Silly Me, It Just Doesn’t Feel Like A Tuesday

It is Tuesday, right? It must be since I put out my trash and recycling last night. I guess that my sense of time has been once again thwarted by my nearly-constant preoccupation with my job. I have a deadline looming and I doubt seriously that I am going to make it. I won’t lose my job over this, but I probably will be spending at least part of my weekend in the office.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Have a good laugh with someone, or remember a funny thing that happened to you.

Laughter IS the best medicine! When we laugh, we stretch the muscles in our face and body, breathe faster, and take in more oxygen. Laughing can provide an emotional and spiritual release and lower stress. A good guffaw may even strengthen the immune system and increase memory and creativity.

Sometimes Bad Luck Is Beneficial?
I left work last night sometime after 7pm (I arrived late due to a meeting with a “financial analyst” and a trip to Publix to pick up food for lunch so that I don’t eat out, or at the cafeteria downstairs, each day). By the time I arrived in East Atlanta it was a little past 8pm (but still light, man how I love that!) and knowing that I had no food at home that I wanted to prepare and eat, especially starting that late I decided to eat out.

Let’s see I went to The Argosy on Friday and The Elder Tree on Saturday. I decided that with the weather nearly perfect I could avoid the smoke of Midway Pub and sit on the patio. However, I could find no parking along Flat Shoals, the old parking lot in which I used to park is still barricaded, and the newer parking lot next to it appeared full. Bugger.

I then turned my attention toward eating at Tomatillos, who I found out are now closed on Mondays. Harumph!

I didn’t want SoBa, The Glenwood is too smokey for me, and I don’t know why I didn’t see if I could park near Holy Taco or even Grant Central, but I didn’t.

Home is where I ate. A bowl of lousily-prepared curry rice was what I ate again.

Now if there were only someway that I could turn the rejections I get from women into positives…

ITP Flickr Pic
“Here’s To The Crazy Ones”
Here's To The Crazy Ones
I heard about the Apple Popup Museum while watching MacBreak Weekly on Saturday morning. Luck me as the museum will only be in Roswell today and tomorrow.

This is the room which was dedicated to Apple’s “Think Different” ad campaign.

Even though I carried my Nikon V1 with me I felt compelled to take shots using my iPhone.

Oh Yes It’s Lavanderia Night, Oh, What A Night
Because I am nearly out of workout clothes (you’d think my body would start shedding all of this fat already!) I’ll be making a trip to the lavanderia tonight.

Oh what a glamorous life I lead! Tonight I am going to try something crazy while watching my whites turn pink, I’m going to read.

That’s right.


Yes, I said “read.”

I’m still plodding my way through “Oliver Twist” because I never make time to read; I’m too busy spending my precious free time either watching Adventure Time or playing Jetpack Joyride — an iPad game on which I got slightly hooked when I visited Raleigh in February.

Oooooh, My J-E-T-S Are Coming To T-O-W-N
The Falcons’ schedule was released last week and on Monday night (October 7th?) they will be taking my beloved NY Jets out back of the woodshed and giving them a lashing they’ll soon not to forget.

I think the Jest Jets put in a pre-emptive strike this week by trading their best defensive player, Darrelle Revis, to Tampa Bay so that the Falcons will have to face him twice this season.

Take THAT superior team representing the city in which I currently live!

Today’s Personal Project
Do laundry. Eat something other than curry rice for dinner.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – weak physically, not in a “I’m getting sick” way, thankfully
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I’m digging the frames offered by Warby Parker. Now if I only had a way to try them on, a prescription including my pupil distance, and a woman to approve my selections…
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Treadmill (Galloway Method), 60 minutes
Morning Weigh-In – checking today

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 10 (5 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 32
Carnivorous Meals – 34

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

April Goals
– not get sick
– lose two pounds
– walk/run no fewer that 50 miles
– lift weights at the gym no fewer than eight times
– finish at least two of the books I am reading
– take at least one box of things to Goodwill
– post at least ten photos in the blog
– drink a lot less alcohol
– prepare a house repair plan and budget
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her
– return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her

2013 Goals: Measurable
– Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Dissolve Sharpened Stone
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Completely run at least one 10k
– Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate

2013 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Simplify, simplify, simplify
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– 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)
– Take two real vacations, perhaps one abroad
– Take a more proactive approach to meeting women (read “stop being such a pussy”)

Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013

  1. Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
  2. 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
  3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Silly Me, It Just Doesn’t Feel Like A Tuesday

  1. Barb (and others) as a carry over from the comment you just posted on yesterday’s blog: I wondered why they didn’t go back and get another letter as well. Did they not pay attention to where they were going?

    Also, how does a backpack get stolen from a train with all of those cameras around?

  2. Steve says:

    Debbie asked the same question (of the backpack). I think they may be playing us again.

    I actually ran from the house last night (and I ran Saturday after the race) and my leg doesn’t feel completely shredded today, which is a good thing.

    Tonight will be a little yard work at the BenHillton in East Point. Ahh the joys of not living in a property you maintain.

    Got my welcome letter to the Pro Championships in Chattanooga for Memorial Day. This year, we’ll also have the women as well. Should be a good watching opportunity for those that care to go up.

    Unclear if there is Georges in my future tomorrow night.


  3. Barb says:

    I don’t know, I wasn’t paying close enough attention when they were reading the clues. I would have gone & gotten a new letter.

    As for the backpack, you’d think the sound guy or camera guy would say something, unless they are told they can’t say anything ever? You would have thought someone was awake?

    Camping was great – a little cold & breezy at times, but over all very nice. Tsali was great riding as usual, its really over all fairly “easy”, not super technical for the most part, so you can just enjoy riding.
    Our little campground Tumbling Waters has really grown on my, the people that own it are awesome, and they have outdoor kitchen you can use. They make coffee in the morning (I don’t drink it, but all the other campers really seem to appreciate it), and on Saturday biscuits, and Sunday pancakes. The sink with hot water is the part I really appreciate, I hate washing dishes when camping. The trout pond had huge trout, we caught our dinner for Saturday ngiht.

  4. Stacy says:

    Love the “Jest” typo. *grin*

  5. Jeez, I can’t even spell J-E-T-S correctly any longer. 🙂

  6. Steve says:


    Makes much more sense.

  7. Jenka says:

    It should be, “a lashing they’ll not soon forget.” There is no infinitive in this instance.

  8. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Huh, I’ve learned something today…

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