Posted by: Mark | September 17, 2015

Resolution Update XXXVII

Baby gerbils died this week but no humans. I guess that’s about good as it could get.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I did: It’s the 260th day of the year, 100 shopping days to Christmas. I needed 213.7 posts and this is #271.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: I hardly got anything done but I’m still running ahead with 73,617 words, only needing 71,232.87.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: No gain, just pain. Stranded at 1,384.9 miles.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out: jumped up to 83, only needing 74.8.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: Still nearly double with nine.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: Gained but I haven’t checked how much.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : Still 80:

Mammal (7)  Gerbil, Robo hamster, Campbell’s hamster, Syrian hamster, Domestic rabbit, Gray Squirrel, Eastern cottontail

Bird (23): 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, Killdeer, Great blue heron

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

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

Insect (29): Madagascar Hissing Cockroach, Stink bug, Wax worm, Mealworms, Cricket, Hister or Oil beetle, White grub, Termite, Formica ant, Bumblebee, Varied carpet beetle, Field cricket, Common red soldier beetle, Leaf hopper, Superworm, Box elder bug, Lightning bug, Japanese beetle, Ladybug, Zale moth, Ailanthus webworm moth, Dark spotted Palthis moth, Honeybee, White cabbage butterfly, Mosquito, Dusky cutworm moth, Green Cloverworm Moth, Katydid, and Ensign wasp

Arachnid: (9) Common house spider, Dark fishing spider, Tan jumping spider, Orb spider, Crab spider, Grass spider, Bold jumper spider, Putnam jumping spider, False black widow

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: 211 (Karate, Anderson Library, Campbell County Library, and a Lego event).

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did: Needed 5,698.63 leg lifts and 3,561.64 push ups and have:

Leg lifts: 5,356 (342.63 down)

Push ups 3,554 (7.64 down)

10.  Second week in a row with no weekly goal competed.



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