I Took The Morning Train

I am experimenting today. Why not, it’s not like I don’t have a million and one things on my plate. This morning I rode MARTA in to work.

If today’s MARTA ride was the norm people would love riding the train. I literally walked down the stairs and into a train at my first MARTA station, and then when I was to transfer to a northbound train I waited less than thirty seconds for it to arrive.

Well done, MARTA, but I am glad that I won’t be giving you an opportunity to ruin today’s opinion later this afternoon. No, instead this afternoon I am going to change into some “walking clothes” and hoof my way from “XYZ Corp” to the MARTA station at which the M6 is parked.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Fox y Lady” (Atlanta, Georgia, United States)

Fox y Lady
No, my title is not mistyped. Think Spanish, “Fox and Lady”

This snapshot was taken on my return route of yesterday’s lunchtime walk. I played the game a little differently yesterday, pausing for lunch during the journey. From “XYZ Corp” I walked down to The Canteen at Technology Square on 5th Street. At The Canteen I ordered a succulent hamburger and french fries at Fred’s Bread & Meat. The burger was
sloppy and great, the fries were good.

Try Again Week?
This must be “Try Again Week” here at ITP because another once-abandoned practice was rekindled — filling beer growlers.

In the past I’ve criticized the growler movement for it’s price and need to quickly consume the beer once the growler has been opened. Things on these fronts have unfortunately not changed. The cost to fill two, 64-ounce growlers was $33 (rounding down), or roughly $0.26/ounce; two six packs of beer, each containing 72 ounces would cost me no more than $22, or roughly $0.15/ounce. You don’t need to be an economics major to figure out which is the better buy.

It may be time for me to put this practice back out to pasture.

I May Be Hanging Up My Fantasy Cleats
My Fantasy League Football team is now 1-3. Ugh. The past week I lost to a person who had Andrew Luck for a starting quarterback! For those of you not following the NFL Luck has been injured since last year and has not played a single game this year — and I still lost!

It may be time to admit again that I am not good at this, and it doesn’t bring me any enjoyment, and quit again.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to I Took The Morning Train

  1. Unfortunately my perfect plan may fall apart. Since last night I have been tired and sniffly, which is not uncommon for me when the weather shifts. I am hoping to feel better by this afternoon.

  2. Steve says:

    Lots of faces we only see at crunch time at the meeting last night. People who think they can waltz in and make it look like they are ready, while we’ve been getting their spot ready all year long. Annoying.

    Loaded for mowing tonight. I’m pretty sure this should be the last time to mow this year and hopefully EVER! While I find mowing slightly therapeutic, I could use a bit less therapy.

    It should be a good day to walk to the car. Via the Beltline to Edgewood?


  3. Barb says:

    On Marta today too! Parked at th Public Safety building & get in at Garnett.
    Train is pretty empty at 9:30.
    I’ll comment more later. Gotta get off the train.

  4. See Also: Sisyphus

    You now know how I feel these days…

    • ITP Lurker says:

      You’re not alone. I am absolutely certain that I have direct lineage back to Sisyphus (Yes, I know he’s a myth. Does that make me a myth as well?).

      Congratulations on weaving so much walking into your week. It’s inspiring.

        • Good example walking, bad example eating. I just ate too much of my leftovers, perhaps I’ll punish myself by taking a less-direct route back the M6 later.

          • ITP Lurker says:

            You cannot change everything at once. It’s huge that you’re weaving walking into your week. You’re still new at and figuring out the path of least resistance (pun intended). Focus on walking for now, as it gets easier you’ll find have more energy to control what you eat. You’re aware of the eating situation, and given some time you’ll get where you want to be. If you punish yourself you’ll get sucked right back into the downward spiral.

            Context is everything. You don’t need to be punished for anything, you may just need to take a more indirect route to compensate for your lunch. Using terms like “punish” have really bad connotations, especially among those of us subject to a negative drumbeat in our head. Don’t feed the trolls.

  5. Wow, I managed to bite the inside of my upper lip while eating an individually-wrapped cheese stick. Will miracles never cease?

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