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2012-12-31 05:00 pm

2012, a picoreview

Many things are better than they were 366 days ago.

Some things still need work.

(Still can't quite see my abs. I am redoubling my efforts.)

Onward.
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2011-12-14 09:10 am

my big lesson of 2011

Here's what I learned -- really learned, on a gut level -- this year: If you want to do something big, showing up is usually the most important part.

Get/buy/steal/assemble a program, a plan, for whatever you want to do. Then show up. Do the work. Even when you don't feel like it. Even when you're too tired/out of it/distracted to perform at your peak. Show up and do what you can do that day. It's okay to just do the minimum sometimes. But do it. Show up.

Show up, and you will eventually succeed.

Whether you have an okay plan or a good plan or an excellent plan doesn't really matter all that much. But have a realistic plan, a sustainable plan, because the plan that you will show up for is one that will succeed. (And there's nothing wrong with refining your plan after you've been showing up for awhile and have a feel for what might work better.)

Any time I need a reminder of this, I will put my hand on my bicep -- which grew from nothing to something over the last year, for the first time in my life, because I showed up at the gym and did the work 2-5 times a week.

My 2012 is probably going to be about applying this lesson to a whole bunch of other projects. I need to make some plans, asap.

What was your big lesson this year?
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2011-03-04 08:19 pm
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2011-01-30 07:23 pm
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booze bleg

This is a bottle of 100-proof Stolichnaya. Note that the label is blue, rather than the red of "regular" 80-proof Stoli.

I need a bottle or two of this for some cocktail geekery. Although it appears to be generally available, and it's offered by a variety of online stores that won't ship to MA because our legislators are dorks, none of my local liquor stores (including the huge cocktail-geek store in Westborough that usually has everything) carry it, and the guys in Westborough say they can't get it via their usual channels.

This is weird because I thought everybody carried it -- until I actually needed some.

Do me a favor and keep an eye out for it? If you find some, I'll be delighted to concoct a suitable reward for you.


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2010-08-03 05:09 pm

Chuck Jones smiles

If you have any love at all for the old Looney Tunes cartoons, check out this teaser for a new CGI short by -- yes -- Warner Bros.



Apparently there's a new TV show in the works for Cartoon Network. Might be worth a peek.
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2009-05-02 02:18 pm

So, um...

...what is it we're all doing over here? Are we migrating? Or just kinda poking around and grabbing our preferred nicks just in case? What say ye?