After the farmers market yesterday I joined ITP-Reader Betsy and her EAV friend Nancy for some post-market libations at SoBa. For some reason I thought ordering a bottle of red wine was a good idea, and by the time Betsy and I finished the second bottle it was clearly a mistake. Well, it was only a mistake because it helped me sleep so well. Ha!
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Review the warning signs of skin cancer.
Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer today. The good news is that prevention (wearing sunscreen, covering up when you’re outdoors, and avoiding the sun when it’s highest in the sky) and early detection can bring your risk way down. If skin cancer is found early – before the tumor has penetrated the skin – the survival rate is 99%.
I’ll keep this in mind when walking starts again tomorrow.
Now Which Greens Are Poisonous?
At the farmers market last night I bought bread from Holman & Finch, a jar of jelly made from Jailhouse Brewery wheat beer and blueberries, two forms of radishes, some baby turnips, and some Asian lettuce. I was going to buy some beets, but they had been removed from their greens.
I’m aware that eating greens from the nightshade family (tomato? eggplant?) is poisonous, but what about other greens? I know beet, collard, mustard, greens etc are edible, but what about the rest of the greens found in local markets?
The farmers market last night was like East Atlanta Old Timers Day. While there I saw two people I used to see in the days of Gravity Pub — a patron Dan, and the former bartender Ashley. I saw Ruth, a woman with whom I planted one of the trees which still line Flat Shoals Av in the village. Additionally I saw a few other folks I used to see at East Atlanta Community Association meetings back in the day. Funny thing about the people I saw again last night, they, unlike myself, have all gotten married and in most instances have had children.
I Will Work, I Will Walk, I Will Not Walk To Work
This weekend I’ll be back in the office (hopefully for the last weekend in a loooooooong time). I also plan to start walking again — back be damned!
Tomorrow night I’ll be headed downtown to the Theatrical Outfit for their performance of “A Wrinkle In Time.”
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – if not for my back’s continual annoyances, pretty good although hungover
Current Music – listening to last week’s “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me!” podcast
Website Of The Day – The wheat beer and blueberry jelly I purchased yesterday was from local producer One Screw Loose.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check this week
Foot Mileage – ~7.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 4
Carnivorous Days – 15
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
- Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science — Curtis Ebbesmeyer
- God, No! — Penn Jillette
– Lose at least three pounds (net weight loss)
– Completely recover from my sebaceous cyst surgery
– 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
– 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