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02 February 2014 @ 10:51 am
2014 New Year’s Resolutions: February Update  
2014 New Year’s Resolutions: February Update

In January, not much happened.  Oops.  School and work kept me much busier than expected, and to be honest I forgot all about my resolutions.


Ride a bike.
I didn't touch one all month long.

Put hair in a bun that stays all day.
Didn't really think about this one, either.

Get published.
Nope.

Be able to hold a ten minute conversation in Spanish.
I signed up for a Spanish class at De Anza and every Tuesday and Thursday night, I suffer my way through verb conjugation and struggle to hold stilted, awkward conversations with my classmates.  Man, I forgot how much I f*cking hate language classes with college freshmen.  I really should have been a better independent language learner so that I wouldn't have to put myself through this!

Complete 12 paintings.
I have not yet busted out the paint tubes this year.
Hopefully this month?

Travel somewhere new.
My friend Darby is moving to New Orleans at the end of this month, so I'm hoping I'll have an excuse to visit him later in the year.
Seanie and I are also pretty sure we need to do some sort of exciting trip to celebrate our old age birthdays in May, so hopefully a trip will happen, then, too.

Exercise 60 minutes a week; by the end of year expand this to 210 minutes a week.
Ha.  What do you think happened?
Although lucky for me, a few of those Christmas weight gain pounds slid away without my lifting a finger.
Still need to exercise, though.

Get a job!
Hey!  I actually did this one!!
Well, sorta.  I got hired by the SFMOMA for their South Bay "pop up" Project Los Altos installation, but it's only a temporary position.  When the exhibition closes on March 5th, the job ends, and I'm outta luck.  So I guess I shouldn't cross this one off unless I can somehow use my new connections to secure another position at the MOMA before March.

Take some f*cking Chemistry.
I couldn't get into any of De Anza's winter chemistry classes; I'll try once more during their spring quarter.  If I can't get in, I'll...um...panic.
The trouble I keep running into is that the California Community College board seems to have decided that it is not their job to foster adult education.  They are to focus on getting kids ready to transfer into four year universities.  Thus, a lot of classes have been cut and it is really difficult to get enrolled in a class if you have already graduated, because you are permanently bumped to lowest priority registration.  It SUCKS.

Sew a dress.
Haven't even thought about this one.

Eliminate the backlog of “to be posted” blog entries.
Down from 126 to 125.
So much progress.  Not.

Eliminate my backlog of books for review.
Down from 33 to 29.
Again, not so much progress.

Do something new.
Hey, taking ceramics!  Working with clay!  It's fun.  It's exciting.  It's something new.

Well, that’s enough to get me started in 2014!