If it were a date I’d know exactly what to expect next — either not to call her back, or a gentle decline when I suggest going out again. But it wasn’t a date, it was something in which I am not familiar with failure, but yet, I am bracing for the worst. Don’t ask.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Write an imaginary movie poster about something you hope to achieve in the next twelve months.
Sometimes it’s easy to get overwhelmed when thinking about our goals, and writing them out in such a simple way forces you to tighten your focus and pick the most descriptive words to explain your plan. Making yourself the star of the show also puts you front and center – just where you belong for this challenge.
The title would be “Changed For The Better.” I’m still working on a plot summary that won’t make you toss your oatmeal.
At Least One Of Us Doesn’t Understand Meatloaf
And I’m starting to think that it’s me.
Shouldn’t a slice of meatloaf be different than a hamburger?
Yesterday I ate lunch at Sun In My Belly and ordered the meatloaf sandwich. What was presented to me was essentially a hamburger with cheese and spreads served on cheesy focaccia.
On certain days the office cafeteria makes meatloaf and that winds up being a huge chunk of beef with some tomato-based sauce atop of it.
Shouldn’t meatloaf contain other things? Onions? Carrots? Breadcrumbs? And be more complex in flavor than a hamburger?
What am I missing here?
Want To Rule The World?
Be a female at a nerd gathering.
I had an okay time at the event, though admittedly I put myself in a situation in which I rarely succeed — I went to the event alone, didn’t know anyone at the event, and didn’t feel comfortable interjecting myself into others’ conversations. However, while sitting at a table alone a couple of guys came up and sat with me and we talked, at least until I needed a beer and left the table. I exited the event around 8pm seeking something other than beer for my stomach.
Dinner was two slices of pizza at Grand Central East in my ‘hood.
Oh, this is one of ITP-Readers Lisa’s and Randy’s sons at LEAF a few weekends ago. He’s finally got the knack of flipping while attached to the bungie cords.
Battening Down My Hatches!
As if yesterday’s meetup didn’t make me feel insignificant enough, today I’m headed into a day-long workshop on a topic that I meant to prepare for (Core Audio), but never put in the time.
Tomorrow and Saturday will be days of multiple hour-long sessions in which I am certain that I will learn quite a bit.
On Sunday I might be ready to rest.
Today’s Personal Project
Figure out how to change my life over the next twelve months.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – like I’m a loser
Current Music – listening to some KEXP “Music That Matters” podcast
Website Of The Day – Though I already have something planned for earlier that evening I’m hoping on attending The Happenstance at The EARL on December 7th.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – n/a
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 214 pounds (November 11)
Foot Mileage – ~7.5 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 14
Carnivorous Meals – 21
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, an animal ridder, and a tree person to work on the ITP Estate
– dissolve Sharpened Stone, LLC
– follow up on some critical life details
– 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