Sunday, January 08, 2006

Remember slambooks?

Monday, January 02, 2006

Wrap up of 2005

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before? Took graduate classes? I wish I could think of something more clever
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? See previous post
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope, but I know of 3 babies to be born in early 2006, including my newest niece! approx. 6/2/06
4. Did anyone close to you die? Nana, Kathleen's grandmother, who I will always have wonderful memories of visiting her in Far Rockaway and her beliefs that people who wear shorts to the mall are sluts, and Mike.
5. What countries did you visit? None :(
6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005? If you know me you know, come on now :)
7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 8/3/05
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Beating Brian at Trivial Pursuit on New Year's was good enough to last the whole year
9. What was your biggest failure? Throwing up on a bus
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Well I started off 2005 with an awful stomach virus, but that was the only bad ilness and I had a mole removed. And a few hangovers that felt like death was near.
11. What was the best thing you bought? Tickets to the Nutcracker w/Isabella, it was a magical night.
12. Whose behavior merited celebration? Anyone who bettered the world this year
13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? George W. Bush-let's hear it for impeachment in '06
14. Where did most of your money go? Education, either paying back loans or paying for grad. school.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Brian saving Christmas, or at least Midnight Mass and bringing back Oh Holy Night
16. What song will always remind you of 2005? Trapped in the closet (but really it's a song for the ages)
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
happier or sadder? same I guess
richer or poorer? richer
thinner or fatter? fatter :(
18. What do you wish you'd done more of? Taken days off!
19. What do you wish you'd done less of? Getting angry and fighting
20. How did you spend the holidays? At work...then with my family and Brian's
21. Did you fall in love in 2005? More and more everyday (awww)
22. How many one-night stands? What happens in Vinny's pool stays in Vinny's pool
23. What was your favorite TV program? The awesomeness that is Arrested Development and Martha Stewart: Apprentice
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? I hadn't had the pleasure of meeting her until mid-2005, so yeah
25. What was the best book you read? Blindness by Jose Saratoga (or something)-the most original, thought provoking book I've read in awhile and The Mermaid's Chair by Sue Monk Kidd, which at the time spoke right to my heart.
26. What was your favorite film of this year? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Wedding Crashers, Brokeback Mountain, I think any movie I saw in the theator I enjoyed
27. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005? 2 words: fat pants
28 Whom did you miss? All my friends living in various parts of the country
29. Who was the best new person you met? Top 3 that comes to mind: Hutch, Steve from Theology on Tap-crazy, but I like that and Sean the JV at work
30. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005: "No day but today"

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Here's a resolution...

Here's a look back on my 2005 Resolutions and how I did....

1. Get in shape and lose weight-I went 50/50 on this one because while I did gain back all the weight I lost in 2003/2004 I also got more fit, being able to do level 5 on the treadmill thingy and do (almost) all the sets in my fav. aerbics class.

2. Be able to run a mile-I have not tested this one out, maybe that's my answer.

3. Use my passport-Well, I did technically use it for a form of I.D. when I had to get a new license. Even though I did not leave America I made plans to go to the Domican Republic for 2006 (and perhaps Canada!) so I think I accomplished this in a round about way.

4. Start graduate school-Hard to imagine last New year's I was getting ready to apply and I now I have my first A.

5. Get involved with something-I became a support person for JVC

6. Keep in better touch with people-I still need work in this one

7. Cook more and learn more recipes- Fell short on this too

8. See my nephews and niece more- I think I did a pretty decent job, but I don't think there's a bar to reach on this one.

All in all I did a good job in attaining my goals, so here are my resolutions for '06....

1. the classic lose weight-I want to feel good in a bikini in the DR

2. Get As in my classes-4.0 just sounds so good.

3. Give 100% at work

4. Speaking of work... my evil resultion that I refuse to put down on paper

5. Be more active-We all know I love to hike so I should actually do it. And kayak and run etc.

6. Get fit spiritually

7. Control my emotions better and be honest about them