No Syncing, No Sinking, Plenty Of Repetition

Not much good news to report, but at least I’ve added another vegetarian day to my account. So I’ve got that going for me…

I Don’t Have That Syncing Feeling
This morning I discovered something alarming and bothersome — my nightly Chronosync data backup has not been running since July 2nd (insert gasp here). If I had to do some reverse analysis I’d say that the scheduling broke when I moved most of my data off of Dropbox as a knee-jerk reaction to their change of policy. The biggest gripe I had with this failure is that it was a silent failure; in order to discover it I had to open the syncing application and look at a log file. Had the sync actively failed I would have noticed the application icon flashing, but because the scheduling broke there was no notification of this. Time to investigate this as I never want to find that I’ve lost data.

I’m Not Losing Weight, But I Am Losing Other Things
Last night I started looking for a couple of USB flash drives that I know I own. They used to always be in my messenger bag, but of course I apparently put them somewhere and can’t for the life of me remember where. It’s not like these USB flash drives contain any sort of secret data but I genuinely hate losing things. This must explain why I am incapable of losing weight.

After doing laundry tonight I will start turning my house upside-down in the name of “organization” because one thing I can’t afford to lose is my mind.

ITP Flickr Scan
Without any new photos I’ll continue posting some that are nearly eighty years old.
Your 1932 Boston (Football) Braves
This is some of the 1932 Boston (Football) Braves. Even though there is no notation of the year this photo was taken I “know” it’s the 1932 Boston Braves because according to published records “Hughes” only played professional during that season.

Is My Life Is Becoming Like “Groundhog Day?”
I returned from REI with a new cycling computer and front-facing light for the new ride. In the store the front-facing light I chose seemed familiar, but I just assumed that I had looked at it previously. Little did I remember that I had actually purchased the goddamn thing! (As a side note, I discovered the light while looking for the USB flash drives.) It’s not like I have Alzheimer’s Disease or anything, but on more than one occasion in my life I have inadvertently repurchased an item but had not used (see also: ethernet crimping tool).

Speaking of repetition, I’ve once again been watching The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin. I remember watching this television series, originally aired on the BBC from 1976-1979, sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s on PBS in Florida. The series chronicles the life of a mid-40s man who fakes his own death only return to his wife and family to rebuild a new life. Hmmm, sounds interesting….

I’ve been trying to get through “The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin” along with rewatching Ricky Gervais’ show Extras before canceling my Netflix account, or at least changing my account to the streaming-only option, at the end of August.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – bummed
Current Music – listening to a “The Ricky Gervais Show”
Website Of The Day – Thanks to Pro Football Reference I was able to date today’s photo to 1932.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – unfortunately, 206.4 pounds

Foot Mileage – ~12.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)

Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 23

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

July Goals
– “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

The Unmeasurable
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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12 Responses to No Syncing, No Sinking, Plenty Of Repetition

  1. Barb says:

    So, since you had a boring night, let me tell you about mine.

    We went to look at a hottub that a friend needs to sell in Alpharetta. We can get a hell of a deal on it (but I really don’t need to be spending more money, but when has that ever stopped us?) but the problem is getting it moved. We have to move it with in the next couple weeks, as my friends are moving. It weighs 880 lbs – and is huge. I really think we need to bite the bullet and pay to have it moved, but Allan is concocting a plan to do it ourselves, but of course that would involve finding at least 6 other strong people to help (that are available all at the same time……). You can imagine how easy that will be.

    But then – the part of the evening you might actually be interested in, we went to a little place in Roswell called Mr. Taco. VERY GOOD. It is next to the CVS at Warsaw & Holcomb Bridge (across from the Olive Garden). I’ve heard about it from 2 or 3 unrelated people, so I’ve been trying to get over there to check it out. Tehy had tons of stuff on the menu I’d never even heard of, I need someone that knows Mexican food to go & explain.

  2. Hot tub? Wow. Marty and I were joking about that on Saturday night. Where would you put it?

    I’ll have to check out this Mr Taco, though their website (if this is their website) needs some help.

  3. Barb says:

    It would go in the corner away from the deck next to the house. I hadn’t really thought about getting one any time soon, but this is a deal of a lifetime – it is a top of the line model they paid a lot of money for, and just need to sell before they move. I’m feeling so broke right now, but it just seems like we can’t pass up this opportunity.

  4. Martha says:

    It was not a exciting night at the Hall-Abiog house either. Jerry went to the track and I stayed home, shoveling and spreading some of the mulch I had delivered yesterday. Paulie if/when you are ready, I would recommend Cummins Landscape Supply on Memorial. I called yesterday afternoon and it was delivered within the hour. It’s really nice mulch as well, if I do say so myself. I ordered 6 cubic yards, guess what I’ll be doing tonight also.

    Barb, you know Allan will never let you hire someone to do something ‘he can do himself’ 🙂 Thankfully, I do not have that issue with Jerry, lol.

    Paulie, I know you don’t want to hear it but I’ll say it anyway…until you significantly change the way you eat (and drink), you are not going to lose the weight. If/when you are ready, I have lots of tips & advice that I still use to this day.

  5. I figured that’s what that space was for. Marty and I were calling that section the penalty box. 🙂

  6. Barb says:

    Penalty box – that’s funny.

    but Martha – he can’t do it himself, he’d need a bunch of help, and finding enough willing & able people at the same time, well, you should know how easy that is. Lots of poeple say sure, I’d love to help, but when it comes down to that exact date & time, they are always busy.
    So, I’m going to call today to find out how much it would cost to hire people that actually know how to move a big heavy hottub 😉

  7. Steve says:

    When we had ours delivered, 2 guys with a couple of fancy furniture dollys move it with ease. It’s only a six person, so I don’t know how much lighter it is, but 800 lbs does seem a but much. Also consider it will need its own GFCI circuit. At least you don’t have to dig a trench under 2 cherry trees.


  8. Barb says:

    it is getting it out of their back yard that makes it not easy – it will be much, much, much easier to place it on our patio. We know about the electrical work that needs to be done, plus some pieces/parts we know we will need, that is why Allan doesn’t want to pay to have it moved.

  9. Speaking of paying for things, I’m not 100% sure but I think that I just paid $20 to make an appointment online with my primary care physician. WTH? If I did this will be the last appointment that I make with him.

    Regardless these doctor fees will be added to the sum accumulating because of the accident.

  10. Steve says:

    WTH indeed! That is just not right…

  11. Stacy Fox says:

    Mr. Taco! Barb, when I worked up off Holcomb Bridge Road, I used to go there all the time. I remember the first time I went with a colleague, I was like: really? It just looked kinda small and odd. But oh so good! Especially if you love the taco.

    Paulie – call your doctor’s office and check. I’ve heard about places starting to do this, basically to ensure they can capture that cancellation fee they have if you don’t cancel 48 hours in advance (or whatever the policy is for your doctor). If you keep your appointment, it ends up being your co-pay instead and you don’t have to pay there.

    As for hot tub, as far as I know, Dean (JA) still has one sitting in his driveway because he’d have to hire someone to come out and lift it over the house to the backyard. I know he’s not near y’all, but if you hire by the day/hour instead of location? Maybe you can both get it accomplished the same day.

  12. Oh I’ll be inquiring tomorrow when I am at my doctor’s.

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