It’s weird. Yesterday I coughed for a little while and then it seemed to subside, at least until I laid down to go to sleep. This morning I went out for a five-mile walk and felt fine, nary a cough. However, as soon as I sat to “relax” (read “work”) the coughing commenced. Troublesome, especially considering that I am soon to be seated in an airplane for six hours.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Do one small task or chore that you’ve been putting off.
It’s easy to put off doing boring or unpleasant tasks. But not doing those chores can waste energy. By taking care of it now, you may gain more energy for the things you really want to do, and you’ll also lessen the feelings of stress that come with procrastination.
I have three which spring to mind immediately. I think that I shall complete each today.
Who Reopened The Spam Floodgates?
For a long time I was getting very little spam sent to my GMail accounts. However, perhaps just in the past week, I’ve been getting tons — or whatever the digital equivalent to “tons” is. Is it just me? Was it something I said / posted?
I Have Little Concept Of Time, Or Perhaps All Of My Planning Has Ruined My Internal Calendar
While walking through Target yesterday I saw swim trunks. I one bathing suit, but could use another — or perhaps one that fits me a little better. However, my first thought was “I shouldn’t buy a new bathing suit, summer is almost over.”
It was June 12th for crissakes, what makes me even think that summer is almost over? I don’t think Summer has yet to officially start!
It must be because I am trying to plan think for June, July, August, September, and my schedule already seems completely filled.
At least that’s what I’m telling myself. It’s that or I secretly believe that I am living in the Southern Hemisphere.
Due to an impending interruption to my weekly routine I am going to have to do laundry tonight. The laundry chore was actually a part of yesterday’s schedule, but due to a long-running meeting held at work I didn’t leave the office until 7:00pm (1900) and thus was in no mood to spend two more hours dealing with laundry
I planned to use my “newly found” time trying out a restaurant at which I have never eaten. The plan was to have dinner at Big Tex Cantina, the sister restaurant to Fox Bros BBQ, but that fell through when I couldn’t find parking. Have I ever mentioned how much I would love Decatur if it weren’t such a parking clusterfuck? So instead I drove to Fox Bros BBQ, parked about a quarter-mile away on Elmira (at least it was free and I knew that I wasn’t going to get a parking ticket), and enjoyed a lovely dinner.
While at Fox Bros I encountered a bit of internal time travel. I was seated facing a table of about eight young ladies, including one who reminded me of one of the prettiest girls in high school. Considering I graduated high school in 1983 (seriously, thirty years next year?) and haven’t seen this girl, now woman, since, it was an amazing journey. I really like weird shit like that sometimes.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – frustrated
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – I’m traveling again which means I’m once again keeping all of my information straight using TripIt.
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 – 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
- How We Decide — Jonah Lehrer
- Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson
- Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) — Authur Miller
– 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