I know that you, and the majority of the Scientific Community, don’t believe that a drastic change in temperature causes illness, but my body believes otherwise. Call it “coincidence” if you like, regardless I’ve been sick for the past twenty-four hours.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn how much sugar is in popular beverages like cola, sweetened iced tea, and sports drinks.

Sugary beverages may satisfy a sweet tooth, but they do so at a big cost to the rest of the body. Many of these drinks are a source of nothing but empty calories (kilojoules), meaning that they offer no nutrients at all. The energy crash they cause a short time after drinking them can leave you feeling wiped-out and irritable. Finally, because many of them are sold in large sizes, they fill you up, leaving less room for healthy foods. By getting an idea of how much sugar you’re sipping, you may decide to drink less or choose a different beverage altogether.

The Answer: a ton.

“The Office”: A Minithon
Last night all I could, and wanted, to do was lie in bed and watch videos. I chose to watch my nightly episode of “The Office,” and then another, and another…. Before I knew what had transpired I had watched at least five episodes.

I am now in what for me is uncharted territory — Season Nine. Season nine is the final season of “The Office” and the only one during which I did not watch a single episode. I’m finding out quickly why I chose to abandon this property — it got very bad. With approximately nineteen episodes remaining in my journey to watch every episode, in order, I shall fight through to the end. Besides, I want to see exactly why Jim, Pam, and Creed are in the “former employees” category — a factoid I accidentally stumbled upon a few weeks ago over at Dunderpedia.

ITP Flickr Pic
I have nothing because I was in no condition to perform photo editing last night.

Atlant’s Traffic: Perfect For Catching Up On Hours Of Podcasts
Because I was sick when I awoke I debated coming into work. Because of this debate my departure from home was later than I like it to be. Because of this I sat in Atlanta’s shitty-ass morning commute traffic.

I cleared over two hours of podcast time (I listen at double-speed) from my backlog of podcasts on this morning’s commute. And, I stopped at Starbucks on Briarcliff/LaVista for a grande pumpkin-spice latte, aka “breakfast.”

Is There Anybody Out There?
I know that this blog has suffered, hell I’m constantly suffering. And I know that we all have been very busy little beavers (some of us more than others).

I miss y’all (Southern charm much?) and would like to know what’s going on in your realm.

Today’s Personal Project

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – wishing I had stayed home from work, glad to not be burning a sick day
Current Music – silence as I type this during a meeting
Website Of The Day – Great time to be a part of NASDAQ, only wish I were further invested.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 213 pounds (October 21)

Foot Mileage – ~10.1 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 27
Carnivorous Meals – 25

Marta Rides To Work – 5
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
  9. Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? — by Billy Crystal
  10. Unstuff Your Life!: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good — Andrew J. Mellen

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to Sickly

  1. Steve says:

    Back home after over a week of being Scottish, or helping others pretend to be Scottish. I’m completely wasted, slightly injured (a fall from a golf cart dump bed with a bad latch) and sore from working like a field hand.

    While Saturday was a bit damp, Sunday was a stunning day and helped make up for the smaller crowd in the rain. We had a great group of folks helping to put it all on and as the new grounds co-chair, I think we pulled it off pretty well. Only a few small mistakes which were only know to us and lots of compliments on a seamless transition between managements.

    Sorry you have the crud Paulie. Hope you feel better quickly.


  2. Martha says:

    I for one, still check every day at 9am, I’m a creature of habit. Unfortunately, if the blog isn’t posted there isn’t a guarantee I will make it back later in the day (or if I do, I know it will be too late for anyone to see it)…this has been happening a lot more recently, thanks to the crazy that is my job.

    Jerry watched The Office up until the very end, but I was bored with it years ago…I did end up watching some of the last few episodes, just because the TV was on.

    We are still waiting for construction to begin but I now know where we will be living. I made a final conformation with my boss and got the address. It’s only a one bed/one bath, but really not much smaller than my place. Plus it is just blocks from the Park, it’s going to be fun I think!

    Well whatever you have, I hope it isn’t what Andy’s had for the past month…good lord, he’s still laid up but I don’t think we well have to make any more trips to the hospital.

  3. bob says:

    Still reading, not posting as much because I’m pretty boring. Spending more family time than anything and riding my bike a lot.

    I have been racing cyclocross every weekend and looking forward to this weekend as there are races both Saturday and Sunday in Pooler GA (just outside of Savannah). I’ll be switching up my training soon from road to mountain as I am going to do the 34 mile option for the Snake Creek time trial series next year. Should be fun and a great challenge (if I survive).

    Looks like you had fun with the Raleigh clan, do you know if they are coming down for the holidays?

  4. Barb says:

    I’m curious about the last season of the Office, I only watched the final episode after not watching for years. I’ll have a few questions for you when you are done.

    Yippie Martha – you officially have a place to live while construction is happening.

  5. Good to hear Martha! Will that help your commute for a while as well?

    Bob, I am sure they will be down for Thanksgiving. I think they will be trying for Cheddarhead as well.

    Only a couple of handful of episodes to go, Barb. I’ll post here when I am done. 😉

  6. Ronnie aka Bill says:

    Hi Paul.
    We,re in Cancun for a week so all is GOOD here.
    Just one question, are you sure a Nuesslein? We have healthy genes and never go to the doctor. Just ask Mom. Get well and stay well, Damit!!!
    TTL. Over and out from Brother Ronnie.

  7. Mom and dad gave you all of the healthy genes, I got the aged leftovers.

    Have fun in Cancun. Happy anniversary (whenever the heck it is this month, the 25th?)

  8. Steve says:

    Ronnie got the good genes. Funny.

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