The year is eleven-twelfths over. After eleven 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 – Bought a condo with Kristina, August 28.
Go horseback riding
Hang out with my cousin Joelle
Have a party – Had a Pampered Chef/Housewarming/Halloween Party, October 29.
Start my own business – Allison and I unofficially started our business, January 15. Brainstormed about a new business idea with Jennifer Yoder, June 30. Opened a CafePress.com store, October 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. Went to Nauticus with Kristy and Joe, August 26.
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 – Went to Seattle, August 30-September 4.
Acquire health benefits – Acquired health benefits, March 1. Acquired health benefits again, October 1.
Learn a new skill – Started belly-dancing class, April 27.
Join a gym
Finish reading the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novels – Read all the Anita Blake novels up to Danse Macabre, September 4.
See Reel Big Fish, Aerosmith and Green Day in concert – Saw Reel Big Fish with MxPx at the Norva, July 17. Saw Aerosmith with Motley Crue at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater, October 21.
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 – Put my hair up with a pencil (official sign of it being long), October 9.
Write a short story
Make 10 new friends – Tim Thurston, Alex Rodriguez, Chris Jordan, Brooke Simpson, Rolla Rabi, Amy Morris, Corinne Monacci, Tyra Sanchez, Candice Hayden, Kerry Nigito
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 – Enrolled in the company 401(k) plan, October 25.
Bake someone a birthday cake – Baked Mike’s birthday cake, March 7-8.
See Lifespeed at Bar A – Saw Lifespeed at Bar A, November 26.
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! – Accomplished, I didn’t eat any fast food this month. Sewed button on Abercrombie skirt, August 8. (Abercrombie skirt still does not fit. So much for giving up fast food.)
September: Move – Moved the last of my stuff out of the apartment, October 1.
October: Have a housewarming party – Had a Pampered Chef/Housewarming/Halloween Party, October 29.
November: Get my surfboard back from Rich – Failed. Rich is nowhere to be found.
December: Install Quicken on my computer