Bloggus Interruptus

I had written part of this before I had to tend to something else, so forgive me if it seems a bit disjointed… not that today’s will probably any different from any other post.

Losing A Computer Is Such A Pain In The Ass
All week I’ve been changing passwords for accounts that I consider to be highly confidential. I really don’t believe that the fucks who stole my computer have the ability to log into my personal account and then figure out ridiculously long password that I’ve assigned to my encrypted partition, but I’m not willing to take the chance.

Some of the major difficulties that I’ve been having is remember the answers I’ve provided for inane “security” questions, coming up with new passwords, and remembering each when prompted. Additionally, I am nervous about sites which allow password reset by specifying an email address to which the password/reset link can be sent.

Perhaps it’s time for me to look into “Private Browsing.”

The Constant Reminder Of These People Is Getting To Me
And this time it may be in a good way. Over the past year I’ve been hearing about people doing things which intrigue and frighten me. Whether they are attempting something that I could never even consider (which remember “walking through a swamp” used to be on that list ten years ago) I have been inspired. In fact, my Bucket List may contain items based on their achievements/attempts.

  • Recently I heard a podcast in which photographer Ed Morris was interviewed. The podcast centered around Morris’ photography project for which he bicycled across America taking photos of mayors and created a book.
  • Yesterday I finally saw the video of the guy who walked over four thousand kilometers across China and stitched together a time-lapse video. Crazy by even my standards, I applauded his efforts.
  • The other day I highlighted Nathan who is currently riding his bicycle across America stopping at breweries along the way.
  • Last year I was introduced to the task that Roz Savage has undertaken. Savage is currently on the second leg of her attempt to row around the world alone. Re-read that in order to appreciate the magnitude of her task… .She is currently on the second leg of her attempt to row around the world alone! I’ll have to pass on this endeavor.
  • Suddenly I feel like such a slacker.

    ITP Flickr Pic
    Before ordering lunch from Tin Drum yesterday I compared their old menu to their new menu.
    And "Fried" Is Right Out!
    As expected I found price differences and item additions/removals. What I didn’t expect to see was the widespread replacement of the word “fried” with “breaded.” I doubt the food has changed any. Much like Atlanta’s “Perception of Crime” this must be Tin Drum’s “Perception of Health.”

    With Any Luck The Weatherfolk Where I’ll Be Will Be As Accurate As Atlanta’s
    The weather forecast for where I’m headed tomorrow doesn’t look good — rain followed by rain. DANGEN! This has quickly turned into the Summer of Suck because things still don’t seem to be going my way. I will make the best of whatever situation is presented to me and hopefully will also have some awesome photos to start sharing next week.

    Stats & Goals
    Current Mood – fair but fat
    Current Music
    Website Of The Day – If you are into natural snacks they you may want to check out the offerings from Mrs. Mays.
    Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
    Exercise (b)Log – nothing
    Morning Weigh-In – 200 pounds

    Foot Mileage – ~4 miles, Wheel Mileage – 65 miles
    Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 7 (7)
    Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 6
    Marta Rides – 0

    August Goals
    – Not get fired from my job
    – Restart work on house, actually making progress this time

    2009 Goals
    – 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
    РEarn at least $150 through photography sales in order to cover the cost for the renewal of the Jalape̱o 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

    The Unmeasurable
    – 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

    Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to Bloggus Interruptus

  1. Barb says:

    I they changed the menu to stop the stupid questions. Steamed chicken (vs. just chicken….. so, how is it cooked?) Fried vs. breaded – sometimes fried doesn’t have breading, and I can’t have all those carbs, but fried is okay. i agree, I’m sure it is prepared the same way as it was before.

    We are going to go mountain biking tomorrow, it has been so long, I just hope I can remember how & don’t crash.

  2. Have fun Barb. Remember Rule #1 for not crashing — avoid Allan’s wheel. 🙂

    I was going to try and wedge in a twenty-mile road ride tonight, but have decided to take my time with my packing and cleaning the house instead.

  3. Barb says:

    We are on mtn bikes – I’ll never be that close to his wheel – he is way, way, way faster than me. But – I’ve got my new (non-broken) helmet, so I’ll be safe from those trees & rocks.

  4. Oh, I know that you’ll never be that close on mountain bikes but I just thought I’d poke fun at you. 🙂

  5. Barb says:

    I know what you mean, I never get that close to his wheel anymore. Wait – I never was before either, when I hit it, he was passing me, so it wasn’t like I came up on him. It is all part of the rule “don’t look at the thing you don’t want to hit” I haven’t figured out that rule yet.

  6. Oh man, I just returned from an Indian buffet lunch. I tried to be good but I still feel as if I’m going to bust out of my pants.

  7. Barb says:

    I had a great Cheesesteak sandwich…… I bet it was better. (just kidding, I’m not a huge Indian fan.

  8. martha says:

    I had brown rice and brocholi…yum (can you hear the scarcasam?)

    I almost bit it a few times this morning…I ‘fell’ off my pedal while trying to start after a stop light, thought I was going to go off the Path (it was still pretty dark), etc…at least I had a helmet on.

    I think the new menu will make it tougher to order something healthy (if that is your goal). Corps are just trying to make us all feel better, just like resizing women’s clothes…there is no way I’m a size 4???

  9. I’d venture to bet that the meals have changed in name only thus the food is as un/healthy as it ever was.

    The biggest thing for me to be healthier is to stop eating so much food. I’m finally getting some exercise — next up, upon return ITP — is to radically change my diet.

  10. Martha says:

    I’m using the drink water when you’re hungry trick…I just finished my 3rd bottle of water and ready to start my 4th. I guess walking back and forth to the bathroom is exercise as well.

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