On My Butt

I’m sitting this morning because not only have I gone out for (what according to MapMyRide) was a 5.1 mile walk this morning, but I also applied Icy-Hot to my foot after showering and don’t feel like standing.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Recall an experience when you made a mistake, and list at least two things that went right.

When we make a mistake, it’s common to focus on all the ways in which we failed. Taking a moment to think about what went right reminds you that you are defined by more than your mistakes. This in turn can boost your confidence – and help put you in a more positive frame of mind the next time a mistake happens.

Naptacular, Nerdtacular
For some reason traffic was wonderful last night. Perhaps it was because I left work shortly after 4pm. Regardless, my goal was to be in Kirkwood by 7pm, so when I was very near there around 5pm I had time to kill. However happy I was with my commute time was overshadowed by the tiredness which had overcome me from my lack of sleep the night before.

“An hour’s nap would be sublime!” I thought to myself. Of course this is dangerous precedent because often an hour’s nap can extend to a much longer one. In this instance it did not however, so I was awake again and out of the house early enough to arrive at Big Nerd Ranch Headquarters thirty minutes prior to the Cocoaheads Atlanta start.

It’s not just that Cocoaheads Atlanta supplies dinner for the people who attend, last night’s was Papa John’s pizza, but the presentations are significantly nerdy. While I might not ever need the information presented last night I learned a lot.

In the name of money saving and weight loss I chose not to go to the On After at Thinking Man Tavern and headed straight home.

I Didn’t Give Up On The Jets Last Night
Because I never started watching the game. Hell, I don’t even know if I get NFL Network any longer.

I did consume one beer as I once again attempted to locate that darned wireless extender and read some of the book that arrived yesterday.

ITP Flickr Pic
Blech! Nothing! Fail!

It’s Probably Going To Be A Fantastic Weather Weekend
And if I do everything that is on my agenda I will spend a good bit of it indoors, and the time spent outdoors will be performing yard work/house maintenance.

Tomorrow is Atlanta Electronic Recycling Day. I may have some old hardware that I can rid myself of by recycling it. I should check the stash to make sure that I didn’t hide the new wireless extender amongst the donation rubbish. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s Personal Project
Well, I’ve already gone out walking so there’s that. I’m just going to try and make the rest of today fucking awesome.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – getting better, could do with less pain
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Some urban legends about Friday the 13th. Hey, that’s today!
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – I check again some day. For today I’ll just call myself morbidly obese

Foot Mileage – ~9.55 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 14
Carnivorous Meals – 15

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

September Goals
– 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

  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
  6. So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love — by Cal Newport
  7. Born Standing Up: A Comic’s Life — by Steve Martin
  8. Who Am I: A Memoir — by Pete Townshend

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8 Responses to On My Butt

  1. Barb says:

    I decided to walk to my pedicure appt last night, just under 2 miles. I brought my sandals for the walk home, I think walking that far in those shoes was a bad idea, as my feet hurt today. But – I got a good walk in, so I”ll deal with it.
    I think I’m meeting JoAnna after work for a hike at Kennesaw Mtn, hopefully it will work out.

    Hoping to get some bike riding in both days this weekend – not sure where or what time yet – but most likely we will be going to Wheelhopper on Sunday in Alpharetta.

  2. I almost pulled the trigger on the Salt Lake City conference this morning even though the “Early Bird” pricing of $99 ended yesterday. I heard that Southwest had an online special for $237 RT, but after further investigation this price doesn’t apply for non-stop travel. I know that I can’t always get non-stop flights, but I sure do love avoiding connections if possible.

    Also, even with the cheaper airfare this weekend would most likely cost me $600+ (airfare, transport, hotel, conference fee, food, airport parking) which I am sure that I can find a “better” use for.

  3. martha says:

    Where is Atlanta Electronic Recycling Day being held tomorrow? I have two of Jerry’s old laptops, I’d love to clear out. Last weekend I pulled all his photos off the old one (I’m not sure why we hadn’t done that before, it seemed like there was some issue but I had no problems Sunday)…the other is toast, he spilled coffee on and in it.

    I’ve got nothing planned this weekend. Jerry will be spending most of tomorrow, with his jeep. Maybe I can start another round of purging while he’s not there to stop me.

    2nd Saturday each month
    10:00 a.m. รขโ‚ฌโ€œ 3:00 p.m.

    Walden School
    320 Irwin Street NE*
    Atlanta, GA 30312
    (Intersection of John Wesley Dobbs and Hilliard Streets.)

    Drive in, drop off, drive out.

    In unrelated news, I just created and Angie’s List account.

  5. Barb says:

    why did you create an Angie’s list account?

    Did you see that United had some big computer glitch yesterday & people bought plane tickets for $5 for a couple hours yesteday? You could have afforded the trip then! I wonder how they are going to deal with it, you know they won’t actually honor it.

    And in other unrelated news, we are having quite the FB discussion about hard boiled eggs on one of Stacy’s post.

  6. I’ve been contemplating it for years and finally looked into a membership today. It’s not as expensive as I feared, they were offering a 40% discount, and they also offer a further 20% discount by paying via PayPal. I’ve decided not to sell the house “as is” and will be in the process of making as many repairs as seem necessary for the future.

    Heard about the United snafu, after the fact of course.

    Hard boiled eggs discussion? I’m intrigued but not enough to log into Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Martha says:


    I’m hoping that in 4-6 months I will be able to give you a glowing recommendation for a general contractor ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Steve says:

    Just completed a 30 mile ride and have met Debbie for lunch in Luthersville.

    A lot of the USAC staff found that United F-up. I think there were 27 tickets bought.

    Working Saturday at the Games field and then going to hear a band in Granville that evening. Sunday is open, so keep me in mind.

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