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jimrin's Life List

  1. 1. Save
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    76 people
  2. 2. Be sure people know they can find me at
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  3. 3. Plan for life after 43T
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    2 people
  4. 4. Celebrate what 43T has been to me
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  5. 5. Bid a fond farewell to this site in the old style
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  7. 7. make a difference in someone's life
    3 entries . 371 cheers
    1,276 people
  8. 8. learn more about other cultures
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    23 people
  9. 9. be more patient
    7 entries . 285 cheers
    3,254 people
  10. 10. get in shape
    45 entries . 250 cheers
    10,380 people
  11. 11. learn Spanish
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    18,259 people
  12. 12. defeat the republicans
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    251 people
  13. 13. be fluent in Japanese
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    287 people
  14. 14. learn German
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    5,474 people
  15. 15. become more organized
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    942 people
  16. 16. find the best rib place in Dallas
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    1 person
  17. 17. improve my golf game
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    62 people
  18. 18. fight for truth, justice, and the American way
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    1 person
  19. 19. stop being so forgetful
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    12 people
  20. 20. explain how computers work to my mom
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    1 person
  21. 21. earn second income through rental property
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    1 person
  22. 22. be entertained
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    4 people
  23. 23. keep a house and yard journal
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    1 person
  24. 24. get the latest gadgets whether they are practical or not
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    2 people
  25. 25. figure out what to do with Twitter
    2 entries . 74 cheers
    1 person
  26. 26. keep track of my dreams
    13 entries . 71 cheers
    2 people
  27. 27. document travel tips and tidbits
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    1 person
  28. 28. keep a gadget journal
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    1 person
  29. 29. improve Google search for
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    1 person
  30. 30. research and compare
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    1 person
  31. 31. keep track of how to do things
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    1 person
  32. 32. Back up my 43 entries and goals
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  33. 33. document shopping tips and tidbits
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    1 person
  34. 34. keep track of things.
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How I did it
How to elect Barack Obama president
It took me
60 days
It made me

Recent entries
research and compare (read all 58 entries…)
I could use a nice rollerboard type of carry-on bag:
  • Capacity
  • 4-wheels
  • Flat inside to keep clothes wrinkle-free
  • Durability
  • Price
  • Some outer pockets
  • Can use as seat

Here is one website which compared some carry-on bags:

According to this website which I can currently only see by seeing the Google cache version:, the Tumi Vapor Continental Carry-On which measures 22” x 15.75” x 9” (so 1.75 inches over what is normally allowed)is 48.5 cubic liters (2962.58 cubic inches).

keep track of my dreams (read all 13 entries…)
June 2014
Jun.01Having problems remembering my dreams… but I would guess that the ones I haven’t been able to remember recently are work-related dreams, so I’m fine with not remembering them. I assume I’ll at some point this month be able to remember at least one dream, so I’ll go ahead and create this entry as a placeholder.
Jun.08I know I’ve had quite a few dreams, but not able to write any down. I’ve been able to remember a few from the last couple of days, most of them seemed to be last night. Anyway, there was one dream where I remember pitching to someone. I don’t think it was anyone I knew and it wasn’t as if we were playing any type of softball/baseball game. It seemed he wanted to hit some balls, so somehow I was the one to pitch to him. I seemed I was pitching from far away though and using golf ball sized balls underhand. In another dream, it seemed like I was walking around inside an office build with There seemed to be a secretary/receptionist type person who also had the same name and it seemed she was preparing packages to send, at least one of them was marked to have chocolate inside. There were at least a couple of work related dreams. One where it seemed that we went to some auditorium for a meeting, and then people spread out. In a separate dream, I remember being in a status meeting and since the PMs were not there, I had to give an update on a couple of the projects. Did I mention I hate work dreams? Another dream was another toilet dream. Seemed like I was at a public restroom but the stalls seemed more like individual little rooms. I’m pretty sure I had a golf dream in there somewhere, but can’t remember it offhand.
Jun.12More dreams which unfortunately I cannot remember, but one seemed to have to do with Iraq or Afghanistan… And another had a similar theme perhaps with guns.

Keep a house and yard journal (read all 34 entries…)
June 2014
Jun.01Ran Mitsukaze in the back. However, prior to running Mitsukaze, I looked to see what would be required to fix the perimeter wire. I found the section which seemed to be disonnected. Before fixing it though, it seemed to work ok (miraculously), so I ran Mitsukaze in the back. I then edged/trimmed in the front, and when returning to the back, found that Mitsukaze had stopped because of problems with the perimeter wire. There were a couple of mushrooms in the front north of the driveway and the earlier ant hills I had found did not seem to be existent anymore. The bushes at the corner of the driveway are in bad shape (lack of water), so I’ve been trying to water it. This includes the bush which is in front of the house and not far from the sprinkler. Also weeded and mowed south of the house.
Jan.25Ran Mitsukaze in front of sidewalk, extremely thick and tall grass. Pulled some weeds north and south of house.

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