Beer Is Vegetarian. Hurrah!

After working a long day in a warm office I decided to reward myself with a Taco Mac visit. My desire for beer and to maintain a meatless Monday clashed, but I convinced myself that I could enjoy Taco Mac sans meat. As I sat there enjoying my vegetarian nachos (read “Fiesta Chicken Nachos without the chicken”) I got sucked into last night’s Stanley Cup game and ordered a final beer so that I could watch a portion of the second period. I’ve not been much of a hockey fan of late (not surprising with the impending move of the Atlanta Thrashers) but what I saw of last night’s game was fascinating — including one of the most vicious hits I’ve seen in some time.

I’ve Feel As If My Head Has Been In The Sand
My focus on work, rehab, and Taco Mac the past three months have really consumed me. I feel as if I missed Spring completely (nine straight days of 90ร‚ยบ F heat have convinced me that Spring is gone regardless of what the calendar claims). What have I missed?

I keep trying to remind myself that this is the only life that I’ll have (it’s what I believe) and I feel that I’ve squandered many of the previous forty-five years and don’t want to repeat that for my remaining years.

What should I be looking at doing in the near future (other than flying to Raleigh which I already have scheduled)?

ITP Flickr Pic
Go in to any museum and see if you agree with everything they define as “art.”
What Is Art?
That was the impetus for this photo of a white utility panel that I took in the High Museum of Art. I’m tempted to make a little sign with a fake story and post it near this utility box to see if anyone will consider it “art.”

I’m also considering making this photo square. What do you think?

Is It Lavanderia Night?
Because ITP-Reader Betsy is off riding BRAG I have no Wednesday night Top Chef Masters viewing partner this week. Therefore I now have two possible nights on which I can do my laundry prior to my departure for Raleigh on Thursday.

What to do? What. To. Do?

I have an 8am physical therapy appointment today. Do I want to drag my laundry along with me all day? Or do procrastinate until tomorrow?

What to do? What. To. Do?

Sometimes I think having a constricted schedule may be the best thing for me…

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – like today’s blog sucks but I really don’t have much to say today
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – I spent a lot of time last weekend solving graphical Sudoku puzzles — I like exercising my brain occasionally. I just found Websudoku. Let the games begin!
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow

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 – 1
Carnivorous Days – 5

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

June Goals
– “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

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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9 Responses to Beer Is Vegetarian. Hurrah!

  1. Steve says:

    With “everyone” riding BRAG, I feel like a slacker, but I’ll get over it. I get to spend a week in Augusta at the end of the month working Jr and Elite Nationals… yipee.

    In the rear view mirror, your 45 years might not look as you might wish. I don’t think there are many who can say ” I wouldn’t change a thing” about how I lived. You do the best you can in the moment. If you stand and base each choice in the light of “how will I feel about this in x years”, you’ll be stuck in the mud for a very long time.

    Set obtainable goals and work towards them. That’s the best we can do.


  2. Stacy Fox says:

    Near future? Definitely should see more plays and eat more brisket.

    I personally like the rectangle effect of the photo, but would be intrigued to see it square. I also think it would have ben hysterical if you had put a title/artist name underneath it! I really want to steal that idea and go and do that at various museums now.

    But, seriously, as in a “what to do” type thing: are you looking for something new? Like a new hobby or something? Or to resurrect something you haven’t been doing for a while?

  3. Steve get in a bad cycling wreck, that has removed “slacker” from my vocabulary for a while.

    I just might have theatre and brisket on the agenda. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I think I’m looking for a little of both. There are some things I’d like to resurrect, but I’m mostly considering things I’ve never considered before.

  4. Steve says:

    My last wreck was 2 wheels and a motor… I’ll let you handle 2 wheels without a motor.

    I think you should take Martha up on some of her single/early 40’s/no kids friends… I know, the RISK of failure is there, but the actual failure IS there without an attempt.

    just sayin’

  5. Martha says:

    We’re back!!

    Yesterday was a long day, heck it was a long weekend. The girls kept us very busy but we had a good time.

    I’m just trying to get back in the swing on things, I made it to the gym, weeded the garden…the rest of the yard will have to wait…I just got back from a nice lunch at Six Feet Under, I guess I need to hit Kroger soon as well.

    If Paulie wants to meet my girl friends, his best bet would be to put on some workout clothes and meet me at the gym. If you’re interested in meeting fit, active women, you need to meet them on their turf!!

    You didn’t miss Spring, I don’t think it ever happened

  6. Steve says:

    I remember one weekend it was nice, but other than that, I think you’re right.

    So the trip was just for a visit??

  7. Martha says:

    It was unseasonably cold then it got hot?? Yuck!

    My Aunt and Uncle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, it was nice to go home for something other than a funeral or visit sick people.

    We stopped on the way back in Indy to see Jerry’s brother, then made a detour to Cincinnati so visit Pedro’s grave and say hi to Jerry’s mom.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    There was that one nice weekend at the end of February during which I went on a bike ride…

    Me? In a gym? Inconceivable! Besides, I’d look like a used Chevy in a Ferrari dealership if I went to a gym to meet women.

  9. Stacy says:

    According to the Zachary Galifinackis book of comedy, you must always refer to Raleigh as Raleigh-Durham. Not sure why but i like it!

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