Friday, May 29, 2009

Goal #60: Hang out with my cousins

Since I wrote this list I’ve had plenty of quality hang-out time with my cousin Heather. I'm glad we're practically neighbors now!

And Thursday night I got to see another cousin Amanda, who I hadn’t seen in a whole decade! I did see her for about 20 seconds in 2003 or so, but I’m not going to count that.

I think I can declare this goal accomplished.

I also have solid plans to cross off lots more goals over the next few months! Specifically, numbers 31, 55, 94, 96, and 97... as well as tentative plans for 23, 24, 25, 26, 50, 57, and 69 by the end of the summer. That's some serious goal accomplishing :)

Monday, May 25, 2009


We headed to Monterey for Memorial Day weekend. I don't like any of the pics we took, but here's one of the coastline in Pacific Grove.

On Sunday we went whale watching and saw humpback whales and tons on dolphins. That was fun - but COLD!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Proposition 8 Ruling - Tuesday, May 26

As I mentioned last week, the California Supreme Court will soon announce their decision regarding Proposition 8. Today we learned that the decision will come this coming Tuesday, May 26 at 10:00 a.m. Equality California will announce the decision immediately on their Twitter and Facebook pages. On Tuesday night, we will gather in response to the decision. Click here to find an event in your area.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Goal #27: Host a party

On Saturday James and I hosted a BBQ at Land Park, and I think that qualifies as hosting a party. We even sent out super cute invitations to everyone. We had 10 people there, all of them my family except for James' mom - it was the first time our parents met each other! I'm not sure how we waited a whole 3 years to do that. We've been living together for 1 of those years. Even though it was about 100 degrees, it was really fun. This was our second annual BBQ at Land Park and we'll definitely have to continue the tradition.

>100 goals<

Friday, May 15, 2009

Decision Day is coming!

The California Supreme Court will soon announce its decision on the legality of Proposition 8, hopefully restoring the right of marriage to all Californians. As of tonight, we know that there are four dates on which the decision may be announced:

Thursday, May 21
Tuesday, May 26
Thursday, May 28
Monday, June 1

No matter what the court rules on D-Day, the community will gather to either continue the fight for civil rights, or hopefully party!

On the day the decision is announced, a community rally will be held at the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center (1927 L St.) from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. 20th St. will be closed between K and L Streets.

If Proposition 8 is upheld:
Following the rally, a march will proceed from the Center to the West steps of the state capitol.

If Proposition 8 is overturned:
Streets will remained closed for the evening and entertainment will be provided while we celebrate equal civil rights for all!

Meet in the Middle:
On the Saturday after D-Day, activists from across the state will meet in Fresno. Fresno represents the many rural communities that largely supported Proposition 8 last year. We have to reach out to these Californians in order to exceed 51% voter approval of same sex marriage. The Meet in the Middle rally will begin at 1 p.m. at Fresno City Hall.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Another break-in

Our office was broken into again. They cut through the wall and avoided setting off the alarm, just like last time. This time, though, I noticed it immediately when I got in at 8 a.m., because I could hear the gardeners talking through the wall (because there was a big 'ole hole in it).

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Too priceless to not share with the world

Last time I was moving (July 2008), I found a journal-type book of mine from when I was a teenager. I wrote tons of quotes I liked in it and doodled little borders around them and whatnot - you know, teenage girl stuff. One of the pages is entitled "My Goals For Senior Year." I recently remembered about this list and that I must blog about it. It's too amazingly and hilariously priceless not to. Without further ado, here is the insightful list.

Chardonnay's "My Goals For Senior Year"
circa 2003

> Win league in volleyball. Fail
> Win sections in volleyball. Fail
> Start in volleyball. Fail. Oh, except for that one time when Kourtney was injured
> Start in soccer. Fail. I might have, but I decided to quit soccer after 3 years because it wasn't fun. I don't regret it.
> Win at least half of our soccer games. I doubt that they did, but I don't know because I wasn't on the team.
> Skip school to go swimming. Fail, I think. I don't recall doing this.
> Skip school to do something else. Yes! I did this! I remember my mom let me. I'm not sure what I did that day though. I might have gone shopping.
> Go off campus at lunch. We had a closed campus. I left at lunch several times - quite the thrill.
> Go on a road trip. I went to San Diego with Mandy on spring break. We didn't drive though, we flew.
> Go to prom with my crush. I'm so embarassed that I wrote that! I did though.
> Have a great senior picture & quote. My senior picture was totally cute, and I think my quote was good too: "I want it said of me that I always plucked a thorn and planted a flower where I thought a flower could grow." -Abraham Lincoln. That happens to be written in my book.

Only 5 out of 11! I failed high school :(
Really though, being an adult is infinitely better than being a teenager.

Goal #34: Get promoted to Assistant Account Executive

I actually have not achieved this goal, but it turns out that my career is turning in a new, exciting direction. Now I'm not sure if I'll ever be promoted to AAE, because I was recently promoted to Marketing Coordinator!

I'll be taking care of proposals and getting new business for our firm. So far I'm really enjoying it, although it'll be a lot more work. I've been working a lot of overtime this week completing three proposals that are due around the same time.

I have to work Saturday too, at an event we're organizing for a client. I think I may end up working close to 60 hours this week. I know that's normal for a lot of people, but it may be a personal record for me.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Goal #30: Volunteer my time with a nonprofit

Today James and I spent the morning preparing food at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. I'd been wanting to volunteer there for a long time. I have plenty of free time, am extremely fortunate, and I think it's the least I can do for other people.

The work wasn't necessarily fun, but it wasn't hard or unpleasant. We sorted and bagged donated food that was passed out for free to people who needed it. I met a lot of great people - everyone there was so generous and happy to help.

We're going to keep going once a month or so. James joined me mostly because he needs community service hours as a requirement for his degree, but he said he's glad he went. I'm happy that we're able to help people who need it.

> 100 goals <