Now that school is over, and I’m finally starting to feel like school is over, it’s time to turn my attention to what to do with all of this spare time. Lately, I’ve been coming home feeling guilty about schoolwork that I don’t want to be doing, then when I realize that there is no more schoolwork–for now, I wander around my apartment listlessly doing nothing, snacking, eventually half watching a movie or half reading a book feeling like I’m forgetting something. That is finally fading, I need new goals.
1. Pay off Visa bill– this is a big one, but I think I can do it, maybe. I’m certainly going to try, anyway
2. Learn Hindi alphabet, and start learning Devanagari script, work on vocabulary
3. Run at least 10 miles per week
4. Read Moby Dick
5. get a tan
6. Read The Diary of Anne Frank— I just can’t get through that stupid thing, it’s a long story, but I have a lot of history with that book.
7. paint ceiling in bedroom, and do faux-finish to walls– I know that faux-finishes are beloved of Trading Spaces fans the world over, but I think I can do it in a way that won’t look stupid. Also, my room is too dark and gloomy, but I do like the wall color, hence, faux-finish!! I can retain the lovely base tone while bringing more light into my life. I require light.
8. Make a perfect dirty martini
9. Wait and see if landlady plans to clean up the backyard, then, if she doesn’t, do it myself. Then utilize backyard in a lounge chair/cocktail manner
10. Go on a picnic
11. Go to the beach– technically, I’ve already done this, but it was really cold, and there was no swimsuit involved. Goal is: Go to the beach for real
12. repair table
13. Fix fridge door so I can line up condiments without worrying that they will fall and break everytime I open the fridge door. I imagine I can accomplish this with thick string and adhesive
14. Go to movie theatre where they have the self-service butter dispensor and $5 movies before noon (sounds like a magical place)
15. Read A Passage to India— I read it as an undergrad, but that was before I was obsessed with India. I think it may resonate more now
16. Watch All Quiet on the Western Front, since, apparently, the one I saw was a made-for-tv version and the real one is kick-ass
I’m sure I’m forgetting something, but whatever. This is a good place to start out.