2010? Let’s do this.

Oh, there you are!  I was wondering if and when you were going to end up here.

So, it’s 2010 y’all.  I’m going to miss calling the past 9 or so years ‘double-aught’.  As in: Back in 2 double-aught 9, I had my Xbox go south on me.  Saddest two weeks of my life.

You know, that kind of thing.

But here we are, a week into the New Year and it’s…a new year.  I know most people get down and dirty and make New Year’s Resolutions and all that jazz, but I didn’t really.  In fact, when the New Year changed over, I was fighting a cold, tired from working on the Nerdery’s bookshelves, and killing zombies (Left4Dead 2) with my brother-in-law .  My other bro-in-law fell asleep on the couch at 11:45pm, even with all the video game generated gunfire.  He woke up at 12:10 and said: “Happy New Year!”  We said: “Nice try, dude.  You missed it.”  We know how to bring in the new year, don’t we?

But did I make any resolutions?  Not really.  I mean, not officially.  Sort of.

GOODHALO 3 – So, I still haven’t sold the first book, but I did write the sequel and I do plan on writing the third one, no matter what.  This might be the year.  Of course, this is all contingent on whether GOODHALO 1 sells and if I’m going to be stuck revising that bad boy again.  It’s a win-win, really.  Either GH is headed to the press or I’m going to finish what I think will be the final installment in the undead trilogy.  I’ve got other irons in the fire, but I’m hopeful for this one.  I should think about getting it to more than one agent.  I sort of gave her an ‘unrequested’ exclusive on it.  Hmmm…

BIGGEST LOSER – The dudes at my fire department have decided to try and do a Biggest Loser competition.  Since I could stand to lose a couple 10, 20 pounds, I signed up.  Turns out all but 2 (2!) of my fellow firefighters are in the competition.  We throw $20 in the pot and the winner gets half.  It’s like $150.00.  So…knowing this was coming up, I ate like there was no tomorrow.  I wanted to get it all out of my system.  Burritos, burgers, delicious movie popcorn, bacon breakfast burritos at Sonic (oh my!) and I got my weight up.  Now, I know that sounds like setting myself up to fail, but I’m innit to winnit.  The weigh in was Tuesday night and I clocked in (fully clothed, sans shoes) at 216.  My heaviest weight ever?  236.  When I was gung-ho about losing weight last time, I was unstoppable.  I ended up losing like 51 pounds over the course of 6 months.  Can I win this thing?  Oh, I think so.

BLOGGITY BLOGG BLOG – I’m going to do my best to try and get new stuff up here on the ol’ blog.  It’s been tough with the writing projects that I’ve been hired for and for trying to get my own stuff off the ground.  But…I’ve got some cool ideas and I think I’ll slowly and surely(?) rebuild my blog back to it’s mediocre standing.  I got ideas for videos, contests, all that sort of stuff.

So, in a sense, I guess I inadvertently made some resolutions.  Write more, lose weight, blog more.  But it’s not like it’s OFFICIAL or anything.  Well, except the GOODHALO 3 thing…and the weight loss and…

Oh, be quiet, you.