Last night’s walk was shorter, but other than that my evening was the same… at least until I got home. As I unloaded the Jackmobile last night I noticed that a new pride of cats, kittens and their mother (I suppose), have taken residence in the far reaches of my back yard. Dangen! I saw them all again this morning as they curiously looked on while some man made a ruckus carrying large blue bags to his car.
Which reminds me, Little Willy, if you are reading this before I get the chance to do so, I’ll be calling you today about that window.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Stretch your palms and fingers, return your hands to their normal position, and rotate your wrists.
Typing and other repetitive tasks can cause soreness and cramping in wrists and fingers. Left unchecked, this can give way to carpal tunnel syndrome, which can be very painful and potentially tough to fix. By taking a short break and giving your hands and wrists a quick stretch, you’ll help to keep them healthy.
I really should do this more often.
I Really Wanted To Ride Today
The weather is supposed to be agreeable, but I just couldn’t convince myself to drive the Black Jack to the office so that I could ride it home tonight, and then back into the office tomorrow morning. While I am capable of putting in forty-mile days on my bike, especially when the ride is broken into two twenty-mile segments which occur nine hours apart, I just don’t want to right now.
If I can get my courage up perhaps I’ll drive the bike in tomorrow, ride home and do the return ride on Friday morning (or course this will require me to leave work early enough to ride home for the farmers market on Thursday, and drive home early enough on Friday to get home to ditch the bike prior to heading to Little 5 Points for the Great Lake Swimmers show).
See You Later, The Talk Show
I’ve been listening to a podcast called “The Talk Show” on 5by5 for some time now. The content of the show was technical and the banter between the co-hosts was enjoyable.
Out of the blue, at least to me, I heard that one of “The Talk Show” co-hosts ended the podcast abruptly and took the show to another podcasting network — using the same name! I can’t reward behavior like that, so I am now a former listener to “The Talk Show.”
Has it really has been two weeks since I last did laundry? That seems impossible. Regardless I’ll be performing the task tonight. Convincing myself to do laundry was one of the ways I was able to talk myself out of doing the bicycle commute today.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to the latest “Mac Power Users” podcast
Website Of The Day – While far from a perfect science OpenSignalMaps is trying to accurately show the proliferation of cell signal coverage throughout the country.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~3.2 miles
Morning Weigh-In – I could weigh in today if I so desire
Foot Mileage – 18.3 miles
Wheel Mileage – 43.5 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 19
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