The app on which I’ve been toiling for two years is in the iOS App Store!
I wouldn’t advise downloading it yet however because the app relies on you having a DISH “Hopper with Sling” (aka “XiP913”) settop box. And since that doesn’t get released until today as well the app is useless. Silly marketing people…
Today’s Personal Project
Get my physical this morning.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Plan a meal with friends or as a family.
Making time for meals with people you care about can be a treat! It gives you an emotional boost and renews your energy for your normal routine. Although meals with friends and family may be a challenge to arrange, the benefits range from a stronger sense of togetherness to healthier eating habits.
Well, I do have plans to get together with ITP-Reader Betsy tonight to eat dinner and watch some Top Chef.
Ooooh That’s Cold!
In an effort to make this LA Fitness membership pay off I returned to the gym yesterday. After doing twenty minutes on a stationary bike I wandered around the gym seeking out exercises that I was to perform. [note to self: get your old workout routines written down (since there is no way to get that information off of the Palm Pilot on which they were previously recorded)] In the end I think I pushed myself sufficiently hard for one morning.
As I had been warned the club was still without hot water. I could have done what I did on Monday, drive my sweaty self to the office and shower there, but instead I decided to “toughen up” and take a quick, cold shower. Cold it was. Oooh, I don’t look forward to doing that again any time soon.
The Sandy Springs/Dunwoody club is not expected to have hot water again until tomorrow, and since I don’t have complete faith that they will get their plumbing fixed on a given schedule (a subject in which I am an expert!) I think that I will use the flexibility my membership affords me and visit a different club for tomorrow’s scheduled workout.
And Just Like That I Booked A Ticket
To Raleigh, NC for a February weekend.
Once again I will have to recuse myself from attending NC State’s Career Fair so I’ve been discussing visiting the Raleigh Royalty on their home turf for a few weeks and we’ve bantered about dates. Yesterday while surfing the internets during a dull spot in my five-hour meeting I pulled up Kayak looking at the cost of flights. After one failed attempt at using Delta‘s website to book a ticket, I secured round-trip travel for the half-decent price of $166 US dollars.
A Third Wednesday It Was
I sauntered into George’s Bar a little after 7pm last night. I happened upon ITP-Reader Steve sitting at a booth so I joined him. At George’s I consumed a couple of Sierra Nevada pints and a burger with fries as I scanned the establishment for those I know and those I’d like to know better (the back end of George’s on Wednesday is no longer the mass of sweaty hasher-types like it was a dozen years ago).
The evening was much fun as I got to see a few friends that I don’t see all that often any longer, and our table chatted and joked about the upcoming “tell all” interview that Lance Armstrong had with Oprah Winfrey this week.
I’m Going To Be Ready To Eat
In preparation for today’s physical I was instructed not to eat or drink anything (other than water) starting at midnight last night. It’s now a little after 6am and I’m already a bit hungry — and my physical is not for another four hours. Ugh.
I think it might be time to go fill my stomach with a glass of water.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – listening to a recent “Bullseye” (formerly “Sound of Young America”) podcast
Website Of The Day – I know some of you are near my age and will appreciate the nostalgia found at The 80s Movies Rewind.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – gym day
Morning Weigh-In – guess I’ll find out today during my physical
Foot Mileage – ~14.8 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 5
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 25
Carnivorous Meals – 22
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