It’s Lavanderia Jueves

Oh yes it’s laundry night, oh, what a night. And I have three IKEA bags’ worth of laundry to process tonight. I’m assuming that I’ll be loitering about the lavanderia next to Las Tortas Locas tonight, though the desire for a Bhan Mi sandwich from Lee’s Bakery may win out…

So Ba Was So Good
Last night I met up with ITP-Reader Betsy for a pre-Top Chef meal at East Atlanta’s So Ba. It’s been a while since I’ve actually eaten in the restaurant (recall I was supposed last week but the ice killed that idea, and one Top Chef night Betsy brought take out to the house) so when I was informed that they have a liquor license, I was a little embarrassed to be holding the bottle of wine Betsy and I were planning on consuming.

Side note: Also dining at So Ba last night was Surly Temple and his girlfriend, whose name I always forget.

The food at So Ba was delicious. Betsy and I ordered some salt and pepper tofu and spring rolls as appetizers and short ribs and sliced pork as entrees, and agreed to share all of it.

ITP Flickr Pic
How do I improve a store-bought winter squash soup?
How Do I Improve Winter Squash Soup?
By adding meat pie meat filling to it, of course!

Writing Off The Training Week
I didn’t make time for my runs on Tuesday or Wednesday. I may have time to do some exercising tonight. Tomorrow is a scheduled rest day (I’m really good at those) and I’ve already committed to a Taco Mac happy hour. Saturday will be a busy day I’m committed morning and afternoon, but I am going to try and reboot (NERD!) my training schedule then. Wish me luck. No, instead wish me discipline.

I’ve Got Nothing Else
Today’s is one of those days where I must throw my hands in the air and exclaim “That’s it, I have nothing else.” *throws hands in the air and exclaims “That’s it, I have nothing else.*

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – huh, fair but not great
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Music Heads” podcast
Website Of The Day – I have some secret goals, but have yet to decide to publish any of them on Secret Goals.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – Feb 1

Foot Mileage – ~16.3 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 6 flights

Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 1 (9)

Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 19

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

January Goals
– 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 so that I get no more penalties
– Lose two pounds
– Eat vegetarian at least one day a week
– A couple of goals which I will not divulge
– Eat lunch out no more than twice a week
– Limit myself to eating dinner out on laundry nights, meeting nights, and dates

2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st
– Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– 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
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than two half-marathons
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to It’s Lavanderia Jueves

  1. Barb says:

    So, we weren’t really in the mood to go to George’s last night & were really trying to rally, and then got a text from Bob that he was working late & the roadtrip was off. I hate to say it – made me quite happy. I wanted to go in theory, but just wasn’t in the mood. Plus, Allan had been at the firehouse for 2 days & just really wanted to chill at home.
    Now next Wed. Allan is working, so who knows when we will get down there.

  2. Martha says:

    Her name is Sabrina…I saw on Facebook they were there.

    You could run tonight while your clothes are in the washer, multitasking. Since you’ve rested on your scheduled run days, I see no reason why you can’t run on a scheduled rest day. You could run tonight while your clothes are in the washer or we could meet up before work tomorrow for a very easy 3.

    I think Saturday I may go to Sweetwater alone and just run loops until I don’t want to run any more. I need to get some distance under my belt.

    So I may or may not have to go to the tag office today…my temp plates expire today and I haven’t got the new ones yet. I’m pretty sure the dealer applied for the new ones (I’m waiting on a return call to make sure) but with the holidays and ‘snow’ storm, Fulton Co offices have probably only been open 10 days of the last month.

  3. Ah, thanks.

    I’d say that I’d try to be there next Wednesday but it would be a long commute from Clemson, SC and an even longer commute from Raleigh, NC the following week.

    I know I can run on rest days. 😉 One of the other limitations I have this week is making up for missed time on Tuesday and Wednesday by putting in a few extra hours yesterday and today. I would run while doing laundry but hate the idea of touching my clean clothes while I am disgustingly sweaty. Who knows, maybe I’ll hook up the Red Rocket to the trainer tonight. I’m not concerned because I have seventeen weeks to complete my twelve-week schedule.

  4. bob says:

    It sucks that we couldn’t go last night, I’m getting REALLY tired of working long days. I guess I should be thankful that I am employed but damn, I need to have a life outside of work.

    I’m with Martha here, if you rest on your training days you need to run on your rest days. Go run before you go to Taco Mac 🙂

  5. Steve says:

    Sufferfest videos.. I got “Downward Spiral” and I couldn’t get through the last set of intervals. Hard, painful, abusive, masochistic… I love ’em. Tons of fun!


  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Thanks for the tip, Steve. I’m really considering downloading some of those videos soon so I can “cross train” by riding.

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