Oh boy, partially-sleepless nights galore as I wake up with my mind racing about code that needs to be written. Unfortunately none of my work is going to net me a $2B purchase by The Facebooks. Once again I had a weird dream (without exercise even!). I am cursing myself for not remembering what the dream was about, in addition to not recording the lyrics and melody that popped into my head last night.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Set a timer for five minutes, grab a trash bag, and look for things to throw away or recycle.
When unnecessary items pile up here there, the result is a cluttered space, which can interfere with your day-to-day life and productivity. Taking a few minutes to cut the clutter makes it easier to find things and helps to reduce stress.
Huh, cleaning out your house — what a concept! I plan on tripling the time and doing it for fifteen minutes tonight because either tomorrow or Saturday I will be making a pitstop at Goodwill.
The Haves And The Have Nots
As I drove from Virginia Highland toward East Atlanta I saw that a (new) restaurant, Sweet Auburn Barbecue, has occupied the space vacated by Pura Vida. I hesitate to call the restaurant new since it’s been inside the Sweet Auburn Market for some time and they also have a food truck; but, I’ve never tried either of those so it’s new to me.
Originally I passed Sweet Auburn Barbecue because I didn’t react in time and as I drove toward Little Five Points I convinced myself that I should go to Fox Bros. Bar-b-q. As I drove down Elmira not finding any parking I gave up on my Fox Bros dream and back-tracked to Sweet Auburn.
I had the brisket plate with fries and Brussels sprouts w/bacon. With my food I drank a Monday Night Brewing Drafty Kilt (11.5 ounce? wtf?). My meal was $14.50 plus another $0.75 because I chose the Brussels sprouts, the beer was $5. When you factor in tax and tip the evening came out to what I’d normally spend elsewhere, which is a habit that I need to curb.
Would I go back? Perhaps.
Smacking The Blue Ball Again
(insert your own tasteless joke here)
Tonight my boss and I will be taking our reserved racquetball court and pounding the ball around for awhile. I am going to try not to ruin my workout with another expensive evening out, but you know that I am weak.
When I return from Austin I will also try to start supplementing these workouts with weight lifting and (real) bike riding.
It’s A Small Town After All
Speaking of my boss, apparently ITP-Reader Bob knows someone who dives at the Georgia Aquarium and she knows of my boss who dives there as well.
Today’s Personal Project
Start making a list of things I want to do while OTP next week.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – rushed
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Perhaps eating barbecue in Atlanta is a preamble for my trip to Austin next week where I know I’ll be tracking down the la Barbecue food truck while I am there.
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 – ~10.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 9 (9 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