new year’s resolution december 31, 2009: lose five pounds, give up demon rum, be nicer to my neighbor mr. radnor
new year’s resolution december 31, 2010: to meet every one of my 325 facebook friends at least once in the calendar year
weight on december 31, 2009: 138
favorite form of alcohol: champagne, white wine, just hand it right over
friends i have seen as of december 4, 2011: 268
number of friends who have defriended* me or deactivated their account: 11, two having done so AFTER i have seen them–one because their girlfriend found out they met me and the other for reasons that have nothing to do with me so nine are people whom i will not see this year.
number of friends whom i have defriended*: 2 and one is gilbert gottfried
weight on december 31, 2010: 138 pounds
weight on december 4, 2011: 140 pounds
length of time the “no alcohol” new years resolution lasted: four days
number of friends who have become so famous that now i’m a “fan” and i can’t get communicate directly with them: three
number of friends who are spambots: six and i really really don’t want a new iphone.
number of friends who are animals: one cat and one dog and i don’t think i should bring them together. there is a large dog community on facebook that i have become aware of.
number of friends who are confirmed to have passed on (or become late, as long as we’re going to use euphemisms): 5
number of friends who just won’t respond to me, period, and i have to stop contacting them because i’m feeling like i’m being a stalker: 18
number of times i have been stood up by my friend in cleveland: five and i’m giving up
number of times i have flown into los angeles and driven into san diego: twice
number of friends i still have left to see in los angeles or san diego: five (if you have any suggestions, bring it!)
number of flights i’ve taken this year: 39 (not bad for someone with a fear of flying)
number of flights i’ve taken this year without a ritual pre-flight beer or pre-flight ativan: 3
number of countries i’ve visited: 13
northern most place i have traveled to: a layover at kotzebue, alaska on my way to nome, alaska. i could have spoken with santa or russians but everybody was on their coffee break.
southern most place i have traveled to: a layover in kuala lumpur, malaysia on my way to mumbai–i don’t remember much about malaysia because there was a heavy storm, a rough flight into the city, and there was wine available at the bar outside of the gate for the flight to mumbia.
new years resolution for 2012: don’t know
will i finish this year’s new year’s resolution: don’t know, but probably going to have to settle for an asian f.
plans for december: a trip to new york which will last just about thirty six hours, a trip to the pacific northwest which will include british columbia, and two other road trips.
the person i was: scared
the person i have become: less scared
the person i would like to become: 138 pounds
question i have wondered this entire year: are you really my friend? or are you “just” my facebook friend. . .
*the new term is “unfriended” which makes it sound like the un-cola 7-up!