1-11-11 } Resolutions and past year

So I'm not big on resolutions, but here are some goals I want to pursue in 2011.

1. Wear pants again } Well this may be weird since most girls are saying the opposite. I want to find a happy medium. One good thing about pants is that they keep me in check. I gain weight in my butt and thighs and don't notice it when I'm wearing skirts all the time. Case in point, I couldn't fit into some of my pants last week from the summer. That is a no no. I need to keep this ass in check (sorry for cussing)

2. Be More Nerdy } I'm a nerd, and I need to show it more, as simple as that.

3. Don't be Afraid } I wanted to dress up and go to the museum and take pictures, and that's exactly what we did, I didn't care about all the looks.

4. Carry My Dog Around } I don't care if I look crazy, but it's fun to put my dog in my backpack and walk or ride my bike around.

5. Climb More } I need to get better at climbing trees.

6. Explore More } I know most of Detroit, now it's time for me to go out and explore the D's surroundings.

7. Fight Ninjas } Evil ones that is. This should be everyone's goal.

8. Get the Nova Running } It needs more power than I can provide.

9. Go on Daily Walks } I need to show my dog off more around town, haha.

10. Go to the Lakes More } Even though I'm not a big fan of Michigan, I should be going to it's beaches more often.

11. Hang Outside } Did this a bit over the summer, but it needs to be done more. My goal is to walk around playing banjo... Or hide on my porch and when people pass start playing dueling banjos... creeper style.

12. Hang with the Fam } My sister's, parents, and I are all very close, but I really need to hang with my cousins more, cause they are cool cats.

13. See Friends in 3-D } I need to spend real time with my friends, no more facebook friendships. More phone calls, and outings.

14. Spend time with Immediate Family } This is how cool my family is.

15. Take the Robot Out More } He gets pretty lonely, and even though his personality is kinda cold, we need to let Gog out of the basement more.

16. Jump on Beds } Simple as that.

17. Laugh More } It's the healthiest thing.

18. Joga Capoeira } Preciso fazer isso... e prática Português também.

19. Play Frisbee } And other outdoor fun activities.

20. Ride my Bike & Run } As soon as it get's to 50 I need to ride my bike everyday, and as long as it's colder, I need to ride it indoors on our trainer. I did one 5K last year and meant to do more... but the year slipped by. So I need to do more.

21. Save Money & Learn to Thrift } Put that dough in the bank. I'm pretty happy with the size of my savings, but I'd like a little more cushion. Also I'm not good at thrifting anymore. It's all I did in Highschool but I still don't know where to go here. And it'll help me save money.

 22. Go to Concerts } This used to be an every weekend occurance, not so much anymore. That needs to change.

23. Paint } Simple as that. I need to take back my art.

24. Exit on the Slide } If weather is permitting, I must only exit my porch on the slide.

25. Leave More Notes } I whined to Kevin the other day that we don't text sweet nothings to each other anymore. I'm sure mostly because we talk all the time and live together. But I'd like to do this more. I miss having my old cellphone where I kept all my favorite texts. Years of switching phones and breaking them lost them to the abyss. I still remember a few, one of my favorites is one I got while I was on a bus to Ottawa "You are the Moons over My Hammy."

There you go 25 goals, just like my age.

Oh and look how clever I am, I posted this at 1:11p, Ones all over the place.



Becky | January 11, 2011 at 10:58 AM

Yeah, I love you.

Victoria / Justice Pirate | January 11, 2011 at 11:50 AM

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this list. It is hilarious and really amazing and great!!! about leaving notes. . sometimes I mail my husband love letters and we leave each other little SHMILYs (See How Much I Love You) notes in things like on mirrors or really odd places.

Victoria / Justice Pirate | January 11, 2011 at 11:50 AM

This entry proves that you are seriously the most fun person ever.

Amber Blue Bird | January 11, 2011 at 12:00 PM

your list of goals is great, yes we need to fight off the ninjas (I happen to have seriously delicious ninja skills) and I need to put a slide on my porch. done deal

Anonymous | January 11, 2011 at 2:04 PM

Lauren--this posted reminds me of WHY I began to follow you in the first place. It was Gog on the slide that convinced me! In this collection, I love the photo of you by the staircase, the one of the dog on your back (do you have a special piece of equipment for that?), the jumping on the bed photo.

Your spirit is why I read Sparrow and Urchin. (And, more art, please)

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes | January 11, 2011 at 3:01 PM

These are very different goals but some very good ones. My favourites would have to be 'smile more' and 'paint'

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes | January 11, 2011 at 3:02 PM

corection: 'Laugh more'

tess | January 11, 2011 at 4:22 PM

your dog just needs to be included in everything!

Meg! | January 11, 2011 at 7:03 PM

These are the best resolutions. You have the best pictures of yourself and your friends. I want to be you? <3

Midwest Mayhem | January 12, 2011 at 4:09 PM

These are amazing goals! I wish you the best of luck with all of them! Hehe. I really wanted to go down your slide when I dropped your dress off the other day.

Midwest Mayhem | January 12, 2011 at 6:31 PM

I forgot to add that Sunshine Thrift Store in Clinton Township is my favorite one around. They have an "Oldies" section where they put all of the vintage stuff. I'll have to take you there sometime. It's great.

Nicole | January 12, 2011 at 7:01 PM

Love love love these! Really shows how thoughtful AND fun you are. Btw, seeing that Lolla stage brought back so many great memories... and that's how I started following your blog!!


RETRO REVA | January 13, 2011 at 6:30 PM

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!
I love your list!!!!!!!!!
i am now a following you for inspiration!
I need more geeky props!
so glad to meet ya!

She is Sara | January 14, 2011 at 6:05 AM

I logged on just to read your blog. FEEL SPECIAL!

*I love you*

I am so pissed that my place does not come equiped with a slide. Or a robot. Wtf.

Great goals! You need to share the ninja battling skills. Girls dig girls with skills.