Today is going to be a short blog in part because I did very little of note yesterday, and today I’ll be waiting around the Dekalb Recorders Court. I’m writing this very early and I am very tired. Man am I hoping that it doesn’t rain much this morning because I’m told that I’ll probably have to wait outside to get into the court. Wish me luck.

Did Hell Start To Freeze Over?
I ate at Chick-fil-A yesterday. Since starting to go to Roswell Photographic Society this is not quite the anomaly it once was, but this was not a pre-RPS meal this was lunch.

My coworker Darren and I decided to grab lunch out yesterday (for some reason the chicken burrito special from the cafeteria didn’t sound delicious) and he had a craving for Chick-fil-A. He offered up the option of going to 5 Guys but since he really wanted Chick-fil-A I declined his alternate.

Even without the children’s playground installed currently the Dunwoody, or is it Sandy Springs, Chick-fil-A was a zoo. Luckily we arrived early enough to place an order quickly and were out as the masses queued up for their mass-produced chicken sandwiches.

Lavanderia Y Las Tortas Locas
Last night I returned to the winning combination of doing laundry and eating dinner at Las Tortas Locas. I ordered two tacos, one pastor and one conchinita pibil, in my best horrible Spanish. The hardest part of the process was deciphering the words coming out of the guy yelling out order numbers.

My order number was 9061, on which I decided to concentrate on the 61 portion. “Sesenta y uno” did he just say “sesenta y uno?” or was that “cincueta y something?” At some point I just wandered up an peeked at the counter. When I saw a basket with two tacos I put on my best gringo face, smiled, and sheepishly asked “sesenta y uno?” and was handed my food. Even without the sweet potatoes from the “salsa” bar my meal was delicious!

On Tonight’s Agenda
Chores at home, perhaps some cooking of dinner (and I’m kicking myself for not buying that pork shoulder the other night so that I could put it into the crockpot this morning), and some preparation work for this weekend. All of this and figuring out how I’m going to watch tonight’s Modern Family — oh wait, it’s on the over-the-air TV! I wonder of my antenna gets ABC.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – uneasy
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – Say you are standing around in Barnes & Noble waiting for coffee and the pretty girl ordering behind you is named “Emily.” Say you wish to impress Emily by telling her how pretty she is in French, but you do not speak French. In a perfect world you could pull up How To Say In on your iPhone and say Amélie, vous êtes très belle.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car (eventually)
Exercise (b)Log – stair climbing, 8 flights
Morning Weigh-In – 202.6 pounds

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 135.5 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 35 flights

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

Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 19

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 Booooring

  1. Stacy Fox says:

    Wait – is something wrong with your TV?

  2. Barb says:

    You crack me up. Like going to Chick-fil-a is such an awful, awful thing.

    And, we are smoking some trout tonight (just to make you jealous)

  3. Steve says:

    I’m a fan of Chic-fil-a and have one within walking distance from the office. I went to lunch there yesterday and was dismayed to learn they have stopped serving carrot raisin salad (that location only). A better option than fries which is no longer available. I guess they make it in each location and not from a central commissary. Shame.

    David Millar just got PASSED by Tony Martin… Fabian is 18 seconds back at the last intermidiate checkpoint. Mini-Phinney not having a good day.


  4. Barb says:

    no Stacy- the guy that works for Dish Network, doesn’t have Dish Network…….

  5. Stacy Fox says:

    LOL Barb! Okay, that’s funny! Shouldn’t he get it for free or something?

  6. Martha says:

    I haven’t at at Chic-fil-a since my first year at Emory. I bit into a ‘too thick’ piece of chicken and a pickle…never wanted to try it again. (I love pickles but I hate pickles touching my other food).

    Paulie, I do pretty much the same thing when I hit Las Tortas Locas…I also try to keep an eye out for the person ahead of me in line, figure my food will be soon to follow.

    I managed to plan a little last night and got my cock-pot set up and ready to go this morning, no pork, a nice pot roast instead.

    If you pull that stunt with “Emily” don’t be surprised if she backs up slowly and give you a look that needs no translation…

  7. Martha says:

    In case you don’t want to do the math, it was 13 (good lord, where did the time go) years ago last month.

  8. Stacy Fox says:

    Martha – I’m with you on the pickle thing. Pickles belong on the plate next to my food, never ON my food. But what’s a “too thick” piece of chicken?

  9. Martha says:

    like I said, it was just too thick, the whole piece was not uniform in thickness, a little luke warm, doughy…don’t remember the details (it’s been 13 years), it just didn’t seem right.

  10. Okay, I’m in work after court and lunch…

    1) I have Dish Network. However, the former Trees Atlanta volunteer planted some in his front yard eleven years ago and they’ve now grown tall enough to impede the satellite dish’s ability to see the satellites. BOO! And, my projector’s lamp has gone kaput so I have to take the projector from off the ceiling and replace it. So my only viewing option is my 32″ tube TV which has nothing but rabbit ears.

    2) Long story about Chick-fil-A, my boycott in regards to their policy to close based on religious beliefs. I’m no hypocrite so when I realized that I was shopping at B&H Photo and they close based on their Hebrew beliefs I decided that Chick-fil-A was alright.

    3) Funny Martha. Actually there was a pretty girl in Barnes & Noble, whose name I did not find out, and I said nothing at all.

  11. Martha says:

    I won’t boycott someone because of religious beliefs, unless those beliefs interfere with my (or other people’s) rights. I don’t go to Chic-fil-a because I simply don’t like their food.

    Oh, on a completely unrelated note…I bought some of those vacumn storage bags, what fun!! Guest bedding, extra blankets and all my t-shirts I don’t want to dontate are squished down and sealed up. I just ordered some more for my camping gear. We need all the space we can get.

  12. I’m stopping into Target today or tomorrow to get a big plastic box for my camping gear so that I can just put the box into the Jackmobile for my upcoming camping outings.

  13. bets says:

    I want to hear more about martha’s “cock-pot.” Please send me some recipes.

    (I did swipe martha’s chicken, guac, and mango salad idea and made some this sunday. Thanks Martha! )

  14. Steve says:

    I read “cock pot” and was waiting for the comments… maybe the proofreader in most of us was asleep at the switch. Or maybe Martha meant to say cock pot. Jerry, are you alright?

  15. Man, such language on my family-friendly blog. 😉

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