That’s not such a bad day. I really wish that I had the ability to wake up this morning and do it all again (to claim the free Flying Biscuit breakfast that is being handed out at REI this morning. However, my legs aren’t ready for that grueling ride two days in a row, and my “nether regions” are also reminding me that it’s been some time since I’ve mounted a bike saddle.
I could also tell that it’s been too long since I’ve ridden by the mistakes I made yesterday. I mentioned that on the morning ride I’d forgotten my Employee ID at home. Well, on yesterday’s afternoon ride I accidentally left my water bottle in the refrigerator at work. Luckly I had stowed an extra bottle in my trunk and was able to pick it up on my way to the Ride Of Silence.
A Sort Of Silent Ride
The turnout for last night’s Ride Of Silence was really good, I’ll guess there were about forty or so riders. I was surprised to see that I knew about ten or so who participated (I shan’t list them so that I don’t leave anyone out). The ride was split into two portions — a three-mile ride which returned us to the start, and then a seven-mile ride. Of course the hashers in attendance decided that it was “Beer-Thirty” at the end of the first portion, so we rode over to George’s in Virginia-Highland.
I know that it’s been some time since I’ve been to George’s on a Wednesday night — did you know that they’ve expanded and have “real” bathrooms now? — but I certainly wasn’t expecting the oddly-jovial reception that I received upon my entrance.
In many ways it was like George’s of olden days. There were a lot of hashers there, many who haven’t been frequenting George’s the way they once did (yours truly included).
Donating Will Get A Lot Easier For Me
On my auto commute this morning I noticed that Goodwill is taking over the space next to REI that once housed Circuit City. This is really good news for me as it means that it’ll be really easy for me to load up carloads of junk and dump them off on weekdays. It also will give me extra incentive to walk to REI (and now Goodwill) to do a little shopping for needs and bargain finds during the week.
I wonder if this will mean the demise of the Johnson Ferry (at Roswell Road) Goodwill store, or if Goodwill believes that this is far enough away to maintain both.
ITP Flickr Pic
Or, “Why I Am Not A Photographer”
No photo today. It’s not like I didn’t have an opportunity to take some snaps at the Ride of Silence (there were many attractive young ladies around, and I did lug my point-and-shoot all the way to the ride). I find that when I am at events such as this I enjoy socializing with my friends more than I do attempting to capture the moment on (digital) film.
But no, I am photoless today.
Holy Shit, I’ve Made An English Muffin!
Since making last weekend’s “odd” loaf of bread I’ve not been able to put my finger on of what it reminded me. The revelation came this morning as I ate the piece I toasted and smothered it with butter.
I made a loaf of bread that tasted like an English muffin! Cool!
I’ll have to tuck this tidbit of information away for future bakings so that I can recreate it.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore, physically
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Perimeter Transportation Coalition is the organization organizing this week’s free food giveaway in my work neighborhood. Get a hold of their newsletter from yesterday and you might recognize the guy in the Yoo-Hoo jersey (thankfully the photo is really small).
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 200 pounds
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77
Foot Mileage – ~4 miles, Wheel Mileage – ~27 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 20 (20)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 19
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 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 Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem