While I accomplished some good things this weekend I fell asleep early last night and did not get everything accomplished. Subsequently I’ll be adding more things to today’s already busy agenda.
Today’s Personal Project
Renew Sharpened Stone LLC’s business license with the State of Georgia and City of Atlanta. Wait, what?!?! Yeah, at this time it’s easier (and more expensive) to renew for 2013. I’ll probably dissolve the LLC later this year.
Today’s Daily Challenge
See how much sodium is in your cereal.
Many of us may check our labels for sugar, but when it comes to prepared breakfast cereals, salt can also pack just as unhealthy a punch! Sodium-wise, the safest choices are shredded wheat and plain oatmeal.
That’s easy for me… I haven’t had cereal in a while (mostly because I rarely have milk on hand).
Fly Higher Than Bike America
I’m no theater critic, but I must say that I would much rather see the performance of “Fly” that I saw on Saturday night at Theatrical Outfit again before I return for a viewing of “Bike America.”
“Fly” is not my “kind of play” — a semi-musical with dance, and focusing on the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II. However, by night’s end I was pleased that I had attended because I found the play rather entertaining.
The only thud of the night came when I found out that The Shed was closed to the public on Saturday night because they were holding a private event. I was really looking forward to sitting at the bar and having a glass of red wine and perhaps a slider and dessert (and chatting with Mandy if she’s yet to jettison to Denver). Instead I was “forced” to return home and make some cheesy grits with sausage, while consuming an IPA.
I had considered dining many other places, but the news I received from the parking attendant changed my driving attitude for the night. “You know that you have a headlight out?” he said as I pulled in. “No.” I responded. So, rather than drive all around town inviting police to pull me over I headed back toward the hood after the play. Had I taken a different tact on my return I may have looked for parking along Flat Shoals and eaten at The Elder Tree, but alas, my route took me directly home.
ITP Flickr Pic
I joined a group of folks yesterday for Dim Sum at Royal China and then we went to my friend’s family’s market Hoa Bin for a Chinese New Year celebration.
I toyed with shooting my new Nikon 1 V1 atop my monopod, triggering the shutter using a cheap IR remote I bought recently. Nothing earth-shattering was produced, but at least I tried.
Leaf My Ass Alone!
That’s one of the stranger hash names I can recall being assigned to someone. As I remember the story went that Barfbag was trying to brush a leaf off os an unnamed hashers butt (read “he was hitting on her ;)”) when she asked him to leave her ass alone — and a hash name was born!
My weekend contained dealing with many leaves which I wanted to leave alone. On Saturday I spent the better part of four hours blowing leaves which infested my front lawn into a large pile and then bagging them up. My task ended before I could finish the job when I ran out of leaf bags. I think that I bagged fourteen bags’ worth on Saturday.
Before heading to Dim Sum and Chinese New Year I stopped into the Ace Hardware store on Scott Boulevard and purchased more bags in order to finish the job. Thankfully I was able to get home and finish up prior to the rain’s onset.
After leaf bagging I struggled mightily trying to replace the burned out headlight. I’ve done this task to the Jackmobile a few times so I felt confident when I started. As I struggled I returned inside to watch a YouTube video to make sure that I wasn’t doing something completely wrong (I wasn’t). Turned out that there was some corrosion which made both the removal of the bulb from the housing and then from the connector more difficult than it should have been. I’m driving around with two headlights again (and thankfully so with all of this rain).
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat
Current Music – listening to a KEXP music podcast
Website Of The Day – .
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Friday = gym day; Saturday = shitload of yard work, Sunday = finish yard work
Morning Weigh-In – 218.6 pounds (ouch! clothed, no shoes) as weighed on the scale at work
Foot Mileage – ~2.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 4
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 10
Carnivorous Meals – 15
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
– drink a lot less alcohol
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