I am trying. But, I have to admit this attempt to be 5/7ths vegetarian is difficult for me. Perhaps if I was losing the weight that I desire to lose, and of course my lack of exercise takes a good portion of that blame, it would be easier. Lunch and dinner last night were eaten at restaurants which serve meat meals that I thoroughly enjoy. However, given that I had meat on Monday and tomorrow is a traditionally meat-filled day for me, I was “good” and passed. The Caprize salad I ate for dinner was not nearly as satisfying as a Mad Italian sandwich though…
Meetup X 2
I started the post-work night by heading to Joe’s Coffee Shop in East Atlanta for a Atlanta MetBlogs (former) writers meetup. The gist of the story is that we’re getting the band back together to make another run at success. What will that mean for this site? Nothing, except perhaps higher readership. You don’t mind sharing me with others, do you? You don’t seem like the jealous type.
After the first meetup I led Maigh on a serpentine trip from East Atlanta to Castleberry Hill where we wound up at Elliott Street Pub for the Atlanta Photographers Guild semi-monthly meeting. It was a good time sitting around talking to friends with nary a thought of taking my camera out and shooting models.
The night ended fairly early and as I’ve been wont to do lately I hit the sack and was asleep almost immediately.
Ho, Ho, Ho. Now That’s Funny
At dinner the other night I off-handily mentioned to my friends that East Atlanta will have a Santa Claus at Joe’s Coffee Shop on December 6th and 7th. Since they had no desire to fight mall crowds both Mitsy and Mitch were excited at the though of getting their daughter’s first Christmas on “film” in East Atlanta (they live nearby as well). I sent Mitsy the information and wiped my hands of the matter. Minutes later I received an email of thanks from Mitsy because she was able to make a reservation for a sitting.
Last night at the MetBlogs meetup Anne told me “Hey, I heard from your friend about Santa Claus.” I naturally thought she was involved with the organization and had heard from Mitsy. However, when I said the name “Mitsy” she had no idea to whom I referred. Apparently Mitch had Googled “East Atlanta Santa”, landed on a blog post written by Anne, and contacted her about it. Too strange.
ITP Flickr Pic
This section is still on hiatus until next week.
Paulie Hears A Hoot
I was awake before 4:30am this morning. Why? Most likely because I was asleep before 10:30pm last night. As I wiped the sleep from my eyes I heard a strange sound from the backyard. It sounded like and owl. It wasn’t your classic “Hoot!”, but it had that owl-like sound nonetheless.
Do you know what owls eat? Rodents. Rats. Mice.
Cats and Small Dogs. And because of this I say “Welcome to the neighborhood, owls! Please enjoy my rodent buffet so that they don’t take refuge in my house.”
Dear Jeebus, I’m Going To Run 13.1 Miles Tomorrow?
Fuckity, fuck, fuck, fuck! Once again I planned to train for the annual [sponsor name redacted] Atlanta Half Marathon and once again I failed to train for it. When will I learn? Probably never.
Anyway, I’ll be out there tomorrow morning freezing my ass off. Don’t bother cheering for me however as I’m going to have earbuds jammed firmly into my ears (probably against the rules) jamming for as long as I can.
So What Are You Doing For Thanksgiving?
This is the interactive portion of the blog.
What are your plans for Thanksgiving? If you don’t reside in a country that will be celebrating the United States’ Thanksgiving tomorrow I really want to know what you will be doing tomorrow.
C’mon leave a comment. Everybody’s doing it. And, unlike MetBlogs I don’t require you to create an account and log in order to do so.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – fair, I have an incredibly painful pinched nerve in my shoulder/neck though
Current Music – listening to the CBC Radio 3 podcast (even though Canada has already celebrated their Thanksgiving)
Website Of The Day – A little levity for the holiday. I present to you the official website for Wallace And Gromit. Sadly since Wallace And Gromit are Brits they probably won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 15 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (21)
Vegetarian Days – 17
Carnivorous Days – 8
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