Good-bye Jan Jan! Hello Fat Naked Babies Shootin’ Arrows At My Butt!

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. ~Henry Ward Beecher

So, January ended with the Grammy’s and while I can’t wait to see what crazy person will perform with Elton John next year, I have to admit the opening GaGa performance was pretty tasty. I swear the more I see GaGa on the news and hear her on the radio, the more I like her.  There, I said it. She’s like a secret addiction no one wants to admit to, or probably should at my age.  I’m tired of Green Day.  I don’t care about Beyonce. Yay for Taylor!  Pink got me all wet, along with half the audience. And after the MJ thing, I turned the channel.  Does anyone want to buy my slightly used 3-D glasses.  I have 2 pair that weren’t even worn.  Anyone?  Anyone?

And I woke up this morning seeing red, only because there are hearts all over my calendar.  Who put Valentine’s Day in February?  It’s too cold for that.  Or maybe it’s just that I’m a cold hearted bitter snake and was single most of the time in February.  I’m not now, but still.  February???  C’mon.  It’s President’s Day month.  It’s Black History Month.  It’s Valentines Month.  It’s like the month of leftover stuff and it’s only the 2nd month of the year.  I recall bulletin boards in gradeschool with the faces of Lincoln, Washington, MLK, and Cupid on it.  WTF?  I heart bulletin boards!

And now back to our regular scheduled rant…

Well, what I really wanted to talk about in this first February post is how awesome I’m doing on my New Year Resolutions!

I finished two books in January: The Lovely Bones and the 2nd True Blood book, Living Dead in Dallas. I’m already half way through a 3rd book which I was hoping to finish yesterday but a bad migraine kept me from that.  Oh well… only 28 more books to goal to meet my goal this year.

And based on my last half dozen posts, you already know that the money saving / coupon clipping thing is paying off too.  Yes, I’ve been keeping track!  I saved a total of $219.28 in January from my coupon clipping.  Not bad.

I did write a few letters in January too.  Mostly to Mom.  I included a note every time I sent her my extra coupons.

We won’t mention the weight loss goal.

And I’ve already forgotten my other goals by now so they must not have been that important.

Dance around my living room to Lady GaGa songs every day?  Check.

Make fun of Valentines Day? Check.

Ramble on about my book reading and coupon clipping because I’m slowly turning into some odd 1960, Donna Reed, McCall Reading, Home Perm, Clothes Line, Gossiping house wife in sensible shoes?  Check!

Welcome to February, bitches.


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5 comments

  1. I managed to finish 3 books in January and I have 2 more halfway read. 52 is just a goal – it’s going to be really hard. I’ve actually almost given up television, so that helps.

    I heart bulletin boards too 🙂

  2. I finished 8 books last month..but a bibliophile. I love the Sookie Stackhouse series! True Blood is different from the books but I like the show too.

    Congrats on you reading and coupon saving. What books do you plan to read this year? (yeah back to the books..I could talk books all day long)

    • Kris-

      8 books? Were some of them children’s books?? That’s two a week! I envy (and bow) to you.

      I was going to start a list of the books I wanted to accomplish this year, but geez…there are so many. Of course, the rest of the Sookie series is on my list. I’m almost done with Book 3. Maybe I’ll make a list of other books I’m going to tackle this year. That would make for a good post.

      -Shannon

  3. haha – nope..no children’s books..although I did have a YA in there, but that one was an audio. ok..and so 2 of those 8 were audio books..but that’s still 6 that I physically held a book and read. I suppose I should say 8 books completed, 6 read. Which, 6 is a low number for me. I used to average 8-10 per month. I blame it on the wii and my current addiction to super mario bros.

    Here’s a link to my monthly stats:
    http://notenoughbooks.blogspot.com/2010/02/reads-for-january-2010.html

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