I can year you think aloud “Paulie” + “Laid” = “Ain’t Happening”. Unfortunately you are quite correct.
A Weekend Of Good And Bad
If you extract the morose feeling of employment rejection, Friday and Saturday were good days. However, I have to admit that both were ruined by my feeling of rejection.
I worked out at LA Fitness, once on Friday and once on Saturday. Each time I did an hour of cardio in the forms of using an elliptical machine for thirty minutes, and fast walking on a treadmill for thirty minutes.
On Friday night I met up with Hank to commiserate about my inability to get hired, and to use up a $20 gift card at Lucky’s. Rumor has it that the Emory location is not completely dead, but will be revived as perhaps a new concept in the future.
After spending a second day of working through the iOS Programming Book that I won, and picked up at Big Nerd Ranch on Friday, I eschewed my idea to rewrite the programming exercise I sent to MailChimp in the Swift programming language, and send it to them with a “see what you’ve really passed up?” email. Again, I’m still bitter but am finally realizing that that dream is completely dead. Moving on.
Rather than spend at least $20 eating out on Saturday night I spent the night home alone, cooking up some rice, beans, and chicken for dinner.
Yesterday was a mixed bag.
The plan was to attend my first Urban Explorers of Atlanta meet up, which occurred at Cafe 458 (that’s a FB link, the only thing I could find), and afterward made its way over to the MLK memorial. I had lunch with a dozen others, and it was enjoyable. Perhaps the only downside of the meet up was being too chickenshit to attempt to speak German with a man named Lars who is here on business from Stuttgart.
After leaving the meet up group I was going to go to Kroger and pick up the goods necessary to make jambalaya for dinner. Prior to starting my cooking of the jambalaya I was going to put in eighty minutes on the trainer watching the final episode of The Amazing Race Season 9.
This part of the master plan fell apart when I required a bathroom (immediately!) while shopping at Kroger. Luckily I made it in time… Something certainly did not agree with me. After completing my shopping I returned home feeling worn out and took a nap instead of mounting the trainer.
I did manage to cook, and eat, jambalaya last night so all was not lost.
Perhaps When You Read This
I may be at Hennessy Mazda having the M6’s 35k maintenance performed. I have an appointment for 08:30.
I may be at LA Fitness working out.
I may be at home continuing to learn Swift (or doing any of the ten other chores I’ve lined up for myself today, including starting to search for a job).
Maybe all of these things have occurred by the time you read this and I am either relaxing, or cooking/eating dinner, or watching Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance).
Whenever you read this, continue to make it a good Monday.