Resolutions for this year, in no particular order:
- Finish the built in shelves in the foyer.
- Finish my parent’s custom cherry tv stand.
- Complete volume II and III of my stamp collection.
- Read more.
- Bitch less.
- Write more.
- Weigh less.
- Blog more.
- Stay a little more organized.
- Start the small business…
Last year was good, this year will be great – more to come.
Last night was a stormy one lots of rain, lightening and a few brownouts. Luckily my inner storms have subsided, with thanks to viewers like you, and the help of my studio. The smell of oil paint and the rhythm of brush strokes always brings me inner peace. I’m not sure why – anyone who has ever opened a tube of oil paint knows that the smell isn’t exactly the same smell as grandmas’ cookies, (unless of course your grandmother was a terrible cook).
It’s time to start blogging again. I say again because I’ve actually started several blogs, all of which ended up neglected – as has the rest of my creative side. So, I’m turning over a new leaf and throwing caution to the wind, this time I’m going to make it work. It’s time for a change, it’s time to make things happen.
Why the change you ask? Drudge. Mental masturbation. A spark.
A quick summary of the weekend, first, lots of random errands – so a summary of them first – found a great used dvd sale and picked up nine more for the collection, viewings and reviews to follow. Finally found the correct part number for the air filter for my jeep liberty – the dealer wanted $30 for an original I found one for $15 – now my jeep loves me again. Also ran random errands to Wal-mart – the den of consumerism, Home Depot, and Bed, Bath and Beyond. After all of the errand running, I spent most of the weekend out of the house, unpacking the new goodies and doing some random chores that I’ve been putting off forever.
After hanging some new wall shelves in my office/studio, I put together three huge boxes of random kitchen wares for some friends of mine who’s roommate just bailed on them. Unfortunately the roommate took everything that was his, which left my friends with their tv, bed, and dying Christmas tree. As of tomorrow, they’ll have pots and pans, utensils, a George Forman and a bunch of other kitchen schwag that should make their lives a bit easier. As for myself, I now have more room to continue accumulating kitchen krap.
With the hubbub of the weekend aside, and mounds of productivity under my belt, I sat down with sandwich in hand and watched American Wedding (review to come) and Sex in the City (Season Six, Part Two, Episode One) which was delivered to me via my Dish Network DVR (read tvio) only the show lasted longer than the normal thirty minute time slot and Carrie was chopped off in mid-sentence so I’ve adjusted my timers and the east coast feed is recording now as I post this, and I’ll get to catch the end in a few. Season Six, Part Two Episode One – the beginning of the end for Carrie and friends. I do hope they go out with a bang, as the show is laid to rest in the city that never sleeps.
New Years Resolutions 2004 (a partial list):
- Write on average at least 500 words per day – here or there – as long as I get them done.
- Loose weight, get in shape, and feel great! – I know everyone has this on their list, thought I’d add it to mine for originality points.
- Update andrewmoney.com at least five times a week. – the first one being today.
- Complete the 365 project – a project wherein I take one pic per day and post it on the site – you can find more info here.
- Install lighted crown molding in my bedroom – with a dimmer switch for that sensual sexy look 😉
- Read on average at least one book every month – yep, and review them too.
- Pay off all debts – except for my car, unless of course I win the lottery.
- Clean out my desk – and the room that it’s in.
- Stay organized – for some reason I feel the urge to catalogue my books, music, and movies – along with the rest of my life.
- Visit my brother and his fiancé while they’re stateside.
- Call one of my long distance friends at least once a week.
This is just a partial list – more to come…