Rain Rain Come Today, Wash This Pollen Away

While the pollen has not completely stopped my (somewhat) daily walks, it has made the treks more uncomfortable. However, I have come to realize why my nose runs during pollen season as well as why antihistamines are taken to stop the nose running. C’mon rain, wash most of this pollen away…

Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Make an emergency ID card.

Every second matters when someone is in a serious accident or becomes ill unexpectedly. An emergency ID card can save medical staff valuable time as they make decisions about how to care for you, where to transport you, and whom to call. Taking a few moments to prepare the cards today means that fewer things will be left up to chance in an emergency.

Related: I need to locate my Road ID.

Chuy’s Redux
Another night, another trip to Chuy’s. Again my dinner consisted of the complimentary happy-hour nacho bar, but I changed things up by drinking Shiner Bock instead of Negra Modelo.

ITP Flickr Pic
Hmm, nothing today (not that this is unusual). I should try taking the camera out of the bag occasionally.

Another Weekend Of Work Again
I know that I will definitely be in the office tomorrow, and depending how gorgeous the weather is on Sunday I may or may not be in the office then.

To ease the virtual pain of committing to work on the weekend I will be eating pancakes somewhere tomorrow morning. The early leader in the pancake-restaurant clubhouse is The Original Pancake House — unless you can suggest a fantastic pancake place that I’ve yet to try.

Is There A Doctor In The House?
No, but I shall be heading to some offices soon.

Next Monday I am scheduled to see another orthopedist. With this visit I’m hoping to get an answer to the question “Did the bicycle accident fuck up my hip for life?”

Unfortunately the genetic disturbances on my back may require more attention sooner that I had originally planned. Normally these lumps are embarrassing (circus freak!) but this week they’ve added pain to the menu. Oh great.

What’s On Your Weekend Agenda?
Enquiring minds want to know…

Stats & Goals
Daily
Current Mood – bothered
Current Music – listen to a recent “Mac Geek Gab” podcast
Website Of The Day – My eternal struggle to find a weather app which satisfies my needs on iOS devices has led me to download the app from Weather Underground.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – last Wednesday’s weight was 210.4 pounds

Monthly
Foot Mileage – ~41.75 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Days Of Bed-Making – 20 (not including hotel days)

Vegetarian Days – 2
Carnivorous Days – 20
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

Cheers,
Paulie [eatl/ga]

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15 Responses to Rain Rain Come Today, Wash This Pollen Away

  1. Barb says:

    It is office puppy day! A co-worker’s daughter decided to rescue a couple puppies from a “friend” (we all say SUCKER) – so we have 2 4 week old puppies here with us today. They are guessing Springer Spaniel, but I don’t know if they actually know. Yes, it is a good thing it is a slow time for freight, since everyone is checking out the puppies & I don’t see a lot of work getting done today. They are very cute, but all puppies are cute.

    Not sure what is on the agenda this weekend, we want to ride, but not sure about the weather Saturday. Sunday is Wheelhopper (down in your ‘hood Paulie). I”ll probably go to that, Allan is working.

    We need to do some yard work, the garden is tilled up, a few things could be planted, the weeds are popping up everywhere, well need to kill them, & spread some fertilizer & weed the flower beds, etc.

    Who’s going to Hunger Games this weekend? I highly doubt I am, but I actually kind of want to see this movie. Read a couple FB reviews from folks that went last ngith at midnight, sounds like it is living up to the hype.

  2. Steve says:

    We brought the horses in last night, thinking there would be more rain than we actually got. Debbie had slipped Maxwell’s halter off before getting the stall door closed and he decided that was the perfect time to go on “walkabout”. He didn’t stray far or long, but there was a moment when we were sure we would be chasing a dark horse in the night… always exciting!!

    I finally got to inspect Andy and Tylers’ work on the barn in daylight. Except for a couple of minor things I’ll have to do, it looks great. Nice to have a handy brother-in-law. Waiting on the rain to come through before I do the final cleanup on the pool and start the refilling. Oh boy!!

    “Hunger Games” opens today!! Going right after work- we may be overwhelmed with teeny boppers, but I can take it.

    Wheelhopper Sunday. Anyone?

    -FP

  3. Barb says:

    I’m 90% sure I’m going to Wheelhopper – bt if I get a better offer………

  4. bob says:

    Wheelhopper Sunday Paulie! The start is too close to your house to not go.

  5. Steve says:

    I heard the trail isn’t very long, which makes me think I might ride elsewhere. Maybe do a double, though.

  6. I’m not in on this whole Hunger Games thing. A coworker of mine says she’s skipping happy hour tonight to go to see the movie. “Madness!” I say.

    Hmmm, Wheelhopper may be on my agenda. Going to look up the start now…

  7. Ane because I’m an intown-snob I wouldn’t exactly say that Value Village is in “Grant Park.” ๐Ÿ˜›

    Does anyone know the cost of the jerseys? This might be the year I become one of the Cool Kids and order one.

  8. Barb says:

    $45-$60 – heard many different prices……..

  9. Barb says:

    and- I say Madness too, just because of all the teenieboppers that will be there.

  10. Steve says:

    Yeah, I can’t say Valu Village is in Grant Park, but I’m not sure it’s E. A. either.

    Had I gotten a good look at the jersey before I ordered, I might have thought twice, but I like supporting the hash, so…

    The heroine of the Hunger Games is right up your alley Paulie- slight, athletic, dark hair and AGE INAPPROPRIATE!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. bob says:

    The hash was originally going to start in Grant Park but we moved it. I don’t think our hare raiser understands ITP too much so she mistakenly said the start was in Grant Park area.

  12. Oh, I wouldn’t say VV is in East Atlanta either. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    So the jersey is that attractive, eh?

    I’ll have to look up this heroine. I wonder when Hunger Games will be on iTunes? ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Oops, I Freudian read that as “age appropriate”

  14. Barb says:

    I may wear my new Slipstream Swedish national champ jersey I was given in Spain, I don’t even know who’s jersey it was.

    I kind of like the wheelhopper jersey – it gets the point across. If you want a plain boring jersey, you wouldn’t have one made, you’d just buy it at the store.

    Jennifer Lawrence’s hair is too long for Paulie……..

  15. Barb says:

    and – I had to look it up – it is so nice to not be swamped at work – the jersey is for Magnus Bรคckstedt who won it in 2007 & rode for Slipstream-Chipolte.

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