January 2, 2004

New Year's Recap

NYE was a pretty quiet affair at the Rude Cactus home. Beth and I went out to eat at one of our favorite local Thai places then came home and settled in with a movie. Can you believe I made it through 31 years of life never having seen Fast Times at Ridgemont High? Me either! Then Dick did his thing with the ball in NYC but we were elsewhere.

2004 started off with a day of movies and shopping. We caught a couple of the New Year sales (if you must know, I managed to pick up a couple shirts for work), I finished off the book I was reading (White Noise by Don DeLillo) and we watched a funky little movie called Roger Dodger (overall, not bad despite the Blair Witch-like camera work).

Oh...and my new year's resolution? As some of you know, after 6 years I started smoking again around September. I really didn't want to be a smoker again (or - big picture here - kill myself) so I decided to be smoke-free in 2004. I started off the year by crushing the remaining cigarettes I had. So far, so good.

Once again, Happy New Year everyone!

Posted by Chris at January 2, 2004 10:44 AM

Awesome New Year's Resolution! Good luck!

(And yes, at least those of us that are borderline shopaholics, we must know what you bought.) ;-)

Posted by: Krush at January 2, 2004 10:52 AM

Good Luck with the smoking thing!

Take it easy!

Posted by: dewnut at January 2, 2004 10:56 AM

I've never seen the movie either. Happy New Year!

Posted by: emily at January 2, 2004 11:09 AM

Happy New Years!

Posted by: jewdez at January 2, 2004 11:21 AM

I've never seen Fast Times... either, but I've only put it off for 22 years so far lol. Way to go on the choice to quit smoking. It's one of the most common and most failed New Years resolution lol. I'm sure you can pull it off though, good luck.

Posted by: Jaded Angel at January 2, 2004 11:39 AM

i've never seen that movie either, in fact, i've never even heard of it.

good luck with your resolution! thats a great one to keep!

Posted by: Annie at January 2, 2004 12:04 PM

about the smoking thing.. put all sharp objects away. I know it worked for me and no one died. ;d

Posted by: Charlene at January 2, 2004 12:29 PM

You're a good boy. Now, your resolution for the next year should be "smoke-free in 2005."

Posted by: Rob at January 2, 2004 12:36 PM

Good luck with being smoke free! I hope you are successful.

Posted by: Ginny at January 2, 2004 1:02 PM

Just think of all the time you'll have to blog now that you're not running out to smoke all the time! [Good luck!!]

Posted by: katherine at January 2, 2004 2:13 PM

Good luck with giving up, thats something I have to do! But not right now Lol

Posted by: Cheeky Girl at January 2, 2004 2:21 PM

It scares me that, at my tender age, I've seen a movie that you haven't, at your totally ancient age ;) :p

Good luck with the nonsmoking thing.

Happy New Year, Duckie.


Posted by: Marie at January 2, 2004 2:45 PM

when i first saw FT@RH
i thought about going by my middle name,
but decided that,
stacy isn't just a cool name,
she was a really cool character in the movie;
it's good--
i think i might add it to my faves list...

and don't ever smoke again...

Posted by: stacy at January 2, 2004 2:47 PM

Good luck with your resolution!!!

Posted by: Dawn at January 2, 2004 3:00 PM

You really must have some willpower..No smaoking is really HARD...I've tried every remedy known to mankind. No luck, but then again I'm weak..LOL

I saw Fast Times At Ridegmont High years ago..Maybe like when it first came out? Back in 1982 or there abouts..I loved it..Watched it a few times since then too..*grin*

Posted by: seger at January 2, 2004 3:42 PM

Good luck with the no smoking. I know it can be hard, but you can do it. Remember you have all of us here to support you, and to bitch and whine to, when it gets rough.

And think of all the blog material!

Posted by: Alicia at January 2, 2004 5:52 PM

Good luck quitting. I found the second time around was much easier than the first.

Posted by: Del at January 3, 2004 8:01 AM

OMG I love that movie!!! rofl You are a child of the 80's and have never seen that movie... I am in shock!!

Posted by: Rachel in Alaska at January 3, 2004 5:55 PM

Ok, so I'm late with this, but GOOD LUCK with the smoking cessation thing. I quit in '92, never went back.

And hey, Happy New Year! It's nice to know other people don't go out and get drunk and make asses of themselves. I had many drunken New Year's when I was younger and I finally figured out starting off the New Year is so much nicer without a pounding head and queasy stomach.

I really like Fast Times, but Ferris Bueller's Day Off is my all time favorite. It's ALWAYS funny, no matter how many times you watch it.

Posted by: Jane at January 3, 2004 6:16 PM

White Noise made me want to claw out my own eyes.

Posted by: kelly at January 4, 2004 4:00 PM