Archive for the ‘30’ Category

its been a while

time for lots of fun updates. sorry i totally slacked on updating this project this winter. i did a decent job of working on some of the items on the list, but not recording what i’ve done. so i have to play some catch up. i’ll probably have one more catch up post.

#28- support local “stuff”:  i went to see a local band “bobs days off” play twice- once in december and once in february. i’ve been to a few local bars and restaurants- barrets ale house, rogers, playoffs pub and the grad student bar at brown. and i went bowling- yay- at a local alley.

#29- can you believe i actually had to go back and look through my planner to figure this one out? i have a super amount to catch you up on this one! my goal was to support a local NEW independent business every month. i haven’t updated since october so here goes:
october: i bought my dress from “wishing well” a local bridal salon for trisha’s wedding
november: we went to a tranny karaoke club in boston then the club revolution for trisha’s bachelorette party
december: we went to the local restaurant “lobster pot” for trish’s rehersal dinner, and i also stood at hotel monacco in alexandria, va for NYE. i totally loved the hotel and recommend it if anyone is going to be in that area.
january: i went to the “stork connection” with my family to watch my future niece for my sister-in-law’s 3D ultrasound

#30- i’m supposed to ask a stranger out on a date. does kissing a random extremely handsome man on stage then later exchanging numbers, kissing some more and going out for a late night snack at like 3am count as “asking a new man out on a date?”  does it make a difference that we went bowling the next week (in truth it was mere circumstance, & i didn’t ask him to go bowl with me)?  i think y’all need to be the judge of this one, because i honestly am not sure whether to allow it or not!

#66- my grace in small things challenge (to write what i’m grateful for every day for one year) will be over soon. i can’t even believe it. i’ve only 12 more days left!

#69- write 100 letters to friends. since the last update, i had sent 4 letters. i’m up to number 6. i’ve sent a letter to my friends stephan and to phampants! i’m also working on my 7th letter right now, but i’ll count that one later when its actually finished and mailed.

#80- start wearing red lipstick. well i wore red lipstick the night i kissed the handsome stranger on stage (#30) so thats got to mean something, right?

its been TOO long… even for me.

hey y’all- so sorry its taking me forever to catch up with everything going on.
i have just been a little busy/stressed so i haven’t been making the time (like i should) to update this list.
so i’m thinking i will do a few quick updates.
here is one:

#10
well, i told you about how i already organized my bookshelves. but now i am currently working on cataloguing all the books i own.
its a pretty daunting task let me tell you!
but i’ve done a good job. I think I have one more shelf to go on one of my bookshelves. and then the whole second bookshelf- but there are much less books in there.
almost done this goal!!

#13
i did do some organizing of the pictures on my computer. but the problem with that is once i realize some photos are in the wrong folder…. it creates a monster because then i find a whole bunch of other messed up folders. you know?! but the good thing is i have been deleting a lot more photos. and actually naming them. i have NO CLUE when this goal will be done, but hopefully soon. i have begun to hate sorting through these pics. i just want to print them all out and put them in albums. and speaking of that…. i printed all the photos from my oldest brother’s wedding, and most of the photos from my other brother’s recent wedding. (i printed out exactly 200 so they could all just go in one album) so happy about that. i guess i’m going in the right direction!

#18
i ate at another new place! on 8/21 the regular friday work lunch crew went to this little diner called highland luncheonette. its right down the street and i’ve driven by it a hundred times in my life, but never managed to eat there! it was good. i got a stuffed quahog and a salad. yummy.

#21
dog training. sign. i believe no one should be able to buy or adopt a dog without bringing her to training classes, lol! the good news is that i found a really good person to train my dog. the bad news. its quite expensive, so i doubt i can afford it until october. one step in the right direction!

#28
i have been supporting the local artists and businesses. i’ve been to a restaurant called tweets, newport vineyards, the country club in my city, that diner i mentioned above, my nail lady and my favorite restaurant in the next city.

#29
i technically went to two completely new places this month. newport vineyards for my sister-in-laws bachelorette party, and highland luncheonette, but because i already mentioned the second one in #18 i will choose newport vineyards to be my one local business/artist for the month of august.

#30
this one is slightly humorous. not if you are me though. i consider #30 to be one of the scariest goals on my list: “ask a stranger out”. i can’t handle it! and yet…i ALMOST did it. but i chickened out (for slightly decent reasons). i’ve been working with this guy who provides a benefit to our staff here at work (so we don’t work together, but deal professionally with each other) and he is pretty hot. i ALMOST worked up the courage to ask him out, until my boss casually asked him how old he was, and he said…. 22!!!!!!!!!! hot damn! now, granted… i am probably only a few years older than him. but I. DO. NOT. DATE. YOUNGER. GUYS. i was totally bummed out. totally.
for my to work up my courage like this is huge, but i don’t want to date a little boy. he just graduated in 2008 and i doubt he has any clue what he is looking for. if i am going to put myself out there, then it has to be for someone who is going in the same direction as i am. and i don’t know what his deal is quite yet. i know its not fair to judge him on his age, but this is very confusing for me.
i guess we will just have to see what happens with this one.

#39
i’ve had QUITE a few bottles of wine since the last post on my cork collecting, but oddly enough they all had twist off caps. (and they weren’t even that cheap!) but last night i decided i wanted to have a glass (or two) of wine while i laid alone in my bed and watched House… so i did. in a very big wine glass.

#63
this is the big shocker.
my first failed item on my list.
son of a… gun.
i guess i am pretty idealistic, because i really didn’t want to completely fail any item. but the time has come to admit that i have. since this summer got a bit hectic with the wedding, etc. i really slacked at my journal writing. i don’t think i wrote anything from the end of july until mid august.
so that means i DIDN’T write in it every single week.
although i really enjoyed the habit of writing in it so regularly, so i am going to try and keep up with it.
but for 101 in 1001 reasons… that item is over.

#66
going strong on listing stuff i am grateful for every single day. its coming pretty natural to me now. kind of like remembering to put on deodorant. today was #169.

#82
i’m going to walk in a 5K. for those who do not know this, my brothers-in-law(ish) were on the 2008 biggest loser show. one of them is doing a second annual 5K walk/run/job for his daughter’s foundation. this ought to be interesting to say the least. it is in october, so more on this later.

#88
i’ve been paying a good chunk on my credit cards, and it is leaving me pretty much penniless! i am so ready to be done with this item, lol 🙂

#90
using my spreadsheet for all my bills/credit cards info still. in fact… i already have september completely budgeted out.

more (including pictures) later