New Year’s Resolutions

April 1st, 2012

I’ve never given much thought to New Year’s Resolutions. For one thing, considering January as the start of the year seems pretty arbitrary. Why January? Why not March, so that Leap Day could be an end of year bonus day? That also has the nice side effect of making September through December the 7th to 10th months, as they should be.

I suppose no matter what, you have to pick a month to start the year, so any will do, but why make resolutions at that point? If it’s something you really should be doing anyway, why wait? It’s the same reason I don’t do holidays in general. One special day to make up for a year of neglect? (I’m looking at you, St. Valentine’s Day) Lame.

Some believe that the origin of April Fools Day has to do with the switching of the start of the year from April to January, and those who continued to celebrate the new year were considered “April Fools.” I have no idea if this is true, but it’s good enough for me. Here are my New Year resolutions.

1) Blog more. My previous post was in August 2010. I’ve had a 2nd kid since then! I can’t even blame it on him. I’m just lazy. I’ve installed an app on my phone to blog on (I’m on it right now), so perhaps the convenience will help (though I doubt it since I don’t like typing on a touch screen).

2) Get in shape. Yes, yes, round is a shape, but that’s not what I mean (this time). I want to be more physically fit. Heck, I get winded just saying, “stairs,” let alone taking it. Of course, I don’t plan on changing my diet to achieve this. Just adding some exercise is good enough. In line with my belief that if you should be doing something anyway there’s no reason to wait, I’ve actually started on this resolution about 2 weeks ago. I’m using the Tabata method. More on (ha, I said, “moron”) that in a future blog post (allegedly).

3) KIT. I suck at keeping in touch with people. I’m a terrible conversationalist and just generally awkward with social stuff, so it feels unnatural to me to email people for no particular reason. I will though. Or at least I’ll try. Maybe.

4) Personal development projects. This does not mean I plan to develop a personality. :p I don’t even mean that I plan to develop myself as a person. What I mean is that there are some programs I’d like to develop on my own time. Of course, this means finding “my own time.” That makes this resolution the least likely to happen. Oh well.

The nice thing about making these resolutions today is that in a couple months time, after I have abandoned all my resolutions, I can tell myself it was all just an elaborate April Fools prank my subconscious mind pulled on my conscious mind. He’s such a trickster.

New and Improved – Instant Death!

August 29th, 2010

i was looking a product that had chinese packaging, and so everything was in chinese except for the following bold text: “100% PE!” Read the rest of this entry »

soup

July 9th, 2010

last night’s soup:

*gulp* this is sour. *gulp* is this sour? *gulp* i think it’s sour. *gulp* yes, it’s sour. cream of corn soup shouldn’t be sour. *gulp* i think sour means it’s spoiled. *gulp* it shouldn’t be spoiled, it’s only been sitting on the table for 24 hours. *gulp* it’s not that sour. *gulp**gurgle* ok, time to throw it out.

green stuff i like besides money

August 28th, 2009

http://blog.mapawatt.com/
http://michaelbluejay.com/electricity/

what’s your sign?

August 28th, 2009

fantastic sign language site:

http://www.lifeprint.com/index.htm

apocalypse now… later… again… in about 4 months…

June 27th, 2009

on this day, the fifth anniversary of our unholy union (half a decade!), it brings tiffany and me great joy in announcing that the end of the world is nigh. again.

that’s right, we are expecting our second child, hereforth known affectionately as ‘demonchild, testosterone edition’ (it’s a boy), towards the middle of october.

for those that i haven’t seen or heard from in a while, this is what’s new with me. what’s new with you? :)

for historical reference: link

and i mean this sincerely…

June 25th, 2009

when i sign off a work email, i usually use “regards” or “thanks.” on more than one occasion, i’ve had to correct myself. Read the rest of this entry »

zombies make me laugh

October 19th, 2008

if you like zombies and comedies Read the rest of this entry »

update

October 19th, 2008

i haven’t been keeping this up-to-date, so here’s the update so far. Read the rest of this entry »

super pooper

September 26th, 2008

so we’ve been potty training ada for a while now, and at this stage since she can’t actually walk on her own, it’s more like we’re the ones being trained as we regularly stop what we’re doing to bring her to the potty. or so i thought. Read the rest of this entry »

netflix streaming

September 26th, 2008

stream netflix videos via windows media center:

http://myweb.cableone.net/eluttmann04/projects/vmcNetFlix/default.htm
http://technorati.com/tag/vmxNetFlix

hot wing chun

September 26th, 2008

wing chun forms:

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wing_Chun_Forms

9/21

September 26th, 2008

another headache. dull persistent pain that started in the middle of the day while watching ada. tried to wait it out but eventually gave up and took medicine. it was gone within 2 episodes of charles in charge (i was watching them on my roku netflix box). for breakfast i had sesame chinese-style pancake and egg. lunch was instant noodles, but i’m pretty sure the headache started before lunch. i think this headache might have been caused by the constant smell of cigarettes which was around since i woke up. nothing else i can think of.

kiss my ash

September 26th, 2008

recently i’ve developed a weird… development. Read the rest of this entry »

mccain & daddy yankee

September 26th, 2008

at an appearance together, daddy yankee endorsed mccain and mccain had high praise for the reggaeton singer. Read the rest of this entry »

is that your final answer?

September 26th, 2008

in regards to the sandals… final answer: Read the rest of this entry »

9/14-9/15

September 17th, 2008

woke up 9/14 morning with a slight throbbing on the left side. it somehow switched to left right side later in the day, and then after some time it wasn’t really localized on any speficular side. it was minor, so at first i didn’t take any medicine. it started getting worse in the afternoon, so i decided to take some medicine. i was second guessing whether or not it was an actual migraine and finally decided that it wasn’t since it wasn’t affecting one particular side and i wasn’t experiencing photophobia. i took excedrin sinus on a hunch that it might have been a sinus headache instead, but found that the medicine had expired. i knew that medicine doesn’t actually go bad when it expires, it only loses its potency, so i took a bit more than directed. the medicine didn’t help at all, so i went to bed early-ish (around 10pm?). woke up 9/15 2am with a really bad headache and nausea, so i took excedrin migraine, and it went away within a few hours (just in time to start getting ready for work).

surrounding circumstances: i don’t remember. nothing that stands out in my mind. i’ve been pretty bad about keeping this journal. i’m only recording this to remind myself next time not to second guess my headache and go straight for the excedrin migraine. i had tried excedrin sinus & excedrin tension before with no effect. stick with what works!

sxephil, he’s not sexy

September 12th, 2008

i’ve been watching videos from this guy, sxephil (pronounced: sexy phil; real name: philip defranco), on youtube. he does a news commentary thing that’s hilarious. makes me proud to be a philip with one l.

http://www.youtube.com/user/sxephil

it’s my only youtube subscription so far. yes, i remember my daughter has her own youtube channel. what’s your point? :p

yay or nay?

September 10th, 2008

i dunno if i should buy these sandals. Read the rest of this entry »

i’ve only got 8 inches :(

September 7th, 2008

another 2 inches, and i’d be set. Read the rest of this entry »