And and intro.
I blog so much better when I am not busy as all get-out at work.
Stuff White People Like
There is a blog out there called Stuff White People Like and while I’m not 100% sure, I think “eating from a food truck” is included. If not, it should be. Now you understand why I was so giddy to try food from the Yumbii truck on Friday, even if I was just considering it to be a “pre-lunch.:
(sorry about the over-exposed photo, it was the best that I could do at the moment)
The Yumbii truck serves tacos, burritos, nachos, all with a Korean slant (using Shiracha sauce for instance). The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. I order two, $2 tacos — one beef, one pork — and a side of sesame fries (fried in sesame oil). I will return.
First, here’s a pro tip: If at all possible, do not accept the table closest to the front window and door when eating on a cold evening. The food, beer, and conversation more than made up for the inconvenience. You have been warned. I ate a Buffalo Shrimp Po-Boy with fries and had two, 8-ounce, higher-alcohol-percentage beers which sent me through the roof. With some time to kill prior to the show’s starting coffee was consumed, which served the purposes of bringing me back down to normality as well as unstuffing my nose which had become impassible due to sitting in the cold of that front-window seat.
“The Santaland Diaries” outdid itself this year (and I highly recommend attending if you can). All night long I was in stitches from laughter, and keep in mind that this is either the third or fourth time that I’ve seen this plays during its twelve-year limited-performance schedule. The cast was outstanding and managed to crack themselves up by either executing some in-cast jokes, or reacting to the crowd’s feedback.
Maybe It’s Okay That Santa Comes But Once A Year
It’s but once a year that BWanA Claus and Kringle Crochet get together to lay the Black Sheep Hash‘s Christmas Hash. And after the punishment that was walking through a freezing-water creek maybe that’s a good thing. The trail was also briar-filled which made for some interesting blood lines on foreheads, faces, and necks at trail’s end.
What really stood out was the outstanding hare blessing and circle management performed by some stud named “Wee Little Bit.” Um, I mean I did the best job that I could given that it was the first time that I’ve been asked to bless the hares prior to their departure, and run the Black Sheep circle at the end. I have to admit that I was more than a little nervous when asked to do each. I also have to admit that I think my spur-of-the-moment rhyme at the blessing was weak, but I think I did a good job at remembering almost everyone’s hash name while running circle.
All and all I think it was a fun day of hashing.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – pretty good, though I have much about which to be concerned
Current Music – Run DMC’s “Christmas In Hollis”
Website Of The Day – I’d not heard of Only A Game until ITP-Reader Terri mentioned it on Facebook. If you go there now you can easily find the radio piece about the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club’s “Gingerbread Trailer Park” contest held a couple of weekends ago.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Sunday: hashing (~4.5 miles)
Morning Weigh-In – bah, humbug
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77
Foot Mileage – ~10 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 55 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 2
Carnivorous Days – 17
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run no fewer than 75 miles
– Prepare Sharpened Stone, LLC for 2011
– Lose two pounds
– Eat vegetarian at least one day a week
– A couple of secret goals which I will not divulge
– 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, completed
Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides, completed
Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers, completed
– 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