Did You Get The Number Of That Truck?

I played racquetball last night and I feel as if I’ve been hit by a truck today. I thought that this was supposed to get easier with time.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Take two minutes to wipe dust and fingerprints off your computer, phone, or TV screen.

Dust and fingerprints build up on monitors and touch screens, leaving a fine layer of grime that decreases the sharpness of the screen and contributes to glare. As a result, our eyes have to work harder to see what’s on the screen. Removing dust is one way to prevent the dry and fatigued eyes, blurred vision, or headaches that come with eyestrain.

Who the fuck touches their computer or TV screens? You people are disgusting! I do need to wipe my computer screen off because it unfortunately touches the keyboard when closed.

And before you perform this take two more minutes to understand how to do it properly lest you ruin your screen by scratching it.

Those Were The Days My Friend
I’m glad that the weather turned for the better on Saturday so that the East Atlanta Beer Fest participants could have a better time. Since it’s moved to Brownwood Park I can hear it from my house, and recall my days of youth.

Around 6pm Saturday I decided that I needed to get out of the house and have some human interaction (living alone sometimes does this to me). The “village” was crowded as I was leaving my house at the same time as the Beer Fest was shutting down, so I decided to drive. While unknown at the time my destination had to be a place where I could sit, have a beer, and read my iPad. I drove through Kirkwood and noticed all of the new and newly-owned places were packed (I think there was a BBQ festival going on in Kirkwood Saturday too), then past all of the places along Howard/College, and made my way to Decatur were my destination was Twain’s. Apparently Saturday was also Decatur Spring Fest, and Twain’s was charging a $5 cover charge (for charity). Since I had no interest in the festival I declined, turned around, left Twain’s, and headed home where I made myself a pasta dinner and never went out again.

Someone Else’s Flickr Pic
“I Don’t Think That’s The Way This Is Supposed To End”
I Don't Think That's The Way This Is Supposed To End
On Friday night I joined my boss and his two daughters for dinner at 57th Fighter Group. On Saturday there was an airshow and some of the participants were practicing. At one point we saw this plane fly low to the ground a few times and I joked that the pilot didn’t know how to land it. On its next pass the plane slowed to land, and then out of nowhere flipped over after doing so.

This is (obviously) not my photo, it’s one I stole from the story about the accident. The plane was beat up badly, but luckily I read that the pilot escaped almost unharmed.

Today’s Personal Project
Get some exercise. Hopefully this fog will clear, it’ll warm up a little, and I can go for a walk.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – aching
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – Have some books you want to convert to digital files? Send them to $1 Scan and they’ll do it for you. Don’t send them any book you want returned however, as after scanning the book they destroy it (it’s a legal thing)
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – Sunday = racquetball, ~90 minutes
Morning Weigh-In – I didn’t prepare my bike nor did I step on the scale this weekend.

Foot Mileage – ~11.2 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 3 (3 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 Did You Get The Number Of That Truck?

  1. Steve says:

    Already up and at ’em having breakfast with 10000 of my geek brothers.

    Racing was great all weekend long. Jens was in the break yesterday but it couldn’t stay away. Sir Brad Wiggins won the overall by a bit.

    Met the missus at SFO and took a cab to the Westin. The wrong Westin- but the right one was a 10t minute walk.


  2. Barb says:

    you didn’t take the BART?

  3. Steve says:

    I didn’t even think about it as an option. Had I known, I might have, but the Fed will be picking up the taxi.

  4. bob says:

    I wasn’t going to let the rain hold me down yesterday! Thanks again to all who donated to the ADA, I rode the Tour de Cure yesterday in less than perfect weather. Actually, it wasn’t that bad. We got rained on a couple times but once we rode further south the roads were dry and the sun even came out for a bit. With the wet roads at times it felt like sitting on the bike with a garden hose spraying in my face. We had a train of 7 riders rolling for the whole 65 miles. It was funny, at the first stop somebody said we are rolling at a 19 mph average, we need to slow down a bit. We said that at every stop and still came in at an 18.5 average. Great times and I felt really good, so good in fact that I rode my bike in to work today 🙂

    Anybody doing the ride of silence in Marietta? http://www.bikecobb.org/content/marietta-ride-silence-2014
    We will be there on the tandem, hope to see you all there too.

  5. Barb says:

    Didn’t even know about the ride of silence this year. Maybe. We did it last year, it was brutally hard to ride that slow, as they wanted us to stay in a group, and damn it, I don’t ride very fast.

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