It happened at about 8:00pm yesterday. I’ve started to burn out. Things are getting to me, and my dental health is seeming to diminish.
I left the office and got no further than Taco Mac where I consumed two large beers and the majority of a large plate of chicken nachos. Life be damned! It was what I wanted to do, so I did.
Today’s Personal Project
Figure out how to use Siri to add things to a shopping list. Figure out how to use Apple’s new Passbook app.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Add one type of legume to your shopping list, such as chickpeas, black beans, or lentils.
Legumes are little powerhouses: They are a good source of protein, contain healthy fats, offer plenty of fiber, and are high in minerals like folate and iron. They are very versatile and can take center stage in soups, stews, side dishes, or salads. Best of all, their tastes and textures add dimension to mealtime for very little money.
I will accomplish this by first figuring out how to use Siri to add things to a shopping list.
Belt Loop Etiquette?
It wasn’t until I got undressed the other day that I realized that I had missed two (symmetric) belt loops while dressing. My shirt was neatly tucked in, so people either weren’t looking at my ass (highly probable) or decided not to alert me to my fashion faux pas.
Do you tell people when you notice things like this, or do you let the situation pass?
Putting Lipstick On A Pig
Today I’ll be headed down to Lenox Mall after work (read “Goddammit I am leaving at a normal time today!”) to go to Aida Mollenkamp’s cookbook signing. I’ve “dressed up” in a nice shirt and shoes since I am trying hard to look nicer when I go out in public.
Oddly this could be the first of three cookbook signings in five days that I attend. There is one on Saturday at Taste of Atlanta that I may attend, and I will be at next Tuesday’s dinner/cookbook signing at Woodfire Grill next Tuesday night.
Okay, It’s Back To Work…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – very hungry, very concerned
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – It’s late, I don’t have time to dig something up.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – jogging/walking, ~5.8 miles
Morning Weigh-In – checking again tomorrow. Seriously, I will.
Foot Mileage – ~16.4 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 4
Vegetarian Meals – 8
Carnivorous Meals – 1
Pancakes Eaten – 0
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– Wear “nice” clothes to work at least twice a week, if for no other reason than to have people wonder why I am dressing up. New!
– Eat no fewer than forty-five vegetarian meals
– Take at least one load of stuff from my house to Goodwill
– Take unused electronics to recycling center
– 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)
– Not to get sick for the entire month
– Exercise for thirty minutes no fewer than twenty days
– Ride no fewer than 100 miles
– Walk (or run) no fewer than 100 miles
– Do no fewer than 750 sit-ups
– Do no fewer than 300 push-ups
– Read a non-techincal book
– Find someone else to go out on a date with
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
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) — Arthur Miller
- Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury