Monday, December 22, 2008

Auld Lang Syne (& Other Stuff)

I don’t know what the difference is between December 31st 11:59 p.m. & January 1st 12:00 a.m. that always makes us want to turn our lives around. It reminds me of how I woke up on my thirteenth birthday expecting to have magically sprouted boobs overnight (little did I know that those boobs were never going to grow in). I typically always make resolutions, and then see how fast I can break them. I believe I have broken a resolution in as little as six hours before. This year I wanted to make attainable resolutions, just a few things to work towards. I’m using the website 43 things (its awesome check it out) to keep track of my goals for 2009. I have them listed in my side bar, and will be importing my progress from there throughout the year. So here are my goals:

1. Read 30 Books.
Sexy people read, I am sexy therefore I should read. Actually I used to be quite the little book worm, reading everything I could. But then I went to college, and they chained me to my desk and forced me to read against my will. The bastards. Then I graduated and there were shiny things, like TV, to distract me. So I think 30 books is a reasonable place to start.

2. Have a Great Wedding
My definition of this is “don’t fall head over high heels and moon the crowd” while walking down the aisle. Believe me this is a distinct possibility. Sparing that-no one gets puking drunk or gets in a fist fight J

3. Pay off My Credit Card
More Specifically my Target card. Man I applied for that thing when I was working at Target, I got a smiley face for pushing the most cards that day. That stupid smiley face, mocking me with my stupidity. Its only 500 dollars but it has been hanging over my head like a dark cloud forever. (On a side note-one day at work, I had to decline a nun’s credit card, I’m certain I’m going to be stuck in limbo forever for that one).

4. Start a Scrapbook
I recently realized that I can hardly remember what I had for lunch yesterday. So I worry that in a few years all I will be able to recall about the important events in my life are things like, “Israel was hot,” and “I wore a pink dress to my college graduation.” And you guys think I’m kidding….

5. Drive on the L.A. Freeway
I have not driven on a L.A. freeway since I moved out here SEVEN MONTHS AGO. It is something that terrifies me, and not something I have to do to live out here. But it would sure make my life easier, and I could get places faster. This is going to take several baby steps. First step stop closing my eyes & hollering with horror every time Adam merges onto the freeway.

6. Write a Thank You Letter to my Teacher
There is one teacher that was always there for me during my tumultuous high school years, Mr. Jones. He is the main reason I didn’t drop out of high school, and he encouraged me to go to college. Without his kindness I don’t know where I would be today. I never really thanked him, and it’s about time.

7. Visit San Francisco
I’m not going to live on the West Coast forever, and it would be a shame to not visit that crazy city with those insane people (just kidding) while I’m here. Alcatraz. Check. Winchester Mystery House. Check. Golden Gate Bridge. Check. Fishermen’s Wharf. Check. What’s not to love?

8. Finish a Sim’s Legacy
This is something a little silly, I guess. But I’ve been trying to finish one for years. Basically a legacy challenge is getting through ten generations without using any cheats. Do you know how hard it is? Especially when you can just type in a few keys and have oodles of money, I just want to see what tenth generation of an Ervin legacy can produce.

9. Learn to Bake a Cheesecake (from scratch).
I’m notably not a very good baker. The last time I tried to bake I ended up with chocolate in my hair and on my butt (don’t even ask). But I watch food network all the time, and I want to be as cool as Paula Dean. And I would lay down my life for a good piece of cheesecake, so that seem like a good place to start honing my baking skills.

10. Fly a Kite on the Beach
Last year I bought a cheap Backyardigans kite from the dollar store. It was so much fun flying them with my friends. Until the tree in front of the computer lab ate it. Charlie Brown and I have so much in common. I want to get a better kite, and have some fun at the beach. Now I just have to bribe Adam so he will go with me, he hates the beach. I DIDN’T KNOW IT WAS POSSIBLE TO HATE THE BEACH. Silly fiancé.

Song of The Day: Change by Taylor Swift.


  1. Great things to do. I may have to check out the 43 things site. I have some things i'd like to do too and maybe if i actually make a list i'll go through with it. Maybe, lol

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

  2. i LOVE this idea. i never do resolutions but i think i might try this. i think this would be a good idea for me, something to motivate me.

    merry christmas, love.
    i hope you have a good one.

  3. Oh I plan to read more in the New Year as well. I used to be a bookworm, too, till college turned me against it. Wow, isn't that sad that the education system turns us against reading? Anyway...what are you planning on reading first? I'm open to suggestions. Hope your wedding is fantastic...I didn't fall flat on my face during mine and I'm the biggest klutz ever so you're probably safe. :)

  4. May the holiday season bring you peace and joy.

  5. LOOOOOVED this post!! As usual...your have me laughing...I just love the way you write..You remind me so much of my good friend, Jessica, who happens to live in San Fran, by the way...should you want to look her up while you are there, lol. Oh..and my mother gave me cheesecake pans years ago...did you know that you need a special pan to make those things?? I always go the jello no-bake route myself...but I have pans here, if you get around to that resolution...maybe I could mail them to you! It is an impressive list!! I wish you luck!! =)

  6. May you be prettier, richer, healthier and happiest this coming new year!! Happy year 2009!


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