Last night I joined a group of coworkers to help one of our coworkers celebrate her 25th birthday. I can honestly say that I don’t remember much about birthdays from my twenties, but today I am reminded that I am far too old to be partying like a 25-year old.
We started the night at a bar called Benchwarmers — fun fact, under its previous ownership (and then called Sidelines?) it was the ending for the first hash laid by me for which I was the responsible hare. Unfortunately one of my cohares didn’t pay enough attention to my trail instructions and led the pack on a longer and more dangerous trail than had been intended — where we had a couple of beers and some Irish Nachos (french fries with cheese and bacon).
From Benchwarmers we all headed for dinner at El Potro, which also meant that margaritas were involved.
Since we finished dinner at 9:30pm the evening couldn’t possibly end that early, right? So, we caravanned to someone’s house in Tucker where the party lasted until at least midnight, the time at which I cashed in my chips and headed home. I could not get home and into my bed soon enough.
I’m not happy that I have a physical therapy appointment today. I am happy that for the first time my physical therapy appointment is in the afternoon; perhaps I can catch a quick nap beforehand. Although, now that I think about it, if I had an 8:00am physical therapy appointmentI might have been far more responsible last night…
Unfortunately I am unable to edit my shot so you are stuck with the photo as I took it.
Lavanderia Night Has Arrived Again
Sitting outside at El Potro last night I could easily identify the smell of the lavanderia which sits next to it. I’m certain that any person who has done laundry in the past twenty-five years can identify that smell, but my nostrils have become accustom to it. With scant free time on my agenda this week I’ll be fitting a lavanderia, more of a laundromat, trip in tonight after physical therapy. I will make one guarantee about tonight’s laundry night — if I decide to eat while doing laundry there will definitely be no alcohol involved…
About Tomorrow’s Blog
Tonight I have to see if I have to report to the Dekalb County Courthouse tomorrow for jury duty selection. If I must attend, which I am sure that I will have to, tomorrow’s blog will either be very short, or will be written while waiting for selection. Hopefully I’ll be able to wedge myself into some nice pants and the heat won’t cause me to start sweating in my button-down shirt with necktie. I’m also the iPad that I’ll have with me will signal to all that I am a nerd and that you probably don’t want me to be a part of your jury.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – worn out, and very possibly hungover
Current Music – silence and even that’s a bit too loud at the moment
Website Of The Day – I wish I had the time and energy to create my own Backyard Aquaponics farm at the ITP-Estate. This is the sort of thing that really interests me, but I just don’t make enough time in my life for it.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t bother to 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 – 2
Carnivorous Days – 21
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