It would have been four consecutive days of running, occurring on the fourth day of the month. It would have been the eighty-fifth birthday of my father, who would have just passed his sixtieth wedding anniversary to my mother on February 28th, had he not passed away twelve years ago. With all of that going through my brain I decided to pull back the reigns, and spend the night home alone doing nothing more than reading some of a new book I purchased recently about food photography, watch a little television, and catch up on some sleep. My lifestyle choice last night makes for shitty daily blogging, but helped my mental state immensely.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
The comment, “You’re lucky; it could have been much worse,” is the kind of “helpfulness” I can do without. It also could have been better, or actually, it couldn’t have been any other way than the way it was.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Guess Who Had A Nearly-Perfect Meeting With His Accountant?
*Paulie is now patting himself on the back*
I met up with my accountant yesterday to drop off my tax paperwork for processing. I felt incredibly unprepared for my meeting, but being a pack-rat for storing documents it turned out that I forgot only one document (my City of Atlanta property tax document). the face-to-face meeting was also beneficial because I got clarification out how she wants to handle my charitable donations. She also took that Federal Government check that was returned to me and is handling the situation.
Guess Who Will Be Avoiding Western Digital’s Hard Drives For The Foreseeable Future?
I might have figured out the weak link in my data backup strategy — the external Western Digital drives that I’ve purchased last year. These are the drives that I plan to take off-site in case of catastrophe at my house. Sadly in both of the attempts I’ve made to copy all of my data to these drives I’ve received errors which have caused me to have to do a lot of manual copying; not exactly what I want to have to do in an automated process.
When I get some time (ha!) and a penchant for change I am going to see if I can swap the drive from the enclosure with another brand to see if the problem is cleared up.
ITP Flickr Pic
Hey look! A photo! I did a quick snap of the Girl Scout cookies which were delivered yesterday.
The sad part of my transaction was that no Girl Scout was involved in the process. The cookies were bought from, and delivered by, a parent of a Girl Scout.
You Can See Me At George’s Tonight
I’ll be battling whatever weather occurs tonight by getting out to run (and I just realized that I forgot to bring the Yuengling AGAIN!).
According to the weather forecast it should be sunny and fifty-four degrees around 6pm, but I don’t trust weather forecasts so I’ve packed a wind-breaker, a long-sleeve running shirt, and a short-sleeve running shirt so that I have my pick of the litter.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – good
Current Music – listening to Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac” podcasts
Website Of The Day – Poetry Magazine is a great resource for literature. I only wish that I had more time to read it.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 20 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
1) Run no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
3) Read at least one book