The sound of two young lads serenading one another over breakfast.
Lilly’s Pizza + Flying Saucer = A Near Perfect Night
I left last night’s dinner selection up to my coworker Joe, and through collaboration with his wife Michelle it was decided that we’d eat at Lilly’s Pizza. As it turned out I’ve actually eaten at Lilly’s before, and while the wait for my calzone may have been longer than I desired, the final result (not photographed) was delicious. The calzone (and later beers) also undid all of the good done by eating fruit for breakfast and salad for lunch.
After dinner I joined ITP-Reader Randy for my three (plus) beers at Flying Saucer (What, you are surprised? You know that the Flying Saucer is my Taco Mac equivalent in Raleigh, right?) while his angelic wife ITP-Reader Lisa stayed home to watch the kids. Last night’s Flying Saucer visit supplied ample enjoyment via people watching. I can’t even begin to describe some of the people we saw while consuming beer last night.
I was up early enough to check out of the hotel in time to be dropped off at Lisa and Randy’s house, from today’s blog eminates.
Oh Yes I Did!
While I won’t say that I performed a strong four miles of run/walking, I did get out and do four more miles of legwork yesterday (and today is a rest day, huzzah!).
I made an attempt to maximize my downhill running yesterday but thwarted my master plan some when I couldn’t remember the name of the street on which I wanted to turn and wound up doing a little more climbing than I desired. I’m sure it will help in the long run…. Get it? Long run. Oh, I don’t understand why my sharp sense of humor hasn’t convinced a woman that I am the perfect man…
An Inspirational Few Days
While the week started a bit rough I’ve been trying to focus my energy on positive affirmations. I’ve been trying to dedicate more time to reading (mostly tech stuff but I intend on moving to entertaining reading sometime soon), with minimal success.
Yesterday I made another investment in my future by pulling the trigger on an expensive software purchase ($50 for OmniGraffle for the iPad) that I’ll use to desing future Sharpened Stone software.
Down, but not out.
Not Sure Exactly What’s On Tap For This Weekend
I do know that I’ll be attending tomorrow night’s Carolina Hurricanes game as the play the, wait for it, Atlanta Thrashers. Oh I don’t really care, I’m going to have a good time regardless.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – still miffed about life, but I’ll get by
Current Music – The sound of whatever kids show is on the television. Even if I *did* know which show it was, I wouldn’t admit that I did.
Website Of The Day – Say you owned an iPhone 4 for which you wanted a small, yet ingenious kickstand. Just play along, will ya? If so, you should check out a Glif. In fact, I came very close to purchasing a Glif yesterday but decided to put those twenty dollars toward the purchase of OmniGraffle on the iPad instead.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – day off
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking (4 miles)
Morning Weigh-In – no can do
Foot Mileage – 10.3 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (1)
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 3
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run no fewer than 75 miles
– Lose two pounds
– Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book
2011 Goals [will be a little more fluid than in past years]
– Reduce my weight by 25 pounds based on the my weight as measured on February 1st (204 pounds)
Completely read the book Daily Negations which I received as a Christmas gift.
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business — one which does not get penalized.
– 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
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than two half-marathons
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions