Saturday, July 31, 2010

"No man in his senses will dance." ~ Cicero

So I changed my mind about the next goal I want to achieve (I had thought that I would learn a new language). I've decided that belly dancing may be a fun adventure and I found a studio where two months of lessons are $70 which isn't too shabby. They also offer private lessons and girls night out lessons so maybe I'll do one of those two options to test the waters first....yeah that's what I'll do. It should be fun and it will be a great workout I'm sure and I REALLY need to start working out again -- ugh!

Anywho, I have made it to chapter 12 (or is it 13??) in The Adventures of Augie March YAY!!! I'm really too lazy right now to give an analysis of what I've read so far because it's Saturday and I have accomplished nothing all day and to be quite honest just updating my blog is taking A LOT of effort. However, I do have to say that Augie is growing on me and I have teared up a few times while reading. It's actually a quite fascinating story and I'm becoming kind of attatched to Augie March and his adventures (I have a tendency to do that when I read). Hmmm...maybe I'll finish it this week..I would go read right now but I left my book in my car and I'm just too lazy to get off of my bed and go fetch it (clearly some form of exercise lessons are called for at the moment).


Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Things are beautiful if you love them." ~ Jean Anouilh

So I changed my hair! I know, I know, it wasn't on the list of things to do but it's still pretty exciting and it's quite I figure I'll post the change here! I have been a brunette my whole life except for ages 0-6 when I was blond and I decided that I wanted to go back to my blond era so I did...kinda. Call it a quarter life crisis, call it boredom, call it whatever. But I am actually quite pleased with the turn out so without further ado here is the new do (HAHA I crack myself up).

You may all Ooh and Aww in amazement! Leave a comment telling me what you think!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

"Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all." ~ Henry David Thoreau

So....I never made it to chapter 10 in The Adventures of Augie March...hangs head in shame... I've tried I really have..I'm back at work now so I read while I put the kiddos to sleep and I attempt to read while in the break room, until center gossip gets in the way...but I've only made it to chapter 5. The problem you see is that this book is REALLY slow moving and REALLY long and I just kind of don't want to...whine...

OK whining aside here is super short analysis of the book so far ( I say short because well I haven't gotten that far). The story is about a boy named Augie, in case you didn't assume as much from the title, who lives in Depression era Chicago. Augie's "grandma" forces Augie and his brother into odd jobs to make money and while his brother thrives in postions Augie bounces from one to another. And as of right now that's all I got.

I have this great feeling that The Adventures of Augie March will end up having the same effect on me as A Tale of Two Citites did. I will hate it and fight it during the first half of the story but by the end I will be so wrapped up in the story of Augie that I will be sad when it's over and will more than likely be moved to tears...or at least I hope. I gotta tell ya friends I'm a little concenered..maybe I should of started at the end of the list..hmm...

Alright, all whining aside, I think that the next goal I want to accomplish is learning a foreign language...I just haven't decide which one yet. Any suggestions leave me a comment in the box below!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested." ~ Sir Francis Bacon

So I've decided that the logical thing to do would be to start reading Times All Time 100 Novels. Since there are 100 of them to read I figure I can start on that goal and work on others at the same time. Although I haven't decided what else I want to accomplish yet....hmm...

Anywho, I picked up the first two novels on the list The Adventures of Augie March and All the King's Men. I have the week off from work (yay) so I should be able to fit in some serious reading time. I've read the first two chapters of Augie March and so far it seems like an interesting story. I should have gotten much farther but my darn magazines came in the mail and distracted me and then my mom asked if I wanted to go needless to say the book got abandoned on the coffee table. But, no fears, I will open the book and attempt to make it to chapter 10 tomorrow so that I can give a much more indepth review/description of the book.

For now if you would like to read TIME's descriptions of the first two books follow the links!
The Adventures of Augie March

All the King's Men

Monday, July 5, 2010

"Once you say you're going to settle for second, that's what happens to you in life, I find." ~ John F. Kennedy

So I've finally compiled my to do list. Some of them are kind of simple and others are going to require a great deal of courage on my part (I'm a bit of a chicken). My goal is to try each of the things I want to learn for two months before I decide if I want to continue or not. There are only 10 items on the list for right now but I may add more later.

Now, ladies and gentlemen, here is your Top Ten:
  1. Learn to play the piano (this one is kind of cheating because I took lessons when I was younger, but I stopped when I was in the 7th grade).
  2. Learn a foreign language (any suggestions let me know).
  3. Learn how to ice skate.
  4. Learn how to kickbox.
  5. Learn how to belly dance.
  6. Read TIME'S list of 100 Novels ( here is the ink to the list)
  7. Complete a charity walk.
  8. Learn how to ballroom dance.
  9. Volunteer for an amazing cause.
  10. Attenda Yankees game.
Once again, this is just a starter list. If you have any suggestions as to what I should do first, or any new ideas let me know in the comment box.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Yesterday I came up with the genius idea to start a blog! But, I failed to come up with a topic to blog about. Whoops!

As I started brainstorming blog topics it dawned on me that this week I will turn 25 and a quarter of a century will have past me by (Yes, I know I'm slightly over dramatic, but I can't help it) and there are a lot of things that I have always wanted to learn how to do and just haven't. So, if you haven't caught on yet, that means that I have decided that I'm going to start crossing things off of my list and blog about them!

Stay tuned for my complete list (I guess you could call it my bucket list) of things to do :)!