As with a lot of people, I hate the idea of "resolutions", so I'm jotting down a list of things I want to focus on this year.
1. Learn to play the ukelele. I don't need to be a genius at it, but I do need to know the basics and a few songs.
*I started on this last night while Robb worked on a freelance job. I now know 3 chords :)
2. Get back into working out. I've been slacking hard since Thanksgiving and I feel terrible.
3. Continue to work on eating healthier.
4. Own less "stuff".
5. Have more experiences. Be more present in the every day.
My friend Lisa posted this and I have to steal it - "No resolutions. Just one word, motivation." So perfect. That's what I want from 2012, motivation. And movement.
Recently, a friend of mine did something that really hurt my feelings. I'm not going to go into details, but lets just say it's pretty obvious snub.
I've been thinking about this thing a lot, obviously, because my feelings were hurt and I was trying to decide if I wanted to do, or say, something about it.
And then, yesterday, Robb and I got a Christmas card from a couple we've hung out with a couple of times this year, new friends. And it was probably the sweetest card you could get from friends. And I realized, the person that hurt me, they aren't really a friend. And I shouldn't give them space in my head, or time out of my life. Why do I dwell on these things when the people that do them give no thought to me?
So I stopped thinking about it.
Because I have met some really, really wonderful people in the past couple of years, mostly because of the webseries I produce, and they should get all of the space in my head.
Happiness is catching up on Those Video Guys show, their year-end rundown of things they enjoyed, and not only seeing that my show Vampire Zombie Werewolf was on the list, but also hearing they think we were overlooked by the IAWTV awards (Robb was definitely robbed of a music nomination) and that they love Bunny.
Thanks so much for making my day! Here's to even more fun with Those Video Guys in 2012!
I can't believe anyone would actually think this is a good idea. How is this guy to be held responsible for the stupid decisions teenage kids make?
People like to say we're creating a "Nanny State" by wanting the government involved in things like banking and business practices but these same people seem to be completely fine being held accountable for someone else's poor decision making. Poor Dad, he made rules that clearly stated no drinking, he and his wife patroled the party and they still suffer the consequences.
Why wasn't the teenager that brought the alcohol arrested? What about the parents of the boy that brought the alcohol? Shouldn't we also arrest them for not doing a good job of raising their kid? Let's put EVERYONE on the carpet for this horrible atrocity!
Teenagers make stupid decisions. That's life. That's how we learn about consequences. If you want to punish parents that actually serve alcohol to minors and/or let them drive drink, sure, let's talk. But if we make it so that Parents are responsible for these types of things just mean we're going to end up with yet another generation of kids that can't do anything for themselves, as parents will live in fear that if they let their kids make decisions and it ends up being the wrong one, the parent will end up in jail.
Wow, it's been over a year since I've written here. I've felt the pull back to this blog so many times, but I was always able to ignore it.
I guess I finally got bored enough at work.
I've been playing with the template and changing things up, trying to make it look fresh and new.
We'll see. I want to write here again, I just need to get back in the habit. Robb and I just started P90X, so maybe writing about that will help me get back to it.
This is why I love the internet. Things do not ever truly go away, they linger, ready to be picked up and dusted off at a moments notice. Ready to be something you love again.
I picked up my new retainer this morning! I wore it during my horrible drive back in to work (over an hour, how do people do this every day?!) and practiced talking with it in. I still can't believe how cool my retainer is, it's blue with leopard print on it. I know, classy.
And today is the launch of Ep.3 of Vampire Zombie Werewolf! Whew! I'm a little giddy today with all the new things.