Monday, January 26, 2009

Success! A review of New Year's Resolutions 2009

Hee hee! Rock and roll! Some of the tenacity and ubersuccess of the new U.S. prez seems to be doing good for America. It's been good for me at least, having accomplished some of my New Years Resolutions, and it's only late January!!!
1) I am still on a high from yesterday, as a trip to our local Toys R Us to spend some of John's birthday money led to the discovery I have been waiting for what seems like decades! You are reading the blog of a proud owner of the newest Wonder Woman Barbie! I found her casually standing in all her Amazon Princess glory in the specialty Barbie section, and my squeals of glee actually scared a few small children. Double score. Anyhoo, she now stands proudly on my shelf with the other Wonder Woman Barbie I own, my Wonder Woman action figures, Barbie as Supergirl and Barbie as Black Canary. (As a double plus bonus, today whilst wishing Patton Oswalt a happy birthday I found Wonder Woman author Gail Simone. Hopefully she will accept my friend request!)

2) My friends and I are reading Dracula. Which is a classic. And is so not Little Women. Take that, Ed Wooderson Cullen! You and your tribe are goin' down, Sucka!

3) A few weeks ago, I picked up a copy of Twinkle's Big City Knits, as I am trying to finally have a garment that is worthwhile of my skeins of Takhi Stacy Charles Baby yarn in Magenta. The Evening Shell on page 135 not only would be cute, but also, has a cable in it! For the first time, I am knitting a cable! It took a lot of practice on victim yarn, but so far, it looks great. I am hoping to have it finished in time to wear when we go up to D.C. in Feburary for a very special event (gotta keep the very sensitive details private for now. It is legal, don't worry!)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Jenn's New Years Resolutions 2009

More like suggestions than goals, but here is what has been milling around in my head for the last week or so:

Brain goals: More critical thinking, less cynicism. Skepticism, skepticism, skepticism. Start studying more physics. Embrace math. Read at least one classic that isn't "Little Women."

Body goal: Become a bronzed brick shithouse.

Music goals: Explore more classical music other than Debussy. Also, learn more lyrics to more GWAR songs...the only ones I could sing along to last night were "Bring Back The Bomb" and "Sick of You." And seriously, only the posers were singing just those two songs. I've got to make the fogey seating section proud! Just because we don't like getting jostled (the kids call it moshing) doesn't mean we ain't down with the Slavepit! Also, distinguish between what is "popular" vs what is "actually really frackin' good."

Hobby goals: Knit a garment with cables. Finally get off my arse and get the sewing machine up and running and start DIY-ing those tees that have been sitting in my closet. More blogging about important shite, not just New Years Resolutions. Never, never, ever, never, see that stupid tween vampire movie. (Sorry tweens, not interested. I go to GWAR shows- I get my fill of that weird pseudogoth crap there, merci beaucoup!)

Mental health goals: Continued temperance. More time at home. More time with pets. More time with hubby. Less time at work. More comics (when taking a break from the classics). Less Dr. Phil. More time with friends. More Riff Trax. Less prime-time reality TV.

Job goals: Less time at work. Successfully convince at least 1 nursing student that home health is her destiny. Become an avenger against quack nursing.

Adventure goals: TAM 7 in Las Vegas. "Camping" at Luray Caverns. The UVA-Tech B-ball game 2/18/09 (thanks to Jim and Judy Guy for tix!).

Miscellaneous: Nobel Prize, Total World Domination, Legalize pot and gay marriage. Fix ozone and economy. Get rid of Fee's fleas. Bring peace to Isreal. Finally find the Wonder Woman Barbie I have been searching for since December 1, 2008. Cure celebrities of their drug habits. Use more words like "hawt," "rawk," "bro," and "wootini." Reek hard of awesomeness.

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