Resolutions 2006 in review
Done. Not every night, not even every week. But a few dozen times is more than zero. And no reports of foodborne illness.
- Visit San Diego, Philadelphia, Portland, or Santa Fe, all US cities I have never been to.
Thank goodness for the or. Got to Santa Fe in March. (But Los Alamos was cooler.)
- Rip DVD collection.
I’m going to call this complete. I didn’t do the whole thing. In fact, not even close. But I did rip several dozen. I did all the children DVD’s in the house. (These have been uploaded to TiVo for easy access. No more ruined DVD players from kid-smarm.) I also ripped anything that I knew I’d want to watch while traveling and any I wanted to send back to Neflix immediately to plow deeper into my queue, usually to stock up for travel.
- Get to know the south side of Chicago.
Uh, no. Apart from a few trips to the University of Chicago and Pilsen and some bike routes I barely stepped foot south of Congress.
- Look into Italian dual-citizenship.
I have the link. Does that count?
- Shave head.
Well, not completely. But I’ve gone quite short. Call it a partial.
- Visit Xian, China.
Nope. You’d think with four trips to China this year I could have done it. I even called this a “safety” resolution last year. Jeez.
- Find Jim LoBianco.
Task complete. Took barely three months. God bless The Google.
- Run a half-marathon.
Ha! No. Worst fitness year ever.
- Teach sons how to swim.
Gonna go for the stretch on this and say complete. Could I thrown them in a lake and walk away? No. (Well, not without pulling a Susan Smith.) But they can wear floaties and putter around the pool and that’s all I was going for.
- Call (not ping, not e-mail) my mother more often.
Um. She reads my blog. Ruling?
- Return to home winemaking.
Yes, though we made no wine. Our brew this year was cider. Same gear, same principals.
Yikes. 6-for-12 with one partial. At this rate I’ll be 0-12 by 2012. Now that’s a goal!