That’s One Way To Keep Me Out Of Chuy’s

Without a doubt Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant has become my de facto place to eat dinner. Last night I planned to nosh on their free nacho bar while having a few brews. However, when I arrived the bar area was full, including a very large table of very attractive twenty/thirty somethings. I couldn’t find an open seat never mind an open table, so I left.

Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
See if your cereal has at least 3 to 5g fiber, 3g protein, and less than 13g of sugar per serving.

The breakfast table can be an easy place to start the day’s healthy eating, because cereal can deliver a lot of nutrition in a relatively small package. The trick is to choose the right cereals. A cereal that contains healthy amounts of fiber, protein, and sugar will lower your fat and cholesterol intake, boost your concentration and productivity throughout the morning, help control your weight, and even lower your risk of heart disease.

I’m not a cereal eater (much) so this wasn’t a big item for me to try to accomplish.

Settling The Scores: Medical
I’m moving into the final stage of my bicycle accident and am looking forward to having it all behind me.

Yesterday I received the first (?) bill for my cyst surgery. I only wish that Thing 2 would flatten completely soon so that I could sit comfortably again.

Settling The Scores: Theatrical
Yesterday I wrote out two checks and dropped them into the mail (How 20th Century!). One check was for my ticket renewal for Theatrical Outfit and one check was for my ticket renewal for the plays at The Hertz Stage. Per my goal to be more charitable, each check contained a nominal additional amount as a tax-deductible donation.

As an aside: I’ll be visiting Theatrical Outfit on Saturday night to see their performance of “A Wrinkle In Time.”

I Need A Six-Letter Word For “Dense” Starting With ‘ST’ And Ending With ‘ID’
While sitting at Baby Tommy’s New York Style Pizza on Tuesday I caved. For the past six months or so I’ve been participating in lunchtime “team crossword” and on Tuesday I decided to try moving up to the Big League. On Tuesday I downloaded the free Official NY Times Crossword Puzzle app on my iPad and then paid the $17 for a year’s subscription to the puzzles.

In doing these puzzles, or more accurately failing to do these puzzles, I’ve been burning up my brain. There is so much knowledge that I do not possess. But on the positive side of the ledger it is said that doing crosswords is a great way to improve one’s vocabulary while helping to keep one’s mind sharp.

Starting My “Leaving At Four On The Fourth Workday Of The Week”
Ahead of the May launch I’ve decided to launch my “Leaving At Four On The Fourth Workday Of The Week” today. My plan is to wind my way back to East Atlanta in time to shop the East Atlanta Farmers Market. I don’t know what else I plan to accomplish tonight (work, office setup, nothing) but that’s okay by me. It looks as if I’ll be finding my way into the office at least one day this weekend, so I plan to rest ahead tonight.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, my back is still being a pain in the ass — so to speak
Current Music – listening to last week’s “FLOSS Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – Yesterday I stumbled across what appears to be a very interesting food blog called Taste For Adventure.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking this week

Foot Mileage – ~7.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Days – 4
Carnivorous Days – 14
Pancakes Eaten – 3

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

Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2012

  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling
  2. Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science — Curtis Ebbesmeyer
  3. God, No! — Penn Jillette

April Goals
– Lose at least three pounds (net weight loss)
– Completely recover from my sebaceous cyst surgery
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Not to get sick for the entire month (may be a moot point as of today)
– 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
– 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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9 Responses to That’s One Way To Keep Me Out Of Chuy’s

  1. Steve says:

    I just heard of a new Mexican place near my office I’ll have to go and try- P’tree and 8th. While I like Willy’s, the options are limited as I try not to eat the burritos.

    The weather forecast seems to be improving a bit for this weekend. I’m not looking forward to standing out in the rain all day Saturday, but TWC says 30% chance now.. higher Sunday, but I won’t be standing in it. Before the run yesterday I walked over to the outdoor shop across the street looking for a better rain hat. They were extremely fond of one- to the tune of $76- I figured I’d survive with what I have.

    I don’t know where the rain was yesterday evening- it looked dark and stormy all around, but never rained on the George’s crowd.


  2. What? The only reason to go to Willy’s is for the burritos!

  3. Steve says:

    Too much to eat at lunch… they’re plenty good, but. I like the tacos, too, just wish they had fish!

  4. Oh, okay. I can see that being a deciding factor. What’s the name of the new Mexican place, do you know offhand?

  5. Steve says:

    I’m ignorant. They didn’t have much space that I can think of, so it can’t be too big.

    And on a completely different topic- They caught Riccardo Ricco taking EPO and gave him 2 years, he came back, they caught him blood doping and they just gave him 12 years.. he can return to racing when he’s 40!!! F’ing doper.

  6. Barb says:

    I usually just get the salad at Willie’s, but every once in a while a quesadilla calls my name.

    I thought one of the mexican places now had fish tacos – maybe it is Moe’s or Chipolte?
    I had fish tacos at Marlow’s last night – they were tasty……..

    I’m actually going to a place called the Cuban Diner for lunch today.

  7. Speaking of diners, I read last night that the Decatur Diner, which I praised for being open on Christmas Eve, has now shuttered its doors.

  8. DAMMIT! I just remembered that I have a meeting today from 4:00-4:30, so I won’t be able to leave at 4.

  9. Steve says:

    The new Mexican place is called “Lime”. I might try it tomorrow if I don’t run at lunch.

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