Short blog today because there is little for me to discuss.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Share your favorite cool and healthy beverage.
Staying hydrated is an important part of keeping healthy, but many juices, sodas, sports drinks, iced teas, and other beverages are so packed with sugar that they cause a spike and quick crash soon after – not to mention increase the risk of diabetes and obesity. By sharing your favorite healthy drink, you may inspire someone to reach for a better way to re-hydrate. And you may pick up a cool new way to cool down!
Only my liver will believe that my favorite beverage, beer, is unhealthy.
Home Was Where My Leftovers Were
Last night I really wanted to eat somewhere I had never eaten before. As I drove home I kept trying to think of a place that fit that bill and sounded intriguing (I bet five places will occur to me during the writing of this blog). As I was nearly home the name “Mezcalitos” popped into my head, and though I’ve heard mixed opinions I decided to give it a shot.
One problem, I didn’t know exactly where Mezcalitos is; all I knew that it was in “Grant Park.”
I asked Siri, but “she” never came close to understanding what I said when I enunciated “Mezcalitos.”
I tried using Yelp’s (pathetic) map search but nothing called Mezcalitos showed up.
As I was driving around “Grant Park” I remembered that I had ribs leftover from Sunday night’s trip to Fox Brothers BBQ and I thought that if I also had a can of Bush’s baked beans I had the makings for, when paired with a cool beed, a lovely dinner-for-one.
I did not have a can of baked beans.
I ate the leftover ribs with my beer and settled.
And now you know another of the First World Problems in my life.
ITP Flickr Pic
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When Life Kicks Me When I’m Down
As I approached Woodland via Ormewood on my route to Grant Park I saw a flow of cyclists on a group ride I never knew existed. Do you know at when and from where this group ride starts? Not that I can ride in it any time soon, but I never knew a group ride existed south of I-20 (and north of I-285).
Today’s Personal Project
Follow through with purchase of new eyewear.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, still bummed about the cast, lack of exercise, and other persistent life problems which have plagued me in the 2000s.
Current Music – listening to an NPR “All Songs Considered” podcast
Website Of The Day – While it might be a bit nerdy for some, I love the podcasts put out by 99% Invisible.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 14
Carnivorous Meals – 18
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– get my foot to stop hurting
– return ITP-Reader Marthaâ€™s coffee percolator to her
â€¨- return ITP-Terriâ€™s crutches to her
â€¨- not get sick
â€¨- finish at least two of the books I am reading
â€¨- take at least one box of things to Goodwill
â€¨- post at least ten photos in the blog
â€¨- drink a lot less alcohol
â€¨- 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
- Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
- 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
- Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman