Traffic appeared to be completely miserable last night. Guess what I did…
Today’s Personal Project
Do my chores, stay on schedule.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Use a watering can or bucket to collect water from the faucet as you wait for it to warm up.
Many of us send our money figuratively swirling down the drain each day as we wait for the water to heat up for taking showers, doing dishes, washing our faces, and the like. By saving water that can easily be used for other things, you can cut hundreds of dollars from your water bill each year. Not only that, preserving water is good for the environment.
A good idea except for the fact that I have nothing on which I could use the collected water. This reminds me, I have a shitload of plumbing in the house to get fixed
Oh, Hello LA Fitness
Since joining LA Fitness at the very end of 2012 I have been a “morning user.” Because I couldn’t get my ass out of bed yesterday I missed my desired return to working out.
Because the shitty traffic I stayed at work until about 6pm. At that time my boss entered my cube and told me that he was heading over to LA Fitness, which was all the impetus I needed to head there myself.
Traffic from Perimeter Mall to LA Fitness (about a half mile) was insanely screwed. Had it not been pouring down rain I would have parked my car and walked to LA Fitness, instead I played the “zig-zag get me there” driving game and navigated the half mile in about fifteen minutes.
The place was packed, like “nearly every machine in use packed.” I am assuming this phenomenon was precipitated more by the rain rather than it being evening. I was in no mood to lift weights so I found one of the few open treadmills and logged a slow three miles using the Galloway Method. After my thirty-five minutes on the treadmill I exited and found a stationary bike and rode that for thirty-five minutes. Today my legs are already starting to feel the two weeks away.
While cycling I looked into the aerobics room a few times and decided that I want to (and should) return to doing aerobics workouts in the near future.
Not Much Time For Much Else
By the time I arrived home it was past 9:00pm. With no real food to cook nor much desire to start cooking anything so late I sat in front of the television with a jar of almond butter and a large glass of milk.
With “dinner” in hand I sat and watched last week’s The Amazing Race. I’m not sure if you have caught up, but all I have to say is “Wow! No really, wow!” I never would have predicted that team to be ousted so early in the race.
ITP Flickr Pic
Less of a photo, more of a promo.
While doing the Photoshop tutorials we took a break. The break room at my friend’s office has a completely stocked refrigerated case and all items are free. As I perused the case I saw your usual suspects and then spotted this Blue Sky Cherry Vanilla soda.
According to Blue Sky’s website their product is only available in two Georgia stores (one in Dunwoody, fairly near my office). I also found that Amazon sells many Blue Sky flavors, with Prime shipping(!), if I really want to buy in.
Sure, I’m not supposed to be drinking soda, but when I occasionally want one I should treat myself to something I really like. No?
Looking At My Calendar, Tonight Better Be Lavanderia Night
One of the things I failed to realize this past weekend when I chose not to go to a lavanderia was that my week is fairly booked. In an attempt to get my laundry done tonight prior to heading over to ITP-Reader Betsy’s to watch the finales of Top Chef as well as The Taste, I have arrived at work early enough to get out at a reasonable time, beat some traffic into Chamblee, and do laundry prior to heading back to East Atlanta.
Wish me luck.
Did I mention that we are supposed to ship an update to Apple today?
Again, wish me luck.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – It’s a pity that Used to be a Pizza Hut hasn’t been updated since 2008 (oh, hello default Blogger theme!), much like my apparently-dormant “Home Was Where The Hearth Is” photo journey this seems like a fun idea. If it is so out of date why am I choosing it today? Because I just found out about this site the other day.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – sadly, 213.6 pounds
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 17
Carnivorous Meals – 16
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– not get sick
– lose two pounds
– walk/run no fewer that 50 miles
– lift weights at the gym no fewer than eight times
– finish at least two of the books I am reading
– take at least one box of things to Goodwill
– post at least ten photos in the blog
– drink a lot less alcohol
– prepare a house repair plan and budget
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her
– return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her
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
- Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) – by Sean Wells