These unseasonably cooler temperatures have returned me to the ways of Winter hibernation. Recently once again I’ve started getting up, turning off alarm clocks, and return to a warm bed to sleep again.
Taco Mac, Party Of One
After work last night I went over to Taco Mac for a couple of beverages and some dinner. My iPad and I were led to our seat past the longest table of people that I have ever seen. I didn’t count the people at this “one” table, but there must have been thirty people (coworkers as I came to understand through eavesdropping).
As a regular at the Perimeter Taco Mac I was surprised how few of the waitstaff that I recognized, and dismayed to see that many of them were dudes.
Last night I also noticed that my “Wee lil Bit” plaque has yet to be moved from the Bachelor’s Degree Achievers’ board to the Master’s Degree Achievers’ board even though I passed the necessary beer count to be considered a Master’s Degree achiever weeks ago.
Green With Disgust
I’m losing confidence in the power of rechargeable batteries. I have been a long-time proponent of rechargeable batteries (getting my first ones as 9v batteries (remember those?) in the 1980s).
Recently my Apple bluetooth keyboard and trackpad have been eating battery charges like candy. I’ve been slow-trickle recharging AA batteries, in pairs, and within two weeks the devices are reporting low-batterty conditions. There is a chance that the devices are to blame instead of the batteries (which by the way are “major brand” batteries) but for some reason I have more confidence in the quality of the Apple hardware over the batteries themselves.
I’ll keep trying to save the world by using rechargeable batteries, but at what point does the power consumption needed to keep recharging the batteries so regularly outweigh the use of “disposable” batteries?
Leveling Up My Nerditude
2011 has been different that 2010 in many ways. With the addition of last night’s absence of the monthly Roswell Photographic Society meetings I’ve now missed every meeting this year. However, I will be attending tonight’s iOS Atlanta [hmm, I’ve once again managed to break Text Expander as it won’t expand my new snipped for the iOS Atlanta link. Dangen!] meetup which means I’ve made virtually all of them this year.
In case it hasn’t been blatantly obvious this year I’ve refocused my efforts from photography to software development. Stealing the quote stitched into the Life Is Good shirt that I wore yesterday, “Do what you like. Like what you do.”
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – oddly tired, late, getting mentally prepared for PT
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Build and Analyze” podcast
Website Of The Day – Did you know that this is “Craft Beer Week?” The people at Craft Beer certainly did.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking because I know that I’m not losing weight and now just hope that I fit into my nice pants for jury duty selection next week
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 – 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
– 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