Too Busy

This post has already been interrupted by the 9-to-5 once and is soon to be interrupted again. I’ll keep this rather short.

That’s what she said.

Wait, that makes no sense at all.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Stand and lift your arms overhead, raise one knee and drop elbows, then repeat on the other side.

Your abdominal muscles see a lot of action in this challenge! Stronger abdominals are part of a strong core, which improves your posture and helps with everyday activities like bending, twisting, and turning. It’s also a good quick stretch for your arms and legs – and it gets your heart pumping, too.

Duluth, Duluth, Duluth Is On Fire
Last night I drove out to Gwinnett Arena with a coworker to attend the Cage the Elephant Muse show. Since traffic appeared to be shitty heading to Gwinnett (SPOILER ALERT!) I decided to take Peachtree Industrial all the way up to Sugarloaf Parkway; this took some time but I think that I made the correct choice.

Credit to be given to the food vendors inside Gwinnett Arena. It’s odd to think that I’ve been out to the arena for a handful of concerts and Gladiators games but have never eaten inside before. Last night I ate a rather large chicken burrito ($8.50) which rivaled any that I would get in any of Atlanta’s chain “Mexican” shops for not that much more than I would spend at one. I also consumed two Fat Tires which were predictably overpriced ($7.50) given the venue.

Oh yeah, the concert was a lot of fun! And as you will see in today’s photo I was nowhere near the stage.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Lasers And Cellphones”
Lasers And Cellphones
I was amazed how many people spend nearly the entire concert photographing or videoing it.

Is The Seventh Time The Charm?
I *think* that I’ve finally convinced my health insurance company to communicate with the lab that did the urine/blood work for the physical I had in January in order that the latter can get paid $450 by the former.

And it only too me seven calls to get the deal done.

Or so I think. I’ll know if I am wrong if I receive another bull from the lab in October.

Blast From The Past
I’ll be meeting up with ITP-Reader Laura (aka “I Know That Trick”) tonight to relive our past. Tonight the two of us will be going to see Butch Walker perform at Variety Playhouse in Little 5 Points.

I have history with Walker’s old band The Marvelous Three, and a great story about the time Laura and I met Butch Walker outside Gravity Pub (RIP) on Thursday night while throwing darts.

It’ll be a fun night and I’m looking forward to it.

Today’s Personal Project
Have fun tonight.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – slowly, very slowly getting better
Current Music – silence as I try to knock this out so that I can get back to work
Website Of The Day – A friend of mine sent me an invite to Unroll Me a service that tries to help you reduce the noise in your email inbox (and there is a lot of noise in mine these days).
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I’ll check next week

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

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 5
Carnivorous Meals – 5

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

September Goals
– exercise no fewer than twenty days (and I’m starting on Day 3 so I have my work cut out for me)
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to replace my malfunctioning faucets

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
  8. Who Am I: A Memoir — by Pete Townshend

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Too Busy

  1. Steve says:

    Ahh Gravity Pub. Such fun memories. Great jukebox, ahead of the curve on tater tots, darts, MC, Whiner, IKTT, Chad getting banned. Fun times.

    Optho say the eye is much better and to just finish off the antibiotics. I’ll be back to drinking soon!

    Debbie brought home a foster fox hound yesterday and I was a bit annoyed. I had forgotten I had reluctantly agreed to it some months ago. We ran an errand last night and returned home to find the dog had vanished. A quick call to the fox hunt staff and they said he’d just find his way home (a couple of miles) and not to worry. I hope so!!


  2. Barb says:

    Hope the foster dog finds his way home.
    Speaking of lost dogs, the little dog that caused the accident in front of my house last week got back to his owner. The neighbor said the chip wasn’t registered, so she just took him for a walk around the ‘hood & eventually they got near his house & she figured out where he lived.

    SLUT hash is near my house tonight, but a guy is coming by with a bike that he needs a specialty tool Allan of course has. I hope it doesn’t take all night,b ut we could always jsut crash the end of the hash.

    and Steve- your parts aren’t in yet – I just called Cycleworks myself.

  3. Steve says:

    Thanks Barb. I figured as much. As much as I’ve been riding (zilch), any idea of gettin a race in this season is quickly fleeting.

  4. Barb says:

    I havent ridden in forever as well. Almost went out last night, but didn’t want to deal with traffic around the house, & didn’t feel like getting the rack on the car & heading to Roswell. So, I decided to walk to the grocery store & get a few light weight things – its a 3 mile walk.

    Hopefully Sunday we can ride, hopefully Allan will get some sleep at the firehouse, they have been having lots of stupid calls (meaning no fires or any actual medical emergencies) all night it seems recently.

  5. Steve says:

    And now that he left the airport, they have an actual fire!

  6. Barb says:

    with Allan’s luck that firehouse he was at was probably the one at the airport that wasn’t called out to that T gate fire.

  7. Martha says:

    Oh boy, paperwork is signed and has been sent back to the lender, fingers crossed nothing else goes haywire. Looks like we have renovation accomidations taken care of as well. I saw my boss today as I was scanning documents and he said the offer of using his empty, Mid-town condo is still good (at no charge), yeah!!

    There is probably still 6-8 weeks before we can break ground, once the loan closes we still have to get the permits. But I’m seeing a little, tiny speck of light at the end of the tunnel.

    I ran last night for the first time in weeks, in no small part to Jenka, dragging me out of my house kicking and screaming. She had to wait on me a few times, but it wasn’t as bad as I imagined.

    You can’t leave a hound unattended, they will always follow their nose, usually straight into trouble. Even old, slow Ruben some how managed a trip (unharmed) across Moreland Ave one day. A fox hound could go miles and miles…

    As for Gravity, don’t forget the creepy old basement, man, what was I thinking???

  8. Steve says:

    I only ventured into the basement a few times- all hash related.

    We really didn’t worry about him. I knew that little jog of 4 miles or so would be nothing- hi would have to cross Ga 54, but in the evening and there’s never much traffic.

    My comment on you and Jenka’s FB post got lost somewhere. You were going to pump her and my comment was I wanted to watch! 😉

    Good luck on the paperwork. A vacant condo in midtown- what a sweet deal!

  9. Barb says:

    Martha – excellent deal on the load ppwk! And – the condo in midtown, that will be fun for a while too! Maybe Paulie shoud buy it (& sell his house) after you are done with it?

    6-8 weeks for permits in the City of Atlanta? that seems quick (unfortunately), but if you don’t need any variances, you might be able to get it done in that time frame.

  10. Debbie says:

    Congrats Martha!! Hopefully things will move along smoothly now!

    The foxhound returneth! When I got back from riding this morning he was gallivanting around our front field. Of course by the time I got unloaded and unhooked from the horse trailer, he off to the races again.

    On a hunch I went to the farm across the street which has large open fields and he was loping around over there. He came to the truck and since I had some yummy treats he was easy to catch.

    Now to figure out how to keep him in. He climbed right out of the 5′ chain link, so he’ll have to be in a stall until I figure out a solution for his run.

    He would make someone a fabulous running partner. I’ll be inundating everyone with his info soon. 😉

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