Somebody needs to keep better track of his schedule… I was supposed to go to physical therapy at 8am this morning, but when I scheduled that I had forgotten that I had to participate in an all-day interview day at the office. I don’t like having to bail out on commitments, but sometimes you have to do what you need to do. At least the event will be over in time for me to head over to ITP-Reader Barb’s house for dinner and to pick up the Red Rocket.
An Athens Redo
For someone who loves music as much as I do I’m often surprised that I’ve not made more trips over to Athens in the sixteen years that I’ve lived in Atlanta. Perhaps it’s that whole UGA thing…
On Saturday I drove over to Athens to try and take in more of the town before I headed into the 40 Watt for the Elephant Six Collective’s “Surprise Holiday Show.” I thought about heading over to Terrapin Brewery for their ninth anniversary party, but the wind on Saturday was so bad that the idea of standing around outside, even if I were drinking beer, seemed unappealing. I thought about trying Weaver D’s Delicious Food (possibly best known as the place with the “Automatic For The People” — used by REM as an album title so many years ago), but I couldn’t figure out when it was open and it was in a direction away from Terrapin. Instead I wound up eating tacos at a place called Sr Sol, an establishment at which I’ve eaten before, and then heading back to my hotel room for a bit of a rest.
A hotel room? Yeah, a hotel room. I’m too old to be staying out until 2am and then making the drive from Athens to Atlanta. Even if nothing bad happened along the way I’d be a wreck the following day. Given that I can afford a hotel room on occasion I decided that I would spend the night in Athens. Spending the night would also give me the opportunity to eat breakfast and lounge around the town before returning home.
That plan was destroyed at 1:30am when I ate a piece of apple pie a la mode with my cup of coffee at The Grill. There was no way in hell the I was going to be hungry a handful of hours later, so upon waking I showered and made my way westward.
Working The Work Skills
What a gorgeous day yesterday. I could tell as I sat in front of my computer monitor and attempted to do some software development. My efforts were partially successful as I continue to teach myself the skills necessary to keep me gainfully employed (somebody has to be able to foot my hotel bills). Listening to podcasts, watching television, and writing code. That was my Sunday.
I know many of you had a good weekend, what’cha get up to?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – frustrated on many levels today
Current Music – listening to the “This American Life” podcast from a few weeks ago
Website Of The Day – If you are in to comedy and in the Atlanta area this week you should head out to the Laughing Skull Comedy Festival.
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 – 3
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least once
– Lose two pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically [currently not picked, will do so today]
– Eat vegetarian for no fewer than five days
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