What are your plans for the 4th of July?
Monday, June 29, 2009
What are your plans for the 4th of July?
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.
Tasks must be specific (i.e. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable, or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (i.e. represent some amount of effort on your part).
Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.
I am going to begin my 1001 day countdown the same day as Jake, which will be July 1st, 2009, with the end date being March 28, 2012. My list still needs a little work, but I'll have it finalized by then!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday night, we ate at a sushi place, though I had General Tso's chicken, since I am not a sushi fan, and it was delicious! Then, we met up with Nicole's sister, Rachel, and her boyfriend, Tyler, for some drinks at Kickin' Chicken.
Then we went to lunch at Taco Boy which was mmm mmm good! I had a chorizo and potato taco and a chicken taco. Sooo yummy! However, the best part of our trip was probably Saturday night... first, a delicious dinner at The Noisy Oyster... I had clam strips and scallops. I. Love. Seafood.
THEN, and here is the BEST best part....................... we made our way over to Henry's and wandered on in, had a drink, and wandered on upstairs for the "live music" at 10 pm. Turns out, we all have a new favorite guitarist/singer.... JAMISUN! This guy was thoroughly entertaining and kept us there all night with his ability to play anything we requested.... with the exception of Taylor Swift. Even though he did play "Tim McGraw" for about 2 seconds. :) Anyway, we had a table right in front of where he was playing, and we sang along with him all night long. We are now facebook friends with him, and he has since let us know that we made him feel like a rockstar. Mission accomplished. Not only could he play all our requests, but we all fell in love with two of his original songs, "Facade" and "Perfect". He mostly plays in Charleston, however, Mandy, Crystal, and I are going to try to get him a show in either Columbia or Charlotte. If we are unsuccessful, we will just have to go see him again in Charleston. Either way, "We're tourin', ladies!!!!"
Sunday, we had lunch at an awesome burger joint down on Folly beach and then headed home.
What a fun weekend - good food, good drinks, great music, and FANTASTIC friends! Can't wait for our next trip!
My favorite line from "Facade":
"Just because she says she loves that song doesn't mean that she wants to sing along..."
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Here is Max's plate after he had finished. I think he enjoyed it!
Max with Jake and me
Jake with Mom... showing her party face!
Mom with Max and me. Party faces all around!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Last Thursday morning, I filmed a spot for Inspired Communities, the builder of my neighborhood. I was the featured resident for my neighborhood, Hampton Forest. I was interviewed by tylerontheradio from New 92!! How cool is that? And I didn't even realize at the time that that's who he was. hahaha
Anyway, I did a FANTASTIC job if I do say so myself. I did it in one take! They told me I did a good job... but I haven't seen any of it yet, so we shall see. We did film it a second time but not because I messed up, just so the cameraman could get closeups of me. hahahaha
The whole thing makes me absolutely crack up! I cannot WAIT to see the commercial on TV! Surely I am going to be the next breakout television star. Don't worry, I won't forget all of you little people...... :)
What can I say? I'm clearly a natural.
UPDATE: I am now facebook friends with Tyler Ryan (tylerontheradio) who interviewed me in the commercial... and since he works for the country radio station, guess who else he has interviewed. That's right.
Separated at birth.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I once had a very large cat.
He was large because he was fat.
He was fat because he loved to eat.
His favorite thing was a treat.
And all day long, there he sat.
Hope you all enjoy it, too!
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Maybe we were separated at birth? :)
Monday, June 1, 2009
Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village, though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
I always feel like I have miles to go before I sleep. Every single day. I struggle to make myself get in bed at night. What are these things that I feel cannot wait til the next day, so that I may just get in bed and fall asleep? When I think about it, there is usually nothing that can't wait. At the end of the day, what I need to have gotten accomplished usually has gotten done. The things that keep me up later than I should be are things like checking email/facebook, reading blogs (tonight - it is actually writing this post for my own blog), watching tv shows online, catching up with friends over the phone, AIM, facebook, etc.
I know everyone feels like there are not enough hours in the day, but I really want to improve my time management skills so that I can get more done than just what needs to be done but still be able to get myself in bed at a reasonable hour with a clear head - without that feeling like I've been completely unproductive. I think this is what usually causes my feeling of dread on a Sunday evening for the week ahead. I always feel like my weekend was fun, but I could have done more! Maybe this week I will really take note of things I'd like to do each day that either get put off for whatever reason, or that get done in exchange for sleep time. That sounds like a good first step.
Here is a link I just found by googling "getting more done".....
So once I make note of the things I want to be able to do... I can make a list and follow the subsequent steps in that article.
I am kind of amused right now because my boyfriend, Jake, is always making lists... and last week, his idea was to start making lists for each other. I could do a whole post on those alone (and maybe I will later), but anyway, one of the things on his list for last week was to read 50 pages in the book of his choice from this list. Reading those books is something he's been wanting to do, but since he isn't a huge fan of reading, he hadn't gotten around to it until it was on his list. So, what book did he choose out of the 95 on the list? Getting Things Done by David Allen. So, Jake, hopefully this post of mine has made you proud.... =)
And everyone: What things do you feel you want to do but don't have/make enough time for?