Lazy Wednesday

After returning home from the iOS Developers Meetup last night, I ate a quick dinner ant then went straight to bed. I was bushed. A little before 5am I woke, completely awake and contemplated going for exercise. I decided to stay in bed, turned off the alarm, and didn’t get up for good until 7:15am.

Today’s Personal Project
Get a haircut, make a cameo at Third Wednesday at George’s Bar, and decide whether or not I want to go to Terminal West for the Tilly and the Wall concert.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Give your ankles a stretch by pointing and flexing your feet five times.

Stretching improves the flexibility of your muscles and joints. When you practice ankle-stretching exercises, you gain greater flexibility and range of motion in your ankles. This is important for walking, running, jumping, squatting, and other everyday types of physical activity.

I’m so flexible that I can put my ankles behind my ears.

Have I shared too much? 😉

Trying A New (To Me) Burger Joint
I won a free lunch bet yesterday, so I dragged the loser and another coworker to Village Burger in Dunwoody. The bet involved the price of dry cleaning at a dry cleaner near our office.

Village Burger is a small place (former Bruster’s) near Dunwoody Village. The food is standard fare, mostly burgers and fries, but is quite tasty. All burgers are cooked-to-order (so be prepared to wait a little bit during the lunch-rush hour) and I think the fries are cooked-to-order as well. I can see myself returning to Village Burger again.

As a penance for eating meat at lunch I ate a vegetarian dinner — bread (that I made last Sunday in my bread machine) and butter.

So. Angry! (#1)
While I am not a snazzy dresser I have tried to level-up my attire recently (might have an ulterior motive or two here, I think you can figure out at least one). Yesterday I wore a nice, dry-cleaned and pressed blue shirt along with my jeans and shoes. I was wearing that shirt until about 2:30pm when, while walking with my afternoon coffee, mis-sipped and promptly spilled black coffee onto my blue shirt.

I could have gone down to my car and retrieved one of the bet-winning shirts that I picked up at the dry cleaners, but instead I went for my fallback white shirt that I’ve had hanging at my office since an aborted outing that occurred last year.

I rocked the white shirt almost as well as I rocked the blue shirt.

There was no more coffee drinking yesterday after my costume change.

So. Angry! (#2)
I somehow managed to not pay my credit card last month, though I clearly received and deleted a reminder email to do so in mid-September. I don’t know why I never set up the payment like I do every other month, but I clearly didn’t.

I hate, hate, hate giving the banks free money, about $37 in this case.

I Might Have To Hit The Wall
As I mentioned in my Personal Project above I may be heading over to Terminal West for the Tilly and the Wall concert.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though I wasn’t feeling all that well this morning which factored in to why I slept in this morning.
Current Music – listening to the “The Incomparable” podcast where they dissect one of my favorite movies “This Is Spinal Tap”
Website Of The Day – Ever wondered about how many planes are in the sky at any moment? Check out Plane Finder which tracks planes in (pseudo) real-time. You may be surprised how much traffic lives above us.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~5.5 miles
Morning Weigh-In – fuck me, I’ve completely forgot again!

Foot Mileage – ~51.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights

Days Of Bed-Making – 15

Vegetarian Meals – 27
Carnivorous Meals – 12
Pancakes Eaten – 0

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

October Goals
– 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]

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
  10. White Jacket Required — Jenna Weber

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to Lazy Wednesday

  1. I should probably add “Get better so that I can do all of the other things” to my Personal Project list for today. What is it about Wednesdays that are getting to me? Last Wednesday I woke sick after feeling fine (for all?) of Tuesday. This morning I woke a little weary after feeling fine all of yesterday (minus the anger caused by the coffee and realization that I failed to pay my credit card).

  2. Steve says:

    And not paying the CC doesn’t help the credit rating.

    Another beautiful day setting up for the Games. Hope you are all planning to attend.

    No one noticed the change of shirts? ?

    And no third Wednesday for me…


  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    I’ll be in Black Mountain, NC this weekend.

    Not too worried about the credit rating, though I agree it doesn’t help.

    Can’t believe you are going to miss the third installment of your own creation! 😛

  4. bob says:

    We’ll be down at George’s tonight, hope to see you all there.

    Steve we may see you on Saturday, what time are the festivities?

  5. Bob, you will definitely see me. I’ll be at George’s from 7:00pm – ???

  6. Laura says:

    Nice shirts and lipstick = straws!

  7. Bill aka Ronnie says:

    With good payment history you can call the CC Co and may be able to remove fee. Try it, the call is free

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