Final Resolution Update of 2008

By December 31, 2008resolutions, year in review

Time’s up! Here’s what I’ve accomplished:

Read 10 non-fiction books – FAILED – The Dip by Seth Godin, A Man Without A Country by Kurt Vonnegut
Create a system for keeping track of my own medical records – ACCOMPLISHED Made a binder with a calendar and some other medical-related stuff in it, January 24.
Take my cats to the vet – FAILED
Go camping – FAILED
Go fishing – FAILED
Go surfing – ACCOMPLISHED – Went surfing several times in July. Stood up for my first whole wave, July 13.
Go snowboarding – ACCOMPLISHED – Went snowboarding at Snowshoe, January 10-12.
Take a whole week off work – ALMOST – I only worked half a day the Monday before Christmas!
Don’t call my ex-boyfriend – FAILEDCalled my ex-boyfriend, February 18. Befriended said ex-boyfriend again, April 19.
Find a good gynecologist – ACCOMPLISHED – Found an awesome gynecologist, January 25.
Don’t complain as much when I’m sick – ACCOMPLISHED
Go horseback riding – FAILED
Get a raise – ACCOMPLISHED – Got a raise, April 1.
Write more – ACCOMPLISHEDFinally started writing my novel! Up to twelve pages, April 30.
Sell more stuff on eBay – ACCOMPLISHED – Sold DDR on eBay, May 22.
Make $100 off my CafePress.com store – ACCOMPLISHED – Got a check from CafePress for $25.16, May 17. Got a check from CafePress for $33.56, July 15. Got a check from CafePress for $32.56, September 15. Got a check from CafePress for $36.61, October 15.
Finish gluing Swarovski crystals to my other brown flip-flop – FAILED – I had to throw those out. They got messed up.
Get a TiVo HD – FAILED
Get a Nintendo Wii – ACCOMPLISHEDGot Nintendo Wii, May 9.
Get Guitar Hero – ACCOMPLISHED – Got Guitar Hero, May 10. Got Guitar Hero Aerosmith, August 10.
Get Dance Dance Revolution – ACCOMPLISHED – Got DDR, May 10. (Sold DDR on eBay, May 22.)
Hang out with The Big A – ACCOMPLISHED – Hung out with The Big A in Richmond, February 1. Hung out with The Big A in Virginia Beach, August 26.
Frame my college degree – FAILED
Volunteer for something  – ACCOMPLISHED – Volunteered as a bier frau at the Noblemen Oktoberfest, October 4.
Make at least five new friends – ACCOMPLISHED – John D., John W., Sarah R., Dave S., Jef w/1 F, Brigid, Lauren D.
Use my wetsuit – FAILED
Finish painting my condo  – ALMOST (still need to do the ceilings)Painted the trim and three doors in my hallway, March 9-10. Painted the kitchen and the dining room, May 16. Painted the master bathroom (again), June 30. Painted the living room walls and ceiling and finished painting doors and trim, October 18.
Put down wood floors in my condo – FAILED
Look hot in a bathing suit this summer – ACCOMPLISHED
Do something that scares me – ACCOMPLISHED Asked BC to hang out, August 2. (No, he never called.)
Go to an orthodontist, even if it’s just for a free consultation – FAILED
Go see some places I’ve never been before – ACCOMPLISHED – Went to Snowshoe, January 10-13. Went to Minneapolis for work, May 20-23. Went to Nova Scotia for work, July 29-31.
Go ice skating – FAILED
Go roller skating – FAILED
Go to at least one VT football game – FAILED
Frame some of the photos I’ve taken and hang them up in my condo – FAILED
Go see Katie & Adam’s new house – FAILED
Baby-sit for at least one my friends’ kids – FAILED
Visit Aunt Kim, Uncle Franky and my cousins in Pennsylvania – ALMOST – They came to Virginia Beach, June 23-28.
Get a Crock-Pot – ACCOMPLISHED Got a Crock-Pot, February 9.
Have a party – ACCOMPLISHED – Had a Superbowl party, February 3. Had a Wii Party, May 10.
Open a new savings account with CJ – FAILED
Go to the gym a lot – FAILED
Play my oboe – ACCOMPLISHEDPlayed my oboe, December 22.
Buy Kerri dinner – ALMOST – I didn’t get a chance to buy her dinner, but we hung out at the mall and I bought her a pair of Lucky jeans instead, December 28.
Play the Rich Dad CASHFLOW 101 board game – FAILED
Do something exciting on my birthday – ACCOMPLISHED – Went to Cheeseburger in Paradise with a bunch of friends and then played Guitar Hero at Cabo Cafe with Amy, April 10.
Do 58 sit-ups in two minutes – FAILED
Do 21 push-ups in two minutes – FAILED
Run 1.5 miles in 14:15 – ACCOMPLISHED – Ran 1.5 miles in 13:02, February 7.
End the year with a positive net worth – ALMOST 
Continue writing in my LJ for another whole year – ACCOMPLISHED
Make a new resolution every month: – ACCOMPLISHED
January: Have an awesome time with my boyfriend on our trip to Snowshoe! – ACCOMPLISHEDHad an awesome time at Snowshoe, January 10-13.
February: Don’t complain as much and cry less than 10 times this month – FAILEDComplained less, but cried WAY more than 10 times.
March: Cry less than 10 times this month – FAILED
April: Plan a trip – FAILED
May: Go out on at least three dates with at least three different people – Um, I can’t remember May. It’s July.
June: FAILED because I didn’t update the LJ!
July: Get Guitar Hero Aerosmith – FAILEDI got it in August, though.
August: Get the dent out of my car door and replace the dented fenders on my beach cruiser – ALMOST Replaced the fenders on my bike, August 4. Didn’t get the dent out of my car door.
September: FAILED because I didn’t update the LJ!
October: Learn how to use Dreamweaver – FAILED. I dabbled in it a little, but I’ve been trying to learn more about Photoshop instead.
November: Take John to NYC – Took John to NYC, November 28.
December: Organize the rest of my music on my computer – ACCOMPLISHED – Music organzied.

Another one bites the dust. That’s 23 FAILED, 5 ALMOST, and 25 ACCOMPLISHED – not too shabby!

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