Wednesday, December 27, 2006

The 2006 Review

I am thinking about doing my own Project 365, but like Laurie, I am unsure whether to do it or not.

Reasons I might do it: it would be cool to have a record of every day of 2007, the end result might be cool

Reasons I might not do it: I am not a great photographer, I hate stopping to take pictures of things when I am with other people, I might get tired and give up on it, the end result might suck

Looking at that defeatist list makes me want to try. So I think I shall. I doubt I will post all the pictures here, but I may share some of the good ones. I have no idea yet what the end result will be. Maybe a post on December 31, 2007 of a collage of all the photos. Or maybe just an online record of my year. I don't feel like I have to decide that yet. And now for my thirteen, I shall steal some questions from Lawyerish's post tonight.

1. What did you do in 2006 that you’d never done before? Stay married for a whole year. Work at the same job for a whole year (the last job was only 51 weeks). Serve as a bridesmaid (twice). Attend a Hindu wedding.

2. Did you keep your New Year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I just looked through my blog archives to see if I had any resolutions. So obviously if I made them I didn't keep them, or I only kept them accidentally. I don't think I made any last year though. This year, my resolution is to treat people the way I want to be treated. Kind of hard to measure, but I think it's a good goal.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? My friend who I met while we were studying abroad in Ireland gave birth this year. Her baby is the cutest baby ever. Sorry, Stefanie, but she is. I admit that Megan is extremely cute though.

4. What would you like to have in 2007 that you lacked in 2006? A vacation where I can just sit by the pool or ocean and read. I want to go somewhere warm and relax! Also, a bookcase in our home office.

5. What dates from 2006 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? May 28 was my Texas friend's wedding. It was gorgeous and fun and Texas-y. July 2 was Double_G's wedding. It was beautiful and unique and Indian-y. September 3 was our first anniversary. So apparently weddings are very important to me.

6. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Staying happily married. Not that we had a rough time or anything. I am just very proud of our relationship. H is really my best friend. (I apologize if lame cliches make you barf.)

7. What was your biggest failure? Losing 5 pounds and then gaining back 10 pounds. I am back to exercising almost every day and paying attention to what I eat. Hopefully, I can lose 15 pounds by the end of March (my arbitrary deadline). When I told H I wanted to lose 15 pounds, he asked, "Why not 20?" Please see Item 6 above. (He was not being mean; he just doesn't think about how he says certain things.)

8. What was the best thing you bought? Our bedroom set. I feel like an adult and not like a college kid now.

9. Whose behavior merited celebration? H's. Not only is he a wonderful person, but he has lost 35 pounds! He has worked really hard to change his diet and exercise more. Of course, I think he was hot before, and he is still hot. I am just proud of all his effort and discipline.

10. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed? Lindsay Lohan. You were so cute in "Mean Girls"! What happened?

11. Where did most of your money go? Our house. I love it though, so it is worth it.

12. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Guitar Hero. Pam and Jim's kiss.

13. Compared to this time last year, are you: a) happier or sadder? b) thinner or fatter? c) richer or poorer? Happier, fatter, and richer. May 2007 bring more of the same. Except for the fat.


digital janitor said...

I would love it if you did Project 365 - I'm planning on doing it myself, and would love to have someone whose blog I dig to compare notes with.

Do it!

lizgwiz said...

That does sound like a cool project. Good luck if you decide to go for it!

princess slea said...

good list, i'm stealing it.

good luck with the weight loss goal, trying to lose weight sucks.

Mocha said...

I have a few days to think about a Project 365. Oh, the pressure!

Oh, and the bed looks awesome. Very cool. I want one like that when I'm all grown up, too.

stefanie said...

I love the photo-a-day idea but probably wouldn't follow through on it myself, either. I also love this list... and may, like Princess Slea, steal it. I have been too dang busy this week to post anything and too tired to think of anything to post if I weren't! (I know, quit my whining. OK.) :-)

Stephen said...

I'm going to to Project 365. I think I'll need to set up a new blog to do it. Thanks for posting about it.

Janet said...

I've thought about doing that project too...but I HATE having my picture taken, even by me LOL!

Good luck with your weight loss!

L Sass said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! (The sweater is two years ago Club Monaco, thank you for the compliment!)

I'm hoping to stop my weight loss / fitness / healthy eating backslide in 2007, too. We can do it!

Lawyerish said...

"Why not 20?" OMG. {mentally slugging H in the arm}

On a related note, my family was playing Loaded Questions the other night (awesome game, btw), and one of the questions was "what is the most dangerous activity you can imagine?"

My husband's answer: "commenting on and/or answering questions regarding my spouse's weight or appearance."


metalia said...

Fantastic list, R! I too, may steal it :) And re: Number 10; Gah, I know. This is why I want to adopt her. I'm telling you, I'd have her cleaned up and wearing underwear in no time. I run a tight ship, yo.

Jenny said...

That project 365 sounds awesome! You should totally do it.