And For My Next Tricks

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!

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Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."