First an apology. To whom, I’m not sure. I turned off commenting on all the posts on this blog. I got tired of moderating spam comments. And, the fact of the matter is, I have never gotten anything but spam comments. So, I guess I’m apologizing to the non-existent group of non-spam commenters to this blog. That’s a weird concept.
Anyway, it’s New Year’s Eve today. I’m almost over the virus that has consumed the majority of the winter break. I have gotten next to nothing I planned to do over break done. I’ve spent the time with folks I love, feeling pretty bad. But I am hereby putting this behind me and leaving it in 2006!
Some of the neat things that happened this week:
- Pam won me a BOEbot for approximately half price on ebay!
- We found a Javelin Stamp Starter Kit on ebay. We’re still waiting to see if it will go for a price I can afford.
- I got Kurt his Christmas present from me and Pam, a cell phone. He and Erin can stay in touch easier now.
- I figured out which video camera I was going to buy in a couple of weeks. The Canon Elura 100 Digital Camcorder.
- I figured out which digital camera I’m going to get for Erin (about the same time). The Nikon Coolpix S10.
- I found a copy of Roger Zelazny’s The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber) which allows me to read the second half of the story! Great story by the way.
- I subscribed to a bunch more channels on YouTube (65 at the time I write this).
- I finally relaxed (2 days before I have to go back to the tension inducing grind but at least I did relax).
Enough for now. Happy New Year everybody!
My digital camera is broken. I thought at first that I just had a bad CF memory card but I just bought two more (they were only $20 a piece) and I’m still having the same problem. It is so frustrating. I use my camera a good bit. It is one of my creative outlets. It is also the way I was making videos to post on YouTube.
We’re going to my in-laws for Christmas Eve dinner. We usually open presents on Christmas Eve with my in-laws but my sister-in-law has decreed that Christmas will be at her house tomorrow (oh, and did I mention, we’re not invited). Oh well.
We are putting off our big Christmas presents until January to try to ease the burden on the December budget. It also gives us a chance to take advantage of the post-Christmas sales. I’m still looking for Erin’s camera. The one I found sold out. Throw me into that briar patch (I love to shop for camera equipment).
Enough trivia for now.
Before the end of the year. I have been so busy the past several months that my blog has been neglected. Hell, all of my blogs have been neglected but this is the one I try to neglect the least :-). What stands out in my mind about 2006? Here’s my Top 5.
- YouTube – beats tv hands down for meaningful entertainment. Check me out.
- Rent – the musical that captured my heart (read the Wikipedia entry for more).
- taking back control of my life (but that’s fodder for half a dozen blog posts).
- Flickr – This was the year I went Pro.
- popurls – became the way that I aggregate my news online.
That’s probably not all, but it is the high points. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all. I may post again this year but maybe not. We’ll just have to see.
It seems that I mostly write blog posts when I’m avoiding doing something else. Dave Allen, the Getting Things Done guy says that procrastination is okay as long as you have a good list of other worth while things you need to do while you’re procrastinating. I don’t know if blogging counts as worth while. It does hone my writing skills.
I think sometimes my procrastination is not due to dreading doing something but rather a subconscious recognition that I’m not through thinking about whatever it is I’m procrastinating about. This sometimes makes meeting deadlines difficult.