This Sandwich Needs Salt

I’m sitting at an Einstein’s Bagels in Sandy Springs, or is it Dunwoody, watching the pretty women come in and go out like the tide. Much like last night I keep repeating “I only need one. Why can’t I figure out how to meet just one?” Yeah I know, you’ve heard it all before.

All the while I am eating a turkey-sausage and cheddar cheese sandwich — for which i mistakenly ordered a sesame seed “bun”, no, thank you television advertising — which is in dire need of seasoning. I don’t dare leave my table however for fear that it’ll be bussed and claimed by another customer before I can fetch a packet of salt.

And now that Einstein’s has proven to be too warm and typing a blog post using the virtual keyboard of my iPad too frustrating, I’ve come into the office…

Mi Pilón Es Muy Delicioso
For lunch yesterday my crew traveled to a far and away place known as “Norcross” to eat at a restaurant called Mi Pilón. The restaurant came with high praise from my cowork Juan so I had no problem trusting his decision.

Juan was right. I ordered the “large” plate so that I could try two meats. My plate consisted of yellow rice (which had an amazingly smoky flavor), plantains, pulled pork, and ox tail. That’s right, I said ox tail. All for $8.95. The food was outstanding, and if it were not so far OTP I could easily see myself returning.

I will be making at least one more trip in the future, however. Yesterday I was also told that the restaurant makes an awesome mofongo, which long-time ITP-Readers will recall me seeking out in Atlanta three or so years ago.

ITP Flickr Pic
Returns in March.

Was That Me?
After battling, and I do mean battling, incredibly shitty traffic last night (65 minutes from Perimeter Mall to Little Five Points) I met up with my coworker Bill and his sister at The Porter Beer Bar before heading down to Variety Playhouse for the Trombone Shorty show.

I knew the night was going to be “different” when I helped a few young ladies find “los baños.” It turned out the opening band was called Los Amigos Invisble, which brought in a more Latino crowd than most of the shows that I attend.

Both bands were phenomenal. It may of been the beer (plenty consumed on a popcorn-filled stomach) which got me out of my chair and bopping around with the crowd up front, but whatever the impetus, I had a great time.

Tonight, Not So Rowdy
Tonight I’ll return to Little Five Points, and am hoping to make there in less than an hour. I’ll be making my first 2011 trip to the Horizon Theatre for the opening of “Superior Donuts.”

I don’t expect tonight’s excursion to be anywhere near as rowdy, nor do I expect to return home after midnight either.

Since tonight is the opening night of the play’s run I’ll provide a play summary on Monday in case any one out there is contemplating attending a later performance.

Have A Great Weekend Everyone
I have tentative plans for each day of the weekend. Not sure how many of those I will actually follow through on. I’m craving a little alone time (never thought you’d read those words, did you?) but that might happen tonight since I’ll be playing solo all evening long.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sad panda, but at least it’s Friday
Current Music – silence because my head needs it
Website Of The Day – Apple announced some new hardware yesterday. Unfortunately they did not announce a watch band like those found at Wrist Jockey which turns your iPod Nano into a wristwatch.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t want to know

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 – 20

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

February Goals
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

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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14 Responses to This Sandwich Needs Salt

  1. Martha says:

    Mofongo!! I haven’t had that since I last ate with you and PWD…let me know next time, I might be prusuaded to go OTP for that.

    *Check you Website of the Day, looks like there’s a problem with a link or something???

    I’d love some alone time…Jerry’s heading to Cincy next weekend to pick up his dad’s car, hopefully I can get some then.

    It looks like we will be the owner of a BGE and a new shed by weekend’s end…wish us luck with all that. I guess it means an afternoon in the back yard will be announced soon.

    No big plans this weekend, birthday party tonight, running and shopping the rest of the weekend. We are thinking about heading to Dausett on Sunday, if the trails aren’t too wet (not sure if we are suppose to get more rain).

  2. Barb says:

    that restaurant makes me want to go to the Cuban Diner over here again soon, it has been too long.

    I’m actually REALLY going to go get my oil changed today – just called over to Peach Auto & they have a lift available today. So, Martha & I will be having lunch somewhere in Chambodia.

    Allan has informed me we will be tiling the garage bathroom this weekend, I sure there will be many misunderstandings & fights…… (or entertainment for others as Jack@ss always says). Hopefully we can get some bike riding in as well.

  3. Steve says:

    Mofongo? Was ist das Monfongo?

    I believe Debbie and I will be the proud owners of a couple of Thrashers tickets for tonights game courtesy of A$$hole. Woot!

    Tomorrow I think a little pony time- and hopefully without the excitement of the other day. And Sunday in the office to swap out some equipment.

    Apparently “Oysterfest” is happening near the office this weekend. 11th between W. P’tree and P’tree. The large, portable Jagermeister stage is already set up.


  4. Whoops, cut-and-paste error. Thanks.

    Click the mofongo link, Steve; I got that one right. 🙂

  5. Barb says:

    Martha – are you getting a NEW BGE? Our used Ninja Black Egg (as Allan has named it, since it is an Imperial Komado) is all fixed up & we’ve used it once. (More as a grill, to be sure it was working right). I’ll get a picture of the table he built for is someday soon on FB.

    and – finally getting your shed, that is awesome.

    Oysterfest….. that sounds like fun.

  6. On the one hand I’d love to own a BGE, on the other hand I no longer want to purchase anything that can’t be easily moved — at least until I find somewhere / someone for settling down. I will eat the spoils of such wonderful grills however. 🙂

    For all of the weird shit that I consume I cannot eat oysters. I’ve had but one in my life, some time in the mid-1980s, and it was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever put into my mouth.

  7. Oh, and check out my Taco Mac beer list. It’s under construction but it was generated with some code I’ve written this week.

    Have I ever mentioned that one thing that truly makes me happy is writing software? ‘Tis puzzling why I don’t do it more often.

  8. Martha says:

    Technically, Jerry is getting a BGE, it will be staying at my place. One of these days I’m going to wake up and realize ALL his stuff is at my house…at this rate it won’t be long.

    The shed is mine…can’t wait, it will really help with tidying up the back yard.

    Oysters = gross…if you really want to get a serious food borne illness, there is no better way than raw oysters.

    Pretty cool about the beer list, why are some all caps, other’s not?

    PSA: tomorrow my gym is holding a fund raiser for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, $20 per person to do Fight Gone Bad. Even if you don’t want to workout, it should be interesting to watch. I’m not sure if we will make it or not. Depends on how early we get going in the morning.

  9. The ones in all caps are draft (draught) beers. This is how you can identify them when you get a printed receipt at Taco Mac.

    “Correcting” this is one of the things on which I need to work. There is an easy way to capitalize all of the first letter of each word, but then you screw up things like “IPA” which become “Ipa”.

  10. And careful inspection of the now chronologically-ordered beer list will unveil a special anniversary occurring next Friday. There is another special meaning for that day which will be noted in next Friday’s blog.

  11. Stacy Fox says:

    Hey, if you want company, let me know the next time you plan on coming up to this restaurant. I’m seriously about a mile or two away from here for work every day and can meet you for lunch or dinner on a weeknight!

  12. I will keep that in mind. 🙂

  13. Steve says:

    Oh THAT mofongo… I’m not big on plantains.. only had them a couple of times at my favorite restaurant in Miami and they just don’t do it for me. Maybe this would be different.

    Raw oysters? Meh. Fried oysters? Much better.

  14. Jenka says:

    Mmmmmm, mofongo! I ate the crap out of some mofongo in Puerto Rico a couple years ago.

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