Thursday, July 21, 2005

Here's a picture of the progress on my walkaround sidewalk. The first slab was laid last October, and the remaining three sections (another fifty bags worth of concrete) will be completed over the next couple weeks, weather permitting.

People who know me know that I don't like making long-term goals. I don't know where I'll be one year from today, what I'll be doing, or who else will be there, and I don't have much interest in guessing. Long term plans never come to fruition as you'd expect them to, meaning you're either met with a pleasant surprise or you find yourself settling for less than you wanted. Having said that, a few short-term goals never hurt anyone. Now that 2005 has peaked its hump, here are my resolutions and ambitions for the remainder of this year:

  • July / August
    1. Finish the sidewalk.
    2. Give a three-part Lunchtime Seminar at work on music.
    3. Start playing trumpet regularly again.
    4. Visit the dentist.
    5. Resurrect Poker Night.
  • September
    1. Start composing again.
    2. Improvements for the Tenth (!) Year of the URI! Zone, namely adding more exclamation points everywhere (!).
    3. Remodel the second guest room.
    4. Shake Booty (or just remember to feed her).
  • October
    1. Go hiking at least twice.
    2. Remodel the storage room.
    3. Pass the next level of the Java Certification Exam.
    4. Carve a pumpkin.
  • November
    1. Pick up jazz piano again (the skill, not the instrument).
    2. Take over being in charge of Java Training at work
    3. Host lots of Thanksgiving dinners with lots of people and lots of food.
    4. Learn how to lay laminate flooring in my foyer and kitchen.
    5. See a doctor about my crappy carpal hands.
  • December
    1. Sort through ten years worth of e-mail.
    2. Go to at least one non-crappy musical.
    3. Remember to decorate for the holidays.
    4. Join a musical group -- maybe a jazz band or a bad choir.
    5. Burn bridges with all friends and invest the money I'd spend on their gift on something dangerous yet intriguingly fun for myself. You all are the worst friends in the history of friends.
  • In General
    1. Keep Poker Night alive.
    2. Exercise, compose and practice regularly.
    3. Cook real food more often.
    4. Make more of an effort to keep in touch with the old people and the new people.

Whenever I make lists like this, it always puts me in a very restless mood, where I have the urge to do something highly creative or productive. This occurred last night (yes, I cheated and wrote today's update a day early) and I almost got to work immediately on revamping the URI! Zone. Luckily I held back, since I know that the mood will wear off within 24 hours and I'll be left with yet another incomplete effort. Plus, there are other things I should be working on at the moment. I did not do any of these things in the interim though, so my evening was 100% successful at being a failure.

The weekend is fast approaching. I'm doing Poker Night on Saturday night (I got 2nd place last week) as well as some more concrete work during the day. Tonight I'm going to see the remake of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory which should be a fun time. I'll post my thoughts either Friday or Monday.

All these big updates almost make me want to start posting things on the weekend again. Almost. Then I look through my archives, see how much my weekend updates sucked, remember that I never got more than 10 visitors per day, and abandon all enthusiasm.

Booty freaks out because she has a tail (180KB WMV)

She was intrigued that someone could make big money beating men.
Nancy Larios told Jones her husband had fallen while carrying a vinyl office chair, a pair of scissors and the garbage down the stone-covered stairs
Bang bang, I shot you down

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