If only I had done some…
This weekend I wrote a lot of code (that shit makes me happy) while worrying about my slow recovery from February’s cycling accident (that shit makes me unhappy). I think that I am still making progress it’s been seven weeks and my hip still pops and hurts when I make a misstep.
My Productivity Occurred Indoors
After waiting out the nasty storms at Taco Mac (of course) on Friday night I drove the Jackmobile home; it didn’t leave my driveway for the remainder of the weekend. Instead I stayed at home and in addition to writing code I listened to a lot of podcasts as well as gathered things which will be toted off to Goodwill later this week. Oh, and I watched a movie — Jack Goes Boating — which, for as much as I love Philip Seymour Hoffman and the woman who played Holly on “The Office” (Amy Ryan), I can’t recommend. The movie was slooooow. Think of it as “Rocky” without the boxing. If you’ve seen “Jack Goes Boating” I’d love to read what you think of it.
Lack Of ITP-Flickr Pics
It’s been seven weeks and the things that remain constant are hurt, concern, and a lack of creative drive to do any photography. Actually the latter has lasted longer as tonight I’ll be skipping the Roswell Photographic Society photo critique for the fourth consecutive month.
I did spend some time validating my belief that the shots I took last Wednesday night of the Polder thermometer reading over 150 F when its probe was submerged into ice water were crap though.
Something’s Wrong With This Scenario
While working around the house yesterday I decided to crank up my old stereo and listen to the Mets v. Braves game on the radio (how 1950’s of me!). As had happened the last time I tried this recently, the game played for a few minutes before I lost signal and silence prevailed. Apparently the radio signal inside my house is terrible (or have the radio stations gone digital? ;)) because scanning the FM dial produced no more than ten stations. I know that radio listenership has declined in the past decade, but I’m certain that more than ten FM stations remain in this city. The AM dial results were even worse!
So, being no more than four miles from Turner Field I resorted to listening to the game over the internet using the MLB iOS app (love it!), and since I am a Mets fan I listened to the New York broadcast (love it even more!). It’s been some time since I’ve heard commercials for PathMark and White Castle.
This has not been a good year to be a Mets fan. This weekend didn’t help that either as the Mets dropped a double-header on Saturday (they made up for Friday night’s rainout) to the Braves. Luckily for me I listened to the one game of the series that the Mets managed to win. I actually considered going to the game, but my desire to remain at home was too great.
RealiTV Update: The Amazing Race – I’m Feeling Peckish
I wasn’t sure that I could dislike Team Goths Gone Wild any more, and then I watched last night’s episode of The Amazing Race. Seriously, they cannot get eliminated soon enough for me.
Wait a minute, did one of Team Trotter just urinate in public on a building? That’s not an The Amazing Race penalty? Wow, if that’s so he’s lucky not to have gotten arrested, never mind eliminated from The Amazing Race. Really? Did I see that correctly?
While I really like Team Noun I have to wonder how many times they can make questionable decisions like being the only team to willingly take a flight which lands thirty minutes after all of the other teams. I understand that the chance of delay was greater for the other teams, but if you are all on the same flight you all get delayed the same amount of time. Wild chances like that should be saved for the final leg, dudes.
I know that I could eat my portion of that meal in twelve minutes. That shit looked tasty. I might have to travel to Vienna just to eat that. Who’s with me!?!?
I’m okay with Team Assburger winning this leg. I’m less okay with the constant in-your-face product placement that has become the norm in television. Hey everybody, let’s get into this Ford Focus (which apparently doesn’t have a navigation system which can give you directions to Schloss Strassburg) and use the fancy-pants reverse camera system. Boy I sure do love this Ford Focus. I hope I don’t spill my Amazing Race-flavored Snapple while we zip around in this 2012 Ford Focus, because if I do I might shit my 100%-cotton Fruit of the Loom underwear.
The hills are alive, with the sound of elimination….
DAMN YOU AND YOUR NON-ELIMINATION STAGES!!! I can’t take much more of Mallory. There is nothing overly-aggravating about her, but she’s a lot like my nagging pain and discomfort which bugs me constantly.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay though I’m scared about my hip
Current Music – listening to the latest “Typical Shutterbug” podcast
Website Of The Day – Maybe I’ll start reading Learn Food Photography for inspiration.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking at the moment
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 – 3
Carnivorous Days – 14
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 The Mole People: Life In The Tunnels Beneath New York City
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