Posted by: Mark | December 10, 2015

Resolution Update XLIX

Plenty of bad news this week but I’m still plodding along with my resolutions.

1. Blogging. Goal:  300 posts for the year. What I have : This post puts me 52 over.

2. Writing. Goal:  100,000 words for the year. What I have: I wrote very little but, at 97,032 words, I’m still ahead.

3.  Running. Goal: 2,200 miles for the year.  What I have: Not an inch– still 1,391.6.

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

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

6. Weight. Goal : lose 35 pounds. What I did: Goal dead.

7. Art. Goal: Photograph 100 species. What I did : 93:

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, Silverfish, House fly

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: 286 (Karate and Anderson Library).

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

Leg lifts: 6,521 (need to do 70.42 a day to make it)

Push ups 4,544 (21.71 a day to make it)

10. Weekly resolutions: Nada.

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