No, I haven’t hooked up. How dare you think that would be a sign of the Apocalypse!
5 Guys – 5 Guys = 0 Guys
My intent yesterday was to head home from work instead of attending the monthly Roswell Photographic Society meeting. And to some degree I followed through on that.
Only one problem.
When I rolled into the shopping center 5 Guys was closed and the space was partially cleaned out — no people, no tables, no peanuts, no nothing — well, except for some trash and such.
You read that right, a 5 Guys location CLOSED! Sell your stocks and cash out your 401k because the world is coming to an end! (Note: I am neither a financial advisor nor a great prognosticator so I assume no responsibility if you sell your stocks and cash out your 401k and the world doesn’t end soon.) Not only 5 Guys, Cold Stone Creamery was also vacated. C’mon Suburbia, support your chain restaurants; it’s your duty as suburbanites.
With the discovery of the closure a phone/text tree of sorts was put into action to make sure that we five guys would have a new place at which to meet. That place was Lucky’s Burgers And Brew which also lacked much patronage (dun dun duuuuuun!). My desire was to eat a bag of 5 Guys fries for dinner, so at Lucky’s I ate a mound of tater tots while drinking a single Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA (which sadly has way more than forty-eight calories) which I made sure cost less than $7 prior to ordering.
With dinner done I stopped at Target on Sidney Marcus to buy a new pair of fat man dungarees to replace the ones that are wearing thin (The only thing on my body getting thin at the moment. HEEEEY YOOOOOOOO!), and then at QuikTrip near Sage Hill to refill the Jackmobile with gas and oil, before returning home.
ITP Flickr Pic
Remember when I used to post photos? Yeah, it’s getting harder to remember that for me as well.
I’m Requesting Help
We old men are contemplating a (short, flat) bike ride tomorrow night. The ride should not be strenuous and should be accessible for road/hybrid/mountain bikes. I was tasked with determining the starting point and route for the ride.
My first thought was the Dekalb PATH which I rode last Saturday. Admittedly there is not “much to see” on the PATH ride from East Lake Marta to Stone Mountain — it’s not very scenic.
Other considerations are the Big Creek Greenway in Alpharetta (which I understand is partially under construction) and the Roswell Riverwalk. I have limited experience with each, so I’m asking for your help. And if you know a better place which fits our criteria, please mention that in a comment too.
No, That’s Not Stupid At All!
My life is in transition. For some time now tree growth has obscured my satellite dish’s ability to see the necessary satellites in order to deliver a lot of content. And, the television to which my satellite receiver is connected is currently kaput. Suffice to say, I’m not watching a whole lot of television at the moment unless it’s being broadcast for free over the airwaves via horribly-inconsistent digital transmission. And though my salary is based on the medium I’m okay with that right now — I’ve much to do otherwise.
Last night I wanted “watch” Monday Night Football. A few years after the purchase of ABC by ESPN (or vice-versa?) the Monday Night Football franchise was moved from the free airwaves of ABC to the pay airwaves of ESPN. With the advent of “high” speed internet much content has also been replicated on the internet and I was initially pleased to see that Monday Night Football was being streamed live. Bonus!
At the top of ESPN’s “Watch ESPN” page is a highly-visible advertisement saying “Powered by AT&T.” Since I have AT&T U-Verse at the ITP Estate I thought that I’d be “in like Flynn” and watching live football on my laptop in no time. But no.
Even though “Watch ESPN” is “Powered by AT&T” AT&T U-Verse is not a valid Internet Service Provider for watching ESPN online. Are you fucking kidding me? Certain that I’d had misread the choices I checked the dropdown list three times — each time seeing the same three valid ISPs, none of which read “AT&T U-Verse.” FAIL. FAIL. FAIL!
I watched no football last night. Instead I watched two Stanford iOS classes from last year and a couple of sitcoms on DVD.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – very nervous about something about which I cannot currently speak (neither female, health, nor work related)
Current Music – silence because I am having trouble concentrating today and I need to concentrate
Website Of The Day – I’m not sure if I’ve ever selected Bikely as a Website Of The Day. Bikely is a user-supported database of bike rides.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 99.5 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 27 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 11
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 twice
– 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
– 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