It was an interesting end to the old year and an auspicious beginning to the new. Confusing and/or exciting things are happening. I will attempt to focus on the positive, and keep my fingers crossed for better times ahead. But last year I resolved not to make any New Year’s resolutions. I am sticking to that. I did achieve some of the goals I had made for myself, and made forward progress toward others. My plan is to continuing live life well, to the best of my abilities. An awesome new roommate will help with that. And our new governor was sworn in today. And now for the first “five good things” list of this new year:
- First off, it is now the year of the rabbit. To mark this the fine folks at Pink Tentacle posted some nifty bunny-themed nengajō.
- Zak Sally - artist/musician/teacher/and very fine gentleman - was interviewed by MN Original. Apparently the footage was from about six months back, and they Aha’d his ass at the end (think Take On Me) but definitely worth watching.
- You can turn your iPhone 4 into a skateboard with grip tape. Bonus? Shredding the iPad video. Instead of that, I’ve ordered an iPhone skin that makes your phone look like a Leica camera.
- I’ll happily leave Exploring The Underside Of NYC to the professionals (though this video is neat) but I wouldn’t mind getting back there, topside, in 2011. This new Geeky By Nature conference is happening in March, to focus on “art, design, code & creativity.” Color me intrigued.
- Places that might be too depressing to visit? Gary, Indiana in ruins. And decaying Detroit. But they would be fascinating to see and photograph. It’s not all bad news in Detroit anyhow. Just today I learned that city is home to the world’s largest urban farm.
The week ahead promises to be a busy one. Prepping the house for the new roommate’s arrival. And trying to make it to social functions, like l’etoile magazine’s LOL/OMG social media meetup, which will be one of the final events at the now nearly defunct 501 Club. And my friend Becky will be in town from LA (what is with all of these Angelenos I know coming to Minnesota in the middle of winter?) and I am planning to get to the Hexagon for the Skoal Kodiak / Bruteheart / Dreamland Faces show. And Saturday there is an art opening at Yeti Records. And this weekend there will be more glorious sleeping in. Unlike this morning, when the lad and I had to return to our regular pre-daylight routine.