Whew, my night was wrought with sleep interruption, in part because I fell asleep relatively early again. I’ve found that I think most productively in the thirty minutes which occur after I awake, and it is because of this that I am late this morning. This morning I came up with the basis for the code that I will write today, and will reveal my idea in layman’s terms tomorrow.

Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Spend time without shoes and socks today.

Shoes and supportive inserts do much of the work our feet would do if they weren’t trapped inside shoes and sneakers. Barefoot walking helps exercise the many muscles in your feet and strengthen your arches. Plus, it just feels nice to wiggle those tootsies and give your feet some fresh air!

Easy peasy, even if I am trying to become a slipper-wearing guy.

I’m Happiest When I’m Designing And Writing Code
I’m very good at interviewing so half of my day was spent interviewing potential candidates. I guess that it was half of my day, but I’m not entirely sure because two of the clocks that I reference often had not been “sprung forward.”

I’m looking forward to spending some time implementing my morning’s brainstorm.

ITP Flickr Pic
Nothing to post today, not even a walking map. 🙁

Laundry Before Food Puts You In An Eating Mood
I had a (seemingly near literal) ton of laundry to do last night. The bonus of the lavanderia is doing multiple loads at once, and while I assumed my arrival time last night would be ideal the lavanderia was crowded when I arrived. Luckily I was able to split my laundry into three loads, afford the extra buck this split cost me, and get everything washed, dried, and folded in about ninety minutes.

After laundry I walked over to Las Tortas Loca and rewarded myself with a “pastor y queso” torta (pork and cheese sandwich). Because I am (somewhat) trying to watch what I ate I settled for the “regular” torta instead of the larger, “loca” torta.

Completion of laundry and dinner prior to arriving home was rewarding, and getting all of my laundry immediately put away was the figurative icing on the figurative cake (damn, I miss eating desserts).

Hang In There Kid
As I lie awake in bed this morning I was catching up with Flickr contacts’ photos (since I’m not taking many myself I only occasionally log onto the service). While there I saw photos and stories of someone I respect greatly suffering through a breakup.

In the “early days of blogging” I used to read this person’s blog and was a little awestruck the first time that I met her in person (back in the “great days of Flickr).

I’m not sure that she is an ITP-Reader but if she is, I feel for you friend. However I will say that the Greater-Atlanta Area is greater with you in it again. (Why not attend LEAF this Spring?)

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, looking forward to the walk that I will take later
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Build and Analyze” podcast
Website Of The Day – While searching for the organization who has been planting signs reading “Why not a sidewalk here?” around town I came across these two sites — PEDS, Sidewalk Radio. If you know the organization responsible for the signs please post a link to their site in a comment.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – tomorrow

Foot Mileage – ~20.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Days Of Bed-Making – 11

Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 12
Pancakes Eaten – 0

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

Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2012

  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling

March Goals
– Lose at least three pounds (net weight loss)
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Not to get sick for the entire month (may be a moot point as of today)
– 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
– File tax paperwork for 2011 income taxes
– 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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2 Responses to Whirlwind

  1. Barb says:

    Good afternoon from Girona. It is about 70 & gorgeous here. I wrote some stuff on yesterday’s entry. Very, verylaidback city, you really can’t be in a hurry here.

    Only think that really bugs me is not understanding the language, and Catalan is pretty different than Spanish, so I can’t even guess what the signs say.

    Good & very different from the US, they seem to sell beer & have a bar everywhere. At the kids futbol game sundaymorning, a full bar In the concession stand. At the swimming pool & gym, we could go get a beer & watched the kids have their lessons from the bar.

    Estrella Damm is the local favorite beer, and the wines I’ve had are good & oh so cheap. Many times a glass is included with your food if you order the specials.

  2. Steve says:

    I forgot to mention yesterday I heard “Splendid Table” broadcast and a caller asked about starter baking books and she mentioned the one on your reading list- who knew you were so ahead of the curve.

    Tonight, a Games meeting and since I now have a locker (again) in our work out facility, perhaps a run at lunch or after work. Yipee.


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