It’s Another Demo Friday

This time with the first app I started writing in February. I have to fix the things in the app created for customer “A” that I broke when I was told to switch my attentions to creating a similar app for customer “B”. I hope at some point things slow down a bit so I can turn each app from functioning to great.

Hence, today’s post will be another short one.

Today’s Daily Challenge
Stand with your hands on your hips, jump, and cross one foot in front of the other ten times.

The jumping in this challenge forces you to engage muscles in your backside, thighs, calves, and even abdomen. It also gets your heart rate up in a hurry, which gives you some quick energy. Finally, it brings a good balancing exercise to your day as you work to stay steady while landing your jumps.

Return To Racquetball
Due to yesterday’s unpleasant weather the boss and I went to LA Fitness and smacked a racquetball around for about 75 minutes. Each of us would have rather been out walking instead, and while I really didn’t have my “A” game yesterday it was beneficial for me to be moving (I would say “running” but I didn’t do as much of that as I needed) for over an hour.

We finished the night at Lucky’s Burger & Brew where we chatted up our favorite bartender, we each ate a plate of 50ร‚ยข wings, and watched first half of the Packers’ dismantling by the Seahawks.

I was home by 10:30pm and pretty much passed out on the bed by 11:00pm.

Reliving My Early Thirties
When I moved to Atlanta in 1995 I listened to a lot of local music thanks to 99x’ program “Locals Only.” One of the bands to which I was exposed and fell in love in was Athens’ Dayroom.

I had some of the best nights of my life back in the mid-to-late 1990s. I was young(er). I was in much better shape. And I even had the ability to get a woman to go out with me on occasion.

Dayroom split in 2000 (if memory serves me), but tonight they are returning for the first of two reunion shows — Atlanta tonight, Athens tomorrow — and I will be in attendance at Smith’s Olde Bar.

Wet Weekend Of Fun Ahead?
Tomorrow morning I’ll be headed to the Moreland Day Spa for one final Summer Slacker Series bike ride and barbecue. I also have a ticket for tomorrow night’s sold out John Hodgman show so I just may be a responsible citizen and drive back up to Atlanta for the show. I’d have to leave Moreland early enough to return home to drop off my bicycle before heading into downtown.

Sunday is currently an unplanned day. There may be laundry done. There may be football watched. There may be coding. Or if I really get a wild hair up my ass there may be house cleaning and purging performed. What will happen? Only The Shadow knows…

Today’s Personal Project
Get out of work early enough to run some errands (like stopping at REI to buy a new bicycle helmet since I finally discovered the crack that probably formed during the big bicycle wreck).

Stats & Goals
Current Mood – disgustingly fat, but otherwise okay
Current Music – silence at the moment
Website Of The Day – I recently discovered another crowd-funding site called Loudfund because the opening band last Saturday night von Grey is trying to fund a new record.
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Morning Weigh-In – checking tomorrow, know I won’t like what I see

Foot Mileage – 0.0 miles
Wheel Mileage – ~25.0 miles
Gym Visits – 1 (1 cardio)

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

September Goals
– clear out a room’s worth of things I no longer wish to own for the rest of my life
– hire a plumber to come in and fix the “small” repairs
– contact a realtor to make a hit list of things that need to change before the house can be listed

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 It’s Another Demo Friday

  1. steve says:

    A rough night… after dinner at a friends, we came home and went to bed. Debbie however, fought the worst migrain ever and at 0400, woke me and off to the ER we went. Within a few minutes, we were processed, IV’d and getting good drugs. Back home by 0600. I’ve been up since 10 but she is still asleep.

    Weather looks good for riding tomorrow- 25-30 is the plan…


  2. Barb says:

    Allan & I just need to get our “shit” together in the morning & we will head that way.
    We didn’t get anything todather last night, so I get to do it (or Allan will do it in the morning)
    I’m still working on Sharon to join us.

  3. steve says:

    Ask Allan to bring his hanger alignment tool please. And Sharon would certainly be welcome!!

  4. bob says:

    I really wish I could join you guys tomorrow but I have a cub scout leadership training class in the morning. Imagine that, me leading a bunch of cub scouts. They have no idea ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Barb says:

    Allan says its in the tool box – you are good to go.

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