No, not this blog. Today is my new City of Atlanta trash pickup day; twelve years and now they go and change my day… However, as a bonus someone has already picked up the clothing that was still in the road last night. When I arrived home someone had already claimed the flip-flops.
Cooking At Home
I don’t cook much at home any longer (let’s just say it’s because of the plumbing and my dislike for cooking for one). That’s what made my decision to stop off at the Sage Hill Kroger (hey folks, those fruit trees at the parking lot’s edge are bearing many fruit and people are already starting to pick them) for a little eye-candy appetizer and to pick up some things for dinner. Don’t get the idea that I whipped up some sort of four-star spread last night, no, instead I bought some flatbread and mozzarella cheese so that I could make a “pita pizza” a one-time staple of my life. To my pleasure I found that the flatbread I purchased fit perfectly into the tray of my toaster oven so I didn’t have to warm the entire cavity of my oven in order to make my meal. Given how hard my air conditioner has to work just in order to get my house down to a bearable temperature (it’s a good thing I don’t crave cold temperatures) not having to heat up my inefficient hot-box was a great thing.
As an aside, while I haven’t been cooking I did decide to purchase Can It, Bottle It, Smoke It: And Other Kitchen Projects as a Kindle book yesterday. It’s part of something coming up soon that I’ll reveal at week’s end (oooooh, suspense….).
One of the reasons I was able to cook at home last night was because I once again decided to skip driving up to Roswell for the monthly Roswell Photographic Society meeting. This makes eight consecutive month that I’ve missed the meeting (in part because of the accident and recovery) and has me considering not renewing my $25 membership renewal at the end of the year.
No, not crop circles…
No, not Google+ Circles… (at least not this time)
Yesterday I logged onto Facebook and joined into the the meme which is hitting it now. Perhaps you’ve seen it, it’s the “You know you’re from [INSERT YOUR TOWN NAME HERE] because?”. I started reading the meme for Dunedin, Florida, the town in which I attended high school and got caught up. In one of the comment threads peopler were talking about the “most famous” person from Dunedin and the name Michael Clemons (who I’m sure I’ve mentioned here) — a gu I went to school with who went on to play briefly in the NFL before starring in the Canadian Football League, and a mention of “that Space Ghost guy.”
Though I’ve fallen out of contact with my friends Stac(e)y and Andy since the birth of their child a few years ago I’ve known them since I moved to Atlanta. For the longest time Andy was a writer and voice actor (Brak) on Space Ghost Coast to Coast and I’m pretty sure that I even met George Lowe at one point or another. If only I had known…
ITP Flickr Pic
This was not the shot that I had intended to show today. I really like it, but it’s getting no love on Flickr so I thought I’d show it today.
It’s all about the details…
Not Cooking At Home Tonight
Instead I’m going to meet up and play trivia with my friend Katherine’s (aka “Saddle Sores”) team at the Mellow Mushroom in Northlake. I’m interested to see how my value as a trivia player diminishes since I no longer partake in the things that most of society does these days (see also: watch main-stream television, give a shit about “celebrities”, listen to pop music, etc). Regardless my focus tonight is to eat some pizza, meet some new people, and try to have a good time.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair, I need to start producing
Current Music – listening to this week’s MacCast podcast
Website Of The Day – While I’ve not jumped onto the Spotify bandwagon many people seem to think it’s great.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 1
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Ride my bike no fewer than 150 miles
– 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 two 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