This week we finally get around to talking about New Years in Traverse City MI – which is good because we’re talking about travel this week.
Last week we talked about how Best Buy is doing it wrong, this week it’s the poorly named Boner’s BBQ and how they’re doing Social Media Wrong (from The Consumerist)
There’s no way we could avoid the big news of the weekend and the wreck of the Costa Concordia. Costa has wasted very little time laying the blame for the accident squarely at the feet of the ship’s Captain…
Looking for a unique place to go on vacation? How about a nuclear power plant that never went into service? (from National Geographic)
Changes are coming to EPCOT and GM’s Test Track. Disney and GM have renewed their partnership for the attraction – however changes are coming. Test Track will be closing in April with the new “Chevy Design Center at EPCOT” opening later in the year.
Then it was on to Traverse City, and we really enjoyed the few days we spent up there… A few places for you to check out:
We’re back after taking some battle damage over the holidays that we’re mostly recovered from…
This week we jump into something that we’ve tried to avoid – and really wanted to avoid – Politics. But our discussion probably isn’t what you think – we neither endorse any candidate nor engage in partisan talk – thereby pointing out what we think is wrong with American Politics today….
Recently, I was chatting with the Bloke and asked him: “So what are your resolutions this year?” And he got that look (you know that look? The one where he might think I’ve lost what’s left of my mind) and said, “Like I’ve done every year, I’m resolving not to make resolutions.”.
Of course the logical next step was to ask me why I asked and of I had any. I hate to admit I lied. I said “oh no I have no resolutions.” when the truth is that I’m all about the resolutions this year.
So alas, I’ll come clean. Here is the outline of Bird 2012, resolved!
1. I resolve to craft more. My plan is to create something weekly, but I’d like to work on craft daily. By the end of the year, I’ll be selling my craft in public and for reals.
2. I resolve to organize, clear, and sort our home and life. This includes saying no to invitations in order to not over schedule; to clear out the excess in order to have breathing room in our home; to create a reminder spot in hopes that we won’t forget another cub scout meeting.
3. I resolve to take care of myself more. In this I put out there that I will exercise and eat better. I’m not committing to a weight loss goal or a marathon race; but I’m taking to heart a simple statement that we’d all be healthier if we did nothing more than walk a mile a day.
4. I resolve to be present in my relationships more. To honor my dearest and closest by offering the best parts of me and not merely seeking support for the tougher times. Not saying I won’t need the support, but 2011 saw me leaning harder and supporting less. I am seeking balance here.
5. I resolve to read more. I’ve learned that interesting people are readers. They read a variety of things and they read often. I have decided to mimic the qualities I like in others…and this is one.
6. I resolve to live this coming year fully, purposefully, and reasonably. That one might not make sense to everyone, but it sums up what I want to look back on as we approach 2013 and declare about 2012.