If you read today’s title as “The Seven Habits Of Highly Erotic People” then you are going to be severely disappointed.
And get your goddam mind out of the gutter.
No wait, don’t. I like it when you think smutty thoughts.
While I have never actually read the book, I am certain that none of the topics I discuss today can be found in Steven R. Covey’s smashing bestseller The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change. I am also fairly certain that the first “habit” is “read this book.”
Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn the history behind one piece of architecture in your city or town.
Even though history is all around us, when we drive or walk past the same structure day after day, it fades into the background. By taking a moment to learn something new about a local piece of architecture, it connects you to your community and may even inspire you to learn more about the place where you live.
I shall research the Concourse, aka “King and Queen” buildings, today.
How To Not Win Friends Nor Influence Women
As I sat at Hypepotamus waiting for last night’s Atlanta iOS Developers Meetup to start a young woman inquired about what class was coming up next. When I responded to her with “the monthly meetup of iOS developers” she looked disappointed, almost as if I told her that I was there for the monthly meetup for animal husbandry. I encouraged her to stay but she politely declined, made a phone call, and headed for the hills faster than you can say “selective breeding of livestock.”
Nerds, repelling women since the dawn of time…
My running joke of the evening was that I finally realized where Kevin Gillespie’s new restaurant Gunshow was located and how disappointed I was to try and make a reservation for tonight only to be offered 9:30pm as the earliest option. Dinner? 9:30pm? Where am I, Spain? Manhattan? Fugettaboutit! As 9:30pm came and went I still hadn’t eaten anything other than some popcorn and a few candied pecans.
The gathering at The Shed, including ITP-Reader Martha (always a pleasure to see you again, Martha) was quite entertaining; so much so that I joined Jenka and the other three “last standing” for a trip over to Six Feet Under.
I think that I left Six Feet Under around midnight.
ITP Flickr Pic
Nada, I was too busy drinking and not eating.
I Suppose There Is No Need For Me To Eat Breakfast Today
While at Six Feet Under, where I was amazingly witty I might add, the clock struck 11:00pm and I finally ordered dinner (and I had been thinking that 9:30pm was too late…) — a plate of catfish tacos and “chips.”
If Covey had ever written a self-help book about dieting I’m fairly certain that “drink beer all night, then eat dinner at 11:00pm” would not be included in such a publication.
There is no reason that I should be putting any food into my piehole until lunchtime today.
What Did One Lawyer Say To The Other Lawyer?
Apparently the answer is “Will you marry me?” Last night I talked to two lawyers, one who is married to a lawyer and one who will be marrying a lawyer next month.
Geez, that’s why I am still single, I picked a profession that repels women. See also: Atlanta iOS Developers Meetup.
I wonder if I would have had more luck choosing a career in animal husbandry…
Today’s Personal Project
Get my haircut, have dinner with ITP-Reader Betsy, be asleep before midnight.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat, lazy, stupid — pick two
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – wiseGEEK: Clear Answers for Common Questions like “What is Animal Husbandry?”.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking Friday
Foot Mileage – ~3.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 27
Carnivorous Meals – 29
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– return ITP-Reader Marthaâ€™s coffee percolator to her
â€¨- return ITP-Terriâ€™s crutches to her
â€¨- not get sick
â€¨- lose three pounds
â€¨- exercise at least twenty-five of Mayâ€™s thirty-one days
â€¨- finish at least two of the books I am reading
â€¨- take at least one box of things to Goodwill
â€¨- post at least ten photos in the blog
â€¨- drink a lot less alcohol
â€¨- prepare a house repair plan and budget
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
- 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