Some memories are good. Some memories are bad.
Another Successful “Meatless Monday”
I was able to avoid meat again yesterday. It seems as if it should be a very simple task, but I do enjoy eating meat.
Last night I fought Atlanta rush-“hour” traffic to make it to Batteries Plus so I could purchase a new battery for one of my UPSes (which cost $30, almost the two-thirds of the price as buying a brand-new UPS!)
Batteries Plus is on the “east side” of “Atlanta” which allowed me to head to one of Atlanta’s concentration of Indian restaurants. I wound up at Madras Grill where I had a delicious cauliflower curry dish whose name I cannot recall, and some “bullet” naan. The cauliflower dish was prepared “Northern style” which meant that it wasn’t incredibly spicy, but was tasty enough that I didn’t miss the meat.
While the meal was not exactly cheap ($12.50 before tip), but was so tasty that I can see myself returning to Madras Grill in the future.
The Coincidence Is Nearly Coincidental
Today I realized that I am wearing the t-shirt I earned nearly ten years ago. (Bonus: I still fit into t-shirts that I received ten years ago!)
Ten years (on Thanksgiving) ago I ran my first half-marathon. I was ten years younger (duh!) and twenty pounds lighter than I am today. I finished that half-marathon in fewer than two hours and felt great. I felt so great in fact that I made the mistake of signing up for the 2000 Grandma’s Marathon, during which I injured my IT-band sending my running career into a downward spiral.
ITP Flickr Pic
Last night I finally carved out some time to do some studio work. I’m not pleased with much of what I produced, but I saved this one to a point that I am willing to show it.
I have a lot of research and practice in order to get the results I seek.
But more about the subject…
I LOVE old school manufacturing and packaging!!! I found this old number stamp, and a larger version of this one, at a thrift store some time ago. I purchased these specifically for the purpose of photographing them.
Seven Years Of Bad Luck Over?
Last Saturday (thereabouts) marked the seven year anniversary (?) of the last time I had a girlfriend. Where does the time go? Those of you who have known me a long time know of whom I speak.
Even I find it remarkable that this much time has passed since I was able to find someone with whom I share mutual admiration to the point that I could consider her to be a “girlfriend.” I feel like the Cal Ripken Jr. of single living.
Happeh Birthdeh, Eh!
I am not a man of the world, but I do have one great friend who lives north of the American border. I have known her for about fifteen years (which means she’s older than sixteen). She is special to me. If I could only remember her name… 😀
Happy Birthday, (ITP-Reader?) Tamara! I hope that you can dig your way through the Edmontonian snow in order to make it to the bars tonight.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sad because I’ve lost all of my Lightroom Export Presets and I don’t know how this happened
Current Music – listening to the “This Week In Tech” podcast
Website Of The Day – Looking for deals this shopping season? Try the newly-launched Woot! Deals.
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) – 9 (9)
Vegetarian Days – 4, Carnivorous Days – 19
Marta Rides – 0
– Not get fired from my job
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time (note: not successful during August, September, or October)
– 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 JalapeÃ±o 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
– 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