Except that I no longer run and have added a few pounds since 2000.
When Thursday Played Wednesday
When I first started going to George’s Bar regularly I was a “runner” and newbie hasher. Back then Wednesday night was the night tens of runners met outside of George’s Bar to get a run in, and the smart lot of us would then go inside and drink $5 pitchers of beer. Over the years the running craze has either dwindled, or as I am told more accurately dispersed, and George’s is no longer the place to be on Wednesday nights. Oh, and I should also mention that the core of the group I used to hang with eleven years ago is now eleven years older…
If not the fact that we all showed a little bit of the wear and tear of eleven years you could have convinced me that the year was 2000/2001 last night at George’s Bar. Filled with hashers it was, many of whom I’ve not seen in years, and many more of whom I’ve not seen since my bicycle accident in February interrupted my hashing career.
We were all there for the first night of George’s Bar’s 50th anniversary celebration this weekend. I drank cheap beer, ate an order of $0.25/each chicken wings, fries (had to get my potatoes), and a free cupcake all the while reminiscing with old friends.
Oh, and before all of that I stopped into Taco Mac in Virginia-Highland (aka “The Original”) to add another beer, #313 to be exact, to my list.
There’s A Part Of Me That Wants Some Abuse
My beloved, and terrible, Mets are in Atlanta this weekend. I’ve yet to make it to Turner Field this season for a baseball game (Where has the time gone? Why didn’t I listen to more games using the MLB app on my iPhone?). Though I have an extremely busy weekend planned there’s a part of me that wants to go to a game, wearing my Mets hat to get some abuse. People can tell me that the Mets stink, and I’ll agree with them.
The Strut Is Tomorrow, I Wonder If There Will Be Parking Tonight
Tonight I am planning on making a trip up to The EARL to see Atlanta’s own, and currently containing Two Crabs’ son on bass, Gringo Star perform. I’ve seen this collection of lads, once known as “A Fir Ju Well”, perform for years and have a soft spot for their sound. They seem to be getting a little bit of press these days too as NPR included them in their Fall preview “All Songs Considered” podcast, and even more impressively I was contacted by their PR firm and given a pre-release download of their latest CD. I like it!
My only concern tonight is whether or not the streets of East Atlanta Village will be blocked off in preparation for tomorrow’s East Atlanta Strut. I know. I know. The ITP Estate is so close to the village that I should walk, but sadly crime in the ‘hood is still to rampant to allow me to comfortable do so.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, thinking of how I can change my life for the better
Current Music – silence in order to crank this out
Website Of The Day – While reading about Roger Daltrey’s performance of “Tommy” up in Alpharetta last night I saw a link to Live Downloads — a service which seems to be selling downloads of recently-recorded shows. I just might have to check them out.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing (oops)
Morning Weigh-In – not checking until Wednesday
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 – 14
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