I was up and out of the house early this morning; it’s what warmer weather allows me to do. I beat most of the traffic in to work and am hoping my early(ish) departure from work this afternoon will reward me with the same treatment.
A Mostly-Productive Tuesday
If the weather guessers are correct the Atlanta area is going to get hit with some rain over the next few days. I’m pleased with myself that I spent some time yesterday cleaning up the brush and leaves from the side of my house so that (I hope) the rain water which comes out of one of my downspouts will not have clear passage past the house and into the back yard.
I refuse to beat myself up on not getting all of my desired chores done. Those which were not accomplished yesterday (brake light and lawnmower gas purchase will get pushed off until tomorrow when there is more in my schedule). Also getting snubbed today for tomorrow’s agenda is dropping items off at Goodwill and going to the bank (I miss the days of NetBank).
A Meeting Of The Nerd Minds
Going to the iOS Developers Meetups I realize that I am not nearly as nerdy and smart as I’d like to be. Mind you this is far from the first time that this realization has overcome me, but last night it was proven again. Even with all of my recent efforts to concentrate on iOS (iPhone/iPad) development I know a mere smidgeon of what most of the guys (and on woman) know. Where am I going to find the time to level up? I’m not sure, but I’ll keep trying.
Post-meetup a large group of us headed to the West side’s La Fonda Latina (huh, I always suspected that there was a connection between them and Fellini’s Pizza, I guess their web address proves it) for some late (9:00pm) dinner and more nerd discussion.
Top Cheffing: Masters Style
For my weekly Top Chef Masters dinner tonight I plan to make jambalaya. “Why jambalaya?” you ask? Well, for one I recently had the thought “I haven’t made jambalaya in quite a long time”, and also I don’t have the proper schmaltz to make some matzah ball chicken soup tonight. No, I’m not Jewish, I just like the things they eat at Passover.
Life Is Like A Box Of Chocolates
I have a strange desire to rewatch Forrest Gump. Even though many critics pan it, I love that movie. It’s one of the few movies that I can watch more than once without getting bored. I don’t know why the desire to watch it again has risen, but it has, so I guess I will try to find some time soon to satisfy it.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – silence so that there are few distractions
Website Of The Day – There are many strange things going on in this country, including Piano Across America, who, as appears, may be in Athens, GA right now.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking because I’m afraid to know
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 – 16
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