While I can sleep most anywhere at anytime I am a relatively light sleeper. I was awakened a handful of times last night because of the intermittent power outages and the loud rumbling of thunder. I’ll survive today thanks to my coffee addiction.
The Garage Mahal Is Amazing
After work last night I drove over to ITP-Reader Barb and Allan’s house for dinner and to pick up the Red Rocket. I am continually amazed by their newly-constructed “Garage Mahal” which has almost everything a guy could want in a garage — except a dartboard. 😉 Seeing others fix up their houses occasionally makes me want to do the same, but I really have a vision of what I want (and better start moving toward that soon as I’m not getting any younger) and my current living situation is not it.
Last night I was also treated to a wonderful dinner of chicken breasts cooked on the Black Ninja, some green beans and asparagus, and some cheese-filled ravioli with vodka sauce. Dee-licious. ITP-Reader Sal and Marty were also in attendance, and they brought over some key lime pie for dessert. More dee-liciousness.
After a meal like that the thirty-minute drive home was enough to put me right to sleep upon my arrival home — until the storm rolled in.
Traffic Tip Of The Day
Did you know that in the state of Georgia when you approach a non-functioning traffic light that you are supposed to regard it as a four/all-way stop? Not many people in this state do.
Bonus Tip: Did you know that in the state of Georgia when you approach a blinking traffic light that you are not supposed to regard it as a four/all-way stop? Instead, those approaching blinking yellow lights may proceed with caution while those approaching blinking red lights are to regard it as a stop sign.
I wonder how many accidents will occur today because people in this state do know follow these laws. Luckily it’s Spring Break so traffic is lighter than normal.
ITP Flickr Pic
Argh. I’m not shooting and even worse I am hampered in regards to blogging right now. Argh
Age Is A Funny Thing
Over the past five years I’ve come to realize that aging really limits dreaming. I realize now that there is a large swatch of this country to which I can no longer relocate. No one, in their right mind at least, moves to Montana, the Dakotas, etc as they get older, they move away from those regions. Bummer (for me). Regardless of the name of this blog I’m not going to reside in Atlanta for the remainder of my days. In a way I fantasize of something, or someone, which convinces me that there is something better out there. But for now that’s only a dream.
A “Wholesome” Breakfast
I have to admit that when I think “breakfast” one of the last word associations I make is “wholesome.” I desire breakfasts which fuel body and clog its arteries — bacon and eggs, corned beef hash, hash browns, pancakes — you get the idea. Luckily for my body I don’t get to eat the breakfasts it so desires. Lately I’ve been eating a lot of nuts and dried fruit for breakfast in the form of a pre-pagaged “wholesome,” yet highly-caloric, mixed bag of nuts and dried fruit from Costco/Sam’s which I conveniently buy from one of my coworker’s “General Store.” Hey, it’s better than eating a bagel with cream cheese, right?
I’m also trying to use today’s breakfast a launching pad to a vegetarian day today.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – struggling with some years-old issues as well as coping with some month-old pain
Current Music – silence, though I hope to get through a handful of podcasts today while working
Website Of The Day – One of the things I love about staying in hotels is finding out about companies I never knew existed. Had you ever heard of Groome Transportation before? I hadn’t until I saw about five of their vans in the parking lot of the hotel in which I stayed last Saturday night.
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 – 4
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “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
– 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