Demo Done

While not the best demonstration I’ve ever given things went okay yesterday. My biggest problem has been not being able to get the upstream data to make my app work, not to say that there aren’t any flaws in my code, because they are.

Next demo: Tuesday.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Do fifteen seal jacks: Clap your hands in front of your chest and jump to spread your feet wide.

Your bones may feel solid, but they’re always changing through a process called “bone remodeling.” Exercises that involve jumping improve the health of your bones by causing new bone to form. The remodeling process begins when your feet hit the ground on a jump and the force moves through your bones. When you do exercises to make new bone, you help to lessen your risk of osteoporosis.

Um probably not.

People, It’s Time To Know When To Say “When”
If you’ve ever seen me in meat-space you know I have no room to comment on people’s attire. Now beer consumption, that’s an entirely different matter.

Wednesday night’s Better Than Ezra concert at Variety Playhouse was a blast. The band knows that they are fortunate to still be playing to packed houses and interact well with the crowd. The played a great mix of their most popular songs, some ones that are on the upcoming album, and a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak” that they are practicing to play at the New Orleans Jazz Festival this year.

The drunks around me? Weeeeeeeeeeeell. There were the people who talked incessantly. There was the super-drunk girl (who I saw drink three 16-ounce PBRs, who know how many she had previously) who WOOOO’ed the entire concert, throwing her hands in the air like she just didn’t care, stumbled often (but to her credit only fell once), and hilariously tried to take photos and videos with her iPhone — I guess because even she knew there would be no other way she could remember the evening. And then there was the couple in my section who got into a fight; ah, nothing says “love” like hearing a woman yell at a man to “go FUCK yourself!” repeatedly.

Bonus Exercise!
“I guess we’ll have to walk to LA Fitness tonight.” said my boss. Apparently there was some sort of gas main break just inside the perimeter on Ashford/Dunwoody and traffic in the entire Perimeter Mall area was fucked up because of it. It doesn’t take much to fuck up traffic in the Perimeter Mall area.

So we walked, racquetball gear in hand, to and from LA Fitness; it’s a good thing the only bit of uphill is on the “to” portion because after ninety minutes of racquetball I was so worn out that all I could do once I got back to my car was drive to a bar and have one beer with dinner.

Who’s Working Again This Weekend?
I mentioned the next demo being Tuesday, right.

Well, I plan to take all of Saturday off and work on Sunday. I definitely need a full day of relaxation and have plans in place already. Tomorrow morning I’ll be meeting my photog friends at The Majestic for breakfast, heading over to the High Museum of Art, and then if all goes to plan meet another couple of friends for some afternoon drinking.

Today’s Personal Project
Walk to MARTA and ride it back to my car, get in my car and drive to Thinking Man’s Pub to meet up with friends.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – sore, glad the demo is over, not looking forward to working Sunday
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – All I know about iflixtv is that they advertise on MARTA, my mode of transportation today.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – MARTA
Exercise (b)Log – racquetball, ~90 minutes
Morning Weigh-In – Arg, I keep failing to jump on the scale

Foot Mileage – ~0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)

Marta Rides To Work – 1
Bike Rides To Work – 0

May Goals
– have European trip plans 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
– go away two of the weekends

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 Demo Done

  1. Steve says:

    Gald the demo wasn’t a flop.

    Let’s see… Debbie and friend made it to the outskirts of Savannah and delivered Satchmo the horse (funny coincidence, huh?) and returned without incident. I believe Debbie said she got “almost” 10 mpg!! woo. hoo.

    Finished cutting the grass and got my C compilier working on my laptop at home. I’ll be taking a fleet vehicle home today as I have to work in Birmingham Sunday morning. Something we used to set a timer for when we ran the network, the national team wants “boots on the ground” for. Yippee.

    And speaking of Birmingham, Terri (Sleazy Rider) is staying with us tonight and tomorrow and doing some sort of long run down our way.

    Have a great weekend!


  2. Barb says:

    So Steve, are you staying at Terri’s house while she stays at yours?

    Allan & I attempted a bike ride over to Kennesaw Mtn last night, I don’t know if my allergies are so bad that they are making me sick, or if I’m just getting sick. I’ve got some serious chest congestion & now a sore throat. I rode slower than hell, but survived the ride. Allan almost got attached by some very large turkeys while waiting for me at one intersection by the Mtn. We are heading back out to Arabia Mtn Path trail Saturday with Kat & John, hopefully I will feel better by then. Only 5 weeks until BRAG, I need to get some miles in.

    Trying to figure out where & how far to ride Sunday, I guess I need to see how bad I feel after Saturday’s ride first.

  3. Steve says:

    Funny Barb. I’m day trippin Sunday.

  4. Oh yeah, forgot to mention this….

    Long time ITP friends might remember the name “Sother Teague”. He is this week’s interviewee on the Alton Browncast (which hasn’t updated its website yet for some reason). I will be listening to the interview today, reminiscing about my glory years when I was Sother’s friend.

  5. Steve says:

    I remember Sother! Last we knew, he was cooking in New Orleans….

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