(Seriously) Where do you eat?
I eat out frequently and lately seem to be going to the same places without thinking about it much. I'd like to find something new (but good). So - what restaurants do you like?
I guess this is really only relevant to Atlanta area readers. Prefererably, recommendations would be inside the Perimeter or maybe in the area just OTP around Perimeter mall - near my office. No other restrictions or qualifications. Cheap, expensive or moderately priced is fine - just trying to change things up a little.
If I get a pretty good list, I'll post it here.
two cool songs:
Almost Cut My Hair - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Coast to Coast - Elliott Smith
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
(Seriously) Where do you eat?
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I've accumulated a few books that I'd like to move out. Rather than throwing them away (or donating to my local library - which seems to be focused more on baby sitting than providing literature) I thought I'd see if anyone was interested in swapping. I figure it's a good way to score some new books cheaply since my local library doesn't seem interested. Don't get me wrong - I like and support (good) libraries and bookstores. But since Barnes & Noble and Borders have driven out my local favorites, I don't feel too guilty about trying to save a little money. Besides, reuse is a good thing, right?
I'd like to swap one/one, or two paperback for one hardcover. Most of these are fairly recent and all are in good condition (read once and shelved). For this to work, we would probably need to have similar tastes. Or maybe not... who knows? Anyway my current interests seem to run toward travel narrative and living abroad type stories, usually humorous but not necessarily. Also like *good* current fiction and classics although I don't have any to trade at the moment.
So with that said, here's my list. I'll update to show what's been claimed (if this actually works).
If you see something you like and would like to swap, drop me a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) or leave a comment.
A Year in Provence
*A Good Year
A Dog's Life
*A Year in the Merde
*In the Merde for Love
*Talk to the Snail
*A Walk in the Woods
*In a Sunburned Country
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Neither Here Nor There
The Lost Continent
Frost on My Moustache
*Travels with My Donkey
*A Man Without a Country
France and French Life/Culture:
An Englishman in Paris - Michael Sadler
An Englishman a la Campagne - Michael Sadler
Paris to the Moon - Adam Gopnik
The Magic of Provence - Yvone Lenard
A Walk Across France - Miles Morland
Paris in the Fifties - Stanley Karnow
A French Affair - Mary Blume
On Rue Tatin - Susan Herrmann Loomis
Spotted in France - Gregory Edmont
Almost French - Sarah Turnbull
We'll Always Have Paris - John Baxter
Paris and Elsewhere - Julian Barnes
Sixty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong - Jean Benoit Nadeau
*Japanland (A Year in Search of Wa) - Karin Muller
*Wrong About Japan - Peter Carey
Lost Japan - Alex Kerr
Learning to Bow - Bruce Feiler
Other Travel/Living Abroad:
A Vroom with a View
That Fine Italian Hand - Paul Hoffman
Whiteout (Lost in Aspen) - Ted Conover
How Not to Live Abroad - Shaun Briley
A Trip to the Beach - Melinda and Robert Blanchard
Avoiding Prison and Other Noble Vacation Goals -
To Have and Have Not - Ernest Hemmingway
Starship Titanic - Douglas Adams/Terry Jones
Last Chance to See - Douglas Adams
*The Pleasure of My Company - Steve Martin
*Shopgirl - Steve Martin
Books with an * asterisk are hard cover. All others are trade paperbacks (not mass market paperbacks).
Posted by taz at 7:15 PM
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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Posted by taz at 9:36 PM
Nobody has said anything about me misspelling Desmond DEKKER's name. Guess y'all really don't care
For penance (and because it's about the greatest freaking reggae/ska/rocksteady album ever), I'm gonna listen to this
at least 3 times tonight. You should do the same. Or at least Pressure Drop and 007 Shanty Town.
Posted by taz at 7:55 PM
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Is anybody out there? Probably not... no bike pictures recently.
And what the hell is up with Google locking me out for suspicion of spamblogging. What is spamblogging anyway?
whatever... Here's some (definitely cool) songs floating through my head and across my ipod lately
Israelites - Desmond Decker
Moon over Marin - Dead Kennedys
Gideon - My Morning Jacket
My Favorite Things - John Coltrane
Too tired to do anything interesting lately, much less write about it. Work, eat, sleep, repeat. No bike, no nothing. I'll try to make at least a feeble attempt at posting next week.
Posted by taz at 12:38 AM
Monday, July 16, 2007
Friday, July 13, 2007
stuck in some kind of 80's CMJ musical time warp lately...
cool song: Blue Line - Let's Active
Mitch Easter has a new album - yeah I still call them albums. If that name rings a bell, maybe you should try and find a copy and give it a spin.
taz - athens, ga. class of 80something
Posted by taz at 11:05 PM
and other miscellaneous junk...
Stumbled across this blog the other day - bikesnobnyc.blogspot.com. Fun stuff in a cynical, mean-spirited way. Which is, of course, my favorite way. But only if I agree with you.
If you ride a bike, you gotta read this:
This guy must be reading my mind. I try to be one of those 'anybody on a bike is a good thing' people, but sometimes you see something that makes you go 'what the hell are they thinking?'
If you read this and laugh, you get it. If you read it and get pissed off/insulted/pout, take a look in the mirror. A little tough love can be a good thing. Note to BikeSnob: don't apologize, you know you're right. And yeah, I'm guilty of #6 - I've posted pictures of my bikes, but I'm not intimidated by my bikes... (really... No, really. I'm not - c'mon - okay, maybe just a little.)
By the way... if you haven't noticed by now, I way overuse the ellipsis. You know, that three period punctuation symbol to indicate a pause or incomplete thought ... see - that one. I have a lot of incomplete thoughts. You're probably thinking 'he uses too many hyphens and parentheses too'. Well, don't expect that to change anytime soon. If it bothers you, send a note to BikeSnobNYC. I'm sure he'll give you something else to worry about.
While I'm rambling, I should point out another bloggish type useful service. JimG has a website that aggregates interesting cycling blogs, whatever that means. (no, don't explain - I know what it means). Look for it at yojimG.net Most of my page views have come from a link on his page (all 5 of them). Yo! JimG, when's that Bontrager Registry gonna happen?
Hmm, I think I've got a seventh sign for the BikeSnob: obsessively searching the web for esoteric bike info instead of actually riding your (my) bike.
If you're still with me this far - go read Tarik's blog. He's got some pictures of a Corsican fish dominatrix. I go to Corsica and get a picture of a train, Tarik goes and gets piscine scented rubber fetishists. I had a chance to snap a picture of a fisherman that looked like Roger Daltry, but I blew it - dead camera batteries.
Anyway, here's my picture of the L'Ile Rousse-Calvi express:
Yes, I actually took a round trip on this - twice.
Posted by taz at 9:39 PM
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Monday, July 2, 2007
cool song: This is the Day - The The
I don't care if it's in the M&M commercial, it's still cool. But if that spoils it for you, check out Uncertain Smile from the same album or Dogs of Lust from 'Dusk'.
I kinda dropped the ball on the Squeeze song - I don't really like 'Cool for Cats'. A Squeeze song that I actually think is worthy - Pulling Mussels (from the Shell).
Posted by taz at 10:30 PM
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Better late than never - here's a few random photos from this year's Cirque du Cyclisme that I found interesting. I never seem to have taken as many photos as I thought I had. Gotta get away from that film mindset and just snap away and cull later.
Masi Special track (60's?)
Peter Weigle points out the mistakes in Roman Stankus' new frame. (Just kidding, Roman!)
Mike Barry and Joe Bell - Joe demonstrating excellent musical and sartorial taste.
Old guard and the new. Dave Moulton and Sacha White of Vanilla Bicycles discuss the weather.
Bet you don't see one of these on your next group ride.
Be sure to take a look at Sacha's, Mike Barry's and Dave Moulton's websites for more examples of their superlative work.
I have a few more photos (bikes and people) so drop me a line if you'd like to see more.
Posted by taz at 7:03 PM