I did nothing yesterday that warrants much discussion today — physical therapy, make a reservation for a play on Thursday night at Horizon Theatre, work until 7:00pm — so I’ll pick up some of the missed scraps from the weekend instead.
I failed to mention that on Friday night I obtained my “Masters Degree” from Taco Mac‘s Brewniversity. That’s right, I now have 225 different beers under my belt, or I guess more accurately pushing out on my belt. Achieving the Masters Degree is not quite as beneficial as achieving a Bachelors Degree as there’s no larger beer vessel from which I now get to drink — though it would be awesome if all of my beers were now served in a 24-ounce mug for the same price as a pint. I think that my reward, aside from minor bragging rights, will be a crew-neck Taco Mac shirt. Just what I need, another shirt.
Saturday night at the ITP-Estate has turned in to “Movie Night” (though, even though there is popcorn in the pantry I rarely make any). This past Saturday night I watched a movie called WInnebago Man (betcha didn’t see that coming). If you’ve been surfing the intertubes for as long as I have you may have come across the videos of a guy name Jack Rebney who, back in the late 1980’s, was making an industrial film for Winnebago, with some difficulties. The outtake video of Rebney cursing like a sailor with each error/interruption, which apparently was passed around on VHS tapes for over a decade, showed up on YouTube in its infancy and quickly became a viral video. In fact, I can remember watching the video many years ago, but can’t recall exactly when.
“Winnebago Man” is a documentary about Jack Rebney, as well as a documentary of the monumental effort the filmmaker made in order to locate Rebney. Initially it appears that Rebney has mellowed considerably in his old age while living in remote northern California. But then we find out that Rebney was acting mellow during the first encounter between Rebney and the filmmaker, and that he is still filled with rage and anger. The film also takes an odd twist when during its making Rebney is blinded by an attack of glaucoma, forcing me to take pity on a man who merely minutes ago I viewed with disdain.
In the end I’m not sure if “Winnebago Man” is a “good” film, but since I had history with the outtakes I found it to be a worthy way to spend nearly ninety minutes of my life.
Doing The Things I Have To Do
Because of commits through the end of the week tonight has become lavanderia night out of necessity. And because I am feeling really fat (the bag of nuts and berries I ate for breakfast aren’t helping matters currently) I will either be returning to the lavanderia next to Lee’s Bakery for a Banh Mi sandwich, or going to the lavanderia that I’ve been calling ” home” and limiting myself to one taco at Las Tortas Locas.
Tonight I also plan to finish reading the Hiking Solo book I started last lavanderia night.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat
Current Music – silence so that I can crank this out and get to work
Website Of The Day – Speaking of films/movies, I just found out that the Atlanta Film Festival is soon, April 28 – May7 to be exact. I’ve never been and unfortunately don’t believe that my schedule will permit me to go this year — but that shouldn’t stop you.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In –
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 – 22
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