Sunday, August 30, 2009

one at a time.

oh boy. this is quite an update. it took quite some time to upload these pictures, especially with the faulty internet i have at work. anyway, this is an update to my urban alphabet project. i'm trying to find letters in my surroundings, and since the last time i updated this, i've gotten quite a few letters. here goes:

Thursday, August 27, 2009

its been TOO long... even for me.

hey y'all- so sorry its taking me forever to catch up with everything going on.
i have just been a little busy/stressed so i haven't been making the time (like i should) to update this list.
so i'm thinking i will do a few quick updates.
here is one:

well, i told you about how i already organized my bookshelves. but now i am currently working on cataloguing all the books i own.
its a pretty daunting task let me tell you!
but i've done a good job. I think I have one more shelf to go on one of my bookshelves. and then the whole second bookshelf- but there are much less books in there.
almost done this goal!!

i did do some organizing of the pictures on my computer. but the problem with that is once i realize some photos are in the wrong folder.... it creates a monster because then i find a whole bunch of other messed up folders. you know?! but the good thing is i have been deleting a lot more photos. and actually naming them. i have NO CLUE when this goal will be done, but hopefully soon. i have begun to hate sorting through these pics. i just want to print them all out and put them in albums. and speaking of that.... i printed all the photos from my oldest brother's wedding, and most of the photos from my other brother's recent wedding. (i printed out exactly 200 so they could all just go in one album) so happy about that. i guess i'm going in the right direction!

i ate at another new place! on 8/21 the regular friday work lunch crew went to this little diner called highland luncheonette. its right down the street and i've driven by it a hundred times in my life, but never managed to eat there! it was good. i got a stuffed quahog and a salad. yummy.

dog training. sign. i believe no one should be able to buy or adopt a dog without bringing her to training classes, lol! the good news is that i found a really good person to train my dog. the bad news. its quite expensive, so i doubt i can afford it until october. one step in the right direction!

i have been supporting the local artists and businesses. i've been to a restaurant called tweets, newport vineyards, the country club in my city, that diner i mentioned above, my nail lady and my favorite restaurant in the next city.

i technically went to two completely new places this month. newport vineyards for my sister-in-laws bachelorette party, and highland luncheonette, but because i already mentioned the second one in #18 i will choose newport vineyards to be my one local business/artist for the month of august.

this one is slightly humorous. not if you are me though. i consider #30 to be one of the scariest goals on my list: "ask a stranger out". i can't handle it! and yet...i ALMOST did it. but i chickened out (for slightly decent reasons). i've been working with this guy who provides a benefit to our staff here at work (so we don't work together, but deal professionally with each other) and he is pretty hot. i ALMOST worked up the courage to ask him out, until my boss casually asked him how old he was, and he said.... 22!!!!!!!!!! hot damn! now, granted... i am probably only a few years older than him. but I. DO. NOT. DATE. YOUNGER. GUYS. i was totally bummed out. totally.
for my to work up my courage like this is huge, but i don't want to date a little boy. he just graduated in 2008 and i doubt he has any clue what he is looking for. if i am going to put myself out there, then it has to be for someone who is going in the same direction as i am. and i don't know what his deal is quite yet. i know its not fair to judge him on his age, but this is very confusing for me.
i guess we will just have to see what happens with this one.

i've had QUITE a few bottles of wine since the last post on my cork collecting, but oddly enough they all had twist off caps. (and they weren't even that cheap!) but last night i decided i wanted to have a glass (or two) of wine while i laid alone in my bed and watched House... so i did. in a very big wine glass.

this is the big shocker.
my first failed item on my list.
son of a... gun.
i guess i am pretty idealistic, because i really didn't want to completely fail any item. but the time has come to admit that i have. since this summer got a bit hectic with the wedding, etc. i really slacked at my journal writing. i don't think i wrote anything from the end of july until mid august.
so that means i DIDN'T write in it every single week.
although i really enjoyed the habit of writing in it so regularly, so i am going to try and keep up with it.
but for 101 in 1001 reasons... that item is over.

going strong on listing stuff i am grateful for every single day. its coming pretty natural to me now. kind of like remembering to put on deodorant. today was #169.

i'm going to walk in a 5K. for those who do not know this, my brothers-in-law(ish) were on the 2008 biggest loser show. one of them is doing a second annual 5K walk/run/job for his daughter's foundation. this ought to be interesting to say the least. it is in october, so more on this later.

i've been paying a good chunk on my credit cards, and it is leaving me pretty much penniless! i am so ready to be done with this item, lol :)

using my spreadsheet for all my bills/credit cards info still. in fact... i already have september completely budgeted out.

more (including pictures) later

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

AUGUST photos

here are a few updates to the biweekly(ish) picture goal...which off the top of my head i believe is #43

this one below is at my brother and sister in laws house. we were making a brownie cake for our soon to be sister in laws bachelorette party, and i was chilling on the kitchen floor with my pup fenway and their dog hope.

below is a picture of me at the wedding. taken by the brides 3.5 yr old niece.
another picture of me taken at the wedding by my dad.

here is one at the wedding taken by my best friend. i'm singing a duet with my father actually.
and sometimes he makes me giggle. (aka i mess up the lyrics)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

another one bites the dust...

well, i can officially say i completed another item on my list: make a vision board. i finished it a week or two ago, but i'm just getting around to photographing it and blogging about it now. i'll probably keep updating and adding to it, but for now i'm finished for a little while.

people AND animals like to pose with me

just a few more pictures to add to my biweekly(ish) pics, aka goal #43
the two below are at my friend gene's 30th birthday party on 7/19/09. the first one is of me and a good friend, nick. and the second one is me and my friend krista holding the party down, aka being one of the last few to be there when it was REALLY time for bed!(i had to change my clothes because i got thrown in the pool... yes, its true. good thing i had a change of clothes with me, because that was a white dress!)
and these two are from this past friday 7/31/09. the first one is at mystic aquarium...the bird is on my stick! and the second one is across the street from mystic pizza. the whale and i are besties.