I was fortunate to have a few hours to myself yesterday after my recruiting event was over. One of the things I wanted to do was find my old apartment and see how the neighborhood had changed since I left at the end of 1994. My first step was to Google Maps the area in order to remind myself of the streets around the old home. At first I thought that the apartment complex was gone! And then when I got to the neighborhood I realized that what I saw on Google Maps was the clearing of the old empty field next to the apartment complex for “new” houses that are on the site.
As for other changes,
- The grocery chains Food World and Bruno’s are gone. Apparently this happened when a bunch of Bruno’s execs died in a plane wreck a few years ago.
- The K-Mart in which I used to shop is gone. No shock there.
- Huntsville and Madison now have traffic problems.
- Many of the restaurants have change
- Huntsville has one micro-brewery, Olde Towne Brewery whose beer I’ve yet to locate in retail stores.
Fourteen Years Of History In One Night
Last night I headed to downtown Huntsville to meet up with my old friend Eric. As I mentioned yesterday I hadn’t seen him since I left Huntsville and happened to find him on Facebook the other night.
As you can well imagine the meeting was rather strange at first, but it was great to hear about people I knew in my former life. Additionally, since Eric has become an ultra-runner in the past three years we were able to talk about that craziness. The conversation really made me wish that my knee was better, and believe it or not, almost made me want to enter Mountain Mist, almost.
My Numbers Seem Wrong, I’ll Have To Investigate
After twenty-two days I’m showing fourteen vegetarian and eight carnivorous. Since I’ve been strict about my 5/7ths vegetarian lifestyle those numbers don’t seem to add up correctly. After twenty-one days I should have fifteen vegetarian and six carnivorous. Of course, I didn’t do something smart like start on a Sunday, so maybe that’s why my counts seem out of whack. No matter what, I’ve already used my two meat-filling days this week so I’ll have to find vegetarian-friendly fare on my way home today and resist the urge to plow into a turkey sandwich during my employer-supplied lunch tomorrow.
In other dietary-restriction news, I’ve still only consumed one soda during the entire month of October. Sure, my beer count is probably up, but let’s not dwell upon that. 😉
The other day I whined about updating Adobe software. In the end I concluded that I finally got everything up to date. And then yesterday I read that Adobe just released updates to Lightroom and Camera Raw. Ugh…
Damn, Brooks Jensen Was In Atlanta Last Week?
In a recent podcast photographer Brooks Jensen mentioned that he was in Atlanta last week for Atlanta Celebrates Photography. And why do I always seem to forget about Atlanta Celebrates Photography? Dangen!
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good, confused, wish my knee would heal
Current Music – listening to the “KUT : Radio Without Borders” podcast
Website Of The Day – Alabama is not the only state to stake claim to a city called Huntsville…. Check out the one that’s in Texas.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
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) – 37 (110) [on hold, I’m hoteling today]
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
Vegetarian Days – 14
Carnivore Days – 8
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