Too Much Of A Good Thing

It’s not what did I eat last night at Tasty China, it’s what didn’t I eat last night. Today I think that I am suffering a food hangover. About the only dish I passed on last evening was a fried rice dish that someone ordered. And the only reason I passed on it was because it looked completely bland.

From what I remember I consumed, cilantro fish rolls, dan dan noodles, hot and numbing beef, spicy won ton soup, rabbit cubes, pork belly, shrimp, fried fish, beef, chicken, eggplant, millions of hot peppers, and a fortune cookie (whose fortune I’ve misplaced). And I wonder why I am feeling a bit “off” today. 🙂

The only bad news from the restaurant is that one of the chefs has burned himself badly so some of the items on the menu have been nixed. Fear not, I think that I’ve proven that there is still plenty of delicious stuff to eat.

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

I want you to say anything.

Even what you don’t mean.

To all who have helped me — Thanks.

A New Day Has Dawned — Let There Be Lights
While traveling the top end of the perimeter last night, on which I saw to accidents between Roswell Road and I-75, I saw that some of the new “traffic regulating” on-ramp red-lights have been activated. I’ve watched these lights get installed for over a year now, and am rather suspect of their capabilities to solve Atlanta’s traffic woes. Let’s face it, the problem is too many cars on the road at the same time, mostly because there are too many cars in this area. My concern is that these lights will simply move the traffic jams from I-285 onto the surface streets which feed it.

I’m not traffic engineer and I hope that I am proven wrong on this one.

ITP Flickr Pic
Last Friday I went to lunch at Beyond The Bayou. Since I’ve last eaten there they have moved into a small house in Chamblee. If you decide you need a Cajun fix, do yourself a favor and avoid Googling for the address — Google Maps shows the old location. Because I care, I’ve placed my photo on a map so you find the restaurant if you wish.

This is the room in which I ate.

Lunch At "Beyond The Bayou"

I was kicking myself for not bringing my camera, so what you see was actually taken with the camera on my phone.

This just in…. I’ve not been shooting enough.

A Man Walks Into A Bar To Pick Up An Amish Bread Starter
Tonight I’ll be darkening the door of George’s Bar. With any luck I’ll be running five or so miles and not dying. And with any further luck I’ll be taking home an Amish bread starter so that I can become a master baker. That’s baker, people, baker!

I wonder how successful I can be baking inside my grill? Only time will tell.

RealiTV Update: Hell’s Kitchen
Ack! I missed it! And, unfortunately for me my satellite dish is a little on the wonky side right now so I wasn’t able to record it either.

I’ve seen who was booted, now I am going to see if I can watch it online.

Watching it now, won’t be done before my 7:30am meeting though. How do these cooks have any taste buds left? They smoke up a storm every week!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing My Morning Jacket — “Librarian”
Website Of The Day.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 14 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 38 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car (so I can blog before a 7:30am meeting)
Monthly Marta Rides – 18
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 76 (76)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 5

June Goals
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 100 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than twenty times (ten round-trips)
4) Read at least one book
5) Make my bed every day
6) Eat out at a bar/restaurant no more than twice in one week

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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11 Responses to Too Much Of A Good Thing

  1. Barb says:

    Sorry there was no stalking last night, we ended up doing a bike ride in Roswell and then meeting Bob, Laura & Travis for some Mellow Mushroom pizza. And, thanks to us, the trivia team sitting at the table next to us won 2nd place. We missed the first round, I think if we would have been there earlier, we could have won it all.

  2. Steve says:

    If you are an old Atlantan.. and I know most of you are not, they used to have these ramp signals in downtown. I can specifically remember one on the North ave. ramp at the Varsity. Seems like they were removed in the early 70’s because they didn’t work. Funny how we don’t learn from our history. Now granted, these new lights have sensors that measure gaps and speed of the traffic, whereas the old one were just timers (I think).

    Time will tell…

    And don’t get me started on traffic signals and how poorly timed they are.


  3. @Barb: No worries. How was your ride? While I loved what I ate last night I think I’d be feeling better had I eaten at Mellow Mushroom — the amount of food might have been the same, but I definitely wouldn’t had the cornucopia of meat…. and that probably would have been better for me.

    @Steve: Come to think of it, I think that they’ve been installed along I-75N for some time. A lot of good that has seemed to do…

  4. Barb says:

    Ride was good, 15 miles with some good hills (I figure I better do miles with some hills as training, since I never get the distance). I was/am still tired from the mtn bike ride last Sunday, so it wasn’t any blistering pace, but wasn’t too super slow, I do feel I’m getting better, and may not totally die on that 55 miles in Carterville.

    If you ever feel the urge to bring the bike to work, we could meet at Riverside Park right off Roswell Rd, just across the river, it’s not too far north of Northridge.

    I saw on the news that they are putting those lights on ALL the ramps on all the metro interstates, and will be slowing turning them on over the next year or so.

  5. brenan says:

    Can’t speak about other onramps but they’ve had a control light at the southbound ramp from Freedom Parkway for about a year now. It’s turned off in the morning (not enough traffic) but the few times I have hit it at rush hour the wait wasn’t too bad; in fact I would say it has improved things greatly. Trust me — you really do need the staggering there there the southbound connnector joins I-20. The Eisenhower-era engineer who designed that interchange should be dug from his grave (or wheeled out of his retirement home) and tossed out into the traffic of his making. Arghhh!

  6. When those roads were conceived there were probably half as many people in this country as there is today.

    I’d think that rising fuel costs would change our habits, but I know that I’d just be fooling myself.

  7. Steve says:

    The sad thing about that whole I-20 on ramp system is that IS the improvement. In hindsight, they could have taken all that traffic under 20 and then shot it out over the old stadium parking lots, ala Spagetti Junction.

    Once again, the DOT distinguishes itself, much like the Southbound 85 to Northbound 400 cluster_uck.


  8. Can we resurrect Sherman and start all over again? LOL!

  9. Bob says:

    Looks like my 15 minutes of fame happens today. The story they did on me is supposed to air today at 5 o’clock on WSB. So unless there is breaking news and I get bumped tune in! Hopefully they won’t make me look like a dork.

    I’ll try to get you a you tube clip Paulie.

  10. Good luck Bob. Hope you make hit the big time tonight!

  11. Smoove D says:

    In other, more advanced, cities, ramp meters do have proven benefits and save time on the mainline. Georgia DOT did a study on ramp meters downtown and found overall they improved flow and shaved time off trips. However, what they can’t do is work miracles. In metro Atlanta, demand outstrips capacity to the point that adding meters at this late date is not likely to result in noticeable improvement to the average person’s commute. The real benefit will be safety related, as the meters will break up platoons of cars coming down the ramp and make merging easier.

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