Posted in December 2012

2012 Highlights

We’ve had one eventful year! Here’s a look back at some of our 2012 highlights — a few completed goals are in there, but mostly these are just random things we experienced over the past year, from a monster truck show to Jon Hamm buying Kris a drink (yes, that Jon Hamm and yes, that … Continue reading

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Thank goodness for Pinterest. Period. Thanks to it, I completed yet another goal — the last month of making one new recipe every month. I needed another cookie for the annual gift of cookies I give to my in-laws. I wanted a spin on the chocolate chip. And then I found this recipe via Sally’s Baking … Continue reading

Goals That I’ve Kinda, Sorta Completed

Tracking my goals publicly for the last year has made me realize I need to make the language around my goals clearer for years to come. Instead of “do fill-in-the-blank more,” I need to quantify it, otherwise it gets murky. For example: Completed, sort of: Kayak on a regular basis I didn’t kayak on a … Continue reading

Go to Bartending School

Completed: #20: Take a bartender class The Professional Bartending School in Arlington is a serious school for people who want to learn the tips, tricks, and techniques of bartending in order to become paid bartenders. I do not have any desire to go into this profession, so I was excited to see that the school … Continue reading

Get chimney cleaned

Today, I completed [or paid someone to complete] the most boring of my goals: #37: Get chimney cleaned. Not much to report other than the name of the business. They came the same day I called and were on time. Can’t beat that. Anyway, back to the name… I love a good Mary Poppins reference. … Continue reading

In Case You Were Wondering

Here’s my list of uncompleted goals that I strongly doubt will be completed by the end of the year… with commentary: Start playing trombone again > Not for a lack of trying. I inquired about lessons, but the school didn’t have any brass teachers. They said they’d call me when they got one. Never happened. I also … Continue reading

Facebook Diaries

Me on the moon. I have no other pictures to use for this post. A few confessions: I love when people I know, but who I’m not Facebook friends with, forget to make their photo galleries private. I laugh at your misspellings. I text screenshots of your train wreck statuses to my friends who don’t … Continue reading