Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Resolution Check-in

2014 has been around for a full month already. How are those resolutions coming?

I’ve been doing okay on mine. I haven’t been making as much time to comment as I’d like, but I’m not giving up on that. I’ve been a bit more diligent about making sure to share my posts as soon as they go up. Book reviews are going pretty well; I’ve written one here, three at Cannonball Read, and made myself a spreadsheet so I can keep track of when my Netgalley reviews are due. Working on crochet; I semi-improvised some booties for my mother-in-law’s poodle to wear during the polar vortex and I’m working on a cowl pattern that’s somewhat more complicated than anything I’ve tried so far, but once I got through the first row of the pattern (which wasn’t written correctly in the first place!), it’s been coming along pretty well. Still no ideas for an Etsy store, but that’s more of a long-term goal anyway. My email is still a disaster, and I’ve only painted my nails once, so I need to work on those!

Have you been keeping up with your resolutions, or have you decided that they just weren’t worth it?

By [E] Hillary

Hillary is a giant nerd and former Mathlete. She once read large swaths of "Why Evolution is True" and a geology book aloud to her infant daughter, in the hopes of a) instilling a love of science in her from a very young age and b) boring her to sleep. After escaping the wilds of Waco, Texas and spending the next decade in NYC, she currently lives in upstate New York, where she misses being able to get decent pizza and Chinese takeout delivered to her house. She lost on Jeopardy.

4 replies on “Lunchtime Poll: Resolution Check-in”

It sounds like your resolutions are coming along nicely. :) Crocheting seems so hard to me, but I don’t know if that’s actually true or I just think it is?

So far I have gotten Phoenix Area fans of color going, but there are only a couple of members. I put the word out on tumblr and hope to be able to have an ~official meet-up~ in time for Winter Soldier. I am on track to defend my thesis in mid-July. I have watched four new to me films this year including Blackfish which I really enjoyed. And, I’ve been accepted into the Popular Culture Association’s national conference in Chicago. I just need to register for the conference and apply for travel grants so I can actually make it!

Unfortunately, I haven’t gotten in much pleasure reading. I’m currently re-reading Red Dragon in preparation for season 2 of Hannibal, but it’s slow going. And, I haven’t had a chance to get my beading on because I don’t have the cash for supplies yet. Hoping to get started on drafting my novel in April. :)


I thought crochet was going to be super-difficult; I tried knitting and just couldn’t really get the hang of it and I couldn’t figure out crochet on my own. I took a class, and it’s so much easier than it looks. You really only have to learn a few basic things and then most patterns just use variations and different combinations of like 5 stitches.

I officially finished my first sewing project in my learn to sew resolution. It’s a skirt and it looks terrible, but I learned A LOT from all of my mistakes and I’m starting on my second project.

As for strength building, I’m getting back into it. I used to do a lot of heavy lifting, so I’ve been spending this month trying to build up a bit more strength before I get into that. But I can say I’ve worked out on the regular all month and am feeling a lot stronger. I think next month I’ll get back on the weight lifting rack.

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