Tuesday, 29 March 2011

First Quarter Round-up

Well since it's basically the end of March I figure we should step back and take a look at how things have gone for the first quarter of 2011.  You know, just kind of make sure we're all on the right track here.  Well, I'll make sure that I am on the right track.  The rest of you can fend for yourselves.  

First of all thanks to everyone who keeps reading this blog!  Since they started tracking hits back in May 2010, I've had over 2000 people show up to at least swipe a picture!  Not only that, but March itself has been a record breaking month with nearly 500 hits (and with 3 days left to go)!  I must be doing something right.  Thanks everyone who stops by.  I'd do this for myself anyway without anyone else ever seeing it, but it's nice to know that I can interest others, too.

So back at the end of December I made a list of things to work on in 2011.  You can find the original post, entitled "Resolute?", HERE.  Let's see how I did: 

1. Lose at least 10 pounds 

I weighed around 185 when I wrote this.  Now at 170.  Hoping to lose another 10 still. 

2. Make a more significant effort to free myself of debt

 I paid an additional $1600.00 into my debt on top of the minimum amount, for a grand total of $3850.00 paid off in the last 3 months.  Not too shabby!  Plan to continue this trend. 

3. Write more (at least get 2 blogs a month in)

 Well so far it's been one a week.  Can't complain. 

4. Learn some more difficult songs on guitar 

Nada here.  I learned a song or two but still easy stuff.  I haven't played as much as I want since my fingers tend to crack and bleed in the winter.  Come beach weather I hope to do a little better here. 

5. Be more adventurous.  

Well I've had a few small adventures and am in the midst of planning a trip with a friend for May, so I guess this is good.  I have however also been more of a hermit for the last 6 weeks, so maybe I've not done so well after all...

Over all I guess I'm doing a decent job meeting my goals.  Three out of five.  Maybe even three and a half, if I'm being generous.  That's good...it's only March so I still have room for improvement.

Any other significant changes since the beginning of the year?   Nothing that major, I'm afraid.  Let's see...my buddy moved in with his girlfriend opening up all sorts of potential new social situations.  However that's so recent that we haven't even got a chance to jam at his house yet.  At least security won't show up, although angry neighbors might!  One can never tell until one tries these things.  Aside from that, I've capitulated to suggestion and restarted my "Plenty of Fish" profile.  Unfortunately although I've sent out several messages, I am clearly not that appealing as I've yet to receive a reply.  Maybe some of you brilliant matchmakers can take a look at my profile and tell me what I'm doing wrong.  You can view it HERE without having to have your own account as far as I can tell.  Other than that there's nothing new that I haven't all ready covered.  At least not that I can think of.

So yeah that's one fourth of 2011 done!  Bring on the Spring!!!

(oh some of you may be wondering why I've included Mila Kunis in this post.  To this I reply, do I really need a reason???)


  1. Congrats on your progress with things. I'm trying to tackle many of the same. It's inspiring to hear the progress of others. And thanks BTW for the plug in your last post.

    I also didn't realise that was Mila Kunis until you mentioned it. Damn, she's looking good. She kinda looks like a young Sophia Loren in that pic.

  2. No prob! I'm trying to plug well-written blogs more.

    Mila's so pretty....she really won me back in Forgetting Sara Marshall and then Black Swan