Now usually I wouldn’t make the type of comment like “I’m so fucking fat.” I know I’m fat and since I don’t do anything about it I don’t complain about it (other then occasionaly mentioning things like, “Damn I can’t breathe” or “Damn I can’t stop sweating” or “Damn I just ate everything made with sugar in the house”). Today, however, as I was in a very finely air conditioned house I noticed that I couldn’t stop sweating while trying to simply install a toilet. Sure you may think that hauling around a heavy toilet would build up a good sweat, but I think that doing something as simple as installing the handle for flushing wouldn’t cause one to look as though they’ve had a bucket of water poured on them. Becuase of this simple fact, and my inabilty to do just about anything physical, I’m officially complaining about it… and I’m doing it to make myself accountable.
The truth of the matter is that it is much easier to not get things done if we don’t make ourselves accountable. As a matter of fact accountability is the thing that motivates us into doing anything as people. The really successful people make themselves accountable to themselves and are able to power through everything in life and get things done in a timely matter on their own. If you are the typical, unmotivated, fat and lazy American like myself then you only get things done when they are expected to, when you have a deadline to meet, when you are accountable.
I’m going on notice right now and making myself accountable. I’m going to be accountable to myself and to you, the unknown person who I still can’t believe is willing to come to this site and actually read the ramblings I’m willing to type. By the end of this week I will be changing 3 daily habits I have in order to lead a healthier life style. I’m going to write about them here and from this point forward I’ll continue to update this blog about the things that I’m doing. I’m also going to terrify you by posting pictures of me wearing nothing but a pair of short so we can track some weight loss up in this bitch.
There are other aspects of my life that I’m also putting myself on notice about and making myself accountable. By the end of this week I’ll be recording at least two different podcasts. I’ll put something up about those as well before this week is out. (like where to get them and hopefully submit them somewhere).
The month of August will be all about making myself accountable to myself, and making myself accountable to you all so that I make sure that I’m accountable to myself as well (a kick in the ass if you will). Tomorrow (meaning August 1st… I started this at five minutes to midnight so I don’t consider this the 1st yet) I’ll be posting specific things that I am going to accomplish this month and the timelines and deadlines that I’ll have to do them. If there is something that you are pissed at yourself about and want to get crackin’ on it I invite you to join me on this quest of self-improvement.
OK, so seven months ago I posted that I’d be there the night the book was released. Guess what? I was. I, however, wasn’t one of these people that ripped off the book, scanned it, and posted it. I’m still trying to figure out exactly what establishment these thieves are fighting by doing this.
After having an entire weekend of things to do I finished the book on Monday and appreciated a much less bloated and cleaner story told by Ms. JK Rowling. This is one of the first Harry Potter books I have nearly no complaints about.
I laughed that she made an announcement on Monday that the next book “could be” two years away. 10 to 1 that the movie franchise is going to dictate this book needing to be finished. Goblet of Fire will be released this year, and Order of the Pheonix will be shot and released next year. Half Blood Prince will be shot and released in 2007, which means that they will need to have the final book done and ready for screenplay drafting in 2007 so they can crank that puppy out in 2008.
Only 24 more months kiddies… hang in there.
He gave it all he could Captain…
Thanks for all the entertainment James. Tell Bones I said Hi.