No, not the name of some band that I’d go see out at Drunken Unicorn, but rather what I did today. I had a fitful night of sleep and when I finally nodded off for a good night’s slumber my 5:00am alarm was a rude and unwelcome interrupter. I promptly shut the alarm off and went right back to sleep — for another two hours. Whooops!
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Stand in front of the mirror and say at least one thing you like about the way you look.
With all the pressure people face to be more thin, beautiful, handsome, and so on, it’s easy to forget that there is simply one and only YOU! Focusing on a positive aspect of your face, hair, or body doesn’t make you vain – it makes you appreciate your own uniqueness and can bolster your self-esteem.
You know that this is impossible for me to do at this stage of my life, don’t you?
Walking At A Blistering Pace
Don’t be happy for me, it’s not what you are thinking. Since walking in improper footwear last week my walks have been poor. Last night, in proper footwear but perhaps a poor choice of socks (cotton) I developed more hotspots. I don’t think it was the shoes last night — they are still relatively new (have few miles), it may have been the socks, or it may have been a poor job of lace-tightening by me. Who knows. Regardless, my feet hurt today and even if I hadn’t overslept I would have skipped my walk today in order to give my feet a break.
I received my copy of the settlement demand sent out by the lawyer representing me in my 2011 bike v. car accident. Suffice to say that I’ll never discuss the details of the settlement, but let me tell you that if you are planning to use a life-altering accident as your rags-to-riches plan you should consult Plan ‘B’.
See You At Bike Night
I’m not sure at exactly what time I’ll be arriving at Kat’s and Mango’s house tonight, but I’ll be there. Since I have no bike work to get done it’s not imperative that I arrive early.
My most-likely plan is to leave work, take some back roads home, stop for beer (probably at Candler Park Market), make my grand arrival, chit-chat while eating, and at some point head home. Yeah, that sounds like a plan I can follow…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired, sad
Current Music – silence because I am well behind schedule already
Website Of The Day – .
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, 3.5 miles
Morning Weigh-In – no weigh-in this week, the official weigher-iner is no here
Foot Mileage – 3.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 1
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
- 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
- The Elephant to Hollywood — Michael Caine
– Lose at least two 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
– 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