Slow start to the blogging year.
Change is underfoot. Since I failed to post yesterday I will declare my theme for 2014 today. I had two from which to choose:
- The Year of Living Dangerously
- The Year of Mobile Living
The former refers to the life-altering adventures I plan to take this year, the latter my desire to build a more mobile-enabled life for myself.
So I present to you…
“2014: The Year of Living Dangerously Mobile”.
It’s a work in progress.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn about local volunteering opportunities.
Volunteering can bring great benefits to your community, by providing help and services to those who can use it. But it can be a big help for you, too! Volunteering brings a sense of satisfaction, bolsters self-esteem, and can help you feel needed and valued. It also communicates to those around you that you care about the community in which you live. Finally, it allows you to learn new skills (or develop ones you already have) and meet new people.
I used to be quite the volunteer. Now, I’m a slacker.
“Oh Cheddarhead, Oh Cheddarhead” Or “Don’t Fence Me In”
An enormous gathering of hashers and non-hashers alike came together in Marietta to celebrate Cheddarhead XXV. You could tell the non-hashers from the hashers because the former were younger, cleaner, and wearing racist attire (I saw a “Hot Chocolate 15k” hoodie and a “Monday Night Brewing 10 Mile” t-shirt as well as a few others).
The pack ambled along I-75 until reaching the Wisconsin Beer Stop, and then around the neighborhood until the end (your keen scribe knew well of the ending house and took his gang of four on a shortcut to the end). My two hashing injuries both involve chain-link fencing — I scraped my left knee while walking over a downed fence, and I twisted my right knee contorting to go under a fence. I am suffering soreness, among other ailments mightily today.
I saw many-a-old hashing compadre yesterday, chatted about the old times, rekindled stories that seem to get more outrageous as the years pass.
The bowling gods were not on my side yesterday as I failed to summon the necessary skill to win the men’s division for a third time.
The driving gods weren’t on our side either as upon return to I-285 we (ITP-Reader Randy nor myself) weren’t paying attention and went West instead of East. Whoops! By the time we realized our error we were headed to Tucker via I-20. Good times. Good times.
ITP Flickr Pic
“Happy New Year”
Weird, Flickr has changed their embed HTML.
I just got pulled into a meeting for which I need to prepare.
Today’s Personal Project
Plan a better blog post for tomorrow. Changes here already, more on their way.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Recycling Resolutions: Almost half of us make the same New Year’s promises year after year. Guilty as charged.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – hashing/bowling
Morning Weigh-In – starts on Monday
TBD By Monday
2014 Goals: Measurable
TBD by Monday
2014 Goals: Unmeasurable
TBD by Monday
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2014