Mr. Hill had stayed, they found “a significant volume” of abandoned mail along with lists of Social Security numbers and names of people in California, Georgia and Arkansas.

Since January, Fred Hill had used the Postal Service’s Web site to file 170 change-of-address forms since January, authorities alleged in court records. The same credit card had been used to pay the $1 charge for filing change-of-address forms online, they said.

170!

On another note, Ralph of Luttrell Guitars did a wonderful job installing the new FishMan pickup.

That’s been my day so far.