Well, another year down the drain, and that means another year full of stuff I didn’t get done. I’m going to post a list here for my own benefit; a list of things, organized by importance, that I must get done this year.
#1 Defeat the crabgrass in my lawn – I’ve put this off as long as I could, but I think if I put it off any longer, crabgrass will actually make up the majority of my lawn. Time to start Armageddon against my crabgrass.
#2 Figure out how Adobe After Effects works – I’ve been using a copy of Adobe Premiere Pro that’s older than the Earth itself, so I think it’s time I upgrade. Problem is, Adobe After Effects has an intimidating learning curve and a ridiculous price tag. Premiere hasn’t aged well, though (I’m on version 2.0 which is 12 iterations behind the current version), so I think an upgrade is in order.
#3 Self-host this blog – WordPress is nice, but I want more control over this site–like the ability to change fonts–and I refuse to shell out for an upgrade pack. Once I get enough willpower mustered together, I’ll export the site to my home server and bask in the glory of the self-hosted blog.
#4 Fix that dodgy printer – In case you missed it, I blogged about it here. I refuse to be defeated by technology! I WILL work that thing out–if it kills me!
#5 Organize my shed – The storage shed outside my house looks like it was sodomized by a tornado. I’m slightly afraid to go into it, for fear that mutant creatures are lurking in those piles of rubbish. Time to get busy with a broom, a hose, and a Ghostbusters-style Ecto Catcher.
One thing you may have noticed about this list is that it doesn’t contain the usual “work out more,” “eat healthier,” or “recycle more.” That’s because this isn’t a new year’s resolution, it’s just a list of things that I’ve been neglecting for so long, that if I put them off any longer they will become major problems. If you have a similar list, drop me a link in the comments below–I’d love to hear about the stuff you’ve been putting off!