Make Your Resolutions
The extended New Year's vacation has come and gone, and now I'm back from my mental, emotion and actual respite from work. I was hoping that we'd be able to mourn Gerald Ford's death from home, but alas, I'm here at my desk trying to figure out a way to quit my job and maintain a regular paycheck. Thanks anyway, klutz.
But I actually appreciate this return to normalcy...if nothing else, it's certainly a whole lot less tempting to beat off to Internet porn in the middle of the weekday when you're in an office. Well, that depends, I guess. I was gonna make "Less porn at the office" my New Year's resolution, but I quickly realized that'd be a waste, since I only really watch about two or three hours a day at work.
Instead I chose something else entirely, something completely attainable like 2004's "See more live music" pledge to myself. Let's take a look at this year's winner, along with my resolutions from years past (I've bolded the ones I accomplished):
2000: Exchange in more correspondence with Goldie Hawn
2001: Run for my life, preferably in September
2002: Give Rue McClanahan 7 - 10 piggyback rides
2003: Stop tossing double amputees in the Long Island Sound
2004: Let friends in other Northeastern cities experience sports titles
2005: See more live music
2006: Mourn fewer former presidents
2007: Learn to lay it down on the bass guitar
That's right, after proclaiming for the better part of a decade that I'd like to play the bass, I'm now at Step One. My buddy NoBowls Brad is departing New York for a few years, and in a mutually beneficial housecleaning, he's bestowed on me his old bass in the interests of my learning how to bring in both da noise and da funk. I need to dust it off a bit, put a little cash into fixing it up, and then figure out everything there is to know about playing music.
Sounds easy enough, no? So that's my resolution for the year: actively learn how to make like Ike Turner and slap the shit out of that bass' neck. What's your resolution(s) for 2007?
Slack Link of the Day: Wanna see what happens when a faulty gas cooker blows up a tiny Caribbean island? Pretty sweet.
Slack Video of the Day: I'm not advocating the watching of this leaked grainy video, but I figured I'd at least give y'all the option of making that decision for yourselves. Personally, I have no interest in seeing Saddam hang, but I know most people are curious, so I'll provide the link for youse here: Dictator Hangage. (Just don't hang yourself like Saddam: And watch out for your idiot kids...)
Slack Photo and Video of 2006: Ladies and gentlemen, Crouchbot!
Slack Song of the Day: A bluegrass morning, let's play a little Sam Bush together: Sailin' Shoes, Funk, and Norman and Nancy.