People, these are not resolutions. I repeat...these ARE NOT resolutions. These are just things that I would like to have done by the end of the year. If they happen, then great. If they don't happen, then that is okay. They are not life and death. Also, I am 27 years old, so the 27 theme goes together nicely.
So, here goes:
1. Run a 5K. Do this completely and without walking. And beginning the race at the mile 2 marker does not count. Because maybe one time you and your co-worker were trying to get to the starting point but were running late. And maybe you came across the race at the mile 2 marker. So being normal and sane, maybe you just started running at the mile 2 marker. And then maybe you had to act more tired and winded than you really were when you reached the finish line so as not to tip anybody off. This is all hypothetical, by the way.
2. Find a law related job for the summer.
3. Go to a Stars game. Or a Maverick's game. Drink a cold beer and cheer loudly.
4. Wash and wax my truck by hand. I was my truck by hand every once in awhile. I think I've only waxed it once. And I know I could go and pay to have this done, but I don't have that kind of disposable income. Besides, you get a serious feeling of accomplishment when you do this kind of stuff.
5. Find a good volunteer opportunity. Perhaps something with spanish speaking adults and ESL. Or maybe Habitat for Humanity. Find some way to give back, because listen to this...this guy I know got pulled over for speeding, and when the cop came to the car to do the usual routine he asked my friend what he did to help other people. My friend told the officer how he helped with the youth at his church, and to make a long story short, my friend basically got a warning. So that made me think about what I would say, and I'm not proud of the fact that there was not much that came to my mind.
6. Go to the Dallas Musuem of Art. Preferably on one of these nights.
7. Do something with the gym membership. Either use it or cancel it. Using it would require me to switch to a closer location, preferably to a location that GF can use as well. Canceling would mean admitting that throwing away $29 a month is stupid. I convince myself that this isn't a large amount of money, but it is. And I convince myself that if I quit, then I will just have to turn around and pay start-up fees down the road, but if you add up all the monthly dues I pay for nothing, then I have paid a lot more than a simple start-up fee.
8. Travel by plane to a fun destination.
9. Swim in a swimming hole. Probably need to head to Austin for this.
10. Go to a new restaraunt, instead of the standbys. I would really like to try out Trece or Cafe Toulouse.
11. Use the golf clubs that I bought before I quit my job. They look all nice and shiny in the back of my closet. I bet they would look even better on an actual golf course.
12. Go through boxes and get rid of things that I keep moving from place to place. If I haven't seen and/or used the stuff in over a year, then I probably do not need it, and it must go.
13. Find a liquor drink. I don't even drink all that much, but having a standby liqour drink is not a bad idea. I never order any type of liqour drink because I have no clue what to order. I always stick to Corona and sometimes the situation calls for something a little classier. Maybe 7 and 7?
14. Read a book unrelated to school.
15. Enjoy a weekend at the lake.
16. Figure out my 401K situation. Right now, my old 401K has been rolled over into an IRA...I think. See what I mean? I have no clue. I do know that I got a letter saying that some of the funds that my money is in charge a fee if your balance is less than a certain amount. I think I got charged that fee, and I probably need to remedy this situation.
17. Go to the Arboretum for one of the concerts in the spring/summer.
18. Go to the Sate Fair of Texas and eat a whole lot of fried food.
19. Order my vehicle registration sticker on time...for once.
20. A couple of people I know have recently moved into new houses. It would be nice to actually go see these houses. Maybe even bring them a plant or something.
21. Go through my parent's storage building again and sort out the remaining stuff of mine that has been in there for some time. Convince my dad we need to throw away a lot of junk that he insists on keeping. Get rebuffed. Casually mention to my mom that my dad is being unreasonable in this. Mom then nags. Dad then huffs and puffs. Then I get told to go home. Repeat cycle over and over.
22. Have my college diploma framed. 5 years after the fact isn't too bad, right?
23. Go camping. Whether it is tent camping or cabin camping will be determined later.
24. Go visit my younger cousin at his college which is an hour away from here. Take him to dinner or something.
25. Play a game of tennis.
26. Continue regurar church attendance and not make excuses when things get busy.
27. This one I'm gonna sit on for now. Just a goal of mine that I'm keeping to myself.
So, that's it. We'll see how it all shapes up. Now, if I were to win the lottery or something, then all this will change and there will be 27 crazy, expensive trips in its place. So if you'd rather read about that in the future, send me lottery tickets.