This was a busy, busy, weekend.
Who Attends A PBR Gathering And Drinks No PBRs?
On Friday night I attended a PBR Night at my friend Gary’s house. Not being much of a PBR drinker I brought a canned six-pack of 21st Amendment Brewery‘s “Brew Free or Die” IPA with the plan of drinking one or two and then joining the rest by drinking PBR. As I left the party I realized that I never made the leap to PBR and only consumed the beer I brought. I guess that I sort of ignored the point of the evening, though I did nosh on some delicious food that was made for the evening.
One Marked Course, Good. Many Marked Courses, Confusing.
On Saturday morning I joined a group including ITP-Readers Barb (the birthday girl), Steve, Michelle, and Willie for a “37 mile” ride known as Silk Sheets. The map of the ride clearly stated that the course is marked with orange chevrons (>>). The first problem was that orange has seemed to turn in to black. The second problem was that the black chevrons didn’t always correspond to the thirty-seven mile main loop that we desired to follow.
Confusing course aside I had a really good day of riding, my legs felt strong and while I had some slight breathing issues my ride was an overall success.
After riding I joined ITP-Reader Betsy and Sarah for an evening of too many hours and too many beers at Holy Taco.
ITP Flickr Pic
I have nothing today. I did not take a single shot over the weekend. Further disappointment comes tonight when I attend the monthly critique at Roswell Photographic Society without having submitted a photo for critique.
Well I’m Glad That’s Over
Things looked very dicey yesterday. As hashers gathered to run my Black Sheep Hash the skies turned dark, rumbled, and started dousing us with water. Luckily for all involved the clouds passed and the hash was able to run without being drenched (by Mother Nature, however I got them wet). I was glad the rain stopped because my trail was difficult (and some said difficult to follow) and doing it under adverse conditions could have been disastrous. As it was by the time my co-hare Cockpit and I made it to our final water crossing the water in that branch of the South River was flowing faster than any time we had been out to scout trail.
Here’s a rough map of the trail:
(click here to see a larger version)
I had much concern as we circled up for trail trial and there were still six people out, three walkers, two notorious short-cutters, and someone I had never met. As four of that six came in I still had concern about the final two. I believe it’s the hares duty to make sure that everyone makes it to the end, even when people arrive late and have no right to start running with no hope of catching up with the rest of the pack. Just as Cockpit and I were preparing to go out and look for the final to hounds they arrived at the end. Whew! I’m glad that’s over.
The night ended with far too many hours and too many beers at Holy Taco.
Hey, Did You Hear About The Pipe Bomb Found No More Than A Mile From My House?
One thing about my neighborhood is that it’s rarely boring…
Here’s the AJC story about the pipe bomb that was found on Moreland Avenue yesterday.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired
Current Music – listening to today’s Tour de France stage
Website Of The Day – I actually like the idea of Fitness Singles though I can’t bring myself to use them.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Saturday: cycling, 36.6 miles; Sunday: hashing, ~5 miles
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77
Foot Mileage – ~12 miles, Wheel Mileage – 131.6 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 1 (16)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 18
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month (still waiting to accomplish this)
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 150 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC moving further
– Complete at least one iPhone application
– Completely plan out my August/September Colorado trip
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds) [update: On July 1 I’ve sadly gained weight; I’m at 203 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 Sharpened Stone.
– 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