It’s the beginning of a new year. Time to reflect on the previous year and look ahead to the new year. The highlights of 2005 for me had to be spending 2 months in Madrid improving my Spanish and visting Google’s headquarters in Mountain View (I saw Larry Page in the canteen too); the remaining 10 months or so were rather shit.
As is traditional at this time of year, I thought I would declare some of my New Years resolutions; they are more goals for 2006 really. I’ll strike them off the list as I achieve them. In no particular order:
- Learn to play the guitar.
- Achieve fluency in Spanish.
- Get involved in an open source project.
- Get something published in an established publication, either in print or online.
Sleep with Jennifer Lopez.
- Stop being delusional (see item above)
Regarding the guitar wish, best advice is to sing along, to learn to strum. If you try to learn to play “classical” pieces you will end up frustrated, it will take you years to play 5 minutes of music. If you become a kind of bonfire guitarist (Chilean expression dunno if it translates) you can play for hours and sing as well. Just download tabs from the net and go for it. I would recommend you start with “Knocking on heaven’s door” D-C-G. Piece of cake.
Interesting post. I stumbled across your blog whilst searching for info on Madrid. best of luck with your blog.