Back on January 18th, 2011, I decided to share my progress of how well I was doing in keeping up with my 2011 New Years Resolutions in a series of monthly reports as a way for people including myself to gauge my progress. This is my final report which ends exactly one year for the start date. So how did I do? Well, to make it easier to figure out, I have a list of resolutions in bold black text, if this resolution is fully (100%) completed then the Bold text colour of the resolution in question changes to red, like shown previously. However, if the resolution is only partially completed, then a percentage will be given to three decimal places (The number of decimal places comes from my interest in Baseball.) in Bold Green Text, like shown previously. Bold Blue text means that I completely missed finishing this task in the time frame given. At the conclusion of this report I will sum up my progress into an overall figure and make a few closing remarks.
Get a Better Job in 2011. (By Better I mean more take home pay). (Completed)
Paint 731 miniatures to hopefully 3rd Generation specs. (Buttons in the right places.)
Complete 20 dives this year.
Bah! I have only completed three dives all year! Clearly, that needs to be fixed for next year. Hopefully work will be nice to me during the dive season and allow me to a few work sites close to dive sites next year. Port Dover on any Friday except a 13th would be perfect. (On a 13th, The Bikers take over the entire town!)
Completed: 15.000 %
Catch the Canadian Grand Prix live and in-person.
Well, what I had feared has come to pass. Namely that I did not make enough money to cover my expenses occurred to see the Canadian Grand Prix. I wanted to make a proper vacation out of it, so that would have set me back a huge chunk of change for the very small amount of money that I can spare. On the bright side, by next year I should have a passport and be in a position to catch the first ever Grand Prix in New Jersey. With luck, there will be a Sidepodcast meetup.
See 12 movies that I have not seen before.
Joining “Passchendaele” and “Tuskegee Airmen“, “The Eagle Has Landed”, “The Chinese Connection”, “The Day of the Jackal”, “Letters From Iwo Jima”, “Valkyrie”, and “For Your Eyes Only” the 2009 version of “Star Trek” ,“High Plains Drifter”. is “The Adventures of Don Juan” and “Heartbreak Ridge”
Well, it is pretty bad that I have only reported 7 of the 13 movies that I have seen in 2011, but I do plan to improve Jordan’s Film Watch for next year by including films that I have already seen and love, and hopefully I will watch the ones that I saw for last years season so that I can complete the series. Maybe I will expand a best of lists of not, but no fear, I Have future plans for Jordan on Film(s).
Just so you know, It is half marks for watching the film, and half marks for completing the review.
Catch the Toronto Molson Indy live and in-person.
Better luck in 2012! That’s about all I can say.
End the year at a lesser weight than I started in 2011.
I have lost almost 20 pounds since this time last year. I guess this was a complete success.
Go on more hikes this year. (at least greater than 12 hikes).
Pretty sad here. I think I went on 7 of 12 walks in total! I would really like to find out why this was the case.
Relearn how to type. (Benchmark is 52 rpm)
Sadly, I never really tried to complete this goal in 2011.
Completed: O %.
Find out the uniforms of the New York State Militia in the year 1812. (Completed)
Back in February I received my copy of “A Most Warlike Appearance: Uniforms, Flags, and equipment of the United States in the War of 1812″ and sure enough the chapter about the U.S. State Militias includes New York State. Unfortunately the information at the time of creation seems to have been a little sparse, with New York State having a very economical Uniform (Shared with many other neighbouring states) whose buttons (Labelled NYS) being the only way to tell that the bearer is from New York State. As to identifying what New York State Regiment the bearer is from, Your guess is as good as mine.
As an aside, I love the uniform of the State Troops of Connecticut “1st Company, Governor-General’s Foot Guards.” The only difference between them and British Grenadiers from the American Revolution is the facings are black instead of Royal Blue!
And we come to the overall completion section.
It is just the average number based on the sum of the 10 goals divided by the number of goals that I had set. By summing the percentages of the goals completed I have 737.076. That gives me 73.7076% of my goals completed. Not bad.
This is going to be the end of my resolutions until at least next year as I did not make any this year. My toy soldier progress will be in the Plastic Model Section of my site and real-life F1 stuff will go into my Formula 1 section. I am thinking about adding a diving section and a hiking section to my web site as well but we will see how it goes. I doubt Indycar will get its own page but I might cover a few races that interest me as a post.
So see you in 2012!