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

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2567
Aches & pains: lower back
Current reading: Beginning iPhone 3.0 Development by David Mark and Jeff LaMarche
Recent listening: John Coltrane, Public Enemy, Liz Phair, Dan Fogelberg, Lightning Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Grand Funk Railroad
Recent viewing: Jazz (Ken Burns), The Messenger, Precious, The Jacket, Masters of Horror, The Machinist, Moon, Surrogates, Brothers, The Blind Side, August Rush, Doctor Who, Medium
Recent playing: Words with Friends, Plants vs. Zombies
Recently accomplished: Harvested compost, pulled dandelions, planted grass, removed blackberries, fixed attic door, created Troop 820 IS infrastructure
Imperative To Do: Make doctor’s appointment, iPhone app, bank, post office, Troop 820 Treasurer’s report

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2567
Aches & pains: n/a
Current reading: Mastering Regular Expressions by Jeffrey E.F. Friedl, The Day After Tomorrow by Robert A. Heinlein, George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy and Stephen Hawking
Recent listening: Neil Young, Glenn Miller, John Prine, Doc Watson, The Mars Volta, Daniel Johnston
Recent viewing: The Devil and Daniel Johnston, Cocaine Cowboys, Shut Up and Sing, The Hurt Locker, Some Kind of Monster, Witchboard, The Office, The Simpsons
Recent playing: Words with Friends
Recently accomplished: Office cleaning, haircut, cleaned ice maker, Scout accounting, purchased and installed new battery for van, hauled old computer stuff to Vancouver, worked a week in Foster City, can recycling
Imperative To Do: Taxes, clean gutters, clean roof, fix bathroom door (again), cardboard recycling

Vital Statistics

Bike odometer: 2567
Aches & pains: n/a
Current reading: ‘Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
Recent listening: Coverville
Recent viewing: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Some Kind of Monster, Brokeback Mountain, Creature Comforts, Super Bowl XLIV, The Colbert Report
Recent playing: geoDefense, Link4 Online, Hand of Greed
Recently accomplished: Finished antenna attic setup, mounted hooks in office, purchased new handheld vacuum
Imperative To Do: Clean gutters, clean office, clean roof, fix bathroom door (again), Scout accounting, haircut, clean ice maker, cardboard recycling