Short term goal thread — Totseans

Short term goal thread

ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
edited August 2012 in Spurious Generalities
ITT we post our short term goals & update when we achieve said goals.

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  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited June 2012
    Mine:

    1. Quit smoking. I hope to do this within a week. I'm only going to smoke 2 cigarettes a day then go cold turkey.

    2. Achieve the perfect body. I'm one of those people who can eat whatever they want & still be thin but in order to be very toned, I have to eat clean & workout like crazy. I've stepped it up & have been doing vigorous workouts for around 2-3 months now. Sometimes, I feel like I'm going to die, especially when I hike advanced trails. But, I'm sticking with it & I'm close to my goal. I hope to have an amazing body in the next month & a half.

    3. Get Lasik. I've wanted this for years. I did a lot of really 'questionable' things over the winter to make money for this. I've been putting it off because you can't wear contacts for 2 weeks before you get it done & I don't want to wear my glasses in public. This is my 6 month goal. I have really sensitive eyes & need to wear sunglasses during the day so I will probably wait till fall when it gets dark early so I can run errands in the evening.

    4. Go semi-legit. I hope to stop doing so many 'questionable' things. I'll always be a scumbag but I want to stop devoting so much time doing shady stuff. This is a 3 month goal.
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited June 2012
    Get in contact with Shelbea West.
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    Apply Anti-Mosquito Repellent

    Delete some files.
  • RemadERemadE Global Moderator
    edited June 2012
    Move back from University and unpack stuff

    Enter drug and food rehab (before my surgery)

    Stay in shape ;)
  • edited June 2012
    Learn more.
    See more.
    Do more.

    Short and sweet :thumbsup:
  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited June 2012
    This is the type of shit I've been hiking. I took that pic looking down.

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    I've been doing trails marked as advanced & they are a fucking workout!

    Only smoked 2 cigarettes yesterday & 1 so far today.
  • CloudcatCloudcat Regular
    edited June 2012
    I want to publish a successful book. Also, move back to America. And run a mile in under 6 minutes. Eat cinnamon pie. Smoke a clove cigarette. I can't think of anything else :o

    That Lasik thing sounds like a good idea. I have really bad eyes but I never wear glasses because I hate being dependent on things. Maybe I should do that too.
  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited June 2012
    Cloudcat wrote: »
    I want to publish a successful book. Also, move back to America. And run a mile in under 6 minutes. Eat cinnamon pie. Smoke a clove cigarette. I can't think of anything else :o

    That Lasik thing sounds like a good idea. I have really bad eyes but I never wear glasses because I hate being dependent on things. Maybe I should do that too.

    I've never heard of cinnamon pie.

    I've spend the past 2 days working on my book.

    About the Lasik, I'm going to get prescription sunglasses to wear during the 2 weeks I can't wear contacts so I don't have to choose between wearing sunglasses to not be blinded by the sun but being blind or wearing my glasses but being blinded by the sun. I saw an advertisement for a place in town about prescription sunglasses for $100 so I'm going to go there & see I can get them that cheap with my script. I know it's a waste spending $100 for something I won't need for very long but I only have a 2 month supply of contacts left so if I don't have the Lasik in the next 2 months, I will just wind up spending $100 for a 6 month supply of contacts (the ones I'm prescribed only come in a 6 month supply).
  • CloudcatCloudcat Regular
    edited June 2012
    No one's ever heard of cinnamon pie for some reason. But it's the best pie ever. It looks like this:

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cinnamon-pie/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=cinnamon%20pie&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

    That recipe really sucks though. When I tried making it following the directions exactly, I ended up with a burnt pie crust full of milky white paste. It's supposed to be more like custard I think. But the way I make it, it's a little bit more solid than pumpkin pie. I think it's better that way :o

    But yeah it's delicious.

    The book I'm trying to publish right now isn't actually mine. It's my friend's.

    My book will probably take another year or two to finish and publish. I haven't even really been writing it lately. It's cool that you've been working on yours though. I hope you get published soon :)
  • ThirdRockFromTheSunThirdRockFromTheSun <b style="color:blue;">Third<em style="color:pink;">Cock</em>FromThe<em style="color:brown;">Bum</em
    edited June 2012
    Complete TA Course
    Get a job
    Get Money (get bitches)
  • bornkillerbornkiller Administrator In your girlfriends snatch
    edited June 2012
    Short term huh?
    Eventually go to bed after completing part of my assignment.
  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited June 2012
    Cloudcat wrote: »
    No one's ever heard of cinnamon pie for some reason. But it's the best pie ever. It looks like this:

    http://allrecipes.com/recipe/cinnamon-pie/detail.aspx?event8=1&prop24=SR_Title&e11=cinnamon%20pie&e8=Quick%20Search&event10=1&e7=Home%20Page

    That recipe really sucks though. When I tried making it following the directions exactly, I ended up with a burnt pie crust full of milky white paste. It's supposed to be more like custard I think. But the way I make it, it's a little bit more solid than pumpkin pie. I think it's better that way :o

    But yeah it's delicious.

    The book I'm trying to publish right now isn't actually mine. It's my friend's.

    My book will probably take another year or two to finish and publish. I haven't even really been writing it lately. It's cool that you've been working on yours though. I hope you get published soon :)

    Lol, that's more for a long term goal thread. I consider short term goals to be obtainable within a year but I suppose everyone's definition varies.

    Even though you haven't finished your book yet, I'm your biggest fan. :heart: Maybe we could check out each others books when/if we meet. I've been working on my book for the past 3 days. I went back over what I had previously edited & have since edited 3 more chapters. 3 more to go then I'm going to go over the whole thing yet again lol for like the 50th time. I didn't even list my book as a goal since getting it published is more of a pipe dream. It took me less than 6 months to write it then I let it sit all these years. Once I'm done with my edits I'm going to redo my synopsis, I was never happy with it. It's just too hard to sum up my entire book into one paragraph. I feel like my query letters sucked because my synopsis was never right.

    What is your approach with your book? Do you have an outline? Do you have a character sheet? I'm so organized with mine, I even have excel spreadsheets for it, lol. Look up the snowflake method outline process.

    Has your friend check out writer's conferences? The are held in various cities but the best ones are in NYC. I would like to go but I don't have the money for it since I'm going to be paying for Lasik.
  • CloudcatCloudcat Regular
    edited June 2012
    The book I'm trying to publish right now should be out within a few months like before Christmas. Like I said it's not mine but I get 30% of the proceeds.

    I don't really have any long term goals. Lol. Eating cinnamon pie again is like my number one priority right now. Ok not really, but it's up there.

    Thanks for your support :heart:

    I think you're the only person I'd ever show my book to. If I ever get published I'm gonna do it under a pseudonym and not tell anyone I know about it cuz it's embarrassing.

    I'm not really very methodical about my shit. I just keep most of it in my head and write when I feel like it. I keep a notebook where I keep all my ideas and stuff like that but I don't really have like an outline or anything. I mean I know how it's gonna end and everything but other than that it's not organized at all.

    I don't think she's ever been to a writer's conference before. I know I haven't. I usually hate conferences and seminars and things like that.
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited June 2012
    Fix the theme
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    Finish Jacks Video
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  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited June 2012
    Dfg wrote: »
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    Those are my goals, too.

    I haven't quit smoking yet. I was doing so well smoking only 2 cigarettes a day until yesterday when I have 3. I'll probably wind up smoking 3 today as I've already had 2 & it's only evening.
  • SlartibartfastSlartibartfast Global Moderator -__-
    edited June 2012
    > Make a 20 meter Ethernet cable to my garage. You cannot believe how much i hate doing this btw, it never fucking works the first time around. I have the splicer thing and everything. To top things up, the colours on this cable all wrong.
    > Work out some Transfer functions and system response calcuations for an exam.
    > Learn about card-sharing.
    > Create some haiku error messages (don't ask..)
    > brush up on my php and perl, which in hindsight is a lot less challenging than i originally thought.
    > I'm going to try my hand at fiction.
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited June 2012
    ShadyTroll wrote: »
    Those are my goals, too.

    I haven't quit smoking yet. I was doing so well smoking only 2 cigarettes a day until yesterday when I have 3. I'll probably wind up smoking 3 today as I've already had 2 & it's only evening.

    Quick solution, when you have the urge to smoke or really need to talk or get your mind working, lord.dfg is my skype. Contact me.
  • RemadERemadE Global Moderator
    edited June 2012
    > I'm going to try my hand at fiction.

    Reminds me I need to get back to work on my Zombie story. If you feel confident, post some material here. No rush, but I'd love to read some of it :) all the best in your ventures.

    As for mine? Take no Valium until next Wednesday when I am next seeing my Doctor to show myself that I can exercise self-control.
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited June 2012
    > Make a 20 meter Ethernet cable to my garage. You cannot believe how much i hate doing this btw, it never fucking works the first time around. I have the splicer thing and everything. To top things up, the colours on this cable all wrong.
    > Work out some Transfer functions and system response calcuations for an exam.
    > Learn about card-sharing.
    > Create some haiku error messages (don't ask..)
    > brush up on my php and perl, which in hindsight is a lot less challenging than i originally thought.
    > I'm going to try my hand at fiction.

    I love making cables, the simplest are the straight ones. Yeah, I know the color issue. I just use 4 wires most of the time.
  • SpinsterSpinster Regular
    edited June 2012
    Get laid :thumbsup:

    get better job

    Get hair cut
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited June 2012
    Spinster wrote: »
    Get laid :thumbsup:

    get better job

    Get hair cut

    Dammit.
  • edited June 2012
    > Make a 20 meter Ethernet cable to my garage. You cannot believe how much i hate doing this btw, it never fucking works the first time around. I have the splicer thing and everything. To top things up, the colours on this cable all wrong.

    Hahaha, I know exactly what you mean. We had to make an Ethernet cable for a practical section in the Cisco CCNA exam I took and we only got one shot at it. Thankfully I managed to get mine working first time! Once you crimp, you can't go back.
  • bornkillerbornkiller Administrator In your girlfriends snatch
    edited June 2012
    > Make a 20 meter Ethernet cable to my garage. You cannot believe how much i hate doing this btw, it never fucking works the first time around. I have the splicer thing and everything. To top things up, the colours on this cable all wrong.
    Pity you weren't where I am. I have a 25m & 35m ether cable in my garage doing fuck all. I would've been quite happy to give you one of them. :(
  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited June 2012
    I failed to quit smoking. :facepalm: I bought the 2 pack special on Sunday. Been smoking a few cigarettes a day. I'm too stressed at this point to quit. It started out that smoking helped me with my stress & now I get stressed when I need a cigarette. :facepalm:
  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited July 2012
    I fucking quit smoking!!! 2 days so far with a cigarette.
  • RemadERemadE Global Moderator
    edited July 2012
    Nice work, Shady! Just keep on doing whatever you are doing (mind to share your tactics for others?)

    I managed to enter rehab, and move back from University etc. Forgot to update.
  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited July 2012
    RemadE wrote: »
    Nice work, Shady! Just keep on doing whatever you are doing (mind to share your tactics for others?).

    Thanks. I cut down how much I smoked each day. Cut down to 3 cigarettes a day for a few days then 2 then went cold turkey after that. The first 2 days sucked but after that I was fine.
    ShadyTroll wrote: »
    3. Get Lasik. I've wanted this for years. I did a lot of really 'questionable' things over the winter to make money for this. I've been putting it off because you can't wear contacts for 2 weeks before you get it done & I don't want to wear my glasses in public. This is my 6 month goal. I have really sensitive eyes & need to wear sunglasses during the day so I will probably wait till fall when it gets dark early so I can run errands in the evening..

    I have an appt to get this done in a month. I am super excited! I have wanted Lasik basically since it first became known & it's been a huge dream for me. Can't wait to say goodbye to glasses & contacts!
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited July 2012
    Finish Sales Video
    Finish Jacks Website Page
    Finish two websites
  • bornkillerbornkiller Administrator In your girlfriends snatch
    edited July 2012
    Click this subscribed thread, read the most recent posts. My goal shall be to wait for everyone else who subscibed to this thread to do the same just to read my pointless post.
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited July 2012
    Finished Jack website page, halfway through the sales video. Two websites still pending.

    FML
  • bornkillerbornkiller Administrator In your girlfriends snatch
    edited July 2012
    Dfg wrote: »
    Finished Jack website page, halfway through the sales video. Two websites still pending.
    <br />
    FML
    I'm working on a gamer server site at the moment. Pretty cool bunch of guys and liking on the gamer type theme thingy. No stress...Yep,yep,yep! Life is agreeable.
    If you need any graphic backup, bro! Shout out ok?
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited July 2012
    bornkiller wrote: »
    I'm working on a gamer server site at the moment. Pretty cool bunch of guys and liking on the gamer type theme thingy. No stress...Yep,yep,yep! Life is agreeable.
    If you need any graphic backup, bro! Shout out ok?
    Nah, those websites are just copy pasta stuff.

    But I do need some help, will be contacting u soon :D.
  • RemadERemadE Global Moderator
    edited July 2012
    ShadyTroll wrote: »
    Thanks. I cut down how much I smoked each day. Cut down to 3 cigarettes a day for a few days then 2 then went cold turkey after that. The first 2 days sucked but after that I was fine.

    I know the feeling of withdrawals. I never get cravings but haven't smoked in a couple of days. Very odd things, they be.
    Also maybe my new goal is to try and get my family to be more human. I swear they aren't right now.
  • ShadyTrollShadyTroll Regular
    edited July 2012
    For the past month, I've been 'cutting' like bodybuilders do. Also been working out like a fiend. While I look really fucking good I will not be satisfied until I am shredded and have a 6 pack.
  • RemadERemadE Global Moderator
    edited July 2012
    Well the family are more human.
    Short term goal now is definitely to remain positive for next Thursday. COME ON, I WANNA BE CUT OPEN, YOU FUCKS!
  • GoingNowhereGoingNowhere Global Moderator
    edited August 2012
    Getting ready for uni really :)
  • bornkillerbornkiller Administrator In your girlfriends snatch
    edited August 2012
    Gotta talk to the Band director and if there are auditions/try-out soon.
    Another totsean musician? :cool: Whats your instrument of choice?
  • bornkillerbornkiller Administrator In your girlfriends snatch
    edited August 2012
    My current instrument is the flute :)
    Mines guitar & bass but mostly guitar for gigs. I have a friend I call in now and again when we need a flute. Its a MF'n awesome instrument. :thumbsup:
  • GoingNowhereGoingNowhere Global Moderator
    edited August 2012
    Gotta talk to the Band director and if there are auditions/try-out soon. Also to narrow down my list of universities and apply for scholarships. Hopefully to get it done by Friday.

    I love the flute, such a delicate instrument with a beautiful sound. What university course are you thinking of? :)
  • DfgDfg Admin
    edited August 2012
    Uni will start the next month, got to get the Laptop in.
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