One sign of a boring day is that the most interesting thing that happens to you is that you try a new laundromat. After turning over my tax paperwork to my tax preparer and before driving home to whip up a dinner consisting of a Velveeta “jambalaya dinner” mix I stopped into Medlock Laundromat to wash and dry my clothes. I didn’t have a large amount to wash so I felt okay trying this tiny laundromat tucked into the same strip as Melton’s App & Tap (which I surprisingly did not patronize) at that amazingly-awkward intersection. The washing machines at this laundromat were expensive (my three loads wound up costing me $10) and I was lucky to hit the laundromat as people were leaving otherwise getting dryers would have been an issue; I doubt that I will return to Medlock Laundromat.
The “plan” was to wash clothes and then go for a walk around Medlock Park. That plan fell through because of multiple reasons not the least were I wanted to cook something at home and I needed to do some coding work. I spent the rest of the night doing that.
Odds and Ends: Yesterday I noticed that it looks as if Last Chance Thrift Store has gone belly up. Part of the Wal*Mart clean out? Also, I may still be fat but my weight has been helped some by the closing of the Chinese buffet that used to be on Scott Boulevard and was one of our old Federal Holiday lunch meet up restaurants.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Sit up straight in a chair, extend your legs, cross right leg over left, switch sides, and repeat.
It takes a lot of different muscle groups to make this scissor move successful! The leg motion requires you to engage muscles in both your inner and outer thighs. The move also calls on your core (can you feel those abdominal muscles working hard as you scissor your legs?). A strong core helps with everyday activities like bending or twisting and can help prevent back pain.
As I write this blog post I am sitting leaned way back in an office chair with my feet on my desk.
Schooled On Twitter
Another highlight of the night was Apple’s releasing of Xcode 5.1 and iOS 7.1 (see, I told you it was a boring day). Attempting to download iOS 7.1 to my iPhone failed miserably (probably due to volume) but I had no troubles downloading Xcode 5.1. The first launch of Xcode confused me because I saw no mention of iOS 7.1 and when I tweeted this curiosity I was promptly schooled by another user. No matter how much you think you know about a topic there is usually someone out there who knows more.
ITP Flickr Pic
I suppose another highlight of the evening was finding this photo that I took on Saturday and forgot to post yesterday.
“Not A Bad Way To Spend A Saturday”
Obviously I took this while on the VIP brewery tour of Three Taverns Brewery and if you look closely you can see the Jackmobile’s ass in the background.
If All Goes To Plan The Busiest Part Of My Social Week Begins Tonight
Because the iOS Developers Meetup has shifted to the second Tuesday of the month (from the third) the likelihood that this meet up will occur on the same week as the CocoaHeads Atlanta Meetup (which is on the second Thursday) has increased dramatically. It is happening this week.
Throw in tomorrow night’s Brave Combo concert at Smith’s Olde Bar and I have three nights of activities planned. Somehow I need to find ways to exercise and put in extra work hours? Yeesh!
Oddly I’ve yet to schedule anything for Friday and Saturday nights.
Speaking of scheduling, I am so on the fence of what to plan for March 22-24 weekend because there is so much going on — camping with Black Sheep, camping with ITP-Readers, Georgia Craft Beer Festival. Of course I could also work on my house, or if the weather is nice get some exercise. Oh well, this is a problem I can solve later.
Today’s Personal Project
Get out of work early enough to go to tonight’s iOS Developers meet up. I don’t have a good feeling about being able to pull this off today.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – okay, wish I could just get my body to stop hurting (in the bad way, I’m okay with the lingering soreness from Sunday’s racquetball).
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Ever wonder what happens to shopping malls when they lose their usefulness? The folks at Dead Malls have.
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 – 3 (3 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