Just A Quickie

I’m headed up to Clemson, SC this morning so I don’t have a lot of time for blogging (because why would I want to have everything in order the night before?).

ITP Flickr Pics
Yeah, you read that right — two photos today. You’ve been good…
If you’ve been to the High Museum recently you’ve no doubt seen the parabolic mirror piece. Being a bit of a satellite dish nerd this both intrigued me and failed to impress me at the same time. Nonetheless I took an obligatory self-portrait in front of the piece, using the Nikon D300 as well as the iPhone, and surprise surprise the iPhone version turned out to be more “interesting.”
A Complicated Man

Sometimes I’m a complete sucker for simplicity.
Thing On Left, Seeks Thing On Right
(Psst, don’t tell anyone, but I’ve actually flipped the image. On the wall at the High the woman was on the left and the man on the right. However, when I decided to make this a campaign image for losing my singularity I decided that it would be better flipped. Am I right? Only time will tell.)

Not Walking On Sunshine, But Walking
After work last night I parked the Jackmobile and walked. I walked for approximately an hour and ten minutes through yesterday’s fog, covering approximately 3.6 miles. Not bad. I felt great doing the walk perhaps because of my semi-leisurely pace and wanted to go longer, but in the end I decided that on Day 1 I should be conservative so that I can repeat the process on Day 2, Day 3, etc.

I’ve packed I will be packing some running walking shoes for tonight and talking a stroll around Clemson. Hell, if the timing is right I might also tote my camera and look for some interesting compositions. What a concept!

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, feeling a bit lazy but that’ll have to change quickly
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – While in my hotel room tonight I’ll be reading work documents, and perhaps The Walking Site. All of this after my walk of course.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car, all the way to Clemson, SC
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~3.6 miles
Morning Weigh-In – debating getting on the scale, but not going to do it again until next Monday.

Foot Mileage – 5.6 miles
Wheel Mileage – ~6.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 0 (0)

Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 23
Pancakes Eaten – 3

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

January Goals
– Lose at least one pound (net weight loss)
– “Completely” recover from the bike crash (though I’m beginning to think that this will never happen)
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Eat vegetarian no fewer than ten days
– Not get fired from my job, nor quit my job
– Follow up with doctors, lawyer, women in whom I have interest
– Participate in a least one dinner party (perhaps held at my house when plumbing issues are addressed?)
– Go out on a least one date with a woman in whom I have interest
– Submit 2012 paperwork for Sharpened Stone, LLC
– Gather all tax paperwork for 2011 income taxes
– Request free credit report
– Successfully arrange for automatic payments for my mortgage
– Watch all of the classes in the 2011 Winter semester of Stanford’s CS193P (iOS Development) course

2012 Goals [will be a little less fluid than last year]
– Get my weight under 200 pounds, or at least whittle myself back down to where wearing a 36″ pant size is comfortable
– Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
– Run Sharpened Stone as a real business
– Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
– Attend at least one professional photography workshop
– Ride in no fewer than five 50 mile or 50K bike rides
– Run in no fewer than one one 10K
– Submit at least one application under the name “Sharpened Stone” to Apple’s iOS store
– Restore the ITP Estate to a condition where it can be put up for sale at any time
– Buy a new iPhone (iPhone 5?), a new iPad (iPad 3?), and MacBook Air [look, not all goals have to be altruistic]

The Unmeasurable
– Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
– Become a proficient and profitable programmer in Objective-C
– Do not create a solution for something which is not a problem
– Eat smaller portions
– Start, and continue, to make my own bread using my bread machine as well as using the technique outlined in Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day: The Discovery That Revolutionizes Home Baking
– Read and discard magazines during the month in which they arrive (even digitally)
– See more live concerts than I did in 2011
– Eat more pancakes
– Drive/Fly somewhere for a real vacation

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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6 Responses to Just A Quickie

  1. Stacy Fox says:

    “….I’ve actually flipped the image. On the wall at the High the woman was on the left and the man on the right. However, when I decided to make this a campaign image for losing my singularity I decided that it would be better flipped. Am I right? Only time will tell.”

    I’m sure there’s some sort of sophisticated kind of thinking here, but I’m really too simple to figure it out. What does this mean?

  2. Barb says:

    Stacy – I didn’t get it either…..

    I’m having a crappy day at work, I sometimes get really tired of people that can NOT pickup a phone, and rely entirely on thier “systems”. I’ve got screwed up loads in 3 different places because of technology that “failed”. 9and a simple phone call could have avoided it all in all 3 cases.

  3. Steve says:

    Walking should be good therapy for your hip issues… not that you aren’t hip, but you know what I mean.

    And stay away from the co-eds… remain strictly professional!!


  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    In Clemson, career faur starts at boin.

    We read from left to right so I wanted the man (me) to be the first thing encountered. When the viewer scans the photo. I nearly left more space on the female to imply a void which I desired filled but decided on a square crop instead.

    Steve, if I were desirable by, and had the ability to entertain the co-eds I would be a force with which to be reckoned. Alas I am no threat.

  5. Barb says:

    that is way too deep….. I never thought to put that much thought into a bathroom sign.

  6. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    And to complicate my life further seemingly every attractive woman over the age of thirty here today is sporting a wedding ring. Mur.

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