Friday, June 25, 2010


If I'm going to do what I want to get done the next two years, I can't have too many days like today where I just goofed off. I'm disgusted. Fourteen days down, 736 to go.

At least school went well

School was OK. Went to a play at the local theatre guild, which has its playhouse a one-block walk from where I live. Need to put that on my bucket list -- get on the stage again. Even if it's just to carry a spear for a scene or two.

Thirteen days down, 737 to go.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

But Donovan scored so that made the day a win!

Skipped the second-half of USA-Algeria to go to class and now regret it. After a VERY interesting Facebook catchup, I got some reading done at the library, thought I'd come home and work ... and just got distracted and completely unwilling to do any work. Somehow where I live isn't working for me, but against me. I need to change that.

Twelve days down, 738 to go.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Well, at least I spotted this early

I had a great first day of summer class yesterday, apart from trying to find the spot in the library I wanted, which I think I finally did after hit and mostly miss. But I'm noticing that yesterday's focus on the little picture means that I neglected the big picture.

I'll have to work on the big picture. But not until I've watched at least a half of USA-Algeria on the big screen before going to class. Go USA!

Eleven days down, 739 to go.

One day late

Got a lot done Monday, although it was stuff that should've been done weeks ago. Ten days down, 740 to go.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Under construction

I'm working on a big honking long post about how I got here and where I want to go as promised. But right now, it's sprawling like LA, only with even less style. So I'm going to get a good night's sleep ... right after I've worked on tomorrow's to-do list. And then I'll work on my opus tomorrow morning.

Nine days down, 741 days to go.

And just like that ...

Yesterday was a very productive day in that I sat down, looked at my bills, and figured out what it would take to pay them off in two years' time. One has to take interest into account, of course, but there are formulas for doing that. And as soon as I can figure out how to put a mathematical formula in here, I'll do just that for anyone reading this blog.

The answer, BTW, is a surprisingly low figure. In fact, I've decided I'm going to add to that. And I'm going to start first with the one that has the highest interest rate first, and devote maximum resources to that one while making minimum payments on the others. Then, after that, I'm going to take the next-highest interest rate, take what I was paying on the other bill, add it to the minimum I've been keeping up with, and then pound that second bill down ASAP. Lather, rinse, repeat. Now that I'm caught up, I'll devote my resources to paying down bills instead of late fees.

Eight days down, 742 to go. And just like that, one percent of two years is gone.

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Saturday, June 19, 2010


I'm just going to say that yesterday was a prime example of why I need to get more organized. Seven days down, 743 to go.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Done with finals

Six days down, 744 to go. Meant to write more last night, but I hit the hay early since USA-Slovenia was this morning.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Out of gas

I really would like to post a little bit more about myself -- who I am, how I got this point and where I plan to go from here. But that's going to have to wait at least one more day as short-term tactical necessity is dragging my tired butt into bed.

Of course, I'd like to have more energy, but we'll get to that. Five days down, 745 to go.


Just want to say four days down, 746 to go as of last night. Almost done with school. One more test, and I've already clinched a B after thinking I was doing much, much worse, so I'm oddly not motivated. I may not even wear pants tomorrow when I go to it.

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