Tuesday Has Become A Sloppy Seconds Day

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.
Take Me Out To The (Minor League) Ballgame
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

May Goals
– “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

The Unmeasurable
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to Tuesday Has Become A Sloppy Seconds Day

  1. Steve says:

    Mind mapping sounds like a bad Sci-fi plot line. How do you use it?

    Somewhere, I have a series of pictures of Saltzburg at night that I would love to stitch together into a panorama, but they’re film (how retro!) and don’t know what to do…

    Hopefully your PT is helping and you’ll be getting back to regular exercise soon.


  2. Barb says:

    glad you finally got to Delia’s…….

    I was just reading an article in the AJC yesterday about Fulton county finally starting to do something about the no shows for jury duty. They haven’t been doing anything to people that don’t show, so word got out & the turnout is getting worse & worse. I’ve never been called in Cobb yet, but I guess it hasn’t been that many years yet.

  3. Steve says:

    That would seem to be an opportunity for some revenue. Go ahead and be a no-show, here’s a little ticket from the court for say $50?? Then they’d show.

  4. The PT is working but all is still not right. I addition to the hip “popping” today there is a pinch (pain) in the front of my leg near my groin. I fear there is a pinched nerve/muscle. 🙁

    I mainly use mindmapping to layout programming flow -> user interface maps. However, the uses are unlimited.

    Ticketing no-shows does seem like a good revenue-maker. Lord knows the counties need the cash.

  5. Barb says:

    and eventually a warrant for arrest…….
    It isn’t like it is that tough of a gig for a week, gives you a chance to catch up on your reading the first day, then after that you may actually get to do something, or all they do is have you call in each day & most likely not even have to come in.

  6. bob says:

    Working in IT Security / Data forensics got me bounced from jury duty last time. For some reason the defense just didn’t want me around 🙂

    The judge did have a funny way of putting jury duty: you will serve jury duty, it’s up to you to serve in a nice comfortable chair or a very uncomfortable jail cell.

  7. Jenka says:

    I had to serve on a jury last month. Waited all day to finally get picked, then the trial lasted a whopping hour and a half. Jury duty DONE for the foreseeable future!

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