Monday, January 26, 2009

Good Weekend

Highlights of this weekend included, but was not limited to

Thai Soup
Hot Cocoa
Hard Ticket To Hawaii
Steve Brule's tips for lonliness (click link on "living").
Supercut 3000

Hail Murray

Party Beards International*

Hotel Zombie
Surprise Brother
Church Lesson

Soul Food Sunday

All in all not a bad weekend.

WARNING: Party beards should not be used while eating



Seven Layer dip [with bread knife]

Monday, January 19, 2009

These Boots

So one of my resolute resolutions was to make some more shoes this year. I am coupling that with a new blog to show off some of the shoes I have made in the past or will be making in the future.

Go here if you want to check it out, and let me know if you want a pair.

Since lists are working for me these days, I thought I'd make a list of future shoe designs:

The Big Toe
Appendix Jokes: the shoe
the Yargbott 2000
The Wacky Circumference
The Shoehorn (teeth included)
Thorn foot
a shoe by any other name
Elizabeth Shoe
Shew flies
Star shoe-ter
Kick star (t)
Love and Rockets
Little Green Men
Darth Shoe
Boba Foot
Storm Kickers
Moon man
footloose (this is a shoe with bacon drawn on it)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

This year

To quote The Mountain Goats, "I am gonna make it through this year, if it kills me" since lists are a thing to do these days, I am going to write a list of goals, resolutions, plots, ideas of things to do

Run a marathon (do this in weekly increments, 1/2 mile every week oughta do)
Start selling my shoes on the internet
buy more shoes (so I don't go barelyfoot)
hot tub
make a shirt that says "it's better to hot tub, than to not tub"
make a shirt that says "What happens on the internet, stays on the internet"
resist the urge to start an internet t-shirt company
start new trend in fashion called business jammies
more naps with greater focus
spend less time watching crappy TV
spend MORE time watching excellent TV
get in shape
accept "round" as a shape
less pain
more joy
more almond joys
avoid paralysis
buy a muppet
create something for the ages
create something for the ageist (that makes fun of the elderly and their fragile hips)
name a child Agamemnon (it doesn't have to be mine)
find a baby momma
do a pushup
make bacon-butter a reality
get into at least one, anger-fueled pie fight
Get this show idea done
hold hands, feed ducks, kiss on a bridge
involve someone else in aforementioned goal
get new roommates (seriously, I am losing two good ones)
buy more art
spend more time with my friend Art
Conference calls with Trace and Brian, have action items
get a focus for this blog
use new camera.
Go on at least three road trips with the sole purpose of finding a good place to watch a movie
Make it to the Art Institute of Chicago, re-inact the scene from Ferris Bueller's Day Off
take the day off (with or without Ferris Bueller)
Get out of the country at least once, but not Canada (AKA: America light)
stop copying Brandon's joke about Canada
find out what's wrong with my guts
Paint a mural in guest bedroom and get people to stay in it.
bring less shame to the family name.
more insulation for the family house
backyard bbq
hot pots
hot pockets
get in at least one really good argument with someone that I love, and maintain a good relationship afterward.
break my heart or at least wound it.
cause less pain.
Thursday Night Movie Night, it's time to comeback.
be less of a brat
clean up after myself, maybe even before myself (if I get ambitious)
cook at one fine meal a week, and by "fine" meal, I mean one that doesn't come frozen and have the name "lumberjack" on the box.
find a couple of new Breakfast joints.
Be someone that others can lean on.
After they have been leaning on me for a while, quickly step aside so they fall down.
Rediscover the genius that is Yakov Smirnoff.
Pursue idea for "Perfect Strangers: The Movie"
coin a phrase
cash in coins in Spiderman-head-bank
get past "Difficult" in Fieldrunners (grasslands)
keep opinions to myself
learn to animate in Motion
finish the ogre that is TCWWAK
more time on Wikipedia
less time on Wickedpedia
further entrench self in the position that musical theater is "not that enjoyable".
Come up with one new thing to do.
Talk to family at least once a week.
Less swearing
more wearing (pants)
see docs at Sundance.
see doctors after Sundance.
Be grateful
finish the cabin
New York City, 'cause I miss it.
be okay.

I think if I hit 50%, the year will be a full success.