This has been such a recurring theme in my life.
Things That Should Have Been In Yesterday’s Blog
I hate when I think of so much which should have been in the blog after it’s gone to “press.”
- Unbeknown to me until it had happened, our First Lady was in East Atlanta on Wednesday; she was visiting the elementary school at which I vote. Apparently two East Atlanta residents have worked with the school to create a garden to educate children about food — a part of what Mrs Obama has been trying to preach with her “America’s Kids Are Fat” (AKAF, for short) program.
- My neighbor had major plumbing work done at her house (imagine that!). Luckily for her she didn’t have to rip up a carport and driveway, nor did she have to contend with having a City storm drain very near that line. She did have to have the City come and do/inspect the work as her line did not have a clean out. I will be consulting with her soon.
- There was a news chopper in the neighborhood Wednesday. Apparently one of the former meth houses a block or so away from the ITP Estate had tossed out some sort of questionable container on trash day and the odor overwhelmed the workers. Here’s the story on the AJC website
Whatever Doesn’t Kill Me…. Right?
Last night I hobbled around the Perimeter Mall area for four, rough, slow (my pace was 10:33min/mile including the times where I had to stop to adjust my shoes or walk), miles. It felt if I had never run before and to make matters worse my feet hurt for nearly the first two miles while the rest of my body suffered for the entirety of the effort. I begged for lights to turn red in order to interrupt my progress. I cursed when there was not enough traffic to force me to wait for safe passage. I believe that in the end I am doing my body good, I just wonder if I am going to kill myself in the process.
ITP Flickr Pic
In case you didn’t believe that I am a geek I am going to prove it to you here. This is a QR Code — a two-dimensional barcode. With a cameraphone and an application which can decode this QR Code you can be transported to a fantastic site on the internet.
You don’t need to try however, because you already know how to get to this blog. 😉
I May Not Be 100% Timely, But I Am A Man Of My Word
When I was at Taco Mac on Monday night I got into a playful argument with one of the waitresses (not Jodi) who was miffed that I was not sitting in her section that night. I was supposed to have lunch in her section on Wednesday, but my sick day interrupted that plan.
Yesterday I walked over to Taco Mac knowing that she’d be working lunch again and made sure to sit in her section. I had a veggie burger wrap (new menu item!) and fries, all of which were tasty, though it being a lunchtime visit I was unable to make progress on my Passport Club membership.
I took the walking opportunity to stop in at Total Wine & More where I bought two bottles of an Aglianico wine — a varietal I was introduced to at a Chapel Hill restaurant with ITP-Readers Lisa and Randy last weekend — though I was not able to get wine from the same winery, Dei Feudi di San Gregorio, because it’s apparently not distributed in Georgia. Instead, I picked up a 2004 “Riserva” from Tenuta del Portale (I’ll be damned if could find their website even using the wildly popular website Google.)
Could I Possibly Skip Another Black Sheep?
All signs are pointing toward “Very Likely.” As much as I love running the Black Sheep Hash, especially when the weather is a beautiful as it is predicted to be this coming Sunday, I think I’m going to be skipping another. I’ve a completely packed scheduled for tomorrow (breakfast out somewhere, helping a friend with a photoshoot, six-mile ramble, haircut appointment) and I’ll need to find time to do laundry this weekend (on Sunday it’ll be two weeks since my last lavanderia visit — fondly remembered as the day a cute girl talked to me at QT). Plus, there is a chance that I’ll do something crazy on Sunday like go out for a road ride.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – suffering in many ways
Current Music – listening to a Best Coast concert recorded at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC
Website Of The Day – Be a geek like me and generate your own QR Code using the Kaywa’s QR Code Generator.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking (4.5 miles)
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Foot Mileage – 14.8 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 2 (2)
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 7
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
Not to get sick for the entire month FAIL
– Not get fired from my job
– Run no fewer than 75 miles
– Lose two pounds
– Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book
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
– 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