With a heavy load I entered the elevator and waited for the woman entering the outer door to get in. She pushed a button two floors below mine and I thought nothing of it when she got out. Then the elevator door closed unusually, and then reopened. I took this as a sign that I should climb the stairs for the final two floors lest I get stuck in a stuffy elevator long before anyone could get to it to extract me.
Rolling X 2
I went out for two rides this weekend.
And both of them took me through “The Intersection” on a bicycle, which I’d not done since the accident on February 27th. Booyah!
Saturday’s ride was done on my mountain bike and followed the Dekalb PATH. I didn’t want to push myself too far, but I was on a mission to make it through the intersection on bike.
Sunday’s ride was with my co-worker Duke and followed much of the standard Stone Mountain route, cut short so that we could ride down to Turner Field and watch our co-worker Darren do some autocross in the Turner Field parking lot. [Note: that straight line from Decatur to Clarkston was caused by me inadvertently turning off my Garmin Forerunner 305 as I rode or stopped. Luckily I looked at the watch at one point and noticed that time had stopped. The actually path out followed the winding path that the straight line intersects.]
I huffed and puffed, and at times I felt as if my chest was going to explode. But I made it. And I’m still kicking. So I’ve got that going for me…
Concerts – 1
Saturday was a strange day. I had the opportunity to meet with some of my Flickr friends for breakfast and then heading out to an auto show to do some photography, but I decided I’d rather stay home.
Update: Now that I see this from where they ate breakfast
I’m glad that I skipped!
After kicking around during the morning I decided that I would head up to Midway Pub for some chicken tenders and a beer as I watched some college football and read a little on my iPad.
As the afternoon passed I had two choices — go for a bike ride, do yard work. You already know which of those I chose.
After getting back and relaxing for awhile I started pondering the idea of heading up to The Drunken Unicorn for the Braids show. But, as day turned into night I was certain that I’d be hanging around the house instead. Luckily I hadn’t purchased a ticked for the show, so nothing was lost.
Instead I watched a couple of the Stanford iOS course videos in an effort to kickstart my development efforts.
Beer: My New Soon-To-Be-Limited Extravagance
If you’ve learned anything about me from these pages it’s that I love beer and drink a lot of it. However, last night I had a revelation — it’s gotten too damn expensive to drink beer out, especially at dinner.
After riding last night my co-rider Duke and I were joined by our co-worker Darren at Fox Brothers Barbecue. For dinner I ordered a two-meat (ribs, smoked chicken wings) and two sides (mac ‘n cheese, brisket chili) platter with a pint of Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA. The food, quite plentiful, and was delicious though the brisket chili was incredibly salty, so salty I should have sent it back. However the real shock of the night came when I saw that my pint of beer cost me $7.00!
FOR ONE PINT OF BEER!!!
Meh, it’s time for be to rebel and start drinking water with my meals again.
9/11 Has Passed Again, Bring On 11/9
I now brace myself for 11/9 when the dyslexics of the world mark the 01th anniversary of 11/9.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, but not completely convinced that all is well
Current Music – listening to today’s “The Story” podcast
Website Of The Day – At least if my camera was as large as Darren’s Great Big Camera I’d have an excuse for not using mine.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Saturday = cycling, ~19.4 miles; Sunday = cycling, ~27 miles
Morning Weigh-In – Wednesday
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 99.5 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 19 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 10
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 twice
– 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