I’m Now Fatty-Six

I’m kinda taking a day off for my birthday today. I had a rough night last night and a lousy three-mile walk/run this morning. I’m in the office but don’t know if I’ll be staying here past lunch. I’m deciding to do a little soul-searching today.

ITP Flickr Scan
While going through boxes a few weeks ago I came across this. It seems fitting for today.
Happy Birthday, Circa Early 1970s
This napkin (which admittedly is yellower than it appears here, I just couldn’t help myself) is around forty years old.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – disappointed
Current Music – catching up on the Tour de France
Website Of The Day – Too young to remember The Banana Splits? Go check out their website, young’n.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – next week

Foot Mileage – ~9.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)

Vegetarian Days – 2
Carnivorous Days – 19

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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28 Responses to I’m Now Fatty-Six

  1. Martha says:

    Happy Birthday Paulie!! Today is no day for soul searching, it is a day to celebrate! Save the other stuff for a Blue Monday not a Happy Birthday Friday!!!

    For god’s sake quit beating yourself up over your running, you JUST started back, on top of the fact its so muggy out there it’s like trying to breath soup. Christ, I’m supposed to be ‘in shape’ and I can’t manage much these days. Be proud of yourself for getting out there and be thankful that you can.

    What are you plans tonight??

    I remember the Banana Splits, sort of, even as a child they sort of creeped (sp?) me out….

  2. Dave C. says:

    Happy birthday from a frequent lurker.

  3. Beating myself up is what I do best. ๐Ÿ™‚ I just couldn’t breathe this morning and without oxygen the engine doesn’t run well.

    Don’t know what my plans are tonight. The default plan was to go to my local Taco Mac but many of my coworkers can’t make it, and when I was there last night I found out that many of my favorite waitresses won’t be working.

  4. Martha says:

    You need to find something else to excell at that is not nearly so destructive.

    Well if you’re around the ‘hood and want company you know where to find me.

  5. Thanks Dave.

    Ha. I should Martha. If I wind up hanging in the ‘hood you’ll hear from me. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Barb says:

    Cheer up – at least you don’t have a huge party to get ready for today & tomorrow!

    My sister made it into town before the rain hit the airport – hopefully we can get the party planning stuff done early enough to goof off a little bit this evening. We did manage to drink plenty of wine last night – sitting on teh deck of course.

  7. Barb, the party is going to be fun; it’s the reason today’s plan doesn’t involve me running away for the weekend. What would you like for me to bring with me?

  8. 57 miles remaining and it’s GAME ON!

  9. Barb says:

    I’m sure it will be a blast – just lots to do before tomorrow night. Those damn stairs better get finished, Allan was pouring cement for the base last night.
    (and Connie is a trouble maker making me drink wine last night when I should have been doing something constructive)

    Just bring something snacky to share – whatever you want – it will be an interesting hodge podge of food. (she is working on the fresh salsa/pico this afternoon, I gave her a bowl full of tomatoes to chop)
    We will probably have a keg of Yuengling or Shock Top or something middle of the road beer, but there is always some other interesting beers floating around that you can try too of course. I’ve got some interesting donated “almost out of date” beers from a friend – they are autumn & winters, but I’m sure they are tasty.

    And – all you ITP readers – if you know me, you are invited…….

  10. Barb says:

    oh yeah -and offically – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    We finally watched the Tour at 10 or 11 last night – what’s up with them letting Andy go yesterday?

  11. Thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Beer goes out of date? I’m now just finishing the beers I brought back from vacation last September. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll bring some beer/wine too.

    I assume they figured Andy would crack. I’m about 45 minutes behind today’s coverage right now.

  12. Hey Barb, where should people park tomorrow night? I know there is a rear entrance to your yard, how does one get to that street? (Sorry if this has been outlined in the Evite — I’ve not really read that obviously)

  13. Barb says:

    you can turn on Castlewood – the first street south of my house – go to the end of the road, turn right on Oakland, and you will run into my backyard. There is a gate, park smart inside on the gravel (so you can get out), or out on the street.
    OR, you could jsut park on Castlewood, or across the street on Wood Glen, or at the church across the street, or on Mayjo that is the street just north of our house.

  14. Thanks. I had no idea that much parking was nearby. I knew that you had a large driveway but there is no way it has ample capacity for all of those who’ll be in attendance.

  15. For those who follow such things I just ordered my birthday present from Amazon. No, not a new fancy MacBook Air laptop, the new stereo receiver I chatted about recently. That, along with the new bike, should satisfy my desire to spend a little of the money I’ve been hoarding recently. These purchases may also convince me to spend less time and money at bars. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. Martha says:

    Now that I’m back to getting a paycheck every week. We will be spending some of that money on a new ‘home office’. Jerry’s current office is the coffee table in the living room. Looking for a larger (possible l-shaped) desk with a docking station and monitor and/or the smaller tv and some better storage options. I’m not a big fan of Ikea but I think they have the best options for what we are looking to do.

    Barb, we will be there tomorrow night, both of us, Jerry is cooking his ‘butt’ today…crisis averted!!!

  17. Funny, as I started reading your comment I was going to suggest IKEA. I’ve not purchased furniture from there, but have to admit that every time I wander through it I start to imagine the possibilities.

  18. Barb says:

    We have the office desk from IKEA, and book shelving, and the garage bathroom & laundry room cabinets. I think it is a little pricy (you gotta buy all these parts to make it all one), but you can get the exact size you need – that is cool. and, once you figure out how to read teh drawings to assemble, it goes to gether fairly easily.

  19. whiner says:

    Felice compleanos amigo,
    Paulie,treat yourself to Taco Mac today. I enjoy reconnecting to the ATL through this blog. Hello to everyone, I miss you hashers.

  20. Barb says:

    Hi Whiner!

  21. Steve says:

    Happy Birthday Paulie!!

    I’m watching the 2 wheeled prize fight this morning. If you think yesterday was good, you ain’t seen nothing yet!

    I’m with Martha… you’re getting out there and trying to get back. It will be hard and you’ll have bad days. Just keep pushing through.

    Hi Whiner!! Hope you’re doing well.


  22. Martha says:

    รขโ‚ฌล“You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.รขโ‚ฌย
    ~Edward O. Wilson

  23. Michelle says:

    Happy Birthday Paulie!

    I’m guessing that your walk was as good as my ride today. I waited until 10a to start riding the SCT, and it was like breathing underwater. Managed 20 miles, but I almost turned around and went home when I first started.

    Can wait for the the GarageMajal celebration tomorrow. I’ll be making cookies and some sort of side dish which has still not been determined.


  24. Barb says:

    cookies are always a great idea……. you know there will be none left over!

  25. Randy says:

    Happy Birthday Paulie!

    Sorry so late, had a busy morning and I don’t want to spend too much time on “personal” matters during my second week at work… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Hi Whiner!

    Have a great weekend, everyone.

  26. Eric Nuesslein says:

    Happy Birthday Uncle ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Barb says:

    hey Randy – congrats on the job! I hadn’t heard – that is awesome!

  28. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Been off the grid — picked up the new bicycle and then came home and took a birthday nap. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi Whiner!

    Randy, second week? Did you take a different job from the one you started when I was there in June? Congrats, either way.

    Thanks to all for the birthday wishes. I’ve eaten dinner at home and am contemplating staying in tonight — very reminiscent of my 30th birthday…

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