Follow Up

Most of today’s topics are follow ups to previously-discussed items. Remember, you’ve paid nothing but your precious time to be here. 🙂

Today’s Daily Challenge
Take 5 minutes to tuck loose electrical cords behind furniture in your office or a room at home.

Most trips and falls are due to a hazard, age-related issues, or health conditions – not clumsiness or lack of attention. You can prevent injuries by removing hazards, like loose cords, that could cause you or someone you know to trip and fall.

Normally I would scoff at the thought that I’d even have loose electrical cords, but I have to admit I’ve been a bit lazy of late so I can accomplish this tonight if I so desire.

More Unexpected Exercise
As I mentioned yesterday I was planning to go to the monthly meet up of Atlanta iOS developers. Since this meet up takes place in midtown (in the office of Hypepotamus) I would have had to leave the office fairly early to avoid the inevitable shitty afternoon traffic. Since I couldn’t get out of the office fairly early I used the workout clothes that I had packed yesterday morning and went out for a 5.6 mile walk around the Dunwoody / Sandy Springs area.

Traffic was so bad last night that while walking I passed a coworker who was in his car trying to drive to the Tuesday night Silver Lake ride that starts in Vinings three times as he inched along.

When I joked about the lack of a “SV” (Scenic View) in front of my house for Monday night’s hash I had no idea that the trail went down my street and literally past my house! It wasn’t until I drove home last night that I saw the flour blobs on the road. I bet that it’s been so long since I hashed that the hares have no clue who “Wee Little Bit” is. I should rectify this soon.

In my mailbox last night was a box. Not having ordered anything, which would be sent to the office had I done so, I was curious about this delivery. The box was from Schick (or was it from Gillette?), who make a line of razors and contained a free razor.

This delivery arrived about one week after the arrival of my shaving kit from Harry’s.


Interesting-To-Me Side Note: It appears that Schick is owned by Energizer.

Theatrically Yours
I just purchased a single ticket for the June 28th evening performance of “C.S. Lewis Onstage” at Theatrical Outfit. Additionally, I will be mailing out my 2014-2015 season subscription renewal for that theater today.

Today’s Personal Project
This is the one time I will openly admit ahead of time that I am going to do something that will be detrimental to my waistline; tonight I am going to try and make it to DBA Barbecue in VaHi while they are still offering their “All you can eat wings/pork/ribs for $15” Wednesday night special. I promise that I won’t blog about how fat I am tomorrow. 😉

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fat, ready to get fatter
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – If you recognize the name HENSE it’s probably because you’ve his large graffiti tags around town. HENSE, aka Alex Brewer, is trying to employ his artistic skills in a more legal fashion these days.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – walking, ~5.6 miles
Morning Weigh-In – I’m afraid to jump on the scale, it may break

Foot Mileage – ~11.2 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 2 (2 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

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5 Responses to Follow Up

  1. Steve says:

    What a long day yesterday. 2 hour transfer to get to the start, 5 hours of racing, then another 2 hour drive to our hotel. A nice dinner on the water in Monterey made it all better. Today we roll down the PCH, so it will be a beautiful stage.

    We got bad news yesterday. Debbie’s dad is in the hospital in Griffin. Seeing a cardiologist this morning, as his heart rate was very low. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.


  2. Barb says:

    Steve & Debbie- that isn’t good. My dad just went thru something similar (I think, it is second hand info from my mom). They went in to put in 1 stent, and ended up with 3 stents, realizing a quarter of his heart wasn’t working properly. So, hopefully they will figure it out quick.

    And – total insanity here – I really, really need to look for a new job. I just got screwed over, the boss is quitting, the big boss is here, and in trying to figure out what to do, they have decided to sort of “promote” 2 other girls in this office. One who is fairly worthless & who had threatened to quit, actually gave her notice. I told the big boss he is just appeasing her & it is a terrible decision. I guess time will tell, and hopefully I won’t be here to see it all happen.

  3. Best wish to all.

    Working hard here, not pressured as I have been recently but taking my code in a different direction…

  4. Steve says:

    They are talking about a pacemaker, but he doesn’t do well with anesthesia!. So far, no sign of the cardiologist.

    Barb, Norfolk Southern operations center is across from Colony Square and there is UPS Universal HQ.

  5. Barb says:

    Steve – I’ve thought about the NS, but do I want to drive to midtown every day? I might……. UPS is over near Perimeter I think…….. another fun drive.

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