Late Edition

Man, where does the time go? I understand being late when I can’t get out of bed, but I left the house by 6:30am this morning. This is not to say that I have been unproductive, no, quite the opposite; already I have gone to LA Fitness for a workout, dropped off shirts at the dry cleaner, and quickly swung into Target for some weekend supplies.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Lighten your load by cleaning out your purse, backpack, or bag.

Carrying extra weight (especially on one side) interferes with the natural movement of your muscles, bones, and joints. That can lead to serious pain in the back, shoulders, neck, hamstrings, and knees. Don’t carry any bag that weighs more than 10% of your body weight. A handbag should ideally weigh only 1 to 2 pounds (.5 to .9 kilograms).

Tweetup With Little Meetup
It wound up just being my boss and me who Marta’d down to the High Museum of Art for their Tweetup. He and I roamed the building taking in the art for awhile (note to self: do this more often) before deciding to head somewhere for dinner.

Dinner and drinks were had at Tap, where I am sure we once again looked like a gay couple. Seriously, we need some women to join us… The food and beer were excellent and we managed to time everything perfectly so that we didn’t get rained upon walking back to Marta.

It did rain last night, correct? If so I slept right through it.

More Bullshit: Medical Bills Edition
In the mail last night was a re-billing from the company who did the lab work for my physical in January. About a month ago I (wrongly) received a bill them an had a chat with my insurance company who assured me that they would take care of it. I am assuming the arrival of a “past due” bill last night means that they have not kept their promise.

Looks like I’ll be spending more time on the phone with them today.

Pro Tip: Whenever this shit happens to you keep notes of the date/time you contact a company. If you can get the name of the person with whom you spoke as well as a confirmation number then you should have all of the pieces of the puzzle necessary to rip them a new one if you have to call back.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Demolition Man”
Because of the water leak above this closet I was forced to rip out the ceiling. Here is my “handiwork.” I think that I will not install a new ceiling in this closet because history with this house has taught me that I will be requiring access to all of this again before I can sell my house.

Yes, the photo is a little wonky. I tried to use a panorama app on my iPhone to capture two images an merge them into one.

Scruffy McScruff-A-Lot
After yesterday’s gym workout I managed to break the disposable razor at the end of my shaving. It would have been beneficial for me to remember this prior to going back to the gym this morning. Consequently I am a bit rougher around the facial edges than normal today.

Sure, I could have bought a razor at Target but I’m already well-behind schedule and can’t worry too much abut appearance today.

Take Me Out To The (College) Ballgame
If this weather clears out the way it is supposed to I will be taking in my first college baseball game tonight.

I floated the idea of going to a Georgia Tech game with a few coworkers and they seemed amenable, so tonight is the night. It should be a fun time…

One Night Of Camping?
I’m not sure about the logic of driving all the way up to Fort Mountain State Park for one night of camping, but that’s exactly what I will be doing tomorrow with the coworkers who are going to the ballgame tonight.

We have apparently lucked out weather-wise so we’ll have that going for us at least.

Today’s Personal Project
Take care of this insurance issue.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – severely rushed
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – I’m about to try out a new podcast called “Ideas” from CBC Radio. I’ll let you know how it is.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – treadmill (Galloway Method), 60 minutes
Morning Weigh-In – sadly, 212.6 pounds

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 4 (2 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 20
Carnivorous Meals – 13

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

April 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
  2. 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
  3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to Late Edition

  1. Barb says:

    Fort Mountain isn’t that far – maybe 1.5 hours? Take the road bike (or mtn bike), there’s some decent riding in that area.

    Looks like we are having a girls ride (Michelle, Martha & me so far) tomorrow morning down at Silk Sheets, but if any guys want to join us, that isn’t a problem. Meeting at the church at 1030. Hoping for a 50ish mile ride. I’m sure it won’t be at any sort of blistering fast pace with all the pollen wrecking havoc with my lungs, but I need to ride, so I”m going to suffer thru it.

    Last night I decided to plant corn, I haven’t had much luck with it the past few years, but I’m going to try one more time. If it doesn’t work again, it will really prove I am a city girl from Iowa. My garden is pretty much completely planted now. I hope the crazy rain last ngiht didn’t mess up any of my planting.

  2. Well, once again I am being told that the insurance company will pay. Let’s wait and see…

  3. Jenka says:

    So, Barb: fish tacos? My meatballs came out fantastic, I made them out of spicy Italian sausage and baked them in the oven.

  4. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Yeah, inquiring minds want to know!

    Sounds delicious Jenka.

    I just returned from a Farm Burger Morelli’s ice cream lunch. So much for my workout…

  5. Barb says:

    oh yeah – it was fish, but it ended up being baked pecan encrusted tilapia (that was made by Whole Foods). I was going to do the fish tacos tonight, but now it looks like we are going ot Wild Wing to hear a friends band. (and eat wings of course). so, maybe fish tacos one day next week.

  6. A coworker just told me that she knows the guy from the new “History” Channel “Reality” show Chasing Tail.

  7. Steve says:

    Better late then never I always say…

    We were up early this morning, me with a dermatologist appt, the mizzus with a trip to the eye dr. I passed with flying colors, and she was told to keep with the readers. I was hoping for her to get a script for lenses to help with her headaches but no.

    Some chores done- the late, great Parker should have grass on his grave to keep him warm soon- at least I put down grass seed. Hopefully.

    Have a great weekend everyone!!


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