As I type this sentence, it’s 1am on January 1st 2012. I rang in the new year watching the 40th anniversary of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Eve Special with my parents, it’s become a tradition with us and I enjoy watching it even though it’s getting to the point where I only know maybe three of the musical guests. I’m just not up-to-date with the latest music, so I really only tune in for the countdown and watching the hyper crowd. I honestly had no idea what kind of music LMFAO did until they performed tonight.
2011 was a fairly boring year, it wasn’t my best but definitely wasn’t my worst. Normally when people make blog entries like this, they list off things that happened during the year, but honestly most of the year really wasn’t very memorable.
One of the best memories from this year was the road trip I took to Solvang, CA with my mother in April. Hands down, that trip is one of the happiest memories of all time. I love spending time with my mom, and Solvang is just an awesome little town. Mom and I are planning to go again soon, we haven’t made solid plans yet but it might be this year.
One of the worst moments of this year was losing my YouTube Partnership and having my AdSense account disabled. Evidently I’m supposed to contact them when there’s a surge in clicks and views, because I guess they’re too busy picking their noses, I’m supposed to say “Hey, so this is happening even though you can see it for yourself.” I’ve ranted about it and ranting more won’t relieve my frustration and it won’t re-enable my account. I’m hoping to get a job this year which will take my mind off AdSense entirely.
I actually have something to announce! I’ve begun a new project, which has its own subdomain. I’ve started my own “101 in 1001″ list, which is known as Day Zero or Mission 101 depending on where you go. I first heard about it on Livejournal where it’s called Mission 101, I attempted it a while back (actually, a year ago if I remember correctly) but I abandoned it almost immediately. Part of the reason was my list was full of ridiculous things. Boring things. Things I probably had no intention of ever doing. So I’ve revamped it, and my new list is full of things I want to do and have to do, with a few things I hope to do thrown in. Versus the old list which was almost nothing but “Well if I stop being a lazy asshole, I can do this.”
So without further ado, I present my Day Zero Project. I’ll be blogging about it there, but I’ll probably post a monthly reminder here, so you don’t have to worry about Day Zero spam if you’re not interested. Those of you who are my friends and dedicated fans of my blogs/vlogs/etc, I know I can count on you guys to help keep me motivated. I’ve been working on it for a while, so I’m all revved up (like a Deuce!) to do this project.
…Yes, I did indeed just make a reference probably none of you will get. Just Google “Blinded By The Light” and you’ll get it. The funny thing is I’m not even that big of a Springsteen fan, you’ve just gotta love a song where everyone hears “rolled up like a douche.”
Anyway, back to bwees-ness.
Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about my Thirty Before 30 project. Yes, I’m running both at the same time. Yes, they’re practically the exact same thing considering I’ll be just over 30 years old by the time my Day Zero deadline hits. No, I don’t think this is crazy. If you haven’t noticed, there’s a huge difference: Only one list is public. I’m keeping my entire Thirty Before 30 list private, only sharing things if I complete them or am currently working on them. My Day Zero list is public because I got a lot of help and ideas from other people’s public lists, so I like the idea of helping someone else finish their list and I know I have a much better chance of keeping up with it if it’s public. My Thirty Before 30 is honestly more of a mini Bucket List, whereas my Day Zero is something I actually want to finish.
So there we have it. 2011 in a nutshell was “Much like a hippie at Woodstock, I barely remember anything that happened,” and 2012 will hopefully at least be more memorable. For the curious, it’s now 2:20, it took about an hour to write this entry and about 20 minutes of things involving getting up from my desk.