Thanks, Veterans!

In the United States November 11th is Veterans’ Day (Rememberance Day in Canada). I want to thank all veterans for the work they have done for this country.

Funny How A “Night At Home” Does Nothing For Me
I spent another long day at the office (expect to hear this often). I arrived home around 8:30pm, in time to kill a spider which I couldn’t determine whether or not was a Black Widow, before doing some minor cleaning, watching thirty minutes of television, do a little reading of Photoshop stuff, and downloading megabytes of software updates before rolling into bed.

ITP Flickr Pic?

Look Who’s Making His Bed Again
For about a month I let chaos rule the roost. The other day I decided that it was time to start taking back the mess (how many times has this happened this year?). The first step in this process was to return to making my bed each morning. As you can see from my SuperDuper StatTrack section of the blog I’ve been at it again for three days.

Next up…. Putting shit where it belongs.

Things That Go Thump In The Wee Morning
I heard a thump outside this morning. I don’t think the item causing the sound struck the house, however. I assume the noise was provided by my neighbor’s ancient sweetgum tree which has been dropping large limbs over the past few years.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – Okay, but not stellar. Harried, so not much time to blog.
Current Music – listening to this week’s “TWiT” podcast
Website Of The Day – I HATE Flash-based websites, especially those which play music. I’m making thie one exception for Bon Apetit Bakery because I really enjoyed a fattening pastry of theirs this morning.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check

Foot Mileage – 4.5 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 3 (3)
Vegetarian Days – 4, Carnivorous Days – 6
Marta Rides – 0

November Goals
– Not get fired from my job
– Restart work on house, actually making progress this time (note: not successful during August, September, or October)

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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9 Responses to Thanks, Veterans!

  1. Barb says:

    I found a black widow not too long ago in my house, if it was out in the open at all, it probably wasn’t one. Allan either killed it or took it outside. I don’t like spiders much.

    Our sump pump was making more noise than I ever remember last night, but that is good, it is doing its job.

    Have you watched Three Sheets on the FLN channel? That guy Zane has the best job ever. it is our newest DVR addition.

  2. It was out in the open. I went to get a flashlight to see if I could see the indicative red hourglass and when I returned it was gone. I (thankfully) located it again under the couch, which I then moved, and a stomped on the spider as it ran. I have little tolerance for bugs *inside* the house. On Monday night I killed a centipede/millipede (I never know how to identify those).

    I’ve never heard of Three Sheets; I might check it out. I’m not hurting for time-killing activities so I cannot commit. 😉

  3. Barb says:

    All Zane does is travel the world drinking local beverages & getting drunk….. but I’ve actually learned a few things from the shows I’ve watched so far. It is only a 30 minute show & its on all the time, so it is a great filler show.

    Allan is all psyched for some #50 (fish in chile oil) tomorrow!

  4. Hmmm, that does sound interesting. I’ll add it to my work dvr. 😉

    I’ll be at Tasty China with at least two other coworkers around noon. See you there!

  5. Barb says:

    ohhh -watching Three Sheets at work, that would make my day go so much better.

  6. Watching? I’m “Testing.” 😉

  7. Steve says:

    I dumped 4.5 inches out of the rain guage last night and another half this morning. I did actually see the sun a bit earlier.

    And I second you Paulie- thanks to all who have served our country. Let me toot a little family horn and point out that Dad was in the Army Air Corps in WWII and my brother Jim was in the Army during the first Gulf War.

    Hopefully, I’ll see some of you at George’s tonight.


  8. My dad served in the Coast Guard in WWII and my brother was “fortunate” enough to have had back surgery which made him exempt from selection for Vietnam. While I had to register for “Selective Service” when I was 18, I was fortunate to be born in a time of relative peace.

    I’m going to a concert at Masquerade tonight. Depending on how things go I may swing by George’s beforehand to say hey.

  9. Steve says:

    There was a small window of time when you didn’t have to register for the draft, and they hadn’t figured out yet that “just in case” we still need to be prepared for a call up, so I’ve never had to do either.

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