Yesterday was a very rough day. At least the sun came out finally. Today finds me back in Miami. Sadly I am no longer near the beach so any hope of beach sunrise photos has gone by the wayside.
I have another story to detail from yesterday, but I have to wait for a few weeks before I can tell you (and it has nothing to do with the action/rumors of my employer — that’s another kettle of fish). I’d hate to potentially affect the outcome.
Darn, I Almost Got It Right By Accident
Yesterday morning we all skipped the hotel’s crappy continental breakfast and went to a restaurant called the Boca Diner. I’m a sucker for diners.
Since the company was going to foot (at least) the (majority of the) bill I decided that I was going to spring for the corned beef hash and eggs. However, I figured that dish would be too filling, so I switched up to a two egg and pancake meal.
Who knew that yesterday was National Corned Beef Hash Day? Certainly not me. I could have celebrated the day appropriately and I missed out.
ITP Flickr Pic
This was the placemat at the Boca Diner.
Notice that the sun was shining for the first time since I arrived on Monday.
Sprechen Sie Spanish?
Last night I learned that in “Little Havana” I should not attempt to be polite by saying “Gracias.” At dinner, which was a great meal at Casa Larios, I said “Gracias” to the person who filled my water glass and he quickly responded “De nada.” (as expected) but then followed it up with very fast “Hablo Espanol?” which I had to ask him to repeat and then sheepishly and “No.” Every pleasantry from that point on was a good old ‘merican “Thank You!”.
Here is one of the things that filled my belly; pork, delicious pork.
Follow the Flickr link to see a shot of what I ate as an appetizer. I finished the meal with a Cuban coffee. I may not speak the language, but I do enjoy the food.
My Reality Is That I Haven’t Seen Any RealiTV
With the week coming to a close I have missed all my “stories.” I don’t (and do not want to) know who has gotten the boot from Top Chef or Survivor: China and I haven’t seen the latest Kitchen Nightmares. The problem has either been I have forgotten to watch them because I have been busy, fallen asleep before they’ve come on, or have been out when they are aired. With any luck my trusty Dish Network DVR has captured them so I can watch when I return home.
Gone But Not Forgotten
Since adding the Mets Magic Number counter to my site a few weeks ago they have played like complete dog shit. They have squandered a seven game lead over the Phillies in a mere two-three weeks. I’m not superstitious but I also feel no need to punish myself by not seeing the number move.
I have therefore removed the counter from this site.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – pensive
Current Music – none
Website Of The Day – I have been eating some serious eats here in South Florida. That’s why Serious Eats is today’s choice.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Mileage – 12 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – N/A
1) Get my first Ruby / Ruby on Rails program written
2) Lose 5 pounds (if at first, second, third, fourth, you don’t succeed….)
3) Take now fewer than three photos a day
4) Listen to (and review) one CD a day in September