Goals or Resolutions for 2012

A new year is upon us and who knows it could be the last according to the Mayans. So, on the positive side of that doom and gloom, we only have to make a list of new year resolutions one more time. I hate calling them resolutions. I’m not trying to resolve some behavior or attitude. I want to accomplish something, yes. It makes it sound so much better than a resolution. A resolution makes it sound like I am an overweight, racist, cold hearty, unhealthy schmuck and I need to resolve or abolish an attitude to either stay alive, keep my marriage, or regain state custody over my kids.

So enough with that. This is what I want to get done this year. (We won’t discuss my progress from last year because I barely did a damn thing on that list. I’m going to keep track of my resolutions via a great app called Wunderlist.

-Stay well under 200lbs. [Optional goal is 180lbs.] (This has been my goal for the last couple of years and been successful.)
-Complete 2 certifications for work.
-Play more disc golf.
-Disc golf in 2 new states. (I try for one new state a year but I missed 2011.)
-Go fishing with the kids more.
-Take the kids camping.
-Get all the rooms on the first floor painted.
-Insulate 2 of the 3 crawlspaces.
-Replace the ceiling fan.
-Replace the garbage disposal.
-Replace all electrical outlets and light switches.
-Expand the garden and hook up a rain barrel system.
-Build a compost pile.
-Decommission one of my servers.
-Write 12 blog posts to this blog or any reincarnated form. (Actually 11 if you count this one.)
-Hook up a surround sound system in family room.
-Earn Xbox Gamerscore of 13500.
-Read 10 books.
-Learn a new geeky/nerdish trait or skill.

I keep making this list longer and longer. I should probably stop now or my end of the world will really be depressing since I might not complete most of these when the world implodes next December.

My Biggest Disc Golf Weekend Coming Up

This weekend is the third annual Soltstice Tournament up at Hickory Run and Francis E Walter Dam, a cross-town event. I’ve been in the previous two and I can’t wait for this years. The weekend is full of camping, parties, friends, prizes, cigars, and more. The event is put on by the Bearclaws and my buddy Mike Solt. He is stringing together a nice list of successful tourneys, especially this series. Each year, the player’s and prize packs get bigger and bigger.

I am heading up there early Friday to help set stuff up and any last minute preperations, plus get a practice round in. Now there is a random doubles match that evening at one of the courses. So, now that is 2 rounds on Friday and 2 on Saturday. That is the most I have ever played within a 48 hr window. I guess this is gearing me up for Sportsfest weekend down at my home course, Lehigh Parkway.

I’m sure there will be practice baskets at the campgrounds for some putting challenges.

The last two years at this tournament, I walked away with some sort of prize, so I hope to keep the streak alive. Just like Richie Klinger is hoping to keep his streak alive and winning all three Solstice Pro divisions. The first year I walked away with Closest to the Basket (which those in my foursome will not forget the path I took) and last year I one a portable basket from the raffle. This year I want first place in the rec division.

Friend’s Italian Market Online

I finally got around and finished setting up my friend’s online store for his family owned market in Roseto, PA. I’m hoping this drums up some good business for him. The store (Ruggiero’s Market) itself does really well selling its fine Italian snacks like biscotti, pizelle cookies, and cannoli, pasta, Italian license plates, etc. Soon he will have fine Italian dishes on the site. If you enjoy Italian food then please check out his site. Especially check out the section for any hard to find pastas from Ricossa including whole wheat. He even carries equipment to make your own pasta.