Don’t look now, Thanksgiving is only two weeks away! Want to guess who will not be prepared to run a half-marathon that day?
The Last Two Nights I’ve Said That I Was Going Out, But Stayed At Home
Perhaps tonight I will say that I am staying at home and go out instead.
Once again I made the choice to spend the night home. I was really hungry, needed a “quick” vegetarian option (getting tired of Mexican though), and since that meant Willy’s or Moe’s. Willy’s won out and was perfect for what I desired. However, while sitting at the Edgewood Retail District’s Willy’s I realized that the likelihood that I would drive over to midtown was very low and I made the call to skip last night’s AtlRUG (Atlanta Ruby User Group) meeting.
“Productivity” was to be the word du jour, however, “panic,” “rest,” “sleep,” and “television” won out instead. That’s okay, I can’t win them all. And, since house-selling is currently not an option I am in no rush to get it prepared to do so.
Computer Upgrading Is Not Hard, But It Is Time Consuming
My decision to “Go Leopard” on my aged iBook and daily-use iMac has caused me momentary heartburn. The install of software onto the “new, refurbished” MacBook was a snap since there were no pre-installed, pre-configured concerns to be had. However, the same is far-from-true for the two machines that I wish to migrate from Tiger to Leopard (Mac operating systems for those not in the know). Sure, Apple provides migration assistance, but I’m more of a “wipe the slate clean and start over” type of guy. This means that I have to make sure that I have all of the serial numbers for installed software handy, and sooner or later am going to have to figure out how to take a snapshot of my iTunes library so that I can reinstall it swiftly and correctly. Oh bother…
Now I remember why I don’t do these sort of sweeping changes often.
You bet your big-assed apple there are spoilers to follow!
Seventeen contestants met up in New York. And before the first Elimination Challenge that number would be whittled to sixteen no sooner than you could utter “Big Apple” (peeling). We see a overconfident Savannaher (Savannahite? Savannahole?), Lauren, say “If there are only sixteen jackets then there is one for me.” before she gets unceremoniously chucked off the show like a bad apple. Hell, as Lauren said “I didn’t even get to see the kitchen.” I surmise that she got kicked off the show because she failed to drop enough approved-product references into her sentences; she should have said “I didn’t even get to see the GE SpaceMaker kitchen filled with Glad products!”
Lauren’s ouster was more ironic since she was one of a friend-pair who were so happy to reconnect on the show. You see, Lil’ Ole Hottie Lauren was best buds at the CIA (culinary school not undercover agency) with sweet-faced Patrick. Patrick’s goal was to prove that a young student has the chops to be Top Chef (Chops! Get it?!? Oh, never mind). Want to guess who loses the Elimination Challenge? Well, perhaps Lauren and Patrick can have sleepovers somewhere and watch the remaining fifteen contestants vie for Top Chef status.
As for the cheftestants still on the show, many of them are JackWadsTM. I’ll assess their capabilities as the show progresses.
One more thing from last night…. When I lived in Queens, NY I didn’t remember Jamaica, NY being known for Jamaican food. All I remember was Jamaica Cola, which from my research today had no connection to the neighborhood because it was produced by Canada Dry and is no longer made. I supposed it makes sense for Jamaica to have Jamaican roots, in the same way we associate Chinatown with Chinese and Little Italy with Italians, but I never knew of the association. So know you understand when I mention that I was rather confused when the two chefs who pulled “Jamaica” knives actually cooked Jamaican food.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Of Montreal — “Id Engager”
Website Of The Day – Some change is bothersome (see my Mac struggles), but some change is welcome (see Change.Gov).
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) – 13 (13)
Vegetarian Days – 9
Carnivorous Days – 3
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