Monday, December 31, 2012

In which the world does not end (again)

I sure dodged a bullet back on the 21st when the world was going to end or some such nonsense. I drove home from Purdue that day and saw lots of cars in ditches, but the world didn't end. Phew. Since I'm still alive, this means that I can make New Year's resolutions for 2013 and, more importantly, see how I did with 2012's goals.

What did I resolve to do? Well:
  • Stop being late to basically everything. Hrm. Well. I think I was doing better (for a while). 
  • Pass area exams and become a bona fide PhD student! Teehee. Still working on this one :( 
  • Have my prelim defense either done or scheduled by Christmas. Bahahaha. See previous resolution. 
  • ROAD TRIP! Probably to Rocky Mountain National Park (sans Manwich) DONE! Still working on the posts to recap the trip... 
  • Run a marathon (and not Oprah-run either...) DONE! Qualified for Boston too! BAM. 
  • 2500 miles for this year! DONE! Up to 2600+ :) 
  • Be the absolutely bestest friend I can no more mail slacking this year! Maybe I'll even get a monthly update email together! DONE! (I think) Even if I did mail out J's Christmas present a teensy tiny little bit late and may have forgotten K's birthday... 
  • I will stop dicking around with Rhapsody in Blue and learn the entire thing. Yeah. About that...I did start to learn clarinet though...

Meh. I guess 50% isn't bad, right? Let's see what's up for this new year!

My 2013 New Year's Resolutions/Goals:
  • Pass area exams and become a bona fide PhD student!
  • Have my prelim defense DONE by the end of summer semester
  • Run another marathon in less than 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Learn how to play the clarinet
  • Run at least 3 miles every single day of 2013
  • Since I am single (according to the IRS and wedding reception DJs), I'm going to catch at least one bouquet at a wedding
  • Take another road trip! Possibly the East Coast this time? We'll see :)
Happy New Year to you all! Good luck with your goals, and may we avoid 'end of the world' predictions in 2013.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

Merry Christmas from Mannie and Sharona!