Saturday, January 2, 2010

That Entry That Everyone Writes God I Am So Conventional

Since my wonderful favoritest person Kelly wrote a beautiful entry to ring in the new year on her blog, I decided that I should get down to it and finally make some new year resolutions.

1. I will improve my conversation skills in Japanese. This means I'll have to learn Katakana (one of the three alphabets) as well as some Kanji (the dreaded Chinese characters)
And I wanna learn the basic, basic, basics of French and Spanish and Chinese and Korean. And maybe Italian too. Actually, I will just devote a whole lot of time to learning lots of languages.
2. I will read many more books
this is very similar to Bird's. We both are new proud parents of Kindles so that should help.
3. I will lose about five-ish pounds
and I really mean it this time. But it'll mostly be about changing diet since exercising makes me want to kill myself and I do feel guilty about how much sugar I consume.
4. I will not eat meat unless it is absolutely necessary
i.e. family gathering where my grandma will disown me if I don't eat her beef because "we're made of meat" and all the other stupid excuses they came up with in the 50's to justify all the disgusting things they ate.
5. I will figure out what it is I want to do with my life.

Ok, so lots of people don't know this until they reach mid-life... but seeing as I'm a theater major who doesn't even know if this makes me happy, I figure I've got to do something before I find myself wallowing in unhappiness.
6. I will write music
and poetry and plays and short stories and I won't hide them in shame, even if they really are terrible.


lorax said...

Well that's ambitious.

Kate said...

I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not, my darling Spock.

lorax said...

Not sarcastic. Definitely not sarcastic.

How is planning on becoming fluent in four languages in one year not ambitious?

Kate said...

Not fluent! Basic basic knowledge, like "hello" and "how are you" and "your hovercraft is full of eels" and stuff.

Kate said...

K I updated it so it's more reasonable.

Barb said...

Essential phrases in any foreign language:
1. "Yes"
2. "No"
3. "Where's the bathroom?"

I do like the "Your hovercraft is full of eels" one though.

And DAMN, the captcha word I got is really, really hard!! "aqxnveng"
Looks like Klingon or something. So if you never see this comment you will know why.

Barb said...

And see, now that I don't want to make another comment, the word is super simple:


I think blogger hates me...