Learning 1945 kanji. Ummm.. not so much. I started out strong, but petered out around the couple hundred mark. But I started taking an ASL class, so I didn’t give up learning a language altogether. Just, um, Japanese.
Read the HP books in Spanish. Well… no, didn’t get very far with Spanish either. Though a couple of the HP books in Spanish hit the library book sale shelves, so I actually bought some. That counts for something!
Read 250 books? Nope. I gave up on that early on. I do wish I’d beaten last year’s total though. Last year, I cheated with a bunch of kids books and manga, but had 6 weeks where I finished 1 book. This year, though, I was gainfully employed the entire time and fulltime for half of that. Apparently it does cut into one’s reading time. (I totally forgot non-English books counted double though! If only I’d read some…)
12 movies in French? Only 3, and that’s if you count Triplets of Belleville, which has very little dialogue.
Score 100 in the Clarion submission game. Our year for that runs differently, so it may’ve been about 3 or 4.
Lose weight. I said be 1*0 pounds. I really should’ve kept track for myself what the * was, shouldn’t I? I’m at least 10 pounds lighter than when I got back from Clarion, but I don’t know that that was all 2008 pounds.
Martial art? We’ll chalk that up to one of my many whims. Sometimes they resurface.
Tickets to Japan. Nope, don’t have any of them lying around. Alas.
Make $100,000 in non-wage income. Really need to work on that….
Volunteer? Not for any sort of do-gooding charity, no.
Go to 3 cons. Doh, I think I only went to two! I could’ve sworn this was the one goal I met.
Learn shorthand. Ah, one of those whims again. I got further with that than the martial art, but I can’t say I remember anything now. I bought a netbook though. Who needs shorthand when you have a small computer with you?
Take a drawing class. Nope. One class at a time may be my limit. Maybe I shouldn’t have committed myself to completing a program, and then I could’ve mixed and matched every few months.
So, that all was rather depressing, despite all my justifications. Legitimate ones!
I should probably be positive and do a post focussing on what I did accomplish in 2008.