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Log 5000k at Nike+.com (read all 36 entries…)
24 July 2010 - 1696km

I’m at 1696km as of 24 July 2010.

On my last run my iPod battery gave out, and only recorded 2 of my 10k. Duhhhh….. ;-(

Gonna go out and try to add ten more klicks right now!



be more confident (read all 15 entries…)
24 July 2010

This is important. I’m failing miserably. Must re-inspire myself.



throw away 43 boxes of things I don't need (read all 16 entries…)
24 July 2010 - Consolidated

I sell stuff, I throw stuff away, then I accumulate more. It’s an endless cycle… which needs to end!

While this is a concrete goal, I am electing to consolidate this with my “Create an Enchanted Tiki Room” goal. Once The Room of Doom reaches a true stage of “enchantment,” or more accurately, “enchanting,” I will have definitely disposed of more than 43 box-equivalents of stuff.

I am consolidating this goal as part of a refinement of my goal list, 24 Jul 2010



clean out the clutter (read all 23 entries…)
24 July 2010 - Consolidated

This is part of the “Create an Enchanted Tiki Room” goal. While “Clean Out the Clutter” is a more popular goal on 43Things, “Create an Enchanted Tiki Room” is more concrete. I’ll know I’m done decluttering when The Room of Doom appears… enchanted.

Purging this goal as part of a realignment and refocus effort, July 24, 2010



digitally record Dorothy Provine record albums (read all 2 entries…)
24 July 2010

Like, who cares? Not really a pressing need at this moment.

Removed as part of a purging and realignment of goals.



perform an AMAZING science magic show (read all 4 entries…)
Enough Amazing Science Magic

At work, if I do “projects” with the students, I catch flack for not “teaching” or being “rigorous” enough. On the flip side, the “projects” attract positive attention from district admin, so the school-level admin make a point of bringing the “big shots” through my room at frequent intervals. It’s too dysfunctional to hassle with “impressive” projects, and too dangerous to do anything to draw attention.

I’m removing this goal as being both unproductive and as part of a reorganization of my immediate goals.



stop procrastinating (read all 9 entries…)
24 July 2010

“Stopping” is not “doing,” thus, “stop procrastinating” is a difficult goal to attain. How do I quantify when I have “stopped” enough? I think it will be more productive to focus on “doing” goals. Thus, I shall remove this goal from my list.

This is part of a purging and refining of my goal list.
24 July 2010



think of life as a creative adventure rather than as an endless to-do crap jo
From Pastilla

Borrowed this goal from a comment Pastilla LaMannequine posted at Flickr.

Doomed to fail before I begin on this one, I suspect.



Clean off my desk (read all 2 entries…)
16 May 2010

I worked on this for about six hours today. The REST of the room is an utter shambles, but the DESK is now clear, except for a typewriter, a laptop computer, and a small lamp.

I know, “lamp” was not one of the things I initially intended to leave on the desk. But it’s small, it fits in the corner, and it leaves adequate space for actually doing things on the desk.

Errr… not those things. Maybe I should move the typewriter… .

Anyway… it’s done enough to mark this is COMPLETE. Yay!



Clean off my desk (read all 2 entries…)
16 May 2010

I’m working on this right now. I’ll get this done tonight. Really, I will. I will be able to sit down at a clear desk (allowing a typewriter and a laptop computer on the desktop, nothing more) and write a letter. Yes, I will.



Log 5000k at Nike+.com (read all 36 entries…)
1 May 2010

Walked 12 miles today. Walking isn’t RUNNING, so it’s kind of CHEATING, but still… it racks up the klicks, I guess.



spend ten weeks in Europe in 2010 (read all 3 entries…)
1 May 2010

I have, as of 1 May 2010, absolutely no idea how to accomplish this. Giving up.



Go to La Tomatina in 2012 (read all 9 entries…)
Not Gonna Happen in 2010

2011 will be the Five Year Mark since my first, and only, Tomatina. Gotta happen in 2011.

I see the Tomatina page at Wikipedia has been revised, badly; my photo of the guys greasing the pole was removed, which is sad.



Get £500 in my paypal account by selling stuff through ebay (read all 9 entries…)
Listed a couple of things, but...

... I clearly state, “payment via Paypal only,” as well as blocking bidders without PayPal. Nevertheless, one of the winners emailed me after the listing closed and said she had to pay via Money Order. I refused, and canceled the transaction. For the protection of both parties, and to avoid “the payment must be lost in the mail” excuses, I require PayPal, period.

The second item was large and heavy, so I restricted the bidding and shipping to U.S. addresses only. After the listing closed, I got a request, “how much will shipping cost to The Philippines.” Like, huh? Overseas shipping is over $100.00 on this item! Needless to say, I got a “I’m having trouble with my Paypal account,” and have heard nothing more from the buyer.

Since the eBay policy changes which protect all buyers at the expense of small sellers, the buyers seem to think none of the rules apply to them. And apparently they are correct.

This is discouraging.



write more letters (read all 2 entries…)
Was doin' okay...

I made a solid start on this, but have tapered off the last couple of busy weeks. I’ll try to get caught up before I fall too far behind.



Do 101 sit-ups for 101 consecutive days. (read all 28 entries…)
Fell behind again.

Fell behind. Time to reboot!



Read "Don Quixote" (read all 4 entries…)
25 February 2010

Haven’t started yet. Borrowed it from the library yet again today.



Read "Don Quixote" (read all 4 entries…)
Have It In My Possession

15 January 2010: I borrowed the book from the library a couple of days ago. Haven’t started reading yet.



Do 100 push-ups daily for 100 consecutive days (read all 26 entries…)
Day 15

15 January 2010. On track so far. Not noticing any improvement.



Do 101 sit-ups for 101 consecutive days. (read all 28 entries…)
Day 15

15 January 2010. On track so far. Not noticing any improvement.



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