I Zigged When I Should Have Zagged

Not my most stellar day ever.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Learn about recommended adult vaccines.

The immunizations you received as a child don’t protect you as an adult. Vaccines prevent serious diseases and also stop the spread of disease through your family and others around you. Reading up on the recommendations can help you find out about the vaccines you need based on your age, lifestyle, location, or other factors.

I was vaccinated against becoming an adult a long time ago.

Had I Known I Wouldn’t Be Able To Leave
I assumed I’d take the boss to the hospital, go up to the doctor’s office with him so that I could be briefed, and then be set free. I was planning to use the time twixt drop off and pick up to run some errands such as getting the Jackmobile’s emissions check, and going to the Apple Store to retrieve my repaired iPhone 5. But nooooooooo. I sat there fiddling with my iPhone until it was time to take the boss home.

Patient Cleared, Doctor Should Have Healed Himself
After swinging by the office to get my stuff I drove the boss back to his house. I hung out with him for awhile to make sure that he was okay before I took off.

I guess it was a mistake to watch an hour’s worth of “barbecue reality TV” (yes, they exist) on a fairly empty stomach because of doing the smart thing by doing some exercise I went to DBA Barbecue for dinner. Go damn was it good!

ITP Flickr Pic
What Happened To Grove Park?
When I was in the Atlanta Room of Smith’s Olde Bar the other night I saw this 1951 map of Atlanta hanging on their wall. I was struck by this fairly large part of town west of downtown called “Grove Park”. Though fairly prominent in 1951 I confess to having never heard of it in the nearly twenty years that I have lived in Atlanta.

Out Like A Light Even With The Lights On
In yesterday’s blog post I failed to whine about the fact that I slept poorly on Tuesday night, waking every hour or so. I guess that lack of quality sleep combined with a bellyful of barbecue conspired to knock me out super early last night.

I have no recollection of the time I originally fell asleep, with the lights on mind you, but I know that I awoke again at 10:30pm. At that time I took my second dose of medication (that seemingly is doing nothing for me) before falling asleep nearly immediately again.

Of course every early night-night I have is met with an early wakeup call. This morning I awoke shortly before 5am and have been on the go ever since.

My World Cup Prediction
Bosnia-Herzegovina will win it all. Wait, are telling me that they are not good? Because the guy in the office that got me to put $5 into our World Cup office pool told me that he was going to pick Bosnia-Herzegovina to win it all. Crap, I think he lied to me.

Today’s Personal Project
Get some exercise. The plan is to play racquetball with my boss who believes that he’ll be ready to play by tonight. I should have a Plan B in place just in case.

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – meh, not to thrilled with myself today
Current Music – listening to this week’s Coverville podcast
Website Of The Day – I hear this FIFA World Cup thing is a big deal.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – 216 pounds (2014-05-30)

Foot Mileage – ~3.8 miles
Wheel Mileage – ~33.0 miles
Gym Visits – 3 (3 cardio)

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

June Goals
– 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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3 Responses to I Zigged When I Should Have Zagged

  1. Just realized that it’s the Thursday of Atlanta Bike Festival week and I have not participated in any of the festivities.

  2. Steve says:

    I checked in late yesterday, only to say all went well and the doc said not to come back for 5 years, which reminds me to put that on the calendar…

    Except for a little waiting around yesterday, they run a pretty tight ship- only affected by the fact that one of their machines was down, so instead of 3, they were running 2. Good drugs, as I remember chatting with the staff, the doctor started a recording of some sort in which he read off my name and date of birth and said some of the details of why I was being examined, and the next thing I know Debbie is sitting next to me and they said to get dressed- an hour and 10 minutes had passed.

    Sad news in the cycling world- amateur division. There was a crash in a race at the track in Colo Springs Monday evening in which one rider died. Only 2 crashed and I don’t have any other details. Very sad, 51 y.o. married with kids.


  3. Pretty much the same story from my boss except I was not there in the recovery area (thankfully). When he was done I had to fetch my car and pick him up at the hospital entrance.

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