Can’t say that May was that great of a month for me, with my constant foot injury keeping me away from LA Fitness, and me failing just about all my goals. Had I known, I could have returned ITP-Reader Terri’s crutches to her last night, but I was unaware that she was joining ITP-Betsy and me in our trip to EAV.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Share three small things that made you happy when you were a child or teenager.
Being an adult has its fun moments, but it can be full of responsibility and stress, too. By reliving the small events that made you truly happy, it can help you remember and appreciate the simple joys that life can offer. From here, you can keep an eye out for other small things or plan activities that can bring fun and cheer to your days.
That was far too long ago for me…
If I Had To Describe It In A Word, That Word Would Be “Crowded”
I made it to Edgewood Retail District for the David Sedaris reading at about five minutes until six. I had no intention of cutting it so close, but work and Atlanta’s traffic conspired against me.
Parking at Edgewood Retail District, shitty on a good day, was predictably bad; I wound up over by Target. I weaved my way over to Barnes & Noble and within minutes realized that the building was far too crowded for my taste. The likelihood of seeing Sedaris, or perhaps even hearing him if his reading were not amplified, seemed low. So I left immediately.
Money For A Better Cause
Even though I had purchased Sedaris’ latest book in Kindle format I considered purchasing a physical copy and having him sign it. This obviously went out the window as you have just read.
Knowing that I was to meet Betsy (and Terri as an added bonus) at Holy Taco for the benefit I decided to put a portion of the money I had earmarked for the book to the cause.
The outing was fun. The three of us stayed at Holy Taco for a drink, chatted up some acquaintances, saw some of the village stars (local business owners), and then headed out.
The Only Concrete Plan Is To Hang With ITP-Reader Stacy
Tomorrow night I will be joining ITP-Reader Stacy for dinner at and the to see “The Book Club Play” at Horizon Theatre.
Other than that, my weekend is open-ended. Some medical issues may rule out any bike riding I was considering, so I may spend time in the yard and at the keyboard doing work. We’ll see.
Today’s Personal Project
Forget about all that ails me.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – concerned
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – I have nothing today.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking tomorrow (perhaps)
Foot Mileage – ~17.3 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 36
Carnivorous Meals – 45
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
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams