I went to its sister bar “The Fred” instead. 😉
Hey Man, Watch This
So I finally got the battery in my watch replaced. When I left work “early” yesterday I decided to head to Perimeter Mall to get the darn deed done. I rebuffed at the $17 estimate I got from the It’s About Time store, and relented to the $15 estimate that I got from the little jeweler near the food court. Fifteen dollars still seems like a lot of money to replace a battery in a watch for which I paid no more than $90, but at least the time is correct when I look at the watch now.
Yesterday also reminded me that I am not a “mall” person. I don’t care how many attractive young ladies saunter through mall, the twenty minute wait for my watch repair was excruciating. Not even a trip into a jam-packed Apple store could sooth my nerves. Have I ever mentioned that I don’t feel like I don’t fit in with the American Society?
An Extra Mile Because Of Theresa
Theresa was my sweet waitress last night at The Fred. She served me up two wonderful beers and an awesome “BLT” (brisket, lettuce, and tomato) sandwich before flashing me a cute smile while convincing me to get dessert. Oh, I guess I should mention that dessert was a wonderful glass of soft-serve ice cream made with Guinness Stout. Because I have no ability to refuse food and drink when served by such an adorable waitress I forced myself to put in an extra mile on this morning’s run/walk.
Now if we could only do something about this heat and humidity. 80ºF at 5:30am? Seriously?
I thought we were all going to party like it was 1999 last night as I heard that one of the patrons at the bar had 1999 beers to his credit and that he was going to wait to get credit for 2000 when the bar was going to have a party for him and another man who has surpassed 2000 beers (kinda puts my 280 to shame). But then the night took a somber turn when another man at the bar confessed that he was there because it was his “Wake Day.” Apparently his son was killed in a car accident last week and they laid him to rest yesterday. Very sad.
ITP Flickr Pic
While doing laundry the other night I decided to play with my iPhone’s camera and an app called “Fat Booth.” I wanted to see how Fat Booth would handle this pattern on the countertop.
It’s Lion Day. Really, No Lying
As an Apple Fanboy and Shareholder I am obligated to remind you that Apple is releasing their new operating system today. Hearing that Apple’s stock (AAPL) eclipsed $400/share last night makes me feel a little foolish have sold most of mine already for much less. Don’t shed a tear for me though, while it’s not like I’ve gotten wealthy from my initial investment I’ve done pretty okay for myself.
Ooooh, also released today were new Mac Minis and MacBook Airs. Anyone still needing to decide what to buy me for my birthday? 😀
Is Today New Bike Day Too?
Because I had to leave the house early in order to get in a run/walk this morning I wasn’t able to get my turkey breast into the crockpot. However I did remember to pack my cycling shoes this morning so I may head to Roswell after work to see about getting a new bicycle. (Now if only my hip would return to pre-wreck condition.)
Hell, I might as well try and make this a vegetarian day too. ITP-Readers Barb or Bob, do they have vegetarian options in Roswell? 🙂
Related: The stereo receiver I lamented about yesterday is already back in stock at Amazon, but I think I am going to wait to see how much money I spend on my new ride before spending that money.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – worn out, sweaty
Current Music – listening to the pre-race for today’s Tour de France stage
Website Of The Day – Beer Me. That about says it all.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I was in a rush to get out of the house for my run this morning
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 – 18
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “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
– 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