Today marks day fifty (Forty-nine? My accounting got screwy somewhere.) of bed making. While the effort hasn’t revolutionized my life it is nice to go into my bedroom and see it tidy, well at least when I look at the bed.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
Last night I started using swear words with Bill when I thought I was sounding nicer than I felt. Evidently I want to swear in order to become more real — or is it to sound more real?
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Time To Think About Spending
I left work last night and made it back into East Atlanta around 7pm. By that time I was hungry and the thought of preparing something at home didn’t seem appealing.
I stopped into The Midway (again) because I wanted to give their chicken tenders another try, wanted a Lagunitas Censored, and was hoping the cute wait staff was there. I got the chicken and beer at least….
What I realized at the end of the meal was just how damn expensive it’s become to eat bar food. My total for chicken tenders with one beer was $13.50, throw in tax and tip and the bill was nearly $18! Guess who’s about to curb some discretionary spending…
ITP Flickr Pic
This is one of the photos I will submit for critique tonight.
It’s okay but not thrilling me. I wish I could find the magical button to make me happier with my work.
I’ve decided that I will be giving my body a recovery period for the next few days. I am slightly hobbled from Saturday’s half marathon (my “official” time was 2:40:07) and think it will be beneficial for me to take it easy for another day or two.
And while the gauntlet to ride the Cartersville Century was thrown at my feet yesterday (by a certain ITP reader) I am going to wait until my recovery period is over before I decide for what I will be training next.
What Are You Doing Memorial Day Weekend?
In chatting with my buddy Darren yesterday I realized that this coming weekend is Memorial Day weekend. (As an aside, I laugh every time I hear Canadians talk about their “May Long Weekend” holiday.) This time last year I was gearing up for my Tour de Arizona. This year I have nothing that exciting on my agenda until August.
In years past I’ve driven down to Newnan for the Atlanta Hash‘s Camp Hedon. However, I’ve decided that those days should remain in my past so that is not an option.
I thought about finally making good on my threat to drive myself to Montgomery, Alabama to take in a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game, but unfortunately I just saw that they will not be playing home games this weekend.
Had I not camped last weekend camping could have been an option.
I could spend the weekend doing yard work. HAHAHAHAHAHA!
I just don’t know. Have you any suggestions?
As an interesting historical note, Memorial Day will mark my ninth anniversary of hashing. Perhaps I will make a special appearance at Monday night’s hash.
CD Pick Of The Week
If I was picking this week based on looks alone then my pick this week would be Scarlett Johansson’s “Anywhere I Lay My Head”. But the depth of my pick is deeper than skin-deep (not by much though) so I will consider other options.
Dresden Dolls (you might remember their song “Coin Operated Boy”) have a release today called “No, Virginia.” I’ve heard nothing from it.
Alanis Morrisette, 3 Doors Down, and Donna Summer have new releases today, but I’ve already heard enough from each of them.
The winner for “Best Band Name” today is Drunk Stuntmen who have a new disc released today called “State Fair.”
I guess what I am getting at is that I have no real CD Pick Of The Week this week. I’ve not been listening to a whole lot of Sirius 26 lately and even when I have they’ve been playing “older” tunes.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Built To Spill — “You Were Right” (my favorite Built To Spill tune)
Website Of The Day – I heard about TT Packs which are one-time use bathroom kits on a podcast. Then I found out that they company marketing them Eye 2 Eye Ideas is an Atlanta-based company. How could I not highlight them?
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 25 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 25 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 13
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 50 (50)
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 100 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
4) Read at least one book
5) Make my bed every day