I left the office “early” yesterday (~4:30pm) and MARTA was packed like sardines on the ride toward home. Argh!
From the MARTA station I drove back to East Atlanta, and then drove around trying to decide where I was going to eat dinner. As I was driving through one of the parking lots some woman entered the lot going the wrong way and took umbrage when I pointed her to move-the-fuck-over so that we could pass like two ships in the dusk. She then yelled at me as we passed. Double argh!
Oh, I wound up at Tomatillos where I ate a brisket burrito, some chips and salsa, and a Coke. Related: I need to eat less food and stop drinking anything other than coffee, water, and the occasional beer for awhile.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Share one free or low-cost activity in your community that you enjoy doing.
Having fun is an important part of well-being, but entertainment can be expensive. Many communities have different types of free or low-cost events and activities, but sometimes we don’t think to pursue them or forget they are available for us to enjoy. By sharing how you get in on free fun, you may inspire someone to seek out something similar in their city or town. And you might pick up some good ideas for your next outing!
Ride MARTA! Oh wait, it’s something that I’m supposed to enjoy doing. 🙂
Here are three (and may depend on what you consider to be “low cost”):
- Visit the High Museum of Art. I’m not exactly sure what the cost of entry is (I am a long time member/supporter) but it’s a great way to spend a morning or afternoon, especially if you are a loner like me.
- Riding on the BeltLine. Okay, confession time…. I have actually done this more than once yet, but next year I am recommitting myself to bicycle riding and if I am still living anywhere near the BeltLine I will do this often.
- Awhile ago I heard of this thing called “hashing”… LOL
What says you?
Squirrel Scratch Fever
I need to hire a professional to rid my attic of the critters and then patch up all of the places that they are entering.
I need to hire other professionals (plumbers, tree maintenance/removers, carpenters, electricians, oh my!) as well.
Or, need to cut and run on this house. This option is starting to sound so much better these days…
I have also found out that playing a radio loudly in the attic, even on Power 96.1 which plays the same four songs repeatedly ad nauseam, doesn’t convince the critters to move on.
Someone (Or Something) Took My Skeleton!
Remember that rat skeleton photo I posted a couple of weeks ago? Well as I sat in bed last night I realized that I didn’t recall seeing it outside when I went looking for squirrels on the roof yesterday. That means that someone, or something, has absconded with it!
I say “someone” because I did notice that my back fence was left open one day and really, what sort of some “thing” is going to take a rat skeleton — tail and all?
However, it wasn’t like the skeleton was visible from anywhere except my deck, and my deck is a second-story deck with no stairs (not that mattered to the motherfuckers who broke in a few years ago).
Something is very strange…
Oooh, maybe the guys who cleaned my roof also cleaned me out of my skeleton!
Today’s Personal Project
Still need to clean out that filing cabinet. I was sidetracked yesterday by the critters.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – doing the best with what I have
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – You have to be 100% Mac (Developer) Nerd to appreciate today’s pick — Carpe Aqua. Whaaaat? Have you met me?
Mode Of Transportation To Work – MARTA
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 – 38
Carnivorous Meals – 32
Marta Rides To Work – 7
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