Not really. I did hear that Alton Brown is going to be playing an early show (5pm) at Smith’s Olde Bar with his band (it’s a warmup gig for a larger tour next year) on Friday, October 11th. Unfortunately for me I’ve already ponied up for the Cheese Festival that same night.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Stand and step forward with your right leg, extend your left leg behind you, and raise both arms.
This challenge is a triple threat! It helps to strengthen your core as you engage the muscles in your midsection to complete the stretch. It provides a quick way to work on your balance as you count to five on each side. And finally, it offers a nice stretch to the muscles in your shoulders – ones that often become tight and inflexible.
I think I need to stretch a lot more than I am today. Right now my right foot’s tendon is starting to act up. It’s probably a great time to retire the shoes I’ve been walking in recently. If only there were an activity that I could do in which my shoes would get destroyed, oh I don’t know, by slogging through swamps perhaps…
What Is “Who’s Kicking Ass Again?” Alex
Last night I joined ITP-Reader Stacy along with non-ITP-Readers Aron (aka “Yassir Creamer”) and Bill (whoa, that was odd to type) (aka “Bunny Banger”) for some Mellow Mushroom team trivia. Because ITP-Reader Barb was absent due to getting a massage I wondered about calling our team “Massaging Our Egos” last night, but I never suggested it.
Even with only four teams competing last night’s victory was not guaranteed, in part because of a gaff made by Bunny and me on a question on which we wagered seven points. In the end “Supermodel Tenant” prevailed! The kids have another $50 in house cash in their coffer.
I shared a medium Holy Shitake! pizza with Aron last night and somehow managed not to order a beer.
One Veggie. Two Veggie. Three Veggie?
Did I really eat three vegetarian meals yesterday? You betcha!
For breakfast I ate a couple of scoops of almond butter (as I do).
For lunch I ate a veggie burger (sans fries thankyouverymuch).
For dinner I ate a vegetarian pizza.
Whoa, who the fuck am I?
Doing The Math Spoils The Fun
I am not naive but I do expect some truth in advertising. When Scoutmob sent out an email including a “Hand Picked” offer for brunch at East Atlanta’s Argosy I was ready to jump on it.
And then I read the description:
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- Two piping-hot mugs of joe to kick things off
- Two brunch entrees, each served with a side of fresh fruit (pro-tip: there’s no better way to start the day off than with the extra-hearty steak and eggs)
- Two Bloody Marys or mimosas, plus refills for a mere $5
For $29 (tax and tip not included), “Regular Price” $58
$58? What? No way!
I then tried to do the math, which is a little hard because neither the coffee or alcoholic drinks are listed on the online menu. But let’s try anyway.
Let’s assume coffee is $3, which may be a bit high; two of these would cost $6.
The highest-priced brunch menu item is $14; two of these would cost $28.
So far we’re at $34, $24 to go. Are you to tell me that a Bloody Mary or Mimosa is $12? I call bullshit.
Now $29 may be a fair price to pay (Remember to factor in tax and tip! And they ptobably expect to be tipped on the “Regular Price” as well.) for what you are getting, but the slimy pricing tactics have really turned me off purchasing any more of Scoutmob’s deals.
Today’s Personal Project
Take me out to the ballgame? I am supposed be going to tonight’s Braves game. When I looked at the weather yesterday it was predicted to be much nicer than it is currently. Pity I didn’t pack my laundry as a backup plan.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – my feet hurt, my waist is too big, but I’m trying to get passed these
Current Music – iTunes Radio, my Hüsker Dü channel playing Echo & The Bunnymen’s “The Cutter” — ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS EVAH!
Website Of The Day – I’ve been rediscovering Mac websites. Today’s rediscovery is MacStories.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~5.0 miles
Morning Weigh-In – I check again some day. For today I’ll just call myself morbidly obese.
Foot Mileage – ~27.9 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 29
Carnivorous Meals – 28
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
- 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
- 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
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — by Cal Newport
- Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life — by Steve Martin
- Who Am I: A Memoir — by Pete Townshend