Today is team time trial day. I love team time trial day and am glad that it has returned to the Tour de France. I know that many people feel that the tour is all about the “individual” and that there should be no team event, but if that were the case then it should be illegal to have any teamwork such as domestiques who retrieve water bottles for the rest of his team.
Now if only Versus would put something better than hunting shows, “Fanarchy,” or prostate “medicine” informercials leading into le Tour…
Maigh had expressed a desire to eat a healthy meal (which we did, but must confess ruined by consuming alcohol afterward) so I put out the call out on the social networks for salad suggestions. Many replies followed, but she and I decided we should give CafÃ© Slush a chance. Since I had never eaten there before, I was quite excited to try it.
The food was great! Since I had a salad for lunch I decided not to have one to dinner and chose a club sandwich instead. Maigh did have a salad which looked great and she said that it was. The only drawback about CafÃ© Slush may be that they close at 7pm.
I’m Not A Loser: Good
Last night it started with a mild curiosity. “Where’s my blue iPod Nano?” Which whipped up into a major brain struggle. With the exception of the earbuds in Denver I’m not one who normally loses things.
The last time I had remembered actually seeing my iPod Nano was at US Customs when I took it out of my pocket along with my other possessions. The Nano, which is used mostly for exercising (read “it doesn’t get used much these days”) and traveling (because I can sync it with my laptop in order to add new podcasts), s not a vital part of my life but certainly nothing that I’d like to re-buy.
I played it all over in my head.
“I took it out of my pocket and put it into the gray bin.”
“Do I remember taking it out of the bin?”
“Did I accidentally put it into the seat pocket of the plane?”
“Could it possibly have been left behind?”
“Why don’t I remember putting it somewhere in my car?”
“Why can’t I remember?!?!”
This morning I dug deep into the center console of my car to find the blue iPod Nano where I had no doubt placed it upon my return home. I must have been so brain-dead from traveling that I forgot that I put it there.
ITP Flickr Pic
Another shot from my photostroll on Sunday morning.
This photo reminded me how much I struggle with Photoshop and that I need to breakdown and finally take a course in how to edit photos using it.
I’m Not A Loser: Bad
The weight is not going anywhere. I know that it will be a slow process and I am adjusting my eating habits to encourage weight loss. The good thing that I have going for me is that by virtue of the fact that I am laying a Black Sheep trail in two weeks I’ll have to do a lot of walking and reccying on order to figure out where the trail will go.
Naps Rock! Srsly
For some reason I woke up at 2:30am. For some reason I could not go back to sleep. I was wide awake as my first alarm rang at 5:00am. I was wide awake as my second alarm rang at 5:15am. And I was getting very tired as my third (and final) alarm rang at 5:30am. It was that time that a critical decision was made.
I made the decision to create a 6:15am alarm and take a risk at taking a thirty minute nap. And I did. And there was much rejoicing as I woke up from a powerful power nap.
I might be useful today after all.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – except for the pants I’m wearing being too snug because they were created for a person with a slightly smaller waist line (like I had when I purchased them), pretty okay.
Current Music – listening to NPR’s “All Songs Considered” podcast
Website Of The Day – Chalkbot will paint a message on France’s roads during the Tour. How odd is that? (or go to Wear Yellow)
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 202 pounds
Foot Mileage – ~4 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 4 (4)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 6
Marta Rides – 0
– Regain interest in my life
– Not get fired from my job
– Plan and lay a successful Black Sheep hash on July 19th
– 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 JalapeÃ±o 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