I Think What I Am Missing Is A Thing Called “Discipline”

I admit that I am lazy and that unless something monumental changes in my life I will probably never see the inside of a gym or run alone again. I contemplated riding my bike last night but the threat of rain nixed that idea. Additionally an early onset of “holy crap I am hungry” led me to walk (hey, that’s exercise right?) up to La Casita Cantina and eat an incredibly good, albeit unhealthy, meal sans alcohol (mostly because they have lost their liquor license).

Somehow I Don’t This Will Make It Into A Cingular Commercial
You know how everyone is touting “faster” networks? Check out the text message I received yesterday

Daylight Savings Time begins 3/11. Your device needs to be updated to reflect the correct time & date. Visit Cingular.com/dst2007 from your PC for info

Really? Well that information would have been really fucking important to deliver before March 11th and not four days later.

Here a couple of marketing slogans that Cingular can use for free if they so desire

– Cingular : Working on a carrier pigeon network to improve our service.
– Cingular : Don’t blame us, it’s the motherfuckers at AT&T that are slow.
– Cingular : For only $5 more a month we will deliver timely information on time.

Green Beer, Green Pee
Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day. What will 50% Irish Paulie be doing? I don’t know. I do know that you won’t find me anywhere near one of Atlanta’s Irish Pubs. Since stealing the idea from my friend Sandy a few years ago I used to frequent a Mexican bar on 3/17 and an Irish bar on 5/5, but I might not even do that this year. Hell, for all I know I might satisfy that hankering I’ve had to eat Ethiopian food tomorrow night. Perhaps they’ll be cute and serve me up some Ethi O’Pian injera bread topped with delicious meat.

Sadly this is also not a corned beef Sunday at Twain’s because I do have some business in Decatur to transact and would love to marry a corned beef sandwich to a micro-brewed beer.

And speaking of corned beef…. Area man Alton Brown did a Good Eats episode about corned beef where aired on Food Network last week (those cheeky bastards are far more timely than Cingular). I thought that the episode was pretty good and will definitely try at least one of his recipes. However the perfectionist in me was bugged when an on-screen graphic said that Alton was entering a pharmacy at 12:15am when it was clearly daylight outside. You see, after noon it’s called the the Post Meridian and therefore the time should have read 12:15pm.

ITP Flickr Pic
More of me.

Poster Boy

Somebody contact REI and let them know that there is an overweight, pseudo-granola, faux-environmentalist, lazy sonnabitch wearing their t-shirt.

Half Time
March 15th effectively marks the half-point in the month. Here’s an update on my goals. So far I am failing at goals 1-7.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – cantankerous (although pleased that I spelled this correctly the first time)
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Wilco — “What Light”
Website Of The Day – Because I love to eat I am trying to find low-calorie snacks. Even though I am not pregnant I loves me some pickles and want to show the good folks at Mt. Olive Pickles some link love.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing

March Goals
1) Lose two pounds. (starting weight ~205 lbs?)
2) Run no fewer than thirty miles.
3) Do twenty push-ups and fifty sit-ups at on Monday, Wednesday and Saturdays.
4) Finish February’s book and read at least one more.
5) Take Marta to work at least ten times.
6) File my Income Taxes.
7) Wear “nicer” clothes to work at least one day a week.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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16 Responses to I Think What I Am Missing Is A Thing Called “Discipline”

  1. Gentri says:

    “Somebody contact REI and let them know that there is an overweight, pseudo-granola, faux-environmentalist, lazy sonnabitch wearing their t-shirt.”

    I’m sure one of their lawyers is working on a “Cease and desist” order right now!!! 😉

  2. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I should be so lucky to get a C&D from REI.

  3. Amity says:

    “- Cingular : Don’t blame us, it’s the motherfuckers at AT&T that are slow.”

    LOL!! 🙂

  4. Leah says:

    Twain’s has corned beef Sundays? I actually like that place. And corned beef. Wait, how can they not do that on St. Patty’s weekend?

    And I was unaware La Casita lost their license. Good to know.

  5. Stacy says:

    Hey! Give a holla when you’re in Decatur this Sunday. If I’m not too hung over from Saturday (or if I need another beer to help with that), maybe we can lunch?

    Also…no mention of the Tourney? You’re at the top of our league, dude! Props to you!

  6. Martha says:

    Sweet ‘n Hot Salad Peppers are my favorite…

    I’m running in the morning, you can join me unless you have more pressing plans….

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    @Leah: The NY Corned Beef Society of Atlanta serves corned beef and pastrami on the first Sunday of the month at Twain’s. However due to the Lent / Easter / Passover? (I’m not religious) they have postponed the next gathering until April 15th.

    @Stacy: It’s still way to early to brag. 😉 I just remembered that this is a Black Sheep weekend, so more than likely I’ll be out doing that on Sunday.

    @Martha: Tomorrow morning will be cold. I will be under the covers. Have a great run.

  8. Martha says:

    ‘Tomorrow morning will be cold’ = Lame excuse ::)

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Yeah, that is a lame excuse. I am going to have to work on my excuse generator.

  10. Barb says:

    here’s a good excuse – “I have to save my energy for the St.Patrick’s Day Parade” hahahahaha. I can’t decide if I’m going to go be a hasher in a parade, just not sure about this idea.

  11. Martha says:

    I will be avoiding the parade, I just keep thinking of all the tragic things that could happen….I will be at the hash with a keg and a few coolers of beer in tow.

  12. Stacy says:

    If Twains is postponing the corned beef for religious regions, their doofuses. The only thing even slightly religious on Sunday would be the New Moon (for those who may worship that, that is).

    And now, for just saying that, I’m dammed to have “New Moon on Monday” stuck in my head the rest of the day.

  13. Stacy says:

    oops. THEY’RE doofuses, of course (doofi?)…not THEIR. I am blaming the NCAA tournament live feeds in the other window as my distraction on that bit of gruesome grammar (Wisconsin’s losing…I’m flipping out).

  14. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Twain’s is not postponing, the corned beef society people are. I *think* there were religious overtones to their reasoning, but I have long since deleted the email.

  15. They lose their license every other week. What did they screw up this time? Maybe they should contribute to Shirley Franklin’s campaign for governor. BTW, do you think the City of Atlanta has it in for East Atlanta? It seems the businesses there are succeeding despite the best efforts of City Hall – except for the Echo.

  16. I’ve not been able to confirm the reason, but if I was a betting man I’d say it was serving to minors.

    Perhaps EAV got a little too big for its britches and needed to be knocked down a few pegs…

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