Saturday, December 29, 2007

Complying with Blogger's terms of use agreement

I don't know if anyone actually reads the terms of use, but I'm pretty certain that in the fine print at the bottom, Blogger requires all of its users to write a New Years resolution post. Now I'm not an attorney, so I'm not sure if they can prosecute people who don't comply with their requirements...Just in case, here is my post:
  1. I want to complete at least one frame-worthy drawing each month. Its just a good habit to develop.
  2. Relating to #1, I want to stock my home studio. Its already "functional," but I'd like it to be professional as well. Now all I have is a Hobby Lobby style drafting table. I didn't get myself anything for Christmas this year, but it's time that I pony up for a furniture quality drafting table to use at home. Maybe I'll bring the one I have at the office home and find a super-special table for the office.
  3. I need to continue to learn, to seek out information. Education never stops. I need to get on a better track to life long learning.
  4. I need to find a church home. This is self explanatory, but previous attempts have left me wanting. I can't stand "church-lite" that has become so popular. I don't want electric guitars, powerpoint presentations, full drum sets, or shiny, happy messages that only refer tangentially to Biblical teachings. I want that "Old Time Religion!"
  5. I haven't been cooking enough. Being in the kitchen is so much fun for me, but lately its been mostly burgers and pizza on the run. I probably should get a kitchen table too!
  6. I want to do a better job keeping up with this blog. A while back it was a great source of entertainment for me, but I've gotten away from that. During this slow time at the end of the year I've had a chance to go back and re-read my past posts and remembered how much fun it was to update, read your comments and visit your sites and comment there.
  7. So much at work is changing. I will be absolutely slammed with new and exciting projects in this new year. In our new design "suite" I want to maintain the highest level of professionalism. This means that the locker room mentality that has dominated our current office arrangement will no longer be permitted. Muddy boots, burping when you walk into the office after lunch to "announce" your return, loud phone talking or any other disruptive behavior will not be permitted. This also means that I cannot wake up late and throw on a hat and roll into work half asleep. I don't do it very often now, but in the new year, this can never happen. Molly and Tess will be welcome to come to work with me, but I'm still on the fence about whether or not this is a good idea. After we get settled, I imagine that I'll try it out a time or two to see how they do. It sure would be nice to have my girls with me when I need a break.
  8. I need to start paying myself first, well second...after Uncle Sam takes his. I was on a program of methodical saving, but have found excuses to spend instead of save lately.
  9. I don't walk Molly and Tess enough. They enjoy going out and exploring. A little exercise would probably not hurt me either! You may not know this, but I'm rather fond of my dogs. I think it's only fair to offer them the same enjoyment that they offer me.
  10. Finally, the dreaded #10. Dammit, I got nothing. How about working for world peace? Maybe ending the practice of putting stickers on rear windshields with a soccer ball and a kid's name? Maybe I'll fight to shut every Starbucks down. I got another gift card and feel like I have to use it so they at least have to provide me with coffee, even though every trip to purchase a simple cup of coffee is such a painful and traumatic experience. Maybe I'll just lobby for an express line for those who just want a cup of coffee.
That said, my Aggies are playing is the evil Tom Brady who caused me to lose in the finals of my fantasy football league last weekend. I think I'll head to the store soon to pick up some Shiner Bock and maybe a few bundles of wood to build my first fire of the year and hunker down and see what happens on the football field.

Y'all have a good New Years weekend. Stay out of trouble!


Snow White said...

Good post! I wasn't aware of those terms in the agreement. The only resolution I can come up with at the moment is to give up men, and even then, I'm not sure I'm really sure about that... at least not yet! LOL

Good luck to the Aggies tonight, and even more luck to the Giants. I'd like nothing better than to see the evil Tom Brady knocked off tonight!

CreekHiker said...

Great resolutions Adam. I think you should take the girls to work. I love walking into an office with dogs. They would love it too.

Burg said...

I'd like to see Starbuck's become extinct.. Work on that one..

Sandra said...

Your blogger New Years resolution post has to be made on New Years Eve. :)))) Happy New Year!!!