My forty-eight hour window for feeling sorry for myself has passed, so I am naturally feeling better about myself. Getting in the best three-mile run that I have performed in ages yesterday probably hasn’t hurt my ego either. Now if I could only shake the last vestiges of this cold.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
Time is change, therefore when I do something unfamiliar I literally consume more time per clock-hour. Familiar means less time because less change. Therefore I can lengthen my life by staying out of doctrines and ruts.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Meet The “Sub 2:00:00” Laptop
Funny, I always thought that it would be women who would inspire me to do things. Clearly I was wrong, so I’ve moved on to technology. During yesterday’s three-mile training run I decided that if I can accomplish my goal of running the ING Half Marathon in under two hours that I will buy myself one of these.
Isn’t she beautiful!?!?
I will love her; I will take her everywhere I travel; She will get the treatment that those who have passed on me could only hope to get.
Oh The Things I Could Have Purchased
Remember how I used to slam Edgewood Retail District before it opened? Well, I’ll shut up now. Not that all of my efforts were fruitful yesterday, but with one park of the car I went to Wachovia (make a deposit), Lowe’s (parts for an upcoming desk-decluttering project), Ross Dress for Less (looking for cheap tights — not found), Target (because I could), and Kroger (pick up things I didn’t buy at YDFM). I also briefly considered going in to Best Buy, Barnes & Noble, and Bed Bath & Beyond, but since I knew that I didn’t need anything from those stores I didn’t. Hell, if there was a “local’s” bar stuffed into one of those ERD storefronts I probably would have sat down for a beer too!
While tooling around Kroger I saw two things which piqued my interest; one I decided not to bite on (no pun intended) and one I placed into my cart. The one on which I passed was a case of long-neck Lone Star beers. I swear that this must have been mis-delivered because there was only one case sitting on the floor and no other Lone Star beer was to be found. I passed on it because there was no indication of its price, and I didn’t want to deal with a price check (foreshadowing). The item I placed in my cart was a four-pack of Brother Thelonious Belgian-style Abbey Ale. Sadly when I went to check out the item was not yet in Kroger’s database, and since I still didn’t want to wait for someone to perform a price check I decided that I’d let it get returned to stock. It’s not like this Kroger is the only place in town selling Brother Thelonious, so I am sure that I’ll get some soon.
ITP Flickr Pic
Have I mentioned that I can cook? 😉
While this “Andouille pudding” looked a bit of a mess (it could have used another minute or two in the oven but I feared burning the top) it was, and will be for another day or two, quite delicious.
And get this, I am also pleased with the photograph!
No George’s For Paulie
Sorry kids, my face will not be seen in George’s this evening. It’s not that I am avoiding you; have you seen tonight’s weather prediction? Instead this being “Wildcard Wednesday” on my running calendar I am going to try and get a run in at lunch before the precipitation arrives.
My only wish for today is that I had taken Marta to work so that I wouldn’t have to deal what will undoubtedly be a horrendous afternoon commute. Hey, I can use that time to go shopping for some running shoes. Brilliant! I love it when a plan comes together!
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – on the warpath which I guess means that I am enraged and focused?
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Pavement — “Summer Babe (Winter Version)”
Website Of The Day – While reading about decluttering at Decluttered is not as rewarding as actual decluttering, but it’s a good start.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 3 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 21.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 6
1) Run no fewer than 50 miles [on pace to meet]
2) Ride Marta no fewer than sixteen times (eight round-trips) [future schedule will not permit]
3) Read at least one book [on pace to meet]