Blogger Holiday

Demo day and much to do. Time to make the doughnuts that make me a living.

It’s May 1, May Day, or as I like to call it, “The day on which I make sure to listen to Jonathan Coulton‘s ‘First of May'” (warning, NSFW).

Please talk amongst yourselves.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Stash a “safety snack” in your purse, backpack, or car for the next time you’re hungry on the go.

When hunger hits and you’re running errands or in the middle of another activity, wholesome snacks aren’t always available. The right snack can help you control your hunger, boost energy levels, and maintain good eating habits. Keeping a snack within reach helps you fend off the vending machine or convenience store.

I don’t know why the first thing I think of is beef jerky.

Today’s Personal Project
Play some racquetball to release the frustrations I’m experiencing.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – nervous
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – nothing today, too busy
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – Arg, I keep failing to jump on the scale

Foot Mileage – ~0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 5 (5 cardio)

Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0

April Goals
– 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

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

  1. “Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin
  2. “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon
  3. “Chaos: Making a New Science” by James Gleick
  4. “What’s So Funny?: My Hilarious Life” by Tim Conway

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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5 Responses to Blogger Holiday

  1. The early results are in: this is going to be brutal…

  2. Barb says:

    So, we’ve had 2 people quit recently & so my boss’s boss has decided he wants to have a phone call with all of the rest of us individually, to see what is wrong? (and we havven’t had much luck hiring decent people). I’m trying to figure out how to be candid without totally throwing people under the bus (like I’d really like to do). I’ve got 45 minutes to figure out what all I want to talk about.

  3. Steve says:

    A phone call? No face to face? Maybe that’s part of the problems is no one local is in control?

    Sorry the demo isn’t going well, Paulie.

    Debbie and a friend are delivering a horse to the wilds of Savannah. Hopefully, the rig will get better gas mileage than the 9 mpg the last trip.

    Is it Friday yet?


  4. bob says:

    I have been on calls like that Barb, you have to be really general and not name names. That can be a political nightmare.

    Paulie, good luck with the rest of the demo.

  5. Barb says:

    well – he gave me so much politcal bullshit, that I think he wants to know, but doesn’t really want to know, so it wasn’t too tough of a call after all. And – he’s way out in CA, my boss is here, but he is a terrible boss (great guy, but terrible boss, he just wants to be everyone’s friend).

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