Blogging From My Workdows Machine

I was way too tired to either go out to Masquerade to see Cold War Kids, or write today’s blog from home. Today’s blog will be a short one, with few external links as I quickly knock it out using my Windows machine at work.

Taco Mac, Yes. Masquerade, No.
After an eight-hour day of meetings (not kidding) I decided that all I wanted to do was relax with a beer. As I am wont to do I headed over to Taco Mac alone. I didn’t even attempt to request any of my favorite waitresses and I was seated in the indoor patio (alone for about thirty minutes) which was just fine by me. Taco Mac Perimeter has finally come to the conclusion that their patio is useless, so they are now undertaking a renovation by adding a permanent canopy (and I’m assuming walls which can be opened during “nice” weather) and more televisions. You know that I’ll be the “man on the scene” for future updates.

A funny thing happened as I sat there last night. I saw a guy come inside, a guy I’ve seen many times before and I thought — “Man, that guy comes here a lot.” Now think about this, I came to conclusion that he goes there a lot because I see him there a lot which must mean that I am there a lot. Not a revelation I know, but I chuckled inside.

ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing today.

No WWDC For Me
As an “Apple Developer” I was hoping that my company would send me to Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year. When the conference days were announced I floated the idea of going to San Francisco for the conference to my boss. To those who act quickly go the spoils. WWDC sold out in fewer than twelve hours. I hope those that get to go find the event rewarding…

Top Chef Ends Tonight, Long Live Top Chef!
Tonight is the season finale of Top Chef. For my season-ending meal I’ll be preparing crock pot Carolina BBQ. After Taco Mac last night I stopped by the Emory Sage Hill Kroger to pick up a chunk of pork for dinner. I need to find a new place for meat purchasing because the closest thing to a 5-pound pork butt (shoulder) that I could find there was a 3.3-pound pork butt. It was a good thing that I didn’t want to make a corned beef tonight, because they were sold out of those. Here’s to hoping that my experiment wins me praise tonight. 😉

Oh, and it’s a darn good thing that I’m a bit OCD because I set up my cooking timer completely wrong this morning. While wiping down the counter I convinced myself to check the settings on the time once more. Somehow instead of setting it up to be on for ten hours, I originally set it up to be off for ten hours. With pork that undercooked I’m sure that I would not be crowned Top Chef.

Well, At Least I Made One Goal This Month!
Last night I finished reading Chef’s Story. I’m not sure how much I really take away from the book, but at least I can honestly say that I read a complete book in March; that counts for something, right?

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore, hoping mostly from yesterday’s physical therapy
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – I’ve started marking my calendar for making it to some minor league baseball games (this will be the year I make it to a Montgomery Biscuits game!). One of the (other) trips I plan to make is a return to Chattanooga for a Lookouts game. The Lookouts have just launched one of the most useful and aptly named websites on the internet — Are The Lookouts Home?.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking for 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 – 1
Carnivorous Days – 29

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 completed

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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6 Responses to Blogging From My Workdows Machine

  1. Steve says:

    While the Sage Hill Kroger isn’t quite like the kosher Kroger, I think the meat department probably doesn’t order a huge quantity of pork, and if they do they are meshuggah.


  2. Barb says:

    Is that a Super Target right there near your beloved Taco Mac? Do they sell meat?

    don’t forget to go to Greensboro to see Whiner & a minor league game.

  3. I thought about that Steve. Sage Hill’s Kroger probably doesn’t carry much meat because of those damn hippie vegetarian students. 😉

    Barb, I know Super Target sells packaged meats but I don’t know if they sell raw meats.

    I owe Whiner and Cooper minor league game visits for the Greensboro Bats? Grasshoppers? and the Durham Bulls respectively. 2011 may be the Year of Baseball for me.

  4. Randy says:

    Thanks to Sani, we already have reserved seats for a Carolina Mudcats (AA) game. Looking forward to seeing the Bulls with Uncle Paulie! If you and Whiner were up for it, maybe the whole family would make the trek to GSO to see the Bats/Hoppers.

  5. I’ll pick a few viable weekends and coordinate a Raleigh trip. What do you kids have going on in June?

  6. Randy says:

    Lisa might be doing Rapids Jam (no time to search for URL) the weekend of Father’s Day (16-18th), but other than that, we don’t have anything (that I know of) on the calendar for June. Let’s start working on an NC trip for Uncle Paulie!

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