I have huge plans for this weekend, not meet nor propose to the woman of my dreams huge, but huge in my current life’s state way. I hesitate, and probably won’t disclose them all here today as to not jinx myself…
I can say that I’m starting the weekend off by taking the day off from work. W00t! For the third, and final, day Seth is coming over to work on my deck. Today’s work is the second, and final, coat of stain. I must say that it looks great and that I am happy with the job. If the stain lasts as long as it should, and I can figure out a way to rid myself of the carpenter bees who continually drill 3/8″ holes into the wood leaving little piles of sawdust in their wake, I’ll be completely pleased.
Farm Burger — Sloppy, But Delicious
I met up with some friends last night at Farm Burger at 8:30pm for dinner. I normally don’t wait that late to eat, but knowing that Farm Burger is new and popular we knew the place would be packed at an earlier time. We were right. In fact, the place was rather crowded at 8:30pm and it took us about ten or so minutes to make it through the line to order at the counter.
(as a side note, last night’s random hasher sighting was “Dead Root”)
Farm Burger is a “build your own burger” place; you start with a basic ($6) grass-fed beef burger and then add toppings, some of which are free, and some of which are available at a nominal charge, to make the burger your own. Sides of fries and onion rings are available for purchase as well. For the vegetarians out there Farm Burger sells a veggie burger. Oh, they also serve alcohol. 😉
Unlike many burger joints Farm Burger “gets” how to cook meat. At the counter the guy taking my order warned me that all burgers are cooked “medium” unless you specify to have them cook it to “well done.” I was a bit skeptical as I’ve been to many places which have asked my how I want my burger cooked, and regardless of my request have received a well-done burger. Not at Farm Burger! I ordered, and happily (and sloppily) consumed, a burger that was cooked to medium.
If you go, be prepared to wait in line to order, to hope that by the time you are through the line a table in the somewhat small establishment is available, and be ready to take in the plethora of pretty people who are eating at Decatur’s newest restaurant.
I shall return.
It’s An Art Stroll After All
Tonight I have a photo hanging in the in the Granite Room in Castleberry Hill as part of the Atlanta Photography Exhibit’s “Southern Fried Photographers” exhibit.
“How do I get there?” you ask? Good question, here’s a map to 211 Peters Street, Atlanta, GA, 30313:
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The exhibit will actually occur on May 7th and 15th (the second week it’ll be part of the Castleberry Hill Art Stroll), so if you’re itching come buy some awesome photography (others have some good photos too), please come by.
Tomorrow Morning Is All About The Breasts
Tomorrow morning I’ll be hanging around Atlantic Station taking photos of the women running the annual “Race For The Cure” women’s 5k. I’ll be using the opportunity to attempt to get a “People” photograph which I can submit for this month’s Roswell Photographic Society critique.
ITP Flickr Pic
Here is a selection of the photos that I’ll have matted for sale at the photography exhibit.
Honestly, I don’t expect to sell anything, but if I do it’ll be exciting and the money will be put toward the continuation of my photography habit.
Aye, Yi, Yii, Yiii
On Sunday I’ll be attending the Black Sheep Hash‘s ninth annual “Stinko de Mayo” hash.
According to the weather nerds this heat is supposed to break tonight and the weekend’s weather is going to be beautiful. I’m looking forward to what should be a challenging, yet enjoyable hash in some place known as “Austell.”
Making More Investments In Myself
With my day off from work I think I’m going to sign up for one month’s worth of online training from Lynda.com. For my $25 I’m going to try and take in as many iPhone and Photoshop tutorials as I can over the next month. Hell, if I think that I am getting value for my subscription I may even keep paying into the future.
Has anyone out there used Lynda.com before?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Breakfast Club” podcast from CBC Radio 3
Website Of The Day – “The Race For The Cure” is put on annually by Susan G. Komen Foundation (Atlanta).
Mode Of Transportation To Work – not going in today
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 200 pounds
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 7 (7)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 6
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 further
– 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 JalapeÃ±o 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 Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem