Posted by: Mark | April 23, 2015

Resolution Update XVII

2015 is 113 days dead; here’s what I made of it:

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: Needed 92.88; this is post #135.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: I’m alternating from writing a lot then nothing. Still up, 40,872, needing 30,958.9.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: Up to 754.8, needing 681.9.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out. What I have: 60 out for the year, needing 32.51.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: I thought I was going to work on a third project but it was only part of one I already worked on.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: lost 3.5 pounds since last week, 16.6 pounds in all.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 48:

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

Bird (21): 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, Red-winged blackbird

Reptile (3): Red-eared slider, Leopard gecko, European wall lizard

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

Insect (8): Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm, Mealworms, Cricket, Hister or Oil beetle, White grub, Termite

Crustacean: Pillbug

Myriapod (3): Millipedes, Garden centipede, House centipede

Annelid (2): Canadian nightcrawler, Red worms

Planaria (1): Planaria

8. Kids. Goal : 300 events.  What I did: 63 events, Campbell County Library Game day, Campbell County Library Birds from the Zoo, and the Anderson Library.

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did: Needed 2,476.71 leg lifts and 1,547.95 push ups and have–

Leg lifts: 2,360 (117 down)

Push ups 1,609 (61 up)

10.  I sent out 54 resumes last week.

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