Sunday, May 16, 2010

Goals #10, 32, 42, 75, 91

Goal 10: Trying new foods!

I've recently tried cocoa nibs. I definitely prefer them to chocolate chips.
I also tried Kefir, both the solid sour cream like version and the liquid drink. The solid stuff is very, very tasty. Drinks okay, but I prefer the solid version.

#32: General doctors checkup. Finally got a primary care physician and basic checkup. She's great.

#42 Lectures: Went to a lecture on Marriage Equality and how the legislative approach to this issue may have increase backlash and delayed legal equality.

#75 Get a new job -- Done!

#91 - Cleaning service schedules for every two weeks. Glad to not have to clean the bathrooms myself anymore.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Goals 63 &101 Completed

50 consecutive push-ups completed! I used the 100 push-up challenge program. The ramp up is ridiculous -- an having done it for far more than the 6 weeks indicated, I finally hit 50. Thank god my goal wasn't 100.

I also finished off Goal #101 -- watching 5 documentaries. I "watched" Stolen, meaning I had it playing in the background while I folded laundry and stuff. I like the theory of documentaries, but they never seem to hold my interest.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Goals 1, 24, 25, 37, 77, 80, 84, 100

Wow it's been a while since I updated my list.

#1 - I made paneer, an indian cheese. Very easy. Tasty but next time I'll salt the milk.

#24 & #25 Red cross certified for First Aid and CPR.

#37 - Saw the Shakespearean Concert. Really like the harpist and one of the pianists.

#77 - Ah the no computer weekend. Will not be doing that again any time soon.

#80 - Date with Ted for Restaurant Week.

#84 - Hung, hemmed, and steamed curtains in the one room that needed them.

#100 - Read some classics: Read 'Their eyes were watching God". Almost done with "Song of Solomon". Neither have impressed me.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Goal 100 - The Sun Also Rises

Goal 100: I read "The Sun Also Rises" by Hemingway. Surprisingly, it wasn't as slow and boring as I remember Hemingway being in high school. While it was a quick read, there didn't seem to be much of a point to it. A lot of talk about money and drinking, a few references to sex, and extensive descriptions of bullfighting / running of the bulls.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

101 Goals update

Goal 9: Pack a lunch every day for a week -- done!

Goal 18: Was make a gourd bowl, changed it to make homemade chocolates. Jess and I make them a few weeks ago. Overall people were quite impressed. The coconut creams were by far the most popular.

Goal 60: Get Laptop working. Done! Completely reformatted and reinstalled.

Goal 100: Read "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Of all the classic books I've read so far, I like this one the best by far. I now know where the Nurse Ratchet references come from.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Goal #100 - Call of the Wild & Slaughterhouse Five

Finished both Call of the Wild and Slaughterhouse Five. Not bad, not great. I prefer books with either a strong plot line or interesting charter development. Had I read Call of the Wild with the perspective that it's a collection of related short stories, I think I would have enjoyed it more. As for the random/absurd nature of Slaughterhouse Five -- it just left me wanting to reread stuff by Douglas Adams.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Goal #101 - The Spy Factory: Nova

Watched another documentary - The Spy Factor: Nova. It's billed as being about the NSA, but really it's just pimping some guy's book about 9/11 from the standpoint of "what did the NSA know". Didn't really learn anything new about the NSA in general and didn't really care about the specifics of 9/11 intel.

I'd say it was a waste of time, but I watched it while cooking. The latkes and homemade applesauce were tasty.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Goals # 10, 57, 80, 86

Goal #10: Try 10 new foods. New foods came in my vegetable box. Made a wheatberry salad with feta, olives, tomatoes, and caramelized onions. Also tried celeriac root, though that just went in a soup with onions, carrots, potatoes, and parsnips.

Goal #57: Organize bookmarks. Sorted through everything and deleted obsolete links. I know I should switch over to delicious, but the paranoid privacy freak in me just can quite bring myself to do it.

Goal #80: Date with Ted. We went to the science museum. The plan was to see the Harry Potter exhibit and go to the planetarium. Unfortunately, there weren't tickets available for the time we were there.

Goal #86: Buy a sofa. Should get delivered in a few weeks.