Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: swollen left elbow, sore right shoulder, sore lower back

Current reading: Stack Overflow

Recent listening: Waking Up with Sam Harris, The Accidental Tech Podcast, Radiolab, This American Life, WTF with Marc Maron

Recent viewing: Saturday Night Live, The Looming Tower, The Last Man on Earth, Scandal, Billions, Homeland, Lost in Space, Transparent, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Wakefield, Black Panther, The Slo Mo Show

Recent playing: starman

Recently accomplished: Took Butters to the vet, 30 miles a week riding, bought and returned rain jacket, bought new sandals, removed cherry tree

Imperative To Do: 100 miles/week riding, Dad’s Day at Depauw, plant grass in bare spots, revisit financial aid for 2018, compost, fix desk speakers

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: slightly sore left elbow and shoulder

Current reading: Getting Things Done by David Allen

Recent listening: Waking Up with Sam Harris, The Accidental Tech Podcast, Radiolab, This American Life

Recent viewing: Saturday Night Live, The Frankenstein Chronicles, The Looming Tower, The Last Man on Earth, Jessica Jones (Season 2), Scandal, The Naked Truth (Season 1), Godless

Recent playing: n/a

Recently accomplished: Got a job (4 month contract), bike riding to work, replaced dishwasher, completed physical therapy for dislocated elbow

Imperative To Do: Take Butters to the vet, 100 miles/week riding, lower grade to 8 inches, reduce CPAP leakage

Daily Habit Goals, March

Time Action
06:00 Wake
06:15 Get out of bed
Clean bite guard
Blood sugar
06:30 Make coffee
Kitchen chores while waiting
Make/eat peanut butter toast (15g carbs)
Medications
Meditation
7:00 Ride to work
8:00 Work
12:30 Lunch (60g carbs)
13:00 Work
17:00 Ride home
18:30 Dinner (60g carbs)
21:00 Free time for…
…Music
…Chores
…Reading books
…TV
21:15 Brush teeth
Bite guard
Bed

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: sore throat, congestion, general physical malaise

Current reading: The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller, Getting Things Done by David Allen

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, Waking Up with Sam Harris

Recent viewing: Humans, Saturday Night Live, The Last Man in the World, United Shades of America, Kobe Bryant’s Muse, Bright, Black Mirror (season 3), Chasing Trane, Dave Chappelle, Rick and Morty

Recent playing: n/a

Recently accomplished: Garage organization/cleaning, rideshare driving

Imperative To Do: Get a job, 100 miles/week riding, lower grade to 8 inches, reduce CPAP leakage, resume iOS training

Daily habit goals, January (again)

Time Action
06:00 Wake
06:30 Get out of bed
Clean bite guard
Blood sugar
06:45 Drive for Uber/Lyft
08:30 Return home
Make coffee
Kitchen chores while waiting
Make/eat peanut butter toast (15g carbs)
09:00 Apply for jobs/career development
Medications with second cup of coffee
12:30 Lunch (60g carbs)
13:00 iOS developer training
14:00 Bike ride (10 miles minimum)
15:30 Meditation
16:00 iOS developer training
17:30 Dinner (60g carbs)
Drive for Uber/Lyft
21:15 Brush teeth
Bite guard
Bed

Daily habit goals, January

Time Action
07:00 Wake
08:00 Get out of bed
Clean bite guard
Blood sugar
Make coffee
Kitchen chores while waiting
Make/eat peanut butter toast (15g carbs)
08:30 Apply for jobs/career development
Medications with second cup of coffee
09:30 Drive for Uber/Lyft
12:30 Lunch (60g carbs)
13:00 iOS developer training
14:00 Bike ride (10 miles minimum)
15:30 Meditation
16:00 iOS developer training
17:30 Dinner (60g carbs)
Drive for Uber/Lyft
21:00 Free time for…
…Music
…Chores
…Reading books
…TV
22:15 Brush teeth
Bite guard
Bed

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: lower back soreness, sciatica (left hip), sore knees when biking sometimes

Current reading: The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, Coverville, Radiolab, The Woj Pod, Robot or Not?, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

Recent viewing: Longmire (final season), Dark Matter, The Barkley Marathons, Nova, Frontline, Future Man, Saturday Night Live, I Love You America, Max Steel, The Great Wall

Recent playing: n/a

Recently accomplished: 65 bike miles/week, raked leaves, made Tina’s birthday present, wrote a Reddit bot, celebrated 25th wedding anniversary, 30 mile bike ride

Imperative To Do: Get a job, lower grade to 8 inches, organize/clean garage, FAFSA, reduce CPAP leakage, resume iOS training, clean roof

Vital Statistics

Aches & pains: n/a

Current reading: The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller

Recent listening: Very Bad Wizards, Coverville

Recent viewing: Stranger Things 2, Mindhunter, Mr. Robot, World Series (Game 5), Ex Machina, Arrival

Recent playing: n/a

Recently accomplished: 48 bike miles/week, finished painting the house, planted remaining grass

Imperative To Do: Get a job, Tina’s birthday present, lower grade to 8 inches, organize/clean garage

Porto Alegre, Brazil, February 25, 2011

A few years ago I used to ride with Portland Critical Mass every month. Eventually, the numbers became so small that it seemed pointless to continue. Still, I’ve long felt a kinship with Critical Mass rides everywhere. Thus, seeing the following video taken Friday night in Brazil almost made me cry. One minute into the video, the joy and serenity is replaced with insane violence:


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Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2567
Aches & pains: mosquito bites
Current reading: Beginning iPhone 3.0 Development by David Mark and Jeff LaMarche, Food Rules by Michael Pollan
Recent listening: Billie Holiday, Gershwin, Bright Eyes
Recent viewing: Jazz (Ken Burns), Futurama, Wipeout, Psych, Jack, Toy Story 3, Freaks and Geeks, The Blues Brothers, Crazy Heart, The Rachel Maddow Show
Recent playing: Words with Friends, Plants vs. Zombies, Angry Birds
Recently accomplished: Blackberry removal, fixed deck railing, doctor’s appointment, client visit in Milwaukee, finished Iowa travel arrangements
Imperative To Do: Mail box of books to Camden County Jail, pick up new meds, wrap-up must-do work items before vacation, vacation, iPhone app