January 1st, 2007

Happy New Year

Well, time has passed and it is once again January 1st. It has been a long and sometimes hard year. I began the year with project managers who didn't know how to manage, projects that were doomed to failure because they were poorly thought out, and interesting training opportunities. 1 positive at least.

I end the year in a different city, with a different job and making more money. On the other hand, I don't like this job as much and the unit is pretty much being doomed by (once again) poor management decisions. I own a house again (well, I own a big loan that says I will own a house when the bank has all thier money). And it's a far grander house than I would have expected to own given my own laziness and distaste for the world where you can earn gobs of money. But I'm a contractor, so I am at the whims and vaguries of giant corporation human resources pukes who don't quite view me as a human being (I blame Milton Freidman). And I have less time than before.

I don't make resolutions because I never keep them anyway. However, I do have things I plan on doing in the next year.
1) Move more. I'm going to try and get more exercise on some level. I'm limited in that I can't run (knees and shins can't take it), and I'm probably at the limit of fitness I can attain from walking and swimming alone, but I will try. If only there were a conveneint and easy to use way to stay attached to the net while doing so...

2) Organize my computer room. This is a must as I have stuff piled everywhere at the moment, but I know how I want the room set up. It's just aquiring the tools and know how to do it.

3) Develop 4 new and healthy dishes for regular rotation in my meal plans. That's 1 a quarter. The key here is healthy. I always am developing new dishes cause I like to cook but don't pay real good attention to recipes;).

4) Go to DragonCon. I've been trying to find a way to get to this forever, but I'm just taking the time off to do it this year, come hell or high water.

5) I'm going to look into the possibilities of cottage farming, that I can do part time. This will mean cutting down a bit on my extra cirriculars, but if I can find a way to make a cottage farm profitable, I could eventually get away from the corporate world again and go back to the crappy paying but more fun jobs available in the university environment.