Friday, September 24, 2010

The Have Done List: April to September

Here's some of what I've been up to for the last 6 months:
  • borrowed CDs from the library for the first time in 20 years
  • listened to MIA
  • gave feedback on Blowback - a new game about spies by Elizabeth Shoemaker
  • discovered a new author (Tim Powers) and read two of his books.
  • rented Rec 2, one hella-crazy zombie film
  • sent Bad Family off for peer review
  • finished a series of posts about the New Thing
  • got slightly sick
  • rescued a yellow-feathered sparrow from a cat, nursed it back to health and watched it fly away
  • won speed dating
  • went to roller derby
  • got stressed at work
  • managed a complicated cross-government data-entry project with slight political ramifications
  • starting writing a project I care about
  • managed a creative disagreement
  • met a great woman
  • Gave feedback on Jenni's novel
  • pitched Workplace Bully to Sean
  • lead a series of team meetings based on what I've learned from Made to Stick
  • gained confidence
  • started re-learning to cook (one of my 12 goals in 2 years)
  • wrote a pitch for Workplace Bully and got great feedback on it
  • had a heart-to-heart with a co-wo
  • moved into a new flat (and it is great)
  • ate a pistachio and chocolate twirl from Simply Paris
  • cooked tofu for the first time
  • went on a weekend away
  • started working on a new feature film storyline
  • figured out how to play Apocalypse World
Things are good. Blogging will sort-of resume while I get my life back into balance after shifting flats.


    Emma said...


    The Gamester At Large said...

    Let me know if you:
    1. Want to borrow some Tim Powers novels.
    2. Would like some good tofu recipes.
    I have a plenty of both.

    Steve Hickey said...

    Mike, if you have On Stranger Tides, I'd love to borrow it.

    As for tofu, I like to cook really simple recipes with 10-30 minutes of prep and cooking. If you could give me your most awesome recipe in that range, that'd be great!

    The Gamester At Large said...

    Hmm... On Stranger Tides is one of the few I don't have, I'm afraid.

    For the other, I can hook you up with something from Isa Chandra Moskowitz's "Vegan with a Vengeance"... check your email.

    Karen said...

    Awesome list!

    Matt said...

    You can add 'got Love Bites transferred to DVD' to the list, as of 1.55pm today.

    With 3 eps missing, though. Maybe leave it off until those other tapes are sorted.

    Steve Hickey said...

    Oh Matt, that is awesome indeed. Thank you!

    I'll be bringing up the other tapes up along with the books on forensics for Debz. See you next weekend!

    Debbie Cowens said...

    Impressive and awesome list of things to have done, although my brain is fixed on "hurray! The rescued sparrow survived." All other accomplisments fade into the background for me after the epic tale of one small bird near-death experience, rescue, recovery and flight to freedom. It's half buddy film, half heart-warming 'triumph over adversity' flick.

    Steve Hickey said...

    As a parting gift, the sparrow pooped on my hand.