Resolution Update

By December 1, 2005resolutions

After 11 months, here is where I stand on my resolutions:

Visit Hawaii
Get my wisdom teeth out
Make chocolate anchors
Run in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half MarathonRan in the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon, September 3. (My goal was three hours and I finished in 2:51:44!)
See a few decent concerts – Maroon5 and The Donnas, March 28. Green Day with My Chemical Romance, April 22. Carbon Leaf, May 13. Hoobastank and Velvet Revolver, May 20. The Wallflowers, June 16. Reel Big Fish, July 11. 311 and Papa Roach, August 25.
Visit my cousins in Las Vegas (and have Holly cut my hair while I’m there) – February 17-22. (Haircut with Holly, February 18 – I think it’s the best I’ve ever gotten. VIP at Rain, February 18. Took the little cousins to SkyZone to jump on the trampolines, February 21.) April 7-11. (Whiskey Bar, April 8. Haricut with Holly, April 9. Partied at RA with Robbie for my birthday, April 9/10. Birthday dinner with my cousins, April 10. Lunch at the House of Blues, April 11.)
Go back to Weight Watchers to lose my last few pounds and become a Lifetime Member – Started going back to WW meetings, January 8.
Write a book
Volunteer for the USO – Volunteered at the AMC Air Terminal, January 5.
Start my own business
Work at least one waitressing job (even if it’s only for fun)- A.J. Gators, January 11-26. Kelly’s Tavern, February 8-12. YNot Pizza, June 17-October 10. Chef Ed’s, July 1-3.
Make 10 new friends – Tom Valentine, Steve Robinson, Tara Wilson, Stacey Lebo, Mark Heustis, Buzzy Nielson, Jonathan Wallace, Kristina Partlow, Laurie Whitesell
Go on a road trip
Reread Hawaii by James Michener
Get my digital camera fixed – FedExed it to Olympus, January 20. Camera returned and fixed (for free!), February 8.
Go onboard a Navy ship – Tom took me to see his submarine, the USS Norfolk (SSN714), February 5.
Go surfing
Visit Nauticus and the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk
Go to Busch Gardens – Went to Busch Gardens with Allison, Mike and Mark, October 2.
Eat more pineapples
Visit a few states I’ve never been to before
See Lifespeed at Bar A
Write a poem – Wrote a poem, May 31.
Save some money
Visit my cousin Joelle in California
Sing karaoke at a bar – Sang “Heartbreaker” by Simple Plan at Scooter’s, June 24.
Drink more water
Do 20 push-ups in two minutes
Taste a food I’ve never had before – Lobster and sake at Sumo, January 29. Pasta para duros (some weird Mexican snack food) at work, February 11. Fried calamari at the Roadhouse in Vegas, February 18. Catfish at Shuck’s in Vegas, April 8. Fried goat cheese at Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant in St. Louis, November 16. Golden beets at Charlie Gitto’s in St. Louis, November 16.
Get a massage and/or a facial
Take a picture in front of the VT bush at Virginia Tech
Get a new car
Grow my hair long again
Continue writing in my LJ for another whole year
Visit my long-lost stand partner on the Southern Coast of Oregon
Make one new resolution at the beginning of every month:
January: Beat my 13:28 mile and a half run – Ran a mile and a half in 12:36 at Gold’s Gym, January 27.
February: Watch the movie St. Elmo’s Fire – Watched it, February 3.
Finish the book that Robbie loaned me in November – Finished Sea Legs: Tales of a Woman Oceanographer by Kathleen Crane, March 31.
April: Go out on dates with three new boys – Only got two – Date #1 with Tony, April 5. Date #2 with Ron, April 14.
Buy an iPod – Bought a green iPod Mini, May 13.
Find another part-time job – Server at YNot Pizza, June 17.
Get new running shoes (really good ones for that 1/2 marathon in September!) – Asics, July 10.
Refrain from quitting either one of my jobs – Still employed at both, September 1.
Go country line dancing – Went country line dancing with Allison and Mark at The Banque in Norfolk, September 30.
Find a sweet Halloween costume – I aced this one – I had two sweet Halloween costumes! Sexy referee, October 28 and October 31. Naughty school girl, October 29.
Rectify all of my problems with electronic devices at the new apartment (Internet, phone, digital camera, TiVo) – Phone fixed, November 3. TiVo up and running, November 14. Bought a new Canon PowerShot SD400 digital camera, November 20. Discovered how to steal Internet from the dining room table, November 21.
Go to a hookah bar, find a date to my company Christmas party and find something awesome to do for New Year’s Eve

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