I have many tasks on my plate, some of which are time critical as well, most of which are not being addressed. I blame no one but myself and need to figure out a way to carve out time each day to work on these issues. Many of these issues would not even exist had I not made poor decisions along the way like creating my own LLC. Which reminds me to start getting things going so I can escape the boundaries of the City of Atlanta as soon as possible.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Brush your tongue when you brush your teeth today.
Teeth and gums aren’t the only places in your mouth that collect food particles over the course of the day! Nope, your tongue is also a willing host of icky debris. Brushing your tongue helps to banish bacteria, and this can prevent decay in nearby teeth. A tidy tongue also helps put the brakes on bad breath.
I remembered reading this yesterday, so I did so this morning. 😀
Traffic Seems Bearable, Is School Out For Spring Break?
I left the office a little after 7:00pm last night and traffic was so “green” that I decided to skip eating dinner in the work neighborhood and drive directly home. While I didn’t clock the drive I was certainly home in less than an hour.
Because of this good fortune I also decided to whip up a bachelor’s dinner of bread, frozen meatballs, pasta sauce from a jar, and parmesan cheese from a canister; call it a “meatball sub without the sub roll.” I’m trying to eat some of the bread that I baked Sunday before it’s so dry that its best use would be for croutons or meatloaf filler. Oooh, meatloaf, I haven’t made one of those in some time…
You’d think an early night at home would afford me the time to sit and watch a little television (either actual television or something streamed over the internets). You’d be wrong. Once I was done wolfing down my meatballs mounded on bread it was back to the computer to attempt to solve some more of my work issues before falling asleep some time around 10:00pm. I keep trying to convince myself that all of this extra work, which involves teaching myself new iOS skills, will “pay off” some day. I hope that I am right.
I Guess I’ll Have To Show Up In Person?
A couple of weeks ago my medical insurance company mailed me a letter informing me that they would not be covering one of the procedures performed by the physical therapist I saw last summer. Ugh. Yesterday I decided to call the PT and discuss the matter with them, the only problem is that I cannot recall the name of the place that performed the physical therapy. I searched the paper from the health insurance company, they did not identify them (just imagine if I had been going to two or more PTs at the same time!). I searched through my calendar, but for all my appointments I put “Physical Therapy with Jessica” and never identified the company for which Jessica worked.
Maybe I’ll treat myself to lunch out today and pay them a visit in person…
More Battery Shortage
Perhaps the only thing I really dislike about the Jambox bluetooth speaker that I purchased a handful of months ago is its battery life, more specifically the way its battery dies almost instantaneously after announcing that it has “less than 1/4 full” battery life remaining. This behavior exhibited itself this morning on my commute in and I was left to attempting to listen to the radio (unlistenable) and spend some quiet time driving. I was hoping the latter would inspire some coding creativity, but alas it did note.
I don’t know if you are familiar with the band Shearwater but they are performing at The EARL tonight and I will be in attendance (this probably means that I’ll be very sleepy tomorrow). I’ve seen Shearwater perform a few times (I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them more than once) and am looking forward to this performance even though I am unfamiliar with anything that they have released recently.
Today’s Personal Project
Complete, Xerox, and mail off Sharpened Stone’s LLC paperwork to the City of Atlanta.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh
Current Music – silence
Website Of The Day – Craft beer is a big business, don’t believe me, believe this infographic from Online Business Degree.
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 – 5 (5 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