Taking A Sick Day From Blogging

I felt completely shitty all day yesterday. I felt so bad that I went home after work (around 7:30pm) and stayed in, thus skipping the Dignan Porch concert at The EARL that I really wanted to attend. I slept for about four or so hours before waking up mid-morning (2:30am?). I was pretty awake so I attempted to watch The Amazing Race, only to find out that I couldn’t stream the episode to my iPad. I’m now at work, still feeling poorly but needing to be here in order to get things done on time.


Today’s Personal Project
Get better.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – shitty
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – nothing today
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing for obvious reasons
Morning Weigh-In – checking again tomorrow

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

Days Of Bed-Making – 17* (I suppose had I made my sleeping bag and blanket in Black Mountain I could have claimed credit)

Vegetarian Meals – 41
Carnivorous Meals – 13
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

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6 Responses to Taking A Sick Day From Blogging

  1. Further frustrating me is that this is Atlanta Beer Week and there are many, many cool beer-related events happening that I cannot attend because I feel so shitty.

  2. Martha says:

    Feel better soon.

  3. Thanks. 🙂

    I was hoping that I would be rewarded today for sacrificing my fun evening plans for sleep. Life has let me down again…

  4. Steve says:

    I’m sorry you’re feeling so poorly- hanging arounds those small, 2 legged, germ carriers might have something to do with it (nothing personal Lisa and Randy).

    I’m dragging today after a week “away” in Scotland. The 40th and not final SMHG was a great weekend, with really good crowds both days. We worked Sunday night until about 9PM and then shut the doors on the trailers at 4:30 yesterday afternoon. A good 45 minutes in the hot tub last night really helped get the kinks out and I slept like a rock until that alarm went off at 04:50. Ugh.

    As this was a year “ending in a zero”, we invited back former guests of honor. 5 made it, a 6th had the nerve to pass away last week but made a final request of his son to make it to the Games. They buried him on Saturday (in Scotland) and the son was at the Games on Sunday. Needless to say, we were really touched.

    It was nice to see the Groves and the Knolls enjoying the sheath toss and caber. Barb, I have somewhat of the same opinion about the bagpipes, but if you ever hear a properly tuned band (it supposed to sound like one big pipe) it really is neat. (BTW, a piper marches when he plays to get away from the noise.)

    Back to shoveling out the pile of email…


  5. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Thanks, I am trying to kick this…

    I don’t think I can blame the little ones for this; it’s more likely the warm days / cool evenings did me in.

  6. Barb says:

    Allan is feeling not 100% too.
    Super busy here at work, this is the busiest time of the year, thanks to all those damn people that buy Christmas presents.
    We leave at 8am tomorrow morning for Sedona, AZ for my brothers wedding, I can’t wait to get out there & maybe relax a little.

    Steve, even if they are properly tuned, I’d still not be a fan. But, once a year I guess I can deal with it.

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