Whoops, more like Slow Day. This is the type of “snow” that Georgia can handle.
A Productive Day Off
Even though I called in sick yesterday I managed to get a lot accomplished. I went through all of the mail delivered in my absence last week (much of it being actual important tax documents), called into to two conference calls for work, did a little self-directed iOS programming studying, made a trip to Target to buy some Emergen-C (pardon the pun but I find Target to be a very target-rich environment for women that I find attractive, now if I could only figure out how to approach them…) and stopped at Urban Cannibals on the way back, and got my main photo editing computer running again (remember last week when I had the bizarre “cable issue” which brought the system down? My stop at the Apple store on Monday yielded a new cable connector/converter for $35 which seems to have rectified the problem.) Not bad for a “sick” day.
Noticeably absent on the list of achievements are running, bed making, and house cleaning. Oh well, that starts again today.
ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing for you today. My creative juices have run dry lately. I’m going to try and bounce back soon now that I have my main editing computer back up and running.
I Say A Lot Of Weird Shit, Even For Me This Sounds Strange
I started writing three songs yesterday. I’m not a musician so I have no idea how I’d ever take these beyond paper, and I have no interest in trying to get someone else to record them for me. For most of my life lyrics and music snippets have popped into my head and I’ve never acted on them. Yesterday I decided to write down the three ideas which popped into my head.
Related to this strangeness, I just remembered waking up yesterday morning and vividly remembering the dream which was interrupted by doing so. I was watching a movie — supposedly made by me — featuring fast cut shots between still photos and video snippets of news/sports/etc from the 1970s, early 1980s. The images were so clear that I was mad that I woke up.
Seriously, this is what my mind does naturally, this is why I have no interest in illicit drugs.
TC, TC, MF, TC
My utmost thanks to two special friends.
Yesterday afternoon ITP-Reader Martha stopped by and generously gifted me some tea. I randomly picked one of the packets and instantly made a cup of tea. It was aromatic and delicious.
Last night ITP-Reader Betsy came over with a load of Tasty China (and thanks to non-ITP-Reader Gary for delivering the food to Betsy) and a bottle of wine. The food (some fish/tofu soup, dan dan noodles, some greens, a dish I’ve forgotten but was delicious, and some spring rolls) all of which were spicy, just what the non-doctor-me ordered! Betsy and I caught up on the Top Chef we missed last week, watched last night’s Modern Family, and then watched this week’s Top Chef.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – blah
Current Music – listening to a CBC Radio3 podcast. I wonder if they have snow in Canada?
Website Of The Day – You say you are looking for some new music, friend? I say, have you checked out NoiseTrade yet? For some contact information some independent artists would be very grateful if you’d listen to their music.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t want to know
Foot Mileage – 10.3 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 1 (1)
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 6
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Not to get sick for the entire month FAIL
– 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
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