Well shit! When earlier this year I proclaimed that 2008 was going to be a very expensive year for me I assumed so because I figured I’d be traveling, buying camera gear and a new laptop, and expected to get a new air conditioner for the house. What I wasn’t expecting was to discover a crack in one of the segments in one of my cast-iron wastewater lines.
wait work from home waiting for the plumber (not Joe) to arrive and deliver the bad news. Oh the joys of owning a fifty-plus year old house! Hopefully this emergency visit will not cause me to have to scrap my new laptop plans (my decision was to be announced today, but I’m waiting for the plumber’s visit now).
Holy Taco, I Still Don’t Know Ya
Everyone says the food is wonderful yet for some reason I can’t get myself to go to Holy Taco.
When I discovered the cracked pipe last night I decided not to go out on my scheduled run and instead make plans with the plumber whose information was given to me by Martha (I’ll pimp his services if he does right by me).
With little food in the house and no ability to wash dirty dishes I chose to go out to EAV for a bite to eat. Being a vegetarian day I didn’t want to ruin the day’s work by eating meat for dinner so my choices were somewhat limited, mostly because I couldn’t resist something like a burger at The EARL. Mexican is always a vegetarian option (at least for us non-strict vegetarian types because I’m certain there is animal fat in refried beans) so I decided to head to Cantina La Casita.
I dined on a boatload of chips and salsa, a couple of veggie empanadas, a mushroom taco, and washed down with a Negra Modelo. While it may not have been the best Mexican in the ‘hood, it was exactly the Mexican I wanted. OlÃ©.
ITP Flickr Pic
My final upload from last Saturday’s excursion
(note: new photo uploaded to JalapeÃ±o Beach)
Trying To Get Back On The Rails
No, not Amtrak (and why doesn’t a Marta train go to the sole Amtrak station in Atlanta?) but rather Ruby On Rails. As I’ve mentioned many times in this blog I really miss computer programming and I am trying to find ways (and time) to get back into the swing (but not Java Swing — HOHOHO! What a nerd joke!)
Any suggestions are happily accepted.
Who’s Up For Thrasher Games?
It’s that time of year again…. HOCKEY SEASON!!! (which of course means that it’s also Gorin’s big-ass beer drinking season again). I’m not a partial-season ticket holder this year but am very open to the idea of going to games. Who’s with me?
I’ll Flex My Muscle, Well At Least My Brain
Tonight I’ll be joining Meet The Hashers for Team Trivia at Raging Burrito in Decatur. I am the official holder of last week’s gotten gains (read $30 in house cash), because for some reason I was a trusted Treasurer.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – I should be happy, but I’m reserving that for later
Current Music – Leo Laporte’s “The Tech Guy” podcast (#497)
Website Of The Day – Miss Martha was a wellspring of help in yesterday’s blog. To give her more credit, and to remind myself to gather my race medallions, I’m picking the charity Medals 4 Mettle. Those children will get a lot more pleasure from them than I will.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing, I was mentally derailed last night
Monthly Foot Mileage – 32 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 32 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
Vegetarian Days – 10
Carnivore Days – 5
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