Laboring On Labor Day

I’m ready to have a job/project which doesn’t require me to work all of the time again. I put in a ten-hour day yesterday (that’d be Sunday) and I probably will be doing the same today (that’d be Labor Day, a paid “holiday”). I’ll most likely be working extra hours this week, and next Sunday as well. I’m pushing hard to get an “alpha” release out the door by Thursday, September 20th so that I may head to North Carolina for a long, relaxing, work-free weekend of camping.

I’m not complaining as much as going a bit insane.

Today’s Personal Project
Attempt to figure out a work/life balance.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Eat a lower-fat version of one dairy item today, such as skim milk or nonfat yogurt.

Milk and other dairy products are excellent sources of nutrients such as protein, calcium, and vitamins A and D. And although dairy may be great for bone health, it can have high quantities of saturated fat. Recent studies show that low-fat dairy products can help reduce hypertension, but whole-fat dairy products do not. Even a slight reduction in your daily saturated fat could boost your overall health.

I probably don’t consume enough dairy for this to make much of a difference.

ITP Flickr Pic
Reflecting back to when I didn’t think about work
Wishing I didn’t have to today.

Back With A Better Attitude Tomorrow

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – overwhelmed and disappointed
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Looking at Flickr contact’s photo containing artwork by Steve Keene reminded me about my collection, and the days when I used to have people over for Steve Keene swap parties.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – haven’t checked yet

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 2
Carnivorous Meals – 2
Pancakes Eaten – 3

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

September Goals
Will be published tomorrow

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]

The Unmeasurable
– 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

Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2012

  1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me — Mindy Kahling
  2. Flotsametrics and the Floating World: How One Man’s Obsession with Runaway Sneakers and Rubber Ducks Revolutionized Ocean Science — Curtis Ebbesmeyer
  3. God, No! — Penn Jillette
  4. The Elephant to Hollywood — Michael Caine
  5. Here Comes Trouble — Michael Moore
  6. How We Decide — Jonah Lehrer
  7. Steve Jobs — Walter Isaacson
  8. Death of a Salesman (Penguin Plays) — Arthur Miller
  9. Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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One Response to Laboring On Labor Day

  1. Randy says:

    Hope you managed a beer or two during your “day off” today! Looking forward to camping in September at the “Family Camping Resort”.

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