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  1. #26
    Oct 2003
    Scottsdale, AZ
    1. Baby making.
    2. Another dog.
    3. Successful new business venture.
    4. Remodel bathroom.
    5. Gain 10 pounds....of muscle.
    6. Move.
    7. Segway.
    8. Reduce consuption of crappy Chinese goods.
    9. Build nixie clock.
    10. Drink more, period.

  2. #27
    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
    Oct 2001


    Ride a Century
    Stop cussing like a sailor
    Paint the inside of the house
    Find a good Volvo wagon
    Oh, an no more crack.
    el Guapo is a former 20 year +/- urban planner (just like you) who thought becoming an attorney was a good life choice.

  3. #28
    Jul 2003
    Home Depot or the basement...
    1. Finish painting all the rooms in the house that need it by summer.
    2. Get in better shape.
    3. Get my finances in better shape.
    4. Attempt all New Year's resolutions

  4. #29
    Cyburbian otterpop's avatar
    Jul 2003
    Down by Dun Ringill
    Blog entries
    In the Year 2004 I resolve to:
    1) Buy a house (hopefully we close in mid-January)
    2) Put fence around said house so we can let the Little Berserker tear up something other than our house.
    3) The obligatory weight-loss promise
    4) To get out in my canoe and raft more
    5) Try to be nicer and more patient, especially with my wife, who is nicer and more patient with me.

  5. #30
    Cyburbian Jeff's avatar
    Dec 2001
    Mr. Cool Ice
    50K Ultramarathon - March 27th

    1 Top 10 in a Pro/1/2/3 race.

  6. #31
    Cyburbian Michele Zone's avatar
    Jul 2003
    San Diego, CA
    1. Teach my sons Algebra -- well, at least the oldest.
    2. Sit down with oldest son and force him to study for learner's permit. Drag him kicking and screaming to get said learner's permit. God willing, he gets it and then I can torture both of us with teaching actual driving so he can get his driver's license.
    3. If I succeed in 1 and 2, send the brat to college and wash my hands of homeschooling him in the fall. I am sick of reading physics books. God must hate me. What kind of a psycho child actually LIKES physics? (Oh, yeah, the spawn of my psycho husband, who also likes physics.)
    4. Think about making my kids actually work at learning a foreign language -- the first thing to slip to the bottom of the list anytime we are too overwhelmed to meet all educational goals, which has been sort of an ongoing state for some 3 years now.
    5. Finish painting bedframe in shed so we have a bed in our bedroom before hubby gets back "permanently" from his TDY trip.
    6. See if there is any hope in hell of reducing my daily meds to what they were before I brilliantly went and visited the Smog for eight weeks last year.
    7. Start making an actual income.
    8. Launch business and/or get job in order to accomplish #7.
    9. Learn html so I can quit nagging my friend who is fed up enough with my nagging that she bought me "the professor teaches html" as a Christmas present, .
    10. Finish putting a backlog of homeschooling material up on my website so I can move on to putting up new material and focus more on the 'design'/planning/etc part of my website.
    11. Figure out how to put a free gis on my laptop and find "local" data for it.
    12. I have a few zillion other goals, that I won't bore you with.

  7. #32
    Cyburbian PlannerByDay's avatar
    Jul 2002
    In the bike lane
    I don't really have any resolutions, just maintain things the way the are:

    1) eat healthy
    2) continue to excersice regurlary
    3) take my dog for a walk at least twice a week

    I do have a few goals but they arn't resolutions because I'm not changing any habits or things:

    1) take AICP
    2) propose to my g-friend
    3) ride 1000 miles on my bikes
    4) get grass to grow in my yard

  8. #33
    Cyburbian Plus PlannerGirl's avatar
    Mar 2002
    well i was not going to make any but now, well with the gifts from santa I fear I will have to make a resolution not to become a obnx. Mac head. (not saying all are mind you)

    My world in just a few days have become all about the Ipod...I feel the call of Apple products every where.

    Guys dont let me be a pain ok?
    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." Ben Franklin

    Remember this motto to live by: "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming 'WOO- HOO what a ride!'"

  9. #34
    Cyburbian Habanero's avatar
    Dec 2001
    Hm, most of my goals have to do with the upcoming nuptuals. I hired a personal trainer for the next 11 months so the "get in shape for wedding" is taken care of. Other than that, just maintain what I do now- eat healthy, laugh, and enjoy life.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

  10. #35
    Jul 2003
    Who cares.
    1. Keep eating healthy green stuff
    2. Keep going to gym, except more often
    3. Get over fear of flying and go overseas to visit relatives
    4. Stay married (shouldn't be hard)
    5. Add another dog to the collection
    6. Remodel bathroom
    7. Maybe AICP
    8. Read at least one literary-type book and one planning-related book a month
    9. Pay off wedding and stuff

    That should keep me busy for at least a month, until I rediscover Cheez-Its and the Simpsons.

  11. #36
    1. Get a new and more exciting job!
    2. Buy a house.
    "I'm a white male, age 18 to 49. Everyone listens to me, no matter how dumb my suggestions are."

    - Homer Simpson

  12. #37
    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
    May 2003
    Staff meeting
    -get out on my bike more

    -reduce the length of my 3 hr daily commute

    -lose my extra 25 pounds of gut

  13. #38
    Cyburbian michaelskis's avatar
    Apr 2003
    Somewhere between the mountains and the ocean.
    alot of people mention AICP... yet hate APA? I am one of them, but it is like eating healf food, it sucks, but it is good for me.
    If you want different results in your life, you need to do different things than you have done in the past. Change is that simple.

  14. #39
    Originally posted by michaelskis
    alot of people mention AICP... it sucks, but it is good for me.
    What is good about it? Is it an imprimatur to validate your professional knowledge? I don't buy it. It's an APA scam to squeeze more cash money out of already-underpaid planners.
    Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
    Abraham Lincoln

  15. #40
    Cyburbian GeogPlanner's avatar
    Aug 2001
    Capital Region, NY
    AICP is a glass ceiling...that's the problem.
    "A day without sunshine is like, you know, night." --Steve Martin

  16. #41
    Cyburbian Rem's avatar
    Jun 2003
    NSW, Australia
    1) Visit my friend in Auckland who now has two kids since I last visited (maybe link up with JNL for antipodean Lae Fest TM).
    2) Take Reuben to obedience school.
    3) See new City Wide LEP (Comp Plan) gazetted.
    4) Survive local elections - 27 March.
    5) Buy a beach house.

    5 will only happen if I win a lottery in the mean time.

  17. #42
    Cyburbian SlaveToTheGrind's avatar
    Jul 2003
    Wherever I May Roam
    1. Spend more time on Cyburbia

  18. #43
    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
    Aug 2001
    South Milwaukee
    1. Stay healthy for an entire year
    2. Be successful in my new job, benchmark that by being BUSY enough to be able to hire an assistant by mid year.
    3. Be frugal. No new cars or flashy stuff that I probably dont need anyway.
    4. Put my affairs in order (create a will, formalize my investment strategies, etc.)

  19. #44
    Cyburbian Budgie's avatar
    Feb 2000
    Sans Souci
    Originally posted by Plannerbabs
    4. Stay married (shouldn't be hard)
    Oddly enough I could have the same resolution only I need to delete the "n't". It's not entirely in your control.

    Picked up the keys to my bachelor pad about 30 minutes ago. Moving in this weekend.

  20. #45
    Cyburbian Zoning Goddess's avatar
    Sep 1999
    400 miles from Orlando
    1. Take Mom and son to the NC mountains this year
    2. Finish landscaping front yard (it's been going in fits and starts for a couple years)
    3. STOP drinking gallons of Diet Dew every day (oh, this will be the hardest one)

  21. #46
    Cyburbian biscuit's avatar
    Nov 2002
    Paris of Appalachia
    1) Survive getting married.
    2) Stay employeed
    3) Join the gym again. No weight loss, just bulk.
    4) Eat out less. Will be easier after I'm married.
    5) Find a new house
    6) Do better with staying in touch with my family and old friends.
    7) Stop altogether with the occasional smoking.
    8) Spend less and travel more
    9) Eat fewer DiGiorno Spinach, Mushroom and Garlic pizzas. Just because it has spinach as a topping doesn't mean it's healthy.
    10) Read music. Speak Spanish.

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