Posted by: Mark | March 26, 2015

Resolution XIII

I’m keeping on keeping on:

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: To be on track for the year, I needed 75.61. I missed a chance for a special 100th post–this is #104.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: I needed 23,288 to be on pace. I don’t know if anything I’ve written lately is any good but I’m up to 33,177.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: I had a slow week but I’m up to 565 miles, needing 512.32.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out. What I have: I haven’t sent out much lately but I’m up to 39, needing 24.45.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: Just worked on my second..

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: I’ve eaten so much that I didn’t even check.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 41.

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

Bird (20): 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, Northern mockingbird, Mourning dove

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

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

Insect (6): Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm, Mealworms, Cricket, Hister or Oil beetle

Crustacean: Pillbug

Myriapod (1): Millipedes

Annelid (2): Canadian nightcrawler, Red worms

Planaria (1): Planaria

8. Kids. Goal : 300 events.  What I did: Still way down, just adding visits to Campbell County and Cincinnati libraries, to make it 49 for the year.

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did: Needed 1,863 leg lifts and 1,164 push ups and have–

Leg lifts: (1,575)

Push ups (1,169)

10.  I applied for 23 new jobs this week. Let’s see how good the economy really is.

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