To the time prior to my Raleigh trip — the last time I felt decent. Don’t get me wrong, I had a spectacular time in Raleigh, it’s just whatever plague I acquired (hopefully just on the return trip home) has given me discomfort and has raised concerns.
Today’s Personal Project
I should probably put this at the end of the blog (before the stats) since my personal projects seem to be referencing things inside of the blog lately.
Oh, I though of one that doesn’t (directly). I need to get all of my biking gear collected and give the Black Jack a once-over tonight — assuming that I can still ride on Saturday.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Get on hands and knees, engage abs, raise knee to chest, lift thigh out, and kick leg back.
This exercise helps to stabilize your spine and strengthen your core. A strong core protects your back from injury and helps you with everyday activities that involve bending or stretching. You should also feel a good stretch in your thigh as you move it to the side.
It’s all about the core. Unfortunately my core is letting me down these days.
Not Quite The Same
After leaving work last night I snaked my way back toward East Atlanta. The plan was to stop in at The Shed for some sliders and roasted Brussels Sprouts before heading home to change for going out again.
I made it down to The Shed around 7:30pm and was pleased to take the last available seat at the bar. Things were a bit slow-going, but I eventually got a beer (with a shitty pour) and ordered two sliders — one bone marrow, one fried green tomato — and my Brussels Sprouts. The bone marrow slider was a complete disappointment with a meager piece of marrow sandwiched inside of a “full-sized” slider bun, the fried green tomato slider and Brussels Sprouts were as good as ever.
With Mandy’s departure there was someone behind the bar that I didn’t know, and who seemed to spend a lot of time ignoring me; she was pleasant when she finally got around to paying me some attention. I ate my sliders and the small bowl of popcorn (which was only given to my just before the arrival of my food) and then asked for my check.
My eyes opened widely when I was presented my check. On one side of the fold sat a charge card receipt for the (assumedly) correct amount of $16, while on the other side sat one for over $52. I called over the bartender and asked her to correct this. All I saw her do was crumble the incorrect receipt and print out my itemized receipt. I’ll be keeping an eye on my credit card statement… 🙁
Still Not Back To Normal
I made it home in plenty of time to change and head out to Drunken Unicorn. But it was cold, real cold, and I am still not feeling as lively as I’d like to be. So, you know what’s coming here, I stayed home.
Staying home was alright however, as I got to nestle in my warm bedding and talked on the phone with my mother (who is concerned that I have not kicked this cold yet and am still coughing and feeling chest discomfort) for awhile.
ITP Flickr Pic
Sorry, I’ve nothing for you today.
Tonight I’ll be sneaking out of the Perimeter Mall area to attend the monthly meet up of the Atlanta Cocoaheads. Yes, this is another nerdy group in town. Yes, I know that I most likely will never meet a single woman attending these meet ups. However, I am trying to start to do some professional networking and who better than a Mac/iOS developer group do so with?
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – Frustrated about my health. I may be to the point of calling my doctor and making an appointment (or following whatever directions are prescribed). Note: Depending on what I find out this may cancel my Tour de Pike riding.
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Thinking about sneaking away for a vacation? I certainly am. Yesterday I heard about this intriguing trip-planning site called Trip Tuner.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – treadmill jogging/walking, 60 minutes
Morning Weigh-In – sadly, 213.6 pounds
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 2 (2 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 19
Carnivorous Meals – 20
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