Another action-packed day of software development awaits me today. Yesterday another new feature was added to my project — at the eleventh-hour of development. Ugh. This is why I get paid the “big” bucks I guess. lol
I’m Eating What?
I worked until about 7:00pm last night and headed directly home. I was hungry but rather than stop somewhere (read at “Taco Mac”) for dinner I thought it best to return home and cook some of the vegetables that I’d bought from that weird place called a “grocery store” on Saturday.
The plan was simple. At first. The plan was to pan roast brussels sprouts (What? What?!?!) and eat them with some fettucini and lemon juice. But then just like with my project at work I started adding more things.
Why not put in some of that red bell pepper?
Oh, that zucchini would be great.
Hey, I can put in some of those tomatoes.
And why not add some of the green onions too?
When all was said and done I’d come up with a fettucini concoction that actually tasted pretty decent — especially when topped with that canister-brand romano/parmesan cheese.
With that many vegetables in the mix you can rightly assume that I made too much for one person. Way too much in fact. So today’s lunch, and perhaps tomorrow’s too will be fettucini with a melange of pan-seared vegetables. Hey, whadda ya know?! This concoction is vegetarian and somewhat healthy! How about that!
I Was Doing What?
Since today is a slow “news” day it’s time to finally credit myself for reading another book. Yeah, look at me, Paulie the Reader. 😉
Last week (in Savannah actually) I finished reading The Pleasure of My Company by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin), which was the followup to his “Shopgirl” novel. “The Pleasure of My Company” was another entertaining novel whose main character was so interesting that I wondered if the novel could be converted into a screenplay. Unfortunately I was very disappointed with the quick “and then this happened and all lived happily ever together” ending which seemed to cheapen the novel’s plot.
I’m actually trying to decide what my next reading challenge will be. Of course I still have to make the time to listen to the dozen audiobooks that I’ve collected over the past year.
Looks Like I’m About To Get More Value From My Amazon Prime Membership!
When I signed up for the $80/year Amazon Prime membership some years ago I thought that I was a bit insane. As I await the delivery of my new projector today which has been shipped “free” 2-Day UPS because of my Amazon Prime membership I read this:
We have more good news for Amazon Prime members – Prime Instant Video is growing again. We’ve now licensed TV programs from PBS including day-after broadcast shows like Frontline and NOVA, more than 1,000 episodes of shows like Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, and popular Ken Burns documentaries The Civil War, Baseball, Jazz, and, for a limited time, the first episode of Prohibition. PBS joins recently announced FOX television shows 24, Arrested Development, The X-Files, Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Wonder Years.
Coming soon, we’ll be adding Malcolm in the Middle, King of the Hill, and episodes from Julia Child’s classic cooking series, The French Chef. We continue to add new Prime Instant Video titles to our catalog at no additional cost. Prime membership remains $79 a year.
Ken Burns? (note, I never did get around to watching that National Parks series)
Arrested Development? (I won’t need to ever get my dvds back)
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair, still trying to figure out how to ignite a positive change in my life
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – From the name I thought Cheddar Getter was going to be an online dating site for cheeseheads. Unfortunately, it’s not. Instead Cheddar Getter is an online recurring billing manager. I still wish that it were an online dating site for cheeseheads.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – stair climbing, 6 flights
Morning Weigh-In – November
Foot Mileage – ~5.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – ~16.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 6 flights
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)
Vegetarian Meals – lost count (significantly fewer than carnivorous)
Carnivorous Meals – lost count (significantly more than vegetarian)
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash (though I’m beginning to this this will never happen)
– Ride my bike no fewer than 100 miles
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Not get fired from my job
– Run at least twice
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than fifteen vegetarian meals
– 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