It could have literally been sloppy seconds had I saved any of the Delia’s Chicken Sausage Stand “The Three Way” that I ate after a long day at the office. The sausage was good, if not masked by the chili and sauerkraut added to it. I was not particularly fond of the potato wedges; there was nothing wrong with them (though the side of cheese sauce was grainy), I’m just not a fan of potato wedges.
Instead today will be about those things I failed to put into yesterday’s blog.
April Monthly Recap
As months go April was fairly plain vanilla, that is if you take out the fact that I visited a chiropractor once a week and a physical therapist twice a week during the entire month. Molasses-slow progress had been made in my financial recovery from the bike wreck and my physical recovery stands somewhere near 90% — assuming the “snapping” in my hip proves to be nothing serious. The only shining star of the month seems to be my re-dedication to becoming a programmer.
One Of The Few Times I Hope Not To Be Popular
Upon retrieving my mail on Saturday I saw that I had received a little love note from Dekalb County in the form of a jury duty selection summons. Dangen. I knew that my number would be getting pulled again soon. My date is later this month so, between now and then I plan to shed a couple of pounds so that I fit into my “nice” pants so that I can look unworthy to sit in on anyone’s trial.
ITP Flickr Pic
As I mentioned yesterday I went to a Chattanooga Lookouts game on Friday night.
The photo you see above was taken with my iPhone using an application called “Photosynth” (from Microsoft of all people!) which I was introduced to by my friend John a few weeks ago a breakfast at The Majestic. I then played with the panorama’s exposure and contrast, as well as added that funky border, using the Photoshop Express application on the iPhone. Once done I upload the photo to Flickr using, you guessed it, the Flickr application on my iPhone.
I certainly don’t know what the future holds, but I love the times in which I live.
Conflict In Interest: Beer Of The Day Project
I meant to mention this yesterday but a few weeks ago I decided that each day in May I would drink a different beer and report on it in the blog (like I need another excuse to drink beer). Keep in mind that I am not a beer reviewer, but I will be able to say whether or not I liked what I consumed.
Yesterday’s beer was the final Grand Teton Brewing Bitch Creek ESB which has sat in my refrigerator since returning home from my Colorado adventure last year. I am a big fan of ESBs and was a big fan of this six-pack. I don’t think that Great Teton’s beer is available in Georgia (or perhaps even the East coast), but if I ever see it again I’ll be sure to grab some.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – a little sniffly, that is to say I seem to be suffering from some post-nasal drip
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I have become a huge fan of mindmapping. The mindmapping application I use a lot (on my iPad) is called MindNode. They sell a version for the Mac as well, but this is one application which really lends itself well to the touch interface.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – physical therapy
Morning Weigh-In – 201.8 pounds
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 – 2
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
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than five days
– Lose three pounds
Go out on a date with someone else
– Read an entire book, specifically The Laws Of Simplicity
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