I got stuck in a late afternoon meeting and didn’t leave the office until after 7pm. By that time the storms had mostly passed and traffic was so-so, but I was in no mood to exercise. So my boss and I went to an eerily-empty hreftm (dammit, my TextExpander snippets aren’t working on my iPad) Taco Mac for some beers and food. I went cheap last night and drank a Genesee Cream Ale and a Shiner Bock.

Today’s Personal Project
Take care of at least two of the overdue chores on my OmniFocus ToDo list.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Read about signs and symptoms of anorexia nervosa.

Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that can deeply affect mind and body and has one of the highest death rates of any mental health condition. Although once thought to be the domain of teen and twenty-something women, anorexia now affects women of all ages, as well as men. By reading about its common symptoms, you are in a better position to recognize it in yourself or someone who may need your help.

Definitely not something from which I suffer.

It’s Not Just Me
At Taco Mac I ran into a waitress that we’ve come to know. Last night she was complaining about the same physical maladies that have plagued me for the past three weeks. Unfortunately for her she does not use health insurance so she will have to ride out the storm (as I tried) without the benefit of getting a )relatively) cheap Z-Pack.

ITP Flickr Pic
Remember the time before I got sick, you know, three weeks ago?

Back then I took this photo:
Must You?
This it ITP-Readers Lisa’s and Randy’s cat Bacchus.

Because I couldn’t get my fat ass out of bed this morning (how did 5:00am arrive so early, forcing me to turn off my alarm and return to sleep?) I missed my morning workout.

The original plan for tonight was to attend the Atlanta iOS Developers meetup. I should go to LA Fitness and work out.

On my drive in to work I recalled that the nerdy meetup had changed meeting locations from Strongbox West on the westside to a place called Hypepotamus in midtown — apparently not far from the midtown LA Fitness. If I can pull it off I plan to sneak out of work early enough to get a short workout done before the 6:30pm meetup start time. In reality I will most likely have to sacrifice one for the other.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – hoping my chest discomfort clears up soon
Current Music – listening to CNN on the TV in this break room.
Website Of The Day – walking into the break room to eat breakfast and write this blog I saw a stack of Creative Loafing periodicals. I remember the days when I would have read the Loaf from front to back to find out what was going on in this town.
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 – ~42.0 miles
Gym Visits – 2 (2 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 24
Carnivorous Meals – 24

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

March Goals
– 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

  1. Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) – by Sean Wells

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23 Responses to Oops

  1. Barb says:

    its kind of slow for me here at work, so I think I will look at that Creative Loafing website. I too used to read it all the time. Good to know it is still around.

    I “get” to go vote for (or against) the Cobb County Splost tax today. Looks like most of the money goes to improve the schools, which will keep my real estate value up, so I don’t see a reason to vote against it. We are only ay 6% here is cobb county anyway, when the rest of the city is at 7%, so it isn’t like it makes everything too expensive.

  2. Well, I just got sucked into a 4pm meeting, so much for “sneaking out early.” This might change tonight’s plan to “run off frustrations at LA Fitness or around the work neighborhood.”

  3. Steve says:

    Just about the time we thought about pulling in the horses last night, the skies opened up. That wasn’t so much a problem until the hail started. The girls didn’t know which way to run, while Phinney calmly went into his shelter. It was no more than marble sized at worst, but I’m sure the girls were looking to us to rescue them. Nothing like other areas around town, but still.

    Shortly thereafter, the power went off. Fortunately, my laptop was fully charged and I managed a bit of Sufferfest. Afterwards, it was sandwiches for dinner and Kindle by candlelight. At last report, the power was still off this morning.

    I hope everyone survived the storm.


  4. All was good in my ‘hood. It looks like a lot of rain came down (everything looked/smelled fertile this morning) but no damage of note (at least not that I have yet to find).

    Unrelated: If you are a Mac user who needs to edit PDFs, Smile Software’s PDFPen is on “sale” for the next forty or so hours. I just bought the “Pro” edition for $40 even though I am not 100% sure why I need its functionality.


  5. Barb says:

    It rained REALLY hard for maybe 10-15 minutes, might have hailed, but I don’t really think so. Never lost power or anything.
    Watching the news, sounds like our bike ride route got hit pretty good by this storm.

    Glad all is well & hope you get power back soon at JEFDSDR.

  6. Martha says:

    I’m holding my breath that I don’t get called into any last minute meetings tomorrow. Wednesday is my telework day but I’ve had to come into the office several times over the past 6 weeks. I’ve got ‘plans’ tomorrow, including taking Nibbles to the vet.

    Jerry starts his new job April 1st (I hope it isn’t all some elaborate hoax), we have planned a short get a way to the beach. It was tough finding a last minute place to stay over Easter weekend but we managed two nights at the Cape San Blas Inn, I’ve always wanted to stay there…we will probably spend Thursday night in St Joe Port or some other beach town close by…

    I got home a little before the skies opened up, lots of rain but no damage. Hope the power is back on soon down South.

  7. Barb, which bike route got hit hard?

  8. Barb says:

    all of Pike County got some really bad weather – they were talking about it on the news this morning, I don’t know if it was Condord or what town. They cancelled school down there today.

  9. Stacy says:

    I’m pretty sure a Doc in the Box (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) can prescribe the Z-pak. Your friend might want to check on that. It’ll still cost, but I think the last time I visited them it was around $60. Still much cheaper than your regular physician without insurance.

  10. Jenka says:

    Martha, do you mean Port St. Joe? This is wicked ironic: you remember my best friend Rachel? She just moved there two weeks ago. She’s working at the PSJ hospital system on a grant that provides wellness coaching to the lowest income people with critical health conditions (un-managed diabetes, etc). She says it’s beautiful there. Have a great time!

  11. Debbie says:

    Our power finally came back on just before 11. I’m glad it didn’t come on in the middle of the night since every light in the house was on.

    I grabbed Brownie and made him come inside during the worst of the hail and rain. He wasn’t happy about being inside and dear God he stank. Wet dog is never pleasant, but he was way more pungent than that. We were both glad when he was able to go back out.

    Just talked to Mom and Dad and all is well in Meansville, but there were lots of reports of downed trees and power outages around Pike County.

  12. Martha says:

    Yes Jenka, that is what I meant. I’m really looking forward to some down time…I may even leave the BB in Atlanta.

  13. Barb says:

    Martha – do you eat oysters? You will be right there in the best place to get oysters. You should bring a case back & we could have an oyster party…….

  14. After reading about Bronchitis on WebMD this morning I am wondering if that is what I have (still not “had”). I am sort of hoping so, and that this medication will kill off the remainder so that I may return to a semi-normal life again.

    Still not sure what activity is going to win out tonight. Sparing you all some TMI at the moment. 😉

  15. Martha says:

    No I don’t, but Jerry has talked about little else…

  16. Steve says:

    Too late.

    I second Barb’s suggestion of Martha bringing back a case of oysters!! Put the BGE to work.


    Oh wait, I really don’t like oysters…

  18. Martha says:

    I did tell Jerry we should have a party the night before the renovations starts, give everyone a sledge hammer and have some fun! Probably would want to eat the oysters long before that happens.

  19. Crap, I just realized that now that I have a second bike tray I’m going to have to learn to like oysters for the aphrodisiac properties, ’cause you know that I’ll have women swarming at my feet now that I have a second bike tray…

  20. Martha says:

    Whoa, wait, what??? My bike rack holds 3 bikes? I’m so not into that….

  21. Barb says:

    I dont really LIKE oysters, but I don’t dislike them, and I really enjoy the shucking. Makes the effort to get to the oyster worth eating it.
    and of course, I do want to find a pearl someday…….

    my bike rack is 2, or with the extension 4 bikes – what the hell, I don’t think I’m into that either. the CRV can hold 3 bikes, and well – the tundra can carry 4 on top, or 8 with the rear hitch, or even more if we put them in the back.

  22. I was the one saying that my lack of a second tray indicated that I was single and looking…. I’m just following the rules which were dictated to me.

  23. Debbie says:

    I think a solo tray says I’m a loner and I like it.

    I love oysters. Not so wild about the shucking, but that’s just because I have a tendency to stab myself while doing it.

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