Just An Average Thursday

I tried calling my mother last night at 10:00pm but she wasn’t home yet. Some days her ability to go out and play bingo until 10:30pm on a weeknight astounds me.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Sit cross-legged, bend forward with your arms in front of you, and lean to each side five times.

This yoga-inspired stretch will wake up the muscles in your hips, sides, and back. Tight muscles can limit your movements and lead to soreness in your back, hips, and shoulders. Stretching after a period of inactivity – like sleeping or sitting – can reduce tightness in your muscles

Do they mean sit Indian-style? 😉

Walkin’ Then Drinkin’
To give our aged bodies a rest the boss and I did a six-mile walk in the post-work hot, humid afternoon yesterday. By the time we were through we both needed a cold beverage so we drove down to our new-favorite hangout Lucky’s Burger & Brew. I completely trashed the workout with two bottles of Bell’s Two-Hearted IPA and an order of tater tots with chili.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Hand Made Fashion”
Hand Made Fashion
Of course this was not made by my hands. This shirt was hand made by my old friend Sother, who out of the goodness of his heart also sent it to me for free.

Big Demo Day
Knock on wood, 90% of my app is ready to be demonstrated to the boss’ boss this afternoon. Of course I am reliant on the still-in-development server component to feed my app data, but that issue is beyond my control.

Regardless of whether this app becomes a (niche) hit I’ve gained some much-needed skills by developing it.

Weekend’s A Comin’
Earlier in the week I mentioned some potential weekend plans. If you like the beer drinking there is a lot happening this weekend, but I think that I am going to stick to my plan of riding my mountain bike up the belt line (unless it gets to be too crowded in which case I’ll take to the street) to for their Saturday tasting. I’m told by ITP-Reader Stacy (aka “Cheese Nips”) that she’ll be volunteering Saturday afternoon, so if nothing else I’ve got that goin’ for me.

Sunday will definitely be a play-it-by-ear sort of day. There is a part of me that is clamoring to return to the Black Sheep Hash for “Catch the Crabs” but the weather at this point is sketchy. (Lest we not forget that “Catch the Crabs” was the hash of the infamous lightning strike that scared the shit out of the hashers that day). I also need to do laundry. I also need to clean up the debris that has entered my yards during the past week. And of course I need to start clearing out the house so that I can eventually call the realtor.

Today’s Personal Project

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, need to keep pushing the envelope.
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Speaking of Sother, he’s in this contest on Edible Manhattan through the end of the month, in which he is in a neck-and-neck battle for first place. I’ve been voting for him ever day.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~6.0 miles
Morning Weigh-In – checking tomorrow, know I won’t like what I see

Foot Mileage – ~10.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – ~0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 2 (2 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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13 Responses to Just An Average Thursday

  1. Steve says:

    A pretty good day- a warm to hot run at lunch, then watched Jens almost pull out an upset at USPCC. That would have been something.

    We have an appointment tomorrow at 11 to see the FSBO I found on my ride the other evening. Debbie called and spoke with them and it sounds like it’s right up our alley. And the 60 acres that our buyer needs to move has some interest from some folks in VA, so maybe all the stars are aligning.

    I’m ready for a weekend. Have a great one y’all.


  2. Shoot, I forgot to mention that last night I found out that the Twisted Taco across from Perimeter Mall has closed. I knew they had a management change but I didn’t know that things had gotten that bad.

  3. Barb says:

    Hash Happy hour is at Tasty china tonight………. in case anyone is interested.

  4. Martha says:

    Kids don’t/can’t say indian style these days, it is now called criss-cross applesauce, according to the 7 and 12 year olds in my life.

    My car is acting up, I drove Jerry’s Camry today, but he’ll be taking it with him for the weekend so I’ll be sticking close to home (unless I get a wild hair and take the jeep for a spin).

    Have a great weekend everyone.

  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Yeah, I knew about the PC change away from “Indian” thought I can’t say I completely understand why they tacked “applesauce” onto “cross cross” just because it rhymes.

  6. Jenka says:

    You’re going to ride your bike up the Beltline to where?

    Martha, what’s wrong with the Escape? Do you want us to pick you up tomorrow? We’re going to a party at Nancy and Ken’s house after our shift, FYI.

    Barb, saw you went to La Violette (I know they changed the name to Violette, but I don’t care) last night. I love that place! It’s really good, reasonably priced French food. It’s my go-to since French American Brasserie closed. Although, to be fair, it always would’ve been my go-to ‘cept it’s so damn far away. What’d you have?

  7. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Crap, I guess I forgot to fill int the link for Orpheus Brewing.

  8. Martha says:

    Thanks for the offer but I was planning on riding my bike anyway…plus, I have plans myself for afterwards.

    Not sure what is going on, I was close to home yesterday and just lost power, the engine was running, but nothing happens when I step on the gas. I was able to pull over, restart the engine and it was fine…but it did the same thing this morning on the way to the gym. Not a big deal on side streets but I don’t want it to happen on the connector.

  9. Barb says:

    Jenka- I had 3 glasses of wine. We never got around to eating, just sat at the bar bullshitting…… I wish I had eaten something, wine & no food is not a good plan. Not a super attentive bartender, I wish he would have suggested ordering food.

    I love the food there too, I need to go back & eat next time.

  10. Jenka says:

    Martha, I’m well aware of what your plans are afterwards, which is why I specifically mentioned that we weren’t leaving the park after the shift. HEH.

    How are you going to get the car to the fix-it shop?

  11. Steve says:

    And this is the NEW car?? WTF, O?

  12. Martha says:

    Jerry’s back on Monday, so we are going to take it in on Tuesday.

    Well Steve, the car isn’t that ‘new’ , she’s almost 4 years old now and has 55,000 miles. I’m sure it is some sensor or something..I seem to recall something similar with the last one.

  13. Whew, demo is done and my app sorta worked! BEER ME! 🙂

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