- Write approx. 80,000 new words of fiction. This is updated from “write another 80,000 word draft of my novel”. Good news, re-writing the goal helped me get motivated. As if to say “all of my writing counts”. Bad news, I’m still about 48% of the target pace:
- Run or walk at least 10 miles every week. Though we were a little behind in the winter (i.e., not walking to work in 0 degree temps, thanks) we’re ahead of pace here in the spring:
…at 233.19 miles total walked/ran thus far.
- Hike 10 new trails/mountains in 2007. No new progress. Hopefully notch one today and add it on…
- Mix at least 1 hour every week. Erm… My gig in April helped skew the average in my favor but overall this has not worked out to be a reality:
- Read 12 new books this year. Let us enumerate them: The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, three Dashiell Hammett mysteries (which we’ll count as one), Magic for Beginners, The Postman, Siddhartha & Demian, The No Asshole Rule, Blindsight, Old Man’s War, Invisible Cities, River of Goods, Oryx & Crake (which I had been convinced that I had previously read but upon reading discovered I had not), A Dirty Job, Year’s Best Science Fiction (17th edition), Cat’s Eye, and two Raymond Chandler mysteries (which we’ll count as one). My graph looks like this:
- Master CSS. Uh… Still don’t know how to quantify that one. I feel pretty comfortable saying I’ve reasonably accomplished this. A satisfactory mastery, if you will.
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4 Responses to goals for 2007: quarterly check-in
I run by your house 3 times a week. You’re welcome to pop down to the bike path and do it up.
With cross browser idiosyncrasies does anyone truly ever master css? The css exams are easy and short so its hard to know what mastery entails.
@Scott: I suppose it’s *because* of the cross-browser idiosyncrasies that I set that as a goal for myself. Indeed, narrowing down some identifiable marker as the indication of mastery, that’s the biggest challenge of all.
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