Fade To Black

Eventhough I am down I just heard something on Sirius that made me laugh aloud. They just had a bumper in which a guy says “Our musical tastes often prevent second dates”. Too funny! Perhaps they are onto something…

I Knew That I Forgot Something Yesterday
On Saturday morning I ate my first meal at East Atlanta’s newest restaurant, Honey’s Kitchen. I was there early, sometime around 8am, so I had my choice of tables as there were only a few other customers in the place.

The decor was white, Very. Very. White. (paint color, not caucasian) I don’t know if the barren white walls are the final design statement to be made or pictures will eventually grace the walls. For me it was too stark, almost like a hospital room.

I ordered a standard breakfast, two eggs over-easy, hash browns, with a biscuit and added some country ham with redeye gravy. The only thing that I thought could have been better was the hash browns; they were a little too mushy for my taste. Perhaps I’ve been spoiled by my Gold Standard for hash browns — scattered, covered, chunked and peppered from Waffle House.

The service was good, although at one point I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to get a menu. One thing that I really liked was that I didn’t have to ask to have my coffee cup refilled. Since I drink my coffee black I have no concern that adding more coffee to the cup will destroy a coffee/milk or coffee/sugar ratio so topping off is always welcome.

Is Paulie Going Galloway?
On Sunday I discovered that my Garmin GPS has interval training settings. Since my attempts at non-stop running have consistantly failed, I decided to try something a little different — structured walk breaks within my run (aka “the Galloway method”).

Sadly, last night I had possibly my worst run in years. I don’t blame the system, I blame my body — the engine room never had anything to give. I was so depressed when I cut my planned five-mile run down to three that I wanted to walk to 400 and chuck my shoes onto the freeway. I really contemplated quitting running forever last night.

As of this morning I’m still not sure about my running future. I do know that I will now wait until I can run at least six continuous miles before even considering to sign up for the half marathon this year.

Hell’s Kitchen Has Frozen Over
Or not…

Heather came though with the goods last night on Hell’s Kitchen. She was my favorite since the show started back in June so I am glad to see that she was the winner.

I still can’t figure out how Virginia made it that far. Can someone explain this to me? Sure, it appears she has a great palette, but running a restaurant requires so much more than that. And what is up with her “management style”? Who in their right mind tells their employees that they were chosen because they were considered to be the weakest, and you want to show that you can manage them up? Even if you think that, you never tell them that!

Random ITP Flickr Pic
Devious Ballooon Man

CD Pick Of The Week
Obie Trice same name no gimmick.

While I am not a big fan of the rap scene, I did get the opportunity to listen to Trice’s “Second Round’s On Me” last night. Some of the songs were the “same old, same old” rap songs to my ears, but some of the songs were different and well crafted. Would I buy this CD? Probably not because rap puts me in an angry mood and I am there often enough these days (see also ‘Pink Floyd’ when referring to depression).

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – down
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Raconteurs — “Hands”
Website Of The Day – The Internets is a strange series of tubes. To prove this I present the Peanut Butter Lovers’ website. As an added bonus there is even a quote from Greg Louganis on their homepage.
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking, 3 shitty miles

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to Fade To Black

  1. Andrew says:

    The new disc by The Heartless Bastards was released last week. It’s been available on emusic for a couple of weeks, but has now been released on cd. Highly recommended. Not that my opinion carries any weight.

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I’ve never heard of The Heartless Bastards, but am always interested in listening to new stuff so I will check it out.


  3. Hank says:

    I hit Jeff Galloway in the head (HARD) with a frisbee about 17 years ago when he was a gym teacher at the Galloway school and I was a punkass student. I went to bording school for the next 4 years after that.

  4. Sarah says:

    While I strongly APPROVE of the Galloway method, especially for new runners and for those of us struggling to get our @sses back in gear, I DESPISE his marketing. I guess I’m just jealous of someone who can make a d@mg good living out of running. No matter, my theory is that your new-found technique is simply leading you to the darkside: ultrarunning. Join us, my friend, you know you want to.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Hehe, I’m whining because I can no longer run 3 miles and you want me to commit to returning to doing 31? LOL!!!

    Other than his run/walk technique I really don’t know much about Galloway’s marketing therefore if I see him I’ll try not to hit him on the head with anything. 🙂

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