Oh hello again. I woke up in Gainesville, FL this morning at 4:00am in order to catch my 6:10am flight back to Atlanta. COFFEE! STAT!
About A Girl
I really thought 11c was a student as I sat next to her on the flight down to Gainesville from Atlanta. She was slender, young, and very pretty. She never said a word to me, and wound up sleeping nearly the entire flight. That’s okay, I’ve learned to live with being ignored by the pretty.
As I sat at my interview table yesterday I looked two tables away and saw the young lady again. Not a student at all, she was conducting interviews all day with about five of her colleagues. She walked past our table several times — mostly while we were entertaining candidates, and never once looked my way.
We both had very busy days with barely two minutes between interviewees. I had one sliver of opportunity to say hello, but that quickly vanished as she walked away to get another of her interviewees.
Her day of interviewing ended before mine and she was much smarter than me as she was not on the 6:10am out of Gainesville, thus she will always be the girl in 11c to me…
I Already Miss College Girls
Seriously, if there were any way for a male past puberty to take a photo using a cameraphone of two young ladies sunbathing in bikinis on campus without looking like a pervert and having campus police called on him, I would have done so.
Take a picture. It lasts longer.
Instead, you’re stuck with two (somewhat lousy) food photos.
On Wednesday night my coworker Joe and I pulled into a restaurant called La Tienda. I had remembered eating there, and really enjoying my food, on a previous trip to Gainesville. This time I’d had a few $1 Happy Hour Amber Bocks at Texas Longhorn in me (since the Hops restaurant in Gainesville has closed) prior to dinner. So I ordered a little more adventurously that I did on my previous trip.
I ordered three tacos:
– lengua (cow tongue)
– chiva (goat)
– carnitas (pork)
All of which were quite tasty and washed down with a Tamarind-flavored Jarritos soda.
As we left the restaurant I noticed that the Waffle House next to it had closed. What the hell, I never understand how Waffle Houses close.
The next morning I made myself a waffle using the hotel’s waffle iron. When the timer went off I pulled the two plates apart, and when I did I wound up with two half-waffles as each plate refused to release its cooked batter. This is what happens when you let an amateur make waffles!
So I did the only thing I could do — I invented “Waffles: Deconstructed.”
I apparently need to relearn how to hold a camera steady. Clearly my unclear photos are proof of that. Holy shit they are terrible photos. 🙁
I Clearly Never Want To Be Thin Again
Let me type the menu description of what I ate for dinner last night.
An 8-oz beef patty topped with peanut butter, bacon, and jalapenos. Served on a pretzel roll with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and a side of fries.
Hey, it was either that or the pork belly Reuben. I wanted something a little healthier so I substituted sweet potato fries for the regular fries (no, I really don’t believe they are healthier).
We ate a place called “The Top” a swank bar and restaurant filled with 1950s kitsch. What I hadn’t realized before arriving there last night was that Joe and I had a beer there on our last trip to Gainesville. Dinner happened after having a beer at one of today’s Websites Of The Day.
I’ve noticed beer in Gainesville, specifically the “finer” beers, is priced just as high as it is in Atlanta. And in fact, had I chosen to do so I could have consumed Sweetwater, Terrapin, and Red Brick.
Um Yeah, I’m Going To Have To Ask You To Work On Saturday
If you are looking for me tomorrow, try the office… 🙁
And because I will be in the office tomorrow I better start working on what I need to do today.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired, rushed
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Visit Gainesville. And when in Gainesville I suggest stopping at Gainesville House of Beer.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – see me in October…
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 – 28
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