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    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
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    2004 New Years Resolutions!

    Ok… so lets hear them, what are your 2004 New Years Resolutions, many that will only last till January 5th… if that long.



    Mine will to read one fiction book a month.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    Cyburbian boiker's avatar
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    watch my wallet

    I will stare at my wallet and make sure it doesn't do anything stupid like goto the electronics store and buy unneccessary things.

    Also, continue to be the best dad and husband I can.
    Dude, I'm cheesing so hard right now.

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    1. Drink less beer and more vodka.
    2. Get laid.
    3. Go camping with my kids.
    4. Read "War and Peace".
    5. Finish my Budgie CD collection and start on UFO.
    6. See Primus live again.
    7. Begin revising the City's Comp. Plan, which is currently a 1969 vintage.
    8. Visit Rumpy Tuna.
    9. Learn to play the banjo.

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    Drink less alcohol and smoke fewer cigars.
    Laugh and smile more frequently to help avoid these bouts of depression.
    Join the clube.

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    Marry BEK
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    Cyburbian Rumpy Tunanator's avatar
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    Originally posted by Budgie
    1. Drink less beer and more vodka.
    8. Visit Rumpy Tuna.
    Hey Budgie, I might be going out West to New Mexico in jan. or feb. so I might stop by your place on my way there. Land aquisition, what a beautiful thing.

    -Drink less, more or less.
    -Get my plan underway
    -Beat Final Fantasy X-2
    -Get the money for the plan
    -Get that SOB who stole my paper last sunday
    -Stop slacking
    -Run for mayor on the "Getting Things Done Platform" and "for the people, by the people" slogan (thanks Ross Perot, I still got the shirt)
    -Have Budgie over and get him so wasted that he jumps into the niagara river and goes over the falls, only to survive and become famous and join the circus
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


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    Cyburbian Seabishop's avatar
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    New job (or at least take work more seriously in the mean time)

    Be more frugal – lunches from home etc.

    Cook more

    Home improvement - actually redo kitchen floor rather than just talk about it

    More fitness stuff – fix my dead bike etc.

    More “personal time” stuff now that the baby is no longer such a baby

    More day trips this summer - and hopefully get to Montreal

    Watch even less TV

    AICP, unfortunately

    No baby making during 2004

    Edit: Get haircuts at regular intervals.
    Last edited by Seabishop; 22 Dec 2003 at 3:55 PM.

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    Begin Calculus sequence

    Finish English

    Hike John Muir Trail

    Hike Dana Mountain, Clouds Rest, Half Dome.

    Ride bike from Arcata to Tijuana. Ride up Palomar Mountain ten to fifteen times.

    Have continuous bumper crop of favorite veggies.

    Do much more local camping.

    Have only two thousand dollars left on my truck payment.

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    Cyburbian donk's avatar
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    Finish house (floor on main level anyways and trim).

    Move.

    Get a new job.

    Reduce impulsive purchases (books, clothing, music)

    Take a real vacation.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    1. Same as last year....no more Kodiak.

    2. Work to be the best father I can be and do as much as I can to limit the impact of the divorce on Kylie.

    3. Take the time to reconnect with friends that I've been away from.

    4. Meet a wonderful new woman and see where life takes us.
    "Growth is inevitable and desirable, but destruction of community character is not. The question is not whether your part of the world is going to change. The question is how." -- Edward T. McMahon, The Conservation Fund

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    Hmmm
    - Get a life.
    That should do.

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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    Move. New job?
    Laefest.
    Join a new gym.
    Retire the 98 Cavalier for a new car.
    More conferences (once I have a new job that will send me).
    Pay off a significant portion of my credit card debit.
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    Others would include…

    Eat more healthy foods.

    Realize more that I might be a little too picky when it comes to women.

    Ride my bike to work 3 or more days a week in the summer.

    Only drink soda when I am out and around other people.

    Get up at 6:00 am on workdays

    Allow my self to have a serious GF by 4th of July… (maybe)

    Make homemade salsa.

    Send out birthday cards to friends.
    Not my monkey, not my circus. - Old Polish Proverb

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    1) Exercise daily, even after the baby is born.

    2) Improve how I eat. End "see food" dieting.

    3) Lose weight.

    4) Eliminate credit card debt.

    5) Increase payments on mortgage to reduce principle due quicker.

    I'm bettin' I succeed at either 4 or 5.......
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
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    Okay here goes

    1. Get rid of baggage (ie. husband)

    2. Work on going to school and sticking with it

    3. travel as much as I can afford since I'll have less baggage

    4. Spend as much time with family and friends that I can

    5. Meet new friends and see what sparks!

    Hopefully 1 out of the 5 I can accomplish by 2005. Let's keep the fingers crossed that it's more the one.

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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    Originally posted by The Irish One
    Hike John Muir Trail
    A thru-hike? Are you looking for a hiking partner?


    1) Improve the job situation, either here or somewhere else.

    2) AICP - already did the first part of the registration.

    3) Take more vacations, especially to places I have not been.

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    I don't usually make resolutions, but for some reason I am this year:

    1) Finish work on the house - no more procrastinating!

    2) Drop 10 pounds

    3) Continue to eat healthy, less meat more veggies

    4) Create a life, or at least practice lots with Mrs. Tranplanner

    Gonna be a big year I think.

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    1. Lose at leat 25, primarily by cutting out the sweets (as my mouth is now filled with chocolate). This needs to be my number one priority. If I don't change my ways, the Big D WILL arriive (with diabetes rampant in both sides of my family, my addiction to sweets is seriously dangerous)

    2. Spend less. I have enough folk art already, darn it. My collecting bug is expensive .

    3. Continue my city hikes, with more bicycling as the season arrives this Spring (which usually begins in February here )

    4. Join a good recreational cycling club-to encourage 3.

    5. Replace the wallboard in my living room from where it was damaged by leaks last year.

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    I'm amazed at the number of males here that are concerned about losing weight for the new year. So much for that being a "woman's type of thing."
    "A witty woman is a treasure, a witty beauty is a power!"

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    Originally posted by Planderella
    Marry BEK
    - Marry Planderella
    - have more patience
    A person who strives is one who thrives. It's GREAT to be THE KING!!!

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    I herefore highly resolve:

    To continue to think of new and nefarious ways to dishonor the sabbath of APA/AICP;

    To finish the kitchen in its totality before allowing Mrs. Gedunker to start ANY new projects for me;

    To welcome the new administration with no fewer than 25 Zoning NOV letters -- better now than in four years ; and,

    To slack harder.
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    I gave up on resolutions the moment I realized that I never actually get any of them done, no matter how well intentioned they were.

    That being said, I want to accomplish several 12 hour solo and team mountain bike races this year. That's about it actually.

    Oh! how can i forget! become a good dad. That's actually highest on the list.
    You're more boring than you know.

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    Cyburbian Trail Nazi's avatar
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    My 2004 resolutions are:

    1. Must lose at least 15 more pounds;
    2. Be nicer to people;
    3. Actively search and obtain new job;
    4. Work on getting rid of debt;
    5. Move to a warmer climate; and
    6. Take more pictures.

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    I'm surprised nobody said that one of their resolutions was to reduce the number of kittens they inadvertantly kill.
    A guy once told me, "Do not have any attachments, do not have anything in your life you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you spot the heat around the corner."


    Neil McCauley (Robert DeNiro): Heat 1995

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    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
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    'bout time someone developed the Cyburbia diet...
    Information necessitating a change of design will be conveyed to the designer after and only after the design is complete. (Often called the 'Now They Tell Us' Law) - Fyfe's First Law of Revision

    We don't believe in planners and deciders making the decisions on behalf of Americans. -- George W. Bush , Scranton, PA -- 09/06/2000

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