Early afternoon yesterday I was feeling outstanding, however decline occurred as the night went on and I’m back to suffering today. Today I have a runny nose and a cloudy head.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Admire a piece of art, either in person, in a book, or online.
As we hurry our way through life, it’s important to slow down and pay attention to beautiful things around us. The ability to appreciate and be moved by art is a uniquely human trait, and something we often take for granted! And looking at art has been shown to have a positive effect on emotions and lessen anxiety.
I’d point you to Inside The Perimeter’s Flickr stream, but you’ve probably read this space long enough to know that there hasn’t been much “art” posted there in some time.
What’s In Your Wallet
Yesterday I received my new wallet from Atlanta’s Plywood People, an organization I heard about recently.
Unfortunately I didn’t read the specifications of the wallet well enough as there was no way that the current contents of my wallet would fit into this new one.
What’s in my wallet?
- Driver’s license
- Auto Insurance card
- AAA Membership card
- Breeze card
- Work ID
- American Express
- Transportation Savings Account Debit card
- Health Savings Account Debit card
- Health Insurance card
- Taco Mac Passport card
- $500 in cash, margin of error 100%
Condomno one would believe me, and besides it would’ve expired by now
That’s a lot of stuff, never mind the occasional inclusion of my High Museum Membership Card as well as an untold amount of credit card receipts.
ITP Flickr Pic
I opened this ancient MacBook (Early 2008) during a meeting yesterday afternoon and it immediately shut down. “Huh, I didn’t think I was that low on battery.” I thought.
I took the MacBook back to my desk and plugged it in, only to see that the battery was at 0% and there was a “Service Battery” warning appearing.
For those who’ve not encountered this before, “Service Battery” is a euphemism for “Your battery is on its last legs, you may want to start scrounging up $120 now.”
After letting the battery charge again fully, something the white MacBook’s battery stopped doing earlier this year, prodding me to sell it, I closed the lid and went home.
This morning the battery “still had” 89% charge left, and for some reason when I plugged it in to charge it back to 100% there was no “Service Battery” warning.
I’m skeptical, though happy.
Today’s Personal Project
Get better, part 2
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – If you are looking to admire “art” spend some time poking around the vast archives of the Digital Public Library of America.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – ??? pounds (December 2)
Foot Mileage – ~0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Days Of Bed-Making – 0
Vegetarian Meals – 7
Carnivorous Meals – 5
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
- clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
- hire a plumber, and a painter 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