New Year’s Resolutions: 2009

1. Start using a Rich Site Summary Reader

2. Create a My Anime List Account

I currently keep track of all the anime I’ve watched in a file called C:anime.txt. It’s undeniably manly but highly inconvenient when I don’t have access to my computer for two weeks.

3. Respond to e-mail

If you’ve ever e-mailed me, chances are I’ve either failed to respond or put off responding for no good reason. Think I’m a jerk? You don’t know the half of it. This is an actual Facebook message I received from an old classmate I haven’t seen in over 15 years:

It’s been a long time. In first grade you taught me how to tie my shoe. I still have trouble with it, but I get better everyday. Anyhow, I can’t be too specific with this message. I don’t remember much from back then and we don’t know much of each other since. So I’m going to end now. If you remember me, write back let me know how you’re doing. If you don’t then you can just think of me of some very strange person who writes messages to strangers. If you’re wondering what prompted me to write, our mothers met in Walt Whitman mall yesterday and attempted to arrange a meeting. It’s cool with me let me know what you think. My cell is xxx-xxx-xxx. In case you’re wondering…I haven’t turned out to be one of those freak kids. I don’t dress up in women’s clothing in my spare time, I don’t beat up little kids, I don’t steal, or get high with elderly women. So you have nothing to fear. Anyhow hope to hear from you, give me a call when you get a chance.

The message was sent on December 19, 2005. I still haven’t responded.

4. Watch Gantz

The greatest anime ever made.

5. _______________

I’ll pick one (or more) from the comments.

Final Evaluation: New Year’s Resoluations 2008

Last year I posted four resolutions and gave them each a mid-year evaluation. Here’s how they turned out:

1. Play more Video Games

As resolved, I beat Kingdom Hearts II and Final Fantasy XII – and did so with four months to spare. I rule.

Status: Complete

2. Make more references to heretofore underrepresented anime

I just don’t care anymore.

Status: Dropped

3. Watch Evangelion

I watched the TV series and even blogged a few episodes for the hell of it (1 2 3 4 5-6).

Status: Complete

4. Learn to Draw

I haven’t drawn any crappy sketches since Athena’s Revenge (unless my masterful Kaiba artwork counts). However, I managed something almost as impressive as learning to draw: getting other people to draw for me.

I may revive this resolution next year. Right now I haven’t found a job, and I have no intention of burdening society with another unemployed artist.

Status: Suspended

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