I’m doing a lot of damn work on my body this year (see also: tomorrow’s blog), the world better not end this year!
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Make like a mermaid with a Pilates-inspired upper body stretch.
Named “the mermaid” this Pilates-inspired move provides a gentle stretch for the arms and the sides of the body. The exercise also helps to engage the shoulder blades, and it lengthens and opens up your chest.
Maybe when my back is fixed…
San Francisco, Probably Not. Orlando, Probably
It seems as if my trip to San Francisco next week has been scrapped (though I still don’t know for sure because I rarely get confirmation on these things). That’s probably a good thing given the amount of work I still have ahead of me.
Yesterday I was influenced to commit to going to Orlando in early May for our biggest customer’s annual trade show (can’t you infer the excitement, or lack thereof, this brings to me?). It makes sense than I should go (for the same reason that I was bitter that I was not invited to go to CES in Las Vegas — again) because we’ll be showing off my app. I’m going to try and turn my Orlando lemons (a citrus fruit not prevalently grown in the region during its citrus-farming hey-day) into lemonade by tacking on a trip further south to visit my mother afterward.
ITP Flickr Pic
Back to walking maps. This one with an “artistically” cropped off part of my course.
This is known as an “error.” I created this map on a 13″ laptop screen and it looks too small to me.
I Can’t Cash A Check That I Can’t Write
I snuck out of the office yesterday and headed over to one of my banks in order to cash a check that I was going to write from an account that I have in another bank. Don’t get the idea that I’m wealthy or anything, when banks started faltering I started diversifying my funds. I arrived at the bank and went inside to fill out a deposit slip. Before I could start writing I saw The-Hasher-Known-As “Cockpit” leaving the bank so I said “hello” to her. As we talked I started to fumble around for my checkbook and when I found it I was embarrassed to find that I had written my last check and had never replaced the book of checks (shows you how many times I write physical checks these days!). After chatting for a bit I packed up all of my stuff and exited the bank.
With checks in hand I’ll try again today.
Tomorrow: Back To The Future
Step one of non-hip-related body repair. Because of recent, and somewhat personally-embarrassing developments over the past couple days am experiencing a lot less pain today. I’ll let the medical professionals make their diagnoses tomorrow.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – The password today is “discharge”
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Back to Work” podcast
Website Of The Day – In the post yesterday I received my (first) $10 iTunes gift card that I “earned” by cashing in points with Recycle Bank. I don’t generated a lot of recycling (or trash) so it took me some time to earn enough points to get this, but it’s “free” money!
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~3.75 miles
Morning Weigh-In – I weigh in later today
Foot Mileage – ~45.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 21 (not including hotel days)
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 24
Pancakes Eaten – 3
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