I’ve awaken in my bed in Atlanta again. Unfortunately I have multiple things to do today including an 8:00am physical therapy appointment. I’m ready to be healed, I’m ready to not have to wake up and head in to physical therapy. My patience for being a patient has completely run out.
It Was Like Being On “Let’s Make A Deal”
Had I only not checked a bag…
Yesterday’s 8:30am Delta flight from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta was oversold (How does this happen?). Delta was requesting that four people give up their ticket in exchange for a flight voucher for a future day and a meal voucher. I was to board in Zone 4, the last group to board of course, so I heard the pleas multiple times.
Sure, I had to report to work yesterday but if the voucher was worth enough I could take another day off. I kept waiting for Delta to announce the value of the voucher, or to continue to up their offer. About five minutes before I was to board they announced that the voucher was worth $400. It was a tough decision but I finally decided that I’d hold onto my seat because I’d already checked my suitcase and I didn’t want it lingering around the Atlanta airport while I waited for another flight from Raleigh/Durham to Atlanta to have an available seat for me to claim.
Bummer, that could have been my flight to New York that I want to take this year.
I have a history of missing things at baseball games. Years ago I decided to play poker instead of going to see the Diamondbacks play the Braves. Wouldn’t you know that was the night that Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game.
As the photo above shows I was at the Durham Bulls game on Sunday. Apparently after we left the game (the rain delay caused the game to go late and Lisa and Randy are responsible parents who wanted to get their children home to get them to bed at a respectable hour) there was a controversial play which caused the Norfolk manager to climb the outfield fence.
Related: Who knew that the Durham Bulls broadcast their games on tv?
Hoping To Smile Today
I have my semi-annual dentist appointment today. While I don’t expect any difficulties I am always reticent to make my visit to the dentist. I’m hoping that my biggest difficulty will be holding off from eating lunch until after my 1:00pm appointment.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – wanting to be healed, wanting to get my life back
Current Music – listening to last weekend’s “Car Talk” podcast
Website Of The Day – It seems that most advertisers on “What’s This Food?” are from the northeast. When I watched yesterday and the advertiser was Blue Ridge Jams, located near Asheville, I knew that I’d have to pick them today.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – Wednesday, which reminds me that I need to recharge the batteries tonight
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 – 5
Carnivorous Days – 8
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Get back on a bicycle
– 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
Finish The Laws Of Simplicity (done!) and read another book
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