Although I don’t eat at Moe’s all that often I’m glad that when I do they no longer seem to shout at me as soon as I enter the building. Given that I’ve been eating much better Mexican food of late it’s no surprise that the “Overachiever” taco I ate last night was sub-par.

Since I didn’t have a horse in last night’s photo critique I sat and listened to the critique of my friends’ work. It’s always interesting to me to see how differently I view photographs from others — my taste is just “different.”

Software Is Getting Worse, Not Better
I don’t know whether to blame Apple with iOS4 or the developers of iPhone/iPad apps but things seem to be getting worse, not better. It seems that almost each day I get software updates for iPhone/iPad apps, and in many cases the “update” is worse than its predecessor.

Case and point: The Flickr app. This morning I took a photo for today’s blog using my iPhone. In order to publish it in this blog I upload my photos to Flickr so I can link to them. In order to upload them to Flickr I use the iPhone app published by Flickr (Yahoo!). This morning I was able to select the photo you’ll see below, but no keyboard ever appeared to allow me to enter a title, description or tags. No. Keyboard. Appeared. If this functionality was never tested in this app update then Yahoo! should be completely ashamed of themselves. If they tested it successfully, then perhaps Apple’s iOS4 developers should hang their head in shame.

ITP Flickr Pic
One of my mid-day snacks are Cham Pui Mui. Unfamiliar? C’mon, even LiveStrong has heard about Cham Pui Mui.
Cham Pui Mui
Cham Pui Mui are preserved prunes with licorice and salt.

As The Tour Marches On, My Podcasts Stack Up
This has happened in each of the past five Julys. As I spend more time (up to four hours a day) listening to the Tour de France the podcasts in my iTunes library start to stack up because I don’t spend that time listening to them. Currently my iTunes library contains a few more than one hundred unheard podcasts, up from fewer than eighty just two weeks ago.

I suppose that I’ll have more than enough time to get close to “Podcast Zero” (think Inbox Zero) when I take some long drives in the next few months. If not, I can always declare Podcast Bankruptcy and start over — or just ignore them all and start listening to more audiobooks.

News Of Their Death Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
A month or so ago I jumped to the conclusion that all Fuddruckers had closed. Well, I’ve come to realize that I am incorrect about this. I’ve been meaning to mention this, but when I drove down to Hampton, GA to visit the JailHouse Brewery a few weeks ago I saw a Fuddruckers that was still open for business. Seems an awful long way to drive to get one of their burgers however…

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I wish I could have ridden my bike today
Current Music – listening to today’s Tour de France stage
Website Of The Day – I’ve probably linked to the LiveStrong Foundation, but this being Lance Armstrong’s last Tour de France I’ve decided to link to it again.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
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) – 2 (16)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 19
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

July Goals
– 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

2010 Goals
– 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

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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10 Responses to WELCOME TO MOE’S

  1. Barb says:

    hate to tell you – prunes, licorice & salt – the only thing appealing at all is the salt. YUCK.

    I think that the Fuddruckers over here on Windy Hill is still open – but if I’m going to pay for an over priced burger, I’ll go to Five Guys – they have peanuts while I wait.

  2. Now Barb, as you get older you have to start eating differently… 😛

    I’d rather a Five Guys burger as well. Fuddruckers, at least the one near Perimeter Mall, was a decent place to take a large group though.

    Programming Note: It appears that the blog’s webhost is in a bit of bother today as I’ve yet to receive an email alerting me to Barb’s comment which was submitted twenty minutes ago.

  3. Martha says:

    I’m with Barb…double yuck! I don’t like peanuts either but love a good hamburger, especially after a long run!

    I’ve really got nothing interesting to add today…not that I usually do but even less so today.

  4. Damn, I just remembered that I wanted to throw out an open question for those watching the tour….

    Q: Do you think Contador did the right thing yesterday, or should he have waited for Schleck to get his mechanical problem solved?

    And as always, please post no TdF spoilers in the blog. Merci.

  5. Barb says:

    I don’t care how old I get – I just don’t think I will ever want to eat that candy.

    My answer to your question: Alberto is a win at all cost kind of guy, but I personally wouldn’t want to win because of a mechanical. Everyone will always make comments about it, and ask – “did he really win it with his abilities & talent?” I understand not stopping, but he could have “slowed” up until Andy was back on the bike & rolling. Lance started (was he the first?) the whole “gentlemanly” thing with Jan Ulrich way back when, and said in his interviews – he didn’t want to win that way, he wanted it to be a fair win.

  6. bob says:

    My new computer doesn’t like your blog Paulie. When I hit insidetheperimeter.com I get the blog from last Wednesday. To access I have to go to http://www.insidetheperimeter.net/2010/07/20/ to get the title than I can get http://www.insidetheperimeter.net/2010/07/20/welcome-to-moes/. Wierd.

    I’m on the fence about Contador’s move. It is the respectful thing to wait for Andy to get rolling but racing is racing. If a Kenyan’s shoe comes untied will the other Kenyan’s wait for him?
    I saw on the interwebs that he apologized but was it sincere? Should make for a good stage today anyway.

  7. Bob, I think there is something funky going on with my webhost. I’ve not been receiving emails notifying me of new comments, and when I logged in to write my post this morning the SPAM filter was complaining about DNS issues.

    Perhaps it’s related only to cycling, but I’d like to think that if the Kenyans were participating in a three-week long race they’d stop for a shoe coming untied.

  8. Martha says:

    I’m just now getting the email notifications from this morning….

    I still really have nothing to say today.

  9. Barb says:

    hey – nothing good to “not spoil” for the Tour today? Was it a boring, normal stage?

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    It’s a good stage for the terrain, which they will be riding again in the other direction, on Thursday.

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