My Not-To-Do List for 2009

RealSimple: I shamelessly absconded with your idea.  – thx, kat.

Here are a few things I (hopefully) won’t be doing this year:

1. Eat Oreo cookies with white wine.  I almost got through all of 2008 without learning this little life lesson.  Ah, well.

2. Wait till I’m so stressed I’ve developed a facial tic to tell Chris something’s bothering me

3. Fail to keep the drama on the page by letting personal stuff keep me away from my writing.

4. Read spoilers for the season finale of Lost.   Yeah, I’ve done it the last two or three seasons running.  This year, I really, truly will not spoil the finale for myself.

5. Pretend I’m not going to read spoilers for every other episode of Lost this season. 

6. Plan to write a novel for NaNoWriMo on the same month I’m spending a week in Vegas.  

7. Play Parental Angst Poker on Twitter with other web copywriters.  

8. Update my status on Facebook without considering potential double entendres.  (Nope.  Not linking to that one.)

9. Wish for an opportunity to practice the Japanese I picked up while living in Tokyo, and for more opportunities to practice my HTML skills.  Because God’s idea of a joke is to drop me in the middle of a project where I have to use both Japanese and HTML, simultaneously.  I’m still having brain cramps.

10. Get emotionally attached to a vacuum cleaner.  Or a silk flower arrangement.  Or a coffee mug.  (Okay, I don’t think I can honestly promise that last one.)

So what about you?  What are you NOT going to do in 2009?

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    1. Regain all the weight I lost

    2. Do nothing to lose more weight

    3. Eat a triple cheeseburger value meal from Wendy’s, nor a Big Mac, nor a Whopper, nor Rally’s, nor Taco Bell, nor…

    4. I will not eat a can of cheez whiz and box of wheat crackers. Or can of Pringles. Instant death.

    5. I will not fail to see J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek remake when it’s released in theaters in May. Great potential, w/o the geekdom inherent in Trekdom. I think.

    6. Try to be involved in a dozen different blogs. Six is my limit 🙂

    7. Spend money on books I will forever intend to read but never getting around to doing.

    8. Ditto on buying box sets of TV shows (like season 2 of ’24’)

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  2. Kat
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    Brian – Thx for the comment!

    #5 – I’m with you on that one. I think Zach Quinto was an awesome choice for Spock, and I think that as long as the main characters keep their essential vibe, it will be great.

    But that said, don’t go to the official message boards for it. Nothin’ but haters who are incensed that the ship looks different than the TV series…

    #6 would be a tough one for me to keep, given what I do for a living. 😉

    Good luck!

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  3. ·

    1. Regain all the weight I lost

    2. Do nothing to lose more weight

    3. Eat a triple cheeseburger value meal from Wendy's, nor a Big Mac, nor a Whopper, nor Rally's, nor Taco Bell, nor…

    4. I will not eat a can of cheez whiz and box of wheat crackers. Or can of Pringles. Instant death.

    5. I will not fail to see J.J. Abrams' Star Trek remake when it's released in theaters in May. Great potential, w/o the geekdom inherent in Trekdom. I think.

    6. Try to be involved in a dozen different blogs. Six is my limit 🙂

    7. Spend money on books I will forever intend to read but never getting around to doing.

    8. Ditto on buying box sets of TV shows (like season 2 of '24')

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