In order to achive my goal of 50 blog posts and to hold myself accountable, I’ve decided to write a progress report every month.
First Goal Finished
One and a half hours of pain later, I now have a tatoo
I Bought A Van!
For the small price of $1,600 I purchased a 1968 Chevy G10. Get this, every shady van bought on craigslist comes with a free bowie knife in the passenger seat! The plan is to replace the engine/transmission and then do the necessary bodywork to make it look like the mystery machine. My mom doesn’t mind my tattoo, but she hates this van. She says it looks more fit for felonies involving candy and children than restoration.
Seven Books Finished
A road trip to Memphis, TN (Cousin’s Wedding) and a road trip to Dayton, OH (Grampa’s Birthday) provided ample time for reading. Here are my very short book reviews.
|Influence||6/28/2014||Great! Science backing up how people are influenced||Yes|
|The Productive Person: A How to Guide||7/2/2014||Short! Different daily schedules||No|
|The Top 10 Distinctions Between Millionaires and The Middle Class||7/5/2014||Quick! But great, should reread||Yes|
|The Right Stuff||7/14/2014||Awesome! Chuck Yeager is a bad ass||Yes|
|The Millionaire Next Door||7/26/2014||Millionaires are frugal. Book is long-winded||No|
|The Flinch||7/27/2014||Go for it. Take cold showers||Yes|
|Meat is For Pussies||7/30/2014||Eat vegetables. Fuck Meat. Love Animals||No|
The Revenge of Beethoven
Last year, I was able to learn Fur Elise with haphazard practice. The third movement of the Moonlight Sonata is a different animal. The tempo moves at an absurd pace. I need to be able to play 640 notes per minute which seems superhuman at the moment. I also made a $1,000 down payment on a baby grand piano.
13,000 Views for Lethal Engineering
My rocket launcher video got featured on the website Hackaday which garnered more views in two days than I was able to accomplish all of last year. It also sparked a lot of controversy in the comments as Hackaday posted it right after the Malaysian airliner was shot down by a rocket launcher.
Times I went to church = 0
Volunteer Hours = 0
Yards swam = 0
Miles Ran = 31.53
Miles Biked = 62.68
Overall a succesful first month. More to come.