A confluence of allergies, lack of sleep, then sleeping late, and a nagging minor pain with one of my front teeth (I don’t like having issues with my teeth. I’m scheduled to go to the dentist in two weeks for my semi-annual check up and hope that this is nothing) has kept me out of work today. I don’t like burning one of my sick days today, but I really couldn’t convince myself that going to work this morning was a good idea.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Pledge to put 1 tsp. sunscreen (5 ml) on your face and 4 tsp. (20 ml) more on your body.
Most people know that our skin is vulnerable to sun damage and skin cancer. However, many of us put on way too little sunscreen, leaving us only partially protected at best. A teaspoon is a common measure that can help you slather on the amount of sunscreen that will keep your skin healthy.
Not something I’ll need today as I remain indoors.
RIP (for me) RPS?
I had a good time chatting with friends last night prior to the monthly meeting of Roswell Photographic Society. In my not-so-humble opinion the presentation of “An Introduction to Travel Photography” did little for me; not only did the presenter spend an hour reading the items on her handout, she spent the next hour showing us her photos, most of which did very little for me. A case could be made that I have no say in the matter since I am hardly ever shooting these days, but critique is in the eye of the beholder.
The real potential RPS death nail came at the end of the meeting when we were told that the meetings would be moving to a new location and occur on Tuesdays. Maybe I should commit the hours I’m spending listening about photography shooting photography instead.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – blah, wanting my pain to go away
Current Music – listening to this week’s “Build and Analyze” podcast
Website Of The Day – Too sick and tired to find something today. Sorry.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 3
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
– Post at least ten new photos during the month
– Lose at least two pounds (net weight loss)
– Finish two books (audio or otherwise, comic books do not qualify)
– 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