Rather than go to the laundromat last night I went to Taco Mac with my iPad (which, I admit I didn’t use the way I had initially intended — too much web surfing, Facebooking, and tweeting, not enough book reading). I just can’t help myself. I was served by one of my friend-waitresses and had two beers and some dinner before heading home and passing out like a freshman sorority girl after her first frat party. Seriously, I may have been asleep by 9:00pm. I slept through the power outage which occurred, and woke briefly as the phone rang at 10:00pm, before quickly returning to my slumber.
Tonight I will be heading to the laundromat. I will also be looking for an opportunity to get some exercise.
It’s Not As Cool As “Meatless Monday” But Can I Make Today “Tofu Tuesday”?
I realize that August is quickly coming to a close and I have four vegetarian days to knock out in a week’s time. So today I’ll be going meatless in an attempt to accomplish at least one of my goals this month. In order to do so I’ll be eating lunch at work and will most likely be ordering a portobello mushroom “burger.”
Come September I am going to add “sodaless days” to my goals list. I’ve been drinking too much soda (empty calories much?) and need to curtail that bad behavior.
I Am The Unofficial Beer Drinking Advocate For Monday Night Brewing
On Sunday I had Monday Night Brewing‘s Eye Patch Ale at Brockett Pub House and Grill.
Last night I had Monday Night Brewing’s Eye Patch Ale at Taco Mac.
Tomorrow night I’ll be drinking one of Monday Night Brewing’s beers at their East Atlanta launch at The Midway Pub.
I keep trying to figure out how to get sponsored by Monday Night Brewing, but I think they are looking for someone a little better looking and a lot more female to be their spokesperson. 😉
La Vuelta a España Minus Commercials
Watching la Vuelta a España online using the Universal Sports package I purchased has been entertaining. Much like with the online Tour de France coverage the video continues without commercial interruption so you get to see a lot more cycling action. The only indication that the broadcast is in commercial is the lack of commentator audio. (And right now I’m at the point where there was a two-rider wreck and they are off-air so the audio is of two dogs in a yard barking at the downed-riders. Brilliant!)
I hope these “pay per view” cycling options continue to be offered in the future because I am really enjoying getting to watch the sport online. Now if only DirecTV would lower the price of their online NFL Sunday Ticket to something more reasonable than $350 (without DirecTV service).
The Tour Of Colorado Is Pedaling Where I Wish I Could
When the 2008 Colorado Invihash was moved from Durango, CO to Monarch, CO I had to ask “Where the hell is Monarch, CO?”. As we drove up the mountain on that trip to the Monarch Mountain Lodge and then up to the Continental Divide the next day I wished that I had the ability to ride there.
Today’s (I accidentally typed “Tourday’s” — can we coin a word?)
Tour of Colorado USA Pro Cycling Challenge stage starts in one of my favorite Colorado towns, Salida, and rides up the mountain past the Monarch Mountain Lodge. I hope to be watching today’s stage on Versus NBC Sports looking for the Monarch Mountain Lodge as well as ITP-Reader Steve.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – frustrated, disappointed, jealous
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Build & Analyze” podcast
Website Of The Day – Maybe it’s the smartass in me, but I get a kick out of photobombing like that seen on This Is Photobomb.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow, and I’m not expecting great things
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 55.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 48 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 21
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