12/17/2006: "Avoiding the Year in Review"
So, it looks like I'm going to be spending my birthday and Christmas with Aaron in Gustavus (at the mouth of Glacier Bay National Park) where his family lives. We're going to take a little puddle jumper if the weather is OK. I've never been there before and I'm really looking forward to it, though I'm (understandably) nervous. I'm not always super smooth with the whole first impressions thing.
This weekend was fun and relaxing though. I went skiing on Sat. up at Eaglecrest with a couple of friends, and then later went to a fun holiday party where I met a woman who said she'd give me (for free) a bunch of her left over hard wood flooring! I guess they ordered way more than they needed; I really hope it works out as my carpet is disgusting, covered with paint, wine, and coffee stains. Wish me luck.
In the artistic news front, still no progress...though I'm giving myself the rest of this year to be a slacker. After the holiday I'm going to kick it into high gear, not just with my art work, but at my job at the university as well.
I usually do this "year in review" post where I sum up all of my artistic accomplishments for the year. Number of paintings created, sold, etc. number of exhibits, blah blah blah. I'm so unimpressed with my accomplishments this year I don't even want to sum them up. I think it would be too depressing.
The good news, is that in 2007 there will be no where else to go but up. And maybe I need to add some new catagories to my list of accomplishments I mean, in terms of my personal life things couldn't be better. So, I'm not going to whine too much...after all, is it better to be depressed and lonely but on a red hot creative streak, or to be happy and content with life but experiencing a bit of a dry spell?
So, anyone else gearing up for end of year assessment or am I just a big nerd?
The following photo is from Friday night. Every year the Douglas Fire Department wraps their fire trucks in Christmas lights and they drive around the neighborhood playing loud carols like "Jingle Bell Rocks" and blowing their sirens. Santa sits on top of the fire ladder, and several fire fighters dressed in full fire fighting gear dance along behind the fire trucks giving out candy to anyone who happens to be around.