Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Me Against The Bandwagon

So, I had this whole idea of what I was going to write for the awesome New Year.  Yay!  And then I started reading other blogs and felt... well, "less than."  Everyone has these grand plans for the year, something for every day, something for every week.  Sorry y'all, I just don't think I can do it.  Just the thought completely overwhelms me.

One thing I did notice, most people are setting goals and not necessarily making resolutions.  I like this.  Somehow it seems more attainable and a lot less like a personal failure if you don't accomplish it.  Or maybe that is what is wrong with society today... setting goals and being okay with not meeting them.  Ah, a post for another day.

Anyway, my plans are going to be on a smaller scale.  And maybe they are selfish.  Maybe I should be planning to do something like creating world peace.  I don't know.  So here goes:

1.  Read 5 books.
2.  Attend a concert or Best of Broadway musical.
3.  Visit somewhere new.
4.  Take Jake to the zoo.
5.  Meet one of my blog friends.
6.  Try 5 new, fairly complicated recipes.
7.  Help Jax re-do our yard, plant flowers, etc.
8.  Finish Little J's baby book.
9.  Organize all of my recipes.
10.  Join a new organization

Okay, some of these need work and will at some point require further detail.  Now for those of you who really know me, you realize that this list is quite ambitious.  The book thing, I can do.  The recipes and concert/musical, easy.  Actually getting out of the house, or out of town, or joining something... yikes.  I'm a total homebody and I am a ROUTINE junky.  Holy hell, please do not disrupt my schedule.  I am a creature of habit and am totally screwed by change.

What do you think?  Do I totally suck or what? 

Okay, so my first book ::drum roll::  Twilight.  Yes, I know I'm light years behind everyone else.  I just want to see what all the fuss is about.  Then I'm thinking about reading Water for Elephants (is that what it is called?) because I've heard good things about it.

If anyone has any suggestions on where to visit, good organizations to join, where I can find a personal assistant who will do this for me, please let me know!

Happy New Year, Y'all! 
*And I haven't forgotten about the weight issue.  I'm saving that for tomorrow, as it will need lots of editing after I get all crazy up in here.


  1. i think those are very attainable goals! I like them.

  2. True story: you may hate Twilight. You may loathe New Moon. KEEP GOING. By the time you get to the end of New Moon, you will be salivating for more.

    & then read Eclipse & Breaking Dawn in less than 48 hours. It happens. Trust me.

  3. What do I think about your list? Well, glad you asked. I think you and your new BFF (Blog Friend Forever, of course) should join the Peoples Temple and go to Jonestown before it gets too popular and they run out of Kool-Aid. No? Fine. I like you too much, anyways...But your stupid new friend can go. (This is me channeling my inner jealous middle school self)

    Not sure how I feel about meeting a blog friend. #1, you don't want to seem like the perv that's trying to do the old "bait and switch" #2 you don't want to be victim of that either. Next thing you know, your sipping mai tais at the Spoleto Festival with some hairy middle-aged guy named Vic. Just saying.

    Seriously, though..everything sounds fun, actually (honestly, though, minus meeting...ok. enough. I've made my point). You will read "Twilight" and any of the others in about an hour. They are ok-I prefer
    New Moon" and hated the last one.. But, if you read my blog, you can probably guess why. "Water For Elephants" was ok. Let me know if you do read it because there's this one part that freaked me the fuck out for 4 years.. Anyways, I highly recommend anything by Kate Morton. She has a gift for writing very interesting books-the kind you cannot wait to finish.

    Good Luck, Pumpkin!!

  4. I think you are absolutely crazy!!! That looks like a huge list to me! Maybe I am just a loser?
    The yard,the baby book, and the recipes - wow that is a lot.
    A good book - The New John Grisham is great and I am reading the Hunger Games Trilogy which is so awesome.
    Good Luck with everything!

  5. Okay, I start Twilight today. I'll let y'all know what I think. Good Lawd I hope I don't get ingrossed and start losing sleep because I have to read the next page! I don't have any sleep left to spare.

    And thanks for the recommendations!

  6. You're late on the Twilight thing, but I'll forgive you since you're actually going to read it. I can't wait to hear what you think.