Wednesday, July 29, 2009

picture this...

goal number twenty eight
well, i've been doing okay supporting local businesses. i’ve gone to a place called hong kong city garden for sushi…and let me tell you…yum, yum, yummy. best sushi around here by far. i’ve got my nails done twice since the last update. been to my favorite local ice cream place with my baby nephew. i went to a new restaurant (which I think I already wrote a little about) and and a new bar called the belmont. below are two picture from a restaurant/bar called rogers that my friend holly works at. she's always bugging me to come down, and because i am an awful friend, i always forget to stop by. but i finally did! and i had a great time :)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

keep on truckin'

ola amigos
here is a quick update..

i've been trying to simplify my life. and organize. all at the same time. so a of right now, i am working on my 5th bag of stuff to donate to charity.

while i have yet to buy an address book... i have updated my contact info in outlook on my computer. so, when i actually get a book to write all this stuff in, it will be an easy task to complete.

i have done a pretty damn good job of organizing some pictures on my computer. and that makes me very happy. i have a GILLION pictures, so i feel like this is a project i would love to finish soon. i'm sick of organizing pics. i just want them organized, printed out and then put in photo albums once and for all. but i still have a little while to go.

i've eaten at another new-to-me restaurant. a couple weeks ago me and michaela went to a restaurant we've both been wanting to check out: temple. it was nice. i wasn't head over heels for the food...but it was pretty good. the atmosphere however was incredible! it had private booths and candles hanging from the ceiling instead of lights. i loved it.

so obviously i didn't go camping this month, or i would have written about it. so i took that out of italics. there's always next summer.

for part of my soon to be sister-in-laws bachelorette party, we're taking her to a nearby vineyard for a tasting in two weeks. which is super exciting because it is one of the vineyards in the tour i want to do for goal #24 yay! more on this later.

my one new to me place per month for july will be a bar called the belmont. its got a lot of character. dark wood, low ceilings, lots of leather and a dim atmosphere. i might have made is sound creepy, but its actually rather chill.

yeah, not much to say. i have been crazy busy preparing for my brother's wedding, and the time capsule project is totally falling behind. i don't want to give up on this project though, because i really want to get this done. so, hmm. i don't know what to do about it, but i am sure i will figure it out.

yesterday was my 30th weekly journal least i can keep up with something.

just finished my 135th grace in small things entry. i am kicking ass on those entries.

i've finished another book: "if i had my life to live over/i would pick more daisies" a compilation of stories and poetry about being a girl or woman at all stages of life. it was rather beautiful. the title is something that really motivates me. maybe i should ruminate on that and write something of my own. the only thing is...i really need to recount the books i own. i can't remember and i've donated some. so its time for a recount.

i accidentally completed another goal without expecting to. while i am considering it complete, i didn't bold it on the side just to leave it open again. i dove in my friends swimming pool, but i didn't do any of my wild dives i used to do because it wasn't super safe. ha. number 1, i had been drinking and number 2, while the diving board is obviously in the deep end- i'm sure its not as deep as a college pool. so item completed, but hopefully i will still make it somewhere i can really do some wild dives.

ugh. yes, still kicking my ass and paying off those credit cards. and yes, still kicking myself in the ass for even having any debt to begin with.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

and here we have...

a few more pictures from goal #35...which is the 100 pictures project. here are:
rainbow after work- july 2009 (one of my new favorites)
walking on the bristol pier june 2009

distance (my second distance picture):
a place that aways felt so far away

in south beach- may 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

i guess i've been drinking since the beginning of june...

ola, here is another brief update for y'all. here are a few of the biweekly(ish) pictures that have been taken in the past month or so. i'm sure i'll have one or two more, but i'll just wait to upload those and add them to my next larger update.
this first one was taken on 6/9/09 when i went to that bar in bristol with my friend larry. drinking a beer, watching the ball game, lost in thought. NOT aware a picture was about to be taken!
these next two were taken on 6/19/09 at the new kids on the block concert. i had a drink or two, and i'm sure i thought i looked cool at the time....

this is a more recent picture taken at the bar my friend hol works at. i'm always telling her i will stop by and visit her after work, but because i am a huge jerk... i never do! so this night was 7/11/09 and i had a couple drinks with amy, ryan and jay. i had a great time, and am really going to try to remember and stop by more often.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

one more...

in may i finished organizing my bookshelves (#10)
i never posted any pictures, so here they are.
i've yet to make a list of my books, but its coming soon...

p.s. in the picture above i know it still looks a little messy, but i donated many of those books. :)

and here are more...

... updates/pictures i promised you.

#34 urban alphabet:





#39 work on making my own wine cork board:
here are a few pictures of the moments i got corks to use in my future wine frame!
i did get two corks from the cruise i went on, but didn't take any great pictures of the moments.
the next one i did take a picture of. me and a few friends pregamed at the new kids on the block concert. this is sarah giving me the cork before we went into the concert.

then these following two are from sarah and jim's engagement party. and yes, that was a "shot" of wine. wild
and finally i got another cork this weekend at my friend's 30th birthday party. yet i have no good pictures to include.

#43 my etsy purchase:
this is the ring i bought from erin on etsy. i love, love, love it and get so many compliments on it all the time!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

spring (uhh, summer?) cleaning...

well, well, well. little miss ME has been doing a pretty damn BAD job at updating as regularly as possible.
its been about a month since my last post, and when browsing through, i realized that some work should probably be done on this page. i did a little spring cleaning...
on the right toolbar, i got rid of some random, extremely unimportant junk i put there for whatever stupid reason i did.
i also completely changed the label system. when i would do my updates, i would always be so frustrated that i couldn't put as labels all the numbers of goals i had worked on (i think blogger only allows like 10 or 20 labels per post) well... when you are doing something like this, there is a large chance you will exceed that number of labels.
anyway, because of this, i reworked the label system. it is now more of a "photo cheat sheet" of my progress. in this section, you can view my biweekly pics, 100 photo challenge, urban alphabet, and other random photos as they appear in my posts. also, there is a label called 101 in action and it basically will link you to posts where i added pictures of the goals...In Action, lol.
umm, i shortened the about me, because it was a bit outdated. i've changed a bit since i started blogging, and it is about time my blog reflects the change.
and umm, besides that i've decided to try and update this semi regularly so that i don't have HUGE posts. even when i am rereading, i start to scan once i get half way through because it is just wayyyy too much info. i'm really excited about all my goals, so i don't want you to miss anything. i'll try to keep them (slightly) short and sweet.
who knows if these changes will make any difference, but hell i figured i would try it.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

a few of...

...the pictures I told you i would post before, yet never did.
these were taken on 6/9/09 at that little bar in bristol.

it was from goal number 18. it was a new independent restuarant i went to with my friend larry. and we ate oysters. yummy. i have to apologize to him for putting this pic up. i don't think he would love it. but to make things even, i put up a pretty silly picture of myself as well.