I live near Times Square, but I am sure as heck not standing out in the cold right now. (As you can see by the fact that I am posting...) First of all, you'd have to get out there so early to stand in the cold; I don't know how people go to the bathroom and eat. Second, it's such a mess. I was running into all the people in their 2006 glasses and top hats all over 9th Avenue and the crowds and loud people were already making me crazy. Best if I stay away from crazy screaming people, I think. Did you see those pictures of how crowded it is? I realize it's not as cold as it was some years in the past, but it's still not very warm!
So, a little later than I had hoped, I'm going to put together my 2005 recap and some resolutions for 2006.
Movies I saw in the theaters in 2005:
- Kung Fu Hustle
- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Star Wars Episode III
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Cruise to Freeport and Nassau, Bahamas with a short stay in Jacksonville, FL
- Hong Kong
- Taking and passing 2 bar exams (phew)
- Graduating from law school (finally)
- Starting my first real job
- Moving from Chicago to NY
- Spending Thanksgiving and Christmas with Alvin for the first time
- Exercise at least 10 minutes a day (c'mon, I'm being realistic) and at least 3 hours a week total.
- Try to eat healthier and keep a food diary .
- Try to sleep before midnight every day, with exceptions for special events (I'm so bad at this).
- Put away/clean up at least 5 things a day.
- Read at least 1 leisure book per month.
- Keep in touch better. (I know this is one of those vague resolutions, but still...)
- Keep a more organized budget book.
- Post a randomly selected picture on the blog every time I sign on and have adequate time to do so.
- And the whole bunch of resolutions I make every year that I can't really quantify: be happy, be more patient, be nicer to people, be more organized, etc. I mean them, but honestly, they're hard to keep and how do you tell whether you've really "achieved" them? They seem more like life goals than a resolution that you can either keep or not.
- Take enough time off to stay recharged and refreshed.