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