Okay, perhaps it’s been more “Local Graying.” However, I’d be hard-pressed to prove to anyone that the sun still rises in the East in Atlanta this Summer. [note to self: review when proper nouns such as “East” and “Summer” are to be capitalized.] This has been the grayest time that I can remember, combined with my continuing health afflictions it depresses me and reminds me that I should never move to Seattle. On the positive side the lack of sunshine has seemed to stunt the growth of my grass even with all of the water that has been dropped upon it.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Eat one food that has carotenoids, like carrot, apricot, or pepper that’s red, orange, or yellow.
Also known as “provitamin A” due their ability to turn into vitamin A in the body, carotenoids are powerful antioxidants that can help prevent heart disease and some forms of cancer. They can also boost your immune system, making it more likely for you to fight off infections that may come your way.
Since I shan’t be attending “Third Wednesday” perhaps I will find a salad for dinner tonight.
I Have Little Strength Still
I joined the drinking club from work for a happy hour up at Dunwoody Tavern. The evening was fun, I managed not to eat too much (notice, I did not say “eat or drink”), and did fairly well at playing pool and a game of darts. I was also doing fairly well at answering trivia questions for no one other than myself. My confidence rose a little too high when I bet a coworker $20 on a song from the 1980s. Suffice to say I lost the bet, but being true to my word handed him a $20 bill.
And now you know why I don’t gamble…
I was home by 10:30pm which convinced me to sleep later than I desired this morning, which made me sit in more traffic than I desired this morning.
And now you know why I should either stop drinking or get a different job, one closer to home.
Haircut And A Night At Home
I’m going to get a (much needed) haircut tonight (hey, I’ll be losing weight today!) and after which I will (most likely) get some dinner before heading home to take care of a mound of paperwork that requires my attention. In that pile is the paperwork regarding the physical therapy treatment my insurance company has denied payment.
One place I shan’t be eating dinner is Richard Blais’ HD1 which I read closed last Sunday and is slated to reopen as his fourth Atlanta location of Flip Boutique Burger sometime later this year.
Also tonight I plan to plan out my remaining vacation days for 2013. I received a pleasant surprise when I found out that I would not be required to take vacation days for my Big Nerd Ranch training if I agreed to teach the other iOS developers what I learned there (something I was planning to do regardless).
Today’s Personal Project
Must clean out my to-do list tonight.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – disappointed
Current Music – listening to a “Madonna Cover Story” podcast from Coverville.
Website Of The Day – Cabbagetown’s Chomp and Stomp is on November 2nd this year, I hope that I can attend again.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – too high
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – ?
Carnivorous Meals – ?
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– still TBD
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
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — by Cal Newport
- Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life — by Steve Martin
- Who Am I: A Memoir — by Pete Townshend