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SGB

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Let's hear some New Year's resolutions - the good, the bad & the unachievable.

I'll start: a) lose at least 10 lbs., and b) save my gums by ending tobacco use.
 
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SGB - I applaude your decision to go tobacco free! One of my friend's dad just found out he has cancer (in his mouth - maybe tounge? - regardless - blargh!)

My resolutions:
1. stay on top of filing at work
2. eat more vegetables
3. work on developing my patience with stupid/inconsiderate people

Rob makes the same resolution every year - no road rage, which he's pretty good about until about september, which is what makes it necessary for him to renew his resolution every year.
 

el Guapo

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I'm going to make exercise a daily part of my life.
I'm going to be kinder to the fabulous friends I have and those I don't know I have yet.
I'm going to stock up on ammo in the off chance this will aid in the fight against terrorism.
I'm going to study hard and pass the AICP the first time - I hope.
I'm going to prepare the soil for 2004's garden.
I'm going to save money for retirement.
I'm going to make more day trips to local attractions.
I'm going to cut back on Cyburbia.
 

NHPlanner

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After today....no more Kodiak......
 

PlannerGirl

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Take in one DC cultural event every 2 weeks be it a gallery or a show etc.

get back in shape (got a physical set for the 28th so thats the first step)

save up for a trip to london in October
 

Jeff

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Do at least 3 marathons this summer....

Increase my lactate threshold power, must have more power!!
 

el Guapo

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Beaner - I'm picking up on a bah-humbug theme throughout your last 5-10 posts. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Lord knows I have had my days. It is just that I, and I am sure some others here, hope you aren’t feeling too down. This is not a mess with Beaner post like some of my others. It is just a board pal hoping you aren’t feeling too down. And if you are feeling down please consider some alternatives.

Remember: 4 out of 10 professional planners prefer Prozac(tm) during the holiday season. ;)
 

Jen

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I resolve to get a paid job this year. If that falls thru then..

TO start a garden this year.

TO volunteer more at my kids schools.

TO drive within the speed limit (a 80 bucks a pop I can't afford any more tickets!!! Not to mention points)
 

statler

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I'm going to be a better pop-tart eater.

(a gazzillion points to anybody who gets that reference)
 

SW MI Planner

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Hmmm...

My resolutions:
1. stay on top of filing at work
Amen sister! I have a reputation of always having an anally clean office - now, I have this one big pile of filing to do and it is plaguing me. I put it under my desk so it can't be seen by anyone but me...maybe I am in denial.

In addition to that - try to get back in shape. This means getting more exercise and cut down on the sweets and the cocktails.
 

Wannaplan?

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El Guapo said:
Beaner - I'm picking up on a bah-humbug theme throughout your last 5-10 posts. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Lord knows I have had my days. It is just that I, and I am sure some others here, hope you aren’t feeling too down. This is not a mess with Beaner post like some of my others. It is just a board pal hoping you aren’t feeling too down. And if you are feeling down please consider some alternatives.

Remember: 4 out of 10 professional planners prefer Prozac(tm) during the holiday season. ;)
Hey El Guapo, thanks for the support. Prozac would be nice, anytime, anywhere!

But no, I'm actually feeling really happy these days. All is good! But this time of the year is really stupid, in my opinion. I have felt that way for sometime now. Maybe because my birthday, my brother's birthday, and my dad's birthday all are within two weeks of Christmas. This time of year for me moves at a breakneck pace: First Thanksgiving, then my Dad's birthday, then my brother's birthday, then my birthday, then Christmas, then New Year's Day. On and on and on... for me, the sense of consumerism and consumption is intensified during these 5 to 6 weeks. It's all too absurd. Then, at 11:59 pm on December 31st, for each and every consecutive year, I'm supposed to make some kind of vow to change my life? I'm sorry, I like my life the way it is. I don't mean to rain on anyone's parade by my skepticism about the Holidays, so I'm sorry if I've made this thread less enjoyable for anyone. If anything, this gut-wrenching confessional is probably quite entertaining for y'all! Anyway, I guess the thing that really irks me about this time of year is this message that we get between Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as the days just after Christmas:

BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY BUY

You know what I mean?
 

el Guapo

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Yep, I can see your point. It has never been a favorite time of mine either. I was just checking up on my intellectual pal. Now get out of the house and pump up the economy for George Jr. and our war on everybody else. ;)
 

Wannaplan?

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I'm not really a sour person, just sarcastic.

See my new thread: "What makes you happy?"
 

Cardinal

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I'll echo Beaner's sentiment. Except for seeing Alistair Sim's version of Scrooge, there is little I like about this time of year. Christmas is little more than a time we are 'supposed to' be nice to everyone. Why, on any particular day, should I treat anyone better or worse than I do during the rest of the year? I try to be a decent person on all days, not just one. The same is true for New Year's Eve. If I want to make a change in my life, I will do it at any time, not just this one day. And the consumerism that goes with it all truly is disgusting.
 

nerudite

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I'm going to try to exercise more and work less. Which will hopefully lead to my overall aspiration of not stressing so much.
 

donk

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After having the worst year of my life (work and health) I hope to make a concerted effort to act on things that are bothering me and not speak to ill of items I refuse / do nothing to improve.

I also have to lose most of 25 pounds I have gained since October.
 

The Irish One

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The purposefully vague (isn't that a oxymoron) NYR for me is health and success, not coincidently. Having said that hear are a couple of ideas I'm approaching.

I'm going to learn how to make 10 vegetarian meals -wish me luck! or advice.

Ride my bike more.

Hike on the hills around my house more.

camp more (not an advertisement)

Eat less meat.

buy a new classical guitar (a cheapy) and learn new scales and chords.
 

Zoning Goddess

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Simplify! I threw out a bunch of X-mas stuff because I will no longer spend an entire day putting up holiday decorations and another day taking them down.
Talk my brother into exchanging gifts for the families, not all the individuals (I buy for 5, he buys for 2, has a wife who does all his shopping, and makes 5 times what I make).
Take some fun classes at the local community college (like cake decorating, dog obedience, golf).
Save up enough money to take an actual out of town vacation in '03.
 

yaff

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Hopefully, find employment in my field (planning/land use law).
and, in the mean time, try to make good use of my extra spare time for personal development and not drive my husband crazy.
 

JNL

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I am going to start my Christmas shopping early this year! To avoid the stress of last-minute shopping.

I'm going to make more effort to keep up-to-date with news and current events - sometimes the news is so depressing it's easier just to skip it, but I think I should pay more attention

And I'm going to get my full driver's licence! I've had my restricted licence for over 3 years which means I can't drive after 10pm or take passengers. It's time to stop procrastinating and get my full!
 
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