Whereas yesterday was messed up because of the power outage, today I am late due to a 7:00am physical therapy appointment. I’ve just now arrived at work, showered, and have put on a pair of size-appropriate (read “fat”) shorts.
I Had Always Wondered
For most of my life I’d seen photos of Black Widow spiders, but I don’t think that I’ve ever encountered one. I had always wondered whether or not I’d be able to identify one of Nature’s nastier inhabitants.
If they all come as large as the one that I saw outside my front door the other day then I’ll never have difficulty recognizing them. The one I saw, which slowly made its way back into the vase in which it was living was large, black as coal, and had a bright red hour glass on its body. It may not be dead, but it’s definitely no where near the front door any longer as I threw the entire vase into the front yard.
Huzzah! I Believe Jack And I Will Be Together Another Year!
Yesterday morning’s frustrations were heightened when the emissions testing location I was going to use wasn’t open at their advertised time. When they opened a few minutes later and I circled back to get the Jackmobile’s emissions tested the man asked me if I could wait ten minutes for the instrument to calibrate. I declined.
Assuming that my attempt would see failure again I happened upon a Shell station just outside I-285 which was advertising $15 emission testing — which was $5 cheaper than the place I just left disgustingly. So I stopped there.
This is the first year I’ve worried about the Jackmobile passing emissions. You’d think a nine-year-old Honda would have no difficulties but with last year’s transmission fiasco and the fact that I’m burning oil internally these days I was waiting on the results with bated breath. Thankfully, Jack passed. Now it’s time for me to continue to take care of him and start saving some money for the inevitable day when I decide that it’s time to part ways with an old friend.
So Many Letdowns
It’s still tough being a Mets fan.
I got home last night and fired up the game using Major League Baseball’s iOS application and by the time I did the Braves already had a 1-0 lead. I cooked up a hamburger (note to self: these pre-portioned patties are huge and require more cooking time to ensure the middle meat is cooked) and sat down to take care of some business. As I worked the Mets took the lead, then quickly gave it back again thanks to my most-hated Brave Chipper Jones’ three-run home run. Disgustedly I turned the game off.
Some time later in the night I checked in on the game and was thrilled to see the Mets leading 8-6 in the bottom of the ninth inning! Maybe I should have gone to the game after all!
As I typed in a comment to a friend’s Facebook wall I realized that it was taking the Mets a long time to win this game. I then checked back to see the score had changed to 8-8. Holy Jebus! Mother F*cker! WTF, dudes!!! With anger and disgust I deleted what was to be a joyous comment and stopped watching the game again.
The Mets lost 9-8 in ten innings. Maybe it was a good thing I didn’t go to the game.
Another Busy Weekend Ahead
Y’all come back Monday to see what I did. Have a great weekend all!
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – harried, which is how I often feel on PT mornings
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Ever seen a word and wonder how it’s pronounced? Try Forvo (which I assume is pronounced “Four-voe”) to see if they can clear matters up.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking next Wednesday
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 – 11
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 done!
– 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