I went for a walk after work last night and when I was done traffic seemed atrocious. I was unable to get Google Maps to show me the traffic situation, so I joined my boss at, wait for it, Chuy’s. Yeah, I go there too much.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Take 10 minutes to tidy up your desk, kitchen table, or countertop.
A chronically chaotic or disorganized space makes it harder to do everyday tasks, making you feel like you’re always running behind. Simply clearing one small physical space can help clear mental space, allowing you to do things more efficiently.
I didn’t get around to this yesterday, but I will today.
You’d Think $15,800 Would Be All-Inclusive
I received a bill last night for the excision of my two cysts. The bill was over $600, of which I owe over $400. I need to add a task today to find out how much, if not all, of my annual deductible I’ve already paid so that I can start to have a clue about medical insurance payments.
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
I am trying yet again to simplify my life. In order to accomplish this I am trying to get myself clearing out the house again, and will spend some time this weekend researching how to dissolve a Georgia LLC. By the end of summer I expect Sharpened Stone, LLC will temporarily exist no more.
No Walking, No Chuy’s; Farmers Market Instead
Once my confounding 4:00pm is over today I am heading back to EAV for the farmers market. If the moon and stars align I’ll get to see some friends and have a beverage. If not, I’ll head home to do some cleaning and cooking.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat; I need more walking and less Chuy’s
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Roderick On The Line” podcast
Website Of The Day – You’d think a blog called Simplicity Is Bliss would be about cleaning, or Zen, or something like that. Instead, it’s technology blog, which for me is blissful.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~3.9 miles
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t check, I know that I am too fat
Foot Mileage – 22.2 miles
Wheel Mileage – 43.5 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 20
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