1. Less net, read more books
See reading list already posted
2. Anime music video
I've been working fitfully on a couple of music vids for the better part of a year. They got derailed a couple times by various things, most recently by my installing Win2K on my new machine, for which there are no drivers for my DC10+ capture board. Grrr. Pinnacle keeps promising drivers, and never delivering. But I've got a dual install, with Win 98SE, and there's no reason not to get going, I just have to get my butt in gear.
3. Finish home theater
This should be fun, why am I being being so lackadaisical about it? I've been ditzing around with this project for about a year and a half. I got off the contract and deposit to my designer/architect guy six months ago, and then I had a road-to-Damascus experience regarding digital vs CRT. Since then I've been fussing with my Sony 1272, trying to make sure I know where all the pieces will go before I call in the guys with hammers and saws. But ripeness is all. The time is now! Forward! The final specs go out to the architect tomorrow, and the great project begins.
4. Show up for work on time.
Oh, this one is silly. Over the past year, I've developed the bad habit of showing up for work 5 or 10 minutes late, every day. No one has ever criticized me for it, but it must be annoying. All I have to is bestir myself to leave the house a little earlier, to drag out of bed 5 or 10 minutes earlier. But those silly bad habits are the toughest to correct, aren't they?
5. Eat more vegetables.
6. Learn a kanji a day.
Watch space below.
7. Volunteer to work ShoujoCon.
Going to their website as soon as I post this.
8. Plant a rose garden
I've been thinking of this one for a year or so. I'm reluctant to take on a big project that I'll tire of and let slide, but a rose garden would be really nice. If the deer don't eat it.
9. Beat Tenjou Utena.
Huh? How'd that get in here? Wha—
10. Open the Rose Gate, and enter the Castle where Eternity Dwells.
Hey, what's going on?!? Stop that! I didn't—
11. Find my Shining Thing.
12. Be more gentle with Kozue; help her with the housework sometimes.
Yeah, yeah, okay. Are you done?
13. Ask Anthy if she would like to name some of her pets after Kozue's boyfriends.
Now wait just a minute—
14. Get a mullet.
Just kidding about the mullet!
meaning: interval, space between
iti zikan == 1 hour
gohun == 5 minutes, or minute 5 of the current hour