Fifteen days of August passed, fifteen days meat has passed through my lips. I’m going to try to knock out one of my five vegetarian days today. Semi-related, I faltered yesterday by going out to eat lunch. I was without food in the office and didn’t want the food being offered by our downstairs cafeteria, so I joined coworkers for lunch at a Colombian restaurant called Casa Vieja where I had a
wondered wonderful filet of fish (breaded, pan fried) with salad, rice, tostones, and a mango juice. It was delicious and reminded me that I need to learn how to buy and cook fish more often.
Look Who Attended RPS Last Night
After eating that large lunch I decided to skip meeting the boys for dinner at Chick-fil-A and head near the meeting space for the Roswell Photographic Society. Even with having to the fight traffic all the way to Roswell I had some time to kill upon my arrival. While the weather was certainly “cooler” yesterday it was not nearly cool enough for me to go for a good walk without sweating, especially since I was dressed in jeans, so I found a shady park bench and started reading.
Yes, started reading.
The other night I finished the Bob Mould autobiography and I’ve decided to keep the reading train running. However, I’m taking a left turn from the type of book that I’d normally (virtually) crack open and have started reading a piece of fiction. I’m now reading Steve Martin’s novel Shopgirl and am enjoying it so far.
It was good to see many of my friends at RPS last night (and not so good to see that there really isn’t much in the way of “fresh blood” in RPS). While I didn’t have a dog in last night’s hunt, the theme being “Repetition,” I sat through the critiques and must say that I was a little more than disappointed in the collective creativity of the group; more so than with previous themes the majority of the photographers submitting (and there were over fifty submissions) seemed to phone it in. I know. I know. Shut up and do something about that…
Look Who Has No ITP Flickr Pic Today
Bugger! And after I railed on those who actually take photos. Shame on me.
Look Who’ll Be Attending The iOS Developers Meetup Tonight
After a few month’s absence I’ll be returning to the monthly meetup of iOS developers at Strongbox West. That is of course assuming that work doesn’t go and schedule late meetings this afternoon. Much like with my photography I’ve not been writing enough code recently and am feeling as if my skills are already deteriorating. FWIW – If you are an expert in writing UPnP Server code I could certainly benefit from spending some time with you and bending your ears about some difficulties I’m having.
I am going to try and return to my edict of not eating/drinking out for the remainder of the month, but I’ll have to see how things go later.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh; pants are too tight; since eating pretzel chips for dinner last night my throat seems constricted; I have no time and less desire to push myself to exercise right now.
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – It’s probably too early to decide if Decide will be a useful tool for helping you decide if now is the right time to buy that cool gadget you’ve been eying.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – stair climbing, 6 flights
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow, and I know I’m not going to like what I see
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 33.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 48 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 15
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash
– Ride my bike no fewer than 150 miles
– 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 two 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