And a Happy New Year

Thursday, January 1, 2009
I was going to write this yesterday, but I got distracted by the revelation that the UCF is actually a Super-Secret Guvment Funded Horde of EEEEvil, so I'm a day late. Sorry about that, fellow Conspirators, but really, that was just too funny to pass up, and this is just about my boring, non-government funded life. Priorities, don't you know.

In any event, I've been thinking about my goals and priorities for the year. I don't typically make "resolutions," per se, as I tend to dump them on their heads. Goals, however, are a girl's best friend. Here are the things I've done this year that I need to continue to do:
  1. Blog here at Hot Chicks Dig Smart Men. Because really, this is one of the best parts of my day, and my on-line community has come to mean a great deal to me. Even if you are all aggressive, vulgar, super-secret purveyors of government suppression. Bastards.
  2. Exercise 3-5 days a week. Feel free to ignore the bitching and whining about this one - I do it because it's good for the Mad Cow, but that doesn't mean I like it.
  3. Take classes at DU. I really do enjoy school, in spite of my crying about certain...scenarios...this year.
  4. Fight the good fight on topics which I consider to be important. This will include ID taught in public schools, separation of church and state, general dumbassery, and rampant discrimination.
I also have a few that I need to introduce:
  1. Pay more attention to my nutrition. We loves the junk food, precious, yes, we does. I need to lay off the salties and the sweeties, and get my weight under control. Otherwise I really will need government funding to get my ass on an commercial airline.
  2. Be a graceful parent. The Smart Twins will become adults this year. Just because I have more experience does not obligate them, as adults, to do things my way. I will accept this with grace.
  3. Spend more time with friends. While I think I made progress on this in 2008, I want to make more progress in 2009.
  4. Remain employed. I may or may not have control over this one, but I intend to do the right things on the issues over which I have some control.
What with the economy in the crapper, Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs indicates I should spend the majority of time on staying employed as a Systems Engineer. It pays well, I'm good at it, and until the Smart Twins are off the payroll, it's the right course of action.

Stupid economy. Stupid Maslow.

Because what I really want is to get a degree in Public Policy and then go to Law School.

Have a fabulous New Year, Hot Chicks and Smart Men, and may good fortune find you.

8 comments:

Eric said...

Happy New Year!

Random Michelle K said...

Yay for blogging! Yay for Smart Chicks! Yay for 2009!

And the advice my doctor gave me was to aim to exercise five days a week. If you miss a day you've still got four days, but if you aim for three days and miss one...

If you need some harassment about exercise, I'm your woman. ;)

Janiece Murphy said...

Michelle, that's why I wrote "3-5 days a week."

Typically I exercise every day that I work, which gives me some wiggle room.

I rarely go less than 3 days a week.

So I think I'm good.

On an unrelated note, I like Tree Lobsters.

Anne C. said...

In order to advance #3 of your new list, I propose we get together soonish. I need some shoes, on sale (this economy is crimpin' my style, man), and I think you're the right woman to provide snark and fun while looking for them. :)

Will send email.

Janiece Murphy said...

Anne, does that mean you'd like the shoe-related prezzie rather than the trip for your Auntie Anne and Baron-Watch 2008?

Jeri said...

Great resolutions! I feel guilty. Not guilty enough to write my own though. ;)

Anne C. said...

No, I think a trip sounds better. I wouldn't mind your company in Off Broadway or someplace like that though. :)

Janiece Murphy said...

Anne, you're on.

Let me know when/where...