Happy Halloween, Y’all

It’s that time of year again. Time for me to go into hiding…

(B)lame Canada
Our supposedly friendly neighbors to the north really caused Meet The Hashers much grief last night. I guess we didn’t bring our “Eh” Game… OOOOOOOHHHHHH! BUUUUUUUYAAAAAAAH!

“I’ll be doing one show tonight and two in Chatsworth, Georgia this weekend.”
“Make sure you take care of your waitstaff, since they’ve taken care of you.”

Not only did we not know that Victoria Day is celebrated in May (I guessed June), we did not know that Quebec is the largest province in terms of land mass (we guessed Manitoba). Stupid Canada!!!! Next thing you know they are going to try and tell me that they have their own money or something.

Our ignorance didn’t end with Canada however. We also had no clue who Esquire magazine picked as their “Sexiest Woman of the Year.”, for which SEC school Kevin Nash played college basketball, or which city in Kansas has the largest population.

Need I tell you that we won no house cash? Oh the horror!!!

It’s Almost A Pity That Mystery Mountain Weekend Happens In November
I sure could use the twelve miles toward this month’s goal.

Back when I signed up for the Mystery Mountain 12-Mile Trail Run on the last day of June it really seemed like a good idea. The plan was to force myself to start training again and lose a few pounds in the process. And since I would be sufficiently trained for the brutality of twelve mountain miles, I’d be in perfect shape to run thirteen (point one) on the relatively flat streets of Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day. Oh if plans would only play out as they have been mapped…..

This Sunday I’ll be in Chatsworth, Georgia hobbling around on a gimp knee, completely unprepared for the punishment through which I will put my body, and hoping that I don’t do any further damage to the knee that will force me to abandon the half-marathon (it sure would be nice to get another shirt for a race that I did not run however).

Tune in Monday to read the gory details as well as a stunning photo of a North Georgia sunset.

ITP Flickr Pic
Beer. I sure could use one.
And I’ll be sure to have more than one this weekend.

Okay, I Was More Like A 9/15ths Vegetarian
Did Canadians invent math? That’s the only explanation that I can give for 18/30 != 5/7.

The tally shows that, omitting today, I managed to eat vegetarian food eighteen of the past thirty days. While not quite as strict as the goal I set forth, it is an impressive feat for someone who confesses to love to eat beef, chicken, and pork.

Since November 1st will be this weekend I will commit now to attempting the 5/7 Rule again, and hopefully with some (more) exercise next month I will actually lose a few pounds doing so.

I Hope The Only “Falling Back” I Experience This Weekend Is With The Clocks
It’s time to fuck with our heads again. However, the thing we have going for us this weekend is that we set the clocks back an hour, therefore “gaining” an extra hour (for sleep of course). So, if you find yourself the only one at church, tailgating, starting line of a stupid race, or whatever come this Sunday you’ll remember reading this and know why.

Additionally, I hope there is major “falling back” in the college football polls for the Georgia Bulldogs. Yes, this weekend is also The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. Go Gators!

And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – hungry, cheeky, cold, nervous
Current Music – Listening to CBC Radio3’s “Highlights From Halifax Pop Explosion” podcast. (apparently trying to learn more about stupid Canada)
Website Of The Day – Have you ever wanted to meet someone “half way” but didn’t know were “half way” was? Now you can use a tool called Meet In Between Us to figure out the best place to meet.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 37.5 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car (when I finally leave the house today)
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 45 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
Vegetarian Days – 18
Carnivore Days – 12

October Goals
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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

This entry was posted in My Daily Life. Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to Happy Halloween, Y’all

  1. Sal says:

    Have you thought about getting in the pool for exercise? Might be easier on the knee than running. I have finally been given the green light to get in the pool and I am very excited about doing some form of exercise!!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone this week-end at Fort Mountain. It promises to be a nice week-end (weather-wise, anyways!)

    There is no dropping out of the 12 miler…..you have 8 hours to complete it!! I will still be at the finish line waiting on you!

  2. I am not a fan of swimming. It’s the reason I never competed in a triathlon.

    Injury is the only thing that would cause me to drop out. I plan to have a nice long section in Monday’s blog dedicated to the run. 😉 I’m still not sure that I’m ready to camp this weekend. I didn’t keep up on my preparation the way I would have liked.

  3. Barb says:

    Take your camera on trail with you…… that way if the run isn’t going well, you can at least take some pictures?

    I’m wondering how Martha’s date went last night – anyone else?

  4. debbie says:

    Happy Halloween and have a great weekend. I’m jealous of the camping; I can’t believe Steve didn’t sign up to run 12 mountain miles, so I could camp. He’s so selfish! 🙂

    And I agree Barb, paging Martha, oh Martha…

  5. Martha says:

    Paulie, if you don’t talk too long, I’ll save a couple of beers for you at the end.

    Last night didn’t suck, other than I got stuck in Buckhead traffic. He said he would call next week, after I get back from camping. Nice guy, we have a lot in common as far has fitness/diet, etc. We will see…

    Debbie, come camping anyway…

  6. Don’t worry Martha, I’ve got my own stash of Yuengling Black & Tan that will be waiting for my arrival. 🙂

  7. Macbook’s been dropped off at FedEx to be returned. *Hopefully* next week will see the arrival of a newer, completely functional Macbook.

  8. Steve says:

    I knew that the way my October schedule is, there’s no hope for any serious training, which is why I didn’t sign up. Of course, that didn’t prevent me from signing up for a 9 miler in 2 weeks- go figure.

    Just take your time and take it easy on the knee and you’ll do fine.

    Sally, I’m glad you’ll be back to working out soon! You must be nucking futs by now.

    Martha, see it wasn’t so bad.


  9. Martha says:

    there’s no hope for any serious training

    uh…didn’t stop the rest of us….

    Yeah, “it didn’t suck” is a ringing endorsement.

  10. Stacy says:

    >therefore “gaining” an extra hour (for sleep of course)

    Personally, I’m going to try to use mine for sex…. 🙂

    Martha, yeah, I think we’re going to need more than the “it didn’t suck.” ANY chemistry at all?

  11. Martha says:

    It was a little hard to tell. No deal breakers, he seemed nice, we talked for a bit, had a drink. He’s pretty into fitness and stuff, which is good, likes to travel, likes beer and bacon cheeseburgers. He doesn’t look his age (the pics were accurate)…he was sporting a sore back, hurt himself at the gym on Thursday, I could tell it was bothering him…

    He said he enjoyed meeting me and will call me next week…we will see. I’ve heard that one before.

  12. >>therefore “gaining” an extra hour (for sleep of course)

    >Personally, I’m going to try to use mine for sex…. 🙂

    What is this “sex” of which you speak? I’m familiar with the mast**** oh, never mind.

  13. Martha says:

    In facebook format:

    Martha is happy she isn’t sharing a camp site with Paulie.

Comments are closed.