Archive for December, 2008

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New Years Resolutions 2009

December 31, 2008

I’ve decided to some up with actual New Years Resolutions this year. I didn’t even make the effort last year, so I’ll try to make up for it this year. I don’t want anything too lofty or hard that I’ll never accomplish, I just want a list of things that I can do to improve myself personally.

1. Drink more water and less sodas – This is definitely something that I do need to work on. I drink way too many carbonated drinks to be healthy. :/ I need to work on drinking water everyday. I’ll probably get a refillable water bottle to carry around with me so I can drink it instead of buying a soda.

2. Doing at least a little exercise every week – I’m not going to fool myself into thinking that I can exercise everyday. But I figure I’ll start off slow and work myself into it. I just want to be healthier overall.

3. Be more organized – I really resolve to be more organized this year. I plan to actually use my planner and to pay attention to up coming events. Especially birthdays. I am notorious for sending cards late. :/ I’ve already started on this my setting up my iCal to send me emails 2 weeks in advance to special dates. I also plan to organize my living space as well. There is so much that I need to throw out that I couldn’t bear to part with before. But I will be clean and maintain that this year. 😀 I hope.

4. Save more money – And last, but not least, I plan to save more money this year. I want to put away at least $100 a month into a separate savings account. Hopefully I’ll be able to put away more especially with the raise I got but I really want to start saving more money this year. I really need to get out of debt and be ready to move out this year.

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Christmas Time

December 27, 2008

Hey, guys! A belated Merry Christmas to everyone. 😀 I was so busy getting the last of my shopping and wrapping done. Then I had to work on Christmas day. But I’m glad to be back. I figured I’d pop in and say hi and my holiday haul. Hope I don’t bore everyone.

I didn’t get much which is fine with me. I didn’t really need or want anything much. All I really got was my much wanted Polaroid PoGo Instant Printer I used it and it’s totally awesome! I love that the pictures are stickers too so I use them to decorate my gadgets, etc. 😀 I wonder what my first project will be? I also got some gift cards to my favorite places to shop and cash. And as per tradition I got pajamas from my dad. Very handy gift I say, and they are too cute. 😀 I’ll have to remember to post a picture.

Since I worked on Christmas I didn’t get to do much that day. But the day after my sister and I decided to go to the dollar movie theater and re-see ‘High School Musical 3’. I just love that movie! Too cute. Anyway, just gearing up for New Years now. I’m trying to see if I’ll bother with resolutions this year. I normally don’t and when I do I never remember to do them anyway. :/ I don’t have any plans yet either. I don’t have to work the day after so I don’t have to worry about that. I may just go out and get drunk. 😀

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Post it like you stole it…

December 20, 2008

I found this list on Samantha Kira’s blog. You are supposed to bold things that you’ve done. I’ll post it now then come back to it and update it.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelos David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Read an entire book in one day

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Quotes to Ponder

December 19, 2008

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. ” Barack Obama

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My New Macbook Is Here!

December 16, 2008

I finally got my new Macbook! I finally decided on a previous generation version that was refurbished. It was cheaper than a new one but just as good. Looks totally brand new! I posted pictures on my Flickr so you can get a look at it. 😀 I also got a hardshell case for it and a mouse. I’m just soooo love with it. It’s going to take some getting used to a Mac vs having used a PC all of my life but I’m so excited too.

I know I’m going to be spending the next few days just trying to transfer my files over and getting used to the new system. So, far I really like it though. I really love the menu down at the bottom and the mouse is really awesome. So easy to work with. My only complaint is the trackpad, which is better on the new Macbooks which I tried out in the store, but that’s what the mouse is for anyway.

Which totally reminds me! They sent me two mice! I only ordered the one but now I have an extra. I’m trying to figure out whether to keep the extra or sell it. 😀 Anyway, it’s late so I should go now! Here’s a picture for the road!

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Fab Friday: 12/12/2008

December 12, 2008

1. Found this link through Christina. It’s called Glamour Check and it’s all about makeup. 😀 I thought it was just great and thought I’d share it. She runs it with Ashbe and Nicolah.

2. I love Aeri. She has great videos on YouTube teaching you how to cook Korean dishes. My mom used to always try to teach me herself but Aeri makes it much easier because she gives actual measurements! lol

3. I found these two articles useful for those that want to make the most out of your computer. It’s useful, free software for Macs and for Windows. I found some pretty interesting things, especially since my new Macbook is coming in any day now. 😀

4. Poladroid project allows you to upload your photos and put them into a polaroid format for printing or uploading on the internet. It looks too awesome! It’s only for Macs right now but they are alpha testing the Windows version currently. I can’t wait until I can use it. Since real Polaroids are going out with the cease of film production this will have to do for us.

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Snow!

December 9, 2008

WordPress has a feature that lets snow fall on their blogs! It’s too cute. 😀 I’m so keeping this up.