A Tired Tuesday For Me

I am whooped. Hello caffeine, let’s be friends today. Here’s some good news, today’s pollen count is currently 42. W00t!

Three Out Of Three Would Have Been Better
Last night I headed out to Smith’s Olde Bar, specifically to hear a band called Smalltown Mayors. I arrived early enough to have a beer and a wonderful “Fox Bros Cuban sandwich” in the smoky bar prior to heading upstairs for the show. The meal was more expensive than I had hoped, but luckily for me the show was much cheaper than the show, as last night was a “3 For $5” night at Smith’s on which you get to hear three bands for only $5. Even though the night started a little after 8:00pm, I was only able hang for the first two bands.

When I got inside the (thankfully some-free) music room I grabbed a table next to an older man, who I later found out was one of the Smalltown Mayors’ fathers — had I noticed the “Smalltown Mayors” t-shirt under his suit jacket, I’d have figured it out sooner. I was pleased to hear him tell me that his son’s band was going to be first to play, as it meant that I wouldn’t have to be out until 11:30pm on a Monday night.

Smalltown Mayors put on a good, straight-up rock show which lasted about an hour. I’ll definitely make an effort to see them again sometime in the future.

I decided that since I had a decent table I’d give the second band a listen. The second band of the evening was called Michael C. Smith And The Neighborhood. MCS&TN were more countryesque in their sound, which provided a nice change of pace, especially since they played it rather well.

Because the first two acts had been so good I really wanted to hang for the third band of the night (whose name I never found out). But, since it was already past 10:00pm on a Monday night I knew that I had to be somewhat responsible and head home. Hell, getting up this morning was hard, even with my attempt at responsibility.

ITP Flickr Pic
I joked about this being the flowers I sent my mother for Mothers Day.
Happy Mothers Day
Instead, it was a lucky find while heading for dinner at Five Guys Burger And Fries last week.

The Hardest Part Of Using Them Is Remembering Them
I have four, count’em four, reusable shopping bags — two from Target, one from Publix, and one from when I went to see “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me.” While I don’t especially like having to buy these in order to use them, I think that they are a good idea. I like to think that I’m clever, so I leave each of the bags in the trunk of my car so they’ll be available when needed. The only problem is that I only remember they are in the car when I’m inside the store with a handful of merchandise. DANGEN!

It happened again yesterday as I shopped in Target, except that I only remembered when the cashier asked the guy ahead of me if he wanted a certain item put into a bag.

I guess that I’ll have to improve my memory in order to save the Earth. Do you have a remedy for my malady?

The Glorious Life Of Laundry
Somehow it has been nearly two weeks since I’ve done laundry. As you might imagine I have a bushel to clean and fold tonight, and, I’m not exactly attired in my “Sunday best” today. Actually, if I waited much longer only my “Sunday best” would be clean and I’d be forced to wear it.

I thought about branching out and trying a new laundromat/dinner combination tonight, but I think with the amount of clothes to be laundered that I’ll be better off going to a place that’s familiar. Oh, and I won’t be disappointed by having to eat a Banh Mi tonight either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Oh, and tonight will also be known as my first laundry night with an iPad. W00t!

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, just not “feeling it” today
Current Music – Listening to Monday’s “The Story” podcast
Website Of The Day – A Not My Type t-shirt is the perfect gift for the typography nerd in your life.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 203 pounds
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77

Foot Mileage – ~4 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 11 (11)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 10
Marta Rides – 0

May Goals
– 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

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

The Unmeasurable
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to A Tired Tuesday For Me

  1. sal says:

    I used to do the same thing with my re-usable bags….so now, I keep them on the back seat where I will see them and remember to take them in with me!

    So, yesterday I finally decide to put my bike in the car in hopes to ride after work….BRAG is in less than a month…….but no, it has to rain and foil my plans to get in a bike ride!

    Bought a live trap to try to trap the garden critters….so far, I have gotten nothing, but then it was rainy yesterday so maybe they weren’t out and about……….maybe today! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. For some reason the rain really caught me by surprise. I had intended to take a walk to Target and my bank yesterday, but when I went outside I realized that walking was no longer an option. ๐Ÿ™

  3. Barb says:

    I’m with Sal – I try to leave the bags in sight, or I forget to take them into the store with me.

    I had no idea it was going to rain yesterday, I even turned the sprinklers on the garden yesterday morning for about 30 minutes.

    I’m tired today too. We are leaving for vacation in Utah on Friday, and I’ve developed a nice cough (nothing like trying to get sick right before vacation). I slept like crap last night, I just hope I don’t get any worse. I usually only drink caffiene (soda) at lunch, but I may have to break down & get a diet coke or something this morning.

  4. Steve says:

    Barb, I’ve got an occasional cough. I ran at lunch yesterday and was coughing for half an hour afterwards- maybe something is blooming but I’m not normally susceptable.

    I have to give a shout out to Debbie, who always remembers (well, almost always) to bring in the bags. She’s just good that way. No trick I’m aware of.


  5. Martha says:

    It wasn’t suppose to rain yesterday but I was glad it did. I spent Saturday and Sunday working in the yard and planting bulbs and veggies. The rain was perfect.

    I hope it warms up a little bit today. I’m taking the day off and really want to spend some time outside. I’ve been to the gym, cleaned the kitchen and now I’m thinking about a nap. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m with the others, keep the bags in sight, at least until you get in the habit of taking them in. I have to admit, sometimes I don’t take them on purpose, so I have bags for the litter box. I got most of mine for free, one from a race and three from boot camp. I don’t know if the Target here is the same but when I was in Cinncy they gave me a $.15 credit because I didn’t use a bag.

  6. I’ve been keeping plastic bags for hashing clothes for so long that I have quite the stockpile.

    I think the Target stores here give a $0.05 discount when you use their bags. I know that Publix does not give any financial incentive to keep using theirs.

  7. Barb says:

    Whole Foods gives you $.10 for every bag, plastic, paper or cloth. I try to take more than I need, to give me a bigger discount. And – if you buy 6 bottles of wine, you get a 10% discount. Since it is the closest grocery store to me, (actually my office, and sort of on the way home), I tend to shop there as much as Kroger & Publix.

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