I read in a book today that hobo stands for ‘homeward bound’. Sounded cool, but not quite right, so of course I had to fact check. There are lots of theories as to the origins of the abbreviation of hobo, but the most interesting thing I found out is that there is a National Hobo Convention in Britt, Iowa every August (began in 1900). That is so cool!

(this is a very random post, which is why I started out with some random fact!)

So I’m a few weeks behind, but xmas trip to NM was awesome. Got to hang with the family and Daisy and it even snowed. And then it was double xmas celebration with Dave’s family. Good times. NYE was very low key, had some wine, ate some pizza, played some Wii and watched Dick Clark ring in the new year. 

I never really make new year resolutions, but I have a few things in mind that I hope to accomplish this year. 

  • Run a marathon! Yep, this is the year. If Oprah can do it, so can I! I’m thinking I’d like to do the Marine Corp Marathon, which gives me plenty of time to train. Also motivates me to keep going to the rec center during the winter while its cold (got to strengthen my muscles) and to watch what I eat. 
  • Be frugal! Well, not really, but I’m tracking my monthly expenses and trying to save at least 25% more than I saved last year. So far I’ve already spent about $215 this month and its only Jan 7th, so keeping track is a good way for me to cut out the unnecessary spending.
  • Photo-a-day. This also ties in to updating my blog more often. My peeps can stalk me and check out the schinanigans I’m getting into. And it’s great to look back and read about things that happened over the year that I already forgot about (Dave and I couldn’t remember where we ate for his b-day dinner, but luckily my blog had the answer for us!). It’s been over a year now that I began this blog and I’m hoping to make it to 100 posts before the second half of the year. 
  • Explore more, haha that ryhmes. I’ve lived in DC too long, I’m no longer a tourist, so it’s time to become one again. I have a list of things to see and do and I’m hoping to get through most of them. And of course, I’m not limiting myself to just this area, I am a tourist of the world, or at least north america. 

Oh and my corny catch phrase for the year is “time to shine in 09”.


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