Shocking, I know.
A New “Red Rocket” Coming Thursday?
Because I failed to put the turkey breast into the crockpot this morning I’ll have to do so tomorrow for tomorrow night’s dinner. Because tomorrow night’s dinner will be eaten at home I’ll have to wait until Thursday night to head to Roswell to see if I can buy a replacement for the Red Rocket. Thursday will be the only night I have free in order to take advantage of Trek’s bike sale which ends on Sunday with the end of the Tour de France.
ITP Flickr Screenshot
Last night I launched the Tour de France app I purchased a few weeks ago and was confused why it’s last update was after Stage 10. Then I read the post in the app called “All good things”
It’s not like this app was streaming live video (otherwise I never would have paid the $5 to do so through the NBC app), so I guess it’s all about the greed and legality of using the Tour de France name and data. (see also: “Super Bowl”)
The Longer I Live Here The More I Want To Leave
When I moved to Atlanta in 1995 it was to change my life, preferably for the better. Forget my house for a minute, and forget the two extremely unfortunate incidents which have occurred to me over the past eight years.
I just read an article in the AJC saying that more cars were broken into last night and in an apartment complex near Grant Park (therefore not far from East Atlanta) people were getting their tires slashed. What the hell is happening to society?
The thugs who continue to rain ill-will in this city are convincing me that moving is a great option. To where would I move? I still don’t know. But I do know that it will be a place with a much lower crime rate (if such a place still exists) and better government.
I may be dreaming, but that’s about all I have left.
Curiosity May Kill The Cat But Indecision Is Killing Me
Dangen! I had the opportunity to buy my birthday gift yesterday. I had the stereo receiver in my virtual shopping cart, and I always do, delayed committing to the purchase. This morning the item is again sold out. I guess it’s okay since I really don’t need it, but sometimes I wonder why it takes me so long to pull the trigger on something I want.
Surfing The Internet Is Becoming Increasingly Frustrating Again
It may surprise you that I have to work to find the websites I choose to highlight each day. Lately my efforts to find cool things have been unfortunately been leading me down paths which have “Take This Survey” or “Congratulations, You’ve Won” popups which, in addition to being completely annoying and may be phishing scams, force me to completely kill my browser in order to ensure that I do not get hosed my these asshats. These annoyances seem to happen even when I visit websites which used to be free of such shit.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to whatever show is on prior to the Tour de France. Unfortunately this includes seeing the really lousy Dish Network commercials. Great video service, lousy television commercials.
Website Of The Day – From its name you might think that Photoswipe is a tool used to steal photographs from the internet. Instead, it’s code for helping you display a photo gallery which can be displayed in web browsers or mobile devices. I’ve not played with the code yet, but I will look into it to see if it’ll jar me into creating Sharpened Stone’s photo gallery.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – running/walking, ~2 miles
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow (if I can remember)
Foot Mileage – ~6.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 17
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Buy a bicycle and start riding again
– 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
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