Today Is Only The First Day Of Summer?

You could have fooled me. After all isn’t Summer the season during which we are supposed to be getting the blistering hot temperatures we’ve been experiencing for the past three weeks?

Demolition Man
I had agreed to give a demo of the application I’ve been working on for the past couple of months (you may recognize this app as the thing into which I’ve invested most my post-accident time). For the past month our office has been under constant renovations (it’s been a little like living in a DIY Network television show — minus the attractive young host). When I entered the office yesterday I knew that I’d not be giving my demonstration because all of our conference rooms were still in states of disarray due to the wallpapering (Wallpaper? What, is this 1978?) work which had been performed since last Friday.

My demo has been rescheduled for tomorrow. Here’s hoping the conference rooms, as well as my code, are ready.

Dear South Carolina, Would You Please Annex Charlotte For Me?
I nearly signed up for a gym membership last night but you know where I wound up instead. My hips are bothering me slightly at the moment so the thought of exercise, regardless of how fat and shitty I feel about that, is not top priority.

When I left the office yesterday traffic wasn’t as bad as it normally is, but I was in no mood to head straight home. I stopped into Taco Mac to relax a bit before heading ITP. I was served by a new waitress, her name was Amanda, who was beautiful and efficient. I also got to chat a bit with some of the young ladies with whom I’ve become friendly (I was going to type “a mentor” there but couldn’t do so with a straight face, and since this is text you’d never know that I was joking). As I was getting ready to leave two men asked if they could take my table. Since I was indeed leaving I responded “Yes.” and they decided to sit with me as I settled my tab with Amanda. One man was from New Jersey, the other from Charlotte. I asked the man from Charlotte if he’d been to the Taco Macs in Charlotte and he responded “No, I haven’t.” For some reason I then said that I like going to the Taco Macs in South Carolina and Tennessee because you can get beers which are not distributed in Georgia, to which he asked me where in South Carolina Taco Mac was located. At that point I felt like former Miss Teen South Carolina (and Amazing Race participant) Caitlin Upton when I realized that I once again mistook Charlotte for a South Carolina city. Dear South Carolina, would you please do us both a favor by annexing Charlotte? Thanks.

Little did I know that I’d then be headed over to Outback (that’s in New Zealand, right?) to meet up with my boss, and with him would have an interesting conversation with a soon-to-be divorced 43-year-old woman (who is divorcing a 56-year-old man) who says that she’s only interested in 26-year-old men. Seriously, while I could make this shit up it’s far easier to let life bring me this material.

Putting A Dent In The Gators
While at Taco Mac I also kept an eye on the Florida Gators NCAA College World Series game against Vanderbilt. At one point in the game the tv crew was showing a man in the crowd and I was surprised to see that the man was former New York Yankee Bucky Dent. (Even this Mets-fan-then-recently-located-to-Florida could appreciate the Yankees beating the Red Sox in a one-game playoff back thanks in part to Dent’s home run in Fenway Park back in 1978). Apparently Dent’s son Cory plays for the Florida Gators.

Yet another sign of my aging…

I’m Wearing “Lavanderia” Clothes
Peeking at my calendar I decided that today was the best day to get drunk at Taco Mac do laundry. I’ve dressed accordingly. You need not be a frequent visitor to a lavanderia in order to have clothes that you reserve for unspecial occasions, aka “chores.” I’m wearing such clothes now. My “outfit” today is an old pair of shorts, t-shirt, and some sneakers. In addition to saying “lavanderia day” my “outfit” also says “I’ve given up!” as well as “Thankfully my demo is tomorrow.”

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sad
Current Music – temporary silence
Website Of The Day – Every once in a while I like to highlight a photographer’s work. Today I’ll do so by sending you to Susana Raab‘s website. If you go I suggest checking out her project called “Consumed.”
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – Wednesday

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 – 5
Carnivorous Days – 15

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 done!
– Lose three pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
Finish The Laws Of Simplicity done! 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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7 Responses to Today Is Only The First Day Of Summer?

  1. Vic says:

    I watched some of that game too(rooting for Vandy!). I didn’t know about Bucky Dent’s son, that’s interesting. Carl Yastremski’s (sp?) grandson plays for Vandy.

  2. Vandy? Boooo! Hiiisssss! 🙂

    Yaz’ grandson?!?! Boy, that make me feel even older! Though, I will admit that I’m not old enough to remember seeing Yaz play in his prime.

  3. Barb says:

    I hope I can remember to call you Caitlin next time I see you.

  4. Or you can call me Caite which is the name she was using on the Amazing Race. 🙂

  5. npts says:

    A 43-yr old woman only interested in 26 yr old men? Shocking! How’s that waitress mentoring coming along?

  6. I know, right??

    I believe the only mentoring I’ve given them is financial — as in I keep given money…

  7. Vic says:

    Florida – Vandy are playing again today(right now!)
    Florida has won 4 of 5 this year…

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