Yesterday I must have found a few more muscle groups about which I’d long forgotten, for today I am quite sore.
Of course I didn’t let the benefits of my workout last too long, because nearly immediately after my workout I drove from the North Lake area out to Lilburn to pick up Tamara and eat a fattening Mexican lunch at a place called Los Hermanos.
I passed out on the couch watching my recording of The Taste.
Today’s Personal Project
Take some photographs today.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Prevent eyestrain by checking your reading light.
You use your eyes so much that it’s easy for them to become tired and strained. Although reading or working in low light or with glare does not damage your eyes, it can cause eye strain, headaches, reduced concentration, irritability, and tension. Proper lighting can also make reading and doing close-up work more fun and pleasant.
Most of my reading is done on devices which are back-lit, but I get where they are coming from, or as I would say, from whence they come.
Apple Finally Figured It Out
No, I’m not talking about Apple’s announcement of the 128GB iPad, I’m talking about the Atlanta episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “The Layover.” Yesterday I received an email alerting me that they found out that the Atlanta episode wasn’t, that the error has been corrected, and I should redownload the Atlanta episode.
As Not-Yet-Seen On The Atlanta Episode Of “The Layover”
I’ve yet to actually see the Atlanta episode (which is now in my possession) but have heard about many of the places Bourdain visited from those who have seen the episode. One of those places is the Buford Highway Farmers Market on Buford Highway (duh!) just outside I-285.
This place is amazing, think “Your Dekalb Farmers Market without the annoying people.” True, I was there on a Tuesday afternoon, things may be very different on the weekend. The produce looked incredible, the meats and fish too, and the selection of things about which I have never seen (or could read in many instances) was mind blowing. Perhaps the only drawback is the market’s location being so far from the ITP Estate. However, if I play my cards right I can hit the market on a circuitous route from work back to East Atlanta; the key will be having a well-defined shopping list in order to make the stop not last over an hour.
I can see more crowds and higher prices in the market’s future as more people discover this gem, but I will return regardless.
And now for something completely different…
I purchased an iPhone app called Cycloramic which takes a video while vibrating the phone 360°. The video is not great, and there is no sound, but the programming behind it is quite novel. This was Tamara and me at the Silver Skillet last Saturday morning.
If you can’t see the video player (as I can’t in my browser) you can watch the video here.
Goodwill Taketh Away, Goodwill Tried To Giveth Back
I did have time to kill between finishing my work out and meeting up for lunch. So, with box in trunk I drove over to the Goodwill in North Lake and gave a way a box load of
crap fine resellables. I also managed to knockout another task, one which ITP-Reader Bob reminded me of while tailgating on Sunday, put some much-needed air into the Jackmobile’s tires.
With correctly-inflated wheels I started the drive up Lawrenceville Highway out to Lilburn — but I still had a lot of time to kill. I should have stopped into the Home Depot I passed along the way in order to pick up a couple of items for the house, but instead I stopped into another Goodwill.
I really don’t need anything from Goodwill, but I was there to see if anyone had donated a bag that I could use to replace my aging messenger bag, or if I could find one of the 1970s NFL glasses that were given away by gas stations (one of the two things I allow myself to collect — the other is money), or if I could find a vintage paint-by-numbers painting that someone had donated after the passing of a relative (because seriously, who has done a paint-by-numbers painting in the past forty years?). I found none of these, which is good for my wallet, and even better for my decluttering efforts.
Reeling It Back In Today
Though I won’t get to the gym again today, and meal arrangements with Tamara have already been made — Mary Mac’s Tea Room for lunch and The Original El Taco for dinner (a kid-friendly establishment where we can meet up with some of our old friends who have procreated) — I do plan to return to eating sensibly and not drinking (a lot?) today.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, feeling fat because of yesterday’s digressions
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – A lot of To Do (aka “Getting Things Done”) schemes are complex. Do It (Tomorrow) tries to simplify things by giving you two lists — things to do today, things to do tomorrow.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – n/a
Exercise (b)Log – workout at the gym
Morning Weigh-In – checking again soon? Yeah, like February 1! 🙂
Foot Mileage – ~14.8 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 10
Days Of Bed-Making – 3
Vegetarian Meals – 40
Carnivorous Meals – 46
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