Each day sees less pain and more progress toward walking “normally.” I’m pleased by this. Today I get another first in my life, I’m going to a chiropractor for an adjustment. This procedure was recommended by my primary care physician since my body went through considerable trauma in the bike wreck.
Speaking of trauma, I still have so many tasks which need to be completed. And, if you don’t see a blog post first thing in the morning tomorrow don’t expect one until after noon. I have a 9am appointment with my tax preparer, which will naturally make me late for work, which will mean that I will scrambling through lunch.
“Nowhere Boy” And “Ondine”
A few weeks ago I saw a list of the “Best Ten (or Twelve?) Movies Released In 2010 That You’ve Never Seen.” Given that I hadn’t gone to a movie theater at all in 2010 I knew this list would be accurate. The list consisted of indie films and direct-to-dvd titles, so I added some (the non suspense/horror titles) to my Netflix queue.
The past two Saturday nights I’ve watched movies from the list. Two weeks ago I watched Nowhere Boy, which was the story of John Lennon’s life pre-Beatles. And this past Saturday I watched Ondine, a love(ish) story starring a ratty-looking Colin Farrell and some really beautiful woman named Alicja Bachleda. While both movies were interesting flicks, I can see why each didn’t get greater acclaim.
Related: I love having “high speed” internet.
ITP Flickr Pic
I’ve not bounced back yet, though I’m getting the itch to shoot.
The Little Nut Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree
All last week in talking with my mother she insisted that I ask someone to pick up a pain relief gel, which also supposedly helps with bruising, called Arnicare. There were two problems with this suggestion. First, my mother often suggests some obscure remedy for whatever is ailing me. Second, she raised a son (and probably two) who is just as stubborn as she is. Therefore, the request for Arnicare was never made.
This morning the scab on my inner elbow cracked and my arm started to bleed (bad day to where an almond-colored shirt). While looking through my “medicine stash” here at the office for some Neosporin (or generic equivalent) and a band-aid, I had to laugh when I found, tucked way in the back, a relatively small tube of (used) Arnicare.
Seriously? I really could not make this shit up if I tried.
I Meant To Use This As Last Friday’s Website Of The Day
Suffice to say that I didn’t completely have my wits about me last week.
When I was a kid and we lived in New York I would occasionally see my brother play cribbage with my dad. I was too young to learn, and when we moved to Florida I’m not sure that the cribbage board ever came out again.
Some years ago I acquired a cribbage board (two, actually) and have had a desire to play. One of the iPad applications which gets used most is a card game app in which I can play cribbage against the iPad.
When my brother was in town back in January I considered challenging him to a real game, but one thing led to another, and I feared getting my ass handed to me (have I ever mentioned that I am a competitive motherfucker who hates losing?) since I’ve never really had the game’s strategy explaoined to me, so I didn’t.
While playing the iPad app I was certain that there was a bug in its scoring algorithm (I was right! And luckily an app update came out not much later) and found American Cribbage Congress online. Who knew?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – progressively better
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Over the weekend I was looking for references on stretching and came across The Stretching Handbook.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 7
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Lose two pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically Chef’s Story
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 one half-marathon
– 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