Two amazing newsworthy events occurred yesterday.
1) My air-conditioner works, although the installation is not complete and has not been without difficulty. I swear that if my furnace dies anytime soon then I am doomed to have a terrible life.
2) Brett Favre was traded to my NY Jets. What will this mean? Most likely that they will have a 6-10 season, but now I may be able to see the Jets on national tv.
Read Along With Me
Today’s passage from Notes To Myself.
“I don’t care what people think” — that is the most dishonest sentence in the English language. I say it because I want to believe I don’t care what people think, or I want you to.
What matters is not the caring but the way that I care. Spending all morning in the bathroom is not really caring what people think; it is in fact an unwillingness to let people think. The attention I give to what I wear, the length of my hair, how much I weigh, etc., is designed to control what people will think.
And if I don’t keep the curtains closed, you might catch me off guard and make up your own mind.
To all who have helped me — Thanks.
Moo (And Yes Stacy This Would Be My Cow)
Look who’s all full of himself. 😉
I ordered fifty cards each containing one photo from my non-Award Winning Flickr Photostream.
My goal is to use the cards as a calling card when I meet someone I’d like to photograph.
Saving Money On Meals Because I’m Spending It Everywhere Else
While the Moo purchase was on the “expensive side” of business cards it was merely a drop in the bucket of money that I unloaded yesterday. Let’s see, I wrote a check for $2000 of the $3000 that the air conditioner cost me, I charged $550 for the photography workshop that I will be taking in Ft Collins, Colorado at the end of the month, and then there’s the check for $730 that I will be writing today to the IRS because I am giving up on my petition to waive these fees based on my 2007 taxes (mostly because it’s stressing me out so much). See? So spending $30 on business cards, including shipping, doesn’t seem so bad.
I’m all for “living for today” but this seems a bit out of whack even by my standards.
It should come as no surprise that I ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner at home while working at home the past two days.
ITP Flickr Pic
Tarpon Springs, Florida has a long history of being a Greek community built around the sponge diving industry.
To kill a little time and to get a couple of last shots while in Florida my mother and I looked around a bit before heading to lunch last Sunday.
I Just Felt My Heart Stop
I run my life using Google Calendars. Everything, and mean everything I do these days is plugged one of multiple calendars I manage through Google. I trust Google, not so much with the information stored within those calendars, but rather with the notion that the data in those calendars will not be lost. Perhaps my undying belief that Google won’t lose my data is naive, but if I am not going to run a paper-based calendar then who better to trust than Google.
Let it not be said that I am not a “belt and suspenders” man however. I routinely synchronize my Google Calendars with iCal on my Macs, which in turn should synchronize those with Apple‘s MobileMe service.
The fallacy of my plan is that these are all synchronizations and not back-ups, therefore if data is deleted on one source then that deletion will be propagated to the others — that’s the way it’s supposed to work.
Last night I got frustrated with MobileMe because all of my calendars were blank. MobileMe has suffered from a rocky launch so I assumed that the proper synchronization had not occurred.
This morning I mmopened my Google Calendars to the horror of seeing them blank as well! Luckily, my iBook’s iCalendar still contained my data and I was able to copy it across to Google.
Guess who has a new project underway? I cannot afford to lose my calendar data.
It’s been a long time since we’ve gotten together to play, and with any luck we’ll finish in the cash and have money for future efforts.
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – nervous
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Gary Jules — “Mad World” (oddly, not the title song for “Mad Men”)
Website Of The Day – Now that I’ve humored myself by buying business cards, perhaps I’ll take it to the next level and print my own book using Blurb.
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monthly Foot Mileage – 0 miles
Monthly Wheel Mileage – 50 miles
Mode Of Transportation To Work – My car
Monthly Marta Rides – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 15 (110)
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Run/Walk no fewer than 75 miles
2) Ride no fewer than 150 road miles
3) Ride Marta no fewer than ten times (five round-trips)
4) Read at least two books
5) Make my bed every day