Monday, May 09, 2005

Things to do

A sampling of the many things that you, Stan, need to do:
  • Buy a small (like, 6-inch) fan for your desk at work.
  • Install new wiper blades on your black Subaru. Come on, it's been 6 weeks since you bought them.
  • Change the oil in the black Subaru, too.
  • Once you get the money for it, there are about five things you need to do to fix the red Subaru. Some of which have been needing repair for four years or more.
  • Adjust the brakes on your bicycle, and fix the flat tires. It's time to ride.
  • Actually, put some money away for a new street-friendly bike, since you know you'd be riding on pavement all of the time anyway. Barring that, buy some new non-knobby tires for the bike you have. Oh yeah, maybe a helmet, too.
  • Take your cotton shirts to the dry cleaner, and have them cleaned and pressed. Honestly, why didn't you check the fabric before you bought them? You know that you can't stand ironing.
  • Clean out all of the crap that's been building up in your room. There's just a lot of things that don't belong there, 90% of which can be tossed. Remember when you first moved in, and you had little places for everything? When people came over, and you didn't immediately shut your door out of embarrassment? Yeah, go back to that.
  • Raise the bed up just a little higher, that way you can stow your dirty laundry baskets underneath and out of the way.
  • While I'm on the subject, get up there in the attic and weed out all of the useless things that take up space there. Haven't opened a box in a year? It's gone.
  • Hike up Saddle Mountain. On a sunny day. It's got to be better than last year's sideways-rain, no-discernible-view-of-anything-but-clouds ascent. Although admit it, you were in good company!
  • Climb Beacon Rock. After all these years of wanting to, go out and do it. Even if you get to the top and it sucks, at least you did it.
  • Make a point to go to Powell Butte more often. Bike or walk, just go explore the place.
  • Go camping. Even if it means driving up to Kingfisher and sleeping in the car.
  • Get a real haircut for a change, instead of the usual buzz-cut-over-the-bathtub routine.
  • Make a dang decision about your comic strip. Are you ever going to continue it? If so, sit down and get drawing. If not, then you need to explain exactly why you are not going to see the storyline through to its eventual end. You owe it to Eddie, at least, since he's been giving you your server space for nothing.
  • If you quit the comic, and pull your files off of the server, you'll need to secure some other server space to hold your images. For this blog, and GBM.
  • Redo that ink drawing with the circles and the Tozer quote. And throw the other one away.
  • Stop stalling! Finish those packs of Eclipse gum, so you can move on. What strange timetables you adhere to.
  • Buy the following CDs:
    1. Claire Holley - Dandelion
    2. The Waiting - Wonderfully Made
  • Move most of the "winter" clothes into storage; pull out some more of the "summer" clothes. And once again, weed out the clothes you don't need anymore.
  • Ask about CancĂșn; find out when to buy plane tickets (if the plans are a go), and see if you have enough bread for a December trip.
  • Get into your computer and see if the master/slave settings are backwards on the DVD drives. If they're okay, then you have to get the right drivers so the thing will recognize the burner for what it is. It's a pain to have to hook up and start the old computer just to burn CDs.

3 Talked Back:

At May 9, 2005 at 9:54:00 PM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...



At May 10, 2005 at 4:04:00 PM CDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are coming to shoot the rooster.


At May 10, 2005 at 5:41:00 PM CDT, Blogger stan said...

Okay, we'll just assume that's on someone else's to-do list.


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