My “Routine Clock” gets thrown for a mighty loop during weeks which includes days off from work. I barely remembered to put out the recycling this morning because this being a holiday week means that my pick up day is Wednesday instead of Tuesday, at least I think that’s correct.
Being Thankful For Not Getting Sick
While I am certainly trying to keep this space more positive I feel obligated to mention that yesterday was a less-than-stellar day for me foodwise. It wasn’t what I ate necessarily, but rather the way my lunch and dinners were prepared. Let’s just say I’m glad that I’m not overly sensitive to things…
I’ll skip the discussion of lunch for it was an honest mistake but one of those things you’d rather not encounter. Guess with a comment if you like. The first person to guess correctly wins absolutely nothing, however.
Dinner, was an error or Ramsayian proportions. With time to spare between driving into midtown after work and the 7:30pm starting time of the iOS Developers Meetup (more on this in a bit) I was left with a conundrum. Even wearing a long coat it was far too cold for me to go out for a walk (not a “resolution” but something I am going to try and do much more of from now on), so I decided to grab a bite to eat and read some more of the Steve Jobs biography (book reading — 2012 goal — teaser). I figured that I had a least 45 minutes to fill so I didn’t want to go to a bar, while Octane Coffee (hey, there’s an Octane Coffee in Grant Park now) was an option parking was a premium, so I decided on getting a burger and fries at Yeah! Burger instead. I chose Yeah! Burger because of ITP-Reader Barb’s talk about burgers on Sunday as well as a photo of a Yeah! Burger posted by my friend Molly on Flickr.
I order my burgers “medium” because I have a theory that no matter what you ask for, you get your burger “well done.”
I order my burgers “medium” because I had a theory that no matter what you ask for, you get your burger “well done.”
Last night the better portion of my thin beef patties were raw. Raw! RAW! YOU COULD KILL SOMEBODY!!! Oh, sorry.
If I were hungrier I would have marched my platter to the counter and asked for a new burger, but I took this as a sign that I should not eat any more of the burger and prayed that I’d not already ingested food-poisoning-causing bacteria. As of now I think I’m safe… **fingers crossed**
My experience last night has led me to now institute a few new “rules” for eating out (burgers are the chief target, though I can see most of these applying to other food sources as well).
- I will try to eat out less. (This should help with my finances and waistline.)
- I will order less meat when eating out. (Hey, this will probably help with my waistline too!)
- Before eating meat in the form of a steak (cutlet, breast, burger) I will cut the portion in half to ensure proper doneness.
For the past handful of years my semi-annual dental checkups provided nothing but pain to my wallet. My last visit produced the identification of a cavity which has formed, below an existing filling no less. This afternoon I’ll be revisiting the dentist in order to get this cavity eradicated. Needless to say, even though the procedure is “routine,” I’m not exactly looking forward to having it done. Wish me well.
ITP Flickr Pic
Another shot from Cheddarhead. This time it’s a panorama! [note to self, and photo tip: start shooting panoramas in portrait to get more bang for your buck] Click the photo to see a larger version.
I still need to shoot more, perhaps I’ll try today.
I Didn’t Like Amazon’s Math Last Night
When I got home from the fairly non-productive meeting to plan Cocoa Camp 2012 I decided to cave and purchase a new Roku 2 XS for my entertainment from Amazon. Being an Amazon Prime member I revel in the “free” 2-Day Shipping on all purchases. Imagine my dismay when I saw the estimated arrival date of Monday, January 9th for my order. Let’s do the math the way I see it:
Tuesday, January 3rd + 2-Day Shipping = Friday, January 5th.
Oh well, patience is a virtue. I suppose I can use the weekend getting the house ready for my enhancement.
Top Chef Night Returns!
It is Wednesday, correct?
It was nice to have ITP-Reader Betsy over the ITP Estate last Wednesday for an early viewing of Top Chef reruns (I certainly needed the recaps) along with a later-than-usual dinner of roast pork and vegetables. Tonight I’m looking forward to eating soup (pho, perhaps), hopefully with a dental repair which is providing me no grief, and watching a new episode of Top Chef.