Posted by: Mark | October 29, 2015

Resolution Update XLIII

Not getting enough sleep, eating like a pig, no exercise. No place to go but up.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: 308 posts, thanks to obsessing about wall lizards, bringing me to two successful resolutions for the year.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: 85,083 words. Just might make it after all.

3.  Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: No change–1,387.4 miles.

4. Publishing. Goal : 105 manuscripts sent out: 93. 12 to go.

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: No good.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : Up to 89.

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

Bird (26): 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, Black-capped chickadee, Blue jay

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

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

Insect (35): 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, Ensign wasp, Grasshopper, Praying mantis, Thrip, Green lacewing, Sod waxworm moth, Spotted cucumber beetle

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: 250 (Karate, high school football game, pumpkin walk, and Anderson Library).

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

Leg lifts: 5,671

Push ups 3,743

10.  Once again, no special weekly resolutions

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