Saturday, December 29, 2012
In order to accomplish some of my goals, I'll have to buy things I don't already have as well. If I want to learn how to ride a bike, I'm going to have to buy one. The one I mentioned yesterday is the one I really want, but it costs sooo much money and I live in a city so I'm kind of afraid of it getting stolen. I really need to get one for work though, so seeing as they start at just a little under $100, I might as well get the one I want for double the price instead of getting a WiiU.
Okay, so as I might not have mentioned before I have a theme picked out for my apartment already since I'm guessing it's just going to be me and the little one. It's going to be a Japanese style apartment with pink and white accents for the hime gyaru in me. I'm going to try my best to find a one-bedroom that is in my price range. There is no way I'll be able to afford a two-bedroom close enough to work to walk or bike for that matter. It's actually in a rather odd location because I can take the bus to it, so technically I can live anywhere I want to. I just don't know what bus fees are so I should check about yearly passes since I know that I'm staying in this area for at least a year or two, maybe longer if I end up loving it.
I went searching for a bit and found the jigsaw puzzle that I want to make. It's just so adorable there is no way I wouldn't want to frame this! I also have picked out the perfect chess set for learning how to play chess with. The only catch is I have to either make the board or get this guy to make it for me. For the books I need to read and movies I need to watch, I found the local library near where I'll be renting an apartment. This one might be closer though, I'm really not sure yet. As for the food, I'm going to have to do some research on what cultural foods are eaten where.
I figured out that burning man isn't till August, so that can wait to be taken care of in the later half of the year along with the gingerbread house. However, the Sundance film festival is in late January, so I'm not sure if I'll be able to go. Taiyou Con is in January as well as Anime Los Angeles, Sac-Anime (which is near my hometown), Bak-Anime and Las Cruces Anime Days. I've really been looking forward to going to all of them, well besides Las Cruces. They added Vocaloid to their maid cafe which was supposed to only be Black Butler. There is just too many things that I can be doing in the first week of January, but I sadly have to pick just one and I'm not even sure I'll be able to make it to the conventions because I start work the weekend they're all on.
I ended up making a 365 Project account so that I could have a place to upload all of my pictures next year. I'm probably going to end up upgrading my account if I like the site or transferring the photographs if I don't. It all really depends. Also, here are the sites I'll be using to learn a word a day in Chinese, Elvish, English, French, Japanese and Korean. I'm not sure what I'm going to write for NaNoWriMo yet, but I still have a while to jot some ideas down. I really want to get my first ever complete novel written and published in the next year. I don't even care if it sells more than one copy, I just really want to do it. I'd be thrilled to have a fan base though.
I will probably just get some basic origami paper to start off with learning to fold again. The rest of the things on my list don't really require anything that I have to purchase, though some things would be better if I did. Like I don't need to get professional graphics for my website, but it would probably be a good idea to think about it.