This 28-day month thing really needs to change. If I were February, I would insist the short-month responsibility work on some rotational basis in which the short month got passed around. June gets awfully high and mighty with its “I have the longest day” crap. Somebody needs to tell June, it’s not how long your day is, but how you use it.
In any case, I nearly forgot–again, because February does the short thing–to list the minutiae of my month as I promised to do every month this year.
With that in mind, here’s how my February shaped up. It’s not pretty.
All things exercise: I started strong, I really did. Ran about eight miles before getting sick and then going on the road. Still a massive failure.
Freelance pieces submitted: 3
Freelance pieces sold: 1
Travel days: 8
Best meal(s): Gumbo I made for the Super Bowl
Books read: Eating the Dinosaur; Killing Yourself to Live; Then We Came to the End
Movies watched: The Hangover; 13 Days
Documentaries watched: Waco: The Rules of Engagement; The Kid Stays in the Picture; A Certain Kind of Death; Loose Change: An American Coup
February live poker hours: 41 (profitable for the year, but down for the month thanks to the last hand I played in Vegas Friday morning)
That’s two months of 2010 down and two months I have ended with a sense of dissatisfaction that borders on manic. We’ll try again this month.