Tuesday Is A Laundry Day

At least for this week.

Planning Is Hard, Executing Is Harder
Day One of My Busy Week is over and I accomplished most of my tasks scheduled for the day:

    Completed (at least partially)

  • Went to work but was not nearly as productive as I’d hoped to be.
  • Filled the Jackmobile with gas and got money from ATM.
  • Went grocery shopping, picking up most items for this week’s grits cake construction.
  • Cooked dinner at home (skinless chicken breasts with summer squash, zucchini, garlic, chives, white wine, and butter), but unfortunately ate too much. I should learn to serve myself one portion and then immediately place the rest into tupperware containers for the future.
  • Sorted laundry for today.
  • Tried on pants for tomorrow’s “appointment” to make sure they fit. This task was also necessary for next week’s recruiting trip to Gainesville, FL.
  • Uncompleted

  • Watching a Stanford iOS class. I feel asleep doing so.
  • Organizing some paperwork associated with the bike accident.
  • Time-wasters

  • Buying a puzzle game called Machinarium. The game is fun, but the puzzles can be a little hard to complete and the “hint” is a complete guide for solving the puzzle. Oh well, it’ll provide me with $10 of fun over time. I had intended to buy it for my iPad, but for some reason it requires an iPad 2, which I do not possess.

If You Like Chinese Food
Sure Tasty China is one of the best places in town. However, if you tastes tend to a little less spicy and lunch time specials which cost about $5.50 for a good-sized plate of food served with rice and soup, then get yourself to Bo Bo Garden on Buford Highway. I know that I’ve mentioned Bo Bo Garden in the past (I think only in the comments) but yesterday myself and two coworkers had a fabulous lunch there. The three of us ordered dishes to share — spare ribs with Peking sauce, deep fried tofu with pork, and Mongolian Chicken (there’s one in every crowd!) all of which were tasty and large enough to satiate us.

Some day I’d like to try Bo Bo Garden for dinner and experiment as we tend to order the same things from the menu.

RealiTV Update: Where Has This Been?
I realized yesterday that I had the last two week’s of “Top Chef: Just Desserts” recorded at work and that I’d forgotten to watch them. After the work day ended and before I headed home I watched the one featuring Athens chef, and former “Top Chef: Masters” cheftestant Hugh Acheson. Admittedly “Top Chef: Just Desserts” is no “Top Chef,” but I like it.

This Sunday marks the return of The Amazing Race. Woo Hoo! Of course, this is a “during NFL season” of The Amazing Race so there will be the inevitable nights where the football game runs late and I’m forced to sit through a portion of 60 Minutes before The Amazing Race starts. I wish that CBS would show The Amazing Race on a different night during the Fall.

If You Like Hot Dogs
Word on the street (and of course by “street” I mean “internet”) is that “Top Chef: All Stars” winner Richard Blais’ “HD1” (formerly rumored to be named “Haute Dog”) is scheduled to open on Thursday. HD1 is located in Poncey-Highland in the space on Highland Avenue formerly occupied by San Francisco Coffee, and conveniently located across the street from former “Top Chef” cheftestant Hector Santiago’s Pura Vida.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, but busy busy busy
Current Music – listening to the CBC Radio 3 podcast from this year’s Polaris Music Prize
Website Of The DayThe Oatmeal got a lot of attention yesterday with its cartoon making fun of the Netflix/Qwikster split. Some funny stuff there, check it out if you have some free time.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing (D’oh!)
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow, if I can remember to do so

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 135.5 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 27 flights

Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)

Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 18

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

September Goals
– “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

The Unmeasurable
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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15 Responses to Tuesday Is A Laundry Day

  1. Stacy Fox says:

    This week also marks the start all those new series trying to “make it” this season. I’m trying to watch a bunch of them for two reasons: a) I want some new shoes to watch (for a girl on a budget, the cable TV can provide lots of entertainment! and b) I want to weed out the bad ones right away so I don’t waste time on the ones that are only going to go south or get canceled on me (FlashForward much?!)

    So far:

    Ringer – has potential, but it’s the regular CW programming. Sarah Michelle Geller has enough fans that it should make it, even with the ridiculous visual effects.

    New Girl – who doesn’t like Zooey Deschanel? I don’t, in this show. Her quirkiness in movies (“500 Days of Summer”) works; on a 30 minute sit-com, it’s contrived. Don’t bother.

    Whitney – really? better than “New Girl” but a theme totally played out (living together, unmarried and against marriage couple and their day-to-day lives yadda yadda). I’ll give it one more chance but mainly just because she’s been funny on Chelsea Lately

    Two Broke Girls – Believe it or not, I LIKED this one last night! This might be my new “go-to” now that “How I Met Your Mother” has really sucked these past couple seasons.

    I think that’s it so far.
    Wow, did I ever spam up your comments. 🙂

    I, too, am looking forward to Amazing Race!!!!

  2. Spam? Hardly. You’ve presented a great guide for this Fall’s new programming.

  3. Steve says:

    We watched both episodes of HIMYM last night. The first was as good as ever, the second needed a little help. As far as 2.5 Men.. I think it will take them a while to develop the new story line- if they try to make Ashton into Charlie, I think it will fail.

    And Debbie reported the reason Charlie Sheen was contrite at the Emmy Awards- he had settled with the producers for 125 Million… I would be speaking highly of them as well!!


  4. $125M? Now THAT’S winning!

  5. Stacy Fox says:

    Oh yeah! I forgot my 2-1/2 Men review…thanks, Steve!

    I had never watched a 2-1/2 Men episode not already in rerun, so I’m probably not one to judge too much on it…but I thought they didn’t do a bad job for the first ep. What I don’t understand is why HIMYM had two different episodes but they had to continue 2-1/2 Men. I really hate when there are “continuation” episodes to the next week. My attention span can’t handle it; just make it an hour special, yo.

  6. The only time I’ve watched either HIMYM or 2.5 Men is when I had the pleasure of eating dinner with ITP-Reader Betsy during the first week after my accident. I’m not much of a sitcom fan these days so neither “stuck” with me.

  7. Jenka says:

    Actually, Richard Blais won Top Chef: All Stars, not the Masters. I’m excited for his new restaurant, mostly because it’s close enough so that I’ll probably actually go. I can hear you wondering: no, I pretty much never venture north of Trader Joe’s.

    I’ve been watching this season of Just Desserts. It’s MUCH better than the first season. These people can actually make desserts!

  8. Damn you Jenka!
    I mean, thank you Jenka!

    fixed 🙂

    I’m definitely going to try it sometime soon. I’d like not to venture past Trader Joe’s, but this whole work thing…

    I agree with you about this season’s Just Desserts being better.

  9. Debbie says:

    I really liked Two Broke Girls and will give it another watch. As Steve can attest I’m a bit of a HIMYM uber nerd, and I thought both of last night’s episodes were sub-standard.

    YAY for new TV!!!!!

  10. Barb says:

    wow – I’m so busy here I just realized it is 1130 & I hadn’t read this blog yet. We watched MNF for a while, and Castle (I love Nathan Fillion). I’ll catch up on the sitcom stuff later – Allan isn’t a HIMYM fan, or 2 & 1/2 men for that matter. Only new sitcom I’ve watched was one with Hank Azaria last week – it was okay – not sure if it will last.

    anyone know when Justified starts up again?

    And – we will be watching Amazing Race (and sometimes I actually find 60 Minutes interesting)

  11. bets says:

    Paulie–I have no idea what you’re talking about. Ahem.

    I only recall asking if we could watch the History Channel. REmember? Good paulie.

  12. Oh that’s right! We watched that biography about Dwight D. Eisenhower, and then Ken Burns’ “Civil War.” It must have been all of the pain killers I was on at the time which blurred my memory. 🙂

  13. Jenka says:

    Barb, I’m pretty sure I heard that Justified will be back in spring 2012 (it’s usually a spring show). Mmmm, Timothy Olyphant.

  14. Barb says:

    thanks Jenka – damn, not until spring…….. bummer. I love that show.

  15. Stacy Fox says:

    Hey! I LOVE the Ken Burns’ Civil War series, thankyouverymuch!

    And if y’all ain’t watching “The Good Wife,” you need to. THAT’s a good show!

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