ATL Airport

On my trip to the airport this morning I noticed all of the signs for the airport now say “ATL Airport” (with the international symbol of an airplane). I guess that makes more sense than “Atlanta Airport” in these Internet-connected days.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Yesterday’s wound up in my spam folder (I didn’t do it), today’s has yet to arrive.

Good Night Of Top Cheffing
Last night ITp-Reader Betsy and I caught up on our Top Chef viewing. Betsy was kind enough to supply two perfectly-cooked Cornish game hens and some orzo that we cooked up at my place. I supplies some steamed vegetables (green beans, Brussels sprouts, zucchini, and squash). With the meal we consumed a bottle of decent Petite Syrah (and a few Twizzlers).

ITP Flickr Pic
I’m out of stock photos, and while it appears as if it’s going to be a pretty sunrise here at the airport I am too tired and worn out to get up and look for a photo opportunity. Besides, I need to write this blog now.

Starting Four Days Of Vegetarianism
I’m at the airport waiting to board a flight to Raleigh. Normally I’d be heading up to work the NC State career fair in addition to spending time with ITP-Readers Lisa and Randy. This time around I am just heading up for the enjoyable part of the trip.

As I am wont to do when I visit I am going to eat a vegetarian diet. Look for my vegetarian day count to increase on Monday.

Happy Birthday, Bro!
Today is my brother’s (ITP-Reader Ronnie) birthday. I hope you have a great day and am looking forward to planning a New York trip for later this year.

Oh, and I purchased your birthday card last night. I’ll try to get it in the mail this weekend. For those not in the family, Ronnie and I have an agreement that our birthday cards to one another need not arrive on time.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired, worn out, but looking forward to a good weekend
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Build and Analyze” podcast
Website Of The Day – sorry, none today. I wasn’t prepared.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~4.3 miles
Morning Weigh-In – checking again next week

Foot Mileage – ~4.3 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Days Of Bed-Making – 3

Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 2
Pancakes Eaten – 0

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

February Goals
– Lose at least one pound (net weight loss)
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than ten days
– Not get fired from my job, nor quit my job
– Follow up with doctors, lawyer, women in whom I have interest
– Go out on a least one date with a woman in whom I have interest
– Submit 2012 paperwork for Sharpened Stone, LLC
– Gather all tax paperwork for 2011 income taxes
– Successfully arrange for automatic payments for my mortgage
– Watch all of the classes in the 2011 Winter semester of Stanford’s CS193P (iOS Development) course

2012 Goals [will be a little less fluid than last year]
– Get my weight under 200 pounds, or at least whittle myself back down to where wearing a 36″ pant size is comfortable
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than one one 10K
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Restore the ITP Estate to a condition where it can be put up for sale at any time
– Buy a new iPhone (iPhone 5?), a new iPad (iPad 3?), and MacBook Air [look, not all goals have to be altruistic]

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient and profitable programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– See more live concerts than I did in 2011
– Eat more pancakes
– Drive/Fly somewhere for a real vacation

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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4 Responses to ATL Airport

  1. Ronnie says:

    Thanks for the birthday shout out and with keeping our tradition of sending the card late.
    For people who don’t know, we started this tradition just piss off Mom, who insists that cards be sent early. Oh what rebellious children we are. Enjoy your trip to NC.

  2. Steve says:

    I was so freaking busy yesterday I didn’t even have a chance to read the blog all the way through. I’m glad I have today off- just in time to clean the house before the guests arrive!!

    They have some new signs for the airport covered at the moment- I think they will refer to international flights and having to go down 75 instead of 85. The new concourse opens in the Spring. This should be interesting.

    Happy Birthday brother Ronnie!

    Great weekend everyone.


  3. Shoot I also forgot to mention that this week’s Top Chef featured PANCAKES!

  4. Sarah says:

    Daily Challenge:
    Tense and relax each group of muscles, from your toes up to your head.

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