Remember my hubris yesterday when I stated that I was going to leave the office early enough to beat traffic and get home to do some chores? Well, that fell through when I was included in a meeting which began shortly after 5:00pm and ended shortly after 6:00pm. By the time I wrapped up my belongings I’d been in the office for eleven hours (nearly twelve if you include lunch) and wasn’t about to enter the Atlanta Traffic Game.
My initial thought, as it always is, was Taco Mac, with iPad. But when I saw my boss leaving at the same time and we talked about having “one drink” together (turned out I had three) and I recalled that Thursday night is Pint Night at Taco Mac, we agreed to go to his hangout — Outback.
I’ve given up not going out for food and drinks. Yes, I’m fat. Yes, I understand that going out does nothing more than contribute to this. Right now I just can’t give a crap.
I’m contemplating skipping lunch today and hitting REI and/or Target to pick up some items of need. After seeing ITP-Reader Betsy walking around in “wet shoes” last weekend I am contemplating getting a pair for something that you’ll read about next, as well as my return visit to Lake Hartwell in a month. I thought about getting some Five Finger shoes (and have not completely ruled them out) though admitted could never rock them the way ITP-Reader Martha does. Bugger, a quick check online makes it appear that the pair in which I have interest is not in stock at any of the REI stores that I’d shop. Perhaps I’ll swing by Target and Dick’s Sporting Goods on my way home instead…
Tomorrow morning I’ll be waking early, very early, to be the photography assistant for my friend Maigh. The plan is to meet at 6:30am at a parking lot near a narrow part of the Chattahoochee River and wade mid-river onto a rock where she’ll be shooting a band (camera, not gun). I have to hand it to Maigh, she got a DSLR after I did and has done much more to make it a profitable effort than I have.
I’ll be dragging a camera (in a dry bag) with me in case I see something that I want to shoot.
There is discussion with one of my coworkers about going bike riding on Sunday. I’ve never ridden with this guy before so I don’t know what will be come of this plan. Also, the weather forecast for Sunday is a bit on the sketchy side so any sort of cancellation plan will also have to be put into place.
I’ve got the bug to ride again. And, don’t forget that the la Vuelta a España starts tomorrow!
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – listening to a CBC Radio 3 podcast
Website Of The Day – Today is one of those days where I feel this blog should be on FAIL Blog. Depending on where you work you may want to wait until you are at home for this one.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – next week
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 – 1
Carnivorous Days – 17
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