Can You Say “Perfect Running Weather?”

The wind, the temperature, and the humidity were just perfect for running last night. I ambled along comfortably for 4.7 miles (too much of a slacker to get 0.3 more in to make it 5.0) before treating myself to a couple of beers and a half-order of nachos. If I didn’t have to rush home to check out my plumbing (not not a euphemism), it would have been a fantastic evening.

Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.

A sure way for me to have a disastrous experience is to do something because “it will be good for me.”

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

This One Goes To Eleven
Today marks my eleventh anniversary with my current company. I never expected to be here this long, in fact not even half of this long. My expectations were to make a lot of money through stock options and leave for a new challenge. You probably figured out that my plan failed.

I don’t talk much about work in this blog for a good reason — I don’t wish to be fired. There was a very recent change in my professional career that a couple of my friends have now heard about, but since I don’t wish to be fired, I cannot divulge here. Fear not, it will not interrupt this blog. πŸ˜‰

Plumb(ing) Loco
First off, is the phrase “plum loco” or “plumb loco?” I have never known…

The plumbing in my house is currently driving me more than a little crazy. Perhaps it’s not so much “the plumbing” as it is my inability to fix “the plumbing” properly. The toilet in the master bath (as “master” as a 1950’s ranch house gets) still leaks on occasion, and now the toilet in the guest bath has me perplexed. I believe that the leak I discovered on Sunday is now fixed, I just can’t be 100% certain that it is. Well shit, are we really 100% certain about anything in our living spaces?

ITP Flickr Pic
One more from last Friday’s drunken hockey night.

Up Close And Personal

During the “game after the game” I snuck down into one of the photographer’s wells and shot through the hole in the glass like the big boys/girls do.

So Who’s On Board For Survivor?
Survivor starts up again tonight and this time the twist is “fans v. favorites.” Who’s gonna watch? Is it worth my while to watch it for ITP recaps? Is it worth my while to watch until Amanda and Parvati get booted? I’m on the fence about getting sucked into this season because I thought that last season scored a ‘C’ at best. I am also a little surprised that Todd from last season wasn’t included; he seemed to be the biggest “Survivor player” from the last season.

In other RealiTV news, I want to let you all know that I shall not be watching Big Brother this time around. I just wasn’t getting much out of it and it requires too much time investment for me.

Where To Go?
I have two requests….

1) Where should I travel this year? I already expect to go to Nashville, TN in the Spring and Colorado in the late Summer / Fall.

2) Where should this blog go? What do you like and dislike about InsideThePerimeter? Do you want more/fewer details about my personal life? Restaurant reviews? Music reviews? I won’t be performing a sudden overhaul of this site, but I’d certainly like to know your opinions about what you read here.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – tired of living with fear, uncertainty, and doubt
Current Music – the sound of silence
Website Of The Day – If you think that the Ride of Silence is just about riding without music, you’d be wrong. Ride of Silence are organized bike rides which are put on to honor those who have died while riding and remind people that bikes and cars share the roads.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 4.7 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 8.7 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0

February Goals
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
3) Read at least one book

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Can You Say “Perfect Running Weather?”

  1. Martha says:

    A sure way for me to have a disastrous experience is to do something because β€œit will be good for me.”

    LOL, the first thing that came to my mind was how many times I’ve hurt myself while ‘getting in shape’. I still having some nerve issues after my fall two weeks ago.

  2. Yeah, that’s why I was not completely dejected about not running this past weekend. I had a feeling that if I had forced the issue thinking that the runs would be “good for me” that something would have gone wrong.

  3. Steve says:

    As far as blog improvements… I think it might be hard to do music reviews without sound clips- and I have to admit that it is the rare day when I actually recognize ANY artist you refer to. But that’s just me… member of the Tony Bennett fan club.

    -FP

  4. Barb says:

    YEAH – Survivor starts tonight!!!!! Please watch it with me – we have to make fun of Johnny Fairplay – & hope he gets voted off every week. And with your girl Parvati back, how can you not watch? Maybe since Todd won, he wasn’t invited.

  5. Maigh says:

    For anyone in Atlanta considering participating in the Ride of Silence this year, feel free to contact me and/or join the flickr group for the event for picture postin’ good times:http://www.flickr.com/groups/593995@N24/

    I’ll be organizing the Atlanta event for 2008, which will be held May 21st. We’ll set out from Piedmont Park, additional details to follow.

  6. @Steve: good point, most people have no idea to whom I refer.

    @Barb: okay, I’ll start watching. I can’t guarantee completeness — especially if my eye candy goes away quickly.

    @Maigh: thanks for the update. I hadn’t forgot that you mentioned coordinating one of these, I just didn’t want to speak for you.

  7. Stacy says:

    Does “not not a euphemism” actually really make it a euphenism by being a double negative?

    You should go to Andersonville this year. And you should take me.

  8. Barb says:

    vacation…… you could go to Iowa with us and ride a few days of RAGBRAI at the end of July. And, then for the real fun, you could be my date to my class reunion, since Allan said he’s done it once, and that is enough, he will stay home with my family.

  9. Gentri says:

    Head to Key West, or Mexico… what about PR or DR??

    You could also just visit the “best of the South”! (whatever they might be)

    Maybe the change at work is just the “Kick in the arse” that you need to start looking or upgrading your work set……..

  10. Barb says:

    I have an idea, and don’t take this the wrong way, but what about one of those exercise/spa types of places? I know you’ve been running, but spending a week doing some intense training might really help with your mental (& physical) well being.

  11. great suggestions. I can only type on my phone at the moment, so a longer reply will have to wait.

  12. Martha says:

    I just can’t get enough talk about vacations.

  13. RanLiCoop says:

    Looking forward to hearing this weekend all about the recent change in your professional life – over beers, of course.

    Ran a couple of miles yesterday and will run a couple more tomorrow – should be ready for 7 this weekend… well, maybe not ready, but I probably won’t die…

    As for vacations, you can always check out Backroads. Lisa and Amanda can only rave about the biking/camping vacations they’ve been on with them: http://www.backroads.com/

    -Randy

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