Possibly would’ve been a bigger week had the young lady I sat next to at the bar at SoBa last night was not sporting an engagement ring. Eh, she was probably being nice because I showed up with ITP-Reader Betsy and thought that I was harmless…
Today’s Personal Project
Today’s Daily Challenge
Walk briskly from one place to another today.
Regular moderate-intensity physical activity (such as brisk walking) lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. It can help you control your weight and even aid in managing stress. Bonus: Adding even a few moments of brisk walking to your day gives you a quick energy boost, too.
Because of the cold weather I walked rather briskly from LA Fitness to my car this morning. Is that good enough?
The stupid club near work still doesn’t have hot water and I was in no mood to take another cold shower. Besides, the locker room was hot and I figured that I’d start sweating as soon as I exited the cold shower.
I had thought about trying a different location this morning, but I got into auto-pilot mode while driving and drove directly to Dunwoody.
Let’s Get A Physical, Physical
The hardest part of yesterday’s physical was holding my pee early in the morning so that I would have an ample supply for later.
Early indications point to me being fairly healthy; pulse, blood pressure, EKG, urine, external once-over all checked out okay, temperature was slightly elevated. Blood has been sent to the lab to be worked up and I don’t expect that any negative results will be found. And, as an added bonus since I did that “40+ year old male” test last year, I got to skip it this year! Ain’t medicine great?!
In an odd twist, my left cheek has been giving me a bit of grief since the physical. Oh well, I guess it never ends until it ends.
Like Groundhog Day
I picked ITP-Reader Betsy up from her place and we went over to SoBa to order food to take back to her house for Top Chef watching. There has been something strange going on with me lately, I seem to constantly queue up an episode of Top Chef that we’ve already seen. As we sat there drinking wine and eating our food both Betsy and I thought “Huh, this seems familiar.” before both coming to the conclusion that we had watched that episode last week.
Jeepers, am I losing my mind?
ITP Flickr Pic
poop, the well has run dry this week.
This Ain’t The ATL, It’s Goddamn Philly!
Yesterday morning I received an email from Apple alerting me that the Atlanta episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “The Layover” was now available for download from iTunes. I’ve purchased season passes for the first two seasons so that I that I could load them onto my iPad for viewing at Betsy’s.
Hey, if only someone would write an iPad app that allowed you to do that from your DVR… 😉 (I don’t have the settop box necessary to use my app at home).
Excited to finally watch the episode everyone has been talking about since Tuesday I launched the video player.
The first few minutes mentioned things about Philadelphia, and Betsy and I were both confused. I then thought, “Well, maybe they show him in the last city and then he flies to the city shown in the show.” but was very wrong. After scrolling to a random point in the middle of the episode Bourdain was still in Philadelphia.
So rather than watching Bourdain we launched another episode of Top Chef.
I’m envious of those of you for whom this is a three-day weekend. Yes, I now know that next Monday is MLK Jr Day, but as I stated last Monday I will once again be at work. (However, I will only be working Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday of next week so I guess that I have that going for me).
Tomorrow will be a lavanderia morning for before I head to the grocery store to load up on goods and fixins for jambalaya. I will be making jambalaya for Little Easy’s birthday shindig tomorrow night.
On Sunday morning I’ll be kicking around downtown with my photog friends before we head into the Georgia World Congress Center for ImagingUSA. From downtown I expect to hear up to Marietta to watch the football game which will be played about three hundred yards from the Georgia World Congress Center.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – still fat, but working on that
Current Music – listening to a CBC Radio3 podcast. I miss getting this podcast weekly, it’s now a monthly podcast.
Website Of The Day – I understand the technology Aereo uses to provide live TV over the internet (coming soon to many cities such as Atlanta); I don’t understand how they haven’t been sued into oblivion by the litigious television industry.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking again soon?
Foot Mileage – ~14.8 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 5
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 25
Carnivorous Meals – 27
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