I stopped at Target this morning to get one thing. I know your now thinking “Here’s where Paulie says he got so many other things and forgot the one thing that he was supposed to buy.” WRONG! 🙂
In addition to all of the other goodies I picked up at Target, in my basked was the package of taco/tortilla shells which was the one item that I wanted to get for my lunch today. There are so many choices in the tacos/tortillas market today that I was overwhelmed and settled for the Mission brand, 8 count of “fluffy” tortillas. When I arrived and scanned the package at the self-checkout the package rang up as $4.49. $4.49?!?!? For eight discs of flour, lard, and water? Hell no! So I canceled the one item and bought the rest of the things that I had already scanned.
And that is how I am now without the one item that I stopped at Target to buy this morning for today’s lunch.
Looks as if I will be eating my rice, beans, and salsa in a bowl. Dangen!
I Rode On The Road
While not breaking any land-speed records I managed a 26-mile ride last evening. The wind was gusting and my fat was nearly busting out of my kit, but I did it. For the most part my knee behaved itself, any discomfort it had was not related to the rear-of-knee pain I’ve been suffering since raising my saddle too high. This morning I have a slight discomfort behind the knee, more like at the top of my calf, but I feel that this is to be expected.
With plans in place for tonight and tomorrow, I have theater tickets for each night, I will not be riding again until Saturday at earliest. And given the weather forecast that I am seeing — low in the mid-40s, high in the mid-60s — I may wind up doing that indoors.
Q1 Is Coming To A Close!
March 31st, the end of the first quarter of the year. Will March leave us like a lamb? Probably not if that weather forecast is correct.
I’ll grade my Q1 as a “B”. The quarter started off strong with me riding the trainer often and “catching up” on the early seasons of The Amazing Race. I encountered a Speed Bump by injuring my knee, but as I mentioned earlier I was able to ride mostly pain-free last night and am only experiencing slight discomfort this morning.
I failed at a few personal tasks — using my sous vide doohickey, getting things up to eBay for sale, damaging the M6, repairing any of the problems with my house. However, I did manage a few wins — reconnecting with friends and doing some photography, getting my income taxes done, repairing the M6.
I look forward to Q2, in which I will be laying foundation for a life change, and returning to Germany!
Laying The Foundation
In the mail yesterday I received this book.
The reception of the book was not a surprise as I had ordered it from Amazon recently. Over the next month I will be spending whatever free time that I have working through the book and finally starting to learn Apple’s now-two-year-old language Swift. I call it “planning for the future”.
Tomorrow Is April Fool’s Day
Or will it be “April Fools’ Day”? I guess that it doesn’t matter.
What I guarantee you tomorrow is 100% truthful blogging, unlike that year I posted this.