Forgive me for starting with a few non-related things:
1) I’m taking artistic license and going to go “The Ugly,” “The Bad,” then “The Good” so that I can end 2011 on a positive note.
2) I realized this morning that by deleting my Twitter and Facebook accounts I no longer have a quick outlet for posting things like “OMG! I saw a coyote running across Perimeter Center Parkway this morning!” because, I did see a coyote running across Perimeter Center Parkway this morning as I drove into the office.
3) I tried a new-to-me barbecue restaurant yesterday. It’s called Dickey’s BBQ Pit, this location on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs. The food was okay, definitely not Fox Bros BBQ mind you, but I might return to give it another shot.
4) Top Chef night. ITP-Reader Betsy, are you feeling better? Well enough to participate tonight? Tonight’s menu consists of garlic-herb roasted pork with roasted winter vegetables. Seriously, it is.
It sounds like a cheap-shot to whine about my appearance in lieu of the bad thing (tomorrow!) which happened to me this year. However, perhaps I could have used my misfortune as an opportunity to rejoin a gym and attempt to rebuild my body. But I didn’t. As I sit here with a waistline which challenges the pants which constrain it I know that 2012 will have to be different.
If only my body had healed completely; it’s still broken…
Goals? I Managed To Accomplish Fewer Than Those Scored In A Soccer Game
Again I can give myself a pass thanks to the occurrences on February 27th (tomorrow!). I’m accused of being a pessimist, but in fact I’m a realist. I was in the process of training for a half marathon, and had I been running instead of cycling that warm February day things could be much different today.
Dating, Or Lack Thereof
The year started out promising. However, by mid-January my social life returned to the non-existent state it has been in for far too long. I do know one thing for certain, I’m “different” and because of this I will most likely have to change my ways in order to obtain what I seek.
Work killed the blogging star; that and Facebook and Twitter. I vow to get better at blogging again in 2012. Hell, I’ve started out on the right foot by ridding myself of some of my other distractions.
If A Picture’s Worth A Thousand Words, My Flickr Stream Sat In Silence
A few weeks ago I realized that the last non-iPhone photo I posted to Flickr occurred on July 31st. Ooof. On a positive note last Saturday I joined a group of Flickr friends and learned how to clean the crap from my camera’s sensor. Care and attention to one’s tools often leads to the use thereof.
Groupon No More
After allowing too many Groupon coupons to expire without being used (read “money wasted”). I decided to delete my Groupon and Living Social accounts.
Sharpened Stone, LLC
The dullest company in the world. This year I got better at filing tax reports for non-existent income, but in the end the business has done nothing but cost me money. I’m going to refocus in 2012 (hell, I just reupped my domain name for a few more years) and attempt to make a business out of my business. [note to self: now is the time to renew your SquareSpace account, as well as all of the paperwork with the Government]
Tomorrow — “The Bad”