With the 4th of July being tomorrow I think that I’m going to give myself a day off from blogging. The next three days will be filled with yard work, trip preparation, and hopefully bicycle riding. Oh, and beer drinking. I’ll probably wind up trying to write a bunch of code as well. Now that I’ve typed this it hardly seems that I’m going to be lazy at all.
Today’s Daily Challenge
Walk your hands up a wall until they’re above your head and hold for fifteen seconds.
When you’re reaching for something on a high shelf or doing work around the house, you may feel tightness or soreness in your upper body. Stretching your arms and shoulders can give you more freedom of movement by boosting your flexibility.
Should have saved the “Walk This Way” photo for today.
Racquetball + One Beer = Good Sleep?
The boss and I smacked the racquetball around heartily for about ninety minutes last night. In looking for a “different” place to go drink, or more accurately somewhere we’ve not been recently, we wound up at Firebird (huh, seems as if they’ve dropped their website). We’ve been to Firebird many times, it’s not far from work and they have a good selection of beer — until last night.
“We are out of all IPAs today. We had a really busy day yesterday.” was the answer we got when we tried to order beer.
I was all set to leave and go elsewhere but the boss wasn’t up for a change so we stayed.
With my overly-dressed Caesar Salad I had one large Warsteiner Premium Dunkel. The beer was fine, though not really to my liking, but it served the purpose of limiting my drinking because I certainly didn’t want a second.
I made it home some time around 9:30pm last night and promptly passed out and slept nearly the entire evening. So much for getting things done.
ITP Flickr Pic
“Name That Tree”
If you guessed Catalpa give yourself a point. Many thanks to ITP-Reader John for providing the information to me.
Every time I pass this tree I wish that these beans were edible for humans; for some reason they look so good to me.
Gonna Get Fucked Up On Sunday
On Sunday night I will be visiting a new-to-me music venue in Atlanta called Mammal Gallery for the Fucked Up show. I’ve seen this Canadian band once before at Drunken Unicorn and as now remember was supposed to have seen them again at The EARL but was stopped at my door by an adorable kitten that refused to leave my property.
Today’s Personal Project
Relax a Red Brick Brewing for a while and then start being lazy.
Stats & Goals
Current Mood – fair, not digging the things that are going on with me
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I think Craftsy offers some interesting video tutorials, I only wish that they did so at a cheaper rate.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – racquetball, ~90 minutes
Morning Weigh-In – 217 pounds (2014-06-14), need to recheck tomorrow
Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)
Marta Rides To Work – 0
Bike Rides To Work – 0
– be prepared for, and have fun on my European vacation
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