January 14th, 2007


Jan 8, 2007 - Dinner with Cathy

Jan 8, 2007When I bought my house here in September, my realtor mentioned that one of her clients lived in the same (very large) complex, and she was going to take us both out to dinner sometime soon.  Well that finally happened in January, and she took Valerie and I to a local Italian place right around the corner.

When I whipped out my camera and explained about the project365 plan, I think I startled them by takinga picture of my food, and not of them.  Oh well - the food was great though.

Jan 9, 2007 - planning to succeed

Jan 9, 2007I was up way too late the night before, probably playing some poker or the like, but I had a resolution to do turbo jam that morning.  Of course, when I woke up, my clock read 7:43 am and I went a little nuts, as I was WAY behind getting ready for work.  Obviously, turbojamming did not get done in the morning.

However, I was determined to do my exercising, and yet I know that when I get home, the first thing I want to do is get dinner and plop down in front of the tv.  So, to avoid that pattern, I put my workout clothes right by the garage door so I could change first thing upon getting in the door and go right to my workout.

And, I'm impressed to say, I actually did GIT R DONE!
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Jan 10, 2007 - first snow

Jan 10, 2007One thing is much different living here than in Chicago - I live on a mountain, and my office is also on a mountain.  This lends itself to a lot of beautiful views on my way to work, which actually makes the thought of going into work enjoyable.  I'd brought the camera along with the intent of taking a picture of my favorite view on the way to work, and lo and behold I drove through a microburst of SNOW!   It's the first snow of the winter - New York had its first snow-free December since about 1860 or so this year, and we're on our way to doing that for January too.  Crazy.

You can also see my lifeline in the right - the GPS receiver I bought because again, another different thing between Chicago and New Jersey: in Chicago you can just mapquest directions to a place and be able to just reverse those to go home again.  This is not so in New Jersey; sometimes the expressways let you off in one direction even if you wanted to go the other way, or there are no u-turns allowed, so I ended up the worst kind of lost: you know exactly where you are, but you have no idea how to get on the expressway right there to go home.