Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all, all 4 of you (maybe). Hard to believe its 2005. Seems like just a few months ago we were writing 9x on papers, heck, I remember writing 89 on papers.

So, new year means new years resolutions, and mine are mostly the same as last year.

  1. Clean my room (and KEEP it clean, would be a good idea)
  2. Get in better shape. this is a multi-part thing:
    • ride bike more (this means not leaving it at Jenn’s for the summer)
      The rest is actually from the requirement of Coast Guard training camp graduation:
    • 29 push-ups in a minute
    • 38 sit-ups in a minute
    • 1.5 mile run in 16.50
    • sit and reach of 15.5cm*
    • swim 100 meters then tread water 5 minutes

    *sit and reach: sit on the floor and reach out with your legs flat, your fingers must extend x cm beyond toes. Is a measure of flexibility.

  3. Do a better job with the blog. This past year has been some sucky blogging. The website updates have been all but nonexistent, the regular blog updates have been consistently late, and well, it’s just not been what it should be.

So, in other news I found one of the coolest points in the US. You may all be aware that as you travel north through Michigan, you pass a maker stating you are passing the 45th parallel, “halfway from the Equator to the North Pole” (the actual halfway point is 10 miles north, since the Earth is slightly elliptical). Well, as you travel west, in Wisconsin, you will also cross the 90th meridian. So, naturally, there comes this point (scroll to bottom, then to 3rd pic up). Thats right, the exact middle of the North-east quadrasphere (quadrasphere?) Cool, huh? I guess though that the real cool point is again 10 miles north, and would likely require a GPS.

OK, thats all for today.
Again, Happy New Year,

nick

With money in your pocket, you are wise and you are handsome and you sing well, too.
–Yiddish Proverb

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