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 PilÃ³n 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 PilÃ³n. 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 baÃ±os.” 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
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