Mike and I were just having a conversation about my blog for the year (and how he has been a loyal reader!) when I told him my post about him on 9/1 was the most popular this year. That of course led him to promote it on FB and Twitter. In the meantime, time to get this series on my prior resolutions finished so we can move on to (specific) resolutions for next year!
7. Go out (as in, social activity outside my normal friend circles) at least three times a month.
I didn’t plan it exactly, but I ended up going out about three times on average to karaoke once the year got rolling, and about once a week on average over the weekend to… something new. Of the social activities I participated in this year, my favorites were my friend Amy’s performance in Belltown, The Stranger’s Hump (amateur porn film festival) and Event & Adventures’ outing to Comedy Underground with Dhuse and Emily. Overall, I’m going to give myself a minor success, because although I didn’t exactly go “outside my normal friend circles,” I did strengthen and build quite a few friendships anyway!
8. Study some physics books and take two GRE Physics practice tests – receiving a better score on the latter!
Oof. I totally bailed on this one. Physics does still really interest me, and it really bugs me when conversations come up at work that I should be able to contribute to in a scientifically-minded way but can’t because all of my previous knowledge has leaked out. This goal was probably too ambitious anyway – I should start with a refresher course if I start back into Physics, because the ordered, structured and most importantly *scheduled* activity will be a good starting point. Overall, major failure! 😛