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Self portrait
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ABMann.net - now with autonomy!

Ok. I dislike coffee addiction. Well, dislike one side effect; the rest are manageable through constant espresso drinks and depressants to prevent heart explosion. I dislike that it's hard to get out of bed for lack of stimulants. i must develop a special Caffeine Injection Alarmulotran that wakes me with 3CCs dilute caffeine every morning. Nothing like a racing heart to start your day.

I think I need to reassert my mental dominance and punish my body in the morning. I suspect tomorrow I'm going to crack down and give in by setting my Alarm for 5:30 and forcing myself up and to the gym immediately. My best line of offense for continued fat loss and better days in general is getting my tired, pudgy ass on the treadmill at Crack O'Clock ante meridiem. I hear that morning exercise can as much as double the calories you burn in a day; burning a few thousand more calories would be nummy like cake, but with less icing and more not-eating-of-cake.

This eating habit change is working well. I feel better for more of the day and have more energy. I think i fit better in my pants but would have to get a outside opinion. Anyone want in my pants to check? :)

I've decided I don't dislike work. I dislike monotony. I'm much happier as of late - note above as contributing factor - and have been completing varied tasks. During The Crunch I get one task, really, which is test dev log after dev log over and over. Now I'm working on personal projects, planning the next year of development for the application, and insinuating QA projects into the mess because my developers need to work Harder (Faster, Longer!). Plus, I have trips coming up.

Texas! I'll be in Houston from 3/31 to 4/3, staying at a ridiculously nice Hilton near the hospital I'm supporting it seems. I should visit my brother; that could be nifty. I should also get one of the Texas Longhorn Steaks I hear so much about.

Lastly, how is it that Apple can code so beautifully for OS x but they fail miserably when coding for Windows? Their software updater is nigh the WORST resource hog I deal with on my workstation; it constantly interrupts what I'm doing to by grabbing the cursor focus. I HATE that.

Photo notes: I'd not taken a decent self-portrait in weeks, never cross processed my portrait and haven't shaved in two weeks. Obviously it was the perfect convergence of Things last night that led above photo. I think it turned out well.

I tweaked the exposure in Aperture and white balance. In Photoshop, I busted out the cross processing curves, multiply masking layers and burned edges. Then back to Aperture to adjust the crop. Pretty much my standard treatment of photos these days.

I'm going to try very hard not to buy the new MacBook Pro line with multi-touch track pad....

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monkey_bait From: monkey_bait Date: February 26th, 2008 03:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
The key to getting out of bed every day while sporting a heavy caffeine addiction is to train your fight or flight to go off when your alarm does. When my alarm goes off, my body assumes that some combination of air raid, zombie attack, angry dog, hornet nest, genghis prank, and plane crash are all taking place in my room at the same moment, and I usually bolt out of bed, heart racing. The upside is that I'm catapulted into the day at full speed, the downside is that during the weekends, the adrenaline makes it impossible to go to sleep after I get up.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 26th, 2008 03:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah.... I'm not going to be doing that. I just got an alarm that doesn't scare me into wakefulness.

Either way, though, I can fall asleep easily even on an adrenaline rush.

I think what really keeps me in bed are warm cats and fear of a cold apartment. Damn winter.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 26th, 2008 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm....1) sleeps all the time and has problems getting out of bed.
2) Is unkempt and hasn't shaved in weeks.
3) Isn't wearing pants.
4) Has a strange fascination with Texas assumably because of it's proximity to the border.

Are you doing crack William?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 26th, 2008 05:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your mom's crack.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 26th, 2008 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)


I guess you got me.

And my mom.

I hope you're proud of yourself.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 26th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
You have no idea.

I sleep 8 hours a day. How much do you sleep?
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 26th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Last night I slept 7.

How much is that?
abmann From: abmann Date: February 26th, 2008 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Less than me. I can't call you a crack head yet.

umm... do you snort crack-cocain drugs? I'm pretty sure that makes your a crack head.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 26th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
You can't snort crack-cocaine. It's all hard and rock form. You gotta melt that down and smoke the vapor or shoot it up.

You can snort straight cocaine though. Delicious delicious snow.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 26th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Go read this. It'll make you feel like a better person.
abmann From: abmann Date: February 26th, 2008 05:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aw. He's exactly the same. How cute.
Now, if he goes bald and gets a beer gut it'll be perfect.
nathan_lounge From: nathan_lounge Date: February 27th, 2008 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
it sounds like the second part is true. The first part will probably true.

Isn't your 5 year reunion just around the corner?
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