Read nothing political into today’s title…
Time change happened yesterday. Boy was I disappointed when I woke, quickly thought that I had another hour before getting my day going, only to realize that the iPhone 3G that I now use as my bedside clock correctly reset itself at 2:00am Sunday morning.
Today’s Personal Project
Restart my exercise effort this afternoon.
Today’s Daily Challenge
List three people who have a positive influence on your mood.
Whether upbeat or crabby, moods are very contagious – they have been shown to be transmitted in milliseconds! Listing who’s great at boosting your mood means you’ll know who to turn to when you need a quick pick-me-up or just want someone to smile along with.
I don’t have anyone who fits this bill at the moment. This saddens me.
A Beautiful Saturday, Spent Indoors
After spending happy hour with my coworkers on Friday and finding out that I didn’t know anyone who was going to attend Chomp & Stomp on Saturday I decided to skip the event and join the gang for beers on Saturday as well. Socializing with others > Being a loner, right?
I spent the majority of the afternoon at a relatively new sports bar called “Scoreboards” on Clairmont at North Decatur, where I watched the Gators eke out a victory over Missouri and the beginnings of Georgia’s whooping of Ole Miss.
I left the bar with plenty of time to go home and prepare myself for an evening of theatre at Theatrical Outfit. The play, for which I held a ticket which convinced me to skip a “Singles Bringing Singles” party (you’ll have to ask in person and understand my many hesitations about attending then), was “Two Drink Minimum” — a play written by Bill Balzer (see also: “The Balzer Theatre at Herren’s” aka “Theatrictal Outfit’s home”) based on his relationship with his mother. Whew, heavy enough for you? The play was excellently acted but its plot hit a little too close for home for yours truly, which I guess is the one of points of live theatre. As has been the case with nearly every theatrical performance I’ve attended I was one of the “younger” patrons, and those who were my age or younger were there in pairs.
After the play I wanted to sit and have a glass of red wine in what is becoming my new go-to bar, The Shed. While there, nicely dressed in a white, pressed shirt and a fancy jacket (which may or may not be to small for me at this time) I had a glass of red wine and two fried green tomato sliders (I was going to only eat one slider, but the first was so satisfying that I had to order a second). I was pleased that the bartender there recognized me, as someone who has already reserved a space in the upcoming Wild Heaven Beer dinner on 11/15, given that she was the bartender when I made the reservation a few weeks back.
There’s An Internet Star Among Us
This weekend while I was watching a video on the internets I recognized an ITP reader! I won’t divulge the name of the reader, nor the website on which I saw it, just in case he/she doesn’t want to be recognized. I will say that the website is definitely safe for work, and the video was tastefully done. 😉
Speaking Of Tasteful
I chose to skip ITP-Reader Bob’s Cyclo-Cross race yesterday and instead join ITP-Reader Barb and her husband Allan on their deck sipping beer, watching football, and eating deliciously fried chicken wings and french fries.
On my way up to Marietta I stopped into the Target on Cobb Parkway where I exercised my right to buy beer on Sunday. Man, it feels liberating each time I do that…
RealiTV Update: The Amazing Race — The Amazing Snooze
I returned home from Barb and Allan’s last night in time to cozy up on the couch and watch The Amazing Race. I watched for until the body washing part (about 15-30 minutes?) before falling asleep hard, only to wake again after the show had concluded. Therefore, I can provide no meaningful update on the outcome of last night’s leg.
Once again feel free to discuss the show in the comments today. I may try and watch (and rematch) the episode tonight.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, though a little nervous about tomorrow (read a little bit of politics into that)
Current Music – listening to this week’s “The Inhatko Almanac” podcast
Website Of The Day – There’s been a lot of photos regarding the impact of Hurricane Sandy (I refuse to refer to it as the media’s over-the-top alliterative name “Superstorm Sandy”) over the past week. Yesterday I was pointed to the cover of this (past) week’s New York Magazine. As a (one time) budding photographer you desire to get such a dramatic shot.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing (booo, hisses)
Morning Weigh-In – didn’t feel like checking today
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Pushups – 0
Situps – 0
Stairs – 0 flights
Days Of Bed-Making – 2
Vegetarian Meals – 3
Carnivorous Meals – 5
Pancakes Eaten – 0
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
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