The 2017 100

Last updated on April 1st, 2021 at 01:08 am

Unless my life sees some major changes this year, 2017 may mark the last list of 100!

It’s January 13th—I’ve spent nearly two weeks of my new year agonising over 100 items that matter enough to hit a list of goals and aspirations for the year ahead. And that’s a key difference from the lists that came before it.

Before it was a task list—I’d look around at everything that needed doing and jot it down, because my life would obviously be better with them out of the way.

But task lists aren’t inspiring. They’re not motivational. As a creative, that’s like dropping a pile of 100 things I dread on my lap and nagging myself to get ’em done by the year’s end.

Once I realised what I was doing to myself, so much so that I just went through my least successful year yet for my list, I knew I needed to make a change for 2017.

The 2017 100—It's Not WHAT You Do, It's How You DO It.—New Year, New Perspective

I’m particularly proud of the list I’ve put together for The 2017 100. I didn’t take any shortcuts—I wrote out 100 things that’d help me live the life I’d like to lead and prove instrumental along the path there. Rather than hurriedly scrawl out a list I’d likely ignore ’til December, I wrote one that I’d happily check off, knowing that each accomplishment would take me a step closer to a far better 2018. I feel like I’m finally getting it right this time, and I hope that shines through as you give it a look for yourself!

But that’s enough of my chatter—I’ve already made you wait long enough. Here for your consideration is The 2017 100—because it’s not what you do… it’s how you do it!

THE BITTER END

Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

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I recommend The Bitter End if you want some edgy comedy that’ll make you laugh. And cry. And make grotesque faces at your monitor.

From the brother of people I went to school with, The Bitter End.

It’s a bandwagon you should already be riding like poison children.

(You’ll see what I mean…)

–case p.

Communication Problems

Sometimes even your good friends are hard to get along with. Especially when they suck at communicating! Here’s an example from last night:

Scene: I’ve agreed to go out with Mike and our other friends for dinner at Green Mango, a Thai restaurant, at 9:30. I pick up my BlackBerry at 9:20 and see that I’ve missed two calls…

ACT I

(phone convo)
Mike: Hey!
Casey: What’s so urgent that you needed to call me twice, man?
Mike: Are you there yet?
Casey: Nah, man—aren’t we meeting there for 9:30?
Mike: Yeah?
Casey: It’s only 9:20, yo.
Mike: …okay?
Casey: So the place is like, a 5 minute subway ride from here.
Mike: Where are you?
Casey: At Sarah’s, man.
Mike: Uh—Case—we’re going to the Green Mango at Royal York (a 20-minute subway ride WEST).
Casey: WHAT?! YOU DIDN’T SAY THAT! DAMNIT, MIKE!!!
(Casey hangs up and prepares to run out the door)

ACT II

(Casey hops into Kasia’s car)
Casey: So what’re we doing here? Why aren’t you at Green Mango?
Mike: It closes at 10. We don’t know what we’re doing yet.
Casey: DAMNIT, MIKE!!!

ACT III

Scene: The group went to a pub and Mike had offered to give Casey a ride home. So off they go…
Mike: Huh. I wonder if it’ll be easier to take Bloor all the way back or go on the highway.
Casey: I dunno, man—I mean, Bloor would be kinda difficult, maybe, but the highway’s definitely out of the way…
Mike: Yeah…
Casey: By the way, why’re we going east?
Mike: Huh? I thought you were going to Sarah’s?
Casey: DUDE! You said HOME!
Mike: Oh… sorry, Case 😕
Casey: DAMNIT, MIKE!!!!

Moral of the story: Mike needs a good ol’ slap upside the damn head.

–case p.