I’m going to admit this up-front. I am getting old. At the ripe age of 20 I didn’t manage to stay up until midnight last night. I also did not get down to Southern Maine for the awesome geek-party I try (and mostly fail) to attend every year. I didn’t even make down to the town pub for a Shirley Temple with a friend. Lame, snow. Lame.
Anyway, today’s post has a theme, of sorts. Looking back at 2009, and Looking forward to 2010. Some “Best ofs” for retrospection, and some things to help you attempt valiantly to keep those New Years Resolutions.
A recap of a recap, as it were. To get your fill of “Best of various DIY and Computer Things that a Monkey Could Do” here.
Take a look back at how to do many things in the kitchen, such as making Milk Foam, or Your Own Kambucha, or frankly How To Do Anything In The Kitchen. Guides on brewing at home as well as Anatomically Correct Lego Cakes are also featured.
Do you like meteor showers? Want to know when they are? Here you go, to help your planning purposes.
Is it? Then try out these 6 ways of improving your income from WiseBread, my favorite frugality and investment blog.
Read this post from Apartment Therapy on 20 ways to clean your house.
First check out this link. Then, if you still insist upon your goal, here are some ways to help you for that first month of dedication. Two Foods Compares Different Foods’ Nutrition Stats. Taking the Exercise Route? Lifehacker has the 6 Best Exercise Tracking Tools. I recommend a sheet of paper or an excel sheet, but if you want a nicer user-interface, these are nice. There is also this List of 50 Ways to Cut 500 cals a day, the favorite of mine is to fidget. To realize how grateful you should be to just exist, check out the Complete Manual of Things That Might Kill You (a book). Also, ditch the cold medicines and head for the chicken noodle soup, NYTimes has an article on why most cold remedies don’t work.
I think my parents are going to slash their cable subscription this year. I will possibly be called home to do an PC Home Theater set-up for them. Want to free yourself from Cable? Check it out.
Also, personal advice for “not watching so much TV”? Remember that you are paying to watch commercials. Eh? Eh? Also, get a library card and check out DVDs, etc.