A rough start to my day.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Brush your teeth right after eating tonight’s dinner.
Dealing with the nighttime munchies can be a challenge, especially if you’re used to snacking while you relax in front of the TV. Brushing your teeth does double-duty: first, it signals that you’re done eating for the night; and second, food in a freshly brushed mouth doesn’t tend to taste very good.
But I’d have to bring my toothbrush to the restaurant. And then there will be more beer drinking…
Out And About
When I left the office and saw the traffic that was about to confront me, I decided to walk. I wasn’t quite Forrest Gump, but I walked a longer distance last night than I had in some time — about 6.1 miles.
The weather was perfect and it felt great to be walking again, especially as I passed frustrated drivers sitting in traffic.
You’d think that “all that” exercise would have ensured a good night sleep. Nope. While I did manage to pass out watching a video I was awake again at 3am, 4:30am, and 5:30am.
ITP Flickr Pic
Oh poop, I have nothing.
The Wait And Weight Of iOS 7
Yesterday Apple released the latest version of their mobile operating system — iOS 7. As devices around the world slammed Apple’s servers the wait time for downloading the software grew.
As of this morning the release of iTunes 11.1 (ugh, Apple has vexed me again with this software) and its new “iTunes Radio” feature has seemingly brought the iTunes Store to its knees. All attempts to download the latest version of Top Chef Masters from Apple’s servers have failed.
I know that a lot of people don’t like the new, colorful look of iOS 7 but I certainly do.
As an iOS developer iOS 7 is a godsend, or nightmare. As has been evidenced by the number of apps that have had updates over the past week many developers have been a busy lot over the last two months. Fortunately for me my app is slated to be discontinued so I have had to focus my efforts elsewhere in the iOS ecosystem.
Today’s Personal Project
Heal thy self both physically and mentally.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – tired, disappointed in my health
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I have a lot of connection to Colorado, so I when I heard about Help Colorado Now I had to pass it along.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~6.1 miles
Morning Weigh-In – I check again some day. For today I’ll just call myself morbidly obese
Foot Mileage – ~29.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 21
Carnivorous Meals – 23
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