It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

Seems like I’ve heard that before.

Delia’s And Me, We’re Like Oil And Water
Around 7pm last night I headed out to eat my first meal at Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand. Traffic on Moreland was heavy so I drove a circuitous route to get there. When I finally started to pull up to the building I noticed that it was dark. WTF. “Are they closed on Monday, wait it’s Wednesday?” I thought. Then I realized that the traffic light at Moreland/Glenwood was also dark, therefore there was a power outage which would steal my opportunity to try Delia’s. Dangen!

Hungry with no idea when the power would return I headed back to East Atlanta Village only to find all businesses on Glenwood between Moreland and Flat Shoals also had no power. In the end I decided to eat a fairly quick meal at Holy Taco

ITP Flickr Pic
Aw shucks, I thought that I was on a roll. Has A New Owner, My Horse Has Already Left That Barn
Yesterday I received an email from Yahoo! alerting me that they have sold Delicious (neé (it’s a bookmarking service for those who don’t know) after a few years of letting it flounder and then announcing a few months ago that they were going to shutter Delicuous’ doors.

After hearing of Delicious’ imminent demise I searched for similar (free) services to replace the functionality that I used daily (side note: when I come across websites that I find interesting I bookmark them with the tag “to_be_blogged” so that when I need to pull something out for a blog post I have a cache of websites from which to choose). The most common site that people suggested as a Delicious alternative is called Pinboard, whose buy-in price is reasonable and slowly growing (as of today it costs $9.31 USD to join). However, in the end I decided to roll my own by creating an Evernote notebook called “bookmarks” and tagging the entries in it.

And as Paul Harvey used to say… “And now you know the rest of the story.”

Tonight May Be A Play Night
While rummaging through some paperwork last weekend I realized that there is a play at the Horizon Theatre called “Legacy of Light” that I’ve yet to see. To make matters work the play’s run ends at the end of next week. Given my currently-packed schedule tonight will be the only night for me to see the play prior to its run’s end. I’ve made a reservation to use my ticket so I guess I’ll be seeing a play tonight.

Sadly due to a 9am physical therapy appointment this morning I will be unable to leave work early enough in order to devour a brisket sandwich at the Euclid Avenue Yacht Club before going to see the play.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – listening to a recent “This Week In Photography” podcast
Website Of The Day – I need to keep the purging of unused goods going. Those items which can’t be reused/resold might find their way to a recycling center like that highlighted in Keep North Fulton Beautiful. [For the ITP historians out there, I used to run past this recycling center when I first moved to Atlanta and — wait for it — actually lived OTP. *gasp!*]
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – start checking again on Sunday

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 – 3
Carnivorous Days – 24

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 The Mole People: Life In The Tunnels Beneath New York City

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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14 Responses to It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

  1. Barb says:

    We never lost power & really didn’t get much rain.
    In fact, we turned on the sprinklers as we were thinking we wouldn’t get any rain at all.
    We got all the sod down, 4 pallets is a whole lot of sod. I posted some pics on FB, but it really isn’t that exciting, it is just grass. 😉
    I’m pretty damn stiff & sore today.

  2. Steve says:

    I don’t know what the rain gauge will report, but I’m don’t think we got that much rain at the farm. I will say that was as unpleasant a storm as I can remember. I was really surprised to find very little debris on the way to the bus this morning.

    The Newnan paper has a nice story on Barbie Beach and their celebration of the Royal Wedding. For those that have ridden from JEFDSDR, we come pretty close, but don’t actually pass the beach as it is on a fairly busy highway.–1650623

  3. Martha says:

    I’m already to head to Lowes got get supplies for today’s projects (new shelves in Jerry’s closet and a new mailbox) but I can’t find my wallet, I’m beginning to think I might have thrown it away 🙁 I have an emergency credit card, I guess I might need to break it out today.

    I can’t really say why but nothing I’ve heard about Delia’s has made me want to eat there.

    @Steve, looks like I’ll be heading to the Velodrome for the beginners class in June and I’ll be bringing a friend or two. It’s about time I got back on the bike.

    So for some strange reason, I slept all the way through the night? I figured with the ‘storm’ I’d be up, heck even on a good night I wake up at least twice. It doesn’t look like we got much rain and there isn’t one limb in the yard.

  4. Steve says:

    Of all the things I’d like to get rid of, my wallet is not on that list- I hope it turns up.

    You’ll have a blast on the track.. it’s a serious rush.

  5. Barb says:

    Martha – you misplace your wallet more than anyone I know (besides Allan, but he sometimes knows where it is, on the engine at the firehouse)

  6. Riding on the velodrome was (and hopefully is) on my “To Do” list for this year. Pre-accident I was really looking forward to trying.

  7. Barb says:

    and – I guess I’m in the minority – I have no desire to ride the track.

  8. At least if I wreck on the track it won’t be because a car pulled out in front of me. 😉

  9. Steve says:

    No, but it sure could be because of someone else’s stupidity.

    Barb, it really is more than going around in circles- if it was only that, I’d agree with you- much like running on a track- not much point.

  10. Martha says:

    Well I just got off the phone, replacing my credit & debit cards. Thankfully I don’t carry a wallet full of cards, just four needed replaced and I already have an extra license thanks to the last time I lost my wallet (and then found it).

    I was told I could get a temp card at Wells Fargo, so I will had that to my to do list today.

    I’m afraid I will be the ‘stupid person’ that causes that wreck. Paulie, we are going to take the June classes, you don’t even need a bike. I’m assuming I’ll need to borrow one from the Little League program 😉

  11. Barb says:

    I know there is more to it, but it still doesn’t interest me. Katrina said that was her least favorite event when she was riding pro.

  12. There are inherent dangers with everything we do. I’m looking to try cycling at the velodrome to check something else off my Life List. I doubt that I’d every take up the even seriously — especially at my advanced age.

  13. Stacy Fox says:

    Pssst! Take it to go and sneak it in! hahahaha

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