Home Alone

Damn my coworkers or whomever is responsible for giving me a cold this week. This year has been nothing but shit for me thus far. I was considering going to play trivia last night but that was scrapped as my attitude declined throughout the day.

I’m taking a sick day today so that I can accomplish the things that I was supposed to get done last night for tomorrow.

The Accidental Vegetarian
You’ll see from today’s stats that I racked up a vegetarian day yesterday. This did not happen via some Master Plan, but rather from a series of unrelated events.

On a normal day breakfast is usually vegetarian. Yesterday I ate some bread which I followed up with peanut butter a little later in the morning.

During the work week I normally go to lunch at 11:30am. Yesterday I agreed to wait for a coworker to get out of a “short” meeting to head out to lunch with him; I gave up waiting as the clock neared 1:00pm. I was no more than five steps out of the building when I realized how cold it was still and immediately turned around to eat something from my building’s cafeteria. When I got impatient while waiting in the sandwich line I decided to just get a bowl of chili instead — and then found out that there was no chili being served yesterday. I wound up returning to my desk to eat a peanut butter sandwich.

The beginning of my tired and run down condition started late in the afternoon so all I wanted to do for dinner was to head home. With little in the cupboard I wound up making to cheese quesadillas.

ITP Flickr Pic
Okay, I guarantee today will be the last day that this segment gets ignored.

It’s Credit Card Billing Cycle Rollover Day!
Let the charging begin!

Actually, the list of items that I’ll be putting on the card this month consists mostly of “needs” over “wants” with the exception of the $149 charge to attend a Mindful Eye photography workshop in Nashville in April, and the $25 donation that I’ll be making to support The Story.

Keeping My Gas In Check
Take comfort that this will refer to Natural Gas and not gas that naturally escapes my body.

I just paid my Scana bill, it was $115 for the past month. Given the extremely low temperatures Atlanta has experienced this year I’m okay with this charge, even though I was not in the house for about a week’s time during this period.

If you’ve ever been to my 1956-built house you know that it’s not exactly energy efficient, especially since one of my windows is currently a piece of plywood screwed to the window frame with a baggy taped to the inside to keep the breezes down — thanks thugs!

Stats & Goals
Daily
Current Mood – slightly pissed, but I’m going to make lemonades from the lemons given to me this time around.
Current Music – listening to the “net@night” podcast
Website Of The Day – Get smarter by going to Learn Something Every Day.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 52

Monthly
Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 8 (3*)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 9
Marta Rides – 0
* – since I stayed in a hotel

February Goals
– Not get fired from my job

2010 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 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 JalapeƱo 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
– Enter no fewer than three photographic competitions / gallery showings
– Get the Black Sheep stats out of Excel and online
– Ride in no fewer than two 50 mile or 50K bike rides

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in PHP and CSS
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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3 Responses to Home Alone

  1. Barb says:

    Sorry you are feeling sick. Go get some chicken noodle soup, some orange juice & take a nap. Alan swears that will cure it.

    Speaking of trivia – the Battle & Brew bar near our house I found out has Geek Trivia. Now, the clientele of a gamer bar scares me, & I can imagine I would not know one answer at that trivia, but it still intrigues me.

    BTW – Survivor starts tonight!! We’ve got dinner plans, so I hope Allan will watch it this year with me when we get home – he might, Tom the New York fireman is back, & he was his favorite player (of course)

  2. Thanks, I’m sure I’ll be fine I’m just frustrated by it all. Right now I’m drinking OJ and lazying about the house.

    I’ll probably watch Survivor tonight to see if it will “stick” this season. Survivor was smart to make this a special Heroes/Villains season otherwise I’d never consider watching after the way last season ended.

  3. sal says:

    Yeah…Survivor starts!! Looking forward to watching the nice guys against the bad guys!! I do hope they get rid of Coach soon though.

    That Battle and Brew place looks scary anyways…….

    Get better Paulie!

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