Tuesday, October 4, 2011

10 minutes in and nek minit*, all over

It's a touch hard to exercise when ones recently repaired knee decides that it doesn't want to cooperate with cardio. It also makes it hard to do sit ups when it decides to start sublexating. Not cool bro.

Stupid knees. Who needs them?


*Yes, I'm trying to be all hip and cool like the youngsters. Shut up and get off my lawn!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Goal 17

The aim of this goal was really simple; who doesn't like getting flowers? Conveniently, my friend E had a baby last week, so I sent her this bouquet of daffodils and lollipops

Completed 29/09/2011. Self high five!

Whoops, but look! A list!

Um, so I kind of got busy and forgot about this. And then when I did remember, I felt guilty and avoided it, cos you know - the internets may think badly of me. Or something. And lately there has been rugby (Go All Blacks! 2011 World Cup is ours!...and sorry Canada for smashing you today).

But I'm back! I have things to say too. Firstly, had my surgery (pretty successful, still v amused when I scratch the medial side, the lateral side (which is numb) feels it instead), and got my Gamsat results (63!), applied and got denied, and didn't actually care very much, so there was that. Move to Australia, got a job (finally!) and am enjoying getting paid lots of money. This may or may not be the thing that is pushing me away from med for the moment, but more on that later.

Since I've decided to give med a break for a few years, I've decided to do a 101 in 1001 list. It took me over a month to come up with goals; I got stuck on 70 for a long time. I am very excited about doing this, it's really pushing me out of my comfort zone and giving me a chance to have a reason for doing some things. There are a couple of things on the list that are rather random, and a few that I really should have done by now. I started on Sept 24 2011, and will finish on June 21st 2014 (shortest day of the year). I wanted to have a finishing date of May 31st 2011 (day before my 29th birthday), but didn't finish in time. Oh well, maybe I will finish them early.

My list:

Number

Goal

Status

1

Leave a note in a book

2

Find a quote and make some art/d├ęcor with it

3

Start writing a book

4

Complete a colouring book

5

Go skydiving

6

Run a 10k

7

Visit the Grand Canyon

8

Learn conversational Portuguese

9

See a musical on Broadway

10

Shoot at a gun range

11

Join a community service group

12

Post a secret to postsecret

13

Fly business class

14

Build a model (pref working)

15

Go on a mystery flight/weekend

16

Go paintballing

17

Send someone flowers

18

Do a boot camp

19

Wear more dresses

20

Blog about 101 completions

21

Buy something off TV

22

Experience a V8 lap

23

Join the Bone Marrow Registry

24

Get motorcycle license

25

Do 100 sit ups in a row

26

Go on a kayaking day trip

27

Learn a martial art/self-defence method

28

Do 100 push ups in a row

29

Fall in love

30

Use left arm for a whole day

31

Get a Brazilian

32

Be debt free (other than Student Loan)

33

Learn all the words to Poi E (not just humming)

34

Keep a plant alive for six months

35

Buy some original art

36

Donate at least 10,000 grains of rice

37

Inspire someone to do a 101 list and help them achieve it

38

Take at least one photo a week

39

Get a goldfish

40

Keep on top of household chores

41

Modify my car

42

Go four wheel driving

43

Snorkel without freaking out

44

Visit all capital cities of Australia

45

Save 50% of a house deposit

46

Break a bad habit

47

See a movie at the cinemas once a month

48

Go to a music festival

49

Go to a rodeo

50

Buy myself flowers for no reason

51

Bring lunch from home for a week

52

Back five new recipes from Edmonds

53

Participate in the 26 things photo project

54

Build a piece of furniture (not ikea!)

55

Get Australian citizenship

56

Learn to wear lipstick

57

Be published in three professional journals

58

Go gokarting

59

Learn to drive manual

60

Own a real diamond ring

61

Watch an NFL game

62

Climb Mt Coo-tha

63

Give to charity once a month

64

Send a surprise gift to someone

65

Learn to cook risotto

66

Have a helicopter ride

67

Visit Machu Picchu in Peru

68

Play Blackjack in Las Vegas

69

See Uluru

70

Visit the Great Barrier Reef

71

Eat a piece of fruit a day

72

Take a hip hop dance class

73

Give up lollies for a month

74

Kiss someone at midnight on NYE

75

Come mid-front of pack in a mini tri

76

Get my hair done every three months

77

Get a manicure

78

Go to a famous comedy gig

79

Watch a new movie of every letter of the alphabet

80

Learn a new word every day

81

Lose 10kg by Christmas

82

Regularly complete callisthenics programme

83

Drink a cocktail in/by the pool in a resort

84

Watch an Ice Hockey game

85

Have no road rage for a week

86

Ski on natural snow

87

Go to the South Island

88

Go whitewater rafting

89

See Kayla/Nitya at least once a month each

90

Buy expensive underwear

91

Drink 1L of water/equiv. every day

92

Join a social sports team

93

Have a mole check

94

Improve my posture

95

Learn a poem by heart

96

Learn how to look good in photos

97

Do a random act of kindness per month

98

Take a basic mechanics course

99

Stop and help someone who has broken down

100

Secure a long term A06 position

101

Visit to Auckland every six months and see everyone