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6-January-2011Posted by on
I have been meaning to talk about the power of goal setting and some methods for setting and achieving goals on this blog. As a way of addressing this topic, I am going to talk about my four resolutions for 2011 this week.
I have gone through phases in my life where I read a lot and phases where I have read very little. Despite my lackadaisical commitment to reading, I believe it to be a fundamental building block in creating and intelligent person. In my experience, the people who can converse about most anything during a work meeting, dinner party or even while have a beer at the bar are the people who read. Newspapers, magazines, books, blogs – the media does not really matter as long as people are absorbing new information on a regular basis. I have not been doing that lately for numerous reasons that are irrelevant to this post.
In 2011, I will commit to increasing my reading quantity in order to become a more well rounded intellectual. Read more of this post
18-January-2006Posted by on
This week has been crazy – all kinds of stuff pulling at my mind, body, and patience. Here’s just a few things that have been pissing me off!
The weather has sucked, plain old sucked, this week. We had frigidly cold weather this past weekend with about 4″ of snow on Saturday (which made house hunting – see below – oh-so-much fun on this past Sunday). But, for the most part, it’s been dry and cold. Well, we finally get some precipitation roll in. It’s the middle of January, so you’d expect it to be snow right? NOPE! It’s freaking rain – and tons of it. As I type this, we’ve gotten about 4″ of rain in the last 24 hours. Now, mind you, we had an exceptionally warm January, so the slopes (most notably Mtn. Creek) haven’t exactly been dripping with snow. This storm is not helping them by any stretch of the imagination. Speaking of imagination – could you image what this storm would be like if it was snow. 40″ of snow would do wonders to the ski/snowboard economy in the area. I’m just hoping to break even on my season pass at this point.
Working Out & Diet
With the cruise we’re taking about 5 weeks away, the wife and I jumped back on the South Beach that we had so much luck with before. It’s been two days, and I’ve already dropped 6 lbs. My body totally responds to this kind of diet. I’m also trying to get back in the groove of working out. So far, so good – although I kicked my own ass yesterday. Too much, too soon – I think. I’m trying to do a combination of weights, cardio, and yoga as a way of training for my main sports – snowboarding and surfing. I’m gonna try to put some swimming into the equation around March so that I won’t be spent for surfing – although, I said that last year and it never happened.
Right now, I’m just going through a bit of carb withdrawals, so I’m sure that my mood and petulance for all things before me are partially due to that. It’ll all be worth it in the end though as I’ll look good and be healthier when it’s all said and done.
I’ve just started looking around and playing with these. I figured they’d be a good way of learning about what’s going on in the world while I’m at work – better than having Ozzie blasting into my ears all day long. Not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with Ozzie, but learning something here and there won’t hurt either.
I can’t wait until this project is done – too much crap and not enough recognition. I don’t even way to get into it.
This activity is something we just got into. This past weekend our landlord upped our rent by $60/mo. Now, that’s nothing – $15/wk. Totally affordable. BUT, we’ve gotten to the point where we are sick of paying rent every month in an amount that would take up the vast majority of a mortgage payment. So, we’re looking. We attended about five or six open houses last weekend and will do so again this weekend. Long story short, we beginning to define what we do and do not want/need in a home. Unfortunately, we’re looking at spending $400k – $450k for a home and putting down, maybe, 5% down payment. That’s sad.
30-June-2005Posted by on
Wow! I can’t believe I haven’t posted in here in so long. Just a quick heads-up. I decided to remove all the Geocaching blog entries simply because I’ve logged about 10-15 more since then and I didn’t put them in here. There’s no sense in putting it in two places – Geocaching.com and here.
A lot has happened since my last blog. Let’s break it down by month:
March – I turned 26 – next year will be depressing. For some reason, I’ve always dreaded 27. I did a lot of snowboarding and all in all just had a good time. My in-laws got me an iPod Shuffle. Best thing in the world for me!
April -Ris turned 26. No big parties for either of us. We just hung out and enjoyed it. I didn’t work all that much this month as I ended up being selected for Grand Jury Duty. 14 days (Mon – Thurs every week) of service meant I was sitting around in a courthouse for about four weeks. Interesting stuff most of the time though. I ended up going to the docs to find out about my knee. This looked to be the beginning of something not so good. We visited my folks this month as well…liitle did I know it’d be the last time I’d get to see my old dog, Amber 😦
May -Kept up with Physical Therapy (PT), but it didn’t do much good. Again, another sign of bad things to come. I actually did a fair amount of partying this month. We went to Buffalo for Courtney’s (my sis-in-law) college graduation and then upstate to my wife’s cousin’s Bat Mitzvah. I got h-a-m-m-e-r-e-d at this. Stupid drunk. I was so hungover the next day that I had to leave work early. And, we ended the month off with partying, for Memorial Day, at the Beach House. Unfortunately, my surfboards were stolen from us (at the beach house) this month.
June -It’s been a pretty crappy month. My boards were stolen, I had to go to Minnesota for work, my dog had to be put down due to a HUGE amount of tumors in her, and then I found out I needed to have both my knees operated on. We were able to get up to MA for Father’s Day weekend. It was also my Dad’s birthday and Marissa and my wedding anniversary. It was a good weekend, even if the cloud of putting Amber down was around us. Alyssa and Zac showed up and Anthony even stuck around. I’ve been playing a lot of golf and watched my Sox work their way back into first place in the AL East while the Yankees bomb.
So, in a nutshell, that’s what’s been going on…not like anyone is going to read this…..