We Flipped On Flip Burger

Sometimes the best laid plans…

Today’s Daily Challenge
Step back, bend one knee so it’s parallel to the floor, and lower the other knee toward the floor.

This challenge is a body resistance exercise that calls on many different muscles of the leg. As you do your lunge, the stretch works the quadriceps (the large muscles at the front of the thighs), hamstrings, gluteal muscles in the backside, and even the muscles of the lower leg.

Boy, that sounds like exercise. PASS!

Hey, Dunwoody Tavern!
With frantic work being performed in order to make a software release this week and traffic building by the minute we made a decision to skip driving to Flip Burger last night and went northward to Dunwoody Tavern instead. It was Miss K’s decision to change plans, and given that she was the honoree yesterday, I was okay with the change in plans.

At Dunwoody Tavern I had too many beers (for my desire to lose weight) and a salad with grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, feta cheese, cranberries, and mandarin orange slices, all of which I topped with a cranberry vinaigrette.

I had to chuckle at the assortment of music played at Dunwoody Tavern during our time there last night. For the most part the music was pure 1980s (including such obscurities as The Fixx’ “Deeper and Deeper”) but every once in a while the music too a clear turn toward strip-club tunes. Our waitress explained that the change in music occurred because people were playing those songs via the jukebox. Uh huh.

I took Miss K back to her apartment and was back in the ‘hood by 10:30pm, where I promptly rested my head on a pillow and went to sleep.

A Different Side Of One Of My Goals
For years I’ve been bitching about my lack of getting an iOS app published; this is a February goal that is not going to happen.

This week I signed up for a Skillshare class called “Designing for iOS 7: Working With and Breaking Conventions” in order to improve the way I think about user interface design, and hopefully get me over the hump of designing the one I have in mind for the app I want to write.

If I understand it correctly this course is really a self-paced online course and won’t require me to be online at any specified time. I hope doing this course will be beneficial for me.

Not Sure About Tonight’s Celebratory Activities
I was thinking about crashing the Tasty China party tonight, but there is also a rumor of one last Taco Mac trip for “Pint Night”. Truth be told, my body would probably be happier if I did neither and rested for an evening. Besides, because of the plans for tomorrow night and the early departure for Florida on Saturday I need to get all of my take-alongs ready tonight for the trip.

Today’s Personal Project
Pack my suitcase for this weekend’s journey.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat and nervous about this software release
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – If I can make the time this weekend I will be reading a couple of the digital magazines that I have stored in my iPad’s Zinio app.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I’ll check when I return 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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19 Responses to We Flipped On Flip Burger

  1. Barb says:

    Paulie – If you (or anyone else) wants to join us at Tasty China, let me know so we get a big enough table.
    We are going for an early bird dinner time, so keep that in mind.

  2. Steve says:

    Crash away, my friend!

    Boner, NFHN Mark (who actually may have a hash name I just can’t remember), and I ran the start of the Lullwater route last night. On the way down Highland just south of Ponce, there was a new Flip Burger, with it’s “Now Open” sign flying. I wondered if that was your destination, but thought it unlikely.

    I adjusted my new shoes last night with $20 sport innersoles. I’m not sure why I should have to pay $100 for shoes and have to replace the inners to get a good fit, but such is the life. After running well for 40 minutes, my legs did not feel beaten with a club, and I can actually walk without pain this morning.

    The first sign of the apocolypse is upon us- Georges got a liquor license! They expect to have the bar ready by next week, although they were pouring a few things last night, and GG did report he had all his stock in, just no where to set it up yet.

    A good crowd for 3rd Wednesday.


  3. Steve says:

    And the early bird special would get you home in time to do your chores. And you’re going to Florida, so you might as well get yused to the early bird specials!

  4. Barb says:

    you know, I really had never realized that George’s didn’t have liquor. wow….

  5. Steve says:

    I always thought it odd myself, because it certainly has that “vibe”. It will be interesting to see how it works out for them. I told GG I wouldn’t expect the Wednesday night crowd to start drinking hard liquor. I might have one, but the novelty will wear off and beer will rule.

  6. That Flip Burger, formerly Richard Blais’ HD One, was a possibility. However, we more than likely would have gone to the one on Howell Mill (the original Flip Burger) since that’s where we’ve eaten both times before.

    I’ll let you know Barb. Unfortunately it looks extremely unlikely since our software isn’t running as we’d like.

    No hard liquor for me, I do more than enough damage with beer and wine.

  7. Martha says:

    I’m with you Barb, I never realized George’s didn’t serve booze, but I never really thought about it either.

    I actually left the house last night. I met Jenka in Ormewood Park, we checked out the food trucks but a combination of no place to sit and kids running wild sent us off to Little Azio’s for dinner. She then joined me for a quick tour of the house. They got most of the hardwood flooring laid yesterday and the new path from the porch to the driveway poured.

    I’m beginning to see a tiny light at the end of this tunnel.

    Well one more day of being signle…Jerry is staying on extra night in Miami.

  8. Barb says:

    I can’t wait to see the house Martha – its going to be so nice when its all done!

    I didn’t leave the house once I got home from work, I watched too many back to back episodes of Scandal. I should have never figured out the Netflix streaming on the big TV, this is detrimental to my health.

  9. ITP Lurker says:

    Paulie, this book should be on your radar as well for user interface design: http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Make-Think-Revisited-Usability/dp/0321965515

  10. Jenka says:

    Martha’s house looks so great! It’s so much bigger than the old one! The best parts are the front and back porches. I’m looking forward to having many dranks on one or the other of those porches.

  11. Thanks “Lurker”, I’ve added that to my Amazon Wish List.

    Silly Jenka, you know Martha doesn’t drank any more. 🙂

  12. Martha says:

    Martha doesn’t drink *much* anymore…it’s not like I have (*much of*) a problem.

    I’m thinking house warming party sometime toward the end of March…I’ll let you all know soon.

    Change of plans, Jerry will be home tonight after all…

  13. Barb says:

    Weekend of 3/21-3/23 we are camping with the Knoll/Kahn’s down at High Falls State park. (anyone else is invited too).
    Hopefully that won’t be the party weekend. That’s also Black Rock, which I forgot about when booking the campsites, but we probably wouldn’t go to Black Rock anyway.

  14. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I’m so far out of the hashing loop that I don’t even think about Blank Rock any more. Looks like I am free that weekend, maybe I will join you guys for camping.

  15. bob says:

    Funny, I never thought about George’s not having liquor either. To me it is not the place to go and have a mixed drink, it’s always been a burger and a beer place.

    Paulie, hopefully you can join us for some camping. We plan on riding the Dauset trails too which are close by.

  16. Steve says:

    I will, with a little luck, be in Colorado Springs on USACs dime- if the doctors ever get their act together. Hopefully, some idea of schedule going forward will happen at tomorrows’ visit.

  17. bob says:

    Awesome Steve! I hope it all works out!

  18. Barb says:

    Steve- if you are still checking in here, Allan is alreadfy home, so whenever you get there is fine.

  19. Steve says:

    Okee dokee.

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