Resolution Update

By November 1, 2010 resolutions

Ten months down, two to go.

Keep track of my resolutions like I used to (slacker)
Play poker in Las Vegas
Party in Atlantic City – Partied in Atlantic City for Kendall’s bachelorette party, March 26-28.
Go snowboarding
Get a raise – Offered a new bonus program at work, March 5.
Save more money – Increased the percentage of my salary going into my 401(k), June 26.
Get a new car – Got a 2005 Hyundai Tucson, February 21.
Visit a winery or attend a wine tasting – Took a tour of Williamsburg Winery and tasted seven of their wines, July 4.
Draw or paint a picture
Use our Kinkaid’s giftcard – Used the Kinkaid’s giftcard, March 5.
Join something (like a sports league, poker league, gym, etc.)
See a few good concerts – Saw Jack’s Mannequin and Fun. @ the Norva, March 5. Saw The Pietasters @ The Jewish Mother, March 20. Saw Jimmy Buffett @ Jiffy Lube Live (formerly Nissan Pavilion), September 2. Saw the Virginia Symphony Orchestra @ The Sandler Center, September 12.
See a few plays/musicals – Saw Jersey Boys @ The Palazzo, May 10. Saw Closer @ the Generic Theater, August 27. Saw Rigoletto @ the Harrison Opera House, October 6.
Get my own Harrah’s Total Rewards card, so I don’t have to beg my dad for deals on rooms – Got a Resorts Players Card instead, March 26.
Make a plan for what I’d like to buy/not buy as far as clothes for the year, so that I don’t go overboard shopping – Made a list of my 2010 shopping resolutions in my other blog, January 2.
Take my cats to the vet
Have my dented beach cruiser fender repaired
Visit the Outer Banks
Make some sort of major improvement to my condo (floors, counters, cabinets…something) – Steam-cleaned the carpets in my condo (I refuse to spend any money on the condo until I get it refinanced, so this improvement is going to have to do for now), October 31.
Make money from a source other than work – Received a $56 check from the consignment shop, January 21. Received a $60 check from the consignment shop, May 23. Received an $88 check from the consignment shop, August 14. Received a $73 check from the consignment shop, September 16.
Do some research on clothing manufacturing for two reasons: (1) to understand better what I’m proposing on at work, and (2) to make more educated decisions when shopping for clothes for myself – Did some reading on clothing manufacturing online, January 6-7.
Keep The Coastal Chicster going
Convince my parents to come see Jimmy Buffett – Parents bought Jimmy Buffett tickets, February 19. My parents came to see Jimmy Buffet, September 2.
Go ice skating
Go horseback riding
Go to the spa – Had a massage at the spa at Resorts in Atlantic City, March 26. Had a massage at the Spa on the Boulevard, October 5.
Lose at least 10 pounds so that my Diesel jeans fit again – Wore my Diesel jeans out in public, April 3.
Sell something on eBay – Sold a Liberty of London for Target teapot on eBay, March 23. Sold some shirts on eBay, April 22. Sold my old cell phone on eBay, October 24.
Get contacts
Finish reading all of KV’s books (in order) – Finished reading God Bless You, Dr. Rosewater, April 1.
Volunteer for something – Donated a basket and worked the ticket table @ the Kevin Patrick Hands to Angels Foundation 2nd Annual Benefit Dinner, February 27.
Finish paying off my TV before my Best Buy no-interest promo runs out – Finished paying off my TV before my promo ran out, July 19.
Paint the rest of the ceilings in my condo
Convince First Horizon to lower the interest rate on my mortgage
Hang out with Joelle and Michelle in California
Make at least five new friends – Tina, Kendall, Sarah, Erica, Danielle
Go on some weekend trips – Went on a weekend trip to NJ/Atlantic City, March 25-28. Went on a girls’ weekend trip to Las Vegas, May 7-11. Spent a long weekend in New Jersey, July 18-21. Spent a long weekend in New Jersey, August 5-8.
Frame my college degree
Make something I can wear
Finish writing my novel? (Yeah, right.)
Go to a VT football game
See the sun rise – Saw the sun rise while I was driving up the Eastern Shore to New Jersey, March 25. Saw the sun rise as I rolled in from a night of partying in Las Vegas, May 9.
Up my monthly MMA transfer to $125 in January, and increase it to $150 in June – Upped my MMA transfer to $125, January 2. Upped my MMA transfer to $150, June 1.
Spend a day with Kristy and the new baby once she’s born – Spent the afternoon with Kristy and Sadie, March 25.
Buy less boots (and flip-flops) – Bought two pairs of flip-flops in May.
Update the LJ more
Make a new resolution every month:
January: Re-organize my Photos folder on my computer – Re-organized photos into folders by year, January 1.
February: Learn how to make eclairs – Made eclairs, February 1.
March: Go running at least 10 times – Went running six times.
April: Find the perfect pair of penny loafers – Failed. Penny loafers look pretty stupid on me. Found the perfect pair of wedge sandals instead.
May: Take lots of pictures – Took lots of pictures in Las Vegas, May 7-11.
June: Do not buy any shoes – ACCOMPLISHED. I bought NO shoes in June.
July: Spend a day in New York City – Spent the day in New York City with my mom, July 19.
August: Lose eight pounds – Lost six pounds.
September: Get my fucking sunroof fixed – Got my sunroof fixed (again) and picked my car up September 11.
October: Send my short refinance package to LBPS – Sent package to LBPS, October 5.
November: Successfully pull off my clothing swap party

This crazy trip has got me feelin’: excited
And I’m singin’ along to: Decode – Paramore

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  • Grace says:

    WOW! You accomplished so much you set out to accomplish! You should be proud!

    Good luck on the 30 for 30 for sure…i’ll be right there along with you for the ride.

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