Oh man, I am not killing it this week. Last night’s shitty-ass weather / traffic convinced me to go to Twisted Taco with my boss instead of heading home as I was supposed to do. I nearly got into an accident driving the half-mile from the office to Twisted Taco. While there we were joined by a few others we knew and I wound up staying there until 10:00pm; at least by then traffic had subsided.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Eat one chromium-rich food, such as lean meat, whole grain bread or cereal, nuts, or asparagus.

Chromium is a trace mineral that is essential to how the body regulates its blood sugar levels. Many diets are low in chromium, but it’s easy to get a tasty boost from foods that are rich in this micronutrient.

I am not going to eat asparagus, the rest are fair game for me.

I’m tired.

Last night was another night of poor sleep. Thankfully last night I was able to get back to sleep relatively quickly. So while I am tired now I am hoping to catch a second-wind and not be quite as tired as have been the last few afternoons.

A look at my ITP statistics this morning revealed that I had switched my meal counts. Given that I spent last weekend with the Raleigh Royalty, who are vegetarians, I ate no meat then. When I returned on Monday and updated my meal count I accidentally scored all of my vegetarian meals as carnivorous. This has been rectified.

ITP Flickr Pic
Back to having an empty photo tank.

Tonight I’ll be going to Buttermilk Kitchen for their monthly fried chicken dinner. As I thought about this while I was getting ready for work I realized that this will be the third dinner this week that I will consume some form of fried chicken.

I believe that fried chicken is the new bacon.
Of course I have been wrong before…

If it is at all feasible I will be snapping some iPhone photos of the courses delivered so that I will post tomorrow.

Today’s Personal Project
Have fun at Buttermilk Kitchen despite I know that I’ve paid for two seats and was unable to get a date.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to a recent NPR Music podcast
Website Of The Day – Finding yourself with too much free time (not me) they you may want to try to discover new (to you) television shows using Televisor.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I have decided to check once I return from Big Nerd Ranch

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

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 17
Carnivorous Meals – 6

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

August Goals
– still TBD

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
  6. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — by Cal Newport
  7. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life — by Steve Martin

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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18 Responses to Whiff

  1. Martha says:

    Alcohol is terrible for sleeping…just one drink can really upset your sleep patterns. Another thing you should try is getting all the electronics out of the bedroom. The bedroom should be set aside for two things, one of them is sleeping. Anyway, I know you didn’t ask but that’s never stopped me from doling out advice.

    I’m sitting at home today, waiting on the plumber. So here’s a question? How does a tub get so gross when you only take showers? Well, it’s sort of clean now. That tub is 63 years old…it’s never going to look great. That being said, I think we are just going to have it refinish when we do the renovation, not replaced…we will see.

  2. Alcohol is bad for me on so many levels, it’s just I love it so. That being said, tonight’s dinner is BYOB but I am going to drink only water.

    I need to change my whole lifestyle in regards to my house. There are two pieces of electronics that must remain — my alarm clock (an old iPhone) and a wireless router that has a bright green light.

  3. Barb says:

    I wish I could go with you tonight to eat some fried chicken, that sounds so good. But, I’ve got errands to run, and hopefully fit in a yoga class tonight.
    When JoAnna bought the SUP board last weekend, they didn’t have the paddle she wanted so I told her I would buy one, but neither of us wanted to pay the $259-$299 price at that shop. I (or we) need to get to REI & Dicks to see what they have for options. can’t have 2 SUP boards & only 1 paddle. I also need a PFD, you have to have one on the board, just like you need one on a boat.

    Martha – I hate trying to clean a tub. It seems like you scrub & scrub but it doesn’t seem clean. Didn’t Betsy refinish her tub? Keep up posted on teh plumber, I’m curious what happened to your hot water.

  4. Steve says:

    I’m not a huge fan of fried chicken.. I know, please turn in my redneck credentials and wait for the bus to “up north”. My mom would only make it on rare occasions, maybe that’s it.

    Back in the orafice today. Still hacking, but feeling better. Had too much to get done to be out 2 days.

    I’ve had several friends have their tubs resurfaced and they all looked good. And it seems reasonably priced- at least compared to ripping out the old one and replacing it.


  5. Steve says:

    And the electronics in the bedroom she is referring to are things that keep you awake- like a laptop or TV. And a piece of black tape will fix that routers’ light.

  6. Barb says:

    My mom NEVER made fried chicken, in fact, I don’t think we really ever fried anything growing up. But- that just meant KFC was a treat, or any other fried chicken place for that matter. I do wish I could go tonight….
    This fried food talk makes me think I need to go to Greenwood’s in Roswell again sometime, they have really good fried chicken there.

    black electrical tape – yep – we’ve got it covering many electronic lights.

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Oh, I know I haven’t had a television in my bedroom since I was in college. I just mentioned the other items because those are the only electronics save the iPad that I bring in with me when I go to bed.
    I can fall asleep with televisions on, stereos blasting, or the lights turned on, but I can ser that each one of these would cause me to wake up during the night.

  8. Martha says:

    The best fried chicken I ever had was at Greenbrier for a wedding reception. I’m not a big fried chicken fan but it was pretty good.

    And yes, I was referring to iPads, computers, etc. I’m really concerned for my nieces, they’ve had televisions in their rooms since they were toddlers, and most nights fall asleep with it on.

    The plumbers have left, but they are coming back…looks like it will just be a quick fix (looks like the lines are pretty blocked up)…hopefully it will last for a month or two.

  9. Barb says:

    Martha – Glad it something “easy” to figure out at least………

    I have a TV in the bedroom, I don’t fall asleep with it on, but I do tend to stay awake later because of it.

  10. Martha says:

    Well, I’m not sure how easy this is … they’ve just made a second trip for supplies.

    So I was thinking about getting Jerry a tablet for his birthday but it seems he has his heart set on jeep parts…I guess that makes my shopping easier. I’ve also managed to talk him out of a trip to Cinny for labor day weekend! That was going to be no fun for me.

    When I stay at a hotel, I end up watching tv into the wee hours…further proof, I don’t need one in the bedroom.

  11. Debbie says:

    Steve is convinced that my iPad contributes to my sleeplessness. He might be on to something, but I’ll never admit it. Something about the backlit screen is not soothing. Lamplight and a Kindle would probably be a better alternative but I HAVE to read before I go to sleep – I’ve been reading myself to sleep since I was a tyke and it’s just necessary now.

    I love good fried chicken. My mom couldn’t make it worth a darn, but we had a maid growing up that made The.Best.Ever. sadly she died in her early 60s from heart disease. There may be a correlation there eh. She’s the only person I’ve ever met that would salt a green apple – she’d shake a big layer on for every bite.

    Over the rain, can’t ride my new bike or my horse or the lawnmower.

  12. Martha says:

    Debbie that reminds me…last time I visited my sister we took the family to Chili’s, my sister ordered chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, all with extra gravy and a coke. (this after I had a long conversation with the girls about healthy food options) Her reasoning for the order, our Aunt would always order this meal when they went to Chili’s. Uh, the aunt that died in her 60s? after suffering a stroke and years of complications due to uncontrolled diabetes? Oh, okay that makes sense…*sigh*

  13. Debbie says:

    Oy Martha! Could you and your sister be any more different?? That’s a heart attack on a plate and total sodium overload.

  14. Barb says:

    Debbie – maybe get an old fashion real book to read at night? Allan still won’t get on the e-book bandwagon, and trust me, I wish he would, our house is over flowing with real books.

    Martha – I thought you were going to get Jerry a SUP? As I keep learning more about them, it really makes deciding on one that much harder. I was just at Dick’s to look at paddles, they have one made out of a plasatic resin for $649, but I wonder what it is like in the water compared to the other ones I’ve tried that were so much more money……

  15. Martha says:

    ha, no, no SUP this year. Maybe when he gets bored with boxing…and we have some place to store them. Nothing new is coming into this house until after the renovation!

    Debbie, trust me, we couldn’t we any more different than what we are… it was the extra gravy that really got me. The only thing better was when my brother in-law, looked around and declared (with a mouth full of french fries), “I think we must be the four fittest 40-somethings I’ve ever seen”…uh, what??? God my family is entertaining…in the most infuriating way.

  16. Barb says:

    and for Paulie – from one of my favorite websites – who ever writes this stuff always makes me laugh.

  17. That’s FANTASTIC, Barb.

  18. I have a taker for dinner.

    Positive — she’s a she.
    Negative — she’s married.

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