Friday, June 20, 2008

That Time Again

This month has been quite productive. Well, I've perceived it that way. Now let's go through the list to see if my feeling holds true.

As always new(ish) information is in italics.

1. Get regular vocal coaching (see also #14) [I got a phone number for a guy. Need to call it.]
2. Record 2 more tracks for CD (Sometime in 2020 you'll all be getting the finished product for Christmas.)
3. Night Before Christmas for fam (make a book? buy them? convince this guy to illustrate a version and help him publish it?)
4. Continue Floor Barre classes - IN PROGRESS as always.
5. Add another hour per week of exercise (3 sessions of 20 minutes each per week) - I stopped doing this. Having trouble getting back to it.
6. Submit Chekhov or Speed Dating play to 20 places - Still submitted to one place. I also wrote a screenplay for an actor-director team so I'm counting that as a submission of sorts, too. So 2 down, 18 to go. Just got a lead on a place to submit a few things.
7. Book Shakespeare 10 places
8. Go on a date - Should I enter profile into this?
9. New Year at the steam pipes
10. 2 field trips with Alita We've been to the Botanical Gardens and out to lunch and we're about to go to the Mermaid Parade for her birthday (so. old.). I think we'll do more before year's end but I'm counting this DONE.
11. Post-Thanksgiving Open House
12. Find director for Chekhov - I'm changing this to find a director for the Speed Dating play, which is DONE and is working out wonderfully.
13. Reading of Chekhov - In accordance with #12 I'm changing this to a second run of the Speed Dating play in NYC. We've got a director, we're doing it in MA so this might not be too difficult. More of a reach than changing this to performing it in MA.
14. Find new vocal coach
15. Sing live
16. Hang pictures
18. Perform at Boerum Hill nursing home sing along
19. Lobsterbake (June) - DONE
20. Complete play for Women's Night (Feb) - DONE
21. Complete non verbal piece for Women's Night (Feb) - DONE
22. Complete admin work for Women's Night (Feb) - DONE
23. Perform Women's Night (Feb 15 & 16) - DONE
24. Polish up 3 short stories - Working on a new short story and recovering from computer fright.
25. 20 short story submissions - I ask again, where do I do this? Or really, where do I find a list of places to which I should submit?
26. Go to Met Museum
27. See South Pacific - DONE
28. See Farnsworth Invention - Totally missed this.
29. 3 activist actions that do not include the use of form e-mail (suggestions welcome) - saving Lorry and donating to Jen Lemen's friend. 2 down, 1 to go. I may make a political contribution.
30. See an opera
31. Go to MoMA
32. Go to Frick - DONE in Jan when ChemE came to visit.
33. Fix back-up hard drive
34. Install Final Draft (script writing software)
35. Learn how to use Final Draft
36. Continue Weight Watchers eating plan - At 128 today but that's not too bad.
37. Meet goal weight of 125 - DONE!!!!!!!!! MOTHERFUCKING DONE!!!!!!!!!
38. Check in on this list once per month - This makes more posts about 108 in 2008 than there were posts about 107 in 2007.
39. Re-do work files - Turns out I file once a year. I filed a lot today and am nearly caught up.
40. Keep work files current - See above re: only filing once a year.
41. Clean out closets
42. Set up home filing system
43. Gyn appointment
44. Dentist appointment
45. Buy scanner
46. Scan family photos
47. Auntie Blanche's birthday (98 on August 23)
48. Trip to beach
49. Post photos to Flickr - Calling this DONE, it's a habit and something I love.
50. Invest 1/2 savings
51. See accountant in person - DONE, now I just need to pay the poor woman.
52. Re-work investments to maximize return
53. Sort out IRA contribution
54. NaBloPoMo (Nov)
55. Go to Brooklyn Museum
56. Update address book - I've been doing a little work on this here and there, not too much, though, don't want to overtax my delicate system (snort!).
57. Make Christmas cards
58. Take more photos (practice makes perfect after all) - Totally happening all the time, hundreds of photos at a clip. DONE
59. Learn more about how I'm taking those photos (suggestions welcome) - Audio Girl found me a one day class at ICP that will teach me all about my camera. It's a little under $300 but I think it'll be worth it. Maybe in August or Sept.
60. Read 4 classic/good-for-me books (perhaps from this list Chrome mentioned) - Orlando done and quite enjoyed even. Add that to Sin & Syntax and you've got 2 down, 2 to go.
61. Plan 40th birthday celebration for Jan 2009 (trip? party? both? both, right?) - Yes to both. Having trouble finding a venue. Do I throw a party not on my actual birthday weekend in order to get the venue I know or do I look for a new venue for my birthday weekend.
62. Research health insurance providers - Gah, have done a little of this.
63. Change health insurance providers if appropriate
64. Bring lunch 3 days/week - Having trouble with this lately but still ahead of the curve. I've been busy on weekends so haven't been cooking which is the trouble. Cooking takes a looooong time for me.
65. Get photos framed
66. Get contact lenses
67. Make out will
68. Inquire about grave plot
69. Renew passport
70. Submit for print audition (actors access?)
71. Submit for commercial audition
72. Write Aunt Rena once/month - Still going well.
73. Write Auntie Blanche once/month - Still going well and I've seen her and will see her again soon.
74. Cook once/week (doing this is integral to being able to do #64) - Need to get back on the wagon. Have groceries, should be able to do it.
75. Go to Cyclones game (Kath has said that I can tag along on one of their trips this summer)
76. Take all vacation days - I took one day just to write and another to write and to recuperate from a trip. So, 14 more to go!
77. Make new cookbook pages (this may morph into making another homemade Christmas gift)
78. God's Love for Thanksgiving
79. Solve electric meter problem
80. Write on something significant (short story, play, etc.) 15 minutes/day, 5 days per week - I think I'm averaging this but I'm not writing a small amount consistently, I'm writing a larger amount with more space in between.
81. Send Christmas thank you notes - Must finish this.
82. Vocal warm-up 5 days/week
83. Physical warm-up 5 days/week
84. Pay extra mortgage payment
85. Get facial
86. Record financial outgoings faithfully (see #96 re: Quicken)
87. Get Elvis's ultrasound (May) - DONE! and an X-ray and new meds and Jesus Lord he's expensive.
88. Complete at least half of the items on this list (I'm so meta) - Looking good but still a close race.
89. Actually hang up my Christmas wreath properly
90. Change over to those swirly energy saver light bulbs - I've installed a grand total of 1. But it's one more than before.
91. Host Supper Club
92. Host Brunch
93. Get lip biopsied - DONE and yet still inconclusive.
94. Wear sunscreen every day - Habit. DONE
95. 30 minutes per week home improvement (above and beyond my definition of maintenance cleaning) - Trying, weakly.
96. Learn how to set up a new "me" in Quicken (Any Quicken experts out there? I took a look at it last night and I don't know if I know how to do it right. And I want to know how to record cash purchases, too.)
97. Go to one participatory music event for the holidays
98. Finish sending out 2007 Holiday cards (I'm 2/3 done!) - This just ain't getting done.
99. Re-organize kitchen cabinets
100. Apply creams/lotions/oils/ungents to scar daily - Doing it.
101. Get new digital camera - DONE
102. Send birthday cards (preferably before the birthday) - Doing OK.
103. Travel once outside of "event" trips (birthdays, Christmas, lobsterbake etc.) - DONE, DC Day trip.
104. Floss thrice weekly - Perhaps I should have said just once...for the year.
105. Move Music and Photos to desktop Mac - I moved the photos (three times! oops), need to learn how to do the music just once.
106. Leap more often (as opposed to plan, plot, think, prepare ex. I just decided to produce an evening of work by my female friends and the next day I sent out an e-mail.) - This is so impossible to quantify. It feels like I'm getting better, though.
107. Make at least 1 of the books in #60 a non-fiction (maybe the Omnivore's Dilemma, definitely not Fast Food Nation. Probably better if it's not a food book at all. I have enough trouble with food already right now.) - I read Sin & Syntax so this is DONE.
108. Finish this list. DONE!

DONE: 19 (+6 from May. At this rate I might actually complete #88)

In Progress: 29 (+5, which is especially nice considering I changed a few of these to DONE this time around)


  1. Anonymous11:36 AM


    Have you ever looked at the book "Writer's Market" for story submissions? It lists all the places you can get published plus all the quidelines for each place. They have a general one but also editions that focus on novels and short stories, children's books, poetry, etc.

    They publish the book every year with updated information. That can get expensive so, rather than buy it, I check it out of the library.

  2. #8: of course you should! preferably with photo in mermaid costume!