Yes, I meant to misspell that.
Today is all about errors.
Today’s Personal Project
Continue the HTML/CSS training course that I started last night.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Pledge not to complain about anyone today.
Sure, it’s impossible to live a complaint-free life. But choosing to skip the griping for just one day is a good exercise! Making the decision to be positive may show you that you are complaining about the wrong issue, or that you are simply being negative for negativity’s sake. By paying close attention, you may be surprised by how much (or how little!) you complain about things each day.
I can’t even complain about myself? Where’s the fun in that?
I Interpret The Calendar As Well As The Mayans Did
I am seriously surprised that no one called me out on a huge error I made on Monday. In Monday’s blog I said that I started working in Atlanta on MLK Jr Day eighteen years ago. The implication of that statement was that I believed this past Monday was MLK Jr Day, which I found out is actually next Monday!
I’m surprised that those lucky enough to get all Federal holidays off didn’t question my mentioning of MLK Jr Day a week early.
Huh, I guess the cleverness of not checking the mail box that day was also for naught.
Yesterday I Also Made An Omission
It wasn’t until I was talking to my mother on the phone last night that she reminded me that yesterday was the sixteenth anniversary of my father’s death.
January 15th is no longer a day to be celebrated in my family, but at least I hope my phone call to my mother cheered her up somewhat — even if that wasn’t the intention of making the call.
I Found Someone Else Who Needs A Proofreader
In an effort to keep my spirit of “2013: Year of Dinner Parties” alive I bought a Kindle book called “The Big Book of Casseroles: 250 Recipes for Serious Comfort Food” by
Maryana Vollstedt. I certainly hope the recipes have been proofread better than the introductory text. Within the first twenty “pages” I found no fewer than five spelling errors and a note which did not pertain to the section in which it was placed.
I’ll have to let you all know how the food tastes when I start making some of the casseroles.
Will I Be Making A Mistake Tonight?
Will there be anyone at George’s Bar tonight for “Third Wednesday?” (I just checked the calendar to confirm that this is the third Wednesday in January). I need to eat a hearty dinner tonight because I cannot have anything except for water past midnight tonight in preparation of my physical at 10am tomorrow.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – half-decent, proud of myself for continuing my workouts even though I took yesterday off
Current Music – listening to a KEXP podcast. I love KEXP – an “alternative” music station from Seattle, WA.
Website Of The Day – I am fascinated by those who keep bees. Bees are more work than I care to undertake (hell, I don’t even want a dog!). The folks at Mud Songs have taken the plunge and keep a great blog about it.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I forgot to check yesterday
Foot Mileage – ~14.8 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 4
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 24
Carnivorous Meals – 20
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
- lose five pounds
- walk/run no fewer that 100 miles
- read at least one book
- dissolve Sharpened Stone, LLC
- take at least one box of things to Goodwill
- post at least ten photos in the blog
2013 Goals: Measurable
- Get my weight down to 190 pounds so that I can wear a 36″ waist pants comfortably
- Completely read ten books, audio books permissible
- Dissolve Sharpened Stone
- Save $500 for the sole purpose of donating to charitable organizations of my choice
- Completely run at least one 10k
- Fix all (or at least most) of the things which are wrong with the ITP Estate
2013 Goals: Unmeasurable
- Simplify, simplify, simplify
- Continue backing up all data, including the off-site storage
- 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)
- Take two real vacations, perhaps one abroad
- Take a more proactive approach to meeting women (read “stop being such a pussy”)
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2013