I’m not exactly sure why, but for the past few days I’ve been the king of burping (however, I’m no Le PÃ©tomane of burping mind you). I’m going to assume that it’s related to food I’ve been eating, but as I get older I can’t eliminate the concern that there is something else wrong with me. Stay tuned… Related: I need to get more exercise.
I’m Amazed And Dismayed With Healthcare, Specifically Billing
On Saturday I received a bill in the mail from one of the medical professionals I’d been seeing to help correct the problems caused by the accident six months ago (geez, where does the time go?). The bill is not for an exorbitant amount, but it appears to be the sum of bills for services that I’ve already ready paid. Luckily I have all of the receipts for payment (wise, considering the nature of the incident which caused the bills) so there shouldn’t be an issue correcting this. But still…
I’ll Mow My Lawn When We Are Supposed To Get Rain Again
My lawn is taller than it’s supposed to be. It’s also much drier as well. The other day I considered mowing my lawn this week, but as I looked at it while walking to get my mail yesterday I noticed just how dry and brittle it currently is. Mowing it before we are supposed to get rain again (I don’t “water” my lawn) seems to be a recipe for killing it completely. Hmm, maybe that’s not all that bad of an idea. 😉
Eighty Percent There!
I’m not sure that I’ll get to my five days of vegetarianism this month, but yesterday I racked up day number four. My decision not to eat meat for the day also caused me to skip trying East Atlanta’s newest restaurant, Tomatillos.
Built in the old SouthTrust/Wachovia bank building, Tomatillos is rumored to be the resurrection of one of Atlanta’s most-beloved former restaurants, Tortillas. Early reports are coming in saying that the food is really good, but may be a bit on the expensive side for a taco/burrito joint. I’m certain that I would have been tempted by the thought of a pork taco, so it was best to avoid Tomatillos until another day if I wanted to not eat meat yesterday.
My Return To Variety Playhouse
Tonight I’ll be making one of many Fall trips to Variety Playhouse. Tonight’s show is The Hold Steady, a band I’ve seen a handful of times. Prior to the show I’ll be meeting up with my friend Mike at The Porter Beer Bar for some dinner and a drink.
I guess I’ll have to wait until Wednesday to try Tomatillos.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – frustrated, concerned
Current Music – listening to yesterday’s “GardenFork Radio” podcast (reduction, a constant thread in my life, is today’s main topic)
Website Of The Day – Just when you thought that the “social element” had run its course and couldn’t possibly added to anything else, someone created Talk O’Clock, the social alarm clock. What?
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – stair climbing, 6 flights
Morning Weigh-In – 206 pounds last week, tomorrow is this week’s weigh-in
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 62.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 78 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 4
Carnivorous Days – 25
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