Everyday Semiotics

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Resolutions

Better late than never, a list of New Year's Resolutions (some already fulfilled!)

Part I -- General
1. go to New Hampshire more often
2. be a better reporter
3. be a better bass player
4. increase wardrobe selection
5. iron shirts regularly
6. break diet less frequently than in 2006 and 2007
7. maybe get a new laptop, one with an "n" key and working CD reader/writer and that doesn't sound like a 747 getting ready to take off.
8. become a morning person
9. clean the cat box every day
10. get more and bigger plants
11. blog daily
12. floss daily
13. start Gravity's Rainbow reading group after Ulysses group wraps up
14. new belt that actually holds my pants up
15. rediscover vinyl collection
16. you have insurance so use it (part one): checkup
17. you have insurance so use it (part two): dentist
18. new glasses (check)
19. buy less beer
20. get back in the Sunday Times groove
21. daily pushups (in graduating quantity)
22. daily situps (ditto)
23. ride bike for all trips in town
24. maybe kinda sorta write some fiction again
25. read more than last year -- 13 is hella weak

Part II -- Books to read that are already on my self
25. God, The Bible
26. Barthes, The Semiotic Challenge
27. Jameson, Archaeologies of the Future
28. Goethe, Faust
29. Derrida, Limited Ink
30. Milton, Paradise Regained
31. Miller, A Canticle for Liebowitz
32. Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana
33. Twain, Huckleberry Finn (never actually finished it in high school)
34. LeGuin, The Disposessed (check)
35. Ellmann, James Joyce (halfway through)
36. bin Laden, Messages to the World
37. Tolsoy, Anna Karennina
38. Deleuze/Guatarri, Anti-Oedipus
39. LeGuin, The Left Hand of Darkness (again)
40. one of the Bruce Sterlings
41. Pullman, The Golden Compass
42. Delany, Dhalgren (again)
43. Dostoyevski, Devils (again)
44. Gaiman, Neverwhere
45. Schooler, The Blue Bear
46. Asimov, Foundation series
48. e.e. cummings
49. Hemingway, the first 49 stories
50. Robinson, Mars trilogy (again)

Part III -- books not on my shelf
51. New translation of War and Peace
52. Dick, The Man in the High Castle (check)
53. Dick, Ubik
54. LeGuinn, The Lathe of Heaven (check)
55. Hosseni, The Kite Runner
56. Lem, Solaris
57. Gaiman, Sandman
58. Conrad, Nostromo
59. Faulkner, As I Lay Dying
60. Diepeveen, Difficulties of Modernism
61. Moretti, Graphs, Maps, Trees
62. Kazantzakis, The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel (seen at the Strand)
63. Motter, Mister X
64. any Matt Howarth
65. Essential X-Men vols. 4-8
66. Joanna Russ, The Female Man
67. Garcia Marquez, 1,000 Years of Solitude
68. Zemyatin, We (check)
69. Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray (check)
70. Jack Gilbert
71. Bocaccio, The Decameron
72. Hirsch, Cultural Literacy (check)
73. Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
74. Pynchon, Against the Day
75. Versaci, This Book Contains Graphic Language: Comics and Literature

Part IV -- movies
76. Solaris (the original, Russian one)
77. The Last King of Scotland
78. Inland Empire
79. 300
80. Clueless
81. Casino Royale
82. The Fountain
83. Fay Grimm
84. Bonnie & Clyde
85. Borat
86. Snakes on a Plane
87. I am Legend
88. V for Vendetta
89. The Goonies (check)
90. Sixteen Candles (check)
91. Underworld
92. Lost Boys (check)
93. Harold & Maude
94. Harold & Kumar
95. No Country for Old Men (check)
96. Galaxy Quest (check)
97. The Producers (w/ Gene Wilder)
98. Bad Boys II
99. Point Break

Part V -- music
101. symphony -- boston or maybe springfield?
102. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Is Is
103. MMW, Notes from the Underground (replace)
104. Neutral Milk Hotel
105. Hot Chip, Warning + there's a new one?
106. Who Killed Amanda Palmer?
107. the new Liars
108. some Kate Bush
109. Broken Social Scene
110. Les Savy Fav, Let's Stay Friends
111. the new Streets?
112. some Clash

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