It’s almost comical that on the day where I recommit myself to trying to live a healthier, happier life that I’d oversleep (keep reading) and completely forget to weigh-in to get my starting weight. Funny haha. If my current mood is any indication I should be able to drop weight quickly as I’ve just eaten “breakfast” (a 90 calorie Fiber One bar — don’t go off on the carbs, it was the only mildly healthy thing nearby) and have massive amounts of guilt.
I Made My Five
Breakfast and lunch weren’t too bad, eating eggs and a portabello burger respectively. Last night I wanted to commit to my five vegetarian days in May by visiting Willy’s Mexicana Grill for dinner. I was nearly thrown a massive curveball when Willy’s had no tofu prepared, but the man behind the counter asked if I could wait four minutes for him to make some fresh. Fresh, hot tofu? Sure, I can wait four minutes for that… Dinner was really good (in a chain restaurant? What has happened to me?!), but really filling. It was a nice splurge for my last big meal for some time.
You Miss Some, You See Some
Yesterday I found that I missed Trombone Shorty‘s performance at Center Stage on Monday night — not that I was in any condition to go even if I had known about the show. Trombone Shorty put on a great show at Variety Playhouse back in February (pre-injury) and I’d like to see them perform again in the future.
Last night I went to Variety for the Okkervil River show. I had forgotten that Titus Andronicus was one of the opening bands, which thrilled me since I was unable to attend their last Atlanta performance a couple of months ago. The show was long and fun, getting me home some time around 12:30am. Starting the night out tired and worn out I decided to park my buttocks in the front row of the balcony for the show. This decision not only gave me time to rest, but it also limited my beer consumption to one.
Last night’s show was the first night of the tour. If not for the fact that I believe Okervill River to be a “bigger” band than Titus Andronicus, I could easily see the two bands reversing opening/headlining positions based on the energy levels of the two bands — Titus Andronicus has a much higher energy level.
ITP Flickr Pic
There is a statue outside of the Woodruff Arts Center that I marvel at each time I visit.
I’ve also taken quite a few photos of this statue, but never capturing the grittiness the way that this one does.
Bye Bye Thrashers
When I visited Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in the Summer of 2009 I had no idea that it would be the future home of the Atlanta Thrashers. While there I mused how that city could lose the Winnipeg Jets since it seemed a perfect hockey town. And now, for the second time, in the same sport even, Atlanta has lost its hockey team to a Canadian city. Put another nail in my “Why I doubt I’ll live here forever” box. I’ll admit that not making it down to a game during the past two seasons (still blows my mind how time flies) that I am part of the problem, but my non-attendance was not the linchpin which synched this town’s hockey fate.
I wonder if the move of my second-favorite NHL team will help my favorite team stay in Long Island…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat, but at least well-rested after getting an extra hour of sleep this morning
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – Riverview Farms was one of the vendors at last Sunday’s Grant Park Farmers Market. They had the Farm Mobile from which I purchased $14 worth of merchandise.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – dammit, I can’t believe that I forgot
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 – 0
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Get back on a bicycle
– 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
– Finish The Laws Of Simplicity and read another 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