Frozen, Pillsbury biscuits made in the comfort of my own home; not Montgomery Biscuits.
Curiouser And Curiouser
When I left my house on Saturday morning to drive up to Virginia-Highland I was startled to see traffic cones going down my street. Was road construction to be done? Was there a race going down my street about which I was clueless? Undaunted, I drove up to Moreland and made my way out of the village. I saw the truck responsible for laying said cones but was not able to ask the men working it why they were doing so.
As I reached Little 5 Points I saw more cones, and this time I saw a bunch of people running as well. WTH?
I arrived in Virginia-Highland with enough time to find out that the run through my neighborhood was the Run Before You Crawl 5k, but I never found out what run was going through Little 5 Points. Anyone?
By the time I returned to my street the cones had disappeared. It’s almost as if the run never happened…
Limiting My Biscuit Intake, Not Limiting My Beer Intake
I’d had already made the decision to scrap my Montgomery trip, I determined that the trip was too far for a single night away, before getting a text message from ITP-Reader Betsy asking me to meet her in East Atlanta Village. Betsy had run in the Run Before You Crawl 5k and was seeking a drinking partner for the afternoon (though there is a rebuttal to my interpretation. Hahaha). I started the day with the intention of being “good” and not drinking too much. I returned home sometime around 7pm and passed out immediately. So much for my productive Saturday…
ITP Flickr Pic
After getting my hair cut on Saturday morning, but before pub crawling, I decided that I would have a wonderful brunch at one of my favorite restaurants in town — Sun In My Belly in Kirkwood.
What you see there (in a none-too-impressive iPhone photo) is their PBLT (Pimento cheese, Bacon, Lettuce, fried green Tomato), some potatoes with onion and red pepper, and my black coffee. Also pictured are some pretty roses, a jar of ice-cold water, and the corner of my beloved iPad.
Sun In My Belly has become my “place” when I want a comforting breakfast/brunch. You’ll most-times find me there alone (shocking, I know) reading (which may actually be shocking) something on my iPad.
A Far More Productive Sunday
Sad to say but yardwork season has arrived. I cranked my trusty lawn mower and spent a few hours making a bad yard look less bad. I think that I’ll have to make time each week/weekend in order to tackle the many yard projects which need to be accomplished in order to make the ITP Estate look nice (at least on the outside). It’s about this time each year that I proclaim that I will finally “do something” with my yard/house/life only to have my plans washed away by one thing or another.
RealiTV Update : The Amazing Race — Can We Get A Double Elimination?
Like a milk carton (am I showing my age using that term?) in the refrigerator with a February sell-by date, this contains spoilers.
I would not have been upset if two teams were eliminated from The Amazing Race last night. I have never been a fan of Team Daddy, Daddy, Daddy! or Team Goths Gone Wild and last night’s episode did nothing to improve my attitude toward either. Ron of Team Daddy, Daddy, Daddy has to be one of the worst This Amazing Race contestants ever, and
Kynt Kent has to be one of the whiniest “men” ever. I don’t have much love for either Christina or Vxriyin, but at least those two tried to do things which would help their team remain in the race.
I am still a fan of Team Noun, yet those boys seem to be a bit “simple” for their own good; they certainly have played this game long enough to know that you should double, no triple check to see if there are any flights which land at your destination sooner than the first flight offered. I got a kick out of Team Trotters last night when they were egging their taxi driver on to pass other teams.
If I had my chance to pick the three teams that I’d like to see in the finale they would be
- Team Noun
- Team Trotters
- Team Assburger
I still wish Margie and Luke were contending, but hey, they were eliminated fairly and squarely.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – It wasn’t until last night that I found out that The Invisible Camera was an April Fool’s joke. I was neither skeptical nor fooled, I just hadn’t gotten around to listening to the April 1st podcast which revealed the joke.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking
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 – 2
Carnivorous Days – 8
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 The Mole People
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