Wait Until You Read This

I’m late today because of my drunken state when I arrived home at 12:30am from the Meat Puppets show at The EARL.

Want To Know What I Thought About That Photography Workshop? Read This
Check out the post I put onto Atlanta Metblogs.

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After waiting around until 8:30pm last night I ventured out for some food before heading to The EARL. Wanting a “sit down dinner which would kill at least an hour” I decided on taking the no-smoking route and hang out at The Glenwood.
As I arrived I was disappointed to see a private party happening in the non-smoking room, but was told by the bartender that it was about to break up and I could grab a seat at the bar if I wanted — so I did.
I ordered a Lagunitas Censored, but as the case nearly every time I order a beer, they were out; having a backup plan in place I ordered a Fuller’s London Pride.

With a beer secured I started to scan the menu when I saw two words that made me tingle — “turducken”, “burger”. W00t! As described, the burger was a mélange of turkey, duck, and chicken meat smeared with a mustard rémoulade, and topped with two fried oysters. I added some fried pickle chips, and to make the meal healthy I added a side of green beans (have I ever mentioned how much I love sauteed green beans?).

With the conclusion of my meal I moved on to a second round of beer, a Highland Gaelic. At this time one of the owners noticed my two beer choices and congratulated me on my selections.

A third beer was ordered, and this time I relied on the bartender to suggest a good transition. A Unibroue Maudite was delivered. As I enjoyed this beer the owner stopped by again to congratulate me on my choice and then thanked me for eating and drinking at The Glenwood.

Almost against my better judgment I ordered a fourth beer. This time I took control of my ordering and finished the evening with a Hennipen Farmhouse.

ITP Flickr Pic
I love my camera. I love my camera’s ability to blast photos.
You Make A Better Door Than Window
I hate it when people get in the way of an awesome series of shots.

Want To Know About The Meat Puppets Show? Read This.
Awesome. Some of this feeling may have been because of the four beers that I consumed prior to my arrival. Some of this feeling was because the Meat Puppets absolutely killed it last night; they were loud and they were tight.

Want To Know How Crazy I Can Be? Read This.
While drunk and jamming to Meat Puppets last night I actually concocted a plan to ride my bike to work today. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Let me say that again.. While drunk and jamming to Meat Puppets last night I actually concocted a plan to ride my bike to work today.

Let’s break this down to show prove my insanity.

  1. I was drunk
  2. I knew that I wouldn’t be getting home until very late
  3. I knew that sleep would be scant and that I would want more whenever I finally awoke this morning
  4. I knew that I had removed all of my toiletries from the office when I moved from my office to my cubicle

And yet I had a plan in place to ride my bike to work! For the record, I drove my car to work.

Stats & Goals
Daily
Current Mood – bummed because of my genetic deficiencies.
Current Music – listening to yesterday’s “Buzz Out Loud” podcast from C|Net
Website Of The Day – Looking for something better to read than this? Check out Book Army a site for book reviews.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing

Monthly
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 17 (17)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 16
Marta Rides – 0

June Goals
– lose four pounds… plain and simple (not going to happen)

2009 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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12 Responses to Wait Until You Read This

  1. bob says:

    Hey, at least you THOUGHT about riding your bike in. Baby steps Paul.
    Next you will actually get your riding clothes out before taking your car to work.
    Then you will air up your tires before taking your car to work.
    The one day, out of the blue you will be on your bike and saying what the hell am I doing? Then take your car to work 🙂

  2. Barb says:

    Turducken burger – how interesting.

    Green beans (string beans) are one of my new veggies I’m growing in my garden. They are climbing all over the place, and I’ve picked 4 already. I think soon I will have way too many (or so I hope). I’m going to have to start experimenting with recipes – any ITP readers that have suggestions…….. send them on.
    I’m also going to have way too much yellow squash soon. My tomato plants are looking good, but they don’t have that many actual tomatoes yet. I hope we get more fruit soon, or I will be sorely disappointed. I’m planning on canning tomatoes later this year, I’ll need lots of tomatoes for that.

  3. I just remembered that I had a photo of the turducken burger on my iPhone (did I mention that I was drinking last night?)

    Turducken Burger at The Glenwood

    So far my plantings have been hit-or-miss
    1 – tomato (still waiting for it to turn red)
    1 – jalapeno pepper
    3 – cherry tomato peppers (I think that’s what they are called)
    much – basil
    much – parsley
    much – rosemary
    1 – green pepper, still very small
    1 – yellow pepper, still very small
    no – tabasco peppers

  4. brenan says:

    In our first-ever garden:

    * Three green tomatoes plus a handful of smaller ones just starting to grow,
    * Half a dozen nice cucumbers (they grow like kudzu, thanks to our spiffy 10-foot tall trelis),
    * 1 small green pepper (not sure what type)
    *

    Otherwise our experiment at growing heirloom seeds in the ground immediately after the last spring frost has gone bust — it’s just too damn hot or we’re watering incorrectly. Our lettuce, onions and carrots started to poke out back in May but have since retreated into mother earth. Perhaps I need mulch .

  5. debbie says:

    The Just Enough Farm garden got off to a slow start, but I think we’ll be going gang busters soon.

    Lots of lettuce – including that which was consumed on some might fine BLTs last night (jalapeno bacon, mmmmmmm)

    12 or so cherry tomatoes with loads more to come

    Lots of green tomatoes on the first planting and the second wave is starting to come on strong.

    Herbs out the wazoo.

    One bell pepper that is taking forever to ripen

    Gazllions of baby yellow and zuchini squash.

    If I had intended to grow mushrooms, I would be successful beyond my wildest dreams, but they’re volunteers and I don’t have a field guide to mushrooms so they are all getting plucked and discarded.

    “bummed about my genetc deficiencies” I may borrow that when I decide to stress about something totally outside of my control.

  6. Steve says:

    I have to say that the dinner prepared last night at JEFDSDR was outstanding- with home grown lettuce, and soon to include home grown tomatoes.

    And for those keeping score at home, it was plumbing 1, amateur plumber (me) 0, professional plumber, $145.

    -FP

  7. Barb says:

    if you want the bell pepper to change from green to yellow or red- IT TAKES FOREVER! I actually gave some away last year while they were still green, I was thinking I bought the wrong plant.

    Oh yeah – my japanese eggplant is looking good, as is the jalepeno.

    Debbie (& Steve) – if I tried to grow lettuce it would get lost in the weeds. But, BLTs sound really good, we need to schedule a summer day spa retreat & bike ride?!?!

  8. Debbie, I’ve had these tiny little mushrooms pop out in one pot, but by day’s end they are always gone. I’ve theorized that they are edible to at least one species.

    You may steal that phrase if you wish. 🙂 I suffer from a (currently) incurable insidious condition which causes me physical pain and as an added bonus provides enough mental distress to cause me to want to hide from society. Fun!

    Glad you hear your plumbing has been repaired. As a long, yet interesting aside let me tell this story….

    Yesterday while driving home along Briarcliff I passed one of the houses I looked at back in 1999. In the driveway was a plumber and a backhoe which had created a trench into which a new sewage line had been laid. I wonder if all houses I looked at back then had plumbing problems.

  9. martha says:

    Steve, $145 sounds like you got off easy.

    My garden was also off to a slow start, I don’t think the cool, wet spring did anyone any favors.

    The lettuce is amazing, the four cucumber plants are all over the place, lots of flowers but I’ve seen only 2 cucumbers so far (one is about ready to be picked), tomatoes look terrible, 3 grape and 2 regular…no more flowers. I may grab a couple of more plants and put them closer to the front, I just don’t think they are getting enough sun. Basil & chives are everywhere…strawberrys are spreading but no berries yet.

    Thank god I don’t have to actually live off of what I can grow. Well at least I would be able to lose some weight.

    Paulie I’m with you on the biking to work. I saw two girls getting ready to ride after work yesterday and thought “I should do that also”, then the 95 degrees of oppressing heat hit me. With my morning workouts I’m having a hard enough time getting to the office by 9…I’d never make it here in time. Plus I would need to take MARTA for part of the commute, there just isn’t a good (safe) way to get from home to here.

  10. Jenka says:

    I absolutely LOVE those fried pickles at the Glenwood! I put them on the Salzburger.

    In the ironic dept: hubby also had a Unibroue Maudite last night at Sotto Sotto. He’d never had it before (which I was surprised about) and liked it a lot.

  11. > I don’t think the cool, wet spring did anyone any favors.

    In fact I just read an article saying that it has literally killed about half of Georgia’s blueberry crop.

    My fear of biking to this location is that if I do the entire ride then it will take me at least ninety minutes one-way. I could include some Marta train riding, but then I might as well just ride the train all the way.

    Jenka, I look forward to reading about your birthday dinner. I’ve never eaten at Sotto Sotto.

    I considered the Salzburger, but once my eyes saw Turducken Burger I was sold.

  12. debbie says:

    We got off with only $145 because Steve did all the manual labor before the plumber got there!

    My genetic deficiencies aren’t painful, but another 4 inches of leg length, Sally’s metabolism and Christie Brinkley’s hair and face would have been dandy. 🙂

    I really need to identify our mushrooms. They come up in droves overnight and we have at least three different varieties. I need to take pictures – one is super cool, it’s purple with a feathery top. The other two are more run-of-the-mill mushroomy.

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