Time nearly slipped by me last night. Since it may rain tonight, and more importantly since I have other plans, I had to rush home and get the lawn mowed before darkness fell. With the days getting shorter this is harder for me than it sounds. It’s done, the edges certainly could use a good trimming and the yard a great general cleanup, but they can wait…
Speaking of a good trimming, I’ve not been able to find time to get a much-needed haircut. ITP-Readers Lisa and Randy get ready to meet “Hippie Paulie” tomorrow. 😉
My MacBook Is At The Apple Vet
Yesterday I walked my MacBook over to the Apple store in Perimeter Mall to have my faulty keyboard investigated. After much investigation the Apple Genius agreed that there was a problem that he could not fix on the spot (duh!) and admitted my MacBook in for surgery. The bad part about this is that Apple’s repair estimate is four to five business days. The good part about this is that I shan’t need the MacBook during that time so this was the best time to bring it in for repair.
It did seem oddly frustrating to be without “large” screen mobile internet in the house last night. I watched a little telly before retiring to the bedroom with a book(!). Yes, I started reading another book — I should try finishing one once in a while — this one about the photography of Emil Otto HoppÃ©.
HoppÃ© was a German highly-acclaimed portrait photographer who came to the United States a few times during the 1920’s and expanded his portfolio to include landscapes. I’m finding the book interesting and HoppÃ©’s photos inspirational.
ITP Flickr Pic
Whew, it’s not a great photo but at least I accomplished to take a photo on day one of my October Photo-A-Day project.
What is it? (other than out of focus) It’s “Sing Chow Men” Tin Drum (I hate their website) style.
Speaking Of Projects – Introducing My 5-20-50 Project
By May 20, 2050 Wait a minute…
From this night onward I am going to attempt to do the following three things.
- Learn five new sign language words (I’ve completed the numbers zero through ten 🙂 and have almost learned the alphabet.)
- Do twenty (or more) pushups
- Do fifty (or more) situps
If I can do these three simple things every night I should be able to improve my life measurably.
I Tried To Supersize, But I Was Too Late
A few weeks ago (read “long before my flu struck”) I went to Target and bought a humongous (32 oz) bottle of Target-brand hand sanitizing gel for the house. The bottle I had at home had run out again so I figured getting the large bottle would be the best plan.
Yesterday I attempted to repeat this task, only this time the bottle would be for my cubicle at work. Almost unsurprisingly Target has sold out of the 32 oz bottles of hand sanitizer. So instead, I wound up buying two 8 oz bottles for my office needs. Those two bottles should last me through this winter’s cold-and-flu season.
Anyone Watching The Ken Burns “The National Parks” Mini-Series?
All week I’ve allocated the 8pm EDT time slot on my DVR for The National Parks : America’s Best Idea a six-part mini-series from mini-series specialist Ken Burns.
Sadly I’ve yet to watch any of the episodes. So I’m wondering. Have you? What have you thought of the series. Is it worth carving out twelve hours of my future life to watch?
Oh, And About Tonight
Ha! I forgot to add this first time around…
Tonight I’ll be hanging at Eddie’s Attic with my friend Bill for the Chatham County Line show.
Chatham County Line, unlike most of the music I normally go see live, is a country/bluegrass band whose sound I dig a lot. After all of the nonsense I dealt with earlier in the week it’s going to feel great to get to see a show that I’ve been looking forward to seeing.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – far from happy, far from suicidal
Current Music – listening to a CBC Radio 3 live concert podcast
Website Of The Day – So you like the Flughlesh from IKEA but want to make something else from it? Check out IKEA Hacker for all of your cheap furniture hacking needs.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 1
Marta Rides – 0
– Not get fired from my job
– Take at least one photo every day
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time (note: not successful during August)
– 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