Monday, January 5, 2009

Let's try this once more. This time, with feeling.

Thank you to those of you that commented that you would also have failed to stick to the resolutions I set out for myself at the beginning of 2008.  Either you're all a great support system, or you're as lazy as I am.  I'll leave you to answer that for yourselves.

So for 2009, I'll need a new list. 

1.  Lose weight before my wedding.  
Notice how I didn't say how much.   Trust me, anything will be quite the accomplishment.  

2.  Save at least SOMETHING from each paycheck.
I may not have devoted an appropriate amount of blog space to this topic, but I am disastrous with money.   To be fair, I am getting better.  Sort of.  But it's still a very sad state of affairs for someone nearly 5 years out of college and soon to be a Mrs.  
For goodness sake...I'm supposed to own a 4 bedroom house by now!  So maybe if I save some pathetic amount.  Say, $20 per paycheck--that's $40 per month.  Which is $480 per year.  And that's 480 times the amount I saved in 2008.  Progress in tiny tiny steps.

3.  Cook more meals at home.
This is a cop-out.  I cook at home all the time.  Whee!  

4.  Run another race.  
And it can't be another 10k because I already did that.  Crossing that finish line was one of the high points of my life.  It reassured me that, yes, I can complete something.  

5.  Finish a screenplay.
This sounds like a real blowhard thing to say.  Don't a lot of d-bags have unfinished screenplays?  Well so do I.  Unstarted ones, actually.   But this year will be different!  And to that end, I've signed up with a writing group.  Me! In a writers group.  We meet weekly at various apartments and coffee shops.  It's so freaking adorable.

6.  De-flab my arms.
I practically have wings.  When I wave I can feel the distinct underarm swingery one normaly finds hanging from middle school teachers.  

7.  I just ate a slice of American cheese.
That's not a resolution.  I just wanted to throw that in there to give you a sense of perspective on my situation.

8.  Keep a clean house. 
You know, it's funny, but the more pets you keep, the worse your apartment looks.   

9.  Get organized.
I don't have to bother expanding on this because I know I won't follow through with it.  So.

10.  Watch classic movies.
Lately, in spite of myself, I've been drawn to black and white movies.  I don't know what it is. Something about the clothing.  And the constant smoking.  And the peculiar cadence in which the actors deliver their lines.  And the supper clubs.  (I'll never go to a supper club!)  

And that's it, folks.  Now, we wait...


JenBun said...

You can do it!!

(Or not.)

(Either way, you'll have a good time!)


Phil said...

I ate american cheese yesterday! We're totally on the same page here.

saratogajean said...

I think the list is a good way to start getting organized.

The American cheese was a good thing, too. I mean, you have to reward yourself when you accomplish a goal, right?

Aartee said...

ha! You sound like me...I always make a well intentioned list and I might even stick to it for like a month and then it all goes down hill! On the plus side I <3 Cheese!

mindy said...

Honey, I've seen your arms (in pictures anyway) and I cannot agree with you on the "wings" comment. You crazy. You super crazy.

But so am I. Meh, what can ya do?

Anonymous said...

5. Finish a screenplay.

If I can do it (a few times) ANYONE can do it.

Also, maybe if you mention your word counts in here, it will shame you into finishing.

surviving myself said...

#6 made me feel kinda gross.

nicoleantoinette said...

Good luck with this batch, they seem really doable.

Felicia said...

I've been trying to watch more classic movies too. But I watched Out of Africa the other day and it was bad.

And the saving money thing? Ummm, I'm close to 30 with no savings, no 401K and live like a bachelor in my apartment. My cop out is, "I live for today!"

Katelin said...

you can deflab your arms with a wii, i've already been practicing, haha. and classic movies are lovely, i recommend the philadelphia story, so funny.

Riff Dog said...

Good. No jazz this time.