2 Tired 2 Rock (Much)

Oh man, I stayed out until 12:15am and am paying price today.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Sit with knees bent, put arms together in front of you, learn partway back, and turn to each side.

Can you feel your obliques working as you complete this challenge? These large muscles along the sides of your core work with your other abdominal muscles to help propel you left and right. Stronger core muscles help you with everyday tasks like bending, lifting, and stretching, and they play a big part in maintaining a healthy back. They also help with balance and stability.

Exercise eh? What a concept.

Tweetup With A Twist
My friend Maigh rallied some of the old Twitter gang to come over to her place for some beverages and dog time (she the owner of a dog now feels compelled to have others bring theirs). At its peak there may have been ten old Twitter friends in attendance (some no longer live in Georgia so they couldn’t make it, others failed to pay attention and bailed on us at the last minute). It was a fun time.

Maigh also had the great idea of walking from her place to a new bar on Edgewood called “Mother.” With the weather being as nice as it was we (six remaining) sat at a wooden picnic table in the back yard; it was like spending a lovely evening at someone’s house. While at Mother I consumed two more beers, some deviled eggs, a sour pickle (I had to try it), and two tacos — all of which were quite good.

Double Billing
After the gang meandered back to Maigh’s to get our cars I dropped off one of the guys at a Marta station. The intent was to drop him off at 5 Points (he was headed to midtown) but in my confusion I managed to drop him off at the south end of Peachtree Center instead. Whoops! Oh well, at least he was still on the North/South line.

At this time it was after 11:00pm and I was headed to The EARL for the Titus Andronicus show. I made it to The EARL around 11:20pm, stood around while Titus Andronicus set up, futzed with equipment, and then started playing around 11:35pm. When the clock struck 12:15am I needed to go home and go to bed.

ITP Flickr Pic
The “Maint Req’d” light is the best thing next to having a human nagging you to take your car in for routine service.

Now where did I put that black gaffer’s tape?

Probably Skipping Third Wednesday Tonight
I’m already tired and believe that I have a long day of work ahead of me. Consequently, I doubt that I will be able to make it to Third Wednesday this time around. As an added bonus I won’t be consuming alcohol tonight.

Today’s Personal Project
Make doctor’s appointment regarding my feet.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired
Current Music – need silence
Website Of The Day – Though I drive past it most mornings I’d never stopped into Savi Urban Market before; oh, what a nice little place.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking Friday

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

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 21
Carnivorous Meals – 17

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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21 Responses to 2 Tired 2 Rock (Much)

  1. John G. says:

    1) Turn they key to the II position
    2) Turn the key to the off position, and push and hold in the odometer reset button
    3) Turn they key back to the II position, while still holding the button.
    4) After about 10-15 seconds, the light should go off.


  2. Steve says:

    Almost 160k on the Jackmobile! Impressive. I rolled over all 8’s last week but didn’t get a picture.

    I have always wondered why more places don’t open their back yards up for seating? Think of how many have “patio” seating, but it’s right on the curb on a noisy street. How much nicer would it be to sit in a quiet space- the Mexican place on the square in Decatur has about the best space.

    Paulie tipped my hand today- yes, kids, it is 3rd Wednesday time again. Looks like it’s going to be a hot one for the run part. And as a special bonus, today is Coffee Beans’ birthday. I imagine if he shows up, there might be some celebratory drinking. What a concept.

    Hey Bob, did you make it to Tour de Fat? I was ready to head home after a frustrating day at the orafice on Saturday, so I was a fail.


  3. Barb says:

    I’m up to 1700 on my car, not bad for 3.5 months, right? I got a email about going in for my first oil change, I just don’t think I need to go yet.

    I doubt we will make it to 3rd Wednesday, we are considering the Ride of Silence in Marietta. I think I want to do a ride tonight, so maybe we will add a ride over to the mountain, to make it a decent amount of miles.

  4. Jenka says:

    I’m assuming you’re meaning the Savi in Brookhaven, yes? The Inman Park one is right near my apartment and I’ve been in a few times when I needed something desperately. It’s ridiculously over-priced, but the quality of everything is so high, you don’t mind paying it.

    I’m approaching 50K on my 10-year-old car, and every time I start it the “Maint Req” light flashes a few times and then goes off. I’ve been meaning to Google the instructions for turning it off.

    Steve, I like sidewalk patios! Much better people watching.

  5. No, I went to the one on Caroline St. as my friend Maigh lives in Studioplex.

  6. bob says:

    Tour de Fat was awesome! Like a carnival but with bikes and beer.

    The Knoll clan will be in town tonight but will have to skip George’s. Doing the ride of silence. It ends after Travis’s bed time so we will have to head back north right after the ride.

  7. Barb says:

    Bob – bring Travis? think you can keep him quiet?

  8. Jenka says:

    Elizabeth St?

  9. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Whoops, yes, Elizabeth St.

  10. bob says:

    We may need some duct tape to keep Travis quiet 🙂

  11. martha says:

    I’m back, so what have I missed?

    I made it through two days of Scrum Master training and a quick trip to Auburn. Now I’m behind on everything!

    Friday is bike to work day, anyone (other than Bob) giving it a go?

    Good news/bad news from the doctor. I’m in perfect health, not one abnormality in any of my blood work…bad news…there is nothing wrong with me, so we don’t know why I’m always so tired. Next step is a sleep study.

    Anyone running Twisted Ankle Saturday? Riding Sunday?

  12. Barb says:

    what’s a Scrum Master?

    My 2 miles to work on my bike would result in just getting sweaty about the time I arrive, and there is no where to clean up, so riding is more of a pain than its worth.

    Sharon & I are talking about riding Sunday, but it may be mountain biking. I told Michelle I’d leave it open for her, in case she wants to ride, she’s got the big Tahoe ride in jsut a few weeks.

  13. Martha says:

    Software guys, can you help explain? It’s sort of a project management technique but they don’t like you to call it that. It part of the Agile family.

    They are opening up the showers at the Salvation Army for us, blech…

    I haven’t been on my mountain bike in ages…really years…one of these days.

    Oh also, it looks like we may have a place to live during the renovation…even rent free! Fingers crossed my mortgage dude pulls it together soon, or we’ll be needing to start the financing process all over.

  14. bob says:

    Why yes I will be riding to work on Friday 🙂

    Isn’t scrum master one of those PM nerd things? Where you put all your ideas on post it notes then put them up on a wall to organize?

    As it turns out there is a Ride of Silence in Alpharetta, about a mile from the house so not trip in town this time. I hope I don’t get taken out by an SUV wielding mall shopper.

    Look for Laura at twisted ankle, I wish we were camping but baseball games and birthday parties have me booked.

    Sunday is Tour de Cure, 65 miles of fun in Douglasville, followed by Wheelhopper.

  15. Martha says:

    That is pretty much it Bob. Did I mention the class was a sausage/nerdfest??? My company paid a lot of money for me to sit in a Holiday Inn Express for two days, so I better pass the exam.

    60 miles is on the schedule for this weekend but my coach forgot about twisted ankle so, that might be a bit ambitious??

  16. Steve says:

    Technical training is always a sausage fest. More girls in math and science!!! Amen.

    I’ll do my run in silence tonight- you think Travis would be bad, try Jacka$$- Paulie and I were witness that it simply can’t happen. He is incapable.

    Jenka, you have the ideal vision of sidewalk cafe- I think mine is more realistic. It just never works out that way for me.

  17. Martha says:

    I totally forgot about my Sunday morning trip to Kroger, it was an old school (now longer hashing) hasher reunion. Myself, Asshole, Jackass and Face on Balls (who apparently has a kid now)…

  18. Steve says:

    Some sort of planned hasher runion at the Kroger? Weird. Murder Kroger? KroGay? Kroger-ette? Secret Kroger?

  19. Martha says:

    Ghetto Kroger, very strange to see so many of us, up so early on a weekend.

    and i’m with you Steve, I don’t like the noisy ‘sidewalk’ cafe…I’d much rather sit in the back yard.

  20. Barb says:

    I like the sidewalk cafe in theory – but in this town with all the cars, many times it isn’t all that relaxing.
    We sat outside Marietta Pizza on the Square last night after yoga, it was interesting how people ignore the crosswalk signs (when cars are coming) & then look shocked when they almost get hit. There were teens on skateboards, they had some guys playing a jam session type of music across the way, lots more going on than I thought there would be.

  21. Whew, site went down and I guess I followed. So much to read…

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