We’re now past Memorial Day so that means it’s bikini season. What, the thought of me in a bikini makes you a wee little bit queasy? Try living with my body full time. Ugh. With the exception of Saturday’s ride I did little to help my weight-loss cause, in fact, I did many things which contradicted it.
My weekend was also not nearly as productive as I desired, though I am completely caught up on “Mad Men” now. I also managed to clear a lot of the cruft in my itpBlogBox inbox, and legally downloaded a lot of music sent to me by PR firms. And in what I guess could be my “biggest” news, I finished reading two books — “How We Decide” and “Steve Jobs.” I probably should have covered-my-ass by doing some work this weekend, but hell, it was a long weekend and I needed a break.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Learn the difference between everyday feelings of anxiety and symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Although anxiety disorders are very common, they can be hard to recognize, because the symptoms may be taken for feelings that go along with everyday worry. But the feelings that an actual anxiety disorder creates are very different – as are the potential effects on a person’s quality of life. Anxiety disorders are very treatable, but only if they are identified. By reviewing this six-point list, you can learn what constitutes an anxiety disorder – and what doesn’t.
Vacation All I Ever Wanted
This weekend I started, and perhaps scrapped, one of my “wild hare” (or is it “hair”) vacation ideas — taking a train from New York City to Montreal, Quebec, and then on to Halifax, Nova Scotia. Unfortunately the timing and availability for this sort of trip don’t fit well into my availability, and the cost of train travel in Canada is much more expensive then I had imagined. Bugger.
Bike Maintenance Night — OTP Style
While I only beat up BlackJack on Saturday it does need a good once-over, cleaning, and tuning up. That’s why I drove it in on top of the Jackmobile today so that I can head over to ITP-Reader Barb’s and her hubby Allan’s house for Bike Maintenance Night.
Have To Keep It Quick
I have much to do today, and the time spent this morning walking cut out some of my time to do other things. So with that I’ll have to wrap up for today and start again tomorrow. I am certain that I am forgetting about many things about which I wanted to blog today, but if they return to mind and I have the time I’ll pop them into the comments.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – While looking at the amazing (and I believe fairly accurate) clothing worn by the characters on “Mad Men” I was reminded of Nerd Boyfriend which dissects a look from tv/movies and tells you how to recreate it.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – starts again June 1
Foot Mileage – 22.2 miles
Wheel Mileage – 90.5 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 3
Carnivorous Days – 25
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
- How We Decide — Jonah Lehrer
- Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson
– 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