Did anybody see The Big Year? I did. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it would be but not as good as it could have been either. This movie is the Steve Martin reference to think of in terms of my small year, not the 1977 album "Let's Get Small." That was about drugs. I remember that from when I was just a kid. My dad had the genuine vinyl. "One time I got so small I was sucked up in the vacuum. Then the pill wore off. I was in the shape of a vacuum for A WEEK!" That's not what I'm talking about.
I'm talking about the opposite of the movie — a year with no adventure, no competition, no bonding with new friends, no travel. I'm going to try to spend the least amount of money possible while maintaining a high level of personal happiness. I plan to accomplish this by doing whatever I want whenever I want. I also want to encourage other people to do that, which is why my new banner isn't ready yet. My friend Steve has had other things he'd rather do the last few weeks than work on my banner. I think it sets the proper tone. Who says I have to make the blog look just right on the first day? I do what I want. Tomorrow is fine, the next day. I don't care. I do what I want. Deadlines are for people with jobs. As long as none of my skills are worth money the only thing that makes demands on my schedule is the weather.