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WHAT’S UP WENZDAY POINT #1:
My son pointed out to me that this is the last day we’ll see the repetition of the date like we are seeing it today: 12/12/12.
I’m so boring*. I responded, “There will be another one in 13/13/13.” (Content Manager Edit… I’m not sure how this would transpire since there is no thirteenth month?? – Do you all see what I have to deal with here? ~ Andi-Roo’s Hubz)
He looked at me like I’m stupid, (see above) so I clarified, “Okay, so you and I won’t see it. But *WE* the human population will see it. Assuming humans survive the apocalypse. Which is, you know, iffy. So then maybe you’re right.”
It’s no wonder my son isn’t impressed with me lately. That’s okay. The feeling’s mutual, kid!
I didn’t point out how silly the whole thing is, which I think is really nice of me. I mean, the date isn’t 12/12/12.
It’s 12/12/2012. That is much more boring, I know. But I already accused myself of that*, so get off me.
WHAT’S UP WENZDAY POINT #2:
“If you’re vowing to make a change in your life,
figure out a way to set a target for yourself
– a concrete, measurable, and manageable target.
It’s surprisingly effective.”
Target. Goal. Resolution. You see where I’m going with this. Yeah, it’s that time of year. This particular assignment fell at an appropriate period of my life.
On Saturdays I have been working through making a Life Plan, part of which is going to entail the settings of “targets” and whatnot. Probably lots of follow-through tactics as well, I imagine. I’m hoping there is ice cream. Off topic? Maybe. Important? Abso-fucking-lutely.
So anyway, one of the “targets” I plan to aim for is to lose maybe like, I don’t know, 50 pounds or something? Maybe 30. We’ll see how I feel at that point. I’m being vague here because I don’t have to settle on an actual number till next weekend, and I’d like to put off the inevitable for as long as possible. Another “target” I aim to hit is completion of my novel. That one involves breakdown of several points like word counts, and hours per week, and chapters per whatever, and drafts and edits and blah-blah-blah boringness. I’m not going to get into all that HERE when I will have to do again THERE. That would be repetitious. Repetitious. Repetitious. Repetitious.
So those are two of the “targets” I’ll be talking about at some point when I absolutely have to. Which isn’t today. So the end.
If you missed the first few weeks of my Happiness Project, or want to catch up on the Assignments so you can create your OWN Happiness Project, click here for a list of the first several lessons.
WHAT’S UP WENZDAY POINT #3:
I am completing the first portion of my re-worked outline AS. WE. SPEAK. Okay, not really. I mean, I will have spent my promised two hours for the week on my outline by the time you read this. So hoorayz!
Still no running. And no home organization either. Small victories, people. Besides, my birthday was this week. Doesn’t that count for ANYTHING around here???
WHAT’S UP WENZDAY POINT #4:
BONUS MATERIAL —
Totally not a movie, but exciting nonetheless — My hubz purchased the first season of the HBO show GAME OF THRONES for my birthday. It wasn’t an entirely selfless purchase, as he had been wanting to watch it as badly as I did. But it was a complete surprise because it’s been eons since we purchased DVDs for each other. As I have stated in the past, our primary source of entertainment is via Netflix or Amazon Prime, both of which have a lot of movies and programs available that we have never seen. GAME OF THRONES was not one of them, however, so we were psyched to finally watch the first episode!
Keep in mind, my hubz and I are absolute fantasy / sci-fi geeks and are reading the series upon which the show is based. He is about to begin the third book, whereas I have yet to finish the second. With two hours per day spent commuting back-n-forth to work, he has a distinct advantage over me!
- Bedside Table (same as last week): Am currently reading CLOUD ATLAS by David Mitchell.
Next up: GHOSTWRITTEN, also by David Mitchell.
- Living Room (same as last week): #1 in the Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant, FEED.
- Desk (same as last week): PLOT & STRUCTURE by James Scott Bell.
Next up: Another in the “Write Great Fiction” series, CHARACTERS, EMOTION & VIEWPOINT by Nancy Kress.
- iPod (audio book) (same as last week): #4 in the Inheritance cycle by Christopher Paolini, INHERITANCE.
Next up: #2 in the series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, A CLASH OF KINGS.
- With Abbie (same as last week): #2 in The Chronicles of Narnia, by C.S. Lewis — PRINCE CASPIAN.
Next up: Lots of Christmas books from the library! It’s that time of year, right? Thus far we have read the following:
SHREK THE HALLS adapted by Catherine Hapka
PADDINGTON BEAR AND THE CHRISTMAS SURPRISE by Michael Bond
BAH! HUMBUG? by Lorna Balian
And that’s what’s up Wenzday.
Hope your Hump-Day is full of hump-ish good times.
I’d love to hear what’s up with YOUR Wenzday!