It Was A Dark And Stormy Morn

Whew, the weather outside is frightful. Luckily I arrived at work no worse for wear than a few frazzled nerves thanks to the poor driving habits of those on the roads with me.

Something’s Fishy About My Meals
I do not eat fish often. In fact, up until a few years ago fish were rarely present on any plate sitting in front of me. So it was a strange day yesterday when fish were the main components of two of my meals.

For lunch I joined a work group out at The Crawfish Shack on Buford Highway. There I ate a plate of fried catfish and a half-dozen fried shrimp. Before you screech “FRIED?!”, it’s what they do best.

For dinner I drove the Red Rocket up to Marietta where I had dinner with ITP-Reader Barb, her husband Allan, and ITP-Reader Sal. Allan displayed his Black Ninja (think “Big Green Egg”) cooking skills by brilliantly smoking some steelhead trout, asparagus, and portabello mushrooms. Barb made some jalapeño cheese grits, and Sal made an apple/cinnamon galette. As for me, I brought a bottle of wine. I might go as far as saying that last night was the first night that I’ve ever (knowingly) eaten trout. Dinner was delicious and I thank them all again for providing me with such a wonderful meal.

PT Cruising
I’m searching for physical therapist recommendations today. I’ve been prescribed therapy and would like to start the process ASAP.

ITP Flickr Pic
Hey kids, warmer weather is approaching (actually, we’ve already experienced some). These days in Atlanta it means that The King of Pops (hmm, website under construction) has returned! Rumor has it that The King of Pops is trying to spread his wings to other cities, such as Asheville, NC.
The King Is Back
The King Of Pops’ “popsicles” are one treat that I do not seek to limit, even in these tough economic and weight-loss times.

Tonight Might Find Me At The EARL
The Canadian band The Rural Alberta Advantage is playing at The EARL and I am heavily considering going to the show. The downsides of going tonight are
– It’s a “school night” and I don’t want to stay out really late. Though, I do have a later-than-usual start to my day planned tomorrow
– The EARL is so damn smoky and I’m not sure that I want to deal with that tonight.

I guess you’ll have to tune in again tomorrow to find out…

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – chubby, in pain, but trying to be positive about life
Current Music – silence for no good reason
Website Of The Day – Asheville has come up on this blog twice in the past two days. I guess this is a good time to highlight Asheville’s 30 Days of Asheville campaign.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – haven’t checked in a while

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 – 14

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

March Goals
– Recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run
– 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

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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21 Responses to It Was A Dark And Stormy Morn

  1. Vic says:

    My girlfriend’s PT(she has back issues) is Frank Ko at Emory Physical Therapy – Executive Park. The number is 404-778-6390.

  2. Barb says:

    It was really good fish last night, we will definitely do it again. I don’t think we have ever cooked trout before either, and I liked it better than the salmon that we usually cook.

  3. Martha says:

    I did my knee PT at Resurgens Orthopedics, they have offices all over the Metro area. I went to the one in Midtown (McMahan was my doctor, I think the therapist was Lynn). I didn’t care all that much for my doctor but I really did like Lynn.

    I made sweet potato and black bean enchiladas for dinner, Jerry at pork…they he cooked at turkey breast…too much meat in my fridge right now. I’d like to eat more fish but unless I go to the Farmer’s Market I don’t really have a good source for fish near by…even YDFM can be hit or miss.

    I’m on day two of being gimpy, but I think by tomorrow or Thursday I should be close to 100%.

  4. Thanks Vic. Do you know if Dr Ko specializes in sports injuries/therapy?


    Is a orthopedist the same as a physical therapist?

  6. Martha says:

    No, an orthopedist is a doctor (MD), s/he would ‘diagnosis’ the problem, the physical threapist actually do all the work.

  7. Huh, okay. Well I’ve been diagnosed so I guess a PT is my next step.

  8. Barb says:

    Martha – we actually bought the trout at Sam’s…. but I’d usually buy it at Harrys. I bet if you could find a Whole Foods on the way home you might find some decent fish.
    so wait, you had 8 lbs of pork cooked this weekend, and then Jerry cooked a turkey breast last night? Yep, you’ve got lots fo meat in the fridge I’m sure.

  9. debbie says:

    Thanks for the Asheville link. We’re planning an anniversary get away to Asheville next month, so I sent for the free guide. I’ve never spent any time in Asheville and am looking forward to it.

    We eat a lot of fish, but not trout which does sound yummy. We mostly have salmon and fish tacos which feature tilapia.

  10. If you are feeling adventurous I suggest trying some steelhead trout in place of salmon one night. It was phenomenal.

  11. Steve says:

    And that alluded to trip to Asheville will be the weekend of the “Wheels o’ Fire” ride, so JEFDSDR will be closed- or at least under the management of Debbie’s brother Andy who does know how to play dominoes.

    And the “30 days of Asheville” end the day before we get there…


  12. Martha says:

    Yeah, there is no Sam’s (not that I would go there) or Whole Foods anywhere close to me…I refuse to go to the one on Ponce, the parking/traffic is just too painful. Plus choosing seafood is so confusing…I try to buy sustainable fish but sometimes you just can’t tell. So I usually end up sticking to shrimp and scallops. It looks like farmed steelhead/rainbow trout is a good choice!

    I would never tell Jerry, but the pork tastes funny to me…the turkey was good though.

    Paulie, your doctor gave you a prescription for PT? He should be able to send you in the right direction. How many weeks/sessions did he give you?

  13. I was trying to link to the marketing campaign called “Asheville Loves ATL” but I couldn’t find a website for it.

  14. There are recommended facilities but I’m crowdsourcing at the moment. From the paperwork it appears as if I’ve been prescribed three visits a week for two weeks.

  15. Randy says:

    Okay, I may be a day late, but here’s one non-toxic option for carpenter bee control:

    I use DE for lots of pest control issues around the house.

    And, FP, feel free to contact Lisa Cheese and me for a list of our favorite eating/watering holes in Asheville (e.g. Tupelo Honey, Asheville Brewing & Pizza, Barley’s, Salsa, etc.).

  16. Randy says:

    And, don’t forget Highland Brewing in Asheville. Can’t believe I almost forgot to mention that.

  17. Barb says:

    hey Randy – see ya Thursday afternoon!!!!

  18. Steve says:

    WOOT!! Thanks Randy (and Lisa).

  19. Thanks for the info, Randy.

    And Steve, if you make it to Barley’s I suggest trying the garlic rolls. Just don’t tell Lisa because she’ll know that I put you up to it and give you a disappointed head shake. (It’s long-lived joke between us.)

  20. Jenka says:

    I love Asheville! Bouchon is a GREAT restaurant there, really delicious and not expensive.

    Re: fish, I will only buy it at YDFM or Whole Foods. Also, I adhere to the list of sustainable and eco-friendly fishing practices. We have an app for the phone, which comes in handy while shopping on the fly, but here’s a nice chart for the fridge door:

    And here’s another one specific to the Southeast:

  21. Vic says:

    I don’t know Paulie. Sorry…

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