I don’t have much in the way of “All New” content today, so consider today’s blog a potpourri of content. Oh, and my arm is still sore from getting schooled in Wii bowling on Sunday. I considered buying my own Wii console after this weekend’s fun, but am stunned that the Wii still costs over $150. Eh, I certainly don’t need another item and time-suck in my life.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Eat one food that contains Omega-6 fatty acids, such as walnuts, canola, or vegetable oil, or tofu
Omega-6 fatty acids are essential nutrients that lower LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol. Foods that contain these nutrients help to reduce inflammation in the body and help protect against heart disease.
Fatty? Sure, I can try to eat that today. 😉
One More From The Weekend
I think that I forgot to mention one of the most enjoyable flights I have ever taken; it happened on Friday morning. Friday’s flight was the first time in many years that I was on a plane that was nearly empty. I didn’t take an official count, but there couldn’t have been more than twenty passengers on board. It was so empty that I chose to move to the middle seat so that I could stretch out and not feel constrained by either the window or the aisle. I realize that airlines can’t survive flying routes with as few passengers as happened on that flight, but it sure was a pleasant change over the sardine-like capacities which has become the norm.
So Close To Four-In-A-Row
I almost made it to my fourth consecutive vegetarian day yesterday. And then the RPS Flickr gang chose to meet at Pollo Campero. I’ve wanted to try Pollo Campero’s food, and given that “pollo” is Spanish for “chicken” it’s not a stretch to imagine that they don’t have many (if any) vegetarian options. Sadly the food at Pollo Campero was far from good and I doubt that I shall ever return.
ITP Flickr Pic
Hmmm, nothing today. I need a good, swift, kick in the ass again.
RPS Is Blowing Up
Last night Roswell Photographic Society meetup was extremely well attended. It’s good to see that the group is going strong, though unfortunately for me the demographic has still not started leaning in the direction that I would prefer. I’m also a little concerned that if every one in the group which arrived last night submits a photo for critique then the critique night’s are going to go on forever.
Last night’s presentation was all about Photoshop manipulation. While I am always impressed at what people can do with Photoshop I just don’t have the skills, nor the free time necessary to acquire them, at this point in my life.
Looking Forward To Producing Some Music Reviews
I’ve been sent some music from at PR firm. Last night I downloaded three new releases. I have plans of loading music in addition to podcasts and audiobooks onto my iPod and listen to it all on my walks. My intent is to start reviewing some of the music sent to me, and perhaps exposing you all to some new music as I find out about it.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, tired, needing to accomplish a lot today to make up for some recent failures
Current Music – listening to the “After Dark” portion of last week’s “Hypercritical” podcast
Website Of The Day – Ever since seeing Anthony Bourdain visit Cleveland I have had a desire to visit one of America’s old, and now dilapidated cities. Reclaimed Cleveland is trying to repurpose some of the natural resources renewed with the city’s demise.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing (and shame on me because I had plenty of time and opportunity)
Morning Weigh-In – Thursday
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 7*
Vegetarian Days – 3*
Carnivorous Days – 3
Pancakes Eaten – 2
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Lose at least one pound (net weight loss)
– 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
– 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
– 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]
– 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