To say today won’t go as I imagined it would on last Friday is an understatement. Today I’ll be revisiting my primary care physician and, with any luck the Dekalb Police Deparment’s Records Bureau (my police report has been filed) and Atlanta Medical Center (to give them a copy of the report). Fun!
I am getting better with the crutches, and even better I am finally starting to put some pressure on my right leg as I move along with the crutches. I am not walking yet, but I am trying to remind the muscles in my right hip and leg that they need to be starting to repair themselves for the future. My back muscles near where my back took a hit and my right ankle have decided to get some skin in the game (so to speak) the past few days too; I am guessing this is a result of the swelling starting to subside.
Big thanks again to ITP-Readers Martha and Betsy. Last night Martha stopped by with the Red Rocket and it was the first time I saw it since Sunday — it was a bit emotional for me. Martha has also agreed to be the Paulie shuttle today (to at least the doctor). As she has done all week Betsy brought dinner over last night. Last night’s feast was rotisserie chicken with fresh spinach and Uncle Ben’s rice, and it was quite tasty.
I also want to thank my friends, pardon the hashnames — Little Willie, Jackass, and Wil You Suck — for stopping by to say hello yesterday afternoon.
Celebrating Five Years Of (Recorded) Drinking — With Sobriety?
I’ve not drank a sip of alcohol since last Saturday. I think anyone who reads this blog understands why.
Today was supposed to be my Day of Celebration at Taco Mac Perimeter. On March 4th, 2006 ITP-Reader Stacy (aka “Cheese Nips”) and I laid a hash which started at Total Wine (then CompUSA) and ended at my office building. After pre-laying that trail Stacy and I meandered over to the (then new) Taco Mac Perimeter and had a couple of beverages at the bar. On that day Stacy and I decided to sign up for the Taco Mac Passport Club (now Brewniversity). Today marks the fifth anniversary of that hash.
My plan was to go to Taco Mac for happy hour tonight, to celebrate my five years of Passport Membership (truth be told this is my second stint in the Taco Mac club, I signed up the first time in 1995 shortly after moving to Atlanta — but that’s another story). The plan was to drink beer out of twenty-ounce mugs, raising them in celebration, surrounded by my favorite waitresses.
Tonight I’ll be raising glasses of water celebrating the generosity of my friends instead. Hell, I may go crazy and drink some Gatorade, or Coke if any falls into my lap (figuratively) tonight.
ITP Flickr Pic
No one should want to see the shots I took yesterday. It was a monumental struggle to get the setup necessary to shoot shots of my bruises. Being unable to walk under my own power didn’t help.
A Taxing Weekend Ahead
How could things get more taxing you ask? Well, I have an appointment with my tax preparer on the morning of March 9th, so I need to have all of my paperwork in order prior to then. I also have to make sure that I am able to drive by then so that I can make the appointment and deliver my paperwork. My taxes will be further complicated this year with the addition of my LLC to my tax universe. Fun!
Dad Would Have Been 88 Today
As you can well imagine this has been somewhat of an emotional week for me. In the dust of the whole bike wreck fiasco I failed to mention that last Monday would have been my parent’s 63rd wedding anniversary if my father were (was?) still alive. Today would have been his 88th birthday.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – emotional, look away
Current Music – listening to a CBC Radio 3 podcast
Website Of The Day – Well poop, all of my plans seem to be falling through today. The website I planned to feature in this space is currently offline, probably because they’ve experienced too much traffic this week. I “found” it on ITP-Reader Stacy’s Facebook stream earlier this week, and apparently shouldn’t have waited until today to use it. Plan “B” is to pick Heritage Radio Network which offers a slew of podcasts on food, gardening, farming and such.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – still can’t go to work, though I’m hoping that changes Monday even if all I do is drive to a Marta station and crutch-walk to work from the train.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – don’t really care right now
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 3
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Lose two pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically Chef’s Story
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