I Don’t Even Remember Hearing The Alarm

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

  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling
  2. Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science — Curtis Ebbesmeyer
  3. God, No! — Penn Jillette
  4. The Elephant to Hollywood — Michael Caine
  5. Here Comes Trouble — Michael Moore

May Goals
– 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]

The Unmeasurable
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

This entry was posted in My Daily Life. Bookmark the permalink.

17 Responses to I Don’t Even Remember Hearing The Alarm

  1. Steve says:

    As I was killing time before the games meeting last night, my car suddenly became hard to steer. I had tried to get the recall of the power steering pump accomplished some time ago, but the most convenient dealer (Jim Ellis in Chamblee) is still not convenient. I called them last night and they said they could get it turned around in a day, so it got dropped off this morning and I was still to work by 7:30.

    As I was not home last evening, I shan’t make it to Georges tonight.

    Bob, is next Wednesday the Ride of Silence?


  2. Good luck with that Steve.

    Hmmm, I just realized that I posted today’s “Daily Challenge” instead of yesterday’s. My bad.

  3. Barb says:

    I ended up working late last night (it is amazing what gets messed up in my works of shipping with me taking 2 days off), plus I had to deal with some Hawaii frieght, and they don’t even get into the office until 3pm our time.

    We watched Amazing Race finally. Rachel & Dave actually grew on me, I think Allan & I would interact the way they did if we were on the show, getting pissed off & saying not nice things to each other, then getting over it & moving on & kicking ass.
    I actually wnated the border patrol guys to win, but, oh well.
    Yes- I was quite happy when whiny girl & dumbass boyfriend (can he really be in medical school?) screwed up that clue.

    and – where was the remember all the places they’d been challenge?

    I think I need tires & a few others things done, but just like you, cheaper than a car payment.

  4. bob says:

    Paulie I think you should set fire to your house, take the money and buy a condo. At least you won’t have any yard work to worry about 🙂

    Steve, yes the ride of silence is next Wednesday. I will be coming in to town to ride and probably hitting Georges afterwards. I have 2 close friends that were hit by cars, one broke his neck and one writes this blog. Anything I can do to heighten awareness is what I’ll do.

  5. More frustration has arrived today. The app (written by a different division within the company) on which my app has been based released an update last night with a drastically changed user interface. Fuck. Me.

  6. No, no condo life for me — once I dump the ITP Estate I am returning to renting. And I can’t set it on fire, those smarty-pants fire investigators will figure it out. 🙁

    I’m going to try and ride the ride of silence again next week.

  7. Martha says:

    I know I could have gotten a few more years out of my old car but I just love the new one. The heated seats, the smell (3 years of beermistering will take it’s toll), keyless entry, all the other upgrades I got on this one…I hope I can keep it as long as my last one (10 years), only time will tell.

    I honestly don’t know what we would do without a washer at the house. Especially this time of year, I do a load almost every day. Our workout clothes are too toxic to let sit around any longer.

    re: English Ivy/Poison Ivy, they make this stuff call Round Up, even a version just for Ivy and Brush…just point and spray, not a lot of work at all.

  8. Jenka says:

    Are you kidding me?! Practically the one day I’m not at the Shed and fucking Kevin Gillespie shows up? Damnation.

  9. Steve says:

    Jenka, I’m sure he said the same thing about you!!

    Roundup just for ivy? Wow.. looks like a trip to Lowes in my future.

  10. Barb says:

    You might be able to burn your house down & it would look like an accident, but if they read this blog, well, then you would get busted. YOu would also have to burn up some of your electronics, taking everythign out of the house would kind of be a hint to the inspector.

    I’ll ask Allan about the Ride of Silence, you just never know, we might come ITP.

    I need to step up my BRAG training, I’ve got the drinking part down, just need to spend a little more time on the bike, especially during the week.
    We need to figure out who all is for sure going, & who is participating with the truck & beer (& taking a turn driving a day).

  11. Funny stuff! Thanks, I needed the lift in spirit.

    I bought some Round Up a few years ago but the ivy scoffed at it. I could try again I suppose. The ivy has started climbing the pecan tree, which is the only tree on the side of my driveway that I really care about since it provides me with some delicious snacks nearly yearly.

    Barb, keep in mind that the Ride of Silence is a sloooooow, and rather short ride. Of course you could add mileage winding your way from and back to George’s.

    Could I just have the antiquated electronics burn? 😉

  12. Martha says:

    My neighbor suggests mixing the Round Up with kerosene, says the kerosene will help the Round Up stick to the leaves…I’m not quite that desperate yet. Regular mowing has kept my ivy at bay.

    If the responsibility of home ownership causes you so much distress, just suck it up, get the needed work done and put it on the market. Even if you only break even or lose a little, it might be worth it to save your piece of mind.

    If you want to set it on fire, you will need to make it look like an accident. Try frying a turkey next to your front door or using a flame thrower to clean up spider webs…

  13. bob says:

    Barb why don’t we hire a day laborer for the week of BRAG? They can drive the truck, set up and break down our tents and keep the beer cold.

  14. Steve says:

    Bob that’s a great idea!!

    To echo what Paulie said, the Ride of Silence is less than 4 miles, but we could always tack on a few more.

    The dealer called. PS fixed, code on the tranny indicates a problem. Doing the fluid flush as the fluid was black (I had heard that from the oil change guy, but never verified it myself.) Hopefully that will take care of that.

  15. Barb says:

    I don’t think Allan would be all about someone he doesn’t really know driving his truck all week, and I don’t think I’d want to spend all that much extra money. (I certainly wouldn’t want to do that job all week for not much money 😉
    If you can’t drive a day, you can put all your stuff in the bag truck, ride you bike to the store to get beers after you get to camp, etc. Sal & Marty have it down to a science. Your call. 😉

  16. bob says:

    Hey I was just trying to think outside the box (my corporate buzz phrase of the day) :-). I don’t mind driving the truck at all, I’ll even take the first or second day since I am missing the last day.

  17. Barb says:

    I was sort of kidding – I just know everyone wants to ride, but I’ll get really bitchy if people don’t step up. It isn’t like we need to decide now, I figure it would be decided the night before by how people feel.
    Plus, you can still get an okay ride in the day you drive, if you want to…….

    We won’t be leaving until Sunday morning to go to the first stop (is that Dalton or Calhoun?) & ride backwards that day. We will need someone for Monday & Tuesday, Thursday (I may drive that day as it is the longest day) & Friday & maybe Saturday.

Comments are closed.