Posted by: Mark | February 26, 2015

Resolution Update VIII

It’s been another bad week. Devilboy got suspended from school, a hamster escaped,  and my back is out again.  It could be a lot worse.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: This makes 72.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: Not a great pace but I’m up to 21,509 words.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: 408.9 miles.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out. What I did: Still haven’t renewed Duotropes; still at seven.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: Just the one from last time.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: Gained 2.1 pounds.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 36

Mammal (6): Gerbil, Robo hamster, Campbell’s hamster, Syrian hamster, Rabbit, Gray Squirrel

Bird (18): Budgerigar parakeet, Rock doves (pigeons), Northern cardinal, House sparrow, Mallard duck, Canada goose, House finch, American robin, Red-tailed hawk, Common crow, European starling, Tufted Titmouse, Ring-billed gull, Swan Goose, American tree sparrow, Herring gull, Downy woodpecker,  Red-bellied woodpecker

Reptile (2): Red-eared slider, Leopard gecko

Amphibian (2): Dwarf aquatic frog, Fire-Bellied Toad

Insect (4): Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm, Mealworms

Myriapod (1): Millipedes

Annelid (1): Canadian nightcrawler

Planaria (1): Planaria

8. Kids. Goal : 300 events.  What I did: 36 events (two trips to the Anderson Library, once to Campbell County Library,  and once to the Cincinnati Zoo’s Bird Show at the Newport Library)

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did : Pretty much nothing:

Leg lifts: (1,125)

Push ups (846)

10.  Read “Hypnos ” by H.P Lovecraft.



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