As Seen on TV

You know, even if something being sold via 1-800 number in a TV commercial starts to seem like a good idea, the fact that it’s being marketed that way virtually guarantees that I’m not going to buy it.

This is, I think, a general rule in the minds of most of my generation: 1-800 NUMBER TV AD = SCAM.
(Or maybe not scam, but at least sleazy.)

2009 Checklist

  • Learn how to drive with a stick shift
  • Make schnitzel & spaetzle (mmm…)
  • Go camping
  • Finish paying off student loans
  • Go to a baseball game
  • Wear a suit
  • Pull an all-nighter
  • Learn basic piano chords & scales
  • Go out on a date
  • Get all my music files in one place, back ‘em up, and ditch the physical media
  • Ring someone’s doorbell and run away
  • Do a freelance project
  • High-five a stranger
  • Get off the grid for a solid week
  • Ask a stupid question
  • Host a poker night
  • Cancel cable
  • Kill a bee
  • Spend a whole day at the movies
  • Make a mix cd for someone
  • Sell my car & buy a new vehicle
  • Leave the country
  • Invest in a green company
  • Ride my bike to work
  • Drink absinthe
  • Read Infinite Jest
  • Run a 10k
  • Get a a new laptop
  • Be a vegetarian for a week
  • Make oatmeal cookies with butterscotch chips
  • Build something useful with F#
  • Close Wolski’s
  • Save $X (I know what X is, but I don’t want the world to know)
  • Make a presentation
  • Take a tour of Miller Park
  • Go downhill skiing
  • Go to American Science & Surplus
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