Sunday, February 15, 2009

trucking on folks...

#18: went to another new restuarant. its called gina's and its in my city. its actually owned and run by a woman who used to be an accountant at the company i work for. this also supports #28 since it is a new independent business.

#43: i've been thinking about how i need to keep up with these bimonthly pictures, because the last two seriously are not pretty. not that this recent one is gorgeous. but atleast i am remembering to take the pictures.

#90: i've been using to work on staying a step ahead of my finances. i also found a spreadsheet i am going to try to use which will show me exactly where i spend my money so that i can learn how to better manage it. but more importantly, does anyone have any better ideas? i'm a list makers. i'm also someone who like spreadsheets, etc. so is there a good money tracking system out there? do you have any tips? i need to pay my debt so that i can start saving the 5, 000 to start on my house downpayment. ;)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


because i joined grace in small things, i will be finished with number 66 in 363 days! check out my progress.

Monday, February 9, 2009


one of the goals in my 101 in 1001 was to take a picture of myself every two weeks so that when the project was complete, i could see the change in myself.

i thought it was important to take pictures when i look good or bad...happy or sad...pretty or messy, etc.

(i might have taken that idea a little too far with this first picture. i look like a mess, and i'm obviously unhappy.) this picture was taken at 2am during a blizzard. i could tell fenway needed to go to the bathroom (she's usually completely passed out at 2am, so her pacing and running in circles was a pretty good clue we needed to go outside.) anyway, the snow was so high, that fenway literally sunk in it. it was up to her shoulders; therefore, she couldn't move. i had to actually shovel a pathway for her. and then it probably took 20 minutes for her to go to the bathroom because she kept trying to dart back into the house cause she was frozen. i wasn't happy.

this next photo i took right before i was about to get out of my car and go to my first ever graduate class. just like kindergartners usually get their picture taken on their first day of school, i figured that i needed to record that moment in time. i'm a little proud.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

much needed update

well, well. i thought i would do a better job posting on here, but it looks as if i need some more motivation to complete some of my tasks, as well as write about it.
but don't worry folks, i'm still here and i'm ready to rock my list. here are my updates:

#18: i visited a restaurant which i have never eaten at before. in fact, this is a new restaurant which just recently opened. in my recent trip to virginia, i visited still, a whiskey and tapas bar in portsmouth, virginia. the food was fantastic. my favorite cook in the state of virginia (ed) is the head chef, so i know there is no possible way i could have ever been disappointed in the food. but the atmosphere is great, the service is great...overall, i'm impressed.

#21: i've contacted a local trainer regarding getting fenway some doggy training. she's a great dog, but its me who needs help. i need to learn how to train her. she's trainable, but we need some help. so, now i just need to follow through and call the trainer back to set something up.

#28: this was an easy one for me while i was in va. independent restaurants i ate at: visited: the taphouse, marker 20, still, a w shucks, tortilla west, crackers, dog and burger. bands i saw in concert: rylo, my favorite boys. and since returning home from vacation i ate at trinity brewhouse.

#43: i actually remembered to take a few pictures of myself in january- or at least posed in pictures someone else took. i'm not home right now, but when i get back, i'll find my biweekly pics and post them here.

#46: i'm going to buy something from an etsy store tonight too! i can't wait. i fell in love with this item at the very beginning of my blogging. the artist had stopped making it for a while, and its now available again, so i can't wait! i'm also going to buy a present for my best friend, which is why i am not being specific about my purchase... but i will post more later!

#63: weekly journal writing. i'm doing it. my entries are simple, but at least they exist, right?

#74: since spring training is just about to begin, i obviously haven't gone to any of the 20 baseball games. i did however purchase some tickets in december, and received them in the mail! yahoo :) i'm so excited! i forgot how many games i have tickets too. i'll check when i get home. yet another item i'll have to wait to update you on.

that's all folks!