Thursday, November 12, 2009

Star Wars Timeline and Checklists Updates


I have updated the 4 Star Wars checklists on my site. These include the Complete Star Wars Timeline, the Star Wars Digital Stories Checklist, the Star Wars Video Games Checklist, and the Star Wars Comics Checklist. Head on over to my Star Wars page to see the new versions or head on over to my Updates page to see what all the new change/additions are.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Personal Updates - November

10 Months in

1. Finish the first draft of my fiction novel.
Start of 2009 - I have the first 1/3rd of the book written
February 1st - Nothing more written
March 1st - Nothing more written
April 1st - Nothing more written
May 1st - Nothing
June 1st - Nothing
July 1st - Still Nothing
August 1st - Notta
September 1st - Still nothing, I hope to start once my new laptop arrives and I am a little more organized with school.
October 1st - Still nothing. Have laptop, just need time now.
November 1st - Notta

2. Drop my weight to 167lbs.
Start of 2009 - I started the year at ~185
February 1st - ~180
March 1st - 175.2
April 1st - 172.2

May 1st - 172.2 (somehow again)
June 1st - 171.0 (Finally something)
July 1st - 172.2 (I bet the scale likes me at this)
August 1st - 171.2 (Yea, back down a little)
September 1st - 172.8 (and back up, apparently doing only aerobics does not help you lose weight. Unfortunately I am doing a triathlon in 2 weeks so that is the main focus of my training.
October 1st - 172.2
November 1st - 171.8

3. Pay off all my credit cards.
Start of 2009 - I started the year with 5 credit cards with balances and one relative we owed money to.
February 1st - Payed back the relative. Still 5 cards with balances.
March 1st - Payed off 1 card. 4 cards with balances.
April 1st - Payed off another card. Currently 3 cards with balances.
May 1st - Payed off one more. Down to 2 cards with balances. 1 with 0% APR until 2011 though so that one may be waiting a while.
June 1st - Still 2 cards to pay off
July 1st - Still 2 cards to pay off
August 1st - Still 2 cards to pay off
September 1st - Still 2
October 1st - Actually down to 1 now. Payed off the one card, and now the last card has a 0% APR until 2011, so this will probably not be payed off this year. But otherwise I mostly achieved this goal.

November 1st - Still the 1

Other achievements of note.
Mostly focused on school at the moment. 2 classes are only 1/2 semester and 1 is completely done. The other will be done next week, so that should at least give me a little more time.

This month I got the chance to go home for a couple of days, then I saw Star Wars in Concert (awesome), and then went up to the annual GSA meeting, where I gave my first professional presentation. Overall I thought it went well. But I have been pretty busy lately.

I also announced that I have a new baby on the way, and other than that I have no real exciting news. But I'm already thinking of my goals for next year. A couple of them are going to be extensions of the ones for this year that didn't get finished.