Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Notes from the world of Tommy

Notes from the world of Tommy

I love people. Some dick decided to splice into my cable. The result on my end was my internet access dial-up slow. Comcast came by and fixed it this morning.

It's also been kinda busy in the world of Tommy.

Work. That's a given. It's not as bad as it has been in the past, but it's kept me busy enough.


I did hit the Southern Brewers' Festival in Chattanooga on Saturday. It was one of those days where I was surprised by a Saturday off. I called my buddy Steven, to see if he was working. We decided that between the two of us having a Saturday off, there was no excuse to sit home watching re-runs of the Deadliest Catch. So, we hit the Brew Fest.

Lots of good stuff (and a couple not so good). I want to single out the IPA from Bosco's Brewery, which is one of the best I've ever had. Terrapin's Golden Ale was nice. And there was an Espresso Stout (from Riverside, I think, though that was awfully late in the day) that kicked ass--problem being that it's 98 degrees, and I now have a stomach full of thick beer....

There's nothing like standing out in the 98 degree sunshine with a stomach full of beer to make for a pleasant afternoon. A dinner at Mellow Mushroom soaked up most of the buzz, and we headed home.


That night, had the bad experience of a neighbor deciding to make a punching bag out of his girlfriend. I was having an odd dream about explosions going off at my work, and then I woke up, and the explosion sounds kept coming. Turns out it was the fireworks from the neighbors. Called the cops (I was the second or third to do so). I was pulling on my shoes, trying to figure out if there was something I could do to help, because it had gotten really bad (to my mind, it's testament to how bad it sounded), when the cops showed up. They took the guy out in handcuffs.

His girl got a restraining order against him. He wasn't on the lease, so it's not an issue of evicting him. Her landlord has asked a few neighbors to watch to see if she moves him back in. If she does, he'll kick her out.

I don't talk a lot with my neighbors. I'm not home enough, really. But the couple of times I've talked with the girl, she seems nice enough. I hope she's got a brain in her head, and keeps the asshole out of her life. Losing her place to live might add a little incentive.


Picked up the first season of Heroes yesterday. I saw most of the episodes online, but I splurged and bought the DVDs. I liked the show when I first saw it, but was a little offput on how similar it seemed to be in tone to J. Michael Straczynski's Rising Stars. If it was a rehash, I'd read enough comic books in my life that I didn't need to spend a lot of time with it. Read enough of the same story.

Maybe I'll have more thoughts. The way my spare time's going, I'm finding time to watch stuff in the mornings when I'm getting ready for work.

But it's a decent enough show.


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