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2004 New Years Resolutions!

michaelskis

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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.
 

boiker

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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.
 

Budgie

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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.
 

Richmond Jake

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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.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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Budgie said:
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;)
 

Seabishop

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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.
 
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The Irish One

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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.
 

donk

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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.
 

NHPlanner

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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.
 

GeogPlanner

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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.
 

michaelskis

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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.
 

SGB

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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.......
 

Planner Groupie

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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.
 

Cardinal

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The Irish One said:
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.
 

Tranplanner

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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.
 

BKM

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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." ;)
 

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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 :-D ; and,

To slack harder.
 

martini

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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.
 

Trail Nazi

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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.
 

Rumpy Tunanator

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I'm surprised nobody said that one of their resolutions was to reduce the number of kittens they inadvertantly kill.;)
 

ludes98

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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.
 

el Guapo

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mine...

Ride a Century
Stop cussing like a sailor
Paint the inside of the house
Find a good Volvo wagon
Oh, an no more crack.
 

BiteMeElmo

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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
 

otterpop

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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.
 
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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.
 

PlannerByDay

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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:

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

PlannerGirl

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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?
 

Habanero

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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.
 

Plannerbabs

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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.
 

mendelman

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-get out on my bike more

-reduce the length of my 3 hr daily commute

-lose my extra 25 pounds of gut
 

michaelskis

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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.
 

Gedunker

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michaelskis said:
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.
 

Rem

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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.
 

Chet

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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.)
 

Budgie

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Plannerbabs said:
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.
 

Zoning Goddess

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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)
 

biscuit

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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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