Being Sick Sucks. No Foolin’

In past years in this space I’ve had a lot of fun on April Fool’s Day crafting witty posts. For the past two days I’ve been battling an insidious illness which yesterday made my head hurt to the point where reading was nearly impossible. As you can thus imagine, yesterday was a little less than “productive.” I did manage to bake a chicken and snap a photo or two. Unfortunately I was so weak and in pain that those photos remain inside the camera still.

I’m once again just waking up an the hour at which I’m normally at work. So with great apologies today’s post will be a lame as yesterday’s.

This Is No Joke Either
Today is the day that I intended to finally announce my LLC. By now I was to have a business bank account in place (still waiting for that coveted credit card to get approved), a logo, and a website. Regardless, I want to get it out there, so I introduce to you:

Sharpened Stone, LLC (no need to click on that link as it will take you nowhere).

One more thing…

Happy Birthday Greetings
Today is the 34th birthday of Apple Computer! I look forward to taking possession of their latest offspring, an iPad 3G, in the near future.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – 80% okay
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Google has long been April Fool’s jokesters (Go to Google today and you’ll see they’ve renamed themselves to “Topeka.” Read about their many pranks on the Google Hoaxes Wikipedia page.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – couldn’t be bothered to check today
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 52

Foot Mileage – 0 miles, Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0) [I’ve stripped the bed of the “sick” bedding]
Vegetarian Days – 0, Carnivorous Days – 0
Marta Rides – 0

April Goals
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 100 miles
– Get the new LLC moving…

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
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
– 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
– Complete my Taco Mac Passport requirement of 125 beers

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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to Being Sick Sucks. No Foolin’

  1. Barb says:

    Sorry you are still feeling crappy – we had to blow off the bike ride last night, I had forgotten I was donating blood yesterday afternoon. If I would have been smart, I could have done it in the morning. I was still feeling a little weak & they told me I shouldn’t ride. So, Allan burned things in the backyard, he misses fire being in Buckhead, the land of no fires.

  2. Steve says:

    Those Googlers.. I mean Topeka’ers are a hoot. Follow this:

    for the complete explanation. And don’t forget, “All Things Considered” begins at 4PM on 90.1FM and they normally have a good April Fools story. My favorite was from the library of congress, where they started to use wax cylinders to record various types of sounds to a standard media. My brother-in-law actually thought they were serious.

    No foolin’


  3. Martha says:

    Sorry you’re still not feeling well. I’m so tired, my stupid hip/sciatica (that’s not what it is but the easiest way to describe it) keeps waking me up at night. I came back from the gym, Nibbles was still curled up under the covers, it took just about all my will power to not jump in and join her. I could bring her over, she’s great to cuddle with when you’re not feeling well.

    It’s Pastitchio day at Nick’s also, I’m trying to be strong but if someone, who was say sick, really wanted some I would have no choice but to swing by and pick some up, could be life or death!

    Seriously, if you need anything just let me know.

  4. Barb says:

    Paulie – I think Martha needs an excuse to go to Nick’s……… I say just go, even if Paulie doesn’t want any. If I knew what a Pastitchio was & felt like driving into town, I’d go get one with you Martha.

  5. If I were at home again today I’d *so* be up for some Nick’s! I decided to drag my sorry ass into the office and suffer with those who most likely got me sick to begin with. Besides, it’s not like I have an unlimited amount of paid days off.

  6. Thanks Barb. I was hopeful that I’d be at 100% today until I started sneezing and had mouth swelling as if I had an allergic reaction to either the Coke I drank or the ibuprofen I popped last night. 🙁

    Good addition Steve. That “press release” was actually how I found out about the Wikipedia page so I should have thought to link to it as well.

    The other site I meant to mention today was URO-Club.

  7. Martha says:

    Barb, pastitchio is ‘Greek Lasagna’, I’ve never had it at Nick’s but I really want to give it a try. Wednesday is moussaka day, I need to give it a try as well…I’m going to need to work out more 🙁

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