Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside

Wow was it ever cold this morning.

I Found A Way To Make A Jalapeño Burn
The other day I lamented that today’s jalapeños weren’t as spicy hot as days gone by.

Last night I “invented” a new dish called “Meatball Fajitas” in order to use up the leftover flour tortillas, tomatoes, jalapeños, and garlic that I had from Sunday’s Super Bowl “Gringo Enchiladas.” In order to have a meat component I pulled out some of the frozen meatballs that I’ve had stored in the freezer and put them along with all of the cut up vegetables into my toaster oven.

Once my prep work was done I headed into the bathroom to scrub my hands and take care of some personal business. Needless to say my scrubbing wasn’t sufficient and major burning discomfort ensued. I learned a valuable lesson last night…

For what it’s worth, the meatball fajitas were delicious.

ITP Flickr Pic
What do you do when you have no inspiration to shoot? You post a photo from the archives.
What do you do when you have no archival photos to post? You leave this section empty.


Now That They Have Space, I’ll Pimp Their Restaurant
For months I’ve been having lunch at Crawfish Shack Seafood (no website?) on Buford Highway. Tucked into a sideways-facing store front best located by the large Aloha Plaza sign next to it you may pass Crawfish Shack Seafood and never notice it.

Here’s a map which may help getting you there

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Crawfish Shack Seafood is at 4337 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341

Why am I recommending them now? Because they’ve added more space so getting a table is no longer a pain in the ass, and I love fried seafood and can highly recommend any of their combo plates. During past visits I’ve loved the combo plates featuring grouper, catfish, and tilapia. Each of these plates is served with four perfectly-fried shrimp and two side dishes of your choosing (I’ve had the hush puppies — not great, corn on the cob — great, french fries — great, and boiled potatoes — good). Crawfish Shack Seafood also serves up Po’ Boys these days, but I don’t recommend them because they seem overpriced for the amount of food provided.

So if you like fried seafood (or steamed crawfish, or raw oysters) and find yourself along Buford Highway near Peachtree-Dekalb Airport around lunch time I highly recommend you pay Crawfish Shack Seafood a visit.

I Should Start Logging My Stair Climbing
About the only exercise that I am getting these days is climbing six floors’ worth of stairs every day. In fact, on many days I do this climb twice! Sure, calling this work “exercise” may be stretching the truth someone if not for the fact that I’m breathless by the time I reach the sixth floor.

I do need to make time to exercise as my pants are getting no looser these days. 🙁

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – behind
Current Music – listening to the “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – I pass Savi Urban Market in Inman Park nearly every day on my drive in to work. It looks like a nice shop, I’d like to stop in some time.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check because I didn’t want to be depressed
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 52

Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 7 (3*)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 9
Marta Rides – 0
* – since I stayed in a hotel

February Goals
– Not get fired from my job

2010 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 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
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in PHP and CSS
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Baby, It’s Still Cold Outside

  1. Barb says:

    hey Martha – we may have to try out this Crawfish Seafood Shack next time I get an oil change, which probably in be about a month or so.

    I screwed around with my Wii last night – I consider that exercise, so yes, you should count stair climbing as exercise.

  2. Stacy says:

    Ever think about wearing one of those step-counters? Isn’t there some sort of “10,000 steps/day” thinking out there that says by doing that it really DOES add up? I bet if you’re doing this many stairs a day, it wouldn’t be that much more for you to do them all. I think it’s supposed to end up being close to 5 miles if you do that.

  3. Martha says:

    I’m not sure about that place, sound like way too much fried food for my system…do they have anything not fried (no oysters or crawfish either)??

    This weather has me completely unmotivated to get outside…I blew off the track last night, I really miss running but I guess just not enough to brave the cold to do it. Oh well there is always CrossFit and yoga to hold me over.

    Paulie why don’t you come to the gym with me one day and just check it out, you never know? What have you got to lose?

  4. I’ve never thought about wearing one of those pedometers, mostly because I rarely walk all that much and don’t need one more thing to have with me all day.

    Crawfish Shack Seafood’s menu is nearly entirely fried food.

    I used to be a gym rat and just don’t desire to go any more. I don’t want to wake up any earlier than I do these days and my commute doesn’t allow me to make it back to the neighborhood in time to go to any gym near there and get home with any hope of getting something accomplished.

    When the weather improves I’ll be getting back on the bike. I’ve considered running again, but every time I tweak my knee doing something as inane as pushing my office chair along the floor I decide that running would be a bad idea.

  5. Barb says:

    I’m going to give up fried food for Lent again (just a good excuse to make myself not eat anything fried, not like I’m really all that good of a Catholic) – so I guess we will have to stick with somewhere else for lunch over there.

    Paulie – I hate gyms too – if it ever stops raining, we will go ride our bikes!

  6. Lisa says:

    So I guess the last thing you need is advice from another person, but that’s never stopped me before-right? What about one of those bike trainers that you put your bike on and use at home. You could do all your TV watching and ride the bike at the same time. BTW, I’ve got your pint glass ready and waiting for you!

  7. I have a bike trainer, I just never use it any longer. The problem with me and indoor training is sweat. When I used the bike trainer a lot the salt in my sweat wound up corroding the brake cables.

    Pint glass? What pint glass? 😛

  8. Martha says:

    I thought that’s (re: corroded cables) what the sweat nets/bike thongs are for? Or how about putting a fan on when you ride?

    For the record I would bet your past gym experiences are nothing like what I’m doing and cross/strength training would probably help your knee.

  9. Believe or not I do use a fan when I ride the trainer, I just sweat that much. Even with a towel to wipe down and a handlebar “thong” the sweat still managed to find its way onto the cables. Another detriment for using my trainer is that mine seems to tear up my rear tire. At one point I looked to buy a cheap, harder tire just for the purpose of riding on the trainer.

    You may be right that I’ve never tried what you are doing but it doesn’t help me want to return to gyms.

  10. Jenka says:

    What a coincidence, I also walk up either 6 or 12 flights per day! To get to my gym it’s 6 flights up, and I’ve been going twice a day since the beginning of the year. While I don’t log it in my exercise log, I figure 60 flights a week has got to add up!

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