It’s 10:00am, do you know where your luggage is? It’s now 10:15am, I’m going to publish even though this is one short blog post.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Share three healthy foods that you choose when you visit a salad bar.
Salad bars have a special allure for many of us, because they seem like such a healthy option. And although many salad bar offerings are healthy, sometimes when we’re hungry and faced with macaroni salad, crispy noodles, or super-creamy dressings, we fill our plates with things that aren’t healthy for us. (What’s more, even though these sorts of foods can be OK if eaten in moderation, the self-serve salad bar promotes big portion sizes.) By sharing your three favorite healthy picks, you may inspire someone else to be more salad-bar savvy – and you may pick up some healthy and tasty ideas, too.
- Broccoli (honestly, raw is the way I like broccoli best)
- Cauliflower [huh, OS X’s dictionary doesn’t have this word?] (I prefer this battered and fried, but I’ll eat it raw too)
Bleu cheese dressingBaby spinach leaves
- Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
- 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
- The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg
By the time I looked up last night it was 9:00pm and I was still in the office. After things quieted here I got onto a bit of a roll and one thing led to another…
Unfortunately I am nowhere near completing the level of effort needed to push my code out so this whole “late night working” thing might be happening more often again; perhaps it’s a good thing that I have no one waiting at home or wanting to spend her time with me. Hell, had I packed my running shoes yesterday I could have slept in the office since the Jackmobile was filled with clean clothes.
This is a close up of one of the original Apple ][ schematics.
Even though I carried my Nikon V1 with me I felt compelled to take shots using my iPhone.
Today’s Personal Project
I Coulda Been Wealthier
I’m starting to think about the remainder of my AAPL (Apple) stock. I should have done this when the stock crested $700/share instead of its current ~$400/share, but at that time I never expected it to drop this quickly. “Fortunately” I do not hold so many shares that this price change will make a huge difference, but the extra $300/share would have been nice to transfer straight into ITP Estate home renovations. Hell, selling just six shares at last December’s price could have paid for a new MacBook Air.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – not bad for an overworked lonely old man whose body hurts from working out
Current Music – in a meeting
Website Of The Day – I don’t use much public WiFi these days, but if that changes I am thinking of paying for Cloak to protect my data from prying eyes.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – weight lifting
Morning Weigh-In – checking tomorrow
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 12 (5 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 35
Carnivorous Meals – 37
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