Happy Six Days Before Presidents Day Day!

Huh? A different holiday today? Moving on…

Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Review the warning signs of a heart attack.

Heart attack is a leading killer of both men and women, and getting help fast can save your life and limit damage to the heart. Recognizing the symptoms is critical, however — and they aren’t always limited to chest pain and discomfort. By familiarizing yourself with these signs and symptoms, you make it more likely that you’ll know when to call for help.

And for the lonely hearts out there you may also want to review the warning signs of a broken heart. 🙁

Walk About
I made it out for a walk with my boss yesterday. Our walk was about 3.7 miles.
I’ve packed a bag of clothes this morning in case today’s weather clears a bit.

It’s Just Hard Enough Not To Do Myself
I’m amazed that I cannot find a decent iOS (iPhone/iPad) weather app which does the following:

  • Uses the GPS/WiFi to automatically detect my location and provide me with the temperature/forecast for that location. I’m tired of these apps which require me to enter my current location.
  • Provides a Doppler Radar image. Pictures can be worth more than one thousand words.
  • Shows me the correct, local time — because most apps obscure the iPhone’s/iPad’s clock.
  • Is fast to load, and not laden with advertisements.

This app does not have to be free. If I had the time to write one myself…

ITP Flickr Pic
On gray days like today it’s nice to have one displaying blue skies
To Infinity And Beyond!
especially if you may have enhanced the blue a bit. 😉

And How Will I Spend My Valentine’s Day?
Perhaps exercising.
Perhaps going to some unromantic bar for a drink.
Grocery store.
Home for tv/podcast/reading/sleep.

Same as it ever was.

Who Is Ingrid Michaelson, And Why Has Her Concert Sold Out So Quickly?
The other night I was scanning the Variety Playhouse‘s calendar the other night I saw that an upcoming show (in May) has already sold out. The concert is for an artist called Ingrid Michaelson.

I like to consider myself “clued in” when it comes to the (non-pop) music scene, but I have to admit that I’ve never even heard of Michaelson. Have you? What’s her music like? From her website it appears that she’s pretty and has put out a least three albums. But to have sold out Variety Playhouse when I’ve never heard of her? I’m flummoxed.

Perhaps I’ll see if I can listen to some of her music to come up to speed.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – completely out of sorts
Current Music – listening to the latest GardenFork Radio podcast. I should be listening to some My Bloody Valentine today.
Website Of The Day – Yesterday I received a first comment from an ITP-Reader who linked to BoLS Crosswords. Neat.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – stair climbing, 7 flights; walking, 3.7 miles
Morning Weigh-In – 212 pounds yesterday

Foot Mileage – ~16.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 13 flights

Days Of Bed-Making – 14*

Vegetarian Days – 3*
Carnivorous Days – 10
Pancakes Eaten – 2

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

February Goals
– 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]

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]

This entry was posted in My Daily Life. Bookmark the permalink.

9 Responses to Happy Six Days Before Presidents Day Day!

  1. Steve says:

    It should be no surprise that I’ve never heard of her.. she has a very pleasant Joni Mitchell-ish quality to her voice. And on a related note- Tony Bennett is the music for todays’ Google Doodle!! A Grammy, a live shot on the show and now the Doodle! What a week for Tony.

    I think you’ll get you exercise in- this crap should blow out shortly.

    Happy VD to my loving bride.


  2. Martha says:

    If you watched Grey’s Anatomy you would probably know her, she had one big song a couple of years back, “the way I am”, cute little talk/song…I don’t know what else.

    Heart attacks present much differently in women than they do in men. Women tend to get ‘indigestion’, extreme fatigue, nausea, vomiting and fainting. While men present more the ‘typical’ heart attack, chest pain, numbness in the arm…

    We aren’t don’t anything for Vday, I had PT this morning and I’m about to head to the office in a bit…I need to get in a run tonight also. I hope it stops raining.

  3. Barb says:

    I don’t think we are doing anything for VD, we tend to ignore manufactured holidays that make you feel guilt if you don’t spend a bunch of money on your loved one. We will probably cook some dinner at the house, just like most every other night. If I could get Allan to watch a cheesy chick flick, that would be funny, but I know it won’t happen. Probably watch NCIS instead.

    for example – a co-worker went to Harry’s to get the required flowers, the lines are crazy already & though the cost of the roses are good, if you want the vase, or whatever else, I’m not a flower person, it isn’t cheap.

    FYI – bike maintenance night is Thursday at Mango & Kat’s, if your bikes needs work, or if it doesn’t need any work & you just feel like socializing.

  4. Martha says:

    Yep, I told Jerry not to get me anything, it’s just a waste of money. I drove by the little flower shop @ Clifton and McLendon, they were loading up at least 5 SUVs for delivery. It’s nuts.

    I might swing by, I’m back on my bike (at least the trainer) because of my leg, so it might be good to have her checked out.

  5. It’s a virtual ITP-Reader Martha sighting! Great to see you again! What are you PT’ing to correct? I have a physical scheduled for early March and I need to complain about my hip not improving. I think I need someone to put me on a rack and get my self properly put back together.

    I might bring the Red Rocket to Bike Maintenance night and see if one of the Wünder Kinds can pull the front forks back into place (or break them), and if not see if anyone has a compatible front forks so that I can make it a stationary bike.

  6. Barb says:

    Paulie – the more the merrier on Thursday, and I bet that would be a good challenge for the boys.
    I heard a rumor John is going to cook some brats, I’m not sure yet what I’m bring, and I heard something about some deviled eggs from someone too.

    Martha’s back……..

  7. Martha says:

    Pauile if you come to bike night and I come to bike night maybe, just maybe you can bring my stuff and you can finally get it out of your house (it’s a lot of ifs and maybes I know)!

    I have a nasty case of shin splints in my right leg. Most likely cause by over-striding. My left leg is much weaker and has far less mobility than my right leg. So once we get the shin splints taken care of, we will start working on the left leg. I’ve never been a fan of the chiropractor but I like this guy. He works with mostly athletes (runners, tri, and crossfiters) and does a lot of ‘rehab/pt’ sort of stuff, not just cracking backs. For my shin splints we are doing Graston Technique, fuck it hurts but it looks like it is helping. He was recommended by my running coach if you’re interested.

  8. I’ll definitely have all your stuff with me on Thursday, Martha. If you can’t make it I’ll make a concerted effort to get it all back to you this weekend.

    And I am planning a dinner out for those who helped me out last year. I’m targeting Saturday, March 3rd if you are free.

  9. Martha says:

    With any luck I’ll be running the marathon in Albany on the 3rd. Not sure how I’ll be feeling or what I’ll be for later in the day.

Comments are closed.