New Year's Resolutions?

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Happy New Year!

It's now January 1, 2006. Anything that you've resolved to do in the new year, other than resolving not to make new year's resolutions?

As for me, I'll be trimming down on extra baggage -- what I carry around everywhere, and what I store in my basement & garage. A broken ankle a few years back took me off my feet for an extended period, and I gained a bit of non-muscle weight. I have yet to get back to the level of activity prior to the break, so that's my goal.

Plus I've accumulated entirely too much stuff in my house, most of it computer related. Expect to see various odds & ends from me in the For Sale forum in the coming weeks.

Your turn.

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first time in a while... I have one

to become proficient in Bourne shell scripting

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mine will be to not spend so

mine will be to not spend so much on alcohol or stuff that i just dont need....

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"I like maxims that don't require behavior modification"
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I have a couple:

Finish one of two books... either PAPEM or CENTRAL.

Get my work sold in a gallery.

Clean out my closets... physically and metaphorically.

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Re: "I like maxims that don't req

Mayor_Shinn wrote:

I have a couple:

Finish one of two books... either PAPEM or CENTRAL.

Get my work sold in a gallery.

Clean out my closets... physically and metaphorically.

Finish books? As in writing or reading?

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Writing.

Writing.

I get an idea, and develop it, and then it dies, and I never look at it again.

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A few here and there

The usual "quit smoking and start working out"

Stop taking things that I don't really need or can't really use because it's free. On a similar note try to turn my clutter I already have into things that I actually use.

Find a new job (there is just no money in social services)

Build up and learn to ride a fixed gear

Make sure I have health insurance solidly in place before attempting the last one

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Quit smoking...get a life...g

Quit smoking...get a life...get a job...

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Usual eat better, lose weight

Usual eat better, lose weight, get fit and sort out stupid amount of computer junk resolutions apply to me.

However my main one is to buy a unicycle and learn to ride it.

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I resolve...

I resolve to make sure all of you keep your resolutions.

That's right, folks... the Rev is going to grab his wiffle ball bat and his fly fishing rod and bring a little religion to ya if you don't keep yer resolutions this year!

To clarify, the wiffle ball bat is for the back of the head, and the fly fishing rod is for the back of the knee... and I'll let you pick which...

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Re: A few here and there

hekc wrote:

Build up and learn to ride a fixed gear

Make sure I have health insurance solidly in place before attempting the last one

While building that fixed gear, don't be too proud to leave a brake on the thing, especially when learning. Been there, done that, learned the hard way. Consider it a good start to that insurance policy. Wink

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I think I ought to resolve fi

I think I ought to resolve finishing writing some of my stories too...

Quote:

The telephones rang. A synchronous multi-tonal reverberation signaling the completion of the automated match of handset to handset. His instincts tripped up in the din, he had a sudden start and a moment of confusion at the sound. Each phones ring was different tonally although not quite unique. Of the dozens lining the walls, there were multi-varied pitches, squeals and clangs demanding attention. He reached for his receiver before the end of the second ring. He silently waited and listened in the earpiece at the single ring tone playing into one ear and the continued yet quickly quietening din of the other phones in to the other ear. At the end of the third ring he was returned to multi-tonal ringing in both ears, though slightly asynchronous and more subdued from the handset. The fourth ring cut off sharply as the clatter of an antique bell died away in both ears. A few seconds ticked by in silence and he savored the sound of the phones being replaced by the breath and shuffle of nervousness.
"Hi," he said into the mouthpiece. It was nearly on a cue as half a dozen others said similar openings and others then made responses. Nervous seconds ticked again.
"Hey," came a sudden breathy reply in his ear.
Option Type A (gender) was spot on. Female. Not surprising.

Dating resorts of the future. Wink

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I'm happy with who I am.

I'm happy with who I am.

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