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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

48) Finish setting up Greta's old laptop as a video player for Seamus

47) Get rid of the TV

46) Find out what music I've missed over the past ten years

Around 1998, I pretty much stopped listening to the radio and/or being exposed to new music ... I recently made a mix CD for Greta to listen to in the car, and the most recent music on there was Nirvana and the Pixies. And when I pick up Rolling Stone in a waiting room, it might as well be from a foreign country. It's time to find out if there are any new artists from the Aughties that I would enjoy!

Edit: Amy Winehouse is the one exception; our friend Evelin's recommendation caused me to seek her out ... as soon as I started listening to her, though, her life turned into a disaster. I think I jinxed her.

45) Write a novel

This is almost as important a goal as flossing!

44) Meet Miss Cora Turner

43) Have a dim sum reunion at Mandarin Court with Kristen and John

Monday, January 5, 2009

42) Every morning when I wake up, before getting out of bed, practice relaxation breathing, welcome the new day, and be grateful to have woken up

41) Take dance lessons

Hopefully with Greta!

40) Get certified in CPR and first aid

39) Find and contact six people from my past with whom I regret having lost touch

38) Get tattoo with Greta

37) Get a low, Japanese-style dining table / Seamus-play table and cushions

36) Cook a full, balanced meal at least once a week

35) Join some sort of group activity

Politics, a sport, a reading group ...

34) Skydive

This may require some creative lobbying of Greta.

33) See ENT specialist

I'm tired of not being able to breath properly through my nose.

32) After learning to meditate, practice it daily

31) Learn to meditate

30) Read and update this blog every day

29) Write email, blog posts, Facebook entries, etc. for at least a half hour every day

28) Write creatively for at least a half hour every day

27) Read a book or (at least semi-serious) magazine for a half hour every day

26) Create and maintain a "this week in the jimmasphere" blog

This will be a fun project and also serve as a family blog aggregator, which my family really needs!

I want to do it every Wednesday, because Wednesdays suck.

25) Check family & friends' blogs, Facebook etc. daily

and don't be too lazy to leave comments!

24) When snacking, eat only healthy foods

23) Read at least one book to Seamus every day

Or at least attempt to! Sometimes he's not in the mood.

22) Call each set of parents at least once a week

21) Send out birthday, anniversary, and holiday cards and presents to everyone on our calendar

20) Except in dire circumstances, do not carry any additional debt for longer than 30 days

19) Pay off half of our total debt by the end of the 1001 days

18) Give Seamus a real hug every day

17) Give Greta a real hug every day

16) Tell Seamus that I love him every day, and mean it when I say it

15) Tell Greta that I love her every day, and mean it when I say it

14) Take Seamus on a special excursion at least once a week

13) Volunteer at least 40 hours per year

12) Run the 2010 NYC Marathon

For a charity -- probably Paul Newman's Hole In The Wall Gang.

11) Run a half-marathon

10) Run a 10K

9) Run a 5K, beating my previous time

8) Reach optimal body fat percentage

Exact number TBD

7) Reach optimal weight

Exact amount TBD

6) Eat at least one serving of fresh (not frozen) veggies per week

5) Eat at least one serving of veggies per day

4) Eat at least one piece of fruit per day

3) Floss daily

Amusing, I know ... but next to exercise and diet, this is the next most important thing that I can think of to keep myself healthy (and, in the long term, save money).

2) Go to the gym at least three days a week

1) Get on a regular and healthy sleep schedule

This will require Seamus' cooperation. In other words, my very first goal is the one with the lowest probability of success.