This morning my house clocked in at 63˚F, which when under my layers of warm bedding is fine, but when I am required to get out of said bed and shower is not. I turned on the heat. I read that later this week our high temperatures are to reach the mid-80s. I guess I’ll have to learn how to use that fancy-pants thermostat I installed for cooling.
Cheating On My Taco Mac
I worked until a little past 7pm last night. I decided that I wanted to visit a Taco Mac, but that I wanted to change things up by going to the one in The Prado (traffic is so light this week that I gambled on taking I-285 to Roswell Road). Thankfully I was able to drink two new draft beers, because there wasn’t much else going for that location. There were some pretty, and taken, women customers — but not many. Most of the waitstaff were dudes. While they have a million tvs it seemed as if no one understood what should be on them — Why didn’t any of the tvs above the bar show have the Braves game? And when one was finally set to show it, that was changed not fifteen minutes later. And worst of all, I sat at my table and waited nearly ten minutes before my server (a dude) arrived to greet me — I was thirty seconds away from walking out.
Will I return to The Prado? Yeah, but not until I’ve worn out my welcome at the Perimeter location.
ITP Flickr Pic
Should this section still exist? Damn it’s been a long time since I’ve had the passion to take photos. Maybe it’s time to inject passion back in to my life.
It Wasn’t Easy
I don’t know how you vegetarians do it. I guess that you stick together to make restaurant selection easier. I went out with coworkers for lunch yesterday who kept suggesting places in which meat was the main attraction. We finally settled on getting Thai food, where I had a tofu and mixed vegetable dish. I probably shouldn’t get full points for a vegetarian day as I also ate the Tom Yum soup which had chicken in it, though I did not eat any of the chicken pieces.
For dinner I had a “hamburger” for which I had them substitute a spicy black bean patty for the meat. I figured that I was safe getting the french fries as a side, and knew that the beer I ordered contained no meat of course. 😉
I’ll be back to eating meat today as I’ve brought in some to devour for lunch.
It’s Wednesday. For the past three months Wednesday meant Top Chef night. However, while there will be a Top Chef reunion and the premiere episode of Top Chef Masters (which starts a 11pm EDT!) on tonight I shall be recording them instead of be viewing them. ITP-Reader Betsy, if you want to resume Top Chef (Masters) night starting next week, we can discuss.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, but my back issues are nagging me
Current Music – nothing but the sound of the cold air emanating from the vent above my head. The thermometer on my desk currently reads 64.9˚F.
Website Of The Day – When I heard about A Fire Inc the first words into my head were “Black Ninja.” From what I’ve been told A Fire Inc sells accessories for grilling.
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 – 1
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 [I still need to select a book!]
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