Sorry, Wrong Number

Perhaps it was all of the beer I drank yesterday. Regardless this morning’s weigh-in was not a pleasant one.

Huh, How’d That Happen?
I spent most of last night at Taco Mac. Shocking, I know. It was not supposed to be a marathon session, but being joined by two co-workers as well as one of our favorite servers after she clocked out, it became one. I did manage to avoid ordering a meat dish, so, I’ve got that going for me.

Le Tour de France Consumption: iPad Edition
After missing the early stages I decided to check into NBC’s full-access online offer for $29.95. Then I found out that they offer an iPad app with access for $14.95. Ideally I’d like to pay one price for complete access (seriously, $30 for three week’s of content everywhere seems fair to me). I’m waivering on buying the iPad app since it is getting horrible reviews. I’m trying to be legal and all, but when you deliver shit how can you expect people to not seek alternatives? What to do. What to do?

ITP Flickr Pic
I believe that I have a kindred spirit in Merlin Mann. We’re about the same age, listened to a lot of the same music while growing up in Florida. He’s just far more advanced and successful than I am.

I his latest episode of Back To Work Mann produced a quote which I’d never hear before, but am going to star taking to heart.

It’s not how many years you’ve played guitar, it’s how many hours you’ve played guitar.

And There They Go!
Substitute “have taken photos” for “played guitar” and you understand why Monday’s Peachtree Road Race photoshoot was a bust for me.

ITP-Readers who are also hashers, scan the volunteers in the background and I think you’ll recognize one of them.

Lavanderia y Photographía
Tonight I shan’t haunt Taco Mac. Instead I’ll be doing much needed laundry and going for a bit of a photowalk while I do. I may allow myself a small dinner too. And who knows, I might get crazy tonight and do a little stretching and exercising when I get home…

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – none, I have the Tour de France on the telly
Website Of The Day – When I was a child I wanted to paint. I watched Bob Ross make “happy little clouds” on PBS many, many times. My friend Kevin recently posted a link to Bob Ross’ website (sadly Ross died on July 4, 1995) so I decided to steal it for the blog.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – tough physical therapy session
Morning Weigh-In – 206 pounds. Dammit.

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 – 4

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

July Goals
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Buy a bicycle and start riding again
– 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

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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11 Responses to Sorry, Wrong Number

  1. Steve says:

    Painting/drawing is never something I have had any talent for. I am amazed at Saddle Sores, as she is great at.. I think color pencil (?). We have one of Satchmo that is really incredible.

    That’s 2 days in a row of pretty good pics from Peachtree. Stop being so hard on yourself.

  2. Thanks. Unfortunately the good pics end very, very soon. I took over 250 shots on Monday.

  3. bob says:

    Who wouldn’t recognize the hair helmet of Doggy Style?

  4. What’s funny about the photo is that I was so focused on focusing on the wheelchair competitors that didn’t realize that Doggy was there until I was editing my photos.

  5. Steve says:

    Now that Bob mentioned it, I can see that is Doggie Style. I’ll blame it on “my eyes”.

  6. No real spoilers, but one of the Radio Shack riders just crashed out and one of the Major Names has wrecked but has gotten back into the peloton. These were two separate melees within about two minutes’ time.

  7. Barb says:

    I’m feeling stupid, but I didn’t know BMC was considered a American team. So, the Americans are doing quite well in the Tour so far…….. and as Katrina said, 3 of 4 stages go to the Grove family (since she works for Garmin, and Kevin works for BMC)

  8. Okay, I’m silly but I just checked out to see how much they are charging for the training cycle they keep advertising. Answer: $1299, which I honestly cheaper than expected but more than I’m willing to spend on a Spinning-style bike even if it can do all of those neat things.

    BREAKING NEWS: Another wreck just occurred; Another Big Name might have just crashed out. No, it appears as if he’s going to be getting back on a bike.

  9. Steve says:

    CRAP!! One of my fantasy TdF riders just abandoned. Fortunately, no one of any real hope of winning.

    Must be an ugly day on the road…

  10. The weather appears perfect for riding. I think narrow roads and careless riding are to blame.

  11. bob says:

    Damn, I can’t wait to watch tonight!

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