Posted by: Mark | October 15, 2015

Resolution Update XLI

The year is winding down and my once promising resolutions are spiraling down the toilet. I did see two lizards today so it’s not all bad.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: 291 posts. I should get this one.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: 80,059, needing 78,630.14. I might make this one too.

3. Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: 1,387.4 miles, same for two weeks. Not gonna make this.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out: 90.

5. Video. Goal: five video projects.  What I did: five video projects.  What I did: Ten.

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: didn’t check.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : Up to 85:

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 (34): 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, Sod waxworm moth

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: 237 (Karate, Covington, Cold Springs, and Anderson Library).

9. Exercise. Goal : 8,000 leg lifts and 5,000 push ups.

Leg lifts: 5,566

Push ups 3,695

10.  No special weekly resolutions.

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