I Really Don’t Have Much To Say

Shocking, I know.

A New “Red Rocket” Coming Thursday?
Because I failed to put the turkey breast into the crockpot this morning I’ll have to do so tomorrow for tomorrow night’s dinner. Because tomorrow night’s dinner will be eaten at home I’ll have to wait until Thursday night to head to Roswell to see if I can buy a replacement for the Red Rocket. Thursday will be the only night I have free in order to take advantage of Trek’s bike sale which ends on Sunday with the end of the Tour de France.

ITP Flickr Screenshot
Last night I launched the Tour de France app I purchased a few weeks ago and was confused why it’s last update was after Stage 10. Then I read the post in the app called “All good things”
Well That Sucks
It’s not like this app was streaming live video (otherwise I never would have paid the $5 to do so through the NBC app), so I guess it’s all about the greed and legality of using the Tour de France name and data. (see also: “Super Bowl”)

The Longer I Live Here The More I Want To Leave
When I moved to Atlanta in 1995 it was to change my life, preferably for the better. Forget my house for a minute, and forget the two extremely unfortunate incidents which have occurred to me over the past eight years.

I just read an article in the AJC saying that more cars were broken into last night and in an apartment complex near Grant Park (therefore not far from East Atlanta) people were getting their tires slashed. What the hell is happening to society?

The thugs who continue to rain ill-will in this city are convincing me that moving is a great option. To where would I move? I still don’t know. But I do know that it will be a place with a much lower crime rate (if such a place still exists) and better government.

I may be dreaming, but that’s about all I have left.

Curiosity May Kill The Cat But Indecision Is Killing Me
Dangen! I had the opportunity to buy my birthday gift yesterday. I had the stereo receiver in my virtual shopping cart, and I always do, delayed committing to the purchase. This morning the item is again sold out. I guess it’s okay since I really don’t need it, but sometimes I wonder why it takes me so long to pull the trigger on something I want.

Surfing The Internet Is Becoming Increasingly Frustrating Again
It may surprise you that I have to work to find the websites I choose to highlight each day. Lately my efforts to find cool things have been unfortunately been leading me down paths which have “Take This Survey” or “Congratulations, You’ve Won” popups which, in addition to being completely annoying and may be phishing scams, force me to completely kill my browser in order to ensure that I do not get hosed my these asshats. These annoyances seem to happen even when I visit websites which used to be free of such shit.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to whatever show is on prior to the Tour de France. Unfortunately this includes seeing the really lousy Dish Network commercials. Great video service, lousy television commercials.
Website Of The Day – From its name you might think that Photoswipe is a tool used to steal photographs from the internet. Instead, it’s code for helping you display a photo gallery which can be displayed in web browsers or mobile devices. I’ve not played with the code yet, but I will look into it to see if it’ll jar me into creating Sharpened Stone’s photo gallery.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking, ~2 miles
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow (if I can remember)

Foot Mileage – ~6.0 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 – 17

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]

This entry was posted in My Daily Life. Bookmark the permalink.

24 Responses to I Really Don’t Have Much To Say

  1. Martha says:

    I’m not familiar with the other two locations but Tressletree? That seems a strange place…I’d be too scared (of the residents) to commit a crime there! It really sounds like stupid kid stuff, but who knows anymore. Hey if you want a to get some exercise in and need and need a deterrent, I’ve got just the thing for you…Barney, AKA The DoddleBug. He loves to go for walks, he’s just old, slow and a bit out of shape…plus he’s like 100 pounds. People jump when they see him, not that he would or could hurt a fly (okay a cat yes, but never a fly).

    “Congratulations, You’ve Won”…ugh, between the volume being 5 x louder than anything and the epileptic seizure inducing flashing…why, just why?? Are there STILL people out there that fall for that stuff??

  2. Yeah, I was surprised to read the tire slashing was in Trestletree.

    I’m in no need of an exercise deterrent, I deter myself well enough. 😉

    I drove past Havana Grill and looked “inside” as I did. Your description of it looking like a ghost town was spot-on.

    Laundry was great last night and I oddly decided to skip eating out again. I went home and reheated some pork and cooked it along with some corn that I cut off the cob. Funnily, I cut the corn off the cob since I didn’t want to chance eating it off the cob given my current mouth situation, and to ensure that I didn’t slice the hell out of my hand while doing so I used my new kevlar glove on the hand holding the corn. I’m serious about taking all precaution before my birthday on Friday.

  3. Martha says:

    Ha, I meant a deterrent againist crime, I know you need no deterrent against exercise 😉

  4. Whoops! I’ll blame my selective understanding of what I read. 🙂

  5. Shit, I thought I might be able to head to Cycleworks tonight to look at bicycles but then I remembered that I wanted to bring my “new” bike shoes and have them adjusted to the new pedals (and clip system) I’d be buying.

  6. Barb says:

    a kevlar glove to slice corn off the cob? yep- you’ve gone a little crazy………

    Come OTP to Marietta, there is less crime in my neighborhood 😉
    (or if there is any, I never hear about it)

    My sister Connie from Phoenix will be here for the party, you can talk to her about that town…….. besides beign way too hot in the summer, I think it is a pretty cool place. (get it cool………. I crack myself up)
    And – you could hangng at McCools and hear lots of live music, and help keep their business open. I’m sure they have some attractive young waitrresses.
    (added plus, they have cheese curds on the menu)

  7. Given my track record over the past 51 weeks I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve gone over the edge for my final week of being 45. At least I didn’t wind up visiting a doctor or dentist last night.

    I can’t afford to move to Cobb county. I’m probably going to lose my shirt selling my house some day, especially once I factor in the amount of money I’m going to have to put into repairing it.

    Cheese curds? I’m so there! 😉

    Also, I’m starting to consider watching the rest of the Tour de France on my iPad. The repetition of the commercials shown during the coverage of Versus is killing me.

  8. Barb says:

    those commericals are a good reason why I watch it on the DVR at night (plus, I can’t watch it during the day)

  9. Shitty weather in today’s stage, but things are starting to heat up…

  10. Fast stage today. It’s 10:50am EDT and the boys have already crossed the finish line.

  11. Steve says:

    Another exciting stage… just reading the play by play on CN was pretty good.

    Apparently, one of the judges for Quizno’s/Pro Challenge/whatever they are calling “Tour of Colorado” this week bailed and they asked me to come out and play. Looking forward to working a race where melting isn’t an issue.

    Paulie, do you not have old shoes and pedals to test ride the bike with? That way you aren’t mis-judging ride when it’s really cleat position.

    And Barb, I’m still so sore from Sunday I can barely walk.


  12. Barb says:

    Steve – so sorry…….. it is a brain trust out there today, working on the railings, posts to put up a partial roof (that will hold a hammock), and trying to figure out the stairs.
    Ooops is there, plus an old hasher/parrothead friend that is a cabinet maker, plus Allan & TJ…….. I’m sure it is entertaining.

    TJ & Kevin will be working for BMC for the Tour of Colorado.

  13. Steve says:

    So they are only taking the 2nd best Grove mechanic to Colorado?

    I walked down to the park at lunch… I hink I need to go for a ride to watm the muscles up. The backs of my quads are sore to the touch. Being bent over screwing in deck boards is not easy- if TJ wasn’t hurting, I’d be surprised.

  14. I do have my old shoes still, but am considering a change away from SPD cleats to something else. I was ticked because neither old nor new shoes are with me so I have neither if I wanted to head to Roswell tonight to make the purchase.

  15. Barb says:

    yep- only the 2nd & 3rd best mechanics get to go to Colorado – Allan will be wrenching for the firefighters that are doing the Freedom Ride 2011 (group that is riding from Atlanta to NYC for the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11th)

    If TJ is hurting, he doesn’t tell anyone………

  16. Barb says:

    so, see if they will let you try on a “new” pair of shoes, have them put the approprate pedals on the bike, you don’t have to buy the shoes & pedals.
    You are going to spend a decent amount of $$, I think they will figure out a way to make it work.
    Any chance you & Bob wear the same size shoe? He lives very nearby………

  17. From what I understand Bob wears a much bigger shoe than I do. 😉

    I guess I could learn how to properly adjust my own shoes…

  18. Steve says:

    Trying to use someone else’s shoes isn’t a great idea… cleat position would be out of whack. Call them up and see if they have some shoes you could use.

  19. The problem is if I wear Cycleworks’ shoes there is no guarantee that my shoes will be properly adjusted. Also, my shoes won’t have the proper pedal clip.

    I’ll just go up there on Thursday night.

  20. James says:

    I’ve wanted to get out of Atlanta since 2001. I’ve been here 10 years too long. As you know I also have a house. Now I also have a great job keeping me here. Gold plated problems.

  21. Barb says:

    Paul – you have way too many excuses……….

  22. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Nah. I just don’t see the point in owning a bike that I can’t ride. I’ll be packing my shoes on Thursday and buy the proper cleats for the pedals I buy, and have them adjusted at the same time.

  23. Barb says:

    I’m just messing with you – I guess I forgot to add my 😉
    (and – I have faith in you to find other excuses to not ride other than just your shoes)

  24. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I am a human excuse generator.

Comments are closed.