Only three days into the month and I’ve already let my priorities get out of whack. I’m going to change that today.
Today’s Personal Project
Walk at least five miles.
Take at least one photograph with my DSLR.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Make a list of any medications you take, and store it in your wallet or mobile phone.
Having a handy list of your medications and allergies makes it easier to tell your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider what you’re taking. This information will help ensure that you’re getting the most benefit possible from your drugs and prevent harmful interactions between drugs (or between drugs and foods).
Believe it or not, I don’t have any medications I take regularly, though more than one person has suggested that I start taking anti-depressants.
The Flu Must Be Gone Because My Back Hurts Again
I woke up on Saturday morning feeling better than I had all week, though far from perfect. As I attempted to exit my bed I was reminded of the back pain I inflicted upon myself the previous Saturday while trampolining. While I’m certainly glad to be (mostly) rid of the flu (or whatever it was that smacked me shitless), I’d like to get my back to return to being pain-free. I’m assuming moderate exercising and stretching are in order.
While I’m thinking of it, I can now get massages again (I resisted because of, in part, Things One and Two). Anyone have a recommendation for a massage therapist?
I’m going to coin a new phrase today:
Achegain: A pain that recurs once another difficulty passes.
I Am One Of The Luckiest Apple Fanboys Around
For as much shit that goes wrong in my life I do have a virtual four-leafed clover attached to all of my Apple portable devices. On Sunday morning I awoke (after falling asleep watching a video on my iPad) and, certain that I had placed the iPad on the bedside nightstand, flipped the covers off me. I immediately heard a thud, the thud of my iPad hitting the hardwood floor. Fortunately, another one of my Apple portable devices seems to have survived my stupidity.
ITP Flickr Pic
Look At Me, Knowing People And Shit
On Saturday night, after eating dinner at Fellini’s in Candler Park and breathing a sigh of relief at the outcome of the SEC Championship game (ITP-Readers Steve and Debbie: How was your divided-house that night?), I joined my buddy Mike for the Japandroids show at Terminal West. While at Terminal West I saw the woman who cuts my hair, as well as former ITP-Reader D.D.D. Dave (I know that he’s a former reader because he asked me if I still wrote this blog. ;)) The show was good, though admittedly after a while all of the Japandroids songs started to get a bit repetitive to me.
212 Is Far Better As An Area Code
I should have done as I said and gotten onto the scale on Saturday. Had I done so and saw the numbers 2-1-2 then I would have gotten “Scared Straight!” and made sure that I’d gotten outside on this glorious weekend to get some exercise. Instead I worked (too) many hours, and with no weekend shower option at the office convinced myself not to walk.
I’m going to rectify that deficiency tonight; I’ve made an appointment with myself to get exercise at 5:30pm tonight.
Unfortunately my current condition means a temporary end to fish-n-chips nights at The Elder Tree Pub and nachos at Taco Mac. Oh well, it’s all in the name of a better cause I suppose…
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – trying hard to be happier
Current Music – listening to Christmas music, I want to put myself to a “Christmas spirit” again
Website Of The Day – One of the few Christmas “traditions” that I have these days is seeing Shakespeare Tavern‘s rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” I’ll be seeing it performed again in a couple of weeks.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 212 WHAT?!?! WOW, THAT’S FUCKING TERRIBLE.
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 – 3
Pancakes Eaten – 0
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– lose five pounds
– walk/run no fewer than 100 miles
– read at least one book
– dissolve Sharpened Stone, LLC
– donate money to charities
– take care of myself first
– take care of my house second
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
– 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
- White Jacket Required — Jenna Weber