Monday, January 1, 2007

Happy New Year!

I started out having a low key, kind of eh New Year's Eve. But by the time it was over, I'd spoken to many of my good friends on the phone, and that made me feel all warm and fuzzy about the year. So many of us made huge changes this year, and so far it's working out well.

I don't think I'll do justice to picking just 3 good things about last year, but I'll try.
  1. I got out of my old job, got a new job, and pushed RESET on my whole life by moving to Southern CA. It was a good change. Especially now that I have my own glass tools and a friendly studio to rent time in.
  2. I bought a condo. Now I can wreck whatever I want to and paint the place orange.
  3. The new James Bond movie ROCKS! I so wanted to like the Pierce Brosnan Bond movies, but the scripts were terrible and the movies were unwatchably bad. But Daniel Craig struts his stuff in and out of a new Dinner Jacket, and it's a wonderful thing to behold. In fact, I think I'll go behold it again. I should be sending out Holiday Cards - I wrote the insert letter and everything - but Bond! Bond!!

And I suppose I'm going to have to list a couple resolutions too.
  • Really do a good job at being a Process Engineer. Work proactively, set up solid processes, improve what I can improve, and work collaboratively with my colleagues to solve the trickier problems. I want to really understand my tools and how they operate and error proof them as much as possible.
  • Turn the glassblowing hobby into a business that makes a profit.
  • Pay attention to my happiness and realize that that means being fit and healthy and interactive. I'm going to keep exercising, and try dating a lot more. And keep up with friends and family.
  • Remodel the kitchen on a really tight budget. I keep thinking that I could make cabinets. How hard could it be? Um...
We'll see how that goes. Inherent is keeping a roof overhead.

Happy New Year all!


Robyn said...

Welcome to the blogosphere! You're right, CO rolls off the tongue beautifully...I might just say it all day long to amuse myself. : ) I'm so glad you decided to blog. Keep up the great work, I'm loving it so far. Fair's addictive.

Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Actually, I was going to remind her that blogging like exercising is a daily activity :) :)


Wade said...

The new James Bond movie does indeed Rock. CASINO ROYALE was my favorite of the books, and I'm glad it got a good, if updated, treatment.