The year is seven-twelfths over. After seven months, here is where I stand on my resolutions:
Go ice skating – Went ice skating at Chilled Ponds, March 8. Started ice skating lessons, March 28.
Get my wisdom teeth out
Buy a house
Go horseback riding
Hang out with my cousin Joelle
Have a party
Start my own business – Allison and I unofficially started our business, January 15. Brainstormed about a new business idea with Jennifer Yoder, June 30.
Play poker in Vegas
Go to Busch Gardens
Get a picture in front of the VT bush
Go for a boat ride – Had dinner on the American Rover, June 13.
Learn to drive a stick
Visit Nauticus – Went to Nauticus with Tim, February 19.
Be nicer to Allison’s dog
Read a bunch of Kurt Vonnegut books
Drink more water
Bring back Dr. Martens
Buy a new car
Begin writing a book
Spend a day in New York City
See a play – Saw Rent at Chrysler Hall with Mike, Allison and Brandon, February 17.
Sing in public (not karaoke) – Sang “Happy Birthday” in public bowling alley (not karaoke), March 8.
Take a vacation
Acquire health benefits – Acquired health benefits, March 1.
Learn a new skill – Started belly-dancing class, April 27.
Join a gym
Finish reading the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels
See Reel Big Fish, Aerosmith and Green Day in concert – Saw Reel Big Fish with MxPx at the Norva, July 17.
Board an aircraft carrier
Eat more pineapples
Join some sort of club or organization
Go roller-blading – Went roller-blading, March 12.
Grow my hair long again
Write a short story
Make 10 new friends – Tim Thurston, Alex Rodriguez, Chris Jordan, Brooke Simpson, Rolla Rabi
Continue writing in my LJ for another whole year
Volunteer for something
Frame a picture I take and give it to someone as a gift
Make someone a CD – Made Mike a book of eight CDs. Finally gave them to him, April 18.
Do 58 sit-ups in two minutes
Go running at Mount Trashmore – Went running at Mount Trashmore, March 4.
Run in a race
Draw a picture – Drew a picture in pencil from one of my favorite photographs, March 1. Gave it away as a birthday gift, March 8.
Be more motivated
Do 20 push-ups in two minutes
Visit Charleston, SC
Play my oboe
Take a class – Modern Rhetoric (ENGL 669) at ODU, January 11.
See the Grand Canyon
Save up some more money
Bake someone a birthday cake – Baked Mike’s birthday cake, March 7-8.
See Lifespeed at Bar A
Visit my long lost stand partner in Ann Arbor
Make a new resolution every month:
January: Go running at least 10 times this month – Went running on January 13, January 21, January 28, January 29, January 30 and January 31. Damn. That’s only six times.
February: Generate income from a source other than TranSystems Corporation – Earned $12 for articles published on AssociatedContent.com, February 3 and 19.
March: Go to Saddle Ridge and McFadden’s – Went to Saddle Ridge (participated in the Thursday night Booty Shakin’ Contest) and peeked inside McFadden’s (it was pretty empty in there) for Laurie’s birthday, March 23.
April: Go to New Jersey – Failed. I did not make it to New Jersey this month. But, I give myself permission to earn credit for this one when I finally do make it up there. (Went to New Jersey, May 26-29.)
May: Eat out less than 15 times this month (unless someone else pays for it) – that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks! – Accomplished. I ate out 14 times this month (except for times other people paid for it) and spent a total of $103.04 eating out. That’s still a lot of money.
June: Clean the Malibu and replace the disgusting old stickers on the back window – Cleaned the Malibu (inside and out) and scraped off the disgusting old stickers on the back window (and on the gas tank cover), June 17. I haven’t replaced them yet, but I’m not sure I want to – the car looks better without them. I did, however, re-stick Robb the Hula Man to the dashboard.
July: Put air in bike tires, see fireworks, fix button on Abercrombie skirt – Air in bike tires, July 4. (Thanks, Chris.) Saw fireworks at the Oceanfront, July 4. Abercrombie skirt does not currently fit, therefore this resolution has been deferred to August.
August: No fast food!