Lavanderia night went very well last night. I fled the Perimeter Mall area early enough to miss traffic and made it down to Chamblee with plenty of time to spare. The lavanderia was rather empty when I arrived and because I wanted to, I treated myself to a pastor huarache at Las Tortas Locas. I had contemplated trying a different restaurant in that neighborhood, but didn’t want to risk returning home late for Top Chef night.
My G*d Damn Elb-ooooow!
It refuses to stop bothering me. The right elbow that I landed on after tripping on a root while hashing back in December. There is no swelling. There appears to be no indication of bone breakage or chipping. However, when I turn my arm, or extend it the wrong way, I am delivered a sharp and rather annoying pain. Since I’m having no luck either exercising nor meeting women, I’m considering locking myself away to avoid further injury.
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Tune in again in March…
I Guess That I Should Start Saving My Pennies
And a whole lot of them at that.
Yesterday Apple announced a March 2nd press conference to reveal what many believe will be iPad 2. Though I have no need for another iPad I will invariably want one. Maybe I should create a “need” by doing something outrageous, like learning to develop applications for iOS! Harumph.
Who You Calling ‘Shorty’?
If I am feeling in an adventurous mood tonight I’ll be swinging down to Little Five Points to catch a New Orleans musician called “Trombone Shorty” at Variety Playhouse. I don’t know much about Trombone Shorty’s music, but a coworker of mine saw him perform in New Orleans a few months ago and said that he put on a fantastic show.
Truth be told I really want to head to Roswell to see if I can get into the sold out Elephant Six Holiday show at Whirlyball, but it’s in Roswell, and it’s sold out, so I don’t think that I am going to chance it.
RealiTV Update: Top Chef – Butter Face
You know when Paula Deen is a guest on Top Chef that health food is not on the menu. In fact, for last night’s QuickFire Challenge the cheftestants had to create something using a deep fat fryer. Of course our boy Richie (Blais) had to deep-freeze his mayonnaise using liquid nitrogen before deep-frying it. Um, yuck? Mrs. Deen didn’t think so because Blais finished in the top three. The QuickFire winner would have been Antonia had she only remembered to prepare two plates as the rules stated, so instead the winner was Mike who prepared the same dish that Blais showed him in his Moleskine notebooks just minutes (TV time) before! Imitation is not cheating, but in the chef world it’s considering hacking…
For the Elimination Challenge hosted by former “Next Iron Chef” cheftestant John Besh, who owns many restaurants in the New Orleans area, the cheftestants had to pick some seafood caught in the Gulf of Mexico and deal with the slime that came with it — in the form of cheftestants which have already been cut from this season’s Top Chef All-Stars. With this challenge we are reminded of two important edicts:
- In cooking you can always get a second chance.
- In cooking you are only as good as your last meal.
Our boy Ritchie, who paired up with his bromance Fabio, took the proverbial king cake and walked away the winner. Whereas last week’s king of the mountain, Dale — who had won last week’s QuickFire and Elimination challenges netting (Get it? Netting? Seafood? Fishing? Oh, never mind!) him $30,000 — was cast off (Get it? Cast off? Seafood? Fishing? Oh, never mind).
And then there were five…
Huge Happy Birthday Wishes!
I know. You are expecting me to wish Apple CEO a happy 56th birthday. But no, I have someone else in mind — the only woman who truly loves me….
Today is my mother’s birthday. It’s probably a damn good thing that she is not ITP-Reader Mom, for I spilled many things about which she does not know in this blog entries.
Being a good son I called her to wish her a happy birthday while on my drive in to work this morning. And because I called in the morning she thought I was my brother, ITP-Reader Ronnie. Ha! How’s that for being second fiddle? 🙂
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair, wishing there was a part of my body that I still liked, or at least wasn’t causing me grief
Current Music – silence for now
Website Of The Day – In updating my WordPress blog install I found WordPress TV, proving that there is a website for everything.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Foot Mileage – 34.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (5)
Vegetarian Days – 4*
Carnivorous Days – 19
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