Cheebugga Cheebugga

Due to a change in lunch plans today I wound up eating a cheeseburger for lunch as well as for dinner yesterday.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Try another perspective: Read a different newspaper or visit a news website that’s new to you.

We used to have limited options for getting news, which helped to provide a common bond between people. Now the Internet allows people to personalize their news and information and filter out what they don’t want to learn about. That can block out new ideas or limit their ability to embrace change. By checking out something that’s out of your comfort zone, it may help you see things from another person’s perspective or open up your mind to new things you may want to learn more about.

I’m trying a new perspective… I’m wearing new glasses.

ITP Flickr Pic
“New Eyes”
New Eyes

They arrived this morning. I like them. It’s yet to be seen how my eyes respond to my personal measurement of my PD.

Taking The Show On The Road
I’m bugging out of town this afternoon. Not to stress myself too greatly I’ll pull a Atlanta (North) to Valdosta leg tonight, and a Valdosta to Clearwater leg tomorrow.

There will, should, be a short blog tomorrow. 🙂

Today’s Personal Project
Get out of town and enjoy myself.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – harried
Current Music – I’m in a meeting
Website Of The Day – In this day of Google Maps a site like Distance Between Cities seems superfluous, but I’ll show them some love.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I think if I am to check any time soon I will get severely depressed

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 28
Carnivorous Meals – 37

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

June Goals
– get my foot to stop hurting
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her

- return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her

- not get sick

- 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
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
  5. Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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18 Responses to Cheebugga Cheebugga

  1. Barb says:

    Cheeseburger you made? Or- for where?
    I’m about due for a burger, its been a while.
    And -it sounds really good right now, I’m hungry……….

    I’m meeting old roomie/hasher Windy Titty for lunch today, selling her the old hitch bike rack (sorry Bob, it won’t be available to borrow next year). I see no need to have 2 hitch bike racks.

  2. Made by me. These were two leftover patties from last Sunday’s bbq eaten with some sharp cheddar cheese and surrounded by a delicious Martin’s Potato Roll.

  3. Steve says:

    Last night, a fairly odd crowd of hash types, including Aggie and family, EZ Cheeks, and I’m Ready, who used to show up a lot more regularly, and several whose faces I recognized and names I’ve forgotten. An odd lot, to be sure.

    A very hot run, but I’ll take it as a success, as my legs aren’t killing me today.

    Drive safely.


  4. Debbie says:

    We had cheeseburgers the other night; I had a craving. We were out of sliced cheddar so I put jalapeno pimento cheese on mine – nirvana!

    You’re not going just a little bit further to stay in Gainesville?? Way cooler than Valdosta (I can’t believe I just said that).

  5. Martha says:

    I did the Outback Loop last night, didn’t even get dropped. The secret? I started 3 hours early 🙂

    Actually, my neighbor Steve (the Australian) invited me out for a ride. I almost suggested we stop in at George’s but, knowing Steve, we may have never left, at the very least we would have had to find a taxi with a bike rack.

    I had to drop the bike off at Podium today, the clicking is gone, probably because I can’t change gears now (okay really I just couldn’t get into the big front ring)…hopefully I’ll have it back before the weekend.

  6. Debbie, while I’d love to make it all the way to Gainesville it doesn’t make sense for me. I’ll be getting a later-than-desired start as is, and, in case you didn’t know, I’m an old man so a nearly-empty college town (though I hear the Class of ’17 has just arrived for summer) doesn’t do me much good.

    I’ll probably stop and eat along the way (Macon?), roll into Valdosta (or whatever that part is that sits next to I-75), sleep, wake up, shower, and hit the road early tomorrow.

    I found out today that I’ll have to come in to the office next Wednesday on my day off; this will pair well with the many hours of free work I am sure I’ll be giving the company between now and July 10th.

  7. Barb says:

    bike rack SOLD! I’m $100 richer. It so much easier when Allan is there – me trying to explain how the locks work, how to install, etc. when I never do it – that’s comical.

    have a lovely roadtrip……

    jalapeno pimento cheese – that’s sound skind of tasty. My firend put green chilies in some for the seersucker party, that was tasty too. I might have to make some pimento cheese, just for the hell of it.

    Oh yeah – I made my first 2 jars of refrigerator pickles last night for Allan, the cucumbers are finally starting to grow! I keep telling Allan, I am the most wonderful wife, that is the most awful job. I HATE the smell of dill pickles, and boiling that vinegar & spices for pickling, it just about makes me puke.

  8. Steve says:

    “Class of ’17″… I immeadiatly went to 1917 and thought “Damn Paulie, they are way too old for you”.

    Martha, with a little advanced notice, I could do a bike ride on Wednesday instead of a run.

    Now the bike will be able to get to the big ring? Damn, that can only mean trouble.

  9. Steve says:

    My mom used to make pickles and the whole house stunk for days. They were sweet pickles- waste of a good cucumber.

  10. No such thing as a good cucumber in my world. Well, perhaps the “burpless” variety is alright, but the rest should be made into pickles.

  11. bob says:

    I like the new specs Paulie, and also have fun on your trip. Get your foot healed up so you can get on the bike this year!

    I have been riding bikes for 100 years and last night I broke my first derailer hanger. I wish I had a better story about how it happened but I pulled in to my driveway too fast and the pannier hit it and snap! My cross bike needed some love anyway so off to the shop it went for bottom bracket, chain, cassette, derailer hanger, and hopefully straighten out the derailer cage so I don’t need a new one of those too. Bikes are expensive 🙂

  12. Martha says:

    Can’t make tzatziki without cucumbers…love/hate?? I don’t find cukes to be interesting enough one way or the other.

    Last night was sort of a spur of the moment decision. I was surprised he asked. We’ve rode together before, by that I mean, we drove to the start and back home in the same car, I didn’t see him on his bike after the first mile.

    Bob, 100 years? Wow, you don’t look old enough to have been riding that long. Yes bikes are expensive, just another reason I won’t be having any children.

  13. Perhaps whatever is added in the making of tzatziki kills the enzyme(?) which causes me to burp cucumber taste all day long. I had “Mediterranean” food for lunch and had to skip the large chunks of cukes in the salad.

  14. Barb says:

    BTW Bob – Grant made me laugh telling us about you coming in there asking for spokes…… I’m sure I’d do the same thing.

  15. Martha says:

    Its called cucurbitacin and is classified as a steriod…it is also what can make a cucumber bitter. Eating ‘burpless’ cucumbers should help as they contain lesser amounts of the substance.

    (and yes, I know I’m a nerd)

  16. bob says:

    Yeah Barb, I was doing my best to support my local bike shop. I need to stop going in and asking for stuff, I’ll just order online. At least on line you don’t get snarky mechanics trying to embarrass you.

  17. Barb says:

    but Bob – you might order the wrong stuff (LOL)
    He makes fun of me most of the time, when Allan sends me in there…….
    I think Allan ordered them the other day.

  18. bob says:

    Good point, I usually need them to steer me in the right way. I have some hare brained ideas on what I want to do with my bikes.

    And awesome! looking forward to the new bike being complete!

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