I wish that I could say that my current footwear isn’t slowing me down, but I can’t. I don’t blame my lack of activity this weekend all on it, some of that blame comes from my lack of enthusiasm to do things solo as well.
Once I waded through this city’s abysmal traffic on Friday I had a wonderful dinner at ITP-Reader Barb’s house; her hubby Allan made chicken breasts on the “green egg”, Barb made a broccoli salad, and Sal (aka “Burning Bush”) made an avocado salad and brownies; I supplied white wine.
Nearly the entire remainder of the weekend was spent at home watching videos via Netflix or reading “The Complete Sherlock Holmes” via a Kindle app, with the exception of going out for lunch at OK Cafe on Saturday (and hitting more shitty traffic).
On Saturday I managed to upgrade my Mac Mini to run Mountain Lion (in hopes that it will be capable of running Mavericks later this year). Oh, and I bought Adobe Lightroom 5 (and computer chatted with some customer service rep in India while trying to figure out why Adobe’s website wouldn’t let me log in.) and installed it on my Mac Mini as well.
I did go a little wild yesterday by shedding the boot so that I could do some yard work before the rain arrived this week. How can women not be salivating to be with a rebel such as me?
Had the Braves followed their “normal” schedule of playing a night game on Saturday and a day game on Sunday (the San Francisco Giants were in town, so the 4pm game Saturday was targeted as a 1pm game for the West Coast) I probably would have hobbled in for one game, but alas their schedule didn’t prove to be a convenient one for me.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn the signs and symptoms of heat illnesses.
Heat illnesses become more common as the weather gets hotter (especially for children and the elderly, as well as those on certain medications), and what can start as simple thirst and fatigue can turn into something much more serious if you don’t pay attention to the symptoms. By reading about the signs of heat illnesses and how they progress, you can help avoid emergencies.
I Tried. I Failed.
On Saturday morning I once again heard the plea to “fix” comment notifications. With time finally on my side I set out to do so, and promptly failed.
I tried updating the plug-in responsible for notifying you when comments are added. That didn’t work.
I tried deleting and reinstalling that plug-in. That didn’t work.
I tried installing a new plug-in which claimed to offer the same service. That didn’t work.
I tried about six other WordPress themes to see if the alterations I performed on this current theme were inhibiting comment notifications. That didn’t work.
Sorry, unless someone with real blogging software knowledge steps in to help out that feature will be broken until the day I stop writing this blog.
This is me, thirty years ago this month as I graduated from high school in Florida. Back then I never imagined that I’d be where I am today (physically as well as mentally), but then again who among us is where we expected to be when we graduated from high school?
News Of The Weird
While futzing with the comment notifications I received an email alerting me of a comment that needed moderation. It read:
Wyatt: You know what? I’m in America. We are men. Let’s drink coffee, not tea, ay? (examining Booth’s handiwork) Oh, I say. Marvelous job.
which I’ve come to find out through the power of Google is a quote from a Season 2 episode of Bones.
This morning my little birdie noise on my iPhone alerted me that I had a new text message. The message was no more than blank message with an audio file attachment from the 919 area code, which I know from experience is Raleigh, though it was not from a number I recognized.
I’ve deleted both of these oddball messages because I am too paranoid about viruses on my computing devices to risk approving/opening them. Sure, I lead a far more conservative life than is necessary, but at least I am not spending my weekends reinstalling software because I’ve been hacked.
This Week’s “Big Three”
Introducing a new “feature” of this blog, my “Big Three.” These are tasks which I want to focus on accomplishing during the given week.
- Take the Jackmobile to Peach Auto to get a once-over for my trip to Florida at the end of next week.
- Order my new eyeglasses from Warby-Parker.
- Take a box of stuff to Goodwill.
Hold me to these. 😉
Today’s Personal Project
I was supposed to accomplish item one on the “Big Three” today however work and the threat of rain conspired to make me wait. Instead, my goal for today will be to accomplish item two.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – silence at the moment but I’m planning on listening to a new album which was sent to me over the weekend.
Website Of The Day – Sites like Unclutterer are my bible. If only I could get my shit together and make headway on my goal to reduce.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – not checking
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 18
Carnivorous Meals – 21
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– get my foot to stop hurting
– return ITP-Reader Martha’s coffee percolator to her
- return ITP-Terri’s crutches to her
- not get sick
- 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
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
- Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman