I don’t know why, but I managed to turn off my alarm clock and go back to sleep this morning. I guess I needed the rest, though the ailments which have plagued me recently (and currently) are not remedied through rest. Oh well.
Working Hard, Drinking Easy
After work last night I joined a handful of coworkers for beer and dinner at Taco Mac (Prado). With a belly full of baked chicken wings and one large beer I then headed downstairs to The Fred Bar for a couple more beers before calling it quits. I arrived home some time after 10:00pm and attempted to start reading the Steve Jobs biography. Reading only made me more tired than I was when I arrived home and before I knew it I was sound asleep. I am a wild and crazy guy!
Speaking of Taco Mac and my beer consumption, last week my “Official Taco Mac windbreaker” arrived in the mail. I’ll now be able to wear this proud as a PhD recipient as long as I don’t calculate the amount of money I spent getting to the PhD level.
With my late start this morning my drive to work was a little more crowded than I desire. However, I was amused to drive through Little Five Points, which this morning was a movie set in preparation. If you ever see a movie in which the actors are outside a record shop called “Mobius Records” then what you are really looking at is the current location of Criminal Records.
I love that, thanks to generous tax breaks, Atlanta has become a hub for movie filming. There have been numerous times that I’ve driven by/through a movie set, though I never actually see any of the star actors of said movies. I guess I don’t hang out late enough, or in the popular bars and restaurants that actors and actresses frequent.
Oh no, not my weight, my email. Over the years I’ve provided my email addresses through purchases, donations, newsletter subscriptions, you name it. Recently I realized that, much like snail mail, my inbox was being littered with emails that I deleted without ever reading. So last week I decided to take action.
As of last week if I receive an email with an “unsubscribe” link from a company/organization from which I do not wish to receive emails then I will attempt to unsubscribe. So far my success rate has been good, though there are companies who send out daily emails with no unsubscribe link or seem to ignore requests to be taken off of their email list. Oh well, either way I am reducing the number of unwanted emails which hit my inbox, which in theory gives me more time to do the things I really need to be doing.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, my body is revolting today and I’m not pleased by this
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Ever have the need to literally meet someone half way? MeetWays allows you to specify two end points and it will determine the half-way point. If you provide it with keywords such as “coffee” it’ll try to find businesses which fit your criteria.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – November
Foot Mileage – ~5.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – ~16.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 13 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