I’ve decided to spend this hot Tuesday away from work. With a 9am physical therapy appointment (my PT’s office no longer opens earlier on Tuesdays) and a desire to attend the Atlanta iOS Developers Meetup at 6:30pm over near the Westside (at Strongbox West) I’ve decided that it’s not worth the effort to get to, and get out of, the Perimeter Mall area today.
Lavanderia Success, Bedroom Shelf Near-Failure
Last night I skipped the Roswell Photographic Society meeting in order to do laundry. As I’ve done most of the time recently I chose the lavanderia next to Las Tortas Locas so that I could get a decent dinner while doing laundry. During the process of waiting for my laundry to get done I read half of a small book called Solo Hiking (I had intended to read the rest of the book when I arrived home last night, but you know how that goes…)
While putting away my laundry I discovered that one of the shelves that I installed in my bedroom closet twelve years ago has started to loosen. This is not surprising to me as this is the shelf that has been tasked to hold the weight of a bazillion t-shirts for all these years. Add another item to my “To Do” list….
Brake Light Failure
Well it’s happened again. While driving to the lavanderia last night I noticed that my brake light “dummy light” had come on. Dangen! Since that lavanderia is near an AutoZone store I tried, but failed, to find out which light had burned out so that I could walk over to the store and buy a new bulb. When I got home from eating dinner and doing laundry I wedged a large block of wood against a depressed brake pedal and saw that another light had indeed burned out. The only comfort I take from this adventure is that it was not a light that I recently replaced. Add another item to my “To Do” list….
ITP Flickr Pic
Nope. Add another item to my “To Do” list….
It’s More Of A Working Holiday
In addition to going to physical therapy I will also be stopping at the post office to finally ship my race medals, buy gasoline for my lawn mower, and return home to do some yard work I’d like to get completed before this week’s rain storms hit.
Even though the temperatures will be climbing today I will have to be in “fully cover” clothing mode because I will be working in an area that I sprayed with weed killer (which did nothing!) last week and my hand has a small spot of poison ivy.
After yard work and a good shower I will return to the front of my computer screen in order to work on some application coding problems which have been nagging me. I am returning to a coder’s lifestyle and loving it — looks like I’ll be single forever.
I have to do something to start taking things off my “To Do” list…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – listening to the latest “GardenFork Radio” podcast
Website Of The Day – I’m hoping that by the time you read this the Cloud Appreciation Society website has exited its maintenance mode. And if it is, go listen to one of the versions of The Orb’s “Little Fluffy Clouds” hosted on Grooveshark.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – still in bed so it’s hard to 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 – 3
Carnivorous Days – 15
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