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.
- Watching a Stanford iOS class. I feel asleep doing so.
- Organizing some paperwork associated with the bike accident.
- 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 Day – The 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
– “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