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Winter Goals

With winter comes the winter goals list.


  • Go Snowboarding – Woot for easy goals! The plan is to get a 4day pass, and actually use it.
  • Go to the Dentist – And woot for impossible goals! I don’t mean to be rude; but FUCK dentists. FUCK THEM TO HELL. I have an irrational dislike for dentists, as everyone who has ever seen me smile knows. And while I am able to rationalize that dislike, I can not rationalize the ugly in my mouth. So I need to fix it.
  • Carlsbad Caverns – Not the walk around the big cave tour, but the crawl around the muck version. Spencer and I have been talking about doing this for a few months, and now is the time to make it happen.  It looks like it’ll be at a 3 day weekend with plenty of climbing and crawling.
  • Get My Damn Passport – I realize that it is a small and simple thing but dammit I need to do it. So I shall do it!


  • Build the TV Computer Server Thingy – It costs $300. I need to set aside the money, buy the parts, put them together, install the software, and hook it all up.
  • Improve the Sexy – I have changed the wardrobe, got a hair cut, and I am going to the dentist; what else do I need to do? I must admit, I didn’t realize how much stuff I was /not/ paying attention too. So I shall take a continuing look makes me look unsexy, and decide what is worth fixing.
  • Get a motorcycle license.
  • Clean the house – Garage and Basement are, as always, the big projects, but I am slowly taking care of the rest of the house.
  • Fix the house – The light switch in the garage, the basement door, the backyard fence… what else? Maybe thicker doors on the bedrooms. And look into the garage door, it is a horrible thing.

If I have time

  • Gather my memorabilia and find ways to display it.
  • Collect my old pictures and convert them to electronic format.
  • Fix the Car – The O2 sensor needs to be replaced, the passenger side back door seal needs to be replaced. What else?
  • Decorate the walls of the house – I have been told that using the blood of the innocents is not an acceptable option. It needs to be pictures and shit.
  • Learn to Longboard – Not even sure if I care. But it could be fun, and alternative methods of locomotion ftw.

Character Growth

  • Keep a grip on my spontaneity and chaos driven life style – Just because I am becoming more organized does not mean that I can not be spontaneous and chaotic. It does mean that my spontaneity and chaos will be more informed. I will understand the consequences of my actions, and I will accept that I must deal with those consequences.
  • Get people to talk more– I like to hear what people have to say and I want to understand why they think what they think and believe what they believe. Mostly I want to hear the stories of their lives. Unfortunately I have a bad habit of talking over people. So, I need to develop my conversational skills.
    • RASA: Receive, Appreciate, Summarize, Ask – This is a method that a friend of mine uses in her conversations, and it seems to be an excellent method of getting information from people.
    • When drunk, listen more – Want to get me telling stories? No need for a truth serum; just get me drunk. Granted I don’t get drunk that often. Maybe once every 2-3 months. But when I do I should work at engaging other people, not just talking their ears off. People are cool, and have their own stories. I should try to listen to them.
    • Improve my understanding of non-verbal cues – Not all people communicate verbally, a lot of people use non-verbal cues to communicate. I tend to plow right over such non-verbal communication in the belief that if you do not think it is important enough to say, then it is not important enough for me to notice. However I should be paying more attention to people’s non-verbal cue’s so that my choices to ignore their non-verbal communication is an informed choice.

One Comment

  1. Laurie Urfer wrote:

    I’ll be seeing mine in about 20 minutes. Honestly I’m grateful that someone is willing to muck around in my mouth to help me from loosing my teeth.

    Thursday, September 22, 2011 at 10:40 | Permalink

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