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“Time to Shine, 2009!”

I know I should probably write about the year that was, if only to make things proper and not rock the status quo (aka, to be like everybody else) but I’m lazy (and really sleepy, considering I woke up at 620am today and I didn’t exactly go to bed last night early nor sober) and hungry (despite having a rice meal some 7 hours ago. Also, I am craving for Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, something that I can’t get at the convenience stores in my area). Now before I start writing any more really long sentences peppered with parentheses, here are my goals for Twenty-Oh-Nine (and no, I say two-thousand-nine, not twenty-oh-nine) (LAUGHING IS NOT ALLOWED):

1) Upload at least 4000 pictures to my Flickr account and perhaps get at least 50,000 views. Current stats: 1,170 items / 36,181 views. Bah. And I’ve had my Flickr since 2004 (back when the monthly upload limit was 10MB!).

2) No more than three alcoholic drinks a night. Absolutely no rolling over of unconsumed drinks to the weekend. I think.

3) Will not skip work will not skip work will not skip work unless I really really have to.

4) Read more books. Actually read the books I buy.

5) Go on more planned or unplanned trips with friends! There’s a long weekend coming up next month, who’s up for something!

6) Learn a new, geeky skill. I announced on Plurk some time last year that 2009 will be the year I learn Python but since I deleted that Plurk account and because I am deathly afraid of snakes (I am the queen of lame excuses), I need other options. Maybe I should just suck it up and give Flash one more shot. Maybe.

7) Have at least 400 blog entries for ditz-rev.

8) Stay offline for a whole weekend (and not go crazy while at it).

9) Compose a rap song.

10) Have a really fantastic 24th birthday.

11) Complete my Project365.

Gosh, what a very uninteresting list, as interesting as getting an auto insurance quote.

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  • Reply Cecelia January 6, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Well at least your plans are realistic.. For the past four or so years I have said I would stop smoking, but I always have a cigarette in my hand at no more than 5 past 12 because I’m pathetic..

  • Reply crisel January 7, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Haha, this is one interesting list! You like Flickr so much, good luck with that resolution and also to the rest esp. to 10, 2, 5 & 3! =p I’m excited to see them all crossed out! =p

    Haha, I know exactly who can relate to your #8! =p

  • Reply Katy January 7, 2009 at 6:06 am

    Wow 400 new blog entries for 2009? You better start going girl.. I’ll be waiting! Haha. =P

    • Reply Helga January 7, 2009 at 5:33 pm

      Shit lol no, I meant to have 400 blog entries total. I currently have 303 haha.

  • Reply Abby January 7, 2009 at 9:43 am

    yay! go Helga! :)

  • Reply Baddie January 7, 2009 at 10:12 am

    I be waiting for that rap song, fo shiz.

  • Reply Jennifer January 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Offline for a WHOLE weekend?! Lol, no way. I’d go nuts. I sort of made a resolution to go on more little “trips” as well. 2008 was kinda lame. Too much work, not enough fun crap.

  • Reply Jewel January 8, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    “Compose a rap song”??
    LOL That was random.

  • Reply Ritsa January 8, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Hey, been reading your blog for a few months and your entries never fail to make me laugh.

    Just wanted to say Happy New Year and hope you accomplish everything on your list.

  • Reply Kaith January 8, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    i kinda made it a goal for my husband and i to visit at least one new place (here in the philippines) every year. that’s like our bonding time as well – no shrieking kids for a weekend. hehe.

    would be waiting for more updates then, that 400 up there would be a cinch. ;)

    good luck on your goals!

  • Reply Gel January 8, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    I need to complete my Project 365 this year too. And be active in blogging. I hope I won’t get tired of this. Heh.

  • Reply Holly January 9, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Yay for P365, I’m already further into it than I got last year, so hopefully I don’t forget ANY days! :)

    Man you’re aiming to have A LOT of photos on your Flickr! :O

  • Reply filipino January 20, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    “I am the queen of lame excuses”
    wow!! we could be soulmates. :P

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