At my pay rate, over six weeks, even with three days off, I met my goal. After tax, it was more like seven eight weeks. A time will come again when I can make that money a lot sooner (a shorter period). 3 weeks ago
When I was in second year university, twenty years ago (!), it seems I wrote to the New Zealand University Students Association to inquire about tertiary study (a M.A. or PhD) in NZ. They wrote back with some information. I still cannot remember where I got this idea from but glad to have found evidence of it. So… of all the goals I have that I still haven’t accomplished yet, add this to the mix. Maybe I’ll have good cause to follow it up. 5 months ago
(please don’t click around investigating the rest of my life, though; this is not an invitation to see more than the tattoo removal, and you get plenty of my life right here on 43 Things under relative anonymity)
I haven’t had any work done in a long time because it’s $430 each time I go, and I can’t afford it. The last time I went it was a little less painful, but a little less effective.
The longer you go between sessions, anyway, the fewer sessions you need. I’m talking 4 – 6 months, though, not whole years, like I feel like it’s been. 7 years ago
Surprised to see a Hollywood action flick on the list – maybe I should see it again. I am now perusing the list to see what has been added and what I have seen not knowing it would be a Criterion film. Some I saw a long time ago and just didn’t do this exercise earlier.
28: Being John Malkovich
29: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
30: Down By Law
31: Easy Rider
32: Harold and Maude
33: Howard’s End, though I saw it in the theatre as a teenager and can barely remember it
34: The Ice Storm
35: Jules and Jim
37: the Last Days of Disco
38: The Last Emperor
39: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
40: Paris, Texas
41: Rosemary’s Baby
42: The Ruling Class
43: the Silence of the Lambs 8 months ago
I have a variety of sit-ups but its not like I’m super aggressive about them – still, a respectable habit en route to a six pack if that’s what I want 8 months ago
I have weighed myself twice since Thursday and I believe the scale says 134. Nope, it says 136. Another 8lbs to go in less than 3 weeks. Wish I had the treadmill in Montreal! 8 months ago
Sorry that I wasn’t help to you. I missed the follow-up, and that is one of my weaknesses.
Education is never useful in my experience ;-) but libraries are the greatest things in the world.
What I would have done differently: not tried to pursue a career type of job, but just gotten any job and been very assertive and persistent and pounded the pavement and made lots of calls. I faffed about too much, and did not get properly employed.
I also would not have let my tenant in Canada off the hook for leaving her lease early, and I would have delegated the floor refinishing and moving-back-from-storage to a third party, rather than come back from DK for three weeks to try to do these by myself. No money was saved in the end, and I lost three weeks of DK. :-(
but there are a few that have come down to Montreal over the past month or so, and we have birders coming up from the States to come and see them. It is a real lifer for me – just like the Western Meadowlark (can’t be sure, it could have been Eastern, but it so far was my first and only) was when I visited Nebraska almost two years ago.
Name this bird! 9 months ago
How I did it: I did it with a little help from my OCD, and also my annoyance with small problems. Small problem: writing everywhere. A psychological crutch to always be scribbling metawork and journal stuff. Bigger problem: I need to make some money, and after all this writing that has taken up all this time of my life, would it not be smart to turn that effort into something useful for others and profitable to me, too? Read how I did it… 9 months ago
It was impossible because it was not planned for and I was by myself as a novice musician. However, I was inspired and I probably met the 10-song challenge by writing all the lyrics that came into my head of their own volition and also by some coaxing. I wrote most days. I practiced some days. This is a whole new genre and project for me. Awesome. 9 months ago
I’m going to consider doing the same.
Because I get obsessive about this stuff – and suspect that I might not organize enough in the first place in order to have to do this later on! – I have put stuff in boxes with a label “Do this in March.”
For March’s box, I will try to scan and can the papers.
I now have a tendency to see if I can already obtain the information on the internet before I bother scanning, and then chucking/deleting. But that habit with young people, I’m afraid, is impacting their memories negatively. They don’t store information, or even where they could find it again, under the assumption they can just Google it. 9 months ago
Well after living (and briefly working) in Denmark and then coming back to Canada, I came up with a work project that would take me back to Denmark around Christmas. I have done some of the research and networking to realize this project, and now just need the funds in order to implement the project. 9 months ago
I have several book ideas that are just that, ideas, but I also have a book proposal structure that I can begin to develop, in order to begin seeking funding. 9 months ago
(I give up alcohol for the half-Lent period: six weeks in August and September, ending in Oktoberfest. No sense doing that at this time of the year, too.)
I started this on Wednesday, February 13, which for some reason isn’t showing up as a holiday in my calendar (it’s Ash Wednesday, after Shrove Tuesday).
I chose to give up distraction – everything I do, I do with intention, and I do my utmost to break or attenuate my bad habits that interfere with intention or lead away from actions that move me forward. If the spirit of something carries me away with it, I need to come up with a justification, find its utility, or else end it before I’m diverted.
Along with distraction and commensurate inattention, I am giving up its twin sister, inhibition. Inhibition causes excessive preparation and also the seeking of alternatives to what is before me, an avoidance of the present and the task at hand and the bigger future that it could entail, while I pretend that whatever I do – anything at all – doesn’t mean much. Not true: only distractions and futzing mean nothing. The rest is intentional work.
“Is it not better simply to do what is necessary and no more, to limit yourself to what reason demands of a social animal and precisely in the manner reason dictates?” 9 months ago
138 lbs on the scale. I have never weighed this much and it doesn’t suit me. It ages my face too. I will lose 10 lbs by April 15th. 9 months ago
The quilt is almost bagged. And when it’s bagged, the stitching can begin. I ought to work on it now and tomorrow, as I’ve left it at mom’s where I am now, but I haven’t really planned it. No sense in procrastination though. 9 months ago
My cousin in California, who has worked on this for about 20 years, gave me our grandmother’s side. It turns out we are from Detroit from back when it was a French fur-trading fort. 9 months ago