And though I’ll be skipping town this week it won’t be the relaxing vacation that I require.
Unfortunately the cast is still on. I was instructed that if “I had no pain” that I could shed it today, but “no” is a strong word and I can’t honestly say that I had “no” pain this morning. I’d rather wear this GD thing for another few days and shed it permanently instead of getting rid of it too soon only to have to wear it again in the near future.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Add one choline-rich food to your shopping list, such as salmon, eggs, chicken, tofu, or chickpeas.
Choline is an essential nutrient that is used by the brain and nervous system. Studies have shown that people who have a lot of choline in their diets may have a sharper memory, and that a lifetime of eating choline-rich food may help lessen the risks of brain changes that can lead to dementia. Bonus: choline-rich foods are also packed with other healthy nutrients, so your whole body benefits.
I wonder if the vitamin supplements I’ve started taking contain choline.
ITP Confessional (aka ‘Last Week’s “Big Three”‘)
So, how did I do with last week’s “Big Three”?
- Take the Jackmobile to Peach Auto to get a once-over for my trip to Florida at the end of next week. –> DONE!
- Order my new eyeglasses from Warby-Parker. –> It took me until last night but, DONE!
- Take a box of stuff to Goodwill. –> FAIL!
Oh well, two out of three ain’t bad. I have to admit one of the driving factors for purchasing my glasses yesterday is so that I could honestly mark the task as complete today. I plan to box up some shit and donate it this week.
I Blinked And I Missed Saturday
One of the reasons that I failed taking a box to Goodwill is because I don’t have any flipping idea where Saturday went. I woke up early, puttered around the house, figured out how to install the iOS 7 Beta on my new iPod Touch, talked to my mother on the telephone, went out for lunch (and am ashamed to admit where but you can guess the one place I shouldn’t be going in my overweight condition), returned home and took a nap, watched some “The Office” and “Arrested Development,” was stunned when I realized that it was 7:30pm, decided that work wasn’t going to happen, watched more Netflix, went to sleep.
ITP Flickr Pic
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Sunday, Busy Sunday
I woke fairly early yesterday morning. Instead of making a pot of coffee, perhaps because the house was so warm, I gathered my things and headed out to the lavanderia. Fortunately the locals who frequent this particular lavanderia have other things to do on Sunday morning (church?) so the place was fairly empty. I guess the coffee I purchased at QT hadn’t kicked in by the time I put my laundry into the dryers because I put four quarters into a dryer clearly labelled “Out of Service” and pressed the start button; the loud noise that the machine made caused the attendant to come over and look at me askance. Luckily no damage was done, and the attendant even gave me four replacement quarters.
From the lavanderia I headed up to my work area where I filled a cooler with ice before heading to Target to do a little shopping. I had received a text message from the pharmacy earlier and refilled my current prescription with a simple text reply.
Around noon I arrived at a coworkers apartment where she was having a get together. While there we grilled out and sat around shooting the shit. It was a fun time, but by 4pm I was ready to move on.
I killed a few hours at the ITP Estate before heading up to The EARL around 9pm for the Mikal Cronin show. What a show it was! The two openers did fine jobs but never resonated with me. Cronin’s band’s set was amazing, and by the time they were in full swing half of the crowd had exited the building and there was plenty of room for a gimp wearing a cast to stand around and not worry about anyone running into him. By night’s end I was thrilled to have seen the show even if my back did hurt because this may have been the first time I’ve stood for hours since hurting my foot.
This Week’s “Big Three”
- Prepare for my trip — hotel reservation for my driving layover on my way down (DONE!), charge/pack camera gear, select/pack clothes, etc.
- Purchase my ticket for this Fall’s LEAF, prices go up on July 1.
- Perform at least five hours of personal mental training — book reading/listening, programming, etc.
I Need Some Plumbing 101
Just when I thought that the ITP Estate’s plumbing couldn’t get worse, I have another leaky bathroom sink. I think that it’s time for me to start learning how to do some of the “easier” projects so that I can tackle them.
Today’s Personal Project
Keep my calorie intake in check.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – faaaaaaaaat
Current Music – listening to last week’s Sound Opinions podcast
Website Of The Day – I’m considering going to The William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum for the Project Mahjonng exhibit some time this summer.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing… fucking foot
Morning Weigh-In – I think if I am to check any time soon I will get severely depressed
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 23
Carnivorous Meals – 33
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