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Pending List3 | #57of101 | i suck + i will get better | i can’t quit

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

( Goal is 220 pounds on my 101 Things To Do in 1001 days.  It’s #57)

this is one of those rambling posts that happen late at night with no punctuation or capitals.


enough is enough.  i’ve only played ball once last year.  very disappointed in myself.  many days i think about doing something to get into better shape.  many days i do nothing.

that is changing.  being active is now the rule for my health and well being.  not happy with where the last 12 months has taken me.

this has to stop.  i’m not happy with myself.  i’m not happy with how i look and feel.  i don’t want to be fat anymore.    i tried before and fell off the bandwagon.

i want to be strong.

i want to be healthy.

i want to eat more clean foods.  no more fucking pizza late at night when i’m alone.


i want to be a good role model for my kids.

i want to be alive to see them grow up.

i want to be confident in the clothes i wear.

i want more upper body strength.

i want to loose weight around my mid section.

tennis, walking to work, biking to work, swimming, hoops, running, yoga and watching what i put into my pie hole will be the key.


the last woman i was with was stunning.  absolutely fucking beautiful and i was so lucky to spend time with her.  i need to be healthy and fit for me but sometimes we all want to feel confident in our skin and want to look good for the others we spend intimate moments with.  when i was with her nothing in the world mattered.  we had the craziest weekends together.  the craziest sex.   i want to be better and going in the right direction for whoever is in my life.  i want to do i for them… and i want to do it for me.

time to get serious and be on the record and accountable to me.  i wish i really pushed myself one year ago at this time.  can’t go back.  only can work on the “today” and nothing else.  forward progress will happen if you focus on the “today”



i need to improve my conditioning.

i need to improve my footwork.

i need to improve my handles.

i need to push myself.

i will be 46 years old in April of 2017 and i’m not going to look like i’m in high school weighing a buck sixty with size 34 jeans.  i’m not going to be a great basketball player either… but i want to be able to run and defend and jump and attack.


i will post one of those embarrassing at the moment full body in a mirror selfies in 1 year of the before and after.


i’m jealous of runners.  purely jealous.  i will try and catch you.

i will post my measurements down below.

my focus: yoga, basketball, running, tennis, swimming and weights.

I’ve signed up for Fit4Less and I need to be committed to a better eating plan.

Today I weigh 268 pounds and I’m 6’1″ male that is 45 years old and 46 in April 2017.

That will change!

Pending List3 | #74 of 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days | Do 25 Push-ups

Saturday, December 5th, 2015


I can only do about 2 or 3 of them.  Super sad.  Well I will have to start practicing and post a video of me doing 25 straight push-ups.   Even if it’s brutal to watch.


In Progress: List3 | #8 of 101 Things To Do In 1001 Days | Legacy Project | Hidden Blog | Videos + Pictures + Words

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015


For a while now there is a secret blog inside this blog that you can’t see.  One of my things on my new 101 Things to do in 1001 days is to finish the damn thing.  Also on that list is to sort all the photos and raw video I have on my computer.

When I was down east visiting my Dad… I took some images of some pictures that he had for the secret blog.

I think I did a post about it before.  It’s basically a “legacy project” that it covers my entire life and before I was alive.  Some family tree stuff.  I’ve even figured out a way for this blog to last a long time online if I get hit by a bus by figuring out a clever way for the bill to get paid for it.

This new blog will cover the following segments:

  • before I was born
  • the bebe (me growing up)
  • the high school years
  • with Karen before being married
  • married life
  • single life after Karen

Noah Getting Ready For Bed Part I from Dan Deveau on Vimeo.

It will feature the little video I have and the pictures put into blog posts since the kids don’t really know what life was like before they were born.  Chantal does not really know what her life was really like before the age of five.

See I could never understand that.  But in today’s world it makes sense.  Parents capture with phones and photos stay inside them and go into computers and never really get seen.  It our days there was albums to look through.  There was our parents going to Black Photo and Costco and getting 4×6’s of every shot taken.  We stole the ones we wanted of us.  We looked at them and visualized what we did and remembered moments.  Our kids don’t see half the images we take.

I want my kids to have something they can snoop and read and watch so they will know about the history of things since it will go back before they were born.  I’m going to try and get old grade school friends to record audio stories to include and also try and get audio stories from family members that I can upload into soundcloud.

For me… it’s a winter project.  I get sentimental around the holidays and it a way to keep busy since I’m being sheltered from the kids.  It helps me look back on memories and I like to document things.

I will make it live when I have it almost finished and I can decide on the layout and how to best present it.

Noah Getting Ready For Bed Part II from Dan Deveau on Vimeo.

Pending List3 | #7 of 101 | Install a “Before I Die Wall” Somewhere | 101 Things in 1001 Days

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

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My goodness.  A year has gone by since K-Land got me a “Before I Die” book last November.  Candy Chang first started the project in New Orleans.  Last year… I contacted the Town Of Ajax Library about putting up a wall.  I could not get anywhere with them.  It’s time to get a wall up.  Maybe if I even start a small one with one piece of plywood to start.  It can be in Peterborough or Ajax.

I will keep my eyes open for somewhere in the community that a wall could be added.  Inside a cafe or a public space.  I’ve added it to my 101 list.

I emailed the Town Of Ajax tonight to try and start a talk between us about a wall that could be in Ajax at the Library and could also be portable and be moved to Town Of Ajax events at the waterfront.

Update:  I need to follow up with the Town of Ajax.  I’ve also been in discussion with the building manager where I work to do this project.  I also need to look more around Peterborough for options.

101 List #3 | #88 of 101 | Hit 33 Free Throws Straight

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

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Above is me shooting with Chantal watching at Raptorball.  She was so cute.

My goal is to hit 33 free throws in a row.  Which sounds impossible.  Anyways… I will try.

4 in a row is the record.  (Achieved March 26th, 2016 at the YMCA)

11 in a row is the record.  (Achieved August 29th, 2016 at the Simcoe & Bethune Courts.

I can’t imagine the day when I’m at 26 in a row.  The pressure will kill me.

You can find my full list of my 101 things to do in a 1001 days in the pull down menu above under “pages”

In Progress – List3 | #80 of 101 | See 30 Live Concerts Over 1001 Days

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015


Over the next 1001 days starting August 8th, 2015… I need to see 30 artists/bands live.  Below is my list to complete this task and listing the artists I had a chance to see “live”

Completed Concerts:


1) The Rural Alberta Advantage w/ Wilderness Of Manitoba + Matthew Barber  | 22Aug15 | Peterborough Folk Festival


2) Joel Plaskettt w/ Mo Kenney | 23Aug15 | Peterborough Folk Festival


3) The Paper Kites w/ Old Man Canyon | 28Nov15 | Lee’s Palace



4) Dan Mangan w/ Royal Wood performing before him. | PTBO Folk Festival | Aug 21, 2016


5) Dan Mangan at the Hayloft Dancehall in Picton, Ontario.  July 14, 2017


6) Peterborough Folk Festival:  Hannah Georgas, Fast Romantics + Wooden Sky to close it out on the Saturday night.  August 18th, 2017

24 more to go…

Artists on my wishlist:

  • Polica
  • Kris Orlowski
  • Stu Larsen
  • Matt Corby
  • The Barr Brothers
  • Leif Vollebeck
  • Damien Rice
  • Novo Amor
  • First Aid Kit
  • Bahamas
  • Daughter
  • City In Color
  • Of Monsters And Men
  • The Decemberists
  • Colin Meloy
  • Bear’s Den
  • Billy Bragg
  • Bombay Bicycle Club
  • Bon Iver
  • The Franklin Electric
  • Evening Hymns
  • Frank Hamilton
  • Frank Turner
  • Bellwoods
  • Japandroids
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Leon Bridges
  • Lord Huron
  • The Middle East
  • Mumford & Sons
  • The National
  • Oh Wonder
  • Stars
  • Tennis
  • Timber Timbre
  • Vancouver Sleep Clinic
  • Willy Mason
  • The xx