Oh Those Pesky Calendar Conflicts

Somebody needs to keep better track of his schedule… I was supposed to go to physical therapy at 8am this morning, but when I scheduled that I had forgotten that I had to participate in an all-day interview day at the office. I don’t like having to bail out on commitments, but sometimes you have to do what you need to do. At least the event will be over in time for me to head over to ITP-Reader Barb’s house for dinner and to pick up the Red Rocket.

An Athens Redo
For someone who loves music as much as I do I’m often surprised that I’ve not made more trips over to Athens in the sixteen years that I’ve lived in Atlanta. Perhaps it’s that whole UGA thing…

On Saturday I drove over to Athens to try and take in more of the town before I headed into the 40 Watt for the Elephant Six Collective’s “Surprise Holiday Show.” I thought about heading over to Terrapin Brewery for their ninth anniversary party, but the wind on Saturday was so bad that the idea of standing around outside, even if I were drinking beer, seemed unappealing. I thought about trying Weaver D’s Delicious Food (possibly best known as the place with the “Automatic For The People” — used by REM as an album title so many years ago), but I couldn’t figure out when it was open and it was in a direction away from Terrapin. Instead I wound up eating tacos at a place called Sr Sol, an establishment at which I’ve eaten before, and then heading back to my hotel room for a bit of a rest.

A hotel room? Yeah, a hotel room. I’m too old to be staying out until 2am and then making the drive from Athens to Atlanta. Even if nothing bad happened along the way I’d be a wreck the following day. Given that I can afford a hotel room on occasion I decided that I would spend the night in Athens. Spending the night would also give me the opportunity to eat breakfast and lounge around the town before returning home.

That plan was destroyed at 1:30am when I ate a piece of apple pie a la mode with my cup of coffee at The Grill. There was no way in hell the I was going to be hungry a handful of hours later, so upon waking I showered and made my way westward.

ITP Flickr Pic
Hey look, a photo! I was a bit bored while doing laundry on Saturday so I figured why not.
Laundry Day

Working The Work Skills
What a gorgeous day yesterday. I could tell as I sat in front of my computer monitor and attempted to do some software development. My efforts were partially successful as I continue to teach myself the skills necessary to keep me gainfully employed (somebody has to be able to foot my hotel bills). Listening to podcasts, watching television, and writing code. That was my Sunday.

I know many of you had a good weekend, what’cha get up to?

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – frustrated on many levels today
Current Music – listening to the “This American Life” podcast from a few weeks ago
Website Of The Day – If you are in to comedy and in the Atlanta area this week you should head out to the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check

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

April Goals
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least once
– Lose two pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically [currently not picked, will do so today]
– Eat vegetarian for no fewer than five days

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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17 Responses to Oh Those Pesky Calendar Conflicts

  1. Martha says:

    Crazy weekend for us…we went out three nights in a row!! Thursday was Jerry’s dad’s birthday, Outback was his favorite, non-Asian restaurant, so I met Jerry at the Toco Hill location for dinner. Friday was ‘First Friday’ in Grant Park, I was still feeling sick from Thursday’s dinner, so we didn’t stay long. Now Saturday is when we got crazy, went to dinner and split a glass of wine.

    Saturday was a great day to run but it was really windy. I managed a little yard work yesterday, the garden bed is ready to be planted. I feel like I’m behind this year. Next weekend will be a couple of short runs, so I’m hoping the weather is good and I can get much more stuff done in the yard.

    I also found out last week it looks like my job will be coming to an end in the next 4 to 5 weeks. Nothing definite for a new job but lots of things coming down the pipe. I’ve got about 3 weeks of vacation time saved up, it might be nice to have some time off.

  2. Barb says:

    What time are you thinking you will be over tonight? Don’t hurry, Allan has to run down to exchange something @ IKEA after he gets off at Hyox, so that will be 3:30 to hopefully only 4:30. (got a wrong part on one of the cabinets). So, I’d say 5:30 at the earliest?

    Wheels of Fire was a lovely ride as always, beautiful day, excellent sag stops, just a little windy. I think the wind, the pollen plus some sore muscles from the grouting made it a tough, slow ride for me, but I made it thru the 45. Allan figured out that 1900 miles was the limit of his rear tire, it basically shredded. He used a few dollar bills to make it ride-able, but luckily we were only a couple miles from a sag stop & there was a bike shop van there that had a new tire. (all his Beer Barrel beer stop money went the new tire, we need to remember to re-stock the bike bag before our next ride around the neighborhood)

  3. I probably won’t get out of work until 5pm, and I’ll be stopping by a package store along the way for some wine.

    You’ve reminded me that I need to follow up with the driver’s insurance company today. I tried on Friday but got voice mail, and received a letter on Saturday from them telling me that they’d like to talk to me about the bike.

  4. Steve says:

    Debbie and I had a lovely weekend in Asheville. Dinner at the Mexican place downtown (name escapes me), after enjoying the first Art Walk of the season, walked all over the Biltmore Saturday and enjoyed dinner and breakfast at Tupolo Honey! Outstanding! Made our way overland Sunday with another “gallery” stop in Dawsonville.

    Hopefully, we’ll hang some of this art we bought and it will be on display the next time we have a gathering at JEFDSDR.


  5. Barb says:

    Martha – what is First Friday in Grant Park? (no obvious smart-aleck remarks needed either everyone)

    I need to get on the planting idea, besides the obvious (garden), we’ve got a big area of dirt in front of the house that needs some bushes, plants, flowers, something. I’m just not that good at that sort of thing. We get some sun, but not sure if enough for roses, I’d like gardenias, I guess I could use the internets to figure out what would grow.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    What, no garlic knot update? I guess that I am going to have to make a trip to an Asheville Tourists game so I can find out myself.

  7. bob says:

    Good weekend at the Knoll house. Had a sick dog last week which lead to carpet cleaning day Saturday. Got a 22 mile bike ride in while waiting for carpet to dry. Sunday was a 200 mile motorcycle ride, great times!
    I need to get a lot more pedaling miles in if I expect to be in any shape for BRAG.

    Paulie, how are you healing up? Are you able to walk normal yet?

  8. Barb says:

    hey Bob – Cycleworks has a Tuesday night ride I may do tomorrow if I can get out of work & over there early enough (Allan is working). I think it is about 20 miles, a no drop ride, they said the pace is only about 15. I’ll still probably be the slow one…….

    Who’s all going to Black Rock campout (better known this year as Mulberry Gap)? Anyone? We are going up Saturday morning.

  9. bob says:

    Tuesday night ride sounds good, I should be able to make it.

    I’m considering going up to Mulberry on Saturday night, may just go up on Sunday for the Wheelhopper.

    I am not sure if I will ride the wheelhopper or do a motorcycle ride and go to the end of WH.

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Walking better, not quite normal yet. Unfortunately there is still pain in the hip and groin.

  11. Randy says:

    FP, glad you enjoyed Asheville. Paulie, if you are headed there for a Tourists game, and think the company of an excited 5-yr old and a hyperactive 2-yr old would enhance the experience, just let us know… 🙂

  12. Randy says:

    P.S. Shoulda known you would work some sort of symmetry into your pic…

  13. Steve says:

    Thanks for the great suggestions Randy! We really liked Asheville, except for a certain “grunge” vibe downtown. Parking, on the other hand was a real pain…

  14. Stacy Fox says:

    Awesome weekend for me! Yassir birthday dinner on Friday (at Fritti – I was NOT impressed. I will not be going back) and then Saturday I got a new apartment! April 30th, I’ll be back in civilization. I did get in a little scrape with the new car (ugh!), but in that it wasn’t my fault, that will be remedied too.

    The only drawback about the new place is that it has no laundry facility. But seriously? Having read your blog about laundromatting lately, I’m actually not even dreading it. It seems like a good people watch/book read kind of thing. So thank you for that!

  15. Barb says:

    hey Stacy – where’s the new apartment?

    and – I guess I missed it – when did you get a new car?

  16. Stacy Fox says:

    Oh, I just got the new car last Tuesday. Repairs on the old one just didn’t make sense at this stage. So far, she’s a dream. Love her! And the new apt is at 892 Myrtle Street. If you know where EZCheeks/Nancy lives, you know where I do. I’m right across the hall. 🙂

  17. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Funny, as I read your address I thought “Hey, that sounds familiar.” and then you explained why.

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