With May coming to a close (well, quickly anyway) I’ve come to realize that this blog has been suffering for a long time. I am ill-prepared to blog again today, late, with little time and content.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Boost your energy and pledge to replace an alcoholic or sugary drink with water or sparkling water.
Of course, an occasional drink may not be all bad. But alcohol can lead to dehydration – which can cause headaches and sap energy – and make you feel tired the next day. Sugar-sweetened beverages can cause a big post-sugar crash that can stand in the way of your get-up-and-go. Making a one-time switch to water lets you evaluate how your energy level is affected – and may encourage you to switch more often!
I kind of did this by drinking Yeungling last night.
Took Me Out To The Ball Game
Our outing started out badly with misfirings about when and where to meet my coworkers to head to the Braves game. I wound up getting on a train before they did, and wound up getting off at Medical Center and waiting for them to arrive.
While waiting I watched the curiosity of nature as a squirrel dug around for nuts while being no more than one foot from an apple core. The squirrel finally “discovered” the apple core and I watched with amusement as it attempted to walk with it in its mouth, only to have to stop and eat some of the apple prior to moving to the trees.
Except for two things, maybe three things, the Braves game was fun.
- The wrong team (the Braves) won, and handily.
- I discovered that Taco Mac is now a vendor, with many taps, at Turner Field when I was leaving the game (which is why I forced myself to drink Yeungling).
- Beautiful women were abundant, unfortunately none were my companion.
To be a part of my group I rode Marta from Perimeter Mall to the game and back even though it would have made more sense for me to drive to Turner Field so that I could make the short drive home from there instead of riding the train all the way back to Perimeter Mall.
ITP Flickr Pic
I should have taken a photo at the game last night. But I didn’t.
“Silence” Will Consist Of Huffing And Puffing
I’m also ill-prepared to ride my mountain bike tonight. I’m packed (another reason I had to go home last night instead of spending the night in the Perimeter Mall area) but in fair physical shape.
My plan for the evening is to drive my mountain bike down to Virginia-Highland, ride to Piedmont Park, do the Ride of Silence, ride back to George’s, and then head home. Whew, even just typing that has worn me out. 😉
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – Fair. I’d like for my mouth to stop hurting.
Current Music – listening to this week’s “MacBreak Weekly” podcast
Website Of The Day – Georgia Locations for Ride of Silence. Looking forward to seeing some of you there — for my first ride of 2012!
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking again
Foot Mileage – 10.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 12
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