In A Fog

I have a lot of work to accomplish today and I woke up this morning with my head in a fog. By the time I rolled out of bed, nearly literally, it was past 7:30am and I knew that I was in for a slow commute. Unfortunately I was spot-on, after a stop at QT for gas, breakfast, and cash I just arrived at the office.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Share your favorite way to enjoy canned fish, like tuna, salmon, or sardines.

Fish are rich in nutrients and omega-3 fats, even if they come from a can. The healthy fats found in fish can protect you from heart disease, so it’s a good idea to eat fish twice a week. Cans make eating fish more convenient, and they often cost less than fresh or frozen.

I like to make tuna salad. The difference between my tuna salad and most others is that I use mustard instead of mayonnaise.

Fun Night At Henry’s
My boss, also named “Henry”, and I took MARTA to midtown to meet up with his friend Kandace on her birthday. Henry’s, whose nicely-shaded deck sits along Tenth Street at Juniper, was a fun place to sit and people watch.

The three of us sat there drinking and at one point a large piece of cheesecake was delivered in honor of the birthday girl. Fortunately for me the cake was accompanied by three spoons, so I was able to partake.

After perusing the menu I chuckled aloud and then told Hank that I could relive my time in Brussels by ordering Belgium beer, an order of steamed mussels, and some french fries. I did not however, the closest I returned to my journey was drinking Three Taverns’ beer called “A Night In Brussels” IPA. For food I ordered the patty melt, which was good but severely overcooked given that I asked for it to be cooked to “medium”. I’m used to this so I didn’t even consider sending it back and besides, we were there to have fun, not to squabble about the doneness of my burger.

The night ended by hoofing it back to MARTA, taking the train up to Perimeter Mall, and then driving all the way back down to East Atlanta where I promptly went to bed. Had I a clean shirt at the office, or the desire to head to Target first thing in the morning I probably would have slept at the office instead of spending the fifty minutes to drive home.

ITP Flickr Pic
“St Paul’s” (Frankfurt, Germany)
St Paul's In Frankfurt, Germany
At least I think this is St Paul’s.

Your eyes do not deceive you, today’s photo is larger than most I post. This is because I have little to write about today and I wanted this three-image-panorama to really stand out.

A Night Off
I plan to work late today and then head straight home. My body could probably benefit from a night of abstaining from alcohol consumption and some proper sleep. Tomorrow and Thursday will be really busy days too so I should probably rest for those as well.

Today’s Personal Project
Clear my head.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – foggy
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Probably should have found Take Your Big Trip before taking my big trip, but I’m sure I’ll have others coming soon.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car, slowly
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking tomorrow

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

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

August Goals
– clear out a room’s worth of things I no longer wish to own for the rest of my life
– hire a plumber to come in and fix the “small” repairs
– contact a realtor to make a hit list of things that need to change before the house can be listed

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
  3. “Chaos: Making a New Science” by James Gleick
  4. “What’s So Funny?: My Hilarious Life” by Tim Conway

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5 Responses to In A Fog

  1. Steve says:

    Good to know you enjoyed your meal. The place looks interesting, and now that I know they have mussels, I might have to make my way there for lunch.

    The latest news on the sale of JEFDSDR is we had an offer! The folks with the 62 acres loved the place and made a full price offer with a 90 day contingency- so basically we take it off the market while they sell their property. Unfortunately, they did not want to put any skin in the game (i.e. $). We only wanted 10k, and that was certainly negotiable. So they now take their chances on the house selling and we still have to keep the place clean! Easy come, easy go.

    There should be exercise tonight, but it looks like it’s supposed to be hot and getting hotter as the week goes along.

    Barb, the camping looks like fun!


  2. Wow, I hope for your sake that this buyer comes through. Of course it’s going to be a little sad not having the Moreland Day Spa around for biking, swimming, and dominoes.

  3. Martha says:

    “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

    That is all….

  4. Steve says:

    Yippee!!! Bon voyage and don’t let the screendoor hit you on the way out!

  5. Barb says:

    A little road trip home, painters are done. Looks great, we are just poorer.
    Lake is awesome, temperature perfect, needed a blanket sleeping. So far so good with Travis & the 3 kids. It’s only about 25 minutes to the campground from the house, might have to come up here again.

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