Welcome to the Paulie that almost none of you know — the driven, workaholic Paulie. This is a version of me that loves to write software. Granted I am not the greatest software developer so I don’t get things done amazingly quickly, but I am a yeoman who loves to see things to completion. It’s this trait, I won’t call it a fault, that causes me to forgo all activities except for work. I suppose this is just a long-winded way for me to say that I am not riding, and definitely not running, tonight.
No Tac O’Mac For Me
I left the office about 8:40pm. I had intended to eat Mexican, but really just wanted to get somewhere fast and eat. My first thought turned to having a beer or two, so Taco Mac sprung to mind. However Taco Mac had been transformed to Tac O’Mac thanks to it being St. Patrick’s Day. On any other Tuesday night at 9pm I’d be able to wander in and quietly enjoy a meal and beer, but that’s not the case on St. Patrick’s Day.
I poked my head inside to get confirmation of the St. Patty’s Day mayhem, and immediately turned around and walked to a nearby Tin Drum.
So while I didn’t successfully complete the “St. Patrick’s Day <-> Cinco de Mayo” switcheroo I did manage to find a place to get a half-decent meal without the green-beer drinking crowds.
Let Me See The Light
I’ve just seen through the grapevine that my friend Maigh has purchased a new Nikon SB-600 Speedlight. Yesterday I decided to walk down a different path.
Recently I’ve been following (in the figurative sense) a guy name David Hobby, better known as The Strobist. Hobby, who happens to be about the same age as me and a fellow University of Florida graduate (although our paths probably never crossed since I was a late-“bloomer”), has been making a name for himself by preaching the gospel of cheap, manual-settings strobe lights.
Yesterday I decided to take a chance and purchase a new flash known as the LumoPro LP120 Manual Flash from Midwest Photo Exchange for $130 (yes, that constitutes “cheap” in the photography world).
I’m excited to get the new flash and start playing with it.
ITP Flickr Pic
Perhaps the new flash will pry me from the keyboard and get me to take photos because I’ve nothing to show at the moment.
The Carnivore Has Overtaken The Vegetarian
After a week of vegetarianism it seemed as if I’d finish March eating vegetarian more days than not. However, here on March 18th I’ve already returned to my carnivore ways so completely that my carnivorous days have already surpassed my vegetarian ones.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – alone
Current Music – listening to last week’s “This American Life” podcast
Website Of The Day – Want to know why I’ve become a workaholic? Because I’ve never been the subject of one of these letters found at I Love You For Ever And Always.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 2.5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 15 (15)
Vegetarian Days – 8, Carnivorous Days – 9
Marta Rides – 0
– Complete all necessary work on my kitchen
– Lose no fewer than one pound
– Run no fewer than 30 miles
– Completely read Softbox Lighting Techniques for Professional Photographers, and Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas
– Reduce my weight to 190 pounds (today’s weight was 199.5 pounds)
– Completely read the book 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die
– Earn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalapeño Beach SmugMug account I opened the other day.
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C (iPhone development) and Ruby on Rails (Black Sheep web page concept)
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem