Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New Year's Resolutions for 2k16

Starting with a handful of New Year's resolutions greatly enhances the likelihood that one actually sticks.  Here are mine for 2k16:

1.  Learn to play Coldplay's "Clocks" on piano

It may be time to retire this one.  The original plan, from the early-mid 2000s, was to learn how to play this enchanting riff in order to impress at parties.  That never happened.  Now, even if I did learn how to play it despite not owning a piano or knowing how to play one, many of my dreamed-up party-goers would not recognize the song or would wonder why in the hell I was playing a decade-plus old song on a piano.  Could still be cool though?

2,  Enter something at the Kentucky State Fair

I know there are vast amounts of quality arts and crafts entries in the various state fair competitions.  But let's be honest, there is a bunch of bullshit there too.  And I certainly do not blame these people entering the bullshit because they get free passes and parking.  Hell, I want to be one of those people.  I take pictures on instagram (@proctorstype, please follow) of kids (mine), pizza, beer, my compost bin, etc.  I could blow any of these pictures up, print it, enter it, and the next thing you know I have freed up serious money for the beer tents.

I could call this silly picture "two of my favorite things w/ hand" and it would be in the upper 50% of all photos entered.
3.  Resolve my complicated relationship with Twitter

pre- @proctorstype (please follow)

My first foray into twitter was an unmitigated disaster.  I think my name was the now-defunct @proc5000.  I had over 10k tweets that mostly consisted of "live-tweeting" Saved by the Bell reruns (which I found hilarious, but wrecked havoc on my friend's feeds) and vanilla comments on games I was watching such as "good hit Miggy!".  It was really profound stuff.

The development of @proctorstype (please follow) and @proctorssports (really dumb, don't follow)

When something is going poorly, it is best to divide into two shit-shows instead of one.  I started a sports-only twitter called @proctorssports and it is a lot of "way to go Cards" and "that's a bad call!"  I really do not recommend wasting your time by looking at it.

I also started @proctorstype which is at something of a make or break point.  Currently, it is mainly RTs of interesting articles and links to this blog.  If I think of something I feel is tweet worthy I either forget it, put it on Facebook, or get all long-winded about it and blog instead.  In 2k16 I would like to get those tweets out there and finally have some type of resolution one way or the other.  

4.  Finish the absurd "Top 10 players in the NBA/ Top 10 "Cheap American Beers" countdown

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