Where were you that day?

I was seated at a computer, I can’t recall whether it was my ancient Compaq desktop or my behemoth HP laptop, running Windows 95 penning the very first post for the “Inside The Perimeter” blog. Back then I was using Blogspot (perhaps before they were even bought by Google) as well as LiveJournal.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Eat one nondairy food that’s high in calcium, such as broccoli, kale, tofu, or almonds.

When most of us think of calcium-rich foods, we think of milk, cheese, yogurt, and the like. Although the calcium in these foods is good for us, too much dairy can be unhealthy because of its high saturated fat content and possible link to some cancers. By trying out a new calcium source that isn’t dairy, you may discover different and delicious ways of getting this important nutrient.

I will be eating out tonight (not a surprise) but somewhere better than my normal solo dinner in celebration of Inside The Perimeter’s ninth anniversary.

(C’mon Apple, I spelled it “Dopplegänger” and you couldn’t immediately spellcheck that?)

Twice last week I was asked about being in a place that I was not. Earlier in the week a coworker accused me of being in her neighborhood (near the Hooch) and on Sunday I was asked if I was at the Grant Park Farmers Market.

In the latter case I asked if I were supposed to be at the farmers market (hey, I’m old I can forget these things) or if I had a doppelgänger to which my friend returned a text “The latter. LOL.”

I wonder if these guys have better luck with the ladies. Hell, how could they have worse luck?

Can We Bottle This Weather?
How could I not walk last night? My boss and I set out around the Perimeter Mall area and beat a path about 5.6 miles long.

The weather was absolutely perfect for being outside and it gave me the opportunity to avoid the undoubtedly shitty traffic that was trying to get to the dome for last night’s football game.

ITP Flickr Pic
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, you can still bring up Inside The Perimeter’s Blogspot Page!

Who is that handsome, bearded young man pictured on that site?

An Early Anniversary Present? For Me?
If you know me well you know that I am not much of a gloater.


I’ll admit that I did not see the game-winning field goal, no I was long asleep by then. After my walk I decided to drive straight home and eat the remainder of last week’s sausage and cheese purchase for dinner as I watched the Jets v. Falcons.

I think my voice is partially awry today because of my yells of happiness when the Jets stopped the Falcons at the goal line to end the first half.

I watched a little of the beginning of the third quarter before heading into bed. At that time I assumed my Jets would collapse and I wouldn’t want to stay up late to watch that.

Speaking of collapse, how about them Braves?

Geez, if I could just get UGA to lose again (perhaps to Florida) this will be an awesome Autumn for me.

Today’s Personal Project
Celebrate with a nice dinner. My original plan was pushed back until tomorrow night because my dinner companions could not go out tonight. You’ll either read about this outing tomorrow or Thursday.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – pretty okay, still have some major projects that need to be completed
Current Music – Since there is no “Anniversary Station” I’m giving iTunes Radio’s built-in “iTunes Top 100-Alternative” station a go; it’s currently playing Imagine Dragons — “Demons”
Website Of The Day – According to Hallmark’s Anniversary Gift Ideas today is either the “Pottery/Willow” or “Leather” anniversary, depending on whether you follow the traditional or modern list. Perhaps I’ll buy myself a new black belt tonight, my last one came apart.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – MARTA
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~5.6 miles
Morning Weigh-In – 213 pounds (October 1)

Foot Mileage – ~5.6 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 7
Carnivorous Meals – 11

Marta Rides To Work – 2
Bike Rides To Work – 0

October Goals
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to replace my malfunctioning faucets
– submit to important documents, neither of which I can talk about at this time
– walk no fewer than 75 miles

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 2004-October-08

  1. Barb says:

    I decided not to watch the football game, but flipped over to it very late to see the score. (in fact, Allan & I have decided maybe we will only watch games we don’t give a damn about, so much less aggravating). Ended up watching the sorry end (for the Falcons), but thinking, at least Paulie will be happy tomorrow morning.

    I cleaned up the floor tile so it is already to grout tonight, it does look pretty damn good even without the grout. I’d post a picture here tomorrow, but this blog doesn’t allow that (does it?) Paulie, you might have to log into FB. We will be eating left over chicken chili for dinner tonight, unless this grout thing goes fast, then I might make something else.

  2. I’ve yet to figure out how you can upload a photo to share. You could probably link to the FB photo, or I could log into FB to see it. 🙂

  3. Martha says:

    Well it is official, as of 3 pm yesterday I doubled my debt. Now I’m just waiting to hear back from the contractor about setting up a schedule. FYI, if you go to the PODS website for a quote, be prepared for lots and lots of emails….

    I also got a new laptop yesterday. While it wasn’t quite the ordeal of the home loan, my quest wasn’t without its challenges. After looking for a couple of weeks, I finally bought a deal on WOOT.com…for the record, I will never order from them. Long story short, I placed my order on Sept 24 and there is still a broken laptop sitting in my living room. No customer service at all from them.

    So today I’m trying to get things moved from my old desktop to the new laptop, install all the programs, etc. For some reason only my music files are showing up on the network, so i’m having to move pictures and document via a USB drive…now that is not working because I think the monitor finally crapped out…thank goodness I’ve got more time on my hands than I know what to do with….

  4. Woot is owned by Amazon now, I’m surprised the customer service is lacking.

  5. Stacy says:

    Huh! What a coincidence, Martha. Up until yesterday, I never ever owned a laptop in my life (I know… RIGHT?! Like, what year is it?) but mine arrived too. I still have the PC desktop at home, my beautiful Mac daddy of a Mac at work (that I wish were mine but, alas, is not) and the iPhone for on-the-go….but realized it’s about time to get with the times especially since they’re so affordable these days and my desktop is, like, ANCIENT. Hoping it’ll help me get back into actually writing again too, especially since I can be all hipster like the rest of you kids and do it while drinking limited-time pumpkin ales at the local brew pub now. But Martha, that’s how I related to your Facebook post this morning about learning Windows 8 — had to laugh out loud. Gonna take me a bit too!

    See what you miss not being on FB, Paulie? Camaraderie! 😉 You also missed I had a killer night at trivia last night, but we did end up in 2nd place (came down to the last question).

    Happy Anniversary to the ITP Blog! It’s been fun. Hope it makes it at least another 9 more. 😀 Have you decided where you’re celebrating? Maybe my laptop can come meet your (laptop)(notebook)(iPad)(tablet)(iPhone) — Lord knows which one(s) you have with you today. 😉

  6. Steve says:

    Happy Analversary to the blog. I think we have as much fun as you- I certainly do.

    I rode a little on my CX bike last night- laps around the big pasture. Still working on gettin my position right- the frame angles are different enough I’m stretched out a bit compared to my road ride. Legion, the foxhound followed me around for a few laps, but when he figured out I wasn’t going anywhere, he gave up. The shifting problem is still there and I think it’s just an issue of too much chain in the small chainring.

    Braves… haven’t watched a whole game all season but finally got a little interested and look what happens.

    I was waiting for the J E T S, Jets, Jets, Jets.


  7. Stacy, I can’t believe I didn’t think about trivia last night! I guess I was too focused on the Jets v. Falcons. And today I signed up for some nerd night next Monday. (psst, this is called “networking”)

  8. Barb says:

    Julio Jones has a foot injury – Falcons season is pretty done……

  9. Yep, just like my cycling season was cut short because of my foot injury.

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