Even with the problems I documented in the last post, this is a fairly decent hotel as cheap hotels go. However, too many long mirrors exist here and my appearance in them sent me down into a major spiral of depression. It’s not just the fat I see either, it’s the genetic defects and associated degradation that have been passed down through family lineage.
RIP: Jimmy The Cricket (2008-2008)
On Wednesday I saw a cricket on my windshield as I parked behind George’s Bar. Imagine my surprise to see that same cricket still on my car after driving at least two hours at speeds up to 80mph?! The cricket had obviously found a spot on one of my windshield wipers where the air flow was not too harsh and it allowed him to hang on. For at least two hours I watched the cricket hang on for dear life, occasionally shifting its position! If the cricket survived the trip I planned on shooing it off once I parked my car in to a bush, obviously out of sight from nearby birds — a Georgia cricket in Tennessee. Imagine my surprise when the cricket was still on my car when I entered Nashville; it managed to hang on for the entire trip! Imagine my dismay when I saw the cricket get whisked off the windshield at 60mph as we headed to our final destination. I can’t imagine that the cricket made if off that road alive.
Imagine my surprise later in the evening when I felt that the cricket was the lucky one.
And Just When I Thought I’d Cleared A Major Hurdle
Yesterday I arrived in Nashville around 11am Central with a major hunger (after all it was noon according to my stomach). I found out quickly that my Garmin Nüvi 350 has no “vegetarian” category under food and that Windows Live searching on my Blackjack failed because there were “network issues.” Argh! However, I was able to search “vegetarian” and get some suggestions for grub. I landed at Sitar Indian restaurant which has a lunch buffet. I was proud of myself as I passed on each of the delicious trays containing meat in order to obey my new food commitment (my new euphemism for diet). At the time I was pleased with my life and thought things were looking up. How wrong I’d be…
ITP Flickr Pic
I have no new photos to post today, so I’ll dig up one from a few weeks back.
This is kind how I feel about myself today, except this is how this bird should look; I should be that lucky.
Nashville: A Sinister Network Of Inclines And Declines
In an attempt to rebound from the beginning of a shitty mood I decided to go out for a run. Yay me! I found that I had packed everything except my iPod Nano and headphones, so it was going to be a quiet run except for the gasping for air noises I’d provide.
Eight years ago I ran eighteen miles (at once!) in Nashville. Half as many years ago I ran Nashville’s half marathon. I’d forgotten how much Nashville climbs and declines.
The hotel in which I stayed last night is located near Music Row and Vanderbilt University so I headed toward the school figuring it would provide safe running ground. What it also provided was a right ass kicking. With much difficulty, although aided by numerous stops for traffic lights, I manged four miles.
Unfortunately my “accomplishment”, which could be partially categorized as a failure since it was not done in the way that I desired, did nothing more than pile on to my self-loathing. Not only did I not go out and have fun last night, I spent the entirety of the evening in the hotel room. Dinner was two small packs of pretzels, a CLIF Bar that I had stored in my running bag, and a cup of crappy hotel room coffee — at least it was vegetarian…
Meat It’s What For Food Today
Today day is a meat day. That is all.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – depressed
Current Music – listening to the “Mac Geek Gab” podcast
Website Of The Day – Save the world, not for me but rather for others. Recycle your dead batteries! Where? Find out by visiting the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation.
Exercise (b)Log – running, 4 miles
Monthly Foot Mileage – 8.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car, somewhere
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 20 (110) [on hold since I’m hotel living again]
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivore Days – 0
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink nothing but water, coffee, beer, wine
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 125 miles