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