Thursday, January 01, 2009

How my 2008 Resolutions panned out

I pledge to post 250 entries this year, or roughly 5 times a week.

I came up slightly short of that goal... I got 248 posts this year, which isn't bad considering some of the circumstances.

I plan to bring back Culture Kills Comics.

They were back, and then gone again, and maybe they will return once again.

I want to get something once again published in the legitimate press.

I got some clips for my file, but nothing major. It is my foot in the door again though.

I want to create a piece of electronic music. I made an attempt a few years ago, but I think I can do better now.

Nope. Didn't even get to this one. On some level, I forgot I put it on my list, so that may be part of the reason I didn't take another crack at it.

I want to play/own the following games:
Ace Combat Zero: The Belkan Wars
Resident Evil 4
Destroy All Humans
Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
God of War 2
Freedom Fighters
Time Splitters
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition
Beyond Good and Evil
Star Wars: Battlefront II
Gun Griffon Blaze

I own them all now and so many more. I played to completion Darkwatch, SW: Battlefront II, Beyond Good and Evil, GTA: LCS, Resident Evil 4 and Ace Combat Zero.

I want to see the following movies:
No Country for Old Men
The Sting
Once Upon a Time in America
Harold and Maude
El Topo
The Seven Samurai

I watched No Country for Old Men, Chinatown, Once Upon a Time in America and tried to watch Akira, but didn't make it through.

I want to read these books:
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
Hey Nostradamus! by Douglas Coupland
Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy
The Plot to Save Socrates by Paul Levinson

I read other titles from both Coupland and Palahniuk this year, Blood's a Rover didn't come out this year and I couldn't find Paul Levinson's book at the bookstore.

I want to run at least 3 interviews.

Nothing. Nada. Zip. Didn't ask, didn't receive. And I had the opportunity to try to get some interesting interview requests (like I could have tried to get Val Emmerich, the musician who also plays the guy that lives across the hall from Betty Suarez on Ugly Betty)

So all in all, I think I did decently on my resolutions. And as a kicker, I ended up losing 30 pounds this year, which I didn't really set out to do.

And tomorrow, I will have my resolutions for 2009 up.


Greg said...

Well, that's better than most people do.

I only made 2 posts last year. I can't draw. I like electronic music... if you ever make some shoot it my way. Akira was sh*t. I would buy "Choke" just to have it on a shelf and never read it... I hate how I am with his books.

Hey, I'm back by the way. I was in deep lurker status. But I'm back now. Where is my cake?

Arjan said...

At least you post regularly ;)

Akira..I think I saw this one when I was 12 or something..don't remember much except something with a teddybear.

Micgar said...

That's better than me-no resolutions-no completing anything-in terms of resolutions! I liked Harold and Maude! Offbeat movie-its not action packed but interesting-and a great soundtrack-Cat Stevens!

MC said...

Greg: See, this is why I make my resolutions for this narrow venue... because I don't think I could follow through on some of the other resolutions people have. Oh, and the cake was a lie. Just had to say it... welcome back to blogging.

Arjan: I think I I'm a whore for the traffic, and that is why I post more than I probably should.

Micgar: Well, your way is probably healthier anyway. In some cases, it puts unhealthy pressure on you to do something.