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.
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
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
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
- Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling
– 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]
– 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