That’s why I found this picture and scheduled it for a totally random day in the future*.
*future being a relative term as this is no longer “the future” to you, it is most likely “the present” and very soon “the past” and hopefully someday the “remember that one time when Ryan posted something REALLY funny” and hopefull never (::fingers crossed::) the “that’s the last time I read this shit”. Either way, I found this pic on 1/4/10.
** the date wasn’t really random. I decided to pick a day that added up to 42.
1.) Eating better. True, I always have a great time at the Phoenix Public Market, and have been reading the “Abs Power Diet” book from Men’s Health (can the title be any more “buns of steel”-esque?) but now it’s up to me to put this into practice. On nights when Anie’s around, it’s pretty easy, since she does a great job motivating me to cook usually. The challenge will be the nights when I get home from the office late and really just want a sandwich on the way home. Add to all this the part about me & Anie watching “Food INC” last week and now feeling guilty about eating factory-meats and such.
2.) Calling Cards (or personal business cards). Yes, I’ve been thinking about this since Nov 2008 and still haven’t taken action, but hopefully now I’ve found a good source (both in performance and business ethics), and can meet with my resident branding specialist to get something accomplished.
3.) Writing. I like to pretend that I’m a pretty decent writer and that the only thing holding me back is my lack of ambition and/or resources. I say “like to pretend” to make it sound like less of an embarassing admission of truth. Sorta like “oh, Jake just likes to pretend like he’s Superman and jumps off of things pretending they’re really high”, as opposed to “poor Jake, he actually thinks he’s Superman. That body-cast has to be itchy”. See the difference? In truth, if I could write fulltime, be it for a magazine, blog, my own novels, random people on the street, whatever, I’d be pretty happy doing it. I don’t know that I could enjoy the solitary hours of a writer, but I suppose there’s always Twitter for that.
4.) My nerd-crush on Tina Fey. Yup, that one’s not going anywhere anytime soon.
5.) Leading by example. This one is pretty tough to illustrate for you here, (or for myself, for that matter), but more than anything I’ve been kicking myself these last 2-3 months thinking “I really need to start leading by example”, both at work and at home. It’s time to get up off my duff and really make things happen.
“Also, I would just like to give a quick geography lesson. “Across the pond” was defined as an award for non-North Americans. Almost half of the people nominated were Canadians! Canada is not non-North America. Canada is very much North America. Canada shares a very large border with the US. Canada is America’s Hat.“
— From 20SB’s blog.
"pain is temporary; pride is forever" – random Texan dude.