I almost said “my emissions” but that’d never pass inspection.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Add one choline-rich food to your shopping list, such as salmon, eggs, chicken, tofu, or chickpeas.
Choline is an essential nutrient that is used by the brain and nervous system. Studies have shown that people who have a lot of choline in their diets may have a sharper memory, and that a lifetime of eating choline-rich food may help lessen the risks of brain changes that can lead to dementia. Bonus: choline-rich foods are also packed with other healthy nutrients, so your whole body benefits.
That’s choline and not chlorine, kids.
It was one of the worst drives that I’ve ever taken. Nearly two and a half hours of my drive was spent driving through a constant, heavy downpour provided by Tropical Storm Debby. Even worse, I knew that I couldn’t pull off because I knew that the weather system was stalled and I be stuck in north Florida for hours. I finally broke through the rain near Adel, GA (you might have to Google Map that if you’ve never done an I-75 drive to Florida) and was able to stop off at a neglected roadside gas/DQ/Subway where I was introduced to this:
Dismissing the weather I had a great time with my mother this weekend. On Saturday afternoon I schooled the old ladies and won one bingo game (with a little help from my mother) for $50. I split the $50 with mom, and given that I had spent $10 to play, walked away with $15 of profit — which I easily spent on Florida beers at Total Wine in Clearwater. I tried to buy some beer from the Dunedin Brewery to bring back for this weekend’s festivities at the Moreland Day Spa, but I could not locate their beers anywhere in the region. I don’t know if they’ve stopped bottling, and my attempt to contact them fell on deaf ears. I would have liked to have done some additional things, but most of those were outdoor activities which couldn’t have happened thanks to Mother Nature.
On Sunday my mother and I visited the Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida. Because of the weather the place was too crowded to be enjoyed and my mother didn’t seem to be having a great time walking around, so we didn’t stay for very long. Luckily for me I saved my $21 entry fee because I have a membership at the High Museum which provides reciprocal memberships to many museums around the country, the Dali included. Oh, and the brand new museum has at least one leak in the geodesic dome which covers their gift shop.
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
Damn the heat, I’m going to the Braves game tonight!
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat, but other than that alright
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Kudos again to Weather Underground for keeping me abreast of what was happening weather wise all weekend long.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking
Foot Mileage – 19.3 miles
Wheel Mileage – 34.5 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Days – 1
Carnivorous Days – 24
Pancakes Eaten – 5
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