You Can Call Me “Slim Pickens”

Not because I’m losing weight, but rather today’s post will also be lame and I don’t foresee that changing a whole lot in the immediate, but temporary, future. It’s already been an insane morning and I’ve yet to get started.

I would like to publicly thank ITP-Reader Barb (and her hubby Allan) for feeding me a delicious meal, serving me quality wine, and replacing the rim tape on the rear wheel of the Red Rocket.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – way behind schedule (because I am!)
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – This one is for the techies. I feel as if I’m living life in a fog, but if I wanted to put my life into the “cloud” I’d check out Tonido.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my bike
Exercise (b)Log – cycling, ~16.5 miles
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Pages Of 1001 Paintings You Must See Before You Die Read – 77

Foot Mileage – ~4 miles, Wheel Mileage – 160.7 miles
Pushups – 0, Situps – 0
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 8 (8)
Vegetarian Days – 1, Carnivorous Days – 24
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 4

August Goals
– Not to get sick for the entire month (I did it once, I can do it again!)
– Not get fired from my job
– Ride my bicycle no fewer than 200 miles
– Get the Sharpened Stone, LLC moving further
– Complete at least one iPhone application (seriously, this needs to happen)
– Completely plan out my August/September Colorado trip

2010 Goals
– Reduce my weight to 185 pounds (starting weight was 198 pounds) [update: On July 1 I’ve sadly gained weight; I’m at 203 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 Sharpened Stone.
– 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 Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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10 Responses to You Can Call Me “Slim Pickens”

  1. Barb/Laura, if all goes to plan we’ll be leaving our office to head for Las Tortas Locas at 11:30am.

  2. Barb says:

    I’ll leave a little after 11, to drop the car off & have Martha come meet me.

    I was a little curious about the late blog post, I didn’t think you drank TOO much last night, but until you posted I wasn’t sure….. glad you enjoyed dinner.

    Hope the ride from Lam’s to the office wasn’t too “interesting” this morning.

  3. Duke and I met at Lam’s around opening time and rode over together. I tried to kick his ass, but he rides at my level and was barely off my back, except for the long sweeping downhill where my larger mass proved beneficial. 😉

    We averaged our odometers (I installed the new one this morning and I question as to when it will fall off) and the ride was a mere 6.3 miles.

  4. Steve says:

    I think y’all need to get pre-approval of these late morning blog posts.


  5. It’s just life getting in the way, and my method for easing you all in to the oddly late and short posts when I’m on vacation in later time zones. 😉

  6. Steve says:

    I think you need to consider putting up your posts late at night while you’re on vacation so we can start first thing in the morning giving you grief. We could have your whole life mapped out by the time you wake up!

  7. That strategy has crossed my mind, minus everyone mapping out my life, that is.

  8. Martha says:

    Ugh, life…it gets in the way of so much fun stuff…it was so nice this morning. I really wish I had gotten out of bed and gone for a run. Wednesday is my rest day and I needed it…but oh boy did it feel nice out. I’m now working from home on Thursdays, I see a run after the gym in my future.

    It looks like I might just get on my mt. bike this year. Jerry suggested hitting some trails when we are in WV next month. I’m looking forward to the trip.

  9. Barb says:

    and – I hope you “enjoyed” the Grove family banter at dinner – I’m sure you learned way too much about things you didn’t know you wanted to know about.

    Martha – what? Jerry wants to go biking?

  10. Martha says:

    Jerry likes biking…just doesn’t have a bike. We are going to rent some while there (not sure if it will be worth it to take the bike all the way up there).

    umm…wonder if Greenbriar has a CF gym close by, lol.

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