Friday, 2 March 2012

Resolutions Update 2

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments and well wishes. I'm feeling somewhat better? I just need a bit of time to mope.

But it's the beginning of the month, so let's check up on how well I'm following my resolutions since last month.

Here we go...

Goal 1:

I enter the 4th week of the 100 push-up guide. I've learned a few things such as push-ups are really hard to do when you're tired. That's my excuse for the slow progress on this guide. Not going to blame my scrawny physique if possible.

Also, strange unintended side effect, the constant push-ups are slowly giving me a six-pack. I don't know if this is normal, or if I'm getting abs because I'm so thin and lack any fat but hey, I'm not complaining.

No I am not using one of these. (Bonus points to anyone who gets the reference).

Goal #2:

Well, we all know how well the Internship Program went. Meaning I'm still left hunting for a job of some sort, preferably something research or Psychology related because that's all I've done for the last 4 years. But I'll be honest, if it pays well, I'll do it.

Like I said at the beginning, one place that I really wanted a job yet currently doesn't have any positions but they're willing to keep in touch with me and answer any questions I have in the future. It's pretty nice of them, really hoping something opens up within the next few months.

Goal #3:

Instead of finishing up a certain project,  I actually ended up starting another one with my friend Jean. I'm not going to say much on it until we're done. But if this actually if this works I plan on maybe posting a video of it in action.

I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with Pat Hatt's catch phrase "Enjoy your winter, smash a printer", but I will hopefully be melting through a printer with ease.

Glorious.

Goal 4:

I did a book review of Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk and I for those of you who read my review you'll know that I didn't care much for the book.

Also, that was supposed to be my January review. I'm still a bit behind on my February one so bear with me here. Depending on how closely you read things, D4 may have revealed the title of my next review.


BUT WAIT. This month I was given my first awards. A very big thank you to Vapid Vixen for The Charlie Sheen seal of Win. And then I was so very lucky to get awarded this:

Are you jealous? You should be.

Lord Phrozen describes this honor better than I can so hop on over to his blog to read the descriptions for everyone.

If you've given me an award and I haven't acknowledged it please leave a comment below. I love these things, validates my existence as a blogger.

50 comments:

  1. I am jealous of the lobster award and your manly abs.

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  2. Resolutions are like deadlines, best not to pay attention too them.

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  3. Oh, the pushups. I've been slacking of horribly for the past month or so. Blame school, I guess.
    I got a bit of abs of my own, but yeah, most likely due to me being really thin. Still, being so shows the muscle contours really quickly!

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  4. congrats on the award!

    maybe you can check out through internet about job availability? hehe

    fine. I'm kinda jealous ;p

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  5. Push ups are giving you a 6 pack. Damn. I want - well, 5 and a half would do too ;)

    Well, you mentioned that you're fond of awards and stuff, so there's one waiting for you at my blog.

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  6. Great to hear the push up thing is going so well man, it's definitely worth the hard work and effort and I'm glad to hear you're getting the results you deserve. Great to hear you're still going all out on these resolutions in March, not everybody keeps at their resolutions like we do!

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  7. Good job on putting up goals for yourself, many people don't realise how much of their time they are wasting unfocused. You're on the right path! :)

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  8. Nice Strong Bad reference! Are they still up on Homestarrunner.com?

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  9. hahahaha oh if you smash or burn up a printer I have to see that. I'll even post the video and do a rhyme..hahaha

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  10. do NOT complain when you seeing great results like having a six-pack. i know you're complaining, but don't even wonder why :p
    the closest i've gotten is a four-pack :(

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  11. I am jealous of the lobster, he's so tight! But I'm also very interested in seeing this vid you speak of.

    Way to go on the 6 pack. I can only grow four, so, again, jelly becomes me.

    I hope you hear from that company. I've got my fingers crossed for you.

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  12. Moping is good and so is venting. Talk, talk and talk some more. It will be good for you.

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  13. Well done on the award!

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  14. SHWEET! Winning awards is awesome.

    And, I'm sure you'll figure things out.

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  15. that lobster blog badge is cool

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  16. Hah CONGRATS! You've popped your award cherry!

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  17. okay i give you international award

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  18. Having trouble with my connection here so no sure if anything went through yet. Tried to post a comment once but...

    Anyway, hope everything sorts out for the best of course! And good for you that you're developing a six-pack.... very cool! lol Also, congrats on those awards!

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  19. You're way ahead of most just remembering you've made resolutions! And congrats on the blog award, too!

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  20. Wait a moment!? Push-up doesn't give you abs, crunches do! Are you really sure you're not using Ab-abber?

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  21. Congratulations on the blogging award, you deserve it! And try not to let your other stresses get you down, things should improve soon, and yes I love the spiders XD xxx

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  22. Howdy fellow lobster! sweet digs. I'm a large individual and I did the 100 push up challenge and somewhere in the 4-6 weeks period everyone hits a slump. Most people cannot keep pace with the program and end up repeating a week (or maybe more than one) Keep at it, the program goes from ok this isn't so bad to holy fuck my arms may fall off!

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  23. Oh cool, I'm following the one hundred push up program as well!

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  24. I can;t wait for your review. I love that one on so many levels. SO many.

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  25. Trogdoor!! Ok, not the same episode, but it is an awesome reference! I actually own a Coach Z tshirt. (proudly bought during my college years and has somehow survived till today despite it being one of my favorites)

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  26. Congrats on your awards and six pack haha. I'm actually thinking about trying out that push up thing myself, so thanks for that! Sorry things have been so rough for you money and internship wise, but I have faith in you my friend! I can tell from this blog you are very talented, so I know you will succeed!

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  27. Keep on those resolutions man! (I'm actually going to check out that 100 push up link)

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  28. ha. Pat Hat has all the kick ass sayings/slogans.

    I'm guessing the six pack is forming from when you tense your midsection/core while your doing your push ups. Cool little bonus if you ask me.

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  29. Good luck with your new resolutions.

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  30. Push-ups gives you six-packs!??! Hmmm.... maybe I should do them too now! LOL!! Nah! I'm too feeble and old! But good for you!!!

    Love that you have monthly goals - and you surpass them! Yes you have! Good luck with your job hunting - hope this place you really like will get in touch soon!

    Melting a printer!?!? The mind boggles!

    Yay for your super duper award! Take care
    x

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  31. Well done on sticking to your resolutions, and well done on your award. Just well done in general. Well done.

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  32. Haha, I've already forgotten my resolutions. What a load a use that did me.

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  33. you sir, are a class A blogger

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  34. Congrats on your blog award and congrats on your six pack ;)

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  35. It's true! Pushups will strengthen your core but I don't think they'll give you a true six pack on their own.

    I read Palahniuk's "Haunted" and that book didn't float my boat. He may be overrated, me thinks.

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  36. This 100 pushup thing really works? Something I need to try out I guess.

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  37. Love the update post even if things went not as planend or new projects take over old ones lol So when do we get a pic of your new 6 pack :-D ?

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  38. You're move through your resolutions so at least that's good. I'm a big proponent of at least starting something, even if you don't finish it by your goal date :)

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  39. yep, Damien, skinny people get push up results fast. A dozen of them every day and you should see results in a month or even less. For us with bellies it takes decades :)

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  40. Congrats on the awards, Lobster blog one looks cool

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  41. I think it is great that you re-evaluate your goals regularly because I don't...and really I should!

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  42. I think the pushups goal is a really good one! I could use some toning up in both my stomach and my arms.

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  43. Why wouldn't you use a Sharpie? I use mine to draw on some wicked pecs.

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  44. Lol HP I really despise that company!

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  45. I'm jealous--of your award and your six pack.

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