Another month has passed since I wrote up my Summer 2010 to-do list, and it’s now time to look back at what I accomplished in the month of June 2010.
Super Mario Galaxy 2: I have no time. Between working a full time job and this site, it’s amazing I find any time for gaming at all. Having said that, when I can sneak in a few moments for my favourite media, my first choice is certainly this game. Having re-played Galaxy to its completion in anticipation of this game’s release, it’s a constant amazement to me the newness exhibited in Galaxy 2. Each new galaxy, with its unique twist, new mechanic, or brilliant homage, pulls me forward, and has me asking over and over again: they can’t have anything left for the next Mario, can they?
Here we go. I’m taking a break from my relentless pursuit of To-Do List completion to recap May’s progress. You can see my full Summer 2010 to-do list here.
23. see Kick-Ass
Expect a review in Movie Maundering.
30. play in an MtG draft
4th place out of 11 players seems okay. Got some really good cards, and the Rise of the Eldrazi set is ri-freakin-diculous.
33. buy a magic box
Completed, finally. I have an 800-card deck box with which to carry my spell cache from kitchen table to kitchen table.
80. clean out University email account
Cut emails from over 800 to under 60.
82. organize music collection
Hooked the old iPod up to my laptop and renamed wrong tracks, cleared off duplicates, and otherwise sorted things out. Figured it would be an hour tops. Three hours later…
83. remove all NWA, Spinal Tap, Colin James, Simcoe Street Mob, and Red Hot Chilipeppers tracks.
Completed with pleasure. I did not put any of these on my iPod personally, save for “Californication” by the Chilipeppers (which has a special hatred in my heart), and have resented them all ever since they popped up on my playlist.
95. play a drinking game while watching the Transformers Season 1
Holy balls. “Drink whenever the humans need saving…” The Galvatron: 4 parts gin, 2 parts pomegranate liqueur, 2 parts blueberry liqueur, 3 parts club soda.
7 goals is really not where I wanted to be sitting after a month of summer, but looking at my list, many of the goals are repeat behaviors for the entire summer, so I don’t feel bad, as I’m on track for most of them. Notable goals in the works include the reading of the Silmarillion (230 pages in!), educated hating of Lost, fitness goals, and the building of a huge Magic card order. And of the times Newbs has attended Shufflingdead Basketball, he has been defeated 1/1 times.
So a little behind, but June should bring more progress.
It’s finally time folks. A month has passed since I wrote up my Summer 2010 to-do list, and now I have to take a hard look at what I’ve managed to accomplish since then.
5. write more “Cosplay Idol” articles with sulci
We took care of this in late May to great success.
41. play in an MtG draft
Well, it wasn’t quite a draft, but rather a sealed event. I’m going to count it anyway. A great time was had by all, as far as I could tell, and I actually won the whole thing! I hadn’t even considered winning as an objective, that seemed too unlikely.
54. get an SNES Mouse
I picked up Mario Paint along with the corresponding SNES Mouse in the month of May. That game (read: console version of MS Paint) is a little dull for my taste, but the mouse is worth it for its compatibility with Sim ANT.
80. jerk off
Do I get multiple check marks for doing something multiple times? I guess not. Needless to say, I’ve “handled” this one.
88. get a frame for my picture with Leonard Nimoy
Believe it or not, and if you know me, you probably do believe it, I picked up a simple but classy black frame for my shot with Nimoy. It sits near my computer desk, reminding me of how old Spock is.
That’s it, five damn goals and a quarter of the summer has already gone by. As a minor excuse, I’m on my way to completing a number of other goals. I’ve bought and begun to play games I’m supposed to beat, I’ve pondered the mysteries of cooking, and I’ve even stared at the pile of books I’m supposed to read.
I suppose I’ll just have to get 45 done in June.