Though I’m not Canadian I’m not above pandering to our neighbors to the North. Today is Canadian Thanksgiving and while I have no idea what they’ll be eating tonight I’d like to wish my Canadian friends a happy holiday.
Street Food Success
While walking around Castleberry Hill on Friday night with my Flickr friends John and Lee we walked past a small food tent which had been set up on the street. “Chicken burrito?” I heard a voice say, and having yet to have eaten dinner I stopped and pondered the idea. It as that time I noticed that the question had been posed by former Top Chef cheftestant and Pura Vida owner Hector Santiago. Say no more, say no more.
I quickly reversed my path and purchased a delicious, spicy chicken burrito which was packed with carrots and radishes in addition to some sour cream and tomatillo sauce. Damn was it good!
I’ve since found out that Santiago has a new sandwich shop called Super Pan Latino Sandwich Shop that I’ll be sure to stop at for lunch if I am ever around the Poncey-Highland area on a Tuesday-Friday.
The Problem With Groupon
In a phrase “expiration dates.” Unlike Scoutmob which doesn’t require the purchase of an offer, therefore when expiration dates approach there is no urgency to use a deal, Groupon‘s coupons lose the holder’s money when they expire. Imagine my surprise and horror when I realized that two of my Groupon coupons will be expiring this Wednesday!
Last night I was able to use one of my Groupon coupons by eating dinner at Everybody’s Pizza in Virginia-Highland. With $25 to blow (I forget how much I actually paid for this $25 coupon) I ordered a medium “Italian Market” pizza for $21(!) [see photo below] and a Coke. The medium pizza, while piled with exotic toppings, is/was large enough for two Paulie meals. My total for the night was $25.21, onto which I added $5.79 as a tip.
I guess I’ll try to use at least one of the three Fifth Group Restaurant coupons for dinner either Tuesday or Wednesday night.
ITP Flickr Pic
Here’s my pizza from last night.
No click through for this photo (in fact, it’s marked as “private” so I hope it shows up on your screen) because I’m rather disappointed with how blurry my photo turned out.
I Can Dress Me Up, But I Still Can’t Get Those I Desire To Go Out With Me
On Saturday I headed over to ITP-Reader Betsy’s street where her block was having a block party. It seemed like a it’d be a fun time and an opportunity to meet people that I’d not met before, so I dressed a little nicer than I normally would (read “jeans and a long-sleeved button-down shirt”, which I admit was a bit warm for the weather but I had been feeling cold the past few days so I thought it best to overdress) and was summarily ridiculed by my hashing friends upon my arrival. As the evening progressed I thought that I might have made the right call, however the Unmighty Paulie struck out again as the female in whom I had interest had interest in another person in our collective. Same as it ever was…
I Don’t Know Who I Am Anymore!
After eating an early dinner of Fox Bros BBQ ribs I thought about getting a popsicle from The King of Pops. However, I talked myself out of it! After leaving Betsy’s block party I thought about stopping for an ice cream from Morelli’s. However, I talked myself out of it! And then after doing some rough (for me) yard work involving sawing down some limbs and dragging them to the curb, instead of going to the Black Sheep Hash, I thought about drinking some beer. However, I talked myself out of it!
WTF?!?! I don’t know who I am anymore!
PS – Also notice that I’ve eaten vegetarian five days this month. WTF?!
You Can Beat Me Down, But (So Far) You Can’t Beat The Deadbeat Dads!
I have two players in tonight’s Jets v Vikings game and I don’t even need them to play in order to win my game this week. That’s right, in an otherwise unspectacular year (see also: Mets, now the Gators, and my life) the East Atlanta Deadbeat Dads will officially be 5-0 tomorrow!
Now that’s something for which I can give thanks.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I’m still awaiting 100% health again
Current Music – listening to my cubicle TV which is tuned ESPN
Website Of The Day – Foodiggity is a really cool food/lifestyle blog. Check out their entry about Marlboro Beer, that’s right beer. How Mad Men, right?
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 – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 5, Carnivorous Days – 5
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 200 miles
– Determine the fate of Sharpened Stone, LLC
– Complete at least one iPhone application (seriously, this needs to happen)
– lose five pounds
– eat vegetarian at least one day a week
– 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