It gets a little chilly outside these days.
Of Options I Have A Few
I wish I was speaking of stock options, but I’ll settle for the fact that my personal options are plentiful…
Last night I blew off running at George’s Bar to join a bloggers’ meetup that I’ve been blowing off for well over a year. I met up with Maigh at Bone Garden Cantina which is tucked away in the west-northwest side in an industrial area attempting redevelop itself as a small business/condo area. Given the fact that we were headed to a Mexican restaurant I figured my vegetarian options would be plentiful. I was very wrong. I wound up ordering a $6 cheese quesadilla (have I ever mentioned that I think “quesadilla” translated into English is “ripoff?”) which amounted to little more than a few slices of cheese heated in a 12″ burrito shell, served with small portions of sour cream, lousy guacamole, and pico de gallo. To that I order some refried beans (ok, I know those probably contained lard) and “Mexican” rice, for another $1.75. Overall, my meal was disappointing. And as an added oddity I got sucked into playing team trivia with the bloggers. Not too surprisingly, we won.
Tonight my options are more than plentiful. There’s hockey — the Islanders are in town; but I’m not sure that I’m ready to drink that much tonight. There’s a potential meet up at Brick Store with a dear friend I’ve not seen in a long time. And the only sure thing is that I’ll be dropping by Taco Mac near my office for a beverage or two with coworkers. See? So. Many. Options. No matter how much I bitch and moan about my house, and weight, and whatnot, it does not really suck to be me.
The New Refurbished Macbook Has Arrived!
Apple shipped a new computer to me yesterday and unfortunately I had vacated the office before its arrival. It’s in my greedy little hands now, and when time permits this afternoon I’ll crack open the box and attempt to set it up to make sure that this one’s not experiencing problems. Wish me luck.
A Paulie Product Review: The Nissan Insulated French Press
A little while ago I blogged about breaking the French Press coffee maker that I use at work. I pondered a replacement and settled on an insulated metal canister French Press sold by Nissan. This French Press is really good. On the positive side, it holds 32 ounces (what they call “8 cups”) of coffee and keeps the beverage enjoyably warm for much longer than the glass vessel was ever able to. On the negative side, it mesh screen doesn’t seem to keep the grounds out of my coffee as well as the old French Press did.
Over all I’d suggest buying this French Press, especially if I can modify the screen in some way to guarantee that coffee grounds don’t manage to sneak past it.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair, wishing my pants weren’t so tight and that my house wasn’t the bane of my existence.
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing MGMT — “Kids”
Website Of The Day – There is an interesting organization called Humanety who is trying to raise monies for charities through auctioning off one-on-one time with internet celebrities. Currently the auction is with long-time Mad Magazine writer Dick DeBartolo.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 12 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 6 (6)
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 2
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 100 miles