Thursday, January 17, 2008

is there anyone still out there?

i'm not sure if anyone is still reading this blog, given that i haven't written any proper posts in, oh, a month or two. but what the hell, why not. this is where i would usually write a paragraph or two on how i'm so sorry that i haven't updated and here's why, i went on vacation for a few weeks and then i went on a biz trip to the world's biggest freak show (aka las vegas) and i've been pretty much swamped at work for what feels like the past three years and blah blah blah.

but given my hypothesis that no one is reading this blog anymore, i find all that backstory pretty much irrelevant.

instead? instead i will talk about my theme for 2008; even if no one reads it but me, i am hoping that it will help to get outside of my own head for a minute and write things down instead. yes, january is half over. no, i have not made a list of tired resolutions a la bridget jones such as "will obviously lose ten pounds and stop getting emotionally involved with any of the followings: perverts, peeping toms, emotional fuckwits, workaholics, megalomaniacs, etc etc etc." there are certain things that i'd like to accomplish this year, some big (leave austin, stop coasting through life) and some small (organize my digital photos, learn how to cook real korean food). there are certain things that i don't want to repeat from last year (feeling like nothing happened, feeling like i've lost my ambition).

so, then, the theme for 2008 is Make Shit Happen.

profound, no?

once i figure out how exactly that will happen i'll get back to you guys.

(i'm taking suggestions.)

in all seriousness, though, i think the reason i haven't made a list of resolutions is that i'm not sure what value it adds. a list of things that i'm not going to do and eventually feel bad about? a realization that you're bad at a lot of things (organizing digital photos, korean cooking) and that you generally suck as a person? i'd rather focus less on the specific action items and more on the overall attitude adjustment, because i feel like a) that's the harder part and b) that will naturally lead to the desired actions items (or at least i hope it will anyway).

so, then, 2008, the year when I Make Shit Happen. i'll let you guys know how it goes.

happy new year!


At 2:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a fine resolution indeed. ;)kndbjikp

At 2:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops, sorry, that was the word verification code at the end there. i'm not doing so well with the hold hand eye coordination thing today.

At 7:10 PM, Anonymous big frog said...

best post yet...btw...u spelled tyre with an i...

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous erica said...

congrats friend. my resolution is to become less of a smart-ass this year, which will also require some attitude-adjusting :)

At 1:44 PM, Blogger L Sass said...

hi, jen, i am still here!

i had a pretty good run of making shit happen in 2007. unfortunately, i think i spent all of my energy and now nothing is getting done in 2008!

At 5:51 PM, Anonymous mandy said...

see?? you still have loyal readers, yearning for more pearls of wisdom... keep 'em coming!

At 9:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i hope shit happens! katie

At 10:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously I don't have the same resolution as Erica this year :) Katie


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