Another boring weekend around the ITP Estate. Poor weather and trying health conditions kept me inside for most of the weekend. I tried to do some software development, but it never got off the ground. While I did manage to get some things done, most of what I accomplished was not on my “to do” list.
Megamind Was Mega-Awesome
On Saturday night I stayed in, a Saturday night tradition since the weekend of the accident. This weekend I decided to finally get around to watching Megamind and absolutely loved it, even if it did constantly remind me of a lost love.
I will say that I was rather disappointed with the extras, or rather the lack thereof, on the Megamind DVD. There was a lousy “Meet the Cast” short and one questionable deleted scene. Perhaps they put the good stuff on the Blu-Ray release to sucker more people into buying that?
I’ve been holding off on buying a Blu-Ray disc player mostly because I got burned by purchasing the HD-DVD module for an XBOX360 (another burn in my book) and I’m not trying to purchase any physical media. However, I’ve because I liked Megamind and Up I’ve started thinking about buying them on Blu-Ray disc, which may finally change my mind.
One of the few “on the to do list” things I did this weekend was hook up my scanner and scan in the medals I’ve earned over the past dozen years.
I’m finally getting around to mailing off those medals to Metals4Mettle. These scanned images will be reminder enough for me as time goes on.
The Butler Did It
I am not a basketball fan, but I’ve been following the progress of my Florida Gators throughout this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. With the “big guns” gone in their bracket I thought a trip to the Final Four was all but certain for my Gators. Apparently they did as well because Butler came into the game, stayed close, and bested them in overtime. Congratulations to Butler and any ITP-Reading Butler fans out there.
RealiTV Update : The Amazing Race – Not For All The Tea In China
At first I was going to complain that Team Daddy, Daddy, Daddy had the upper-hand by being able to talk to the tea server in Chinese and find out the formula of the tea they were drinking, but then each team was told that the tea they drank in China contained papaya and mango. Then to my surprise Ron was able to sniff out the proper cup in no time; I guess all of his eating in the past has paid off.
It figured that Team Goths Gone Wild would paint the elephant.
Meanwhile Lule can’t find the right tea to save his life…
And somehow Team Daddyâ€™s Little Miss America finished in first place? How the hell did that happen?
It seemed that last night’s episode was all about making mistakes. Team Trotter had much difficulty finding the right tea, and then Flight Time went and kicked the bucket of brown paint onto their elephant. Whoopsie.
And in the end Luke’s tastebuds let him down, and Margie and Luke were eliminated. They’re ousted too soon for my liking, but at least it was their own mistakes which did them in and not bad luck.
Until the Twitter account for The Amazing Race (@AmazingRace_CBS) tweeted that the basketball had run over by seventeen minutes I was contemplating starting a website called “AtWhatTimeDid60MinutesStart” in order to alert The Amazing Race viewers in the Eastern and Central time zones how long into The Amazing Race’s 8-9pm time slot 60 Minutes would run. Another million-dollar idea down the drain…
No The Amazing Race next week thanks to basketball and Country Music Awards.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay though I’m still stiff, sore, and walking funny
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – My blog is closed on the weekends during which I obviously don’t do much. However, Closed on Mondays is using their day off to do good in their community.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking until I can exercise again
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 – 1
Carnivorous Days – 27
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