new stuff I did in January

One of my goals for 2010 (let’s not use the R word to describe my 2010 goals, okay? The R word applies to nebulous things like “go to the gym” and “get organized!” and other things that make people buy stuff) is to try new things whenever the opportunity arises. This isn’t going to be too difficult to accomplish–I’m known for tackling even the boringest of tasks simply because I’ve never done it before–but stating that it’s a goal will help me remember to say yes to new things.

Here are the new things I did in January

  • took a country-dancing lesson
  • went on a home tour
  • made a wrap dress that didn’t totally suck
  • went to an absinthe bar
  • re-stuffed an old couch
  • went to the Harry Ransom center
  • helped shop for a wedding venue (someone else’s)
  • went to a public clothing swap
  • cooked tofu

5 thoughts on “new stuff I did in January

  1. How’d you like the country dancing? I started learning a few years ago — it was part of my non-r-word to try new things after a breakup — and enjoyed it a lot. I found it to be surprisingly … courtly, for lack of a better word. And lots of fun. Eventually tapered off, but I really ought to go again.

  2. It was a little weird. I wasn’t very good at it, particularly the whole “sliding your feet on the floor” thing. And since my boyfriend wasn’t there, I was paired with a stranger. That was super-duper awkward.

    But I’m glad I did it, if for no other reason than I found out I prefer to take pictures of my friends dancing.

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