While I won’t be one of the many at an Apple store today getting an iPad 2, I want to be. But recent events and personal budget cutting have slowed my knee-jerk reaction purchasing. Once I get my hands on one I may feel differently…
Btw- today’s blog is being typed on a soon-to-be obsolete iPad 1 so it will be light on fancy-pants hyperlinks.
Taco Mac Fail
I made it to Taco Mac last night at 5:30pm. Many, many others had the same idea. As soon as I hobbled inside I knew that I wouldn’t be staying. When I was told that there was a 20-25 minute wait for a table I smirked, said “No thanks”, and exited.
I started my drive home bummed. All I wanted was to return to my comfort zone, have a beer or two from a 20-ounce mug, and say hello to any of the waitresses with who I have worked to built a rapport. For the entire drive I tried to convince myself to stop somewhere else, but I thought of no ample substitute.
I Want To Be An Early Bird *And* A Night Owl
After getting home last night I popped open a Southern Tier Choklat Stout, which turned out to be way too chocolaty for me. To put some food in my belly I made large pot of rice into which I stirred a jar of Tikka Marsala sauce; it was quite good.
I must have fallen asleep by 9:30pm, so it was no surprise to me when I woke up at 5am and was not in the least bit tired (though I bet you that if I had the opportunity to take a nap later I certainly would). I like being an early bird, but I really hate going to sleep so early.
ITP Flickr Pic
I think that this weekend I am going to force myself to shoot and process images.
Megamind Has Arrived!
I know that the DVD of Megamind was released a few weeks ago, but I was finally able to ship back my one Netflix disc on Tuesday in order to get a Megamind disc sent to me. Megamind arrived yesterday, but as i mentioned above I was asleep long before I had the ability to watch it. Wanna guess what one of my “to do” list items for this weekend is?
Talkin’, Well Listenin’ To, Baseball
Tonight I’ll be making a trip to the Star Bar in Little Five Points to hear The Baseball Project perform. The Baseball Project is a “super group” of sorts, whose two CDs contain songs about baseball. Go figure. Call me crazy, but I like it. I hope my strength holds up all night for the show.
Speaking Of “Super Groups”
Life can be weird. The other day at lunch I was speaking with a coworker who had just returned from a vacation at Disney World. I told him, as I have many others in the past, that the last time I stepped foot inside of Disney World was for Grad Night in 1983.
Grad Night used (and still is!) to be the one of the nights of the year when after the parked closed busloads of graduating high school seniors took over the park for music and fun, thought I don’t recall being able to ride any of the rides.
In 1983 two of the bands I remember seeing on Grad Night were The Greg Kihn band, and Night Ranger. Jealous much? 🙂
I literally laughed out loud last night when I received an email alerting me that Night Ranger had reformed to go out on tour this year. I can’t believe that they can be any better than the way I (vaguely) remember them being nearly twenty-eight (YIKES!) years ago.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to this week’s “This Week In Photography” podcast
Website Of The Day – Speaking of baseball, Eephus League is a baseball scorekeeping Kickstarter project that I recently backed. That’s right, I’m going to go to baseball games this season *and* keep score (drinking beer while I do of course).
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check, but will be once I can exercise again
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 – 10
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 one half-marathon
– 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