Previous Monthly Goal Tracker

January 2015:

  1. Plain Bread: Attempted, unsuccessful.  Did not successfully activate yeast
  2. Make Pelmeni: Attempted, mostly successful.  Still have problems with dough inflating during boiling
  3. Read Catch 22: Completed.  Enjoyed the book, especially the non-linear storytelling style
  4. Attend a Minnesota Swarm (Lacrosse) Game: Completed.  Fun times.
  5. New Vegetable (Leeks): Completed, made potato leek soup (several variations) and roasted leeks
  6. Best Picture movies: All 6 watched
  7. Peanut Butter Chocolate Cheesecake: Completed, and delicious
  8. Red-Wine corned beef: Completed, delicious, but dried out fast.
  9. Finish assembling my Khador Army: Started, but not finished
  10. Bass Song: Immigrant’s Song by Led Zeppelin: Started, but not finished
  11. Acoustic Song: Babe I’m Going to Leave You by Led Zeppelin: Started by not finished
  12. Description blog: Started but not finished

February 2015:

  1. Acoustic Song: Fur Elise by Beethoven: Started but not finished
  2. Bass Song: Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana: Started but not finished
  3. Description blog: Started but not finished
  4. Cinnamon Raisin Bread: Completed, eaten
  5. Creme Brulee Cheesecake: Completed, eaten
  6. Clean the Apartment: Started, not finished
  7. Read Ulysses by James Joyce: Started, not finished, REALLY LONG
  8. Make Chicken stock: Completed, delicious
  9. Finish Assembling Khador Army: Completed
  10. Best Picture movies: All 6 watched
  11. Visit the Walker Museum: Completed
  12. Cook with Brussels Sprouts:  Completed, mostly roasted, always delicious.

March 2015

  1. Practice the Acoustic guitar 10 times: Not Started
  2. Practice the Bass guitar 10 times: Not Started
  3. Description Blog Article for Writing Website: Not Started
  4. Finish Ulysses by James Joyce: Started, almost completed
  5. Bake Apple Cinnamon Bread: Not Started
  6. Samoa Cheesecake: Completed
  7. Give my apartment a spring cleaning: Started, some progress
  8. Finish Revising my first book: Started, good amount of progress
  9. Finish three computer games I am close to finishing: Finished two of three (Tomb Raider and Sniper Elite V2)
  10. Next 6 Best Picture winners: Saw Two (Rebecca and How Green was my Valley)
  11. Visit the Minnesota Historical Society: Completed
  12. Cook with Cabbage: Partially completed, only one recipe tried.

April 2015

  1. Practice the Acoustic guitar 10 times: 2 of 10
  2. Practice the Bass guitar 10 times: 1 of 10
  3. Description Blog Article:  Started, not finished
  4. Book: 1984 by George Orwell: Completed
  5. Bake Apple Cinnamon Bread: Not Started
  6. Cadbury Cream Egg Cheesecake: Completed
  7. Next 6 Best Picture Winners (4 of 6: Mrs. Miniver, Casablanca, Going my Way, the Lost Weekend)
  8. Visit the Minnesota Science Museum: Not done
  9. Cauliflower: two recipes tried (veggie hot wings and cauliflower pizza crust).
  10. Complete Car Repairs: door and resistor motor fixed, hubcaps on order.
  11. Completed Camp NaNoWriMo challenge: Nope. ~15,000 words done.
  12. Three new ethnic foods: Completed; Thai, Korean and Ethiopian.

May 2015

  1. Hapsburg Exhibit at the Minnesota Institute of Art – Completed
  2. Apple Cinnamon Bread – Completed
  3. Goat Cheese Cheesecake – Not Completed
  4. Host a Game Day – Not Completed
  5. Next Six Movies (The Best Years of Our Lives; Gentleman’s Agreement, Hamlet, All the King’s Men, All About Eve, An American in Paris) – Three of Six
  6. Vegetable: Asparagus – Completed
  7. Article – Started, not completed
  8. Cook with Fish Three Times – Completed
  9. Acoustic Guitar: 10 times, fifteen minutes – Started, not completed
  10. Bass Guitar: 10 times, fifteen minutes – Started, not completed
  11. Book: The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway. – Started, not completed
  12. Bike 126 miles during the course of the month. – Started, not completed

June 2015

  1. Broad Bean Vegetables – Partially Completed
  2. Goat Cheese Cheesecake – Completed
  3. Feta Bacon Bread – Completed
  4. Acoustic: 10 times – Partially Completed
  5. Bass: 10 times – Partially Completed
  6. Blog – Completed
  7. Northern Spark – Completed
  8. Book: Finish Sun Also Rises; Start and Finish Fahrenheit 451 – Completed
  9. Host a Game – Completed
  10. Try 3 different sauces – Completed
  11. Bike 160 miles – Partially Completed
  12. Next eight movies – All Completed
    1. All the King’s Men
    2. All About Eve
    3. An American in Paris
    4. The Greatest Show on Earth
    5. From Here to Eternity
    6. On the Waterfront
    7. Marty
    8. Around the World in 80 days.

July

  • Vegetable: Summer Squash – Partially Completed
  • Cheesecake: Salted Caramel – Completed
  • Bread: Scones – Partially Completed
  • Acoustic: 10 x 20 minutes practices, try to learn one song – Started
  • Bass: 10 x 20 minutes practices, try to learn one song – Not-started
  • Blog: 1 writing blog-post each week (Thursdays) – Started
  • Book: Slaughterhouse 5 by Kurt Vonnegut – Completed
  • Location: Como Zoo and Conservatory – Completed
  • Next 8 Best Pictures Winners (*Movies I’m seeing again after many years) – Completed
    1. Marty
    2. Around the World in 80 Days
    3. Gigi
    4. Ben Hur*
    5. The Apartment
    6. West Side Story*
    7. Tom Jones
    8. My Fair Lady*
  • Free: Go Vegetarian for 7 days – Completed
  • Free: 20 minutes of exercise, every day (other than biking) [For example: yoga, weights, Warrior Dash]. – Started
  • Free: Bike 160 miles, including 2 x 20+ mile bike rides – Started

August 2015

  • Bread: Pizza Crust – Not Started
  • Vegetable: Eggplant – Not Started
  • Cheesecake: Cinnabon (or some sort of cinnamon). – Not Started
  • Outing: Mill City Museum – Not Started
  • Book: Jules Verne (got a couple to choose from; may do more than one). – Completed
  • Movies (* denotes one I haven’t seen since I was much younger): – 1 of 8 completed
    • Sound of Music*
  • Classical Guitar: 10 x 20 minute practice sessions (minimum) – Not Started
  • Bass Guitar: 10 x 20 minute practice sessions (minimum) – Not Started
  • Blog: Article on writing combat – Started
  • Free: Add 20,000 words to my book – 7897 of 20,000 goal
  • Free: Bike 160 miles (I am really enjoying the challenge of this one, and without a Warrior dash to take me down I should be able to do it). – 40 miles biked of 160 goal
  • Free: Organize my apartment. – Started
  • Cheesecake: Cinnabon cheesecake – Completed
  • Vegetable: Eggplant & Runner Bean recipes – One Eggplant
  • Bread:  homemade Pizza dough – Completed
  • Acoustic: 10 x 20 minute practices – Started
  • Bass: 10 x 20 minute practices – Started
  • Blog: thoughts on combat – Started
  • Book: The Surprising Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe – Started
  • Next 8 Best Picture Movies: – 4 of 8
    • A Man for all Season
    • In the Heat of the Night
    • Oliver
    • Midnight Cowboy
  • Outing: Mill City Museum – completed
  • Free: Savor 160 miles of biking – 60 miles bikes
  • Free: Spend some time each day working on a creative project: a book or game, or something fun. – Done and then some
  • Free: Finish organizing, give the apartment a deep clean, revel in a clean apartment – Started, good progress, incomplete
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