Thursday, January 1, 2009

I just spent my hour dinner break curled up on the couch in the foyer trying to fight off sleep while reading a book. This doesn't bode well for the new year.

Two highlights of my 2009 so far. I beat Ryan in Trivial Pursuit (this never happens, those dang sports questions get me every time) and I spent a few hours with the lovely JT on her sojourn from Costa Rica.

(Side note — Raise your hand if you think it's fair Ryan got a pie piece answering this question: What team does the Arkansas Razorbacks play every year in the Boot Bowl?)

JT has been my New Year's staple for three years running now. My first NYE in the Great State of Arkansas, we passed the hours playing Apples to Apples. Last year, we spent a quiet night in (Ryan of course was out of town) watching Jesus Freaks.

This year we talked life in my kitchen and later at BWW — one of her favorites. She is the poster child for why you should never get married before 30 — clearly everything I am not. She is everything I think I want to be, yet I'm glad she's my friend so I don't have to.

She goes back to Costa Rica in a dozen days or so. Sometimes I wonder if her students think all Americans sound like her. :)

DRAMATIC SUBJECT CHANGE

New Year's Resolutions.

I have lots this year. I think I'm going to take the "Throw as much shit on the wall and surely some of it will stick approach." I realize this is kind of illogical, but I can't seem to narrow it down. So I won't. Apparently I have a lot to work on.

• Run a 5K and a four-miler in April.
• Read 50 books this year.
• Keep the house clean!!!!
• Let people make their own mistakes.
• Create a budget.
• Cook more meals at home.
• Don't buy clothing for at least four months. If I finish four-miler in April, I'll get myself a little something-something, but that's it!

Wish me luck.

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