Why I Shouldn’t Be Left Home Alone

Before you think that I’ve disfigured myself, relax, the exact opposite occurred. I entered the day hoping to be extremely productive; I exited the day doing nearly nothing.

Consequently, today’s blog will be a bit short and boring.

Today’s Personal Project
Go to LA Fitness before picking Tamara up at lunch.

Today’s Daily Challenge
List three healthy snacks you can reach for in the evening, such as fruit, nuts, or popcorn.

Nighttime snacking is a very common habit, and while having a bit of a healthy food now and then can be OK, we typically eat unhealthy foods – and way too much of them! – as we watch TV or read in the evening. By deciding on a few different healthy snacks ahead of time, you may be more likely to reach for a more nutritious choice.

Willpower, unbuttered popcorn, cashews/walnuts

So “Nap Taking” Is Not One Of The Seven Habits Of Highly Successful People?
Now you tell me…

Normally if I tell you that I “showered by 8” I would be referring to 8:00am and not 8:00pm. Yesterday would be the exception to that rule. I had no intention of being as lazy as I was yesterday but before I knew it the day had slipped by me. I did manage to update Xcode on all of my computers (a far more time-consuming task than I expected it to be), eat three meals, listen to a lot of podcasts and music, but not much else.

ITP Flickr Pic
Because I did nothing yesterday (including not taking any photos) I dug through the shots that I took two Sundays ago.
All Bottled Up
This is a display of wine in front of a bar/restaurant in the Marriott Marquis hotel downtown.

I’ve abstained from drinking alcohol for two days (hardly monumental), though I did eat more beer sausages yesterday. I think that streak will be coming to an end tonight.

I Never Saw This Coming
I’ve known about Amazon’s new service called “AutoRip” for a couple of weeks, but I’m just now getting around to mentioning it here. If you’ve ever purchased physical music CDs from Amazon in the past (as have I) they invented a service which automatically “ripped” them so that they are all now available digitally via your Amazon Cloud Player.


Hell, this may get me to purchase physical discs again when the mp3 downloads actually cost more than getting the physical disc shipped to me. Upon taking receipt of the physical disc in these cases I can simply toss it into a box destined for Goodwill and access the music from Amazon’s Cloud.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay
Current Music – listening to a “R3-30” podcast from CBC Radio 3 in preparation of retrieving my Canadian friend again
Website Of The Day – I first heard about EAV Radio on Saturday night. I first listened to EAV Radio yesterday.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – n/a
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking again soon?

Foot Mileage – ~14.8 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 9

Days Of Bed-Making – 3

Vegetarian Meals – 39
Carnivorous Meals – 44

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

January Goals
– 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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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16 Responses to Why I Shouldn’t Be Left Home Alone

  1. Steve says:

    Do you fell guilty for blowing off a day of your VACATION to doing nothing? Please.

    For some reason, I had enough energy to do 2 workouts yesterday. I ran for a half hour at lunch; I think almost 4 miles, and I rode my trainer for a half hour last night. I do feel it today, but not like I thought I might. Tonight’s mission- Sufferfest!! Oh joy.

    And to whom do I complain about the weather? It’s winter, let’s have some cold weather, please. Or else, let’s just get started with spring.

    I listened to EAVRadio for a moment.. If I remember, I’d like to listen to Accoustic Sunrise- always enjoyed that when (the late, great) Dave FM ran that.


  2. Martha says:

    I’m ready for some time off, I’m hoping things cool down a bit for next month and I can take some PTO.

    Jerry had his 4th interview for a new job, we are just waiting to hear what happens next. If he gets it, we are going to take a long weekend away before he starts…just a cabin or the beach, nothing big. Just a little down time… also if he gets the new job, we get a housekeeper!!!

    So my co-worker was hacking up a lung all day yesterday, I kept telling her to go home, she finally did around 2:30. She went to the doc and has bronchitis and is coming back to the office today. I told her again to stay home…I do not want to get sick. She has sick leave, use it, don’t put the rest of the office at risk (plus it is just gross to listen to 🙁 )

    I’m with you Steve, it winter, let’s have winter weather…otherwise spring doesn’t seem so special.

  3. Barb says:

    I didn’t do much yesterday either – worked, went to the grocery store, made some enchiladas for dinner tonight & to put in the freezer, ate some frozen pizza for dinner, watched a very weird movie called New York, I Love You. It was an anthology (yes, I did look up that word) of 11 short films each by a different director. Don’t think I’d ever watch it again, but a few of the stories I thought were interesting.

  4. Steve says:

    I’m afraid these folks who don’t believe in climate change DO believe in Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny.

    I want to see the “movie” folks keep pimping on FB- “Bicycle Dreams”. I guess it’s a buy online/Netflix sort of thing- I kept hoping for a real theater.

  5. Martha says:

    Steve, the same folks that don’t believe in climate change don’t think evolution is a real thing and don’t believe that Hawaii is a state.

    See a movie, in a theater??? What is that all about?? I think I’ve seen two movies at the theater in the past two (or more) years.

  6. Steve says:

    I always wish I could see the short films nominated for the Academy Awards as well.. in a real theater would be nice. The Bicycle Dreams would be fun with a bunch of cyclists.

  7. Jenka says:

    Martha: exhibit me, last week, for instance. I have 70 days of sick time saved up, so I used 4 of ’em last week while I verged on death with the flu. Needless to say, I felt really guilty about it, but what’re you gonna do?

    Also: if you’re still willing to lend me your bike sometime this spring, Sarah told me on Sunday she has pedals we can use. That’ll work, right? They’re not, like, in different sizes or anything?

  8. Steve says:

    Jenka- I assume you’re talking about an “old style” pedal with toe clips and straps, or just a flat pedal? Those would be the only type that wouldn’t require the right shoe.

  9. Jenka says:

    All I know is that Martha said the bike didn’t have pedals. You have no idea what a novice I am! Which is the reason why I want to borrow Martha’s old bike to see if I like it before investing money into the whole situation.

  10. Steve says:

    Unless you’re going with a “really old” bike, pedals should be interchangable between bike- not always easy to get off though. AND THE LEFT PEDAL IS LEFT HAND THREAD!!! (righty LOOSEY, lefty TIGHTY)

  11. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Checking in near some place called “Lilburn.”

    Did a half-decent workout at a rather crowded LA Fitness near LaVista/285. Who are these people who can workout at 9:00-10:00am on a Tuesday?

  12. Martha says:

    Sorry you weren’t feeling well…but the only way to get better (and not bring down the rest of the company) is to stay home. My co-worker could have done 80% of her job from home.

    Sure you can borrow my old bike, it does have pedal, you just don’t have shoes 🙂 but any old pedals should fit. On that note, if anyone finds an used/cheap 650 wheel/tire let me know. They don’t seem to make trainer tires in that size so this is my next option.

    Paulie, those folks work from home, unemployeed or work the night shift.

  13. Steve says:

    Martha, are you trying not to use your “race wheels” on your trainer?

  14. Martha says:

    Yeah, pretty much. Or does it really matter? I haven’t even put the new bike on the trainer, still using my old one but if I loan it to Jenka…you know unless I buy another bike (N 1)

  15. Jenka says:

    Martha, I won’t need it very long, and also, I won’t need it until it gets MUCH warmer, since I have zero gear. Warm enough for you to be riding outside.

  16. Steve says:

    If you old bike fits you, use it on the trainer, but if it’s a change of position, I’d use the new one and I can’t imagine why you wouldn’t just use the wheels you have.

    Jenka, warm weather gear can simply be some tights and long sleeves. Nothing fancy.

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