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caco0283
12-27-2011, 10:07 AM
I haven't really put much time into thinking about what I will attempt for the new year but I am curious what you guys plan on doing. I will bump this thread every month or two so we can see how everyone is doing.

Drewski27
12-27-2011, 10:17 AM
sleep more. definitely sleeping more.

HandBanana
12-27-2011, 10:27 AM
Resolutions are a bad idea.
If you want to do something or change something then you do it, regardless of calendar.
Making a resolution gives you the easy back door of breaking the resolution.

ballroomdancer22
12-27-2011, 10:28 AM
I will quit giving a fuck

amyzzz
12-27-2011, 10:31 AM
I will quit giving a fuck
hahaha

faxman75
12-27-2011, 10:33 AM
Continue to get less fat and more healthy.

obzen
12-27-2011, 10:38 AM
In general, if you haven't started/stopped yet it most likey won't happen.

heart cooks brain
12-27-2011, 10:40 AM
Continue to get less fat and more healthy.

see, i'm trying to get fatter and healthier.

chairmenmeow47
12-27-2011, 10:51 AM
i'm already starting for medical reasons, but my resolution is to change my diet completely, including learning to live without alcohol & caffeine.

superfiction
12-27-2011, 10:53 AM
get fatter, be lazier.


...i like to set realistic goals.

sonofhal
12-27-2011, 11:02 AM
Trash Caco's place.

NachoCat
12-27-2011, 11:45 AM
I hope some of my friends have resolutions to post less about their precious little perfect kids.

ballroomdancer22
12-27-2011, 12:19 PM
Less mobile porn. More real life poon.

VigoTheCarpathian
12-27-2011, 12:26 PM
ski more
surf more
have more sex more
make lots of money
so i can
be happy with myself and find a nice girl who really likes me for who I am and who i genuinely love
and above all this
I'd like to do the right thing more: finish the project, wait for the cigaret, visit home just to shoot the shit with dad

ballroomdancer22
12-27-2011, 12:30 PM
/\ that's it? Don't be afraid to shoot for the stars when it comes to your resolution(s)

heyeric
12-27-2011, 12:30 PM
smoke more, drink more, party harder & party longer, max out my credit cards, default on my home, get arrested for something and try not to have a baby.

heyeric
12-27-2011, 12:31 PM
will update if i don't end up in prison

VigoTheCarpathian
12-27-2011, 12:33 PM
please update if you do

ballroomdancer22
12-27-2011, 12:35 PM
That would be an update I'd look forward to

ballroomdancer22
12-27-2011, 12:37 PM
But in all honestly I'd like to be more assertive and decisive and not on the fence with most things.

amyzzz
12-27-2011, 12:39 PM
I resolve to post more about my precious little kids.

faxman75
12-27-2011, 12:44 PM
make lots of money
so i can
be happy with myself

...

VigoTheCarpathian
12-27-2011, 12:44 PM
But in all honestly I'd like to be more assertive and decisive and not on the fence with most things.

This was my resolution last year. Tie a string to your finger.

ballroomdancer22
12-27-2011, 12:46 PM
Godamn it.

VigoTheCarpathian
12-27-2011, 12:48 PM
Well, faxman, not that money can buy happiness, but having something to show for my work would be nice as the last couple years have been quite tough for myself.

Courtney
12-27-2011, 12:49 PM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

VigoTheCarpathian
12-27-2011, 12:51 PM
excellent Courtney

CuervoPH
12-27-2011, 12:52 PM
I am on the getting less fat and more healthy bandwagon. I actually started in October, as I hit a weight I never in my lifetime thought I'd see, but I'm counting it as a resolution for 2012 since I am still not at my goal in either weight or healthier lifestyle.

Oh, and eventually I'd like to run a 5K with Courtney. I'd run it by myself, but I need someone to push me forward when I stop 1K in.

locachica73
12-27-2011, 12:58 PM
1. Find a job that I actually enjoy and can see some future in.
2. Travel more.
3. Be more assertive and have the difficult conversations when needed.

Courtney
12-27-2011, 01:05 PM
Actually, I want ro revise the clean house goal into something less vague and more easily quantifiable/measurable for accountability reasons, I just need to figure what that can be.

VigoTheCarpathian
12-27-2011, 01:09 PM
sort out all your stuff: clothes, books, etc. and decide what needs to be donated

Courtney
12-27-2011, 01:38 PM
Ha, yes, but that's only a small part of it. I think I need to break it down into smaller goals:

1. Get into grad school

2. Learn tennis

3. Run a 5K

4. Keep my house cleaner
a) Unpack the boxes that have been sitting in the closet since I moved into my current place
b) Donate old clothes that are no longer wearable
c) Clean the fridge and freezer interiors
d) Sort through old paperwork and file as appropriate
e) Start vacuuming, sweeping, moping, etc at least once per week
f) Fix the handles on my dresser so that I actually start using it instead of just leaving clean clothes in the laundry basket
g) Hang the prints that have been sitting in flat files in my office for at least a year
h) Clean out kitchen cupboards and create a better storage system for pantry basics
i) Create a "landing strip" by my front door to keep keys, bike helmet, umbrella, etc
j) Install bedroom curtains that have been sitting in my closet forever
h) Declutter books and media

5. Read at least one book per month

VigoTheCarpathian
12-27-2011, 02:19 PM
2011 Vigo would suggest you buy some prescription speed before you start but 2012 Vigo insists that a good song to whistle should be sufficient enough to knock that sucker out. good luck.

Mugwog
12-28-2011, 12:32 AM
Not care about masturbating anymore.

herro kitty
12-28-2011, 12:54 AM
Develop better eating habits.

RedHotSgtPeppers
12-28-2011, 07:22 AM
1. Get fit.
2. Go to Coachella.
3. Get all A's at least during 1 semester in 2012.
4. Figure out my relationship shit.
5. Drink more.
6. Quit smoking.
7. Find a better job.

I think all of those are manageable and doable. Especially #5.

shakermaker113
12-28-2011, 07:31 AM
In general, if you haven't started/stopped yet it most likey won't happen.

that implies you can never change anything.

guedita
12-28-2011, 07:49 AM
I didn't do so well with my 2011 resolutions:



See more films
Go to more plays
Cook more
Start a wine collection

But I'll add:

Write more
Read more
Exercise more
Hike more
Think more
Save more

SoulDischarge
12-28-2011, 07:53 AM
Keep better abreast of current music.

crombrenner
12-28-2011, 08:28 AM
1) See Radiohead live at least 3 times.
2) Show more love and appreciation for my amazing wife.
3) Stop eating late night meals after work.

obzen
12-28-2011, 09:57 AM
that implies you can never change anything.

It's kind of chicken shit to wait until the first day of the year to act on resolutions.

Courtney
12-28-2011, 10:02 AM
Personally, I have already started with some of my resolutions, but if others need the added push that comes from the calendar saying January 1, I don't judge. Motivation comes in different forms for different people.

boarderwoozel3
12-28-2011, 11:19 AM
1. Get into grad school


This is #1 on my list as well.

fetuspiniata
12-28-2011, 11:56 AM
I'm going vegitarian for 2012! Last year I made it all the way to the sausage and pepperoni spicy pie on day 2 :(

sonofhal
12-28-2011, 01:06 PM
Be careful with your incorrect vowels or you could end up being a vagetarian. (AKA a pescatarian).

Mugwog
12-28-2011, 02:18 PM
Be careful with your incorrect vowels or you could end up being a vagetarian. (AKA a pescatarian).

30 point combo word bonus

Courtney
12-29-2011, 01:28 PM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

I signed up for tennis classes starting January 24.

NachoCat
12-29-2011, 02:22 PM
Holy bejeezus. Hiking, running, swimming, wieghts , more swimming and now tennis?!

Training for London 2012?

Goatchella
12-29-2011, 02:33 PM
Everyday is a new start.

If you have ambitions, act on them. Don't wait for a specific date.

Your resolution should be to have more self control.

Clowns. Love ya bye

nathanfairchild
12-29-2011, 03:56 PM
1. Graduate college.
2. Read more books that I want to read, not what's assigned to me.
3. Eat healthier.

DFrank
12-29-2011, 04:14 PM
1. Being on time and setting realistic schedules for the day.

VigoTheCarpathian
12-29-2011, 05:23 PM
1. Graduate college.
2. Read more books that I want to read, not what's assigned to me.
3. Eat healthier.

Fuck college. Come move to L.A. And I'll show you the ropes. you can stay with me and my preggie bitch in my bungalow

suprefan
12-29-2011, 05:31 PM
Kill bitchez

psychic friend
12-29-2011, 05:48 PM
i'd like to say no more bad boys. but then where would be the fun in that?

obzen
12-29-2011, 05:58 PM
What's Dana going to name the baby?

VigoTheCarpathian
12-29-2011, 06:16 PM
Oscar for now but we'll see what happens.

nyarlathotoats
12-29-2011, 11:29 PM
Personally, I have already started with some of my resolutions, but if others need the added push that comes from the calendar saying January 1, I don't judge. Motivation comes in different forms for different people.

Sho-nuff!
Anywayz, here are mine:

1. Drink Less
2. Smoke more
3. Meditate at least 20 minutes a day
4. Lose weight
5. Become a millionaire! (Bwahaha!)

Here goes nuthin!

Pixiessp
12-30-2011, 12:42 AM
I don't make resolutions anymore. I hate letting myself down.


Whatever. Here goes.

Eat 3 meals a day.
Take my vitamins
Ride my bike at least 3 times a week.
Do my Pilates every morning.
Read all these damn books I have lying around
Listen to more music
Go to more concerts
Finish renovating my place
Get up before 11 am
Tell the girl I am interested

the walrus
12-30-2011, 01:09 AM
im not gonna break it but it might be impossible..

find an attractive girl who isnt batshit crazy/bitch.

thats called raising the bar ;)

chiapet
12-30-2011, 01:11 AM
Hrmmm...

Exercise more / get into better shape
Call my family more often
Do more social things that aren't focused around music or bars

Wheres the beef?
12-30-2011, 01:16 AM
Never mention the name skrillex ever again.

TomAz
12-30-2011, 06:55 AM
Become a millionaire! (Bwahaha!)



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miscorrections
12-30-2011, 09:20 AM
Fuck more bitches.

SoulDischarge
12-30-2011, 09:56 AM
I think "Be less boring" pretty much covers everything I want to do in 2012.

amyzzz
12-30-2011, 10:43 AM
I resolve to listen to more music and to take better care of my family. I should probably have my husband put Spotify on my phone already.

CrimesceneCookie
12-30-2011, 10:54 AM
Complain less; smile more. I seem to default into a 'frowny face' even when I'm not unhappy.

Neighborhood Creep
12-30-2011, 11:01 AM
Escape my debts. I just called collections yesterday and told them to take out 1,400 out of my account today that I owed for over a year. Got a head start. Next stop: IRS debt

VigoTheCarpathian
12-30-2011, 11:36 AM
I seem to default into a 'frowny face' even when I'm not unhappy.
it is truly mindblowing when you discover how many doors a simple smile will open for you.

amyzzz
12-30-2011, 11:45 AM
it is truly mindblowing when you discover how many doors a simple smile will open for you.
I should make this into a sign and put it on my desk. I need to smile more too. I'm already beginning to have many more frown lines than smile lines on my face as a living testament to the fact that I rarely smile.

Courtney
12-30-2011, 11:47 AM
Complain less; smile more. I seem to default into a 'frowny face' even when I'm not unhappy.

Ha, there are occasionally photos of me where I'm not paying attention to the camera, and it looks like I'm frowning for no reason. It makes me worry that maybe I have a perpetually frowny face and just don't know it. But even if that is the case, I have no idea how one would go about consciously changing your unconscious facial expressions.

VigoTheCarpathian
12-30-2011, 11:47 AM
its important to remember dear

VigoTheCarpathian
12-30-2011, 11:49 AM
I have no idea how one would go about consciously changing your unconscious facial expressions.

not taking things too seriously helps, id say

BROKENDOLL
12-30-2011, 02:24 PM
it is truly mindblowing when you discover how many doors a simple smile will open for you.
While that's true, just make sure it's not an exit door you're standing in front of... It can really fuck your smile up.

BROKENDOLL
12-30-2011, 02:27 PM
And, in 50 years, I've only been able to make one resolution that I could stick by... Don't bother making resolutions...

VigoTheCarpathian
12-30-2011, 02:27 PM
And, in 50 years, I've only been able to make one resolution that I could stick by... Don't bother making resolutions...
word

amyzzz
12-30-2011, 02:29 PM
I resolve to be resolved.

Wheres the beef?
12-30-2011, 07:22 PM
I resolve to be resolved.

Resolute.

obzen
12-30-2011, 07:33 PM
lul, frown lines?

Wheres the beef?
12-30-2011, 07:49 PM
Lulz

Westy
12-30-2011, 11:22 PM
1. Quit smoking
2. Quit drinking
3. Quit road rage

RedHotSgtPeppers
12-30-2011, 11:27 PM
1. Get fit.
2. Go to Coachella.
3. Get all A's at least during 1 semester in 2012.
4. Figure out my relationship shit.
5. Drink more.
6. Quit smoking.
7. Find a better job.

I think all of those are manageable and doable. Especially #5.

Got a head start on this one.

Drewski27
12-30-2011, 11:54 PM
im gonna listen to one new band a day. lord knows there are plenty out there. also, make list of said bands to marvel over at the end of the year.

nathanfairchild
12-31-2011, 12:13 AM
there is actually a good app for that if you have an iPhone.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/band-of-the-day/id459664402?mt=8

Drewski27
12-31-2011, 12:20 AM
oooh, thank you. and downloaded. thats a great start. im also gonna attempt to quit smoking. thats the real challange.

Courtney
01-01-2012, 10:52 PM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

I finished my first book for the year, because I don't fuck around. And if anyone else uses Goodreads.com, let's be friends, because I am going to use it to track my reading this year :)

caco0283
01-03-2012, 07:27 AM
I resolve to:

1. move my career from making videos for just rap music to musicians and artist I respect and enjoy. I'm happy where my career is going right now just wish it was for artists I respect.

2. Stop being a Miami cliche

3. have a relationship that last longer than 2 months

Courtney
01-05-2012, 06:05 PM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

I submitted my first two grad school applications today. Only four more left to go.

Also, I finished my second book of the year.

getbetter
01-05-2012, 06:07 PM
My resolution is to have a couple grand in saving by the end of the year.

nathanfairchild
01-06-2012, 06:31 AM
A few days late but I'm gonna try and give up alcohol for te next year. I really hate getting drunk so I'm just gonna swear it off.

motionnn77
01-06-2012, 10:47 AM
My resolutions are simple. I kept the ones I made last year and was able to accomplish some cool stuff.

This year:
1. Commute to the valley less. ( I live in the WLA area)
2. Continue to train for acrobatic recital I'm doing in April.
3. Be a better house keeper.
4. Call my parents once a week.
5. Get a flu shot this fall. (This will be a first. I got the respiratory flu thing off & on for 6 weeks this fall. This messed up my work schedule and made the holidays muy stressful).
6. Post more on this board. In the last few months I haven't. My ex-employer passed away in June. I had been busy scrambling for work gigs the latter part of last year.
7. Try to be on time. For anything.

Westy
01-06-2012, 01:41 PM
I'm doing pretty good so far. Haven't had a drink since the day before new years eve. Went from smoking 30 cigarettes a day down to approx 0.5 a day. I've been a lot calmer behind the wheel as well.

amandabomb
01-17-2012, 06:14 PM
there is actually a good app for that if you have an iPhone.

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/band-of-the-day/id459664402?mt=8

Whoa, the company I work for has made it to the Coachella forum on its own merit...I officially feel like I've made it now! :)

insbordnat
01-17-2012, 06:26 PM
My resolutions are simple. I kept the ones I made last year and was able to accomplish some cool stuff.

This year:
1. Commute to the valley less. ( I live in the WLA area)
2. Continue to train for acrobatic recital I'm doing in April.
3. Be a better house keeper.
4. Call my parents once a week.
5. Get a flu shot this fall. (This will be a first. I got the respiratory flu thing off & on for 6 weeks this fall. This messed up my work schedule and made the holidays muy stressful).
6. Post more on this board. In the last few months I haven't. My ex-employer passed away in June. I had been busy scrambling for work gigs the latter part of last year.
7. Try to be on time. For anything.

I'm pretty sure this is counterintuitive.

Courtney
01-17-2012, 06:29 PM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

I've now submitted three grad school applications and been invited to come interview at one school. I've read two books, and I've found a training buddy for running. I am scheduled to start tennis lessons next week.

So the only thing I still suck on is the clean house part. And let me tell you, so far that is a MASSIVE failure.

Alchemy
01-17-2012, 06:54 PM
So I did not even almost keep my New Year's Resolution, which was to keep to a schedule of reading, writing, music, and movies every day. In fact, I never even tried to follow my schedule...

But I will amend my resolution to something that I need to do: I will get a 170 or above on the LSAT.

Courtney
01-24-2012, 10:36 PM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

UPDATE:

I've applied to all six of my targeted grad schools, so it's now in their hands to realize me for the completely fabulous genius I am, and invite me for an interview. And I just started tennis lessons today. Yay progress :)

Originalbob
01-25-2012, 12:10 AM
I didn't to too shabby last year. The weight has been slow, but over the past two years, I've lost 30 lbs.

#1: Lose at least 10 more lbs.

I have for the last 3 years vowed to not get any moving vehicle tickets (I mentioned moving, because this excludes meter-maid bullshit) which I have accomplished.

#2: Continue to not get any tickets, or at least get caught.

I managed to finish paying off a bad RC Willey account, so....

#3: Improve credit score or pay off shadow debts
#4: Work on toning and strengthening my legs.
#5: Buy a Passport for future use
#6: Masturbate more
#7: Get an internship or volunteer gig
#8: Watch Berlin Alexanderplatz
#9: Leave the state more than 4 times, even if it's to Bendover
#10: Practise more patience (i.e. for kid, partner, fucking stupid drivers, fucking stupid Mormons, and fucking stupid Ex-husband). I just need to breathe more!

weeklymix
01-25-2012, 01:19 AM
Alright I'll play.

1. I didn't have sex in 2011. That wasn't a resolution from last year, just... yeah. I'd be alright with breaking that cycle. Regularly.
2. Eat virtually no unnecessarily sweet desserts. I was already doing pretty well with this in 2011 but it has carried over so eh. I didn't eat a lot of sugar as a kid and realized it was really making me feel like shit when I'd eat ridiculously sweet crap.
3. Buy a home or at the very least seriously look into home ownership. I'm finally moving to a city where I'm guaranteed some job stability and it'll be a place that I can call my hometown. It would be nice if I could actually make an investment in a place in that city to truly call mine.
4. Get an American Express card. I haven't owned a credit card over some bullshit fear that I'm more impulsive than I actually am. See resolution 1 and how that changed the opinion of myself. My credit is pretty great for someone my age just because of paying other bills on time, etc. but I think I have enough maturity to appropriately maintain and build it up even further.
5. With ensuing stability, regain social life. Pretty self-explanatory.

DFrank
01-25-2012, 02:36 AM
I didn't to too shabby last year. The weight has been slow, but over the past two years, I've lost 30 lbs.

Before and after pic please???

My resolution was to make REALISTIC time approximations for my daily schedule. I cant count how many times i've said, "Yeah i'll be there in 10 minutes" and show up 20-30 minutes late.

chairmenmeow47
01-25-2012, 07:32 AM
i'm already starting for medical reasons, but my resolution is to change my diet completely, including learning to live without alcohol & caffeine.

this has been a lot easier than i thought it would. since this post, i've had two iced-teas, a half a glass of champagne on NYE, a glass of wine a few days later when my friend's house was robbed, and a few shots of jager. not perfect, but still a reduction of intake.

also westy, i hope you're still not smoking! going from 30 a day to hardly anything is quite a feat!

and courtney, i LOVED tennis lessons as a kid. rick and i played a few times; it'd totally play with you!

zack, good luck getting laid :p

weeklymix
01-25-2012, 07:46 AM
Ehhhhhhh.

Originalbob
01-26-2012, 07:25 AM
Just to let all you know: Girl Scout cookies should be in your neighborhood within the next few days!!!! Yay for making resolutions more difficult

Courtney
02-09-2012, 07:45 PM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

I'm moving along on these. I have now been invited to three interviews, and the probability that I will be admitted into at least school is now 99%, so that's nice. Assuming I don't majorly fuck up all three interviews.

I'm in my third week of tennis classes. I can now do backhand!

I'm still sucking on the running.

I'm still sucking on the clean house. But I did go to Target the other night and buy a ton of Mrs. Meyers nice smelling cleaning supplies, which is supposed to motivate me.

I have now read three books in 2012, so I'm ahead of schedule there. The last, Lady Chatterley's Lover, was horrendous and I do not recommend it. Working on Pnin now for the board book club.

VigoTheCarpathian
02-09-2012, 08:01 PM
Well Court, I'm happy to hear things are working out for you. May I ask what you'll be studying in grdschool?

caco0283
12-11-2012, 05:16 PM
how did everyone do?

Neighborhood Creep
12-11-2012, 05:18 PM
I fail every year

Courtney
12-12-2012, 10:55 AM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

1. DONE
2. DONE
3. DONE
4. DONE
5. I have only read 8 books this year, but dammit I have two more weeks of solid vacation to make to to 12.

amyzzz
12-12-2012, 11:02 AM
Way to go, Courtney!

Courtney
12-30-2012, 08:37 PM
I resolve to:

1. Get into grad school
2. Learn tennis
3. Run a 5K
4. Keep my house cleaner
5. Read at least one book per month

1. DONE
2. DONE
3. DONE
4. DONE
5. DONE

Yay! How did everyone else do?