With this weekend I end my optimistic attempts of using a “If you buy it, she will come” strategy. I have two tickets for tonight’s Neko Case concert at the Buckhead Theater — only one will be used. I have two tickets for at least one of the two Neutral Milk Hotel shows that I will be attending at The Tabernacle this weekend, I fully expected to find a companion for these.
Oh well, I tried.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Release muscle tension by gently rolling your shoulders five times, both forward and backward.
The shoulder roll is a simple exercise with big benefits. It’s particularly helpful if you sit in front of a computer or at a desk for long periods of time, as the movement releases muscle tension in your neck, back, throat, and shoulders. This in turn helps prevent muscle strain and stiffness. Shoulder rolls also increase range of motion in your shoulders and upper back, and can improve your posture and balance.
Even when I am standing (which doesn’t happen as much as it should) this is a beneficial movement.
Oh What A (Laundry) Night
Because of the shitty-ass traffic in the Perimeter Mall area (and I read that another 8,000 jobs are expected to be brought in by State Farm and AirWatch!) I sat around the office until nearly 6:30pm last night before fighting my fellow commuters on my way to the lavanderia.
Once I arrived at the lavanderia it was nearly “Nirvana Lavanderia” as there were but two other customers doing laundry on a Wednesday night. I washed and dried my loads as I read the Ars Technica review of OS X Mavericks and was done with my business around 9:00pm.
By the time I arrived home there was little time to do much more than put away my clean laundry, and perform some computer maintenance as I snacked on some High Road Craft Ice Cream. I am currently in possession of a pint of Roasted Caramel Banana.
OMFG it’s amazing!
If you like banana and caramel of course.
And In The Face Of Yesterday
I have decided to throw some caution into the wind and upgrade at least one of my two computers to OS X Mavericks this weekend. I have heard many good things about this operating system and want to jump on the bandwagon. Since my laptop is a little less “mission critical” I think that it is the one that I will deem to be the guinea pig.
Wish me luck.
Today’s Personal Project
Have fun at tonight’s Neko Case concert, even though I wasn’t able to get a date for it.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – all things considered, pretty good (still fighting the foot however)
Current Music – silence at the moment, but that’s about to change as I start playing some Neutral Milk Hotel in preparation for this weekend.
Website Of The Day – One of my favorite podcasts “99% Invisible” is running a Kickstarter campaign to go weekly. I will be picking my support level this morning.
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 – 31
Carnivorous Meals – 27
Marta Rides To Work – 5
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– 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
- 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
- Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys? — by Billy Crystal
- Unstuff Your Life!: Kick the Clutter Habit and Completely Organize Your Life for Good — Andrew J. Mellen