Thursday, January 12, 2012

Operation 100 Goals--Days 52 and 53

            In the Day 30 post, Caleb was pictured playing the piano.  As you can see, he’s moved on to the drums.  He’s still unsure of what instrument he wants to perfect and continues to explore his options.  If the whole musician thing doesn’t work out, he could always be a lumberjack—he already has the outfit...

Goal:  Have children and become a successful father

            When I first started writing the blog, I had just read about baby-proofing houses, and I remember thinking that I should get going on that endeavor while at home with Caleb.  I sort of started yesterday:

            The long and the short of it is this: Caleb is rolling all over the living room, and he finally rolled his curious way over to the entertainment center, where he proceeded to mess around with non-toys.  In a stroke of brilliance, I replaced the non-toys with toys, and what commenced is depicted above.  It turns out, however, that my brilliant idea was actually not so great—my wife is concerned that my maneuver encourages Caleb to grab at items in that area, which we don’t really want him doing in the future.  I guess baby-proofing is a work-in-progress for this guy…

Goal:  Keep adding books/reviews to GoodReads each time I finish a book

            I finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.  As I noted in the Day 45 post, I had trouble reading about the way that Jobs sometimes treated people.  Prior to reading the biography, I pictured Jobs being an awesome guy (though my notion was based on nothing at all, now that I think about it), but the biography painted a very different picture of a man who, at times, almost seemed bipolar.  His genius and vision, however, are stunning attributes that will forever cement his name in history.

*Note:  Instead of writing a whole new review of the book in GoodReads, I linked out to my Day 45 post.