Quest-ionable Decisions

Sitting at the office and wandering at 5:00pm traffic I made a series quick, and potentially questionable decisions.

The one good decision I made was to do all of the following on foot.

I walked to Goodwill to find an ugly Christmas sweater. Nope.
I stopped into The Vitamin Shoppe to find the fish oil recommended by my optometrist. Nope.
I walked to Target to find an ugly Christmas sweater / shirt. Nope.
I stopped into Ross to find an ugly Christmas sweater. Nope.
I walked to Taco Mac to drink a beer and eat dinner to wait out traffic. Yep.
I then walked back to my car and drove home.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Lie on your back with your knees bent, roll your knees to one side, hold for five seconds; switch.

The lower back is a common place for aches and pains, especially for people who spend a portion of their day sitting in a chair. This challenge provides a gentle stretch to the muscles and can ease tension.

Sidetracked Last Night
I had a lot of (personal) work to do last night. Unfortunately most of that got sidetracked by computer maintenance (software updates) and backups.

Sidetracked This Morning
I just got sidetracked for a good thirty minutes, so now it’s time for me to go. I’ll be back tomorrow, blogging from home as the painters get underway.

Today’s Personal Project
Not get sidetracked again.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I have nothing today, and it’s already late…
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 213 pounds (December 15)

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

Days Of Bed-Making – 0

Vegetarian Meals – 18.5
Carnivorous Meals – 26.5

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

December Goals
– 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

  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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13 Responses to Quest-ionable Decisions

  1. Martha says:

    I love that stretch! Give it a try.

    I got word today from the contractor, they are digging the new foundation today! I can’t believe it, I just want to take the day off and go see for myself. Guess where I’ll be headed right after work.

    Last night I got the majority of my christmas cards filled out, I’m really surprised that I don’t have a spreadsheet or at least a list somewhere, over half the time was spent searching for address. I really need to remedy that situation.

    I also started gathering (and entering into Turbo Tax) my tax stuff for 2013. I’ll be ready to hit the ground running after the first of the year.

  2. Barb says:

    Sweaters will be tough to find at the thrift stores at this late point in the game, I can’t believe you couldn’t find some stupid t-shirt at Target though. its no biggie if you don’t wear one.

    the crazy man I live with is all worked up over getting the yard ready for Cheddarhead, he spread a huge pile of tree mulch all over the back yard yesterday & today got a big load of gravel/rocks delivered. After seeing other yards destroyed when it rains, he wants to be ready. This will guarantee that it won’t rain of course. He is going to kill himself. And, we still have a big pile of tree mulch in the front yard to spread. (that isn’t urgent, the hash won’t be in the front yard)

  3. Damn hipsters have ruined everything! 🙂

    I’m mega-frustrated at the moment. Get ready for me to declare 2014 as the year I start over.

  4. Steve says:

    I have begun my Christmas vacation.. by getting sick. At least by letting what has been hanging around for a week take over- I got up about 2 when I couldn’t stop coughing and went to bed upstairs. Rolled around about an hour and then finally found some cough syrup. A couple shots of that and I was out like a light until 09:30.

    Now for some chores before the new resident of JEFDSDR arrives. Fixing a little fence is the first order of business. Apparently, the delivery might be in the wee small hours tomorrow, so it might be an adventure. Oh. Joy.

    And don’t forget, tomorrow is 3rd Wednesday!


  5. bob says:

    Ah crap, I need to go out today and get a sweater! I may even run up to the new Goodwill in Cumming to see if there are any good pickings.

    Barb, easy fix for the large pile of mulch. At the on-in everybody must spread a half a wheelbarrow load of mulch before they get beer, problem solved! 🙂

  6. Barb says:

    Bob – that’s a great idea, but you know Allan, it wouldn’t get done right…

    Not sure if I can get to George’s tomorrow, Allan is working, Sal is working, so I have no one to carpool with. Plus, my parents get here Thursday night, need to get a few things ready for them.

  7. As you will read again tomorrow I’ll be attending the Horizon Theatre‘s performance of “The Santaland Diaries” tomorrow night.

  8. Steve says:

    You guys are always so busy. Fence fixed. The tree is still down, but I might tackle that after lunch- which is where I am now.

  9. Kevin says:

    Speaking of holiday apparel: where’s a good place Intown to get a Santa hat? I’m doing the Cabbagetown Jingle Jog Thursday and seem to have lost my beloved Santa hat in all the moves.

    And Paulie: when we gonna booze at Six Feet again? That was good times.

    And Martha, spoiler alert: it’s going to be some big linear holes in the ground. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

  10. You could probably score a Santa hat at one of the big box stores (Target, WalMart) though I haven’t bought one in years so I’m not sure.

    I’m always up for Six Feet Under, I just need a little head’s up to keep the date open. I think that I just double-booked myself for tomorrow night — and that’s not considering third Wednesday.

  11. Barb says:

    Kroger & Publix probably have Santa hate too…..

  12. Kroger & Publix probably have Santa hate too…..

    Freudian slip Barb? LOL!

  13. Jenka says:

    Dammit, if the timing had been better I would’ve joined you for “The Santaland Diaries,” I *love* that story. Unfortunately I have other plans. Boo!

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