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Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Looking back on 2005
It's been a good year, no major deaths for a change, had some fun dates and good times out with my friends, completed my master's degree, found a new job. vg indeed.

BUT...did I complete my resolutions from last year? Let's see:

* Will let my crush know how I feel --Nope, didn't do that, but the point is moot now and there were several other crushes along the way ;)

* Find at least one vegetable that I could possibly like besides potatoes and corn, since my friends say those are hardly vegetables to begin with and that I need to explore greens. --Yup, did it! I like string beans with lots of butter to dilute the taste

* Sign up for yoga classes again and actually exercise; after all, my daily walk to the subway is not a "real" workout no matter what I have said in the past. --Joined Crunch gym and go at least two times a week, so that's another check

* Stop answering you know who's calls and being his bitch. --Done, see ya

* Go to Magnolia less frequently and to Thai restaurants more often. --I think I did that, well at least the Thai part.

* See more Broadway plays/musicals. Yes, I saw eight shows! Check out the side column pull down bar for the reviews

* Write an ending to the book I've been writing for 5 years so I can move on to the hundreds of other stories that are in my head. Nope, too chicken and no time. Hopefully now that I'm done with my extra studies I can.

* Actually do the reading for my graduate courses instead of just skimming. --Does it matter, I'm done!

* Do my homework assignments *before* watching my recent NetFlix rental. --Yes, my NetFlix watching declined immensely, however, it was replaced with DVR watching

* Make myself feel uncomfortable and do what comes to my mind when going out with friends, since those are the times when I end up having the most fun. --It's my motto, it might have gotten me in trouble a few times but no regrets.

* Finish Mary Tyler Moore Season 1 DVD--I've only owned it for 2 years now. --And you'd think this would have been the easiest one. I got through 3 dics though, and there's still time left. Maybe on the plane to NC when I go visit my aunt.

* Try Pink Champagne -- I've been wanting to since seeing "Affair to Remember" and "Love Affair," before I could even drink alcohol legally. --I'll buy some to toast in the New Year and will report back on the taste.

* Next New Year's Eve will do the midnight 4 mile run in Central Park and drag my friends too. There's fireworks. --Hmm I managed to gain the interest of only one friend, so I failed there. I'm going skiing in Vermont instead.

Overall: Blog more, drink more, laugh more! --Check, Check, Check!

Posted by Tara at 9:01 PM PST
Updated: Sunday, January 1, 2006 6:38 PM PST

Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 7:47 AM PST

Name: Liz
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Pink Champagne will give you a hell of a hang over, so be careful..

Thursday, December 29, 2005 - 4:31 PM PST

Name: H. (aka NC_State_gal)
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Wow...looks like you accomplished a lot this year ;-). That is really admirable and impressive.

I do have some Champagne Rose'/Sparkling Wine Rose' suggestions for you, if you want to try something:

1) Try the good stuff. I know that there will be cheap stuff in droves, but stick to the primo quality stuff. My recommendations:

- Krug Rose
- Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial Rose
- Mumm Rose
- Gosset, NV Grand Rose, Brut
- Pol Roger 1995 Brut Rose
- Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne, Rose Brut

Sparkling Wine
- Mumm Napa Blanc de Noirs
- Schramsberg, Brut Rose, MULTI-COUNTY

I tried a couple of Domaine Chandon sparklers three weeks ago and was sorely disappointed. Therefore, I can't even recommend a nice Rose from that particular winery :(.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing what you actually drink (even if it is NONE of the ones listed here) and how you find it. Champagne is funny. Some people love it...others find it absolutely disgusting.

Saturday, December 31, 2005 - 10:30 AM PST

Name: pia
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Glad you're in Vermont as it's not Central Park weather. Bummer

Just really wanted to say "happy new year!"

Tuesday, January 3, 2006 - 5:51 AM PST

Name: audrey

My resolution is not to make any, this way I won't disappoint myself!

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