It is still relatively the beginning of the New Year, so the topic for this week’s post is 2018.
Thanks this week go to Bruce, Chris Corrigan, Sandy, Nicole, Susan, and Some Other Guy.
Let’s do this.
1. Any resolutions?
Not really. I try not to set things up for me to experience failure too much.
2. Upcoming projects or big plans for the new year?
I want to spend some time and get my Mag-Lite book off the ground. I need to edit the hell out of it and place it in a real geography. There are problems associated with this since I do not know good geographies for super hero settings. No one wants a superhero book set in Columbus, Ohio. I need to follow up with my New York and my Chicago friends to see where it should actually be set…. It seems like it is leaning towards NYC as a good setting. I know nothing of the NYC.
3. I’m heartbroken for you. How do you plan to celebrate the last year of the Crew in Columbus?
I am going to make sure I make it to some of the games this year. It will be sad to see them go… I am surprised that the league is allowing it to happen… now it seems that a stadium commitment only means 20 years.
4. If 2018 was a single pane illustration, what would it be?
Right now? Blank with some sketchy lines in the lower left corner.
5. I’m coming to Columbus in 2018 and would like to hang out with you. Are you free on February 9 or 10th?
I would love that. Let’s firm things up.
6. Will women take over government and start harassing men or lead this damn country?
Well, I don’t think it will happen in 2018, but I think it might start in 2018.
7. Are you looking forward to 2018?
I think so. Why wouldn’t I be? Do you know something about this year that I don’t? If you do, you have to tell me!!!
8. Anything in specific that you would like to have happen in 2018?
Not that I can think of….
I might not be as excited about Black Panther as my wife though… She is inordinately interested in this movie…. almost troublingly so.
9. Does global warming actually exist?
Yes, it does. Even though I like the term “climate change” more than “global warming” the overall average temperature of the is climbing, so it is getting warmer all over. Just when that happens, certain areas might be colder day to day. In fact the cold-spell happening in the north east of North America is happening due to overall warmer temperatures weakening the “polar vortex” and jet streams that contain the cold weather at the poles. This weakening of that wall allows for pseudopods of super cold air to reach down into places and make them extremely cold, while opening up the polar area for warmer temps to intrude.
10. What will your new theme song be for 2018?
That is an excellent question. I am not sure I can answer it just yet, mainly because I would like to hear some new music to grab onto this year. Otherwise it will be Men at Work’s "Who Can it Be Now" for the 17th year running, and nobody (especially me, sweet mother of god, make it stop) wants that to happen.
11. What are you, specifically you, doing to make 2018 suck less than 2017?
Well, I have been more politically active than ever before, I think that will continue, but in all honesty, I might start pulling away from social media more. It is a club that has a room for Nazis, and I would not shop at a store that had a section of an aisle set aside for Nazis. It's a great store, but it has an aisle of Nazi propaganda. I mean, I don't have to buy it, so it's not an issue, right?... that I go to a store that profits off of selling Nazi propaganda? Right? I am not sure I should frequent an online place that has places set aside for Nazis.
12. Do we have it in us to weather another years of slings and arrows?
We have to, I mean, what choice do we really have?
13. What celebrities do we think won’t make it until next year?
The sexully assaulty kind. I think there is a change in the air, and some people are just not ready for it. Pretty soon, they will no longer be celebrities, and I am OK with that.
14. What will be the biggest change for your family that you see in the next year?
My oldest will be officially old enough to get his learners permit and start to learn how to drive. That hurts, because that means I am the old now.
15. 2018 is the year of the dog—what do you think that will mean for us all?
I believe I can sum up my feelings by saying that I hope at the end of the year I can say,”Who’s a good year? Who’s a good year? Were you a good year? You know you were a good year, don’tcha? Ooooooh, gonna rub that good year’s belly. Gonna rub that good year’s belly. Whose belly is getting rubbed? A good year! That’s whose! A good year’s getting its belly rubbed.”
16. Where would you like to travel in 2018?
Almost anywhere really. Any of the places that I am not against visiting. We are trying to figure out a place to vacation with the family this year. Maybe not for the summer, like the last 3 years, but maybe for the holidays.
17. What is something you are not going to do in 2018?
There are many things I am not going to do. Not going to sky-dive or bungee jump. That’s dumb, yo.
18. What is one creative thing you want to do with 2018?
Seriously, get the Mag-Lite book in good order. It needs a good strong update and geography pass. Good bones, but needs some strong editing and updating. I would like to get it to a point that I would not be completely embarrassed to let Lsig, DrBDawg, and pfmDesigner read it and give input.
19. What is one technology you hope to embrace in 2018?
I would love to get the smart home lights in the basement working again. Maybe I need to try a different system, switching to the Hue bulbs might be good and allow the basement to be all mood lit... like a submarine running silently... ooooooh
20. What is something you want to learn more about in 2018?
I would like to get a better understanding of the transaction model associated with blockchains. I think I understand the mining aspect and the whole speculative crypto currency model, but I am having an issue with the transaction part of the system.
Holidays are very hard to publish through
There is just so much going on and such
I am even 2 days late for this week’s post which is already a week late
It’s just difficult to keep up with posting on a regular schedule since I got Sid Meier’s Civilization VI for Christmas
Currently I am going for a tech win as the Japanese against the Australians who love me and the Spanish who hate me for a reason I have not figured out as of yet
Yes, I too was surprised that the Aussies were a civilization in Civ VI
Firaxis! You have ruined me!!!!
RUINED ME AND MY MARRIAGE AND MY ABILITY TO PARENT
I love my air fryer though
MMMMMMMMM crispy fries
I need to wash it though so I can make the girl some popcorn shrimp tomorrow
A 9 yr old girl needs her popcorn shrimp, yo!
So, late last week my mom had eye surgery
I did not know about said surgery until my dad sent me a text saying that it went great
Now my mom is wearing an eye-patch and hopefully talking like a pirate
Have a great rest of the week everyone