Today’s physical therapy appointment is bringing something new (and something which kinda scares me) — “dry needling.” I’m used to getting verbally needled by my physical therapist, but today we’re taking it to another level.
Were you a Seinfeld watcher? (related: Damn, I miss the 90s) Yesterday I nearly lived a Seinfeld episode.
I made a rookie mistake yesterday at work. Since it was unoccupied I entered the handi-stall and did my “business” without second thought.
Modern day commercial bathrooms like ours are equipped with toilet paper dispensers which have two large rolls of toilet paper within them. Unbeknownst to me, ours was completely empty.
“Now what do I do???” I though. I did what any inventive person would do. I peered under the stall wall to see if there were any feet next door (“Excuse me, do you have a square to spare?”) and upon thankfully seeing none, reached under the stall wall and tugged on the toilet paper roll, pulling some toilet paper into my stall.
I’ve learned my lesson — “In addition to checking the seat and floor (men are sloppy pigs) make sure to also check the roll before you squat.”
Remember: ‘i’ Before ‘e’ Unless There Is No ‘e’
While at Taco Mac (yes, I went back again last night) my coworker and I were served by one of our favorite waitresses. During the evening we decided to buy a couple of the paper fish from Sweetwater (proceeds of which go to saving the ‘hooch) and color them in using crayons. I decided that I was going to create an homage to said waitress and declare to all that I believe that she rocks.
“Oh, that’s so sweet; except there is no ‘e’ in the spelling of my name.”
How immediately embarrassed I felt, especially since I knew that her name had no ‘e’. I think that I unconsciously added an ‘e’ because of the way that I spell “Paulie”.
“Give me a minute or two and I’ll have it fixed.” I said, not having any idea how I was going to fix my blunder.
My mistake took me back to a thought that I had earlier in the day. Earlier I had been walking and thinking about a lot of things, including childhood memories. One vivid memory I had was a sub-ten-year-old me doing homework at the dining room table and upon making a mistake being told by my mother that I had to completely erase my markings prior to correcting my answer.
Don’t you know that I made every effort to completely clean off the crayon which made up the letter ‘e’ (which is not an easy task, mind you). Upon returning to our table our waitress was amazed how much of an effort I made to correct my mistake.
My homage scored no points from her for flattery.
My homage scored no points from her for cleanliness (OCD?).
That’s okay, I know that she has no desire to be with me anyway…
Second Place Is First Loser
For the second time in the month I witnessed my beloved Florida Gators losing a National Championship they were in a position to win. While in Raleigh I watched (on tv) the Gators drop the Men’s Track and Field Championship (yep, there is one). Yesterday the Gators lost the second of three games (in a best-two-out-of-three series) to the defending champion South Carolina Gamecocks in Men’s Baseball.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – nervous
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Back to Work” podcast
Website Of The Day – Interesting article in today’s AJC about people who will be running the Peachtree barefoot or in minimalist footwear. In the article they mention the Barefoot Runners Society which oddly has articles about running shoes on their homepage.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, 1.25 miles
Morning Weigh-In – 204 pounds
Foot Mileage – 1.25 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 – 23
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