-a love of carbs
-five pounds to lose
-one super comfortable favorite hoodie
-a messy bathroom
-a pet of some sort
-a love of They Might be Giants
-a need for a side of guacamole
-a crush on Shalom Auslander
Health and Fitness
1. Get back to running a ten minute mile
2. Try crossfit
3. Go back on the abs diet for at least a month (I saw a lot of results last time) 4. No sweets for a month.Bam! Done! I didn't eat sweets for 30 days! 5. Sign up for Obamacare Bam! Did it! 3/28/14
6. Lose 15 pounds (so original, I know)
7. Run three times a week on a regular basis
8. Attempt to ski
9. Try a new vegetable 10. Try a new fruitTried the Durian Fruit
11. Run a 10k (it's time to bump this thing up a bit)
12. Strength train twice a week
13. Get those two moles removed
14. Try swimming as an exercise for one month 15. See a nutritionist I have been working with the health coordinator from the City of Rowlett & she's awesome!
16. Read "You" book
Personal and Family 17. Write at least twice a week (it doesn't have to be public)
18. Take some of the kiddos on an outing (American Girl? Klyde Warren Park?)
19. Have a family game day 20. Hike with family members Done 3/11/14!
21. Move again
Career and computer 22. Find a new kick-butt job I should start my job at Rowlett on 1/29/14!
23. Learn Spanish(Already started, and doing pretty well!)
24. Get my website up and running (hoodiethief.com)
25. Set up arduino
26. Set up photo robot
27. Learn how to make animated gifs
28. Build a simple robot
Culture and Artsy Fartsy Stuff 29. Finish watching AFI 100
30. Get nice stationary and write some letters 31. Read Life of Pi Done it! Read the review here 32. Read the Stranger Finished 3/20/2014
33. Play competitive Scrabble again 34. Buy new thank you notes1/9/14
35. Read Honda manual
36. Go to at least three meetups
37. TV seasons with friends (Mad Men? Cody?) 38. rifftracks Watched Birdemic, Shock and Awe! It was so funny! 3/16
39. Billy Bob's (Willie's Fourth?)
40. Cowgirl Museum
41. Private karaoke
42. Trader's Village
43. Pee off of Andrew's roof (the dream is still alive)
44. Sixth floor museum
45. Porn Bloopers 46. Babe's Chicken Finished 3/20/14
47. Fred's Texas Cafe
49. Sneaky Petes (I don't know why)
50. Spa Castle
51. Find the Toto Washlets in Dallas and experience them
53. Drinks in Reunion Tower
54. First Friday at the Modern
55. Learn to play an instrument (I really want to play drums, but that is unrealistic)
56. Make a quilt
57. See all the Oscar contenders one year
58. Brew my own beer
59. Volunteer some place that interests me
60. Get that tattoo
Mac Dog 61. Get Mac to lose 5 pounds
62. Teach Mac not to jump on people (or bite men in their crotches)
63. Start a Corgi meetup
64. Learn how to clip Mac's nails
65. Brush Mac's teeth once a month
66. Read So You're Dog's Not Lassie
67. Teach Mac "Squeak" 68. Teach Mac "Peek a boo"2/4/14 Click for video. Took about 5 minutes! Damn that dog is smart!
69. Go to some sort of class or group with Mac (agility?)
Financial 70. Pay off credit card debt
71. Come up with down payment on a house
72. Save for Australia
73. Take a road trip across half the country
74. Renew passport
76. Go to Australia
77. Go to Canada
78. Go to Mexico again
79. Go to weird caverns in Austin
80. Go tubing in Austin 81. Try brandyTried it at the Green House. Not my jam, but good. 1/17/14
82. Go to Fraternal Order of Eagles
83. Go to a tiki restaurant
84. Visit Marfa
85. Go on a themed cruise (comedy? max fun cruise?)
86. Go to at least two stand up shows
87. Pie someone in the face
88. Zilker Park
89. Shiner, TX
90. Brenham Blue Bell Tour
91. Pick your own fruit place
92. Dollywood 93. Dr. Pepper MuseumI did it! Check it out here! 1/25/14
94. Sesame Place
95. House on Rock
96. Buddy Holly museum
97. Winstar (Dolly Parton is coming!)
98. One day on the Pacific Trail
99. Go to that weird shopping center between Denton and Dallas with the dinette store
100. Go fishing
101. Go caroling
If anyone wants to help me with any of these, let me know!!
Denton has some of the worstairquality in the state of Texas. I didn't have any respiratory issues until I moved there, and lo and behold, I moved just forty miles away and my need for daily respiratory medication has ceased. Also gone is my recurring upper respiratory infections. (Although, I have only been gone only a few months, so honestly this may still be up in the air.) I love the City, just not the air.
There's a Denton Twitter account that posts pictures of all the people being arrested in town. I won't link to it because it's pretty easy to find, but this shit can be highly entertaining. People often retweet particularly hideous mugshots with mean comments. It's all in good fun.
Over a beer the other day, a lovely friend reminded me that these are people on their worst day, and I am laughing at them. This made me feel like a complete mean girl piece of shit. He was right; I'm getting pleasure out of someone else's misery. He also added that this could easily be any one of us if caught on the wrong day; let a speeding ticket lapse, look sideways at a cop, or be suspicious looking and your ass is in the pokey. And a thing that he didn't remind me, but needs reiterating is that these people HAVE NOT BEEN CONVICTED OF A CRIME. They have just been arrested.
Most recently, one of my friends on Facebook posted that when she is having a bad day, she feels better knowing that she is not *insert name of notoriously always in the hoosegow for a variety of reasons lady.* I almost called her out, but I know that Facebook isn't the place for that. I know that, like me, she probably didn't think of this as mean, but in good fun.
It's weird, because I have to balance my belief as a librarian that information should be open, with my equally held belief that people have a right to privacy and this one is a tough one. I know that from now on, I am going to act with more empathy and not ridicule those that are in one of the worst moments of their life.
I do want to thank my friend for calling me out on this behavior. It wasn't good to hear, but I know that it will make me a better person in the long run. I encourage any one of my other friends who sees my shitty behavior to call me out as well.
It's not cute, it's not funny and it doesn't make you a better person.
For hispters, by hipsters. If you love Instagram, you'll love this book. While I occasionally enjoy this blog, it is definitely a guilty pleasure. The ladies that run this blog are always mugging for the camera in a way that cannot be fun.
"What details make your life special?" Apparently, the answer to this is your Starbucks drink, because that is what this caption points to. This is a handbook on how to photograph for blogs, not for those with any talent. If you must, pick this one up from the library and don't buy it.
I am a firm believer that we don't all need to run marathons and do yoga daily to be in good health. This books confirms that.
In this book, Rath comes up with many ideas for normal people to achieve better health. Much like Michael Pollan, he breaks it down pretty simply in his title. This is a good, short read with simple tips such as, try to get out of your chair as much as possible, make all of your calories count and practice good sleep habits.
Nothing particularly groundbreaking, but I might recommend it for one of my patrons looking to create some healthy new habits.