This post has already been interrupted by the 9-to-5 once and is soon to be interrupted again. I’ll keep this rather short.
That’s what she said.
Wait, that makes no sense at all.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Stand and lift your arms overhead, raise one knee and drop elbows, then repeat on the other side.
Your abdominal muscles see a lot of action in this challenge! Stronger abdominals are part of a strong core, which improves your posture and helps with everyday activities like bending, twisting, and turning. It’s also a good quick stretch for your arms and legs – and it gets your heart pumping, too.
Duluth, Duluth, Duluth Is On Fire
Last night I drove out to Gwinnett Arena with a coworker to attend the Cage the Elephant Muse show. Since traffic appeared to be shitty heading to Gwinnett (SPOILER ALERT!) I decided to take Peachtree Industrial all the way up to Sugarloaf Parkway; this took some time but I think that I made the correct choice.
Credit to be given to the food vendors inside Gwinnett Arena. It’s odd to think that I’ve been out to the arena for a handful of concerts and Gladiators games but have never eaten inside before. Last night I ate a rather large chicken burrito ($8.50) which rivaled any that I would get in any of Atlanta’s chain “Mexican” shops for not that much more than I would spend at one. I also consumed two Fat Tires which were predictably overpriced ($7.50) given the venue.
Oh yeah, the concert was a lot of fun! And as you will see in today’s photo I was nowhere near the stage.
Is The Seventh Time The Charm?
I *think* that I’ve finally convinced my health insurance company to communicate with the lab that did the urine/blood work for the physical I had in January in order that the latter can get paid $450 by the former.
And it only too me seven calls to get the deal done.
Or so I think. I’ll know if I am wrong if I receive another bull from the lab in October.
Blast From The Past
I’ll be meeting up with ITP-Reader Laura (aka “I Know That Trick”) tonight to relive our past. Tonight the two of us will be going to see Butch Walker perform at Variety Playhouse in Little 5 Points.
I have history with Walker’s old band The Marvelous Three, and a great story about the time Laura and I met Butch Walker outside Gravity Pub (RIP) on Thursday night while throwing darts.
It’ll be a fun night and I’m looking forward to it.
Today’s Personal Project
Have fun tonight.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – slowly, very slowly getting better
Current Music – silence as I try to knock this out so that I can get back to work
Website Of The Day – A friend of mine sent me an invite to Unroll Me a service that tries to help you reduce the noise in your email inbox (and there is a lot of noise in mine these days).
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I’ll check next week
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 5
Carnivorous Meals – 5
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– exercise no fewer than twenty days (and I’m starting on Day 3 so I have my work cut out for me)
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to replace my malfunctioning faucets
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