Yesterday the new “fly-over” bridge which goes over I285 and connects Lake Hearn Drive to Perimeter Center Parkway was christened. What got to me was the audacity of the press release telling us that the project was “Completed As Promised.” Um hello, the bridge was supposed to open in March of this year, and as I see it there is still no traffic being allowed on it. Completed as promised my ass!
When No News Really Is Good News
After receiving the bill for the physical I took three weeks ago I decided it was time they also told me the results. The fact that their lab lost my first blood sample combined with their
delay in refusal to contact me has eroded much of the confidence that I put in this doctor’s office. That being said, the (all too limited) information delivered to me was positive. The doctor told me that I passed all tests and that his only slight concern was that my “bad cholesterol” was at 104 and that doctors recommend that it be under 100. I guess that I am as healthy as a horse.
Oh Marta, Why? Why? Why?
Has anyone ever ridden Marta for a week without difficulties? Given my limited ridership and the simplicity of Marta’s rail system I should rarely see a hiccup.
Yesterday I jumped on the train with enough time to make it down to George’s to meet up with the 6pm running group. One stop after getting onto a southbound train we were informed that our train was going out of service and that everyone would have to get off and wait for the next train. Fuggit! After a five-to-ten minute wait the next train arrived. Is it any wonder that people still use their car daily?
My commute was further munged by a semi-truck who, after turning left in front of an oncoming fire truck, either parked or broke down on Oakdale thus completely halting my lane of traffic.
To my credit I soldiered on to George’s and started my trek a good fifteen minutes after my companions. I managed a near-five-mile loop struggling with traffic, my iPod Shuffle (hate it — I need a screen), and oncoming runners. I am going to put this in print because it’s something that many of you have never heard me say.
“Even though I struggled and had to walk more than I would have liked to, I actually enjoyed running last night.”
To celebrate my journey I consumed a corned-beef sandwich with some french fries, all washed down with water.
ITP Flickr Pic
Rather than cook for this year’s pre-Thanksgiving pot-luck luncheon at the office I decided to construct a seven-layer bean dip.
It looks pretty fucking tasty if I do say so myself.
This American “Kitchen Nightmares” Is Boring Me
I fell asleep watching last night’s Kitchen Nightmares. I thing that they should rename this version of the show “Gordon Ramsay Visits Kitchens With Delusional Chefs And Gives Restaurant Makeovers.”
The only good part of last night’s show was when Ramsay found a copy of one his books in the kitchen.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing The Apples In Stereo — “Tidal Wave” (can’t believe I blew two opportunities to see them in concert this year)
Website Of The Day – Even though that Windows-loving Kim Komando over at USA Today beat me to picking this I am still going to recommend that you look at Refund Please.
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking, ~5 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 31.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Beers Consumed Since 11/03 – 0
1) Run no fewer than 25 miles
2) Not worry about running the Atlanta Half-Marathon
3) Read at least one book