Man Of Few Words

I skipped LA Fitness this morning and with a 9:00am conference call looming this blog will be a shorty. Ha, that’s what sh… oh, never mind.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Use a smaller spoon or fork than you usually do at one meal or snack today.

Using smaller silverware forces you to slow waaay down! Many of us eat too quickly and finish our food long before the brain gets the message that the stomach is full. Eating too fast also prevents us from savoring each bite. By slowing down how much you can take in at one time, you’ll be more engaged with the food, and it may even seem like there is more on your plate.

Silverware? What, am I part of the bourgeois?

File Under: Better Than Nothing
In part to get some exercise as well as have any justification to go out for dinner and drinks last night I went for a three-mile walk after work. It was the first time I did a Dunwoody walk in some time. My foot held up fairly well, though it is a bit tender this morning.

My boss and I went over to Twisted Taco where we sat at the bar, apparently looking like a gay couple again, and watched the Braves game on TV.

Speaking of the Braves, I am considering going either Friday night or Sunday afternoon, weather dictating which, because my beloved Mets will be in town.

ITP Flickr Pic
nothing today.

I’ve Gone Nuts For Almonds
As I have mentioned in the past I occasionally drink almond milk these days, and recently I started eating more nuts — almonds among them. While strolling the aisles of Target the other day the boxes of “Nut Thins” nearly leapt out and hit me. And because of the conversation between ITP-Readers Martha and Jenka, I naturally bought a box (Sea Salt).

I don’t know why I didn’t realize that “Nut Thins” were made from almonds, given the almond’s seemingly unlimited potential, but I didn’t.

My verdict: “Nut Thins,” at least the Sea Salt variety are really good. Though when eaten nekkid they have a bit of a rice cake flavor to them, but when paired with something like a nice mini-Babybel chunk of cheese they are quite delicious.

West Siding It Tonight
Tonight I’ll be heading to the west side, Terminal West to be exact, for the My Jerusalem show; oh, some guy called “Peter Murphy” is headlining the My Jerusalem show. This assumes that I find parking of course…
Today’s Personal Project

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – stressed out
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Perhaps I should spend time on the Stress Relief Pig website today.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~3.0 miles
Morning Weigh-In – checking tomorrow

Foot Mileage – ~3.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 1
Carnivorous Meals – 2

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

May Goals
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her

- return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her

- not get sick

- lose three pounds

- exercise at least twenty-five of May’s thirty-one days

– 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

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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10 Responses to Man Of Few Words

  1. In case you are bored and wondering what I’m spending my money on, check out today’s Wine.Woot!. Oddly, today’s deal has nothing to do with wine.

  2. Barb says:

    you totally make me laugh – you have a bread maker – why do you need this?
    (I guess for the same reason you need way too many laptops & tablets , etc)

    I decided to walk to the grocery store last night, its about a 3 mile round trip. I just needed corn on the cob for dinner tonight, so I brought one of those give away at races/walks backpacks. The little strings aren’t that comfortable on my shoulders, so next time I might take a real backpack. I really need to do that walk more often when I”m jsut getting something small.

    In a little while I get to go home & see if I understood Allan’s instructions on how to fire up the Egg & start cooking some ribs for dinner. Pressure is on me, the Egg is Allan’s deal, not mine. Wish me luck that I don’t burn the ribs before Allan gets home, or the fire goes out & they are just sitting there raw…..

  3. Steve says:

    Boy, I have to say if you want to get people to George’s, advertise fried cheese curds! Lots of folkw we don’t even see on 3rd Wednesdays. TV Hair (who does show on 3rdW), Mini-brew and even BWanA showed up. PE’s idea is to get the FCC’s on the menu and considering they sold out, I think GG is on board. I was also trying to sell him on bratwurst!!

    My run was better, but still not great, and involved walking with a reasonable amount of soreness today. Ugh.


  4. Barb says:

    I thought hard about the cheese curds, but didn’t feel like driving down there. I do still have some in my freezer, if anyone ever wants to have a fryfest…..

  5. Jenka says:

    FYI, “bourgeois” is an adjective, “bourgeoisie” is the noun. You would say, “What, am I bourgeois?” or “What, am I part of the bourgeoisie?”

    I haven’t yet opened my box o’ Nut Thins (why do you put them in quotes?). Haven’t had a chance to sit down in a week! Although I’m kind of disappointed Publix didn’t have the flavors that you and Martha got. Mine are just plain.

    I’ll be at the Mets game on Sunday afternoon.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Barb, the plan is to make bread sans maker in the future.

    Jenka, your knowledge astounds me. I’m not sure why I typed “Nut Thins”. Maybe I will run into you on Sunday.

  7. Barb says:

    Obviously Paulie – but really my question is, why? Using the bread maker or baking in the oven… ???

  8. Stacy says:

    Steve/FP – I’m sorry I missed the cheese curds! 🙁 But if you two have now successfully managed to land them on the menu, your first order is on me! Woo hoo! Real cheese curds in the hood!

  9. While not 100% accurate making bread in the bread machine is a lot like baking Pillsbury rolls/bread — it all sort of looks and tastes the same. With this kit, and the recipes in the artisanal bread books that I have I can alter taste and appearance more easily.

    Besides, the pot looks like it could be of use for other recipes as well.

  10. Barb says:

    reason #2 is the best one

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