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Monday, January 01, 2007

"And its newly-risen crescent..." ~ Jane Eyre
A New Year's Post, a la Bridget Jones. Happy New Year, Chaps!


Drink Merlot. I did a few blends this past year. Its time to let the grape go.

Waste money on: every other shade of lipstick at the Mac counter, scented lotions that I already have a plethora of, hairdresser blowing hair out straight (must embrace curls).

Fall for any of the following: doctors, men who still live at home, commitmentphobes, immature fops, emotional fuckwits, Mets fans, men who only drink American beer.

Get annoyed with every other member in my department.

Get upset over men, but instead be outwardly poised and appear as cool ice-queen. Think Narnia, people.

Buy another pair of Uggs as much as I want to.

Purchase a toy for Jack until his birthday in September, as the child seems to own his own branch of Toys-R-Us at the moment.

Continue taking DVDs from sis's collection, such as Walk the Line and Pride and Prejudice, but purchase my own copies.

Eat veal.

Give up coffee. Ever. (Drinking a rich cup of Kona coffee at the moment)

Roll my eyes, groan, sigh, bitch, and curse each time I log on to EHarmony.

Purchase a Lazaro lime-green dress for J. Sarah's wedding, as much as I love the cut.


Be a size 4 by her wedding.

Work on my running time.

Take a knife skills class at the Viking Store since I bought myself a santoku knife for Christmas.

Take a language class at the new Berlitz school that literally opened up around the corner.

Change career and find a new job.

Get a laptop.

Eat more salmon.

Start the novel that is in my head.

Stop speeding.

Get a stovetop expresso maker.

Purchase a stunning right hand ring for myself.

Be more diligent about returning emails and calls quicker.

Learn to meditate.

Win bet I have going with D.R. where the winner chooses own adventure in the Spring.

Contemplate moving to Queens just because J.Sarah would be around the corner.


Blogger Bird said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Glad to see you posting again.

Hmmmm... I will not
sign up for eharmony again, ever (no matter how many "deals" they offer!).

think about a certain man night and day, day and night.

take my students so seriously and let them get to me emotionally.

stop speeding!

I will:
eat less chocolate and drink less wine.

go to the beach more often.

resume my weight-lifting routine.

get a dog by june.

1:48 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

What kind of doggie? I recommend Rotties, Bullies, Pugs, Bostons, Boxers, or anything else with a pudgey mug! Dahling, life is too short not to eat chocolate and drink wine! Screw that resolution.

1:57 PM  
Blogger K9 said...

/bark bark bark

yea! you're back! well you NEED the rich antioxidants in coffee which will complement the salmon nicely. may i recommend SeaBear? they will ship you filets of wild salmon which you must have to get the real nutrients. watch what happens to your skin.

how do i know this? Freya eats salmon 2 meals a day. she looks good. grrherhaha. salmon and eggs for breakfast with a fruit shake is the perfect meal.

new career. in food i hope!!! im still salivating over that wiliams sonoma choco cake looked like a present. hoo boy! and your Christmas menu. i almost climbed out of the pen to hitchhike to your house on that one.

well, i havent thought thru my i will nots yet. always a slacker. grrherhaha

happy happy happy new year dear lady jane!!!!


2:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I'm giving up the world, but I did NOT take red wine off the list. ;)

Please, never, ever 'straighten' curls. Never! That is blasphemy!

I tend to like emotional fuckwits. (haha)

Narnia was awesome. :)

Kids have waaaayyy too much in the toy dept, indeed. And to think my dad was happy with a basket of fruit at Christmas.

If you ever even think about giving up coffee, I will have to drive up there and kick your ____.
(haha. Kidding. Please drink it for me. Please.)

Knife skills! Alright, Angelina.

Laptops RULE. How I lived without one, I do not know.

Salmon rocks also. Just had some for lunch. :)

Novels? Novels are my favorites.

I wish I'd stopped speeding before I got that ticket just before Christmas. Sheeeesh.

Nice post, dearest. Nice to see you back in the web world. :)


2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Superb new year to you dear Thurs and a great list you have there. I think Jack / Amelie share the same toy-store :)

OK a short list of "I will nots"

I will not:

1) ..let anyone else steal my ideas for T Shirts including the infamous "I'd rather have IBS than give up caffiene" shirt.

2) ..fail to shave my head every week even if it means carrying a little blue bic razor around like the guy in Predator

3)..dress like a 38 (soon to be 39) year old is supposed to dress. Tweed is OK if you're Camilla Parker Bowles

4) ..worry about the gym fops, I will run them down on the treadmills just to watch their little red faces

5) ..spend as much time in the virtual world, the real one is so much sexier

6) ..let my art class get the better of me this term. They will do the assignments on time or mummy will spank

7) ..be tempted to download a preview copy of anything before reading it in hardback

8) ..let my ipod languish in a drawer when it could be piping sweet music into my lugholes on a daily basis

9) ..lose focus at work. I am damned good, I am sure I am.

10) ..neglect those who neglect me not.


3:28 PM  
Blogger ThursdayNext said...

Doggie ~ Freya's looks inspired me to grill some salmon tomorrow evening with some fresh dill! Hmmm. I have yet to really enter the realm of thought about a career in food, but for some reason your comment has inspired me to look into work at mags like Gourmet and perhaps even Foodnetwork? ;)

Just call me Amy Croft and watch out for me and my santoku! ;) Ugh, I have to go fight a speeding ticket on January 8th. Will you contest yours? I hope so. The cop who stopped me was a pushover and at least I got it reduced!

I find your bald head tres sexie and really lost all focus when you spoke of spanking. Ahem. Anyway, Happy New Year, Chappy, and I can beat you on the tread anytime. Oh, a man in tweed is absolutely ripping...

8:03 PM  
Blogger Ryane said...

I will:
be in agreement, friend. I love that list....both of them. Happy New Year!!

PS: I hear Pinot is making a comeback. ;-)

8:53 PM  
Blogger work in progress said...

YOU'RE BACK! Saints be praised! I MISSED you!

Love the post...may steal the idea, from you and Ms. Jones.

I'm really glad to hear that you will no longer take part in the exploitation of baby cows, seriously, the less veal eaters, the less torturing baby cows required.

In 2007:

I will get married!

I will NOT stress about things that are out of my control.

Happy New Year Ms. Next!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous shopper said...

The toy thing will be the hardest, auntie. I promise.

Happy New Year!

11:55 PM  
Blogger David said...

It's nice to have you back, Amy. :)

What's your novel about and when you eventually go on Oprah, will you wave to me?

I was going to join eHarmony, but in the small print it said "advertised success rates unrealistic for David Scott. Have you considered celibacy?"

I fully resolve to drink more wine, especially at work, where it will do me the most good.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Bird said...

oh miss jane, i am not giving up chocolate and wine COMPLETELY - I am after all, a bird of sense and sensibility (oh - that's a different jane - hahaha!). i am merely reducing the intake! i couldn't possibly give up either completely that would be - well, that would be the end of the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


7:23 PM  
Blogger afromabq said...

thursday - i laughed out loud at your eharmony comment. too funny! love your list. you're the best.

11:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a long list. Good luck on it. And, a career move eh? Hmmm...better late than never I guess, but can I ask why you want to leave teaching? Are you high school or college level?

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here here on the Merlot! In fact, all of your resoultions are so good, I think I will just adopt them for myself. Change Uggs to Danskos and you got it! Oh and no EHarmony for me either. I don't think Hubby would be super impressed with that one.

2007 is going to Rock! I just know it.


10:01 AM  
Blogger Hey Pretty said...

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4:46 PM  

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