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#52 Things To Do Before 2008 Is Up

December 21, 2008

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With only 8 days left before we shout “HAPPY NEW YEAR!” and frantically look around for somebody desirable to kiss when the fireworks light up the night sky, I can’t help but think about all the things I’ve done (and not done) in the past 357 days. Once again, I start to panic when I realise how little I’ve accomplished in the past year, and am more than determined to make the best out of what’s left of it.

1. Read a classic or two. No matter how unpalatable it may seem.
My BF is definitely not a fan of classics. He’d say, classics are books that people always want to read, but never got around to actually doing it. Simply because classics are usually not written like easily digestible contemporary fiction, and revolve around somewhat abstract and obscure themes. The storylines are always weird and not relatable, and it is always so much easier to read a Stephen King or Fern Michaels novel. Still, read one or two, just so that when it comes up during intellectual conversations, which will come up more and more as one ages, you’d have something to say.

2. Go outdoors.
Chances are, you haven’t been very active since school’s out for the holidays, because why move when I can laze around and watch back-to-back episodes of Ugly Betty? If you’ve been partying, the alcohol you’ve been guzzling down your throat is bound to add on to the staggeringly huge amount of calories your holiday diet chalked up. It’d be a great opportunity to hang out with your friends, take in the great outdoors and do something fun and healthy. I’m hoping it’d cancel out the evil effects of partying.

3. Catch up with old friends.
During term time, we usually don’t even have time to see our regular group of college friends, let alone old friends from pre-college days. Even if we have a bit of free time, we’d rather spend it chilling out with the usual gang or the main squeeze, because it’s more convenient to organize and we just want to rant and roll around without the added pressure of having to socialize and spend time warming up to an old friend we haven’t seen in months or even years. Since everyone’s in the spirit of celebration, why not take advantage of the holiday spirit and meet up with some old friends?

4. Keep moving!
Read a book about a subject that interests you. Try out a new recipe in Mom’s cookbook. Paint. Colorcode your closet or sort your books on the shelves alphabetically. Start running, even if it’s for 15 minutes. Call a friend and just have coffee together. There is no time like now to live it up, so stop sitting on your ass and get movin’. Well, except when you’re blogging or writing of course.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. mistressmom permalink
    December 24, 2008 7:59 PM

    Most classic books aren’t accessible because they’re written in a way that’s kind of antiquated, so they seem to kind of plod along. But I swear, as a bibliophile, that most of the classics concern a common, human feeling that’s relatable and real no matter when you read it!

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