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    Cyburbian tsc's avatar
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    2008 New Year Resolutions

    (Now I am home with a nice glass of red.)
    Each year I do a goal that is really easy...like hang up my coat when I come home, stand up straight, etc. This year I think my new years resolution that I will actually keep will be to put hangers in the closet after use. I have a tendancy to leave them on the bed after getting dressed. But... here is that other list:
    1. Live in the moment
    2. Be more like Winnie the Pooh
    3. Organize my office files
    4. Go to the gym 5x per week
    "Yeehaw!" is not a foreign policy

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    I have but one resolution for 2008. That is to get out of credit card debt. I have always been careful not to rely on them, but the last few years have been rough.

    It started with some home improvements (and a couple of luxury items) and a plan to pay them off in a year. Then the dog got sick, add a couple of car repairs, and a furnace replacement. Factor in the birth of the twins and huge cut in income and we found ourselves in trouble.

    I transferred the balance to a couple of 0% intro rates in 2007 and was able to make a dent in the balance. With disipline, I can see getting them paid off in 2008, and this monkey will be off my back forever.

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    1. Cut my intensity level down.
    2. Be more accomodating
    3. Stop beating the wife and children
    4. Cut my herion habit into half
    5. Be nicer to my parole officer as he is only doing his job.
    6. Swear to only try crack a few dozen times this year.
    7. Do not commit anymore felonies
    8. Give drinking more of a chance.
    9. Sell only one body part this year, should be easy since I am cutting back on the reasons.
    10. Completely cut out the breakfast bongs.
    Looking for Sanity
    In this Crazy Land Of Ours

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    1. Cut out music with vulgarity and suggestive lyrics from my iPod and radio listening
    2. One Milkshake a month, no more
    3. Be a better husband
    4. Strive to be the best I can at the office
    5. waste less time on the internet, no more useless surfing
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    1. Visit family and friends more
    2. Think about going to the gym 3x a week and do it
    3. Get contact lenses
    4. Increase my net worth 50-100%
    5. Cut down on unhealthy habits
    6. Post more

    HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2008 is almost here. Have good year everyone.

    Bill

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    Resolutionville, USA

    First things first.....a quick peek at some of my former resolutions (with a guess at the year of the attempt).....

    I WILL DRINK JUST 365 BEERS
    I made this resolution somewhere in the early 1970s. If I remember correctly, I was drinking a lot more than I should and my son was only a year or so old.....so this was a year-long attempt to be a bit more responsible.

    I actually counted the beers all year long and completed this resolution EXACTLY as planned.

    I WILL WALK 1000 MILES
    This was attempted twice. In 1995 I resolved to walk 1000 miles, based on the assumption that if I walked the 3-mile bike trail at beautiful Oak Openings Park (near my home) every day I would exceed that 1000 goal.....leaving a few days open for bad weather, out of town, etc.

    I came close.....walked just over 900 miles!

    I tried it again in 1996 but serious health issues reared their ugly head and ended the attempt. I finished with something like 300 miles.
    _____

    For this year? Just a few basics.....

    More walking
    Get back on the basketball court
    Eat healthier
    Drink more water
    Go fishing more
    Less anger/stress

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    1. Lost 20 pounds by Vegas
    2. Lose another 10 by Christmas
    3. more Yoga
    4. be more on time for things
    5. improve organization skills

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    #1. No new years resolutions for me

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    #1) Stop drinking pop, except when mixed with liquor or at special occassions
    #2) Cut back on fast food
    #3) Cut back on Internet time
    #4) Wake up earlier and go to bed earlier
    #5) Make a better effort to go to class everyday
    #6) Have some more patience
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    1. live a healthier lifestyle, including diet, exercise, finances, and spirit.
    2. nurture my friendships and other relationships.


    not too exciting but they seem doable.
    In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends. -Martin Luther King Jr.

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    Finish M.C.R.P. in December.
    Resist urge to kill resident teenager.

    Happy New Year.
    "He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" Jeremiah 22:16

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    1. I have no debt -- kep it that way.
    2. Stay semi-retired
    3. Buy a bigger house with no higher pmt

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    1. drink better quality beer
    2. better diet- no fast food

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    Some new, old and borrowed -

    1. Take my five full weeks of vacation.
    2. Better control of my blood glucose through what others have said but I knew that - eating better, more walking
    3. I agree with Chet I have no debt, let's keep it that way.
    4. AIB dandy_warhol nurture my friendships and other relationships. Being 50 and single is starting to wear on me.
    5. AIB illinoisplanner need to sleep better.

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    1. Delve deeper into the mundane
    2. Make a more concerted effort to appreciate the banal
    3. Find new meanings and truth in platitudes
    4. Celebrate the common
    5. Focus more intently upon pop culture
    6. Watch more television
    7. Invite more people to laugh at themselves
    8. Post more polls
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    As I had some time to reflect on the previous holiday season during National Hangover Day, I realized a couple items upon which I wish to focus this year.

    Item the First: Try to put more of an effort into organization. Not meaning file stuff away and get all sorts of crates and drawers; there are just certain things in the house and in my life that need to be done during the day in order to make me feel balanced.
    Item the Second: Become a renowned Hungarian Chef, in my home at least. Having dealt with death a couple times this year, I had been reflecting on my family. One thing that I have missed immensely since my grandmother's death in 1999 is tasty Hungarian cooking and since a usually do a cooking resolution every year...
    Item the Third: Compete in the Copper Triangle (google it, bike hedz) this August and run at least a 5k race.
    Item the Fourth: Walk the dog more.
    You get all squeezed up inside/Like the days were carved in stone/You get all wired up inside/And it's bad to be alone

    You can go out, you can take a ride/And when you get out on your own/You get all smoothed out inside/And it's good to be alone
    -Peart

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    1 - To grow a beard
    2 - To grow a handlebar mustache
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