The roads out there are stupid. There’s no way I’m going to risk trying to get to Ad Astra tonight.
So I miss the party again this year. And I can’t deliver xio’s stuff. But this way both I and my car both survive to con another day.
Seriously. I was crawling at 30kph all the way along my normally five minute drive home. I had to do the pumping brake thing to stop at the only red light. Lord knows what the 401 is like right now. It’s just not worth it.
* God, what a mess out there.
* Drove into work late this morning. We were just having a company meeting anyway, and I can do that just as easily at home.
* Of course, there’s no way I was gonna be out there walking.
* Thank god for snow tires.
* Called roof guy. I feel we’re making real progress in our relationship.
* He’s sending a guy over tomorrow. Which is okay, I suppose. The dripping’s stopped and I don’t want some guy falling to his death in my backyard. That would suck.
* I got the ladder out last night and put it up against the roof. I guess I was thinking maybe I could clear the drainpipe or something and get some of the water moving again. Something. But I took one step on the thing and my whole brain screamed out “Jesus Christ! You’re going to kill yourself!” and I stepped down and put the ladder away again.
* I hate ladders.
* My trees survived the ordeal largely unscathed.
* Likewise, my eaves troughs are still attached to the eaves. I was a bit worried.
* Work was looking pretty good up until Wednesday when it started sucking again. Luckily, I have my quarterly review in a couple hours. This could either be good or very bad.
* I need a haircut.
* Ad Astra! Woo! I have no idea when I’ll get there.
* Okay, I’ll stop now.
…my roof starts leaking again.
Schools are closing down, kids are calling their parents, and people are fleeing the office like mad.
God, I just want winter to be over.
I don’t care that much about the storm. It’s not going to be that much worse leaving later versus getting out now.
The annoying thing is when I left the office for lunch, it was actually kinda nice out. I needed to get out for a walk and clear my head. Because work’s being frustrating again, just when I thought I’d moved on to something better. But the farther I got from the office, the worse the storm got.
By the time I got to the Tim Horton’s on King, it wasn’t a fun or peaceful walk anymore. It was probably more stressful than staying at the office.
And when I got to Tim Horton’s and sat down for lunch, all the seats were taken except for one surrounded by idiot highschool students grandstanding over some idiot hockey game.
So no peaceful lunch for me. I got back to the office, got some chamomile tea, shut my translucent, sliding cubicle door and tried to shut out the world.
Better now, especially since it seems like most of the folks are leaving. But I’m not particularly looking forward to the walk home.
Smallish update regarding the diet, since everybody else is doing it…
I direct your attention to the graph over on the right. The first six weeks or so, I was doing pretty well. I hit the same plateau I hit last year at about 180, but whatever.
The Ottawa trip really threw me off, though. And the last couple weeks, I’ve been slacking enough that I haven’t really got things back on track. Not an incredibly huge setback, but enough that I’m probably gonna have to be careful with the con over the weekend, and rein in the restaurant visits (or at least the amount I’m eating during restaurant visits…).
The yellow line, incidentally, is the straight-line path from the start of the diet to my goal weight of 160lbs come May 1st. I’m falling a bit behind. I could still catch up, but my current thinking is bumping things up to 2lbs/week isn’t really worth it. I can either re-evaluate the goal or push it out a couple weeks.
The actual goal is under 169, which is when my BMI finally gets under the magic 25. I’m shooting for 160 just to have a bit of a buffer.
Even with the setback, though, I still averaged just shy of 1lb/week over Februrary. January was closer to my target rate of 1.5lbs/week. So on the whole, it’ll take a little work the next couple weeks to get back on track, but I’m still doing okay.