Next week marks the end of April (and the availability of the iPad 3G!) and I’ve yet to go a day without eating meat. It’s been some time since I’ve gone an entire month without a single vegetarian day. Perhaps I’ll challenge myself this weekend.
Simple, And Delicious
Last night I took four ingredients — andouille sausage, a can of black beans, a can of Rotel tomatoes, and some cumin, and turned it into an amazingly delicious meal. Had I any sour cream on hand I would have added a dollop and photographed my masterpiece.
I sliced the sausage into coins and while cooking them thoroughly in a 12″ cast iron skillet I put the beans, tomatoes, and cumin into a sauce pan and brought that mixture to a boil. By the time I had boiled away the canning liquid and was left with a thick mass of black beans and spicy tomatoes the sausage had cooked completely. I took a bowl and combined some of the sausage with the beans and ate (after allowing for sufficient cooling, of course).
Has Fuddruckers Become Failruckers?
Yesterday’s beautiful weather convinced me to get out of the office for lunch yesterday. My first thought was to head over to the new Five Guys Burgers, but after fearing that the place would be packed, I changed my mind. Having thoughts of burgers in my mind my next thought was to walk down to Fuddruckers since there would be little fear of it being crowded since it’s spacious. But then I remembered people in my office raving about the Cuban sandwiches from some place in the Perimeter Mall food court so I thought that I’d give that a try; the sandwich was pretty good.
Later yesterday afternoon a co-worker of mine asked me “Did you know that Fuddruckers closed?” She and a couple of other co-workers tried to eat at Fuddruckers yesterday only to find it closed. Apparently Fuddruckers’ parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday.
I Can’t Believe It’s Taken Me So Long
I’ve been an iPhone owner for about eighteen months. With the announcement of iPhone OS 4.0 last week I found out about the upcoming “Universal Inbox” feature.
Yesterday I found out that I’m able to retrieve email for multiple accounts at the same time on my iPhone. I had no idea that I could set it up to retrieve my email from Gmail and Yahoo, I thought that I had to choose between one or the other.
I Still Have The Will To Live, But None For When I Die
I’ll be forty-five years old this year, assuming I make it through July, but have never drawn up a Last Will and Testament. Given the amount of health-related issues I’ve suffered this year and the fact that I have no natural inheritors I’m considering drawing on up in order to cover my assets in case I meet my demise.
Do you have a WIll? If so, did you consult a lawyer to draw one up?
Shooting, And Coding, And Hashing, Oh My!
What you see in the section title is a good summary of my upcoming weekend. I plan to do some photography and some iPhone development coding this weekend. Sunday is a Black Sheep Hash hashing day, and I’ll be doing my darnedest to be there (if for no other reason than to pick up the sign-in sheets that I’m missing so that I can update the Black Sheep stats).
What have you up your sleeve for this weekend?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – I am being bugged by pain big and small today; I guess a month without medical issues is just too much for me to request.
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacCast” podcast
Website Of The Day – I am a fan of cartography. Amazing Maps is a blog highlighting amazing maps through history.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking returns in May
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) – 4 (11*)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 22
Marta Rides – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 100 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC moving…
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 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.
– 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
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers
– 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