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 MONTHS OF BER: Once More, With FEELING.

Last updated on January 6th, 2015 at 11:48 am

And out of nowhere, like a dreaded cold that chills your bones, The Months of Ber have fallen upon us, signalling the time to check on our affairs and tie up loose ends wherever we can.

The Team Trolling July 2014 Hangout—Casey's Birthday
With the summer gone, it’s time to cherish the memories, but prepare for an entirely new season ahead with entirely new challenges. Photo Credit: Justin Baisden

With summer wrapped up but a wealth of work still sitting on my plate, I looked at my desk and didn’t even know where to start. When I added cleaning my desk to The 2014 100 back in January, it was no joke—the pressed wood of my 2% stake in my home has long vanished under piles of unfinished ideas, half-read books, and a plethora of resources I got with good intentions, but ultimately used them so seldom that all they do is take up space.

It’s time to figure out what really needs doing in my life, and with luck, I can enter 2015 much farther ahead than I was a mere 9 months ago.

Crunchyroll & One Piece

Last updated on April 4th, 2021 at 02:29 am

#100HappyDays—Day 20—One Piece—Luffy, Zoro and Coby
The best anime’s ever gotta start somewhere.

I watch a lot of TV. A lot. I watch while I work on my content, often up ’til 2 or 3 AM with Netflix as background noise while I create. I’ve watched so many shows that I’ve gotten really picky on what I call a “good show”.

I love The Wire—an amazing look into the underbelly of Baltimore and everyone affected by it. It’s great… except for Seasons 2 and 5.

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air‘s one of the funniest sitcoms in the history of the genre… well, until they switched Aunt Viv halfway through and it went into the toilet.

They tell me to watch Seinfeld and House, M.D., but the idea of investing 9 seasons into something I won’t love frightens me (ironic, since I’m watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as I write this).

But the one show that never lets me down is One Piece. 15 years into the manga’s run and it’s only drawn me in deeper. It covers everything from the bonds of friendship to standing up for what you believe in—even if it means standing up against a government that runs the entire world.

Though I’ve watched the entire series once, Crunchyroll finally adding the full series to their service 30 episodes a week is amazing for someone who’s had them stored on a heavy external hard drive day for far too long.

Now if they could only get auto-play like Netflix….

#100HappyDays Day 20/100—c’est tout!

The second logo for Casey Palmer, Canadian Dad

My 10 Most Played Songs & What They Say About Me

Last updated on May 18th, 2021 at 02:42 pm

WARNING: PARENTAL DISCRETION ADVISED!

This isn’t 1998 where I used to play DMX’s It’s Dark and Hell is Hot on low volume so my parents wouldn’t hear all the cussing—I’ve been consuming hip-hop for a very long time, and if you’re easily offended, I’ve refrain from playing the YouTube videos in this post.

But now that that’s out of the way, please enjoy!


One thing you’ll rarely see me without is my iPod (well, except that one time I forgot to pack it for a week-long stay in Vegas). I grew up with music as a core part of my life with my Dad loving his soul and reggae, and investing in solid stereo systems to listen to it all. I dabbled in piano, viola and choir, and tried my hand at rap for a good while.

Music keeps me going. Music keeps me sane. And I find that the more we explore our musical tastes, the more patterns emerge, and the more our collections speak to who we are. Our tastes will always evolve, but there will always be foundational cues that draw us to one song over another.

In today’s post, I wanted to give you a little insight into what music has stuck with me the most, and maybe give some points where we can relate to each other.

I hope you enjoy it!