Those Things That Keep Me In Bed

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… πŸ™‚

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

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

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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7 Responses to Those Things That Keep Me In Bed

  1. Has it really been a year since the last “Talk Like A Pirate Day”? Aaarrr!

    Oh, and I’ve created my first channel in iTunes Radio. I went for a bizarre choice “The Jesus and Mary Chain” to seed it. So far it has been FANTASTIC. I thing Pandora should be concerned.

  2. Barb says:

    Allan might like the iTunes radio…….
    I have no idea when I will upgrade my phone….. I think I waited about 6 months the last time when they went to iOS 6. I doubt I won’t wait that long, but I’ll need to use Allan’s laptop to get everything synced up.

    It is so slow for me at work, I really don’t know how people can just surf the internet all day. It kills me & my energy. Good job on the walk last night, I had thought about walking up to the grocery store, but didn’t have the energy (which I blame a little on the Benedryl from the day before.) Hopefully the Allegra I bought yesterday will help the allegeries & won’t zap my energy.

  3. Steve says:

    Paulie, your goal to heal both physically and mentally should be for more than just today!!!

    I had a nice walk at George’s last night, about 3 miles- the Classic as we say. I slept with my brace last night and my achiles feels pretty good this morning. I think a nice walk at lunch should do me well.

    A normal crowd for 3rd Wednesday.. the usual suspects and TV Hair. Anyone else later, I have no idea.

    Stacy- you were feeling puny earlier in the week. Are you getting any better?


  4. Martha says:

    No shout out to the creepy stalker? Well, I never!! πŸ™‚

    I can’t stand the people that brush their teeth in the office bathroom, I understand good oral hygiene and all but I don’t want to see it.

    It looks like I may have gotten a little bonus at work, if it actually does show up next week I may break down and get 1) a new laptop and/or 2) a smartphone… Work will pay $50 toward my cell phone bill (plus we get a corporate discount with ATT) so it really wonÒ€ℒt be much more than I’m paying now. Too bad shopping for both is so confusing…too many options.

    Shoulder feels better today, enough so I managed my workout, hope I didn’t over do it….so far so good.

  5. Barb says:

    Creepy stalker???

    New laptop – all those choices would be tough.
    Smartphone- since I decided to go iPhone & iPad, it makes it so much easier.

  6. Martha saw me driving into work this morning and texted me. The funniest part about it was that I glanced at the message and not the sender and thought it was a coworker asking me if I was running late for a standing 9am meeting.

  7. Stacy says:

    FP – thank you! πŸ™‚ Much. Got me to a doc-and-the-box and some meds so I’m doing well now. Which is good considering work deadlines.

    Barb (and all) – you know when I update my phone? When the iPhone gods tell me to. I personally don’t care if I’m on 7 yet or not, so I just wait for the little message to come across saying an update is available. When it is, I do it. From what I hear, they’ve been having nightmares with too many people trying to update at once so I’m assuming I’ll get that little notice maybe next June when everyone’s already at 9.

    Martha – totally with you on the teeth-brushing thing. I know it’s good hygiene and all but it’s spitting into a community sink. Ugh. Don’t even get me started on multi-stalled potties though either. They should all be singles.

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