On Saturday I hit up Sam Flax for some frames and matting for the photography I plan to attempt to sell on Friday. I’m rather nervous to be showing a piece, more so than with the auction because this is about business, not charity.
I’m Not Shaping Up, But My Vacation Plans Are
I’ve found reasonable air fare to Chicago ($169 taxes included). I’m booking travel today. I’ll be going in August. I’ve decided that I still need to travel alone in order to dictate my own plans — it’s a control thing.
Are You Sitting Down? You Know I Am.
This week I am starting my new exercise routine and this one is a doozy. Are you seated? My exercise plan consists of yard work. Yep. Yard work.
If you saw my arm which is littered with poison ivy (not to mention the few spots on my legs) you’d be surprised that I’d ever leave the house again, never mind going into my yard to do work.
However, I have decided that I need exercise and I need to start cleaning up the yard of the Inside The Perimeter estates, so I am planning on combining the two activities. The one thing I am going to attempt to do is to limit my yard work to week days, thus keeping my weekends free for fun.
I’m sure I might snap a few before/after photos along the way.
ITP Flickr Pic
I’m planting again. I spent a small portion of the weekend clearing off the debris from my deck and planting some vegetable plants.
With a little care and luck I’ll be eating some fresh homegrown veggies this year.
For a description of what I’ve planted (and there is another similar pot near it) click the picture to go to my Flickr page.
RealiTV Update: The Amazing Race – It’s On Like Donkey Kong
Yeah Boy! The Amazing Race is on!
I should say up front that I have never been the biggest fan of Lakisha and Jennifer. I should also say up front that I am rooting for Margie and Luke, but think that because of their experience are probably hypersensitive to people laughing/smiling at Luke. Therefore their double altercation during this episode was difficult for me to watch.
In last night’s episode the teams traveled to China where Tammy and Victor had a leg up being able to speak Mandarin… mmmm Mandarin…. They used this advantage well, but to their credit did not seem to be overly bothered by other teams following them directly.
In China the teams had to “teach” birds how dive for fish and return them to their handler. Not surprisingly, one of the former NFL cheerleaders couldn’t figure out why the bird didn’t eat the fish. (pssssst – It may have something to do with the string around its neck which doesn’t allow the fish to pass and travel down its gullet.)
With a three hour penalty to wait out Mark and Michael never stood a chance; not even a long airport delay couldn’t help them out. I did like the way they seemed to enjoy themselves on what they must have known was their final leg.
Because the cheerleaders couldn’t get the dance steps on their first attempt, and I really thought that they were going to lose it when they were told “No.”, they wound up in fourth place. The other three teams finished neck-and-neck where grievances were aired to an unsuspecting Phil and a lovely elderly couple seated eating dinner.
You Won’t Hear This Gator Say This Often
I wish that I was going to Athens, Georgia tonight. If I were there I could either attend the Wilco show, or the Dinosaur Jr / Dead Confederate show. Instead I’ll be in Roswell, Georgia attending a Roswell Photographic Society meeting. I just can’t pull off a super-late evening tonight.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – irritated, both physically and mentally
Current Music – listening to today’s “Daily Giz Wiz” podcast
Website Of The Day – You may be tired of my typography links, but I shall never tire of great sites like We Love Typography.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Monday Morning Weigh-In – 201 pounds (oops, someone’s been a bad boy)
Foot Mileage – 3 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 20 (20)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 19
Marta Rides – 0
none, and this is not an April Fools joke
– 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