Well, it only took us until May to hit 90Âº F in Atlanta. Phooey! I’m not ready to try out the ITP-Estate’s air conditioner, so I’ve been using a series of fans to attempt heat exchange with the outside world once the outside world returns to a reasonable temperature at night.
How To Make A Simple Task Difficult
If your life is like mine you find yourself with nothing to do and tasks which are so simple a child could do it. Take changing the brake light in a 2002 Honda Accord for instance. Last night whilst doing laundry I sauntered over to the nearby AutoZone and purchased a two-pack of lightbulbs (standard issue Sylvania #3057). I had already extracted what I believed to be the offending bad bulb in order to make sure that I purchased a proper replacement.
Upon returning to my car I opened the package and installed the new bulb. My wash was nearly done, so I left the testing of my handiwork for later in the evening. After completing my laundry I decided to see how I had done and tested my new bulb. It didn’t work. Dangen! Undaunted I decided to swap the bulb I had installed for the other one in the package. However, when pulling out the “new” bulb it came out of the socket and promptly fell into the light housing. Double MF Dangen! Apparently it didn’t work because I’d not inserted the bulb into the socket with enough force, and upon yanking the bulb from the hole it fell out of the socket under its own power. When I finally arrived home I got a wrench, took the entire brake light housing off the car, jiggled it around until my fingers could grasp the bulb, reinstalled the brake light housing, and successfully installed the bulb.
How many Paulies does it take to change a light bulb? Just one, but one much more talented than me.
ITP Flickr Pic
I’ve not forgotten about this, but I’ve not made time for it either.
Lavanderia Night With A Twist
Since I made pulled pork on Sunday the thought of eating at Las Tortas Locas last night was not very appealing to me for my lavanderia night dinner. I still wanted to go to the lavanderia near Las Tortas Locas since it is within walking distance of the aforementioned AutoZone. For dinner last night I decided to try the highly-touted BÃ¡nh MÃ® Dac Biet sandwich at a place called (in English) Pho Bac. The $2.50 sandwich was very tasty, and had I really wanted to stuff myself I easily could have eaten a second.
Still Working Hard For The Money
If you account for my physical therapy session and the time spent doing laundry yesterday was an incredibly long day. Today won’t be too much better, except that it will be an exclusive day for writing software (once this blog is done, of course). Mind you I am not complaining, but no part of me springs back to form the way it did twenty years ago. I’m a wee little bit tired today.
I think tonight’s Top Chef Masters menu will consist of baked chicken quarters with some microwaved vegetables and perhaps cous cous or quinoa. I’m sure I could be swayed not to cook if someone wanted to change my mind by going for sliders at The Shed or getting a chicken sausage sandwich at Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand. After all, they say if you can’t stand the heat you should get out of the kitchen.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair, but rushed
Current Music – silence for the moment
Website Of The Day – While I may have previously picked Foodspotting as a “Website Of The Day” it’s worth highlighting their Top Atlanta BÃ¡hn MÃ® page.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – keep forgetting to check. Today I was obsessed with trying to cool the house down without resorting to testing the air conditioning
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 – 10
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
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than five days
– Lose three pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically The Laws Of Simplicity
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