The 2016 100 Wrap-Up, Part 2: 46 Things I DIDN’T Do But Still Very Much WANT To.

So somewhere in myΒ crazy mind, I’d convinced myself it’d be a good idea to write my wrap-up for The 2016 100 all as one post, because I’m always soΒ curt with my posts, of course. A few days of working on it quickly killedΒ that idea, and here were are with the second part of my wrap-up, covering the things IΒ didn’t get around to in 2016, but still plan to manage this year, as well as my reasonsΒ why.

(Note: YouΒ will see these in some form in The 2017 100, so you knowβ€”don’t beΒ too surprised.)


What I Didn’t Do, But Still Want to Do Next Year

7) Stop biting my nails β€” Ugh. What I probably need to doΒ first is reduce the amount ofΒ stress in my life to get a better chance of dropping thisΒ disgusting habit. I had a good run early in the year, but hey. Maybe I’ll have better luck this time!
8) Get rid of the wedding thank you cards I never sent β€” I don’t think those past thank you’s are getting sent. It’s just… not something I’m doing.Β Instead, I think I’d love to start sending Christmas letters with some personalisation. I’m not aΒ complete jackass, guys, but there needs to be a point where we agree toΒ move on.
13) Sort out my old TD employee RSP β€” Any outstanding finances inΒ general, really: part of being an adult is knowing how much your insurance will pay out. What your benefits cover. What’s in your stock portfolio. 2017 Casey Palmer needs a better handle on all this kind of stuff!

The 2016 100 Wrap-Up, Part 2 - 46 Things I DIDN'T Do But Very Much Still WANT To. β€” A Cluttered Casey Palmer Workspace

14) Consolidate everything down to a single notepad β€” I mean, you don’tΒ see the magic happening, but my desk and dining room table areΒ plastered withΒ pages of notes as I draft out my posts.Β Will it happen? Maybe. Do IΒ want it to? OhΒ heck yes ?

The Week That Was… October 18th – 24th, 2015.

This week that was made for one of the busiest I’ve had inΒ ages, leading up to my brother taking the next step in his adult journey β€” getting married to his girlfriend of five years in a party that reminded me I’m not quite as young as I used to be.

So after managing three solid blog posts,Β I needed to shut down a while. Wanting his big day to go as smoothly as possible, I played my big brother role and stepped in to help where I could, but I wouldn’t realize it’d mean coordinating the limo driver and videographers; sourcing a new audio track for the ceremony’s soloist when the one provided proved sub-par; and fielding all manner of question on the fly as the guests sought to figure out the day. It meant writing a speech from his two brothers that outlined who he is, what he’s done, and what made the day as great as it was β€” a speech that got him the most emotional I think I’d ever seen him!

Karaoke, Cards and a bit of O Canada!

Last Updated: November 19, 2020


Who needs sleep?

It’s the last day of the year and time to close up shop. Zach survived A Sponsored Life, Sarah begat new life unto the world, and you know what? It’s been a solid year.

How solid, though? These last few posts should tell the tale!

Why Get Married?

Originally published at 4:15 PM on May 28, 2011 β€” the day Sarah and I Β married.


For ages, I didn’t think myself the type to marry. I was young, free to do as I pleased, and the world my oyster when it came to womenβ€”or so was my naΓ―ve thinking about marriage for several years.

Now, on the day of my wedding, my thinking couldn’t be more different. I know that there’s a lot of people out there in the 18-34 age category who have marriage as the last thing on their minds (yes, mostly guys), but I don’t think it’s as bad as people make it out to be.