I Ate Pizza For Breakfast

One medium slice, cheese, leftover from the crew who worked late last night, delicious, and even better, it’s launching me toward vegetarian day four for July. Pizza for breakfast — I’m starting to feel like a programmer again, the only difference being back in the olden days I used to drink a Mountain Dew with it, today I’m chasing it with coffee. Now if I could only be productive again…

Anniversaries Of Sorts
Last Friday marked my 46th year.
Yesterday marked five months since the bicycle accident.
Saturday marks two years since my house was burgled.

Traffic Snarls My Plans Again
Working near Perimeter Mall thing has very few benefits in my book. If not for its proximity to a Taco Mac (which I’m trying to use less), as well as the fact that there is an Apple store inside the mall this place would be dead to me. Last night there was an abnormally large weekday traffic snarl which caused me to work later than I had planned. It also convinced me to walk to the mall and eat mediocre Chinese food (Hey, did you know that the Cuban place which served up half-decent Cuban sandwiches has closed? Neither did I.) for dinner. By the time I return to the office and decided to leave I also decided that it was too late to drive to a lavanderia and do my laundry.

I hate the day after the day that I was supposed to do laundry but either didn’t or couldn’t. I’m going to have to budget the scant amount of clothes that still fit me so that I’ll have clean attire until Sunday — the next opportunity I’ll have to do laundry.

Sonnabitch!
You mean that I could have purchased an audiobook and listened to Bob Mould read his book See a Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody instead of buying the Kindle version? Aw crappity crap, crap, crap!

ITP Blank Space
Actually, I’m coming up with a Venn Diagram to explain why I’m still single. In this diagram you’ll see how small the intersecting sliver of the three circles “Single Women”, “Attractive, Short-Haired Women”, “Tattoo-less Women” is. If you toss in the sets “Child-free Women” and “Age-Appropriate Women” the result is the null set.

Lost: Three USB Flash Drives
I don’t have a fucking clue where I put these damn things!

After giving up the search last night I plopped on my bed and watched three episodes of Extras before falling asleep.

I’m Going To Some Show Tonight
My friend Kevin (brother to ITP-Reader Randy) knows a guy who’s playing tonight at Masquerade. All I know is that this guy’s band is going on around 7pm.

Stats & Goals
Daily
Current Mood – fair, not right, interested to hear what my doctor has to say today
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Breakfast Club” podcast
Website Of The Day – Somewhat oddly (at least to me) there are a plethora of Venn Diagram makers on the Internet, like this one from Teach-nology.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – thankfully not done today

Monthly
Foot Mileage – ~12.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

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

Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 24

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

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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19 Responses to I Ate Pizza For Breakfast

  1. Martha says:

    Maybe you should just invest in a laundry service?

    Conservative, skinny Asian dude was nowhere on my list when I was looking for a mate, expand your search parameters, you never no what might happen.

    My mulch project is turning into a one (wo)man show, Jerry has been no help and I’m at least half way through the pile. The yard is looking much nicer but I might have to get another load…oy!

    You will find the drives and kick yourself because they will be in such an obvious place, I do it all the time.

  2. Steve says:

    Oh, you’re a null set alright! πŸ™‚

    I had something happen to me last night that has never happened to me before. I was running along Briarcliff on the way back to Georges when I felt something pierce my shoe, right at the ball of my foot. I figured a nail or a piece of glass, but when I looked, it was just a little stick about the size of a golf tee. Went right in just as pretty as you please. Very strange.

    As far as your Venn diagram… the Congress is putting on quite a display at the moment and apparently it does not involve this word- compromise. So maybe you find a woman who has just a couple tattoos, or might be a little “more” woman than you would prefer, or might not be the athlete you desire. Your problem, my friend, is you are waiting for that tiny intersection on your Venn diagram to grow, but you have set the parameters… make the circles larger and you’ll be surprised what might show up.

    -FP

  3. I probably should drop my clothes off somewhere but I’m such a control freak…

    I’m not as strict as I may sound (though as everyone knows tattoos are a deal-breaker for me). My biggest problem is that the women who “do it” for me are rarely single and/or interested in me.

    I need to make a Grand Plan for the ITP-Estate and then act in a consistent way. Mulch would be good. I wonder if I hire a tree service to do some maintenance if they would mulch and leave the remains behind.

    Agreed about the flash drive. I currently emptied out the only two drawers in my cubicle with no success. I was going open my fire safe I keep here but inexplicably the key for it is nowhere near at the moment. D’Oh!

  4. Barb says:

    I love eating pizza for breakfast – especially if one of the toppings is bacon.

    Tell Kevin hi from me! I haven’t seen hom in forever.

  5. Will do Barb. You may see him in Savannah, Sani said he’s going to be down there doing first aid. But October is a long way away…

  6. Martha says:

    Steve, I can top that…I was running and I felt what I thought was a splinter, piercing my big toe, I stop take off my shoe and sock, I don’t see anything. Upon closer inspection I see a cat hair, sticking out of my toe. How the hell does a cat hair work its way into my skin???

    Quit looking for the perfect woman, she doesn’t exist, start looking for the woman that is perfect for you. Everything you describe is physical, what are you looking for “in” a woman?? Wait, that sounds bad…what non-physical attributes are you looking for? Remember hair grows, people put on weight (or lose it), tattoos can be removed (or you might grow to like if), heck even kids grow up!

    And yes, if you have a tree service come out, you can have them leave the mulch…it’s easier for them, no transport or disposal fees.

  7. Barb says:

    Kevin doing first aid…….. hmmmmm……..
    Actually, I know there needs to be a plan for first aid, but hopefully there will be no need for that.

  8. I’d been drinking that night so perhaps I misunderstood Sani. Besides, I’m sure Kev can say “Here’s a beer, now get out of here!” as good as any other hasher. πŸ˜‰

  9. Stacy Fox says:

    “Everything you describe is physical, what are you looking for β€œin” a woman??”

    AMEN! Seriously, honey, as you are always so concerned with your own appearance (we all are, so no biggie there), I would think you’d also be one who would not judge others mainly by their appearance all the time. Guess what? Hair GROWS. Your short-haired woman might just want a hair style change at some point in her life. You gonna have a problem with it then? Or if it all falls out? Tattoos – fine, limit those folks too if you’d like. I have a fox on my shoulder in honor of my dad who is no longer with me….if someone instantly dislikes me just for that fact alone, they can go fuck themselves. What if a tattoo covers a horrible accident, mastectomy or other physical defect scar that she needed to feel better about herself? Again, with your own insecurities (and we all have them, so no biggie there), I would really think you’d be much more judgemental about others.

    The rest I’ll give ya though: “attractive” is in the eye of the beholder and “child status” and “age appropriate” is hugely important, non-physical characteristics that SHOULD be considered in a partner. But Martha really has a point: you might have friends who CAN introduce you to some really cool women if we knew exactly what you DO want in a woman that has something more to do with her than “she must be petite and have only short hairs on her head.”

  10. steve says:

    Preach on Sister Stacy!!!

  11. You all win. I’ve decided to die alone. I have also added a topic which will never again grace this blog — women.

    How about this hot and humid weather? Motherfucking stifling, isn’t it?

    Off to lunch. May return this afternoon but I’m going to try and find out if my hip will ever again be what it was five months ago so there’s a good possibility that I won’t.

  12. Stacy Fox says:

    Paulie, it’s your blog – you shouldn’t have to limit yourself to what you write! I’ll just bite my tongue where it comes to this topic in the future. Cool?

  13. Martha says:

    Paulie, we aren’t trying to make you feel bad and we surely don’t want you to ‘die alone’ quite the opposite, we say the things we do because we care about you and maybe have some experience with the subject matter (finding a mate, losing weight, household repair, etc).

    You say want things to be different, it has to start with YOU.

    All any of us want if for you to be happy.

  14. Well my day just got completely shitty. Sitting in the lunchroom with my iPhone on the table a coworker sitting across from me knocked his soda onto the table, getting the phone wet. His cup of soda hit the table pretty hard and I know that some of the soda went into the hole for the headset. It looks, or should I say sounds, like the phone’s speaker is ruined. I have the phone in a container with rice and desiccant packets hoping for the best. And to think that I was a minute away from leaving the lunchroom because I was the only one eating when everyone else showed up…

    While eating dinner at the mall last night a different coworker knocked his soda onto the table at me, but I was able to get out of the way in time to escape it. At least then my phone was in my pocket.

    My bad luck continues!

  15. Stacy Fox says:

    Yikes, that sucks. Does he know about this? I know if I did it, I’d offer to pay for the phone if it’s ruined! Maybe he will?

  16. Barb says:

    Allan loves to get his phone wet, so I just had to use my upgrade to replaced his phone. I got one from Casio (thru Verizon) that is the most waterproof one that they have. Now I just need to knock on wood & hope mine will last until October when his was eligible.

  17. Yeah he was there when I tried to use the phone to make a call (probably not the smartest move at the time, but I needed to know). He’s accepted responsibility and tole me to let him know what happens. I’ll keep it turned off in the container of rice and desiccant overnight and see how it reacts tomorrow. If it still doesn’t work I’ll huff it over to the Apple store and see how much it would cost to repair it.

    Until then I’m going to see if I can put the SIM card into my ancient iPhone 3 and see if I can use it as my phone. I’ve people to contact tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday, I need to have a phone with me. πŸ™

  18. Stacy Fox says:

    If it makes you feel any better, I destroyed my phone once by putting it through the washer.
    Yeah. When you catch it in spin cycle? You’re pretty much screwed.

    Good luck – yours might still be savable. I’ve heard folks dropping theirs in the toilet and, getting it out right away, were able to save it.

  19. Martha says:

    since it was soda, not water, shouldn’t you flush it out with distilled water before drying it? At least that’s what I’ve heard.

    Turning it on is a big no-no, but I’ve done it and it seemed okay…of course mine was a fancy smart phone πŸ˜‰

    I have a BB for work now, scared to death I’m going to break it, there is a reason I carry an old, cheap phone.

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