Posted by: Mark | September 24, 2015

Resolution Update XXXVIII

Last week I made a dumb joke that at least nobody died. This weekend a relative took his own life so I won’t ever repeat that again.

In terms of my resolutions,  it could have been worse.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I did: I haven’t felt up to posting anything except bug pictures but I guess they count. I needed 219.45 posts. I have 277. With 14 more resolution updates, I should get this one.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: Most of my material is light humor so it hasn’t been coming along well.  Still I only needed was 73,150.68 words and have 74,641.

I might make this one, maybe not.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: I thought about it but still am stuck at 1,384.9 miles.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out: Up to 85, needing 76.81.

5. Video. Goal : five video projects.  What I did: Thanks to robots, I’m up to 10.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: Most of my clothes no longer fit. This one is gone.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : Up to 84:

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, Grasshopper, Praying mantis, Thrip, Green lacewing

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 wido

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: 221 (Karate, Anderson Library, Campbell County Library Game Day,  Kings Island, and Anderson Homecoming Parade).

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.  What I did: Needed 5,852.05 leg lifts and 3,657.53 push ups and have:

Leg lifts: 5,426 (426.05 down)

Push ups 3,554 (73.53 down)

10.  Nothing for weekly resolutions.


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