Posted by: Mark | November 26, 2015

Resolution Update XLVII

Thanksgiving day and still two lizards were out on the wall. Cold-blooded reptiles still active in Ohio in December? I wouldn’t have believed it but we’re 80 hours from it happening.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have: I used to struggle to get 150 posts. This is #333.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: Up to 95,070, only a few pages to make it.

3.  Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: I actually ran 2.1 miles, up to 1,389.5 miles.

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

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: Given up.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 91:

Mammal (8)  Gerbil, Robo hamster, Campbell’s hamster, Syrian hamster, Domestic rabbit, Gray Squirrel, Eastern cottontail, White-tailed deer

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

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: 278 (Karate, Anderson Library,Campbell County Library, and the Covington Library).

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

Leg lifts: 6,106 (need to do 53.94 a day to make it)

Push ups 4,216 (23.06 a day to make it)

10. Weekly resolutions: Gave up.


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