Never mind shutting it off. And that’s why I am late this morning. And because of that I’m just going to have time knocking out a short blog.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Learn about signs and symptoms of depression.
Although we typically pay close attention to the health of organs like the heart and skin, misconceptions about mental health mean that we may not give the brain the attention it deserves. Depression is a very common and treatable illness that affects millions of people each year – and it has its own signs and symptoms, just as heart disease and skin cancer do. By learning what depression looks like, you will have the tools to potentially recognize it in others or yourself.
See also: Inside The Perimeter
– I’m still bummed about yesterday’s corporate decision, but am going to right my own personal ship today.
– I should have been on “The Price is Right”, or at least played the lottery yesterday. The Jackmobile’s repairs, taxes included, $330. Did I not mention $300 in yesterday’s blog? I know, still far cheaper than a car loan…
– I had my version of a “celebrity sighting” last night. While driving past The Shed in Glenwood Park I saw former Top Chef cheftestant Kevin Gillespie entering.
– I had a good night and was pleased to be able to help a friend out.
– Lavanderia night went well, except I forgot to change into the pair of shorts that I had brought with me so that I could be cooler inside the lavanderia, as well as wash the pair of jeans that I had worn to work yesterday.
– I packed clothes and sneakers for a walk later — weather permitting.
– As I pulled out of my driveway this morning I realized that I really need to tackle the English ivy (and probably some poison ivy) that is attacking the trees in my front yard. Damn, I hate house and yard maintenance.
– As I pulled into work this morning I finished up another audio book — “Here Comes Trouble” by Michael Moore.
– Me, my clothes, and the Jackmobile are ready to skip town on Friday. I’m so looking forward to a weekend away, hanging with the Team Raleigh at LEAF.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – In my dream world I live in a space featured in Dwell magazine.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I might weigh in today
Foot Mileage – 8.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 0
Carnivorous Days – 7
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
- Here Comes Trouble — Michael Moore
– 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