Now that we’re on the downhill side of the last month of 2006, it’s time for a no-muss no-fuss look at my resolves for the coming new year:

  • To conversate in Spanish
  • To comprehend Flash and build me a new-fangled website with it
  • To continue to pound the pavement of my neighborhoods and build a catalog of imagery
  • To go to Yosemite
  • To stand atop Death Valley’s Eureka Dunes
  • To put more miles on my bicycle than my truck
  • To read Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”
  • To stand on a scale and have it read 195
  • To document the rise and demise of next year’s Echo Park Lake lotus grove with a daily photo of its progress

On a much tighter time frame, today I resolve to:

  • Get a haircut
  • Replicate a photo of mine someone found on Flickr who is interested in running it on the cover of a local literary catalog but needs a high-res version I don’t have, dangit
  • Get a Christmas tree
  • Decorate it
  • Sweep/rake up the backyard
  • Review my planned public transit route to get me to/from work tomorrow
  • And if there’s any other time left after all that’s done, maybe a bike ride as payback for the pizza we had last night while watching the thorougly enjoyable “Cars”

UPDATED (5:12 p.m.): Got everything on today’s list done. Yay! Except the bike ride. Boo!