New Years’ Resolutions

Thursday, 28 December 2006

Ha, ha! Here is an instance where my list format, which up to this point I’ve found fun and interesting even if it’s sometimes limiting, definitely works in my favor! (Although I suppose I could start writing commentaries, introductions, or conclusions…but that would be a major break from the Lists of Things tradition.) Without further ado, as the title suggests, I resolve to try to:

  1. Set aside some time each week to bust out the ol’ papers, charcoals, chalk, graphite, and artists’ erasers.
  2. Set aside some time each week to write. Fiction, that is.
  3. Call my college friends on the phone more often (i.e., at all). Because other means of keeping in touch don’t seem terribly effective.
  4. Join the Ithaca Composite Squadron, CAP.
  5. Start playing squash again.

the things I did yesterday make me happy

Friday, 15 December 2006
  1. Finish the last problem on the last exam of the semester
  2. Turn in the very last I will ever see of MAE 521: Theory of Linear Systems (or, Abstract Mathematics in Disguise as Engineering)
  3. Speak to the undergrads about the forklift palette stacked with satellite building materials, the tool cabinet, and the stop sign that appeared in the middle of my lab
  4. Walk outdoors in a t-shirt
  5. Move a combuter into my lab
  6. Finally move that 5DOF robot arm into my lab!
  7. Go out for Mexican food and margaritas and stroll about the Commons
  8. Go watch ‘Finding Neverland’

noodly appendages

Monday, 11 December 2006

From arguably the best Wikipedia article ever:

  • Arr!
  • with meatballs

this morning’s bus-ride playlist

Wednesday, 6 December 2006
  1. “Metamorphosis I,” Phillipp Glass
  2. “Little Wild One,” The Wonders
  3. “Leslie’s Tune,” Kíla

the best lines

Saturday, 2 December 2006
  • “Back then agents caught on camera would have the good sense to defect.  God, I miss the Cold War.”
  • “How does he know these things?!”
  • “Hey, that’s not bad.  I’ll have to think of a name for this.”
  • “Sorry, but that last hand almost killed me.”