You were probably not expecting to read a blog today. Due to my travel plan I was not expecting to write one.
And then on my drive home last night I was informed that my trip to San Francisco today had been canceled.
Yesterday’s Daily Challenge
Use visualization to “pack” up a negative thought, and take it outside and imagine it floating away.
Stress and worry can interfere with our sleep, relationships, work, and overall quality of life. By using visualization techniques such as this one, you can gain better control over worries and stressors and move them away from your thoughts. This may leave you feeling freer to and better able to move and think positively during the day.
I could do a lot of packing today if I wanted.
ITP Flickr Pic
I thought about taking a photo of myself standing in front of a San Francisco Coffee shop here in Atlanta. But that required time and planning, two things I was not willing to invest in this morning.
I’m A Man Of Few Words Today
I’m not feeling my best and am still a little bit out of sorts given my last-“minute” change of plans. Subsequently I’m not prepared to write a proper blog today.
But I’m A Man Who Keeps His Word
Your probably thinking “Well your trip got canceled, that’s good! Now you can ride the Jackson Brevet ride on Saturday!” Well, not exactly. I had agreed to give my packet away last night, and even though I heard about my trip’s cancellation prior to actually giving it away, give it away I did. You’re not supposed to make this reference today, but I’m no Indian giver. I hope the person who uses my entry has a wonderful ride.
Fret not, I’ll find something else to do this Saturday.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – still struggling physically
Current Music – listening to an NPR “All Songs Considered” podcast
Website Of The Day – There has been a lot of discussion about a new service called AirTime recently. I’m still not sure why anyone would want to use the service.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~5 miles
Morning Weigh-In – not checking
Foot Mileage – 5.0 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