Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanza, Boxing Day and the rest of it is pretty much over. The gifts have been given, the roasts have been eaten and the John Candy movies have been watched. Now it’s time to start planning your New Years. Aside from what you’re wearing and where you’re going, there are also the resolutions to think about.
So we’ve come up with a few ideas to get the juices flowing and help you decide on your 2013 resolutions.
Learn an Instrument
Barry in Brooklyn handmakes these gorgeous banjoes and ukuleles from old tins and cigar boxes. These beauties will make it that much easier to pick it up and learn your chords.
Check out the current stock at Krrb.com/greatplainshandmade.
Pick Up Film Photography
Instagram is great but it doesn’t compare to the history or skill of old school film photography and darkroom development. And with just a few odds and ends, you can create a darkroom in your home. You’ll probably find it’s easier to set it up than it is to learn the art, but that’s what it’s all about, right? Forget the one, two click and give film a try.
Get your darkroom started with this equiptment from twent3skidoo.
Start a Tumblr
Who are all these hilarious people that start these tumblrs and then land book deals and HBO shows? We’re just as funny as they are, right?? The answer is YES! 2013 is the year to get the tumblr off the ground and this laptop, complete with Photoshop-the tool to make your hilarious gifs come alive-is available to you.
Start blogging today with the help of the British Ninja.
Start a Soccer Team
All you need is a few friends, a park and a ball. And these cleats. Because if you’re going to work out, it’s so much more fun to do it with friends and some good old fashioned competition, right?
Gets to kicking today with these cleats in Brooklyn.
Perfect Your Poker Hand
There’s lots of reasons to get really good at poker aside from winning cold hard cash. One, it makes you smarter. Most card games are number games and weighing the probability is just as good for your brain as math worksheets, but way more fun. Two, card games are social. Get together with friends and hold a game night. It’s the right thing to do. And three, it’s thrifty. With this retro poker set, a pack of dollar playing cards and some homemade popcorn, you’ve got a fun-filled night that’ll cost you about a buck thirty. A perfect entre into your next New Years resolution: spend less.
Pick up these poker chips from Krrb.com/retroschmetro.