Starting To Take Shape (3-4-5)

3 – the number of miles scheduled to run
4 – the number of miles I set out to run
5 – the number of miles I ran

I’m still not running like it’s 1999, but I am running better than I did from 2001-2006.

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

I feel what I feel what I feel.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

Back At It
Yesterday was a much-needed day away from my normal routine. Included in my activities were eating a big breakfast, eating lunch with friends at the Flat Iron, walking through East Atlanta Village and snapping a few photos (none processed yet, so nothing new today), taking a long afternoon nap, going for a run, and then skipping yet another concert.

Last night I decided to stay home and go to bed at a reasonable time (10:30pm) rather than going to the Blitzen Trapper show at the Drunken Unicorn. I think this is the third time I was supposed to see Blitzen Trapper but didn’t. At this point I am doubting that I will ever see them.

ITP Flickr Pic
None today because I did no post-processing last night. There is something about only being able to process my D300’s RAW format on my home computer has put a crimp in my ability to upload photos from anywhere.

Looking Back, Looking Forward
It was one week ago that my neighborhood was trounced by a tornado.

In one week I will be attending the Paula Poundstone concert, apparently solo. Remember two months ago when I purchased two tickets and wondered if I could find a date? Well, I haven’t been on one since so the likelihood that I will in the next week is low.

RealiTV Recap
There is a standard editing technique in RealiTV, when you see a person getting a lot of airtime you can kiss their ass goodbye.

They’ve been out for two days, they’ve already spoiled

Who’s The Toppest Chef?
My girl Antonia didn’t get much airtime except for being one-third of a losing team and then backstabbing the eventual loser for the night, Valerie.

This week’s “celebrity chef” judge was Wylie Dufresne. Dufresne is a well-known molecular gastronomist and owner of the restaurant WD-50 in New York. On more than one occasion I’ve virtually planned a trip to New York so that I could eat at WD-50 so that I can eat their Tasting Menu.

The choice of Dufresne would have appeared to give Atlanta-chef Richard Blais an upper hand, especially in the Quick Fire challenge — it did not.

The rest of the episode was rather forgettable, which included a lot of BS about the event held at the Chicago Zoo.

Hundreds Of People Groan, All At Once
I for one was happy to see Kathleen quit. She had annoyed me from the start, and I skipped through all of the “I’ve tried but I can’t take this any more” garbage that they showed before she quit. I can only imagine all of the anger spewed by the hundreds of people who tried out for Survivor but were not chosen.

I was a little surprised that there was an Elimination Challenge even though Kathleen quit. After seeing Ozzy kick some major ass all show long and then watching his tribe scheme to vote him out I dreamed of a RealiTV Survivor-like show where there are no tribes and people are eliminated because of their inferior weaknesses and not because the meek have bound together and stabbed someone in the back. In the end I shed no tears at Tracy’s ousting; for some reason she irked me.

As for the next show it looks like Ozzy-wannabe Erik breaks a rib in one of the challenges. With people dropping so quickly can a tribe merger be too far off?

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good, especially since it feels like a one-day workweek for me
Current Music – listening to the “Mac Break Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – Did you know that one of my most disliked government agencies, the TSA, has a blog?
Exercise (b)Log – running 5 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 69 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0

March 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to Starting To Take Shape (3-4-5)

  1. Maigh says:

    I gotta say, I’m impressed and inspired by the effort you’ve been putting back into running…really proud of you! Now if you could rub a little of that off on me, it would be greeeeeeeeeeeeeat.

  2. Thanks. 🙂 As I’ve learned (for the umpteenth time) it’s all inside of you, you just need to convince yourself of it.

  3. Martha says:

    Thanks for having lunch with me yesterday, it was just the distraction I needed. Now I just wish I was doing it again today 😉

  4. If I had the amount of vacation that most people who have worked eleven years for the same company I would not be at work today. Then we could do have a two-beer lunch again today.

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