To do…

So, 2012 is finally fucking here! Of course I will be ringing in the new year with a few grants to submit, preparing a couple of manuscripts (if the folks in my lab get around to writing them), teaching a large undergraduate course (with the help of my chicken), and overall busy stuff. Nevertheless, I’ve made a list of things I’d like to do in the new year. Of course things like spending quality time with my wonderful family, traveling, not procrastinating, etc. are obvious, so I did not explicitly put them on the list. My list is more of a plan of side projects, and since this is the season for making lists here it is:

1. Carve wooden masks

2. Build a tree-house

3. Smoke a salmon

4. Become proficient at fingerpicking

5. Write, illustrate, print and bind a book

6. Paint something large

7. Build a brick oven

8. Begin printmaking again

9. Build a robot (virtual or otherwise)

10. Make a totem pole

11. Build a sundial

Can I do all these things? Who knows. Some might get done, some might get ignored, some might take more than a year, but at least I’ll try. Also, I figured there hasn’t been any James Brown around here for a while, and he’s got soul, and he’s superbad. So enjoy this clip, complete with some robot dancing, pre-Michael Jackson:



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3 Responses to To do…

  1. Dr. Cynicism says:

    Damn — that’s quite a list! Makes me look lazy; well, I also make myself look lazy so it really has nothing to do with your list. Given your obsession with all things robot and your recent chicken gift, I bet you’d like the show Robot Chicken 🙂 Great blog by the way!

  2. gerty-z says:

    wow. that is pretty amazing. If I accomplish even ONE thing of that magnitude I’m going to call 2012 a overwhelming success. Happy New Year!

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