“Celebration Week” Continues

Remember when “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” used to (and may still) have theme weeks? This week’s theme in my life seems to be “Celebration Week” where I go out to eat and drink to celebrate one thing or another.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Lessen symptoms of eyestrain by giving yourself a one-minute eyelid massage.

Our eyes are busy! Between working at a computer, reading, or doing crafts or close work, it’s not hard for them to develop eyestrain and muscle tension. Massaging the muscles around the eye can help provide some relief from sore muscles. Bonus: Taking a moment to relax and focus on yourself is good for your well-being.

You know, last week after ITP-Reader Barb mentioned that app that checked her posture I bought an app to remind me to get up and look away from the computer. I should start using that today.

Hey, I Know You!
Yesterday was my boss’ birthday; Hank turned fifty.

To celebrate Hank’s birthday we — Miss K, I, and he — convened at Taco Mac after work. I was bummed by a long, hard day of work capped off by horrible traffic that would keep me away from the TechCrunch Meetup at the Fox Theatre, but happy to try and help my boss and friend cope with turning the Big 5-0.

As I arrived at our table I looked over to the next one and saw Deposit Slit and Oops sitting there, apparently at some Atlanta Ski (And Snowboard!) Club get together. As I pointed them out to Hank he realized that he also knew someone sitting at that table.

Not five minutes later Hank saw someone he knows from the Georgia Aquarium, where he’s a volunteer, enter Taco Mac. And then in talking with her we found out that she is friends with one of the Taco Mac waiters that we’ve known since we first met him working at Chuy’s.

It may not be a small world, but at least for one night it was a small Taco Mac.

Same Old Saw
I need to find time to get exercise (daily preferably). When I return from Florida next week this desire will be one of my top missions. I’d say that I’d start this mission today, but I know that I won’t have the time until I return, or at least until I am down in Florida. Even though there are no gyms that I can go to while visiting my mother I will bring walking/running attire and try to make time to do something. Hey, maybe I should bring a camera with me as well….

Tonight’s “Celebration”
Miss K has a one-way plane ticket to Seattle for this Saturday. In order to help her cope with leaving (which is much easier than coping with turning fifty I assume) we will be heading to Flip Burger for dinner and drinks tonight. Flip Burger is one of the Atlanta restaurants that she loves (we visited there for my birthday as well as hers) that she knows she can’t get in Seattle.

Ya Think He’s A Hasher?
While reading an article about a craft beer / food truck roundup in my old town of Huntsville, Alabama I saw mention of a food truck known as On-On Tacos.

Let’s face it, if you are a hasher and you hear the phrase “on-on” don’t you immediately think that the associated topic has ties to hashing? I think a quick look at On-On Tacos’ logo confirmed my suspicion. You’ll have to click on the link above to see what I am talking about because I could not figure out how to import their logo here.

Today’s Personal Project
Limit my food and alcohol intake.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – very, very fat
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Looking at the prices being charged by food trucks I can’t help but think they are just a passing fad. Perhaps someday they will be listed on Crazy Fads. Oh wait, they already are!
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – will check again next week.

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 3 (3 cardio)

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

February Goals
– have European trip plans in place, if not carved in stone
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to fix all of the sinks at the ITP Estate
– walk no fewer than 75 miles
– publish an app to the iOS AppStore (new)

2014 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
– 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
– Sell the ITP Estate (tentative)

2014 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Continue to 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)

Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2014

  1. “Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin
  2. “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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15 Responses to “Celebration Week” Continues

  1. Barb says:

    We are thinking about going to a wine tasting next Wed. at Savi Provisions, in the same shopping center as Flip Burger. If we can get to Buckhead early enough, we might have to check the place out.

    I think my exercise tonight will be to walk up to the convenience store & buy a lottery ticket. Not that I think I will ever actually win, but I can waste $1 or $2 to dream of the chance I have the $400 million winning ticket.

  2. In an odd twist of fate I may be taking Miss K to the airport on Saturday. She needs to be at the airport at the same time I am planning on passing it on my drive to Florida so I may be a mensch and take her.

  3. Steve says:

    On On Tacos!! That’s pretty funny that they would tie in hashing and tacos.

    Work is nuts- trying to wrap up the loose ends on a project that has been going on for over a year(!) and the last stragglers don’t want to cooperate! What a PITA.

    There will be Tasty China tomorrow- in an effort to get a certain CX bike back on the “road”, we decided we would join the Groves for a little TC therapy. If you are so inclined, please join us. Meet at the Garage Mahal at 5 or so.

    Martha, the house pics look amazing!! I hope you are feeling better.

    Tonight, 3rd Wednesday at Georges.


  4. Debbie says:

    Cute logo and I like their menu – not enough to road trip of course.

    Tied to the house for the next two hours waiting on the cable company tech to come by and replace our modem. Must remember to ask him for a new remote. Ours is a leeetle chewed up and the back button is defunct. Thanks Farley.

    I’d like to try Flip Burger some time. Their milk shakes sound amazing!

    Looking forward to Tasty China and some Grove time – twice in one week, I almost feel like we don’t live in the boonies!

  5. Barb says:

    Tasty China tomorrow night – yum, yum!
    and Debbie – I was trying to figure out if we could do another movie Saturday, what else does Allan not want to see since he is working?

    Those tacos seemed a little pricy, but what do I know.

  6. In general I think food truck pricing is too high, which is why I haven’t been seeking them out recently.

    Who knows, you may see me at George’s tonight, or at Tasty China tomorrow night. 🙂

  7. Ronnie says:

    Does Miss K know anyone in Seatle? If not (or if she wants to) we can hook her up with people thru our friend Cheryl who is from there. PS c u Saturday

  8. bob says:

    I love the concept of food trucks, being able to get real food at random places instead of some crappy hot dog or something is nice. I do think they are over priced which will be their ultimate failure.

    I wish I could join you guys at TC but Thursday night is dirt and tacos night. Night ride followed by Mr. Taco. I have one more Snake Creek ride to train for, going to get that belt buckle if it kills me.

  9. Steve says:

    I’ll speak for Debbie, as her brother is coming over (if not staying over) in order to do some repairs- Saturday is a working day!!

  10. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    She’s moving to Seattle to be with her husband and work for Microsoft.

  11. Debbie says:

    Yep, this weekend is out for movies for me. :-/

    Cable man cometh, repaireth and departeth.

  12. Steve says:

    I don’t know what we’ll do with a remote that isn’t chewed and all of the buttons work!

  13. martha says:

    Finally I’m back home. I had to drive up to Kennesaw today to pick out granite for the counter tops…wow, another overwhelming decision. So many choices. But I think I picked a good one. Hardwood floors are going in today and cabinets on Monday…getting closer.

    I’m feeling much better today, last night was bad. I thought I was going to have to go to the hospital at one point. This has sucked, I’ve never been this sick in my life. Part of me is glad Jerry isn’t here, the other part wishes he was. (he’d probably be in the first camp).

    I think the food trucks should be back in Ormewood Park tonight.

  14. Barb says:

    Granite is tough. did you go lighter or darker? And – how dark are your cabinets?

  15. martha says:

    Are cabinets are pretty dark, we/I went with a lighter top (River White)…it has some interesting brown/burgundy markings, hopefully it will pop nicely with the dark brown cabinets.

    Of course it was over budget…but totally doable and worth the extra cost (which really isn’t that much in the grand scheme of things). They will be out early next week to measure and draw the template, then another week before they are installed.

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