ITP: The Lost Episode

The following was supposed to be uploaded Thursday, September 18th. However, I never located an internet connection so I couldn’t.

(Originally Title For This Blog: “Hi, My Name Is Paulie And I Am An Internet Addict”)

If the internet access was cheaper or I was spending more time in my hotel room then I would have cracked; I would have paid for the benefit of accessing the internet. While my phone is okay at accessing the internet, it is slow and limited in its capabilities. Hell, I even tried to figure out how to use my Blackjack as a modem, but unfortunately I didn’t have a necessary modem driver for my iBook.

I Will Not Whine About Losing My Wine Opener
While in Colorado I purchased a metal bottle opener which also had a cork screw and a tiny knife attached. I was surprised to hear “BAG CHECK” get yelled when my bag passed through the x-ray machine at Hartsfield because I had forgotten about putting this into my toiletry bag and travel enough to know what not to put into a carry-on suitcase these days. Once the TSA agent started tearing apart my meticulously packed suitcase I remembered the bottle opener, which he found and confiscated because it had the small knife. What has never been confiscated on any of my travels is the metal corkscrew that I also keep in my toiletry bag. Go figure.

I wish I had the guts to pack a plastic knife into my carry-on bag, but don’t want to press my luck with the TSA. It must be alright though, after all plastic “silverware” is what they give you these days when you eat at the airport.

Fatigue, It’s Not Just For Physical Exercise Any More
Today is going to be an interesting day. After getting back into the hotel last night I realized that I had packed up today’s interview schedule, as well as all of the the resumes I collected, into one of the boxes that shipped back to Atlanta yesterday. Oh boy! What a rookie mistake and I’ve been in the recruiting game for years!

Perhaps I’ll start eliminating the mental mistakes once I get myself out performing physical exercise. At least I hope so.

Florida: It’s More Than A State. It’s A Lifestyle.
I remember life in Florida being a bit slower than in other places in which I lived, but I always thought it was because the state was filled with retirees. My attitude has changed. I still think the lifestyle is a bit slow, but I think it has as much to do with the beach life as it does the retirees.

If you’ve been following my Twitter updates then you’ve probably seen me mention Duffy’s — the bar across the street from the hotel in which I am staying. Duffy’s is a sports bar with an amazingly beautiful young female wait staff and 2-for-1 happy “hour” from 4pm-7pm and 9pm-closing nightly.

The Password Is “Mofongo”
Last night’s dinner was at a small Puerto Rican restaurant called El Bohio. El Bohio was a restaurant that my travel companion used to frequent when he lived in Melbourne so he wanted to see if it was still around and as good as it used to be. We were not disappointed.

As I often do when faced with an unfamiliar cuisine, I chose a meal that I’ve never tasted before. Last night I ate “mofongo with fried pork chunks.” As I’ve come to find out, mofongo is a mash of fried plantains, garlic, olive oil, and pork cracklings. The mofongo was served with delicious fried pork chunks, yellow rice, red beans, and a chicken broth.

Anyone (Miguel?) know of a good Puerto Rican restaurant in Atlanta. I know that I will need to eat mofongo again.

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay, dreaming of exercise
Current Music – listening to the This Week in Photography podcast
Website Of The Day – I’ve not been able to supply you with photos, so I’ll send you to another place with really cool photos — The Boston Globe’s “The Big Picture”.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 11.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 73 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – rental car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 7 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4

September Goals
No idea

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to ITP: The Lost Episode

  1. Martha says:

    We ate fried pork and mofongo pretty much everyday when we were in PR….god that was good stuff. I don’t know (yet) of a place in town but I did buy a PR cookbook and have been want to try this out. Maybe Brad would spare some of the rum he brought back to go with the meal if you’re up for it some night.

  2. I’d love to learn how to make mofongo. From the ingredients list it doesn’t look hard at all.

  3. Martha says:

    Mofongo Fever…Catch It.

    So I suggest we get some plantains, pork cracklings, rum, etc and make a night of it. I make a mean pina colada (bad for the waistline I’m afraid).

    Speaking of did you want to come to the Indian Potluck next month? I know ‘a guy’ and can hook you up 😉

    Maybe we could start a monthly international potluck…that could be fun!

  4. I’m in for Indian potluck if my schedule permits.

  5. Martha says:

    I’ll have Brad send you the evite…I think it is Oct 11th

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