Unfortunately I have a feeling I’ll be spending some of this great-weather weekend at work. Would be too much to ask to have a repeat of this type of weather the following weekend when I’ll be in Black Mountain, NC hanging with ITP-Readers Lisa and Randy and kids?
Yesterday was another somewhat boring day in the life of yours truly. Work, lunch, work, laundry, dinner, home, sleep. The only real interesting thing about yesterday was the food I ate…
If At First You Don’t Succeed
Some months ago I heard that one of Buford Highway’s Banh Mi shops had decided to battle The Crawfish Shack by changing its menu to seafood. While riding along Buford Highway this week I finally found the location of this restaurant. Yesterday a coworker and I decided to give it a shot for lunch. When we arrived we found a darkened space with a “For Lease” sign in the window. Dangen! I guess they lost the battle.
In that same shopping center sits Bo Bo Gardens, a Chinese food restaurant at which I eat often, and Chef Liu’s, a Chinese restaurant at which I’ve only eaten once. Naturally, since we were feeling adventurous we went to Chef Liu’s. At Chef Liu’s we ordered and shared two noodle dishes — one cold, one hot — and an order of steamed buns filled with meat and soup. The food was fantastic.
Something Old, Something New
Last night was lavanderia night. I went to my now-common laundromat next to Las Tortas Locas, but instead of eat tacos at Las Tortas Locas I decided to try a new food place. I wandered around the shopping center adjacent to the laundromat, which happens to contain Hoa Binh Market — the grocery store owned by my lunch-mate’s family, and found Viet Tofu. My first thought was to see if Viet Tofu sold Banh Mi sandwiches (it does) but my attention was immediately grabbed by the trays of hot food I could try. I bought two skewers of pork meatballs and six pieces of fried tofu, all for a measly $4.25. I shall return to try some of the other items I saw for sale inside Viet Tofu.
Something Newish, Something No More
The other notable closure I saw on my journeys was that of Mercado del Pueblo, a grocery store which occupied an old Publix on Buford Highway for years before moving up the road last year. I was very confused by this closure because in its former location the grocery store was amazing. After throwing my clothing into the washing machines I wandered over to the closed Mercado del Pueblo and saw that there was a Dekalb Sherriff’s eviction notice on the door. Weird.
I’m Hoping For A Good Show Tonight
I have a ticket to tonight’s Bob Mould show at Eddie’s Attic. I’m hoping that I will get out of the office early enough not have to fight too much traffic while making my way from near Perimeter Mall to Decatur. I’m also hoping that Eddie’s hasn’t continued to cater to the “reserved table” crowd since I am once again but a single ticket holder.
Unrelated: Beard Season Has Started
Say good-bye to the face no one will seem to miss… 😉
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to the latest “Judge John Hodgman” podcast
Website Of The Day – While I’m not a fan of lawns and lawn maintenance I have to give kudos to the company who bought a billboard along I-16 for their website The Sodfather.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In –
Foot Mileage – ~5.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – ~16.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Meals – lost count (significantly fewer than carnivorous)
Carnivorous Meals – lost count (significantly more than vegetarian)
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash (though I’m beginning to this this will never happen)
– Ride my bike no fewer than 100 miles
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least twice
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than fifteen vegetarian meals
– 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