Resolutions Update

January 4th, 2007

So, I posted my resolutions the other day. Here’s what I’ve learned so far.

  1. The bank will not cash 29 savings bonds at closing time.

    As part of my whole financial improvement resolution, I plan to cash all my savings bonds and deposit them into my recently opened money market account. I’m pretty sure that I’ll be getting better interest there than I will with the money tied up in bonds. I took them all to my bank today about 15 minutes before closing, and they basically said, “no, I’m not going to do these now.” Fair enough. I should have gotten there earlier.

  2. I love running.

    That’s what I’m telling myself, at least. I was supposed to run yesterday, but didn’t, so I made myself go run today. It was the first time in a long time. Turns out that no, I’m not magically still in good shape after being sedentary for the last year. However, I did cover three full miles, including time spent both running and walking.

    Since I just started, I did a warm up, a cool down, and in between those two, I did 8 sets of a 2 minute run followed by a 2 minute walk. Next time I run, I’ll push myself a bit harder. Either I’ll shorten the walks, or increase the length of the runs, or both.

  3. Skipping dinner is not an appropriate way to get in shape.

    I did that yesterday, kind of on accident. I pretty much just completely forgot about dinner until it was about 9:30, and by then it was almost bedtime. I thought about eating something, but I wasn’t actually hungry, so I figured it’d be better to just skip it than shove down a bunch of calories right before bed. Bad idea. This morning I felt terrible. My blood sugar must have completely bottomed out. I was shaky and weak. So I ate one of those breakfast bar things. It was actually pretty good, I assume primarily because I was starving. It helped a little, but not enough, so I had a snack at work. And my lunch was too big.

    Skipping dinner last night encouraged me to eat poorly all day. I ended up cutting my dinner down quite a bit to kind of restore order. But I definitely had a dinner tonight.

  4. Bonus: WordPress hates me.

    WordPress simply would not let me edit this post to look the way I wanted. It kept taking my perfectly normal code and perverting it. I actually completely changed the style because WordPress was fiddling with the source even if I used the direct HTML editor. Even with all my tweaking, I had to edit this post half a dozen times to get it to display correctly. WordPress also managed to add the lovely <strong /> tag, which isn’t even a real tag (which caused it to screw up the rest of my blog).

  1. Billy Says:

    And here I thought WordPress was a good piece of software from everything else I had heard about it. I wonder what’s going on with that.

  2. Derek Park Says:

    Dunno. So far that’s the only obvious stupidity I’ve found. But it’s pretty obnoxious. Seriously, if they want to do the whole rich text thing, that’s fine. But, they should make it easy to properly drop down to the HTML level to fix their problems.

    I should probably submit a couple of bug reports. The rich text editor definitely has some issues.

  3. Andrew Says:

    Money Market account with the bank? Blah.

  4. Derek Park Says:

    As opposed to a money market account with a convenience store? Where else would a money market account be?

  5. seleena Says:

    WordPress hates you? Haha. At least you speak the same language!

    With me, it’s like those French folks I’ve met…

    Aucun Fran├žais? Au revoir!


  6. Rebekah Says:

    I wouldn’t have processed all that junk for you either at 15 min. ’till closing. Also, running doesn’t feel good. It just hurts less the more you do it. Additionally, I’m going to write a book about dieting called “More Burning calories, less eating calories” after Will’s mantra on getting a faster time at AutoX…More gas, less brake. I soooo wanted some chocolate today :(