The Best Laid Plans…

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.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to The Best Laid Plans…

  1. Delicious and unhealthy Waffle House breakfast complete, now waiting on M6.

  2. Barb says:

    good morning – busy morning here at work again.

    I had a fun Sturday, went to mtn bike at Jackrabbit Mountain trails in Hayeville, NC. (jsut barely outside of Hiawassee, GA). Very fun, smooth, flowy trails. Will definitely have to mae the 2 horu drive up there again.

    Sunday was not fun, helped Mary & TJ get out of that damn big house with way too many stairs. You’d have thunk that since they’ve know they were moving, AND had movers there last week, the house would have been emptier. We spent the entire day gettign shit out. I’ve decided I HATE the cycling community that TJ has worked for (and his inability to ever get rid of anything he ever gets from them) – I don’t think I’m kidding when I say we moved 100 bags, (backpacks, other bags, etc). Those could have been loaded up with clothes……… but nowwwoooooooo. And – a ton of other things with team names on them. But – I did score some Castelli arm warmers and a few other things he doesn’t even know he has & will never miss.
    Can you tell we had fun yesterday???
    But-t he house is empty, they jsut have to go back & clean.
    THEN – the real fun begins – the new house looks like they are filming an episode of Hoarders Buried Alive. It’s a disaster.
    Steve & Debbie- your move was more organized when we helped you – if that is any indication of the day we had.

  3. Steve says:

    A quiet weekend. I went for a trail run Friday afternoon and at some point torqued my back. I’ve spent the balance of the weekend with a heating/cooling compress and doing little else.

    Andy is getting some PT after the stroke diagnosis. We expect him in for another week.

    I’m still bummed I wasn’t able to make it to COS for the meeting. 2 officials who had a great influence on my career were recognized for their contribution to the sport. It was also important to be here, and I do realize that too. Just saying.

    I spoke with the firewood guy last week and he will stop by tomorrow. Hopefully will take some of this nice lumber and give it a good home.


  4. Steve says:

    Barb, I’m not sure we’re getting a left handed compliment?

    • Barb says:

      well – yes – that is what I meant Steve. Your move was easy & organized in comparision.

      My body hurts today.

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