Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Final Report

Well Happy New Year… Merry Christmas and all that…it seems that once again I have abandoned my blog, but here I am trying to redeem myself by providing perhaps the last list update ever…the final count…I was just going to add the ones I have now achieved, but I thought that I might just go through the lot and we can all reminisce together…the the ones that are done deals are all in bold and there are links to the ones that I have blogged about, info on the new ones and perhaps I can give even give some lame excuses as to why I couldn’t do everything!

1. Exercise regularly…

Well to put it bluntly no…there were times that I tried, but nothing lasted, no excuses, just laziness

2. Keep up to date with things I have due at uni
Done…nothing was handed in late, and everything passed Woo Hoo
3. Keep up to date with things I have due at ChurchThis one was not so good…the poor pursuit mag died and I missed my grade 6 transition day coz I was in china…opps, sorry grade six kids.

4. Be on time (well at least more often then I am late)
Well I think that I did quite well at this there was only one lecture that I was never on time to, but most other things I was defiantly more on time than I was late, so I think it can be crossed off.

5. Control the amount of chocolate that I eat
I am pretty sure I failed this…I am a chocaholic…can anyone help?

6. Learn Guitar
Well I started…I didn’t get far, but I started and that’s good enough for me.

9. Sleep in the backyard
I don’t really have a reason for not doing this other than I forgot.

10. Stop pushing the snooze button, and just get up, surely its not that hard
As if it was ever going to happen…this one remains undone

11. Stay with Mick and Helen in Bright
Not this year…Dave did, but not me…Curse you overseas holidays and fun things filling my holiday time!

12. Meet the rest of Dave’s rellies from the big NZ
ahh…not this year…China and Queensland were enough for me, maybe 08?

13. Not let Dave get sick
Well he had his tonsils out in January, but that wasn’t my fault and other than that he remained relatively healthy

14. Have my car valet parked
Still waiting for some one to valet my car

15. Clean out my wardrobe and actually throw stuff out
I did it and the Salvos now have it…woo hoo, oh and now my room has also been cleaned out and thanks to Dave as well coz it looks amazing.

16. Don’t owe anyone money
Sorry Mum, Dad and Dave…it is coming

17. Visit my great grandma at least 4 times
Done, done, done and done…
1. Just a visit.
2. Her 100th birthday party.
3. Her 100th birthday day.
4. Unfortunately in hospital

18. Say no to a job I don’t have time to do, even if I want to do the job
Well this year as much as it hurt I had to let my cell girls go so that they could have someone that could give all the time they needed not just dribs and drabs

19. Allow Dave not to be my slave
20. Have Indian food
21. Be more gracious and tolerant
Well I don’t know about this one, I think I am, but I guess its up to you guys…if you don’t think I am…speak now or forever hold your peace (just on the side…is that peace correct or is it speak now and forever hold your piece of information or is it both and should it be piace)!

22. Try real sushi, you know raw fish and all
23. Order something other than pasta, stir-fry or pizza from a restaurant
Well seeing as I have had had Indian and Japanese this one gets crossed over but I have also had lots of other different dishes, including burgers, steaks and prawns

24. Shell a prawn
Once again done in China…but this one was at a friend of Dad’s house where it was sprung on me, in order to make a good first impression I chose to struggle away at shelling my own prawns rather than getting Dad to do them for me and looking like a bit of a fool

25. Go on holidays with my mum
Well we didn’t travel together, but we were both overseas at the same time and because Dad worked during the Day we got to hang out together a lot so it was a holiday together.
26. Get a CD stacker
It can’t be done, I tried but it can’t be done. Instead I got karen…my GPS

28. Be less judgemental
I am a girl…this one could take time.

29. Save some money
Well considering I still owe money, its pretty hard to save while in debt, so unfortunately this one remains undone

30. Lose a bit of weight
Lets just say with the lack of exercise and the addiction to chocolate I am in big trouble

31. Wear something other than jeans for a whole week
I don’t think I did this, I can’t really remember though…I am pretty sure I didn’t I just can’t seem to get by without my jeans.

32. Drive to one of Dave’s gigs in the city
With the help of Karen I made it all the way to the Rising sun hotel in South Melbourne to hear Dave play.

33. Pull off a parallel park
34. Blog at least once a week
Well it may not have been a new blog every week but for the whole year there were 122 in total for the whole year which makes and average of 2.35 a week.

35. Learn how to rip gaffa tape with my bare hands
36. Go to a concert of someone famous
Well on my trip to Queensland earlier in the year I went on a few boats, one to the Great Barrier Reef and one to Hamilton Island and Chance bay
39. Go to Luna Park
I only went for a little while, but I went, turns out its not as good as I remembered and there is a real chance you could die on the rides, they are looking very average.
40. Go Fishing
I don’t have a fishing rod…need I say more

41. Watch a V8 Car race in real life as in not on TV
I went to two and they was awesome… Sandown and a win for team Vodafone and then Philip Island for the grand final… I am a rev head and I love it!
42. See the penguins at Philip island
Not done… and it’s a shame, I do love the penguins

43. Meet Craig Lowndes
Well I didn’t meet Craig or Jamie, but I did meet Jason Bright, Mark Winterbottom, and John Bowe and that’s enough for one year.

44. Watch the Sunrise
If watching out the back of the car on the way to the V8s counts…its done
45. Die my hair a weird colour not all of it, but at least some
Not done…I am gutless

46. Drink a bottle of water everyday
This went great guns and then I missed one day and it was all over red rover… what a shame

47. Cook a 3 course meal for my family
Not yet…one day

48. Organise my photos properly
Well they are all in folders and ready to go…but not organised and the ones I wanted to put in albums are all still on the computer

49. Play dark zone
Well it wasn’t called Dark Zone but it’s the same thing and it was actually more fun than I thought it would be.

50. Have a fully non cola/red slurpee
51. Play a board game with Dave (and others to, but just getting Dave to play a board game is the tough bit)
52. Not crash a car
Done… 1 year lots of driving… 0 crashes… Woo Hoo

53. Ride an exercise bike (more than once)
Done I think only twice but its done

54. Ride a real bike (more than once)
Also done…again only twice but its done

55. Do karaoke
I am a karaoke convert…I love it seriously and my only taste of it was Chinese karaoke imagine how much I would love Australian karaoke.
56. Try sarsaparilla
Done and its disgusting!
57. Read 5 books from dad’s library
Done…
Echo Park by Michael Connelly
Angles Flight by Michael Connelly
City of Bones by Michael Connelly
Killing Floor by Lee Child
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

58. Learn to drive a manual
Well it’s a bit like the gitaur I have started but I am not quite there… I can do the gears and clutch just not together!

59. Try a radio controlled car
Thanks to Jess who gave Dusty one for his birthday, this is also done.

60. Go in one of those trampolines with the big nets all the way round
I still want to, but I have to find a friend with one.

61. Enter a radio competition
Not done I chickened out.

62. Try licorish ice cream/gelati
Also done and its disguisting
63. Go to the tip
I didn’t go in but I did drive through so I have been
64. Ride a skateboard

Any one got a skateboard?

65. Write a kids book
Done…its about a fly who just wants a friend and its great even if I say so myself…perhaps I can put it on my blog…or perhaps you will just have to wait till its released to the stores

66. Have a rainbow paddle pop
Done and it was just as good as I remembered

67. Get some tadpoles
I wish

68. Have a dancing lesson
It was a professional Dancing lesson, but I did get taught a dance…for RAWards

69. Score 10 points in a season of basketball
I wish I could score 2points in a season let alone 10

70. Use my Jurlique voucher
Thank you Jurligue voucher for my lovely facial and massage even if it was in the middle of a shopping center!
71. learn 10 songs on guitar
They are basic and pretty crap…but they are songs and I play them on guitar!
Well it wasn’t Melbourne Museum, but it was a museum…it was the Palace museum in China better known as the Forbidden City!
73. Go to the snow
Thanks Lish, Adam and Kitty for a lovely snow trip to Lake mountain…but I think that I am too old to toboggan!
74. Be a parking attendant
I missed my chance at ACC…maybe this year

75. Beat Brad Dupuy at BUZZ (on PS2)
Done and now I have Buzz of my own so I guess I might be able to do it again!

76. Try a strange food that I haven’t even heard of yet
Dragon Fruit and its great… a pink fruit with a white flesh with black seeds…tastes like a cantaloupe and kiwi fruit baby

77. Try to understand what “negative gearing” means for tax purposes
Negative gearing is when your business costs more than what it earns but you get money back in tax.

78. Build something from IKEA (something relatively elaborate)
Well it wasn’t that elaborate but I did build a few things including boxes, files and a lamp.

79. Try some Durian fruit (the one with the odour…)
Not yet…

80. Work out how to check my water and oil and top up my washer bottle
Can do…

81. Work out how to change a tyre
Not yet…but it is probably hindered by the fact that the bolts on my tires are done by machine and not even Dave can move them.

82. Bake some meringues (that actually taste good)
I would like to say I had at least tried but that would be a lie

83. Go to 24 hour K-mart between the hours of 1-3am
Thanks to Pheebs and Kirsten I went to K-mart at 1:00am to print some photos and it was actually really busy…how weird and it was early in the year it wasn’t even like there was a big event coming up
84. Get some boots that fit my
mighty calves

85. Drive in a convertible with the roof down
I had a few opportunities but none actually happened

86. Write a letter to a friend I haven’t seen in years
Thanks the to the brilliance of Facebook I was able to chat with people that I haven’t seen or spoke to since primary school.

87. Bake a cake and take it to work
Just like the meringues…I would like to say I tried but that would be lying

88. Wear high-heels, well even just girlier shoes more often
I think I have done this so I am going to cross it off but you better check with Dave

89. Try beef-jerkie
I had some and I let it go to waste…Jake brought me some to try but it went passed its used by date and I wasn’t that game!

90. Go without TV for a week
I didn't plan ahead well enough

91. Drive Dustin’s car
92. Read/listen to my bible everyday
This went great guns just like the water and then I missed one day, coincidently the same day as the water and it was all over red rover… what a shame

93. Watch a sunset on the beach
Dave and I tried and just caught the end of it after racing into St Kilda to see it

94. Stand out in the rain
96. Jump off a pier
Its dangerous you know

97. Not Shave my legs (just emjoi...you thought i was going bush, lol)

Well seeing as my emjoi died I couldn’t keep it up…but I did try

98. Go on a horse and cart ride

Dave?????

99. Visit all the "Emma" streets listed in the melways (part 1, part 2, part 3)
and here are the latest additions...
All except two, one in Leopold and one in Tarneit but they weren’t in Melbourne so I don’t think that they count…but it was fun fun fun

100. Win an award

So there you go that’s what I did in 2007…a total of 62! So heres the question though…there are 38 left…do I just keep going and finish the list even though 2007 is over or do I start a new list for 08? Let me know…vote on my poll!

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