After a eight days in this air cast I can’t honestly say that I think that my foot is getting any better. I know, patience Grasshopper. But I am getting no younger and time is becoming a premium. Worse than that, I’m beginning to wonder if my foot will start to feel better and not when.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Check your toothbrush. If the bristles are bent and frayed, add a new one to your shopping list.
The recommended lifespan for a toothbrush is just three months, but many of us keep using the same old brush for much longer! Toothbrushes become infested with bacteria, bacteria that moves into your mouth. Most is harmless, but over time, more and more gets in there. If you think about what a toothbrush does for a living, you are doing yourself and the toothbrush a favor by moving on.
While I agree with the sentiment I disagree with the “recommended lifespan” for a toothbrush. Just who recommended this lifespan, Procter & Gamble?
George’s Good Time Emporium
After taking a short nap in the Jackmobile, slowly walking a whole six blocks as “exercise”, and then getting a haircut I wobbled over to George’s Bar to meet up for Third Wednesday. Of course I saw ITP-Reader Steve, but also in attendance were ITP-Reader Stacy as well as a gaggle of other old-time hashers. I even manage to see my old pal Harold (aka “BWanA”) and Jill (aka “Supersuck”), who was sporting some hardware that I am sure is old news among the hash.
The evening was quite enjoyable as I had two pints and most of an order for onion rings for dinner. Of course watching the Braves beat my beloved Mets didn’t raise my spirits much, but I am accustom to that feeling being a Mets fan these days.
ITP Flickr Pic
While ITP-Reader Stacy was nice enough to send me a photo of my current “clamp on” which keeps my right foot at about the same height as my left, I failed to transfer it to a place I can access at the moment.
What To Do With Myself Tonight?
My options for entertainment tonight are limited — thanks for that, left foot! Admittedly I have been overindulging in calorie consumption, so my backup plan of trying Gunshow is probably not going to happen.
The East Atlanta Farmers Market is tonight but I don’t know if I will get out of work early enough, or if I will feel like hobbling to or around the dirt while wearing my current “footwear.”
The Mets and Braves play the final game in this series tonight. Attending the game is an option, but there again I’m not sure if I want to hobble around the stadium (or to and from my parking space) in my current condition.
I should probably just shut my piehole, mmmm pie, and go straight home, watch some Netflix, and start doing some iOS/Mac development work so that I improve my skill set.
Today’s Personal Project
Figure out what I am going to do tonight. It should probably not involve eating a lot and drinking alcohol — the only two things I tend to do regularly these days.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sad
Current Music – silence at the moment as I prep for a meeting this morning
Website Of The Day – While chatting with a coworker about the whole recent 790 The Zone debacle I mentioned a time when I called that radio station to discuss a game we played as kids in New York called (at least by me) “Hot Beans and Butter.” Searching for this term via Google I landed on this blog post on Two Guys Talking Mets Baseball. Yes, I played Wiffle Ball and SPUD as well.
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 – 20
Carnivorous Meals – 27
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