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20..what? 2011 now, what happened to 1996?   no comments

Posted at 9:23 am in Just stuff

Let’s take a look at how good I did in 2010 with what I set out to take care of:

New Year’s Resolutions 2010:

Epic Fail -Get back to the guitar, get back to being able to actually play a few dozen songs off the top of my head.
Yay! I think I did actually get through 5, especially if you count fitness and food books. -Finish 5 books (audio or paper), and not technical or how-to ones
Oops -Drink more tea (try at least 4x a week)
Definitely did this -Eat more healthy at home meals
Not really, although the hallway is almost painted -Finish one of the big projects on the house
I’d say this happened enough to give it a yes -To the gym (or a real at-home workout) at least 4x a week
Not even to the gym, but I did get a coupon for cheap, so I will be going soon -Get decent at rock climbing
Sorta? can I even sorta do this? -Zazen
I don’t think I did, maybe I did. -Learn something computer that has nothing to do with work
Oh yeah, no work will do that -More time with the pooch doing things
No $$ made it tough, but yes -Make a budget and stick to it
I did, and I stopped it as well -Start doing freelance work

OK, so I didn’t get back on the guitar or get a major house project done. Partially the latter is due to budget constraints from the last item on the list, or more correctly the lack thereof. I did get healthier with all that time off though, which is good, and something I hope to carry over into 2011.  So here it is, my list for 2011:

  • Actually for reals start playing guitar again
  • Follow the slow-carb diet/other ideas from 4-hour body to get in better shape
  • Learn a new physical skill, or get much better at one I already know (ie ice skating, rock climbing, etc)
  • Stay on my New Year’s budget and get my debt gone again and chunks taken out of student/home loans
  • Downsize all the extra crap in my house
  • Take more pictures of non-sports

I think that’s a pretty good list of stuff to try. In the hopes of sticking to more of them I tried to make them general. I’ll check in on them in June or July and see how poorly I’m doing.

Written by admin on January 3rd, 2011

Smart movies make you less dumber   no comments

Posted at 10:02 pm in Just stuff

Does anyone else every just feel like they’re getting dumber? I know my job supposedly is the kind that should keep me on my mental toes, but seriously it doesn’t. I can do all that computer stuff in my sleep, as I think anyone who has done any kind of work for a decent amount of time feels. I probably watch too much TV, even if it is ‘educational’ shows like Nova or Discovery channel, I don’t learn different/new things like languages, I barely read anything beyond a magazine, all the same things that most people do. Every so often this just makes me feel stupid. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by admin on October 17th, 2009

Booyakasha!   no comments

Posted at 3:32 pm in Just stuff

Well, I’ve been really bad about putting up actual posts lately, no good reason, just lazy. I was looking for my list of why you like a song and that made me realize this. Onto news about news: about a month ago all the fish died from a fungal disease, that’s about all the news. Work is work. I’ve somehow been roped into running/helping out/something with hockey so now I maintain the website for it, and have been taking pics, keeping score, running the scoreboard, trying to get new people, etc. It’s kind of a lot considering I’m not getting anything out of it except new opponents.

I haven’t been to a show in a while, again cause I’m lazy. I did see Dark Knight at midnight, which was nice to get out again to a midnight movie. There were surprisingly a lot of people there, and not all kids. I need to get out to some more midnight movies and the drive-in, just can’t do that one solo without looking creepy, or pathetic, not sure which.

Written by admin on October 14th, 2009

What to do, what to do   no comments

Posted at 2:35 am in Just stuff

Job interview #1 is tomorrow, whoo-hoo?

While I’m jobless I’m planning 1 or 2 trips, and I need to decide between them:
Chicago-Milwaukee-Minnesota and/or NY-Baltimore-Boston-DC Both are baseball trips, both only a few days. I really want to get up to Minnesota since the dome is closing this year and I’d like to see it. I’m looking at driving and bus trips for these since flying is expensive and I’m really bothered with my ears when I do.

Written by admin on June 3rd, 2009

And it begins   no comments

Posted at 12:20 pm in Just stuff

Today I am actually starting the job search. I quit two weeks ago and have pretty much spent the last 2 weeks sitting on my ass doing nothing, so now I’m ready to sit on my ass and look for something to do. 🙂 I’m going to try and keep stuff up to date on my friendfeed and twitter accounts. If anyone knows someone looking for whatever the hell it is that I do, let me know about it.

Written by admin on May 18th, 2009

More then a few weeks in…   no comments

Posted at 10:38 am in Just stuff

The last few weeks have been pretty crazy for me. I’ve spend weekends in Worcester, Mass, Chicago and an ice hotel up past Montreal. This along with family stuff and the fact that I am officially single again has made for a pretty hectic time.

Time to revisit the resolutions:
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Written by admin on March 13th, 2009

2009 – wha wha?   no comments

Posted at 2:07 am in Just stuff

New Year’s Resolutions:

-Get back to the guitar, get back to being able to actually play a few dozen songs off the top of my head.
-Finish 5 books (audio or paper), and not technical or how-to ones
-Drink more tea (try at least 4x a week)
-Eat more healthy at home meals
-Finish one of the big projects on the house
-To the gym (or a real at-home workout) at least 4x a week
-Get decent at rock climbing
-Zazen
-Learn something computer that has nothing to do with work
-More time with the pooch doing things
-Make a budget and stick to it
-Start doing freelance work

Let’s see how well these workout.

Written by admin on January 4th, 2009

Holiday times   no comments

Posted at 3:04 pm in Just stuff

So it’s holiday time and it’s just kind of a weird time with stuff going on. The whole family was sick on turkey day, pooch apparently is getting jealous of Jen and everyone just seems weirder then most holidays. I’ve gotten about half of my X-Mas shopping done, and the other stuff I know what I’m getting, I just need to go out and purchase it (why doesn’t everyone have online stores?). I’m a little worried what I’ll be getting since no one ever seems to even pay attention to stuff like my wish list.
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Written by admin on December 4th, 2008

what the…?!?   no comments

Posted at 1:22 am in Just stuff

This coming weekend, and the one after is the last weekend of the drive-ins and Cinema Wasteland. This used to be the most fun time of the year for me, now not so much. What the hell is going on?

Google’s hiring?

Written by admin on September 24th, 2008

Awwww Crap…..   no comments

Posted at 8:36 am in Just stuff

Anyone who I’m supposed to call or e-mail back from the past month or so. E-mail/call me again. I finally gave-up on trying to resurrect my old PC and I have nothing, so time to start over.

That and I drove into work today, as opposed to taking the bus, just to listen to my Huey Lewis CD. Yeah, Huey Lewis and the News bitches, try and convince yourself you don’t know at least 10 of their songs. Go ahead and try.

Written by admin on June 30th, 2008