For me riding my bicycle is an ordeal. I have to pack a bag of clothes/accessories, get my bike from the basement, lock it onto the roof rack of the car, find at least two hours to ride, and hope for good weather to do so; whereas running needs only a bags of clothes/accessories to be prepared and requires at most half of the time commitment.
Needless to say, I’ll probably accomplish neither today.
Yesterday I took possession of a new 1TB SATA hard drive and fancy-pants external enclosure. The plan is to consolidate my two 320GB IDE data drives (which were kindly left by the motherfuckers who robbed my house). The reason for the consolidation is multi-fold
- The computer which now acts as “Central” only has one FireWire port, and while I could daisy-chain my two older FireWire disk enclosures I’d rather not.
- Running one external drive will certainly be more energy efficient than two.
- One external drive will be easier to manage and back up.
- One external drive will exhibit less clutter on my desk.
- Parallel IDE drives are becoming harder to purchase, especially in larger capacities.
Why am I telling you this? Well, because of my desire to streamline and declutter I will be getting rid of the old drives with enclosures, along with a couple of other smaller-capacity drives with enclosures. Since I see no reason to throw out these items, I want to offer them up gratis to any one who will give them a good home before doing something drastic like giving them to Goodwill. First come, first served. No guarantees implied. User assumes all responsibilities. Unless otherwise mutually agreed upon, transfer of goods at a local bar or restaurant preferred. Your mileage may vary.
I will reduce the clutter in my house.
I will reduce the clutter in my house.
I WILL reduce the clutter in my house.
Wow, I feel better now.
Ugh, There’s No “Air” In The Office
I Arrived at work today to discover that the air conditioning system is struggling — on a day that I decide to wear jeans. Bugger.
I can’t help but feel as if I am in a rut. Good news is that a new season of Top Chef, containing three chefs from Atlanta, starts tonight. Bad news is that it’s probably going to be the same-old same-old (but to much higher standards than) Hell’s Kitchen.
I need a game-changer (since the $5 I pissed away on last night’s lottery didn’t pan out), or a tipping-point (which is the title of the Malcolm Gladwell book that I’m currently “reading” audiobook-style) to get me motivated again. I’ve decided that today I will (re)start constructing what I am calling my “Money Do” list — a list of actions necessary for me to sell my house some time in the near(ish) future. Wish me luck.
What do you do in order to get yourself out of ruts?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – disgruntled
Current Music – listening to yesterday’s TWO hour “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – I’ve been a fan of the NY Times since living in New York, and now I’ve discovered the NY Times Lens Blog — their photoblog.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check, didn’t want to know
Foot Mileage – ~8.5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 83 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 7 (7)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 18
Marta Rides – 0
– Not get fired from my job
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time
– 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