Have a tough time getting going today. I bet last night’s indiscretions at Twisted Taco had something to do with this.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Share one favorite breakfast that fills you up and keeps you energized.

Most people know that eating breakfast is important. But as anyone who’s eaten a doughnut and then crashed an hour later will tell you, what you have for breakfast matters just as much! The breakfasts that give you the most get-up-and-go contain a combination of some protein (such as peanut butter or an egg), complex carbohydrates (like oatmeal or whole grain bread), and fiber (fruit or veggies). By sharing and reading about others’ best breakfasts, you will learn some new ways to bring slow-burning energy to your day.

I’d say pancakes but I am not sure they keep me energized.

I had a roll with butter and some hot tea this morning, does that count?

Another Virtual Nail In This MacBook’s Virtual Coffin
1Password rolled out a new Mac version today. I was thrilled until I found that the new version of 1Password requires a version of Mac Operating System that this MacBook cannot install. DANGEN!

It doesn’t look as if all is lost however, since it appears that versions 3 and 4 of 1Password can share the same data file in the cloud. Fingers crossed.

1Password is added to the growing list of Mac software that require OSX Mountain Lion and therefore cannot be run on the MacBook on which I concoct most of these blog posts. It may be time for me to “Nuke and Pave” this MacBook and keep it as a stripped-down media device.

ITP Flickr Pic
Guess who forgot to take a photo of his pork sandwich before devouring it yesterday?

And In The End, No Hartwell For Me
I just have too many things going on to commit to going up to the Black Sheep Lake Hartwell campout this weekend. I think that I will make a concerted effort to return to hashing in 2014, at least until I realize that none of the people I used to hash with do it any longer.

Today’s Personal Project
Take care of some money matters.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I kept today’s post short so that even if you aren’t a Federal Employee you’ll have time to do Buzzfeed’s “Modern Art or Toddler Art” quiz.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 213 pounds (October 1)

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

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 2
Carnivorous Meals – 4

Marta Rides To Work – 1
Bike Rides To Work – 0

October Goals
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to replace my malfunctioning faucets
– submit to important documents, neither of which I can talk about at this time
– walk no fewer than 75 miles

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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13 Responses to Meh

  1. Steve says:

    I got 5 of 11… I like toddler art!

    Worked until 6:15 last night- babysitting the guys doing a wireless survey of the building. Fairly boring.

    Leave early today to go back for a follow up with my urologist (oh what fun). Hopefully a bike ride this afternoon.

    Late on the blog yesterday, I raised a question and I still haven’t really found the answer- Why are there no longer grocery stores at shopping malls?



  2. Martha says:

    to me it sounds very inconvenient to have to go to a big shopping mall to buy groceries. Personally, I dislike the whole mall-shopping experience…the traffic, the parking…to fight that, then have to do my shopping? No thanks. Also I don’t ever see myself combining the two shopping experiences. By the time I’m done shopping for clothes, I’m too exhausted to do anymore…plus now I would have to leave all my purchases, unattended in my car. I would also imagine that rents/real estate might be more expensive than at a stand alone grocery store.

    but that is just me, and I’m kind of a pain in the ass…

    While not technically a hash, I do plan on going to the FDR campout this fall, if it happens…Bill was asking me last time I saw him (when was that??) if I would come.

    After waiting a week for my new laptop, it arrived yesterday, with a shattered screen…just waiting for instructions on how to return. I think I’ll just head to Best Buy today and buy one…ugh brick and mortar shopping, the horror!!!!

  3. Steve says:

    My only idea was that at a mall, you’d obviously have to shop for your groceries last, and like you, many people would be tired after much shopping and might buy fewer groceries. I don’t see a grocery store in a mall having more/less traffic than a stand alone store.

    Shattered screen on a factory shipped new laptop? No telling what else broke!!

  4. Stacy says:

    I got 6:11…. hmmm. Might have to use that “Bank of America Museums on Us” pass to the High this weekend! Obviously need a little culture. Or a kid. A friend with a toddler got all 11 correct, no joke.

    My guess on the grocery/mall thing was just the congestion got out of hand.

  5. Whew, super busy at work. Hope to check in for a longer duration later.

  6. Barb says:

    I’ve never seen or been to a grocery store in a mall- even in Iowa. I agree with Martha – it doesn’t go with other shopping.

    If I ever have time, I’ll look at the art link…… crazy shipping people this week…..

    Plenty of chicken enchiladas tonight Paulie (& anyone else for that matter) if you want to come OTP & not eat out.

  7. Jenka says:

    1. I got 8:11 right. I go to a lot of museums, but I dislike modern art. So there ya go.

    2. Grocery stores in malls must be a southern thing, there were never grocery stores in malls up northeast way. Always stand-alone or, if not, then part of a smaller strip mall type place (not enclosed).

    3. Actually, eating breakfast isn’t all that important. I could trot out some recent studies but you all won’t read them. It doesn’t matter when you eat, it only matters WHAT you eat.

  8. Martha says:

    the computer was shipped FedEx, just in the box it came in…no extra packing/material…I’m kind of pissed. And it’s been over 24 hours since I submitted the claim, I’ve heard nothing from them.

    We’ll I’ve ran all my errands and I had Nick’s for lunch. That probably means I will not make a bike ride today…but tomorrow will be wide open!

    God I’m bored already….

  9. Steve says:

    Shame you don’t have a house to remodel or a tree to take down!! 🙂

  10. Martha says:

    Yep, exactly, just my luck…any other time, I’d be thrilled, I’d have a load mulch delivered and be knee deep in yard work…but there is little point in doing that or anything else around here right now.

    Paulie…want me to head over and start working on your yard? I’ll start with the front…and move to the back. First thing to go? The boob bushes at the end of the driveway.

  11. Stacy says:

    The only grocery store/mall I remember was out at Westgate Mall in Bethlehem Pa. where Mom is from. So, being the geek that I am, I just had to check. Sure enough! Still anchored by a grocery on one side and a department store on the other, with other stores in between. Wicked cool. I never really thought about how “unusual” this was before. Thanks for the memory flashbacks, Paulie!

  12. Barb says:

    Martha – if I was you & I was that bored, I’d just go over & do things to Paulie’s yard & see if he even notices? Or- you could get a key & practice your plumbing skills?

  13. Martha says:

    There may still be a broken window in the back I can crawl through? 🙂

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