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Hey, let's make some New Year's Resolutions

cyphrcyphr Registered User regular
edited January 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
Because there's no motivation like an arbitrary date!

So, are you making any resolutions for 2007? How realistic are they? Share them and other PA'ers might try them out with you. In the words of Tenacious D, that's fucking teamwork.

Here's what I've come up with so far:
  • Exercise more, eat better. Losing weight will hopefully be a positive side effect. I figure doing cardio at least 3 times a week, and some lifting, along with smaller meals more often, will get some good results.
  • Write things down. I've felt very unproductive recently, and I think a good way to remedy this would be to jot down all the ideas I have when they come to me. I'll be purchasing some Moleskine notebooks for this purpose.
  • Code something non-trivial. I need to start creating a portfolio of my work if I ever want to get hired by a good tech company, so I'm thinking hacking on open-source software or writing a game would be good practice. Languages I want to learn are C#, Python, Ruby, Haskell, and relearn Lisp.
  • Find a good summer job or internship. I don't know if this is so much a resolution as a goal, but I still really need to get on this. If anyone knows good opportunities in the Columbus, OH area (or paid summer internships anywhere), let me know.

Your turn! Oh, and I almost forgot my other New Year's resolution:

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  • FeralFeral MEMETICHARIZARD along with you if I get drunk well I know I'm gonna be gonna be the man whoRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will buy a weight bench, and I will use it.
    I will cut my debt by at least 33%.
    I will resume snowboarding lessons.
    I will obtain a level 9999 majin and Yoshitsuna in Disgaea 1.

    Feral on
    every person who doesn't like an acquired taste always seems to think everyone who likes it is faking it. it should be an official fallacy.
    the "no true scotch man" fallacy.
  • LondonBridgeLondonBridge __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2006
    I will watch Transformers, Spiderman 3 and The Simpsons at the theater this year.

    LondonBridge on
  • HacksawHacksaw J. Duggan Wrestler at LawRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will start working out again, regularly.
    I will endeavor to be a better student.
    I will reduce my overall debt.
    I will stop killing hookers. Or at least kill less of them.

    Hacksaw on
  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Feral wrote:
    I will obtain a level 9999 majin and Yoshitsuna in Disgaea 1.
    Will he have 180,000 stored levels?

    Elendil on
  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Write more.
    Quit smoking (again).
    Be nicer to my coworkers.

    Bliss 101 on
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  • MeissnerdMeissnerd Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Chalk me up for a losing weight resolution.

    Meissnerd on
    do not ask for whom the snerd tolls
  • fjafjanfjafjan Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I will attempt to study more and more regularily

    I will be less partisanic(is that a word? less of a?)

    I will start practising archery.

    I think those are good realistic resolutions...

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    Yepp, THE Fjafjan (who's THE fjafjan?)
    - "Proving once again the deadliest animal of all ... is the Zoo Keeper" - Philip J Fry
  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    I will ask out that cute girl
    I will not lose composure when she says no, then go and get some mcdonalds or taco bell and eat away the pain

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  • nexuscrawlernexuscrawler Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Kusuguttai wrote:
    I will ask out that cute girl
    I will not lose composure when she says no, then go and get some mcdonalds or taco bell and eat away the pain

    Eatng Taco Bell is likely to cause far more pain.

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  • ThaiboxerThaiboxer Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I resolve to post less...




    ...and lurk more.

    Thaiboxer on
    Playing WoW "only when you are bored" is like smoking "only when you are drinking".
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will steal some emo kid's hot girlfriend, just to make him cry.

    Incenjucar on
  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will try to do well at Uni.
    I will read more.
    I will maintain a healthy body and mind.
    I will kill Michael Bay.
    I will laugh and marvel at Sony's continuous fuck ups.

    Dublo7 on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    Kusuguttai wrote:
    I will ask out that cute girl
    I will not lose composure when she says no, then go and get some mcdonalds or taco bell and eat away the pain

    Eatng Taco Bell is likely to cause far more pain.

    FOOD IS THE ONLY THING THAT DULLS THE PAIN

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  • saggiosaggio Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will practise music everyday.
    I will walk everyday.
    I will study everyday.
    I will work for happiness, both in myself and in my immediate surroundings.
    I will read more.

    saggio on
    3DS: 0232-9436-6893
  • KusuguttaiKusuguttai __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2006
    I will summon the Dread Lord Cthlulhu from his tomb in R'yleh

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  • dlinfinitidlinfiniti Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    1600x1200 this stupid crt is goin in the trash

    dlinfiniti on
    AAAAA!!! PLAAAYGUUU!!!!
  • electricitylikesmeelectricitylikesme Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will work out more. The balance of physical strength has shifted too far to my younger brothers. Nature is upset.

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  • YourFatAuntSusanYourFatAuntSusan Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I will stop smoking pot.

    I will stop drinking caffeine. This includes Coca-Cola and Coffee.

    I will re-join agility with my dog, Owen.

    I will pay off and destroy my Mastercard.

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  • chronoboundgearchronoboundgear Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will start working out again in order to lose a minimum of 15 pounds of fat, not weight.

    I will not start spending lots of money even though I will soon have a high paying job and will quickly pay off my loans.

    I will talk more and be more emotional.

    I will write at least 3 great poems next year.

    I will start studying for my job.

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    Xbox 360 Tag: Earthbound King

    Every fights a food fight when you're a cannibal.
  • DiscGraceDiscGrace Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I resolve:

    -To exercise more
    -To eat less red meat
    -To do well in my classes
    -To pass my Praxis exams by July
    -To finish knitting my afghan

    DiscGrace on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will get a job that I do not hate 100%
    I will score a 4.0 gpa on my final 2 semesters of uni

    AbsoluteZero on
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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I have no resolutions. Seriously. I'm happy with my life, I'm healthy and living comfortably.

    Wait, 1920x1080.

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  • Dublo7Dublo7 Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    What model is that TV of fucking hugeness?

    Dublo7 on
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  • matt has a problemmatt has a problem Points to 'off' Points to 'on'Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    It's a Samsung, HL-S6187W. 61" DLP.

    matt has a problem on
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  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I resolve to write more and eat better.

    Now it's written down, I can't break it. :lol:

    Torso Boy on
    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • BewisBewis Registered User
    edited December 2006
    I resolve to find a solution to the situation in Iraq that simultaneously pleases the far right, far left, libertarians, environmentalists, liberals, conservatives, vegans, feminists, europeans, euro-trash, the Iraqis, squirrels, centrists, weight-lifters, democrats, intellectuals, my pet cat, the Kurds, the Israelis, the indigenous people of New Zealand, republicans, Richard Dawkins, Spinal Tap, Asians, Atheists and myself.

    Edit: Now that you all realize that I'm a bumbling idiot, I'll give a serious resolution in a feeble attempt to redeem myself.

    I resolve to loose weight and eat better, also to be a better person to my family and friends.

    Bewis on
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    Please, think of the children.
  • IncenjucarIncenjucar Audio Game Developer Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Bewis wrote:
    I resolve to find a solution to the situation in Iraq that simultaneously pleases the far right, far left, libertarians, environmentalists, liberals, conservatives, vegans, feminists, europeans, euro-trash, the Iraqis, squirrels, centrists, weight-lifters, democrats, intellectuals, my pet cat, the Kurds, the Israelis, the indigenous people of New Zealand, republicans, Richard Dawkins, Spinal Tap, Asians, Atheists and myself.

    So. Euphoria Nuke?

    Incenjucar on
  • ALockslyALocksly Registered User
    edited December 2006
    fjafjan wrote:
    I will attempt to study more and more regularily

    I will be less partisanic(is that a word? less of a?)

    I will start practicing archery.

    I think those are good realistic resolutions...

    hell yeah. HELL YEAH. HELL YEAH


    I resolve to build a fucking huge snowfort

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    Yes,... yes, I agree. It's totally unfair that sober you gets into trouble for things that drunk you did.
  • CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited December 2006
    ALocksly wrote:
    fjafjan wrote:
    I will attempt to study more and more regularily

    I will be less partisanic(is that a word? less of a?)

    I will start practicing archery.

    I think those are good realistic resolutions...

    hell yeah. HELL YEAH. HELL YEAH


    I resolve to build a fucking huge snowfort

    Technically, this means you'd have to build another one in January.

    Corvus on
    :so_raven:
  • SquirrelmobSquirrelmob Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will do better in calc

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  • ALockslyALocksly Registered User
    edited December 2006
    Corvus wrote:
    ALocksly wrote:
    fjafjan wrote:
    I will attempt to study more and more regularily

    I will be less partisanic(is that a word? less of a?)

    I will start practicing archery.

    I think those are good realistic resolutions...

    hell yeah. HELL YEAH. HELL YEAH


    I resolve to build a fucking huge snowfort

    Technically, this means you'd have to build another one in January.

    each time I add to it it becomes a new fort

    thats some zen shit right there

    ALocksly on
    Yes,... yes, I agree. It's totally unfair that sober you gets into trouble for things that drunk you did.
  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will do better in calc
    Ahahahaha no you won't.

    [spoiler:c4ea747952]I love math so much but 12th grade calc was kind of a kick in the nuts. It was badly taught, so I like to blame it on that...but really I think I was only meant to be able to do medium-level algebra.[/spoiler:c4ea747952]

    Torso Boy on
    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • SquirrelmobSquirrelmob Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Torso Boy wrote:
    I will do better in calc
    Ahahahaha no you won't.

    [spoiler:4a8b31b33e]I love math so much but 12th grade calc was kind of a kick in the nuts. It was badly taught, so I like to blame it on that...but really I think I was only meant to be able to do medium-level algebra.[/spoiler:4a8b31b33e]

    I just need to spend a little time to learn it and do the homework.
    I could be doing really well, but I'm lazy and have a shit grade to prove it.

    Squirrelmob on
  • Torso BoyTorso Boy Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    Torso Boy wrote:
    I will do better in calc
    Ahahahaha no you won't.

    [spoiler:255ac9bdf2]I love math so much but 12th grade calc was kind of a kick in the nuts. It was badly taught, so I like to blame it on that...but really I think I was only meant to be able to do medium-level algebra.[/spoiler:255ac9bdf2]

    I just need to spend a little time to learn it and do the homework.
    I could be doing really well, but I'm lazy and have a shit grade to prove it.
    You just described my two friends in my calc class.

    They got WoW, and I didn't. In the end, the sum of both their marks was slightly less than mine.

    Another resolution: I will continue to not play WoW.

    Torso Boy on
    Rent wrote: »
    So that's what having no idea what you are talking about looks like
  • JragghenJragghen Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    •I will open a savings account and put approximately as much into it monthly as I have been paying back to my parents montly since I graduated (and have now paid off in full).
    •I will take care of this frigging PND that's been bothering me for lord knows how long (and already have a doctor's appointment set for the 4th).
    •I will lose another five pounds of fat, but regain that weight in muscle
    •I will begin running at least once a week when not sick, ultimately aiming to run a marathon in '08, if not this year.
    •I will ask a certain female out, if only to lunch.

    That'll do it for now, anyway. A bunch of reasonable things, and one long shot.

    Jragghen on
  • YodaTunaYodaTuna Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    -Buy maximum of one game a month
    -Save $15,000 by the end of the year which I will only be able to do if I
    -Get a higher paying job
    -Move into a nicer apartment
    -Figure out what I'm going to do with my life

    YodaTuna on
  • ThanatosThanatos Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    fjafjan wrote:
    I will be less partisanic(is that a word? less of a?)
    "Less partisan." It's an adjective, and a noun.

    I'm going to drop 50 more pounds.

    I'm going to eat healthy foods.

    I'm going to try to average 5 days a week at the gym for the year.

    Thanatos on
  • FellhandFellhand Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    For me it's:

    Stop smoking dope by the end of May.
    Write more and work on my short stories.
    Change jobs.
    Pay off my credit card balance.

    I like how the first one will help the fourth but hurt the second.

    Fellhand on
  • ege02ege02 __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2006
    Hacksaw wrote:
    I will start working out again, regularly.
    I will endeavor to be a better student.
    I will reduce my overall debt.
    I will stop killing hookers. Or at least kill less of them.

    For me, quitting WoW automatically brought these. Well, except the last one. I still kill them.

    Anyway:

    * I will get an above 3.5 GPA every quarter
    * I will work out more often and have a better-looking body by summer
    * I will double the size of my social circle by next Christmas
    * I will get better at time management (not procrastinating, multi-tasking, etc.)
    * I will cut the time I spend on online forums by at least a half
    * I will work more actively on gaining better-looking friends with benefits

    Heh.

    ege02 on
    Medopine wrote: »
    Fuck that woman going "oh god oh no!!"

    It's nature, bitch
  • deadonthestreetdeadonthestreet Registered User regular
    edited December 2006
    I will try to get my Note published rather than just writing it to get it over with.

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