And not in a nice, Florida Gator way. Work is really getting to me. After leaving the office at 7pm and getting stuck in shitty-ass traffic I wound my way home via Virginia-Highland. I was startled to see some hashers standing outside of George’s until I realized that it was Wednesday night. Had I not made a pact with myself to cook at home, and had I not had even more work to do after I ate a late dinner I would have parked the car and seen who remained inside of George’s.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Add one veggie from the brassica family, such as broccoli, kale, or cabbage, to your grocery list.
You can’t beat veggies from the brassica family! They contain phytochemicals, which are believed to lessen the risk of some cancers. These veggies are also an excellent source of vitamins C, E, and K. Finally, they provide a healthy dose of fiber, which helps you feel full and promotes good digestion.
I’m not big on broccoli nor kale, but I do like cabbages. I wonder if Brussels sprouts fall into this family?
What’s That Racquet?
A few nights ago I dug out my old bag of racquetball equipment (did you know that when I used to play regularly — in the mid/late 1990s that I wore medium shorts?) to prepare to knock the blue ball around a bit with my boss tonight after work. It will be interesting to find out which muscle groups I’ve been ignoring for far too long.
Today’s Personal Project
Get out of work at a decent time and exercise, which shouldn’t be too hard since I have a racquetball date with the boss at 6pm.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – harried
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – I should have picked Cartlanta (an admittedly dumb marketing name) as my pick Tuesday when the City of Atlanta picks up recycling from my street..
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – Arg, I keep forgetting to jump on the scale
Foot Mileage – ~3.9 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 0 (0 cardio)
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– have Austin CocoaConf trip plans in place (new)
– exercise no fewer than twenty days (new)
– ride my bike no fewer than five times (new)
– have European trip plans in place, if not carved in stone
– clean my basement to the point where I could have people over
– hire a plumber to fix all of the sinks at the ITP Estate
– walk no fewer than 75 miles
– publish an app to the iOS AppStore
2014 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
– 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
– Sell the ITP Estate (tentative)
2014 Goals: Unmeasurable
– Continue to 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)
Books I’ve Read/Heard In 2014
- “Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin
- “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon