By The Numbers

It’s 10:00am, do you know where your luggage is? It’s now 10:15am, I’m going to publish even though this is one short blog post.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Share three healthy foods that you choose when you visit a salad bar.

Salad bars have a special allure for many of us, because they seem like such a healthy option. And although many salad bar offerings are healthy, sometimes when we’re hungry and faced with macaroni salad, crispy noodles, or super-creamy dressings, we fill our plates with things that aren’t healthy for us. (What’s more, even though these sorts of foods can be OK if eaten in moderation, the self-serve salad bar promotes big portion sizes.) By sharing your three favorite healthy picks, you may inspire someone else to be more salad-bar savvy รขโ‚ฌโ€œ and you may pick up some healthy and tasty ideas, too.

  1. Broccoli (honestly, raw is the way I like broccoli best)
  2. Cauliflower [huh, OS X’s dictionary doesn’t have this word?] (I prefer this battered and fried, but I’ll eat it raw too)
  3. Bleu cheese dressing Baby spinach leaves
  4. Holy Smokes
    By the time I looked up last night it was 9:00pm and I was still in the office. After things quieted here I got onto a bit of a roll and one thing led to another…

    Unfortunately I am nowhere near completing the level of effort needed to push my code out so this whole “late night working” thing might be happening more often again; perhaps it’s a good thing that I have no one waiting at home or wanting to spend her time with me. Hell, had I packed my running shoes yesterday I could have slept in the office since the Jackmobile was filled with clean clothes.

    ITP Flickr Pic
    “Apple ][ Schematic”
    Apple ][ Schematic
    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 a close up of one of the original Apple ][ schematics.

    Even though I carried my Nikon V1 with me I felt compelled to take shots using my iPhone.
    Today’s Personal Project

    I Coulda Been Wealthier
    I’m starting to think about the remainder of my AAPL (Apple) stock. I should have done this when the stock crested $700/share instead of its current ~$400/share, but at that time I never expected it to drop this quickly. “Fortunately” I do not hold so many shares that this price change will make a huge difference, but the extra $300/share would have been nice to transfer straight into ITP Estate home renovations. Hell, selling just six shares at last December’s price could have paid for a new MacBook Air.

    Stats & Goals
    Current Mood – not bad for an overworked lonely old man whose body hurts from working out
    Current Music – in a meeting
    Website Of The Day – I don’t use much public WiFi these days, but if that changes I am thinking of paying for Cloak to protect my data from prying eyes.
    Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
    Exercise (b)Log – weight lifting
    Morning Weigh-In – checking tomorrow

    Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
    Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
    Gym Visits – 12 (5 cardio)

    Days Of Bed-Making – 0

    Vegetarian Meals – 35
    Carnivorous Meals – 37

    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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21 Responses to By The Numbers

  1. Barb says:

    I’m not a cauliflower fan…..

    Went to Tasty China last night with a friend who’s wife is out of town & doesn’t like super spicy food. It was excellent as always, and we ran into of all people – Andrew Miller – aka Condomints. Haven’t seen him in way too long, he’s had some health issues recently, but he’s looking pretty good.

    And Paulie- since you aren’t on FB, Black Sheeper Bitch Fork who is a roller derby girl, their team is having a fund raiser at Red Hare Saturday (with an outing for some hashers to Tasty China after). If we aren’t in Chattanooga, that plan may be changed by the weather, hanggliding is supposed to take place Saturday morning, we will go to Red Hare.

  2. Steve says:

    Hope you continue to make progress towards your app getting released.

    Where was all the rain last night? We went through some on the bus, and it was sprinkling a little once I got home, so I rode my trainer. The original plan was to ride to Small Town Pizza in Senoia and enjoy their fine selection of… pizza! Instead, it was my favorite, home made fish tacos!

    Bunny may be leaving tomorrow, as we have another adoption opportunity. Except for not being allowed to roam the house on her own, she has fit in pretty well and only occasionally crossed the permanent residents. Brownie snarls and Farley has barked a few times at her, but she just wants to play with everyone.


  3. Barb says:

    We got a little rain last night, not too much, but enough that I didn’t feelt he need to water the garden.

  4. Martha says:

    Steve, Bunny is a boxer correct? Sounds like a boxer ๐Ÿ™‚ Wish her luck for me!

    I was disappointed in the rain last night, didn’t do much more than sprinkle at the house. It was surprising since I watered all my transplants yesterday morning…sorry folks, I tried. However, it was enough to put Nibbles off her game for a bit. She didn’t move far from me most of the night, even when I was sitting on the floor (much like a cat, she’d rather be up higher looking down at everyone).

    I love broccoli and cauliflower, prefer it raw as well. I have a great salad recipe, it is a little on the fattening side but I try to slim it down. Still tastes pretty good.

    I don’t think bleu cheese dressing is a healthy pick??

  5. Steve says:

    And we thought we had lost Tony to the coyotes.. he had gone missing for a few days, then last night as we were feeding the horses, the dogs light out towards the barn and I see this orange streak hop on the stall door and up to the rafters. Tony had apparently been out having a high ol’ time. That will be his last as his appointment is being scheduled as we speak.

    Bunny is a white boxer.. very cute with lots of energy and a tongue about 3 inches too long. The more tired she gets, the farther that tongue sticks out.

  6. Crap, the bleu cheese was a joke and should have been struck through. Fixed.

    Steve, I read “Bunny” and immediately thought “Bunny Banger” — too funny.

    As of now I have no plans for Saturday afternoon/night, perhaps I’ll swing by Red Hare.

  7. Steve says:

    While Bunny comes when she’s called and is a pretty good girl, Bunny Banger needs the shock collar to be controlled!!

  8. Barb says:

    oh, and I’m being totally insane, but we are seriously considering a weekend in Green Bay for the Falcons Packers game. In December, and a NIGHT game. I think I’ve lost my mind…….

  9. Stacy says:

    Barb? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA yeah good luck to you with that one! My Mom already asked me if I wanted those tickets and I was all: hells no! Of course, watch it be one of those rare winters when it’s 60 degrees in December. After the spring they’re having this year, it might be possible.

    Funny too you also mentioned Tasty China! We were just talking about the hot and numbing beef rolls in the office this morning – a colleague just discovered them last night! I need to get back up there sometime soon.

  10. Barb says:

    Stacy – if it would just be above freezing I’ll be happy.
    at least I own plenty of ski clothes, I should have enough layers that I don’t have to buy too much new gear.

    it was funny last night, at 6:45 it was just us in the place, at 7:45 the restaurant was packed. We’ve moved on from the hot & numbing beef to the dan dan noodles recently…… not really sure why.

  11. Steve says:

    I now am the proud owner of Carhart insulated overalls. This past season, it was never cold enough to really use them. I bet they would do me well in Green Bay!

    Stacy, I thought you were going to work from home on “Take Your Brat to Work Day”, which I thought was today.

  12. Jenka says:

    [Sorry, Paulie, for hijacking your blog comments.] Hey Martha: where do you purchase Nut Thins? I looked in the nut section at Publix and they weren’t there. [/Sorry, Paulie, for hijacking your blog comments.]

  13. No worries, hijack away!

  14. Martha says:

    Jenka, in the ‘health food’ section…

    Ugh, Jerry wants to drag me to Bearcat/Boilermaker game in Aug…that’s bad enough, but at least it won’t be so cold I can’t drink a beer (yes, you can by beer at Bearcat games)!

  15. Jenka says:

    I love how you put “health food” in quotes, since we all know it ain’t really healthy. Heh. Thanks!

  16. What is unhealthy about nuts? I eat nuts every day.

    Oh, that doesn’t sound right.

  17. Jenka says:

    Nuts ARE healthy, but a lot of the foods in the so-called health section are not.

  18. ITP lurker Bitch Fork says:

    Come to Red Hare! and Tasty China! If you haven’t been to Red Hare yet, that is reason enough. It is like Sweetwater used to be before it was filled with fratboys and douchebags. Beer starts at 2pm and last call is 3:45pm.

  19. Barb says:

    I bet honey roasted nuts aren’t all that healthy.

  20. I’ll be there BF, I might even promise not to hit on your friends this time.
    I’ve been to Red Hare and Tasty China and like both.

    Barb, nuts are healthy, honey is healthy, salt is almost healthy, shouldn’t honey-roasted nuts be healthy? ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Barb says:

    I wasn’t putting any money on that bet, but you convinced me, they are good for me.
    Looks like we are bailing already on Chattanooga, so we should hopefully be at Red Hare!

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