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BIG NEW YEAR POST

Saturday, December 31st, 2005
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Forwards part

First of all, the new years resolution generator says:

In the year 2006 I resolve to:
Start using a condom.

Get your resolution here

HAHA WHAT WOULD I USE IT FOR!

I don't think I've ever really made a new years resolution before. That wouldn't really fit in my lifelong philosophy of.. goallessness? (If you don't set them, you have not failed at them!) I do have a bunch of shit I want to get done in 2006:

  • I want to find work, preferably making video games.
  • I want to get my car fixed up, painted, and sold. I want to do all the fixing myself. I want to replace it with an Acura TSX.
  • I want to find love, but I recognize the near impossibility of it because of my brain thing (I already did!). Therefore, I want to fail magnificently at it, but I recognize the near impossibility of this...
    • Corollary: I will not let my sense of humor about this lapse.
  • I want to continue doing everything good I've been doing: watching TV, counting calories, lifting weights, playing video games, programming for fun, playing with synthesizers, ...

Backwards Part

Good things from 2005: I got all A's for the first time at college before graduating with a BS in Computer Science. I also learned LISP and J2ME. I got all of my wisdom teeth cut out, which is a net positive. I learned a better way to tie my shoes. I survived Redmond alone, my first voyage somewhere other than the east coast. I reopened kvance.com, which is a pretty good personal website.

AND I am down to the lowest bodyfat percentage I've had since I was sixteen. I'm pretty damn proud of that.

Bad things from 2005: The last half of it, pretty much. Living at home with almost no friends around, and failing to get job after job. I picked a great industry to break into. Car failing in lots of creative ways. My room flooded because of bad plumbing upstairs.

A quote from each month:

  • [24 Jan] "Strange, it doesn't feel like the last winter vacation I'll ever have is ending."
  • [14 Feb] "∀ x ∈ kvance..."
  • [23 Mar] "I knew it would take some real hacking to make use of these disks, so I went to work on it with a hacksaw yesterday..."
  • [2 Apr] "On Thursday, my mouth stopped hurting and I achieved total inner peace for about six seconds."
  • [19 May] "I finished my last final today. I am unofficially a college graduate. Now what?"
  • [12 Jun] "...everything has ground to a halt thanks to GTA: San Andreas. It's like a busy box for grown-ups!"
  • [14 Jul] "Not bad for a single day's work. I'd been dreading doing this since like 2002 :P"
  • [1 Aug] "Oh no! I dropped the soap!"
  • [11 Sep] "So be it.--More--" ... and then on [13 Sep] "Killed by a soldier ant (with the Amulet)."
  • [19 Oct] "Yoooy. Oi, oi. Yayaay, oii oi oi oi. Yoooy, yoooooy! Yooy oi oi!"
  • [1 Nov] "I would not mind sitting around making icons all day. Can't I just get a job doing that?"
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[User Picture]From: pyrop
2005-12-31 10:48 pm (UTC)
East coast? What the hell Redmond did you go to?
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[User Picture]From: kvance
2005-12-31 10:55 pm (UTC)
Heh. Yeah, "off the east coast" seems wrong. I just meant that it was somewhere other than the east coast.
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