Thursday, January 5, 2012

Things I need more of in my life

Stevie Wonder's music

Champagne (I realized after new years at Dan's)


Bike rides (with or without the Corgi)

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year's Resolutions 2012

Lose 15 pounds.
I know very original. I actually want to lose more, but I think this is a good start. It's a pretty reasonable goal. I am going to work out at least three times a week (preferably 4) and eat less food. What an original plan, huh?

Me, being unfashionable in the fashion district. 

Get my mile under 10 minutes regularly.
This will just involve more and more running. CONSISTENTLY. I was easily winded during today's run, but it was fun. I may need to C25K again.

Yo world! Look at me now!!

Get Mac to lose some weight.
I weighed Mac today. He weighs 35 pounds! When I got a Corgi, I knew they had problems with weight, and I always told myself he wouldn't have that problem. And now he is at least 8 pounds overweight. Kind of the same plan for him; I already switched him to weight control food and he needs to get a real walk every day.

Fat Corgi is fat

Switch my finances to some new money management system
Well, that was easy, and now play nice! Merry Christmas to me!

Learn to sew/quilt something

It's less ambitious than last year, but the goals are more concrete.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Short reviews of five star books from 2011

One of my favorites, a reread. I  must be a little sick. I am glad I got to share this with book club.

I actually didn't know this was a self-help book when I got it. Hardwick is so positive and entertaining, he makes you feel like you can do anything.

This year has been a great year for comedians writing memoirs. This book makes you want to go shopping with the author, or have a beer. Her tips for men's fashion is spot on.

A nice portrait of depression.

I really like the story of this, even though my friends gave me a hard time for liking it. However the art is pretty bad.

My first Irving, definitely not my last. I was lost in this world.

I didn't think it was possible, but somehow I love Tina Fey more now. This book made me laugh out loud several times and I really loved the theme of women supporting one another.

The Pluto series is the best series of graphic novels I have ever read, but then again, I have a thing for robots. Someone is killing the great robots of the world one by one, and they must be stopped. 

My favorite book this year. This book is not funny, but it is fun. The world has devolved into a world where everyone spends all their time online. This book is part mystery, part action and a small part love story. (I actually really hope this gets made into a movie, I know they have already sold the rights.)