The Weather Reflects My Mood

It’s a hazy morning here in Atlanta. My mood matches this morning. My hip still hurts this morning and I still need schedule an appointment with my doctor.

How ‘Bout This Weather, Huh
That certainly was a strong storm system which rolled through Atlanta yesterday. Because of the storm I didn’t get home until about 8pm. I did manage to stop for a six-pack of beer at the Candler Park Market. When I returned home I was pooped and in no mood to do much more than drink a beer, brush my teeth, and pass out in bed.

ITP Flickr Pic
I tried to take photos of last night’s rain.
How The Sausage Is Made
Instead the “best” photo was this one of me trying to take a photo of last night’s rain.

The Plan For Today
I forgot that yesterday I was going to head to REI. The plan is to buy a flashing light for the new bicycle. I’ve been in two accidents in Atlanta where cars have pulled out in front of me. If I plan to ride on the roads again I also plan to try and make myself as visible as possible even if it means I look a bit dorky or am “less aerodynamic.”

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, and I obviously have nothing today
Current Music – listening to a “The Ricky Gervais Show” that I’ve recorded.
Website Of The Day – There’s a new taco joint in town, OMG Taco . It’s located in Little 5 Points — where Sweet Lime used to be if you know the neighborhood.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking/running, ~1.5 miles
Morning Weigh-In – not yet

Foot Mileage – ~13.5 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 – 23

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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16 Responses to The Weather Reflects My Mood

  1. Steve says:

    That weather certainly was exciting last night. While we have had closer and bigger storms (with several direct hits which the cable man can attest) it was certainly noisy enough to scare the crap out of the dogs.

  2. Martha says:

    Last night’s storms did not complicate my commute home, thankfully. I did make a stop by the Ansley Kroger (is that Gay Kroger?), I get a little depressed when I see how nice a Kroger can be…unlike the one by my house.

    I skipped the gym this morning and slept in, still woke up at 5am but was able to fall back to sleep until 6, at that point Nibbles was scratching at the door.

    Is driving to Candler Market on your route? If not I would give Intown Market a go, plenty of parking and it’s covered, plus they have a really good beer/wine selection plus some foods to go.

    I’m due for a trip to REI, I still have some dividends and I need to get some Stinger Waffle Bars.

    OMG Taco? Really? I think I’ll pass, the name does nothing for me. Plus I have no patience for Little 5 anymore.

  3. Yeah, I can’t even go into the ERD Kroger any longer.

    The Candler Park Market is sorta on my way home depending on how I wind my way back to the ‘hood. Last night I turned onto Clifton from Briarcliff in order to stop at the Wells Fargo at Emory. I stopped at Candler Park Market because they have a really good beer/wine selection. I do plan to give Intown Market a try sometime soon, especially since you said that they are selling growlers.

    I find myself in L5P often because of Variety Playhouse and Horizon Theatre. I’ll give OMG (which does not stand for “Oh My God” btw) a shot. There is also a new Jamaican place that I want to try at some point.

  4. Steve says:

    ERD Kroger? I know Disco, Kosher, Mini, Murder, Hidden and Secret, but ERD?

  5. Martha says:

    ERD = Edgewood Retail District

    ERD is great compared to mine, they have the nice olive bar and the produce looks great. Parking/traffic is a nightmare…but mine (Ghetto Kroger) is just terrible. The employees are nice enough but the place always looks gritty, the produce looks like it was what was left on the truck after all the other deliveries were made, cars are parked EVERYWHERE, you get hassled in the parking lot buy people ‘selling stuff’ (this has gotten a little better over the years)…I hate to complain because I know what was here before that Kroger, an even WORSE one and don’t get me started on the IGA across the street.

    *okay rant for the day complete…

  6. Barb says:

    my “ghetto” Kroger isn’t that bad, but it is across the street from a much nicer Publix, so I named it ghetto Kroger. (really though, it is because if the clientele, I’ve had many a interesting encounter at that store) There is another Kroger on 120, also much nicer, so that way Allan knows which store I shopped at.

    Storm was pretty good up here last night, not too much of the wood mulch washed onto the patio, so that is a good thing.

    and – Paulie – you could have just bought a flashing light or two at Cycleworks while you were there – that is where I got mine. Someday I even plan to ride my bike again.

  7. Your ghetto Kroger was alright Barb, though its parking lot was a bit of a mess.

    Martha, I must admit that the Kroger near you has been added to my “Places I shall not shop” list. It has something to do with the prevalence of trash and chicken bones in the parking lot.

    I have a $40 REI dividend to spend, hence my desire to purchase a light (and a new cycling computer) there.

  8. Apropos to nothing, I’ve given myself coffee jitters this morning.

  9. Barb says:

    well, it is Cobb county, my idea of ghetto is a bit different 😉

    I need some caffeine, I’m still tired (but I did get my 8 hours of sleep last night finally), but since I don’t like coffee – I’ll wait & have a diet coke at lunch.

  10. Stacy Fox says:

    Yes, Martha, it’s the Gay Kroger — or, rather, Kroger pronouced: “Kro-gay” 🙂 That’s my regular Kroger now and even though it’s smaller then the ones I was used to, I likey! It’s cute and the folks are friendly.

    Smart idea on the light, Paulie! Maybe reflective tape would help, too. Of course, we’re you hit during the day? Maybe you need a big ol’ sound system too. I can see you now…some big contraption on the front of your handle bars….. (might keep you from flying over them the next time you’re hit too? ayuk ayuk)

    Yeah, “OMG Taco” – the name is so 2002, isn’t it? Still, I do love me a taco, so I’d be willing to give it a try.

  11. Stacy Fox says:

    errr… *weren’t, not we’re

  12. Stacy Fox says:

    Steve: where are the Hidden and Secret Krogers?

  13. Stacy Fox says:

    Aaaaaand apparently I don’t feel like working today and talking about Krogers instead. Because I looked all this up, and check it out:
    Our very own hasher PissPour is on that link!

  14. Martha says:

    Stacy, the Sarah that talks about hashing is not PissPour, I think it is SwampGravy …

  15. Steve says:

    I had a bit of a brain fart. Hidden/Secret Kroger is the same one.. Dekalb Industrial and North Decatur. I think it’s a holdover from when it was on Church right there at Scott. The Mini-Kroger is that little one in downtown Decatur.

  16. Stacy Fox says:

    Oh really? Huh, I thought it was PP! Of course, I didn’t follow the link or anything so there you go. I just knew she used to blog and was a hasher and all. 🙂

    As for Hidden/Secret Kroger – I had no idea that one was called that! I always called Mini-Kroger “Baby Kroger” but yeah, that one sure is tiny! That used to be a HT too at one time, I think.

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