I seem to be past the worst of the cold, the back, well that still may be another matter. I’m trying not to be an alarmist, but at the same time I’m trying to make sure that I get the results I desire — if at all possible.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Have a good laugh with someone, or remember a funny thing that happened to you.
Laughter IS the best medicine! When we laugh, we stretch the muscles in our face and body, breathe faster, and take in more oxygen. Laughing can provide an emotional and spiritual release and lower stress. A good guffaw may even strengthen the immune system and increase memory and creativity.
Remember that time I thought that I could achieve happiness and went through the pain and struggle of trying to remove those cysts from my back? Whoa, now that was a riot! 🙁
Receive Bill. Pay Bill.
I didn’t get home until 8:00pm last night — how’d that happen? — and when I did it was time to pay “The Man,” or “The Men” as my case may have been:
Lab work for the physical in March. PAID!
Half a year’s car insurance. PAID!
American Express. PAID!
A Better Gutter Cleaning (for the service performed Monday). PAID!
(Partial?) Surgeon bill (I’m sure the hospital will be asking for their’s soon). UNPAID! (I’ll be mailing my payment today — how quaint)
It seems that all I am doing these days is receiving bills and turning around and paying them. Lest you think that I am a complete ingrate, I am rather thankful that I can pay these bills in full.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – I’m back (no pun intended) to “meh” — which admittedly is better than where I was yesterday.
Current Music – nothing currently, though I can foresee myself listening to that GASHCAT record again today. I meant to buy it last night, but the other bill paying got in the way.
Website Of The Day – I plan to subject my coworkers to a Creamy Crock Pot Spaghetti experiment for tomorrow’s lunch.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I’ll be checking sometime today. I’m rather flabby since I’ve not walked for two weeks and I’ve not exactly been curtailing food and/or alcohol
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 – 20
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