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February Resolutions – 5/8 is Acceptable

February 28, 2010

PHEW! I almost forgot it was the end of the month!!

On December 31st, I declared my New Years Resolution:  Make monthly resolutions.

For the month of February, this is how I did —

  • Read at least 1 book: FAIL. I did not read a single page.


  • Work out at least 3 times a week – hopefully this will go better this month…: FAIL. I did not go once throughout the month of February.


  • Pay off another $1000 on my credit card *sigh*: TOTALLY PWNED. Thanks to that wonderful tax refund I got, I accomplished this and then some.


  • Put $1000 toward my student loans: SUCCESS! I just barely made it. Again, I’ve got to give props to the government for taking lots of my money and giving it all back to me.


  • Attend my calligraphy class each week – no skipping class!: DONE! I love that class 🙂


  • Love Dan (he requested that one…): ALWAYS & FOREVER


  • Follow my dermatologist’s orders every day after my appointment on the 8th. In the past I have followed the doctor’s orders for about 4 days and then tapered off from there: TRIED, BUT HAD TO GO A DIFFERENT ROUTE. My health insurance held me back from that one. I went to Ulta instead and grabbed Dermalogica, which I have been following consistently. Sure, it’s not the same, but it is as close as I could get without dropping $400+ (no joke) on medication.


  • Do my laundry every week instead of waiting until I have nothing to wear: I DID IT TWICE THIS MONTH. SO NO.


So for those of you keeping track, I succeeded at 5 out of 8. 

I still struggle to believe that I didn’t go ONCE thoughout January. I mean.. I can believe that I didn’t go since I was there every morning when I rolled out of bed late and got to work barely at 9am, but… ugh. Disappointing.

I guess I can pride myself in that I don’t just “kind of” fail. I fail big and go home. *HIGH FIVE*


Valentine’s Day Is Overrated

February 14, 2010

In my eyes, Valentine’s Day is overrated.

And it’s not that I don’t appreciate flowers, chocolates, or affection — I am a woman, afterall.  And it’s not that I am one of those people that whines about it with the standard “Why do you need a special day to love your partner” argument.  I personally think it’s great that one day a year we celebrate the fact that people are in love.  But I’m just not that into it.

When it’s my first Valentine’s Day with someone new, I am thrilled.  I go all out with special gifts and plans and fancy dinners.  But since Dan and I have been together for almost two years and have been living together for almost a year, there’s nothing that exciting about spending the evening going to the movies and dinner.  I mean, we do it all of the time!  And while it’s nice to get flowers, they’re kind of the go-to gift for every other holiday and birthday.  Plus, why should I get excited to spend my February 14th evening crammed into a movie theatre with a bunch of tweens and teenagers trying to say “smart” things to impress one another.  And going out to eat isn’t really anything special any more since we do it all of the time (although we did go out for sushi tonight… yum!)

I know I sound like a bitter old woman right now.  I have been dating Dan for less than two years and already I’m losing interest in major lovey-dovey holidays. 

Anyway, I gave Dan an electric shaver for Valentine’s Day.  He loves it.  We are nothing if not practical.

February Resolutions

February 1, 2010

On December 31st, I declared my New Years Resolution:  Make monthly resolutions.

Since January is done and over with, it’s time that I make up my resolutions for the month of February!

  • Read at least 1 book
  • Work out at least 3 times a week – hopefully this will go better this month…
  • Pay off another $1000 on my credit card *sigh*
  • Put $1000 toward my student loans
  • Attend my calligraphy class each week – no skipping class!
  • Love Dan (he requested that one…)
  • Follow my dermatologist’s orders every day after my appointment on the 8th. In the past I have followed the doctor’s orders for about 4 days and then tapered off from there.
  • Do my laundry every week instead of waiting until I have nothing to wear

The payments are going to be tough, but hopefully I can commit myself.  Ideally, I will receive my tax refund before the end of the month so that I can use it to help me out a little.

Notice that snowboarding isn’t on the list this month.  I don’t want to commit myself to a huge number of things, so that will be my “side project”.

I’m ready for February!  Wish me luck!

A Modern Day Treasure Hunt

January 23, 2010

Every year, the Pioneer Press has an event in Saint Paul.  It is called The Saint Paul Winter Carnival Treasure Hunt, and people here take it very seriously. 

I didn’t learn about this event until last night, but ever since I have been obsessed.  A medallion is hidden somewhere in Ramsey County, and every day the Pioneer Press releases a clue to find it.  Clue number eight will be released tonight at midnight, and by about the 12th clue the newspaper basically tells you where it is.  The winner recieves $10,000.00!!!!!!! 


Plane Rides, Haircuts, and Volunteering

January 14, 2010

The greatest thing about working at an airline is, hands down, the flight benefits.  Last night I called my mom asking if she would like me to come visit her this weekend.  She got really excited, said yes, and I am now lined up to leave Minneapolis tomorrow at 4pm and get back here on Saturday around 8pm.  And I can still make it to my hair appointment on Sunday at 2:30.


what is waiting for me in 2010

January 2, 2010

On New Years Eve, I went to Brit’s Pub with Dan.  We met Charlie and Glenn and Jason there, and a few other people joined us as well.  There was a live band playing The Beatles and Sting, but we left at about 10:30pm because the band wasn’t very good and there were two drunk girls knocking over beers and talking/screeching like they came straight out of Alvin and the Chipmunks. 

We moved on to Keirans Irish Pub where the Tim Malloys were playing.  They were GREAT!  They got the crowd involved, they had a lot of talent, and they were just a lot of fun to watch.  We got seats near the stage and I sat at a table with a woman that had a huge issue with a large group of lesbians that were also in the pub.  They were constantly fondling the one guy that was in their group while they were making out with each other.  PDA to the extreme. 

The countdown hit zero, we all toasted and drank champagne, and I got a great big kiss from Dan.  The first words I heard in the year 2010?  “Happy New Year, baby.  This is the year that we get engaged.”

I guess I had better start saving for a wedding.


new years eve in minneapolis

December 28, 2009

When I was in high school, I remember my new years at home more than the new years celebrations I joined when I actually went out.  One year I promised my mom I would stay at home with her, and then she went to bed.  I bought my friend Donald legos that year (but hadn’t given them to him yet) and so I built lego people to sit on the couch with me.  Honestly, I think that is the most memorable new years eve I have ever had.  Weird?  Yes.  Unique and memorable for all the wrong reasons?  Also yes.

Another year, after my family and I watched the ball drop on tv, we went outside and banged on pots and pans.  My stepdad told me that was a tradition he grew up with in New York.  I thought we were going to get arrested for disturbing the peace or something.

 I am remembering details of other new years celebrations the more I think about it, but not enough to mention here.  I have had a lot of fun with friends over the years, but it’s funny how those boring nights in the comfort of my own home are what stick out in my memory. 

This year, I thought about scheduling a trip to Las Vegas.  How amazing would it be to fly in to Las Vegas on New Years Eve, have the time of my life, and fly back immediately after on the morning of New Years.  Unfortunately, the flights are looking pretty full and I don’t think I will be able to schedule it successfully since I am required to fly standby.  Plus, I don’t really want to spend the money to board Prandtl for the weekend (she’s not cheap).  Also, lets be honest, I probably wouldn’t remember much of my visit there… for the obvious reasons.

So instead it looks like Dan and I will be staying in the Twin Cities.  This year, Brit’s Pub is having a New Years party!  I am honestly really excited – apparently Brit’s Pub is ” kind of a big deal” around here and are known for their World Cup celebrations as well as the sweet lawn bowling on the roof.  Even though it’s too cold to go outside on the roof, I plan on dancing, meeting some strangers, and having the time of my life.  But I am sure that while I’m out running around downtown, I will be kind of missing a quiet night at home.

What will you be doing for New Years?