Thursday, January 15, 2009

Movies movies movies

I recently watched Taken, Gran Torino, and Slumdog Millionaire. All three of them are amazingly good. Spectacular in fact. Also, I watched Defiance and Valkyrie. While these aren't as good as the former three, if they had come out at another time I would be saying the same thing.

I next need to watch the Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Wrestler. However, I have yet to do that.

I just figured I would let who ever reads this know. That those are five movies they shoudl DEFINITELY watch.


A Deck of Cards and a Year's Worth of Goals

So, in an effort to actually change myself for the better. Rather then make some unrealistic goal that I won't ever actually do, I decided to write as many goals or things I want to aspire to on a deck of cards. Anything and everything I could think of went down. Here are those goals.
Large Writing denotes a completed or past goal
Short Term-In no special order
Do 20 Pullups in a row.
300 jump ropes in a row(without making a mistake-thats the tricky part)
Kiss a girl not from my hometown.
Kiss a girl from my hometown. (haha diverse aren't I?)
Get a second job.
Have 1000k saved by march for UK
Do 15 pullups in a row.
Complete apllications to UK
Complete UWash Application by 10th of January(I completed it today.)
Weigh 155Lb.s (At 157Lbs. right now)
Finish all uni applications before deadline.(one down-Iowa and UK next)
Swim Four Laps Nonstop at Rec Center
6:30 Minute Mile
Hold Two Jobs Down
Kiss a girl who's first language is not English
Read Inferno by Dante

Long Term Goals- or goals that I feel will take a bit more time then Short Term
Kiss a girl not from U.S.A
Bench 200lbs. (180Lbs right now)
Pass Calculus AP Test
Score a goal in soccer(high school competitive)
Have a six pack(defined)
Learn Some French
Commit to Something Completely Outside of Myself
Start Varsity Soccer
Get a Second Tattoo
Swim Eigh Laps Nonstop At Rec
Graduate with a 3.25GPA or higher
Score three goals in soccer
Go to beach in summer at least twice a week(when in town)
Learn some Arabic
Go hiking at least four times
Complete Half of my goals before I turn 19(or all that are possible)
Go to Seattle
Go to Another Country
Go Rock Climbing or to Climb Iowa
Play Striker at least once in varsity
Run a 6:15 Mile
500 Jump ropes in a row(no mistakes)

Habit or Lifestyle Goals-I can't determine if I have completed these adequately until the end of the year.

Talk to at least three strangers when I am out and being social
Save $20 from any money I recieve
Swim once a week (failing so far)
1 date per month
Improve School Habits
One good deed per week.(Good so far.)
Change my lifestyle in one way(for positive)
Putt $100 every paycheck towards trip to UK
Improve Money Habits
Don't Smoke Weed
Try a ST or LTR
Date More
Talk to at least one girl every time im out
Be more fun
Eat Healthier
Talk to Dad once a week(so far doing good)

These are my goals for the the lifestyle ones aren't one I expect myself to just suddenly do, but ones that I will work towards the whole year.

Monday, January 5, 2009

I said

That I would post my goals up today, but I have to wait till later tonight.

For some reason I just felt like writing right now.

I'm kind of swamped with school, but I don't even notice it; I probably will put it off until the last minute.

I have to work on my research paper. This is the most important. The other things I can wait till tomorrow or days after or in school to work on them. However, my research paper and my applications are what I must do before I do ANYTHING else.

So, here's to working out and then coming home and doing school work.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Just a Little Update

I finally finished the Walking Drum by Louis L'Amour. I don't know why it took me so long, I loved the book and couldn't put it down, but it took forever to finish.

Definitely a must read.

I wrote out 54 goals for myself for this year.
On a deck of cards.
As I complete one I will burn it and hopefully it has become a part of my life and not just something I did once.

A lot of the goals aren't ones that I can burn off until the next year. Such as lifestyle, habitual goals.

I'll post them all up tomorrow or as soon as possible.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 is so Fine

2008 was great, but 2009 will be fine!

So, for the first time in a LOOONG time I got drunk last night. It wasn't the belligerent drunk. Just the damn I feel good drunk. Over at that one place

Now on to the HATT Scavenger Hunt and I'm kind of nervous slash excited for it.