Did Somebody Say “Tasty China?”

Yeah, I just did and I’ll be meeting ITP-Reader Barb for lunch today at said restaurant. WooHoo!

Who Were These Get Up Kids?
Last night I made it down to Masquerade for the Get Up Kids show. (You may remember my referencing realization of the band’s breakup here huh, I can’t find it!).

The night was reap with surprises. First, the ticket for the show was $24(!). $24 for a band who broke up in 2005? $24 for a band which is known by very few people I know?

Well, the place was packed! Apparently the Get Up Kids were huge with a population segment fifteen-twenty years younger than me (also containing many adorable young ladies). I was seemingly one of the very few people who didn’t know and sing every song played by the band last night (RELATED: I’m not a “lyrics” person and know very few songs by heart. I can conjure bass and drum beats, but lyrics are not my forté.).

I really enjoyed the show put on by the Get Up Kids, however I didn’t recognize some of the songs as I have only have two of the bands records, and neither of those is perhaps the band’s biggest success “Something To Write Home About.”

If staring at attractive girls all night wasn’t good enough, the added bonus of the night was that the show was an “early” show which started sometime around 7:30pm EST. About the only downer for the night (other than the $24 entrance fee) was that there was a show taking place in the Masquerade’s “Hell” room whose base thumping was so loud that it shook the floor, causing some grief to both the Get Up Kids as well as Kevine Devine, who opened for them.

ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing. I’m glad I didn’t try to shoot at last night’s Get Up Kids show. I saw a few “pro” photogs there and it didn’t appear that they were having much of a good time.

One Of Those Head In Palm Moments
Last night I wasn’t thinking straight. For some reason I stopped and ate dinner at Moe’s Southwest Grill when I could have gotten a much better, and admittedly more expensive, dinner at Pura Vida. Pura Vida is the tapas restaurant run by former Top Chef contestant Hector Sanchez. I could have had a delicious, sensibly-sized meal right in the neighborhood in which I was headed! Dangen!

RealiTV Update: Top Chef — Please Don’t Tell Me
I’ve not had the opportunity to watch last night’s Top Chef yet. Please don’t spoil it for me.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, glad to see the sun this morning
Current Music – listening to last week’s “le Show” podcast
Website Of The Day – Who says marketing doesn’t work? I saw an ad for Gifts For Runners on a car while driving to work today.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check

Foot Mileage – 4.5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 4 (4)
Vegetarian Days – 4, Carnivorous Days – 7
Marta Rides – 0

November Goals
– Not get fired from my job
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time (note: not successful during August, September, or October)

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
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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14 Responses to Did Somebody Say “Tasty China?”

  1. Barb says:

    You’ve got 3 coming, I’ve got a co-worker most likely joining us, as well as Allan, so we’ve got 6, unless someone else decides to join us??? Anyone???
    12:00 – we’ll be there.

    I like Moe’s…… where else can you walk in a door & get greeted like that?

  2. I don’t really care to be accosted when I enter a Moe’s. Fortunately for me the “WELCOME TO MOE’S” was half-hearted at best.

  3. Steve says:

    Barb, that’s exactly why I prefer Willie’s over Moe’s. And it a little easier to order something healthy

    As I’m off today, I would like to join you, but I’m otherwise occupied. Maybe another Friday sometime soon.


  4. Barb says:

    okay – I’ll admit it really does bug me, but it does make me laugh that they have to yell that when anyone comes in the door. What kind of crazy job requirement is that? And, do you get fired if you refuse to yell it?

    I do have to ask, how is it easier to order something healthy at Willie’s? I really don’t see that much of a difference in the 2 places.

  5. Martha says:

    I was thinking of joining you (with Jerry in tow) as well but since I just spilled a mug of coffee down my off-white sweater and I can’t find my wallet I think I’ll just hide in my office for the rest of the day.

    Barb, thanks for hosting us ladies last night, if anyone’s ear were burning that would have been us talking about you πŸ™‚

  6. Steve, we can certainly plan another gathering for a day that you have off from work. We’ll make sure that Martha doesn’t spill anything and has her wallet in tow as well. πŸ˜‰

    For some reason I like like Willie’s over Moe’s. It probably has everything to do with the accosting, and perhaps because my father’s name was Wilbur.

    See you at noon Barb.

  7. Steve says:

    So that’s why my ears were burning!! πŸ™‚ Thanks alot.

    Some Friday soon for sure.

  8. Martha says:

    God lord Paulie, don’t you ever want to eat at Tasty China again?? You expect me to not only know where my stuff is but not be a mess? Wow, that’s twice in one week that I’m flatered by your confidence in me.

  9. Martha, you’ve never given me reason not to have confidence in you.

    Just keep a hundred dollars in cash inside your car at all times. What could possibly go wrong? πŸ™‚

  10. Barb says:

    keep $100 cash in the car in East Atlanta? Yeah – that’s a great idea πŸ˜‰

  11. sal says:

    Hope y’all enjoyed your lunch…Marietta is a little too far for me to go to lunch.

    Glad I attended lady’s night….that way they couldn’t talk about me! πŸ™‚

    Martha: I think you spilled coffee on your off white sweater because we talked about not wanting to own a white coat and doing exactly that!

  12. Steve says:

    I’m hoping for a complete review of today’s lunch while you’re all digesting!

  13. Here’s my post-mortem. I think my coworkers liked the food, although they all agreed that I ordered too much, food which was too spicy, and too much fried food. πŸ™‚

    For the four of us from my work I ordered two appetizers and three entrees
    1a) Dan Dan Noodles (beef)
    2a) Hot and Numbing beef rolls

    1e) fried green beans
    2e) Crispy pork belly (it’s BACON)
    3e) Shan City chicken (boneless)

    we took food back with us, I may have to eat some of it for dinner — assuming I ever get hungry again!

  14. Barb says:

    Allan had the #50 (braised fish in a hot chili oil). I was boring, had some chicken with green beans.

    It was tasty as always.

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