And The Winner Is….

Not me.

Tomorrow’s Daily Challenge
Ask yourself if you’re hungry the next time you get ready to eat a sweet or salty snack.

We use food to fill our stomachs when we’re hungry, but sometimes we may also use it to deal with our feelings. The problem with emotional eating is that people rarely reach for healthy foods – instead, it’s usually foods like ice cream, potato chips, and candy that take center stage. By thinking before biting into that snack, you may realize that you aren’t hungry and are eating as a way to handle a feeling. This might prompt you to do something else, like go for a quick walk or share your feelings with a friend or co-worker.

Oh the pounds I would shed if I could follow this…

Hosted By Dreamhost
In the end I decided to mingle at the Dreamhost event at Ormsby’s. The event was very well organized with each attendee receiving two free drink tickets, a decent catered meal, and a night of fun activities.

This was my first trip to Ormsby’s, which is on the westside and sits among the businesses in White Provision; it is easily missed if you are not looking for it. I’ve been to that area numerous times and had not clue where Ormsby’s is. The bar is fun, a multi-level space carved out of the old meat-packing plant, that offers decent beer, food, and fun activities such as darts, shuffleboard, bocce, and board games.

I mingled the best I could, played a few games of bocce, and once I realized that I was not going to win any of the door prizes made my way out.

ITP Flickr Pic
“Bocce Balls!”
Bocce Balls!
One of the features of Ormsby’s is indoor bocce balls. Warning, the slab on which this court was constructed is far from level.

A Day Of Repair
I have a podiatrist appointment this morning and a physical therapist appointment this afternoon. Additionally I want to make my way to LA Fitness for a strength conditioning workout.

Oh, and there is that pesky thing called “work” to which I need to attend as well.

A Weekend Of Fun Ahead
Though I will neither be a riding nor running participant I’m looking forward to seeing folks tomorrow at Summer Slacker and Sunday for Cheesy Yellow Sunday Run.

Also on the docket this weekend:
– yard work (weather permitting)
– house cleaning
– donation gathering
– paperwork
– future planning

It’s going to be a busy one…

Today’s Personal Project
Go to LA Fitness.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – listening to the encore presentation (read “rerun”) of yesterday’s Tour de France stage.
Website Of The Day.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
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 – 2 (0 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 11
Carnivorous Meals – 15

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

July Goals
– 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

  1. Pages 1.7 for iPad (Timestompers Guide) — by Sean Wells
  2. 60 Mountain Lion Tips — by David Sparks and Brett Terpstra
  3. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business — by Charles Duhigg
  4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy — by Douglas Adams
  5. Amazing Things Will Happen: A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness — by CC Chapman

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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9 Responses to And The Winner Is….

  1. Maybe I am a winner after all. I was just given a plaque indicating that I was selected for the company’s “Distinguished Service Award” for 2012; I’m told there will be a small bonus in my check today as well. 😀

  2. Steve says:

    Since we have no apparent riders for tomorrow’s Summer Slacker, we shall dispense with riding and just call it pool time, bar-b-cue’d pork shoulder (tasty) and dominoes smack-down. Let’s say gather around 2, and hopefully I can get off my conference call by then. Joining us tomorrow will be Little Easy and Dunkin Hoenut. Paulie, it you wanted to bring some sort of nibble item, that would be lovely.

    I did manage to get in a little ride last night- including some MTB loops around the small pasture, in search of a clevis pin that came off the mower. Imagine a big bolt without threads- alas, I shall only find it by running the mower over it!!

    See some tomorrow, a great weekend to the rest!


  3. Paulie [eatl/ga] says:

    Oops, meant to ask what I should bring. I’ll arrive with some food and beverages. See you around 2pm.

  4. Steve says:

    Distinguished!!! Congratulations.

  5. Martha says:

    Congrats Paulie, it’s always nice to see someone noticing the work you do.

    Looks like I’ll have to pass on the festivities tomorrow, the game starts at 4:30, so I would arrive, then turn around and head back. So bummed, but I will see you all on Sunday.

    Yesterday I received and returned a DNA analys kit. I’m really intersted in finding out the results. Unfortunatly, I will only get ancestry information for my mothers side, which is the side I know the most about. Thankfully, my father has two brothers and they both have sons, so if what I find is useful I may ask one of them to also get tested.

  6. Steve says:

    Martha, this isn’t one of those “who’s yer daddy” things?

    I may NOT be working tomorrow!! Stay tuned.

  7. It is nice, perhaps too little too late, but nice indeed. The financial gain will most likely pay a good portion of the cost of a new laptop…

    Which service did you use, Martha? I’ve heard of one called “23 and Me.” If you look at my father and me there is no doubt about my ancestry.

    Back from podiatrist — “keep using cast; keep doing PT; keep using cream” — same old, same old

  8. Steve says:

    Woo Hoo!! No work for me tomorrow. Apparently the folks that manage this equipment are having problems downloading the new code and the vendor is involved. Lovely.

    Martha, that opens up riding possibilities if you’re interested, and if you have already made other plans, that’s fine too.

  9. Martha says:

    Dang, just made plans to ride in Carterville with someone I met up there a couple of weeks ago.

    23 and me is the company I used. They do some medical and ancestry testing. The down side is they can not test my paternal lineage since I don’t have a Y chromsome. But anyone that knew Carl would not have doubt that I am his daughter (Folks say I look just like my mom but man, do I have my dad’s personality). Of course I have far more information already on my mom’s side of the family (we’re from western europe, we’ve been here a long time, what a surprise). My dad’s dad was adopted, there are rumors of Native American ancestry, Welsh royalty and both his folks are from the south…that’s were all the interesting bits are going to be found.

    Be patient, it takes time. I fought those damn shin splints for months last year. They didn’t have a chance of getting better until I took some time off.

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