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#1 dmaul1114

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:07 PM

I have a few:

First one is ironic (given this post)

1. Focus more during the day on working with less procrastinating with internet goofing etc. so I work less on nights and weekends.

2. Get a minimum of 2 or 3 articles off to scholarly journals to start working toward tenure. Spent too much time on teaching and procrastinating during the fall semester.

3. Cut back a little spending on stuff like beer and eating out to keep buiding up a nest egg and start paying off student loans (want to pay as much past the minimum as I can each month).

4. Get a more normal sleep schedule--I'm too random in how late I stay up/sleep in which gets my work, gym etc. schedule out of wack.

5. Budget free time better to spend more time on movies and games. Spend too much free time goofing line (again the irony of this post), flipping channels, watching sports events I have no rooting interest in etc.


So in short, I guess my overall resolution is to be a bit more focused and disciplined in the coming year.

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#2 billyrox

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:06 PM

none

i wont change

#3 billyrox

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:06 PM

wow why do i have the OP, even though i didn't make this thread?

#4 dmaul1114

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:40 PM

Weird for sure with the posts flipping around. I posted the thread in feedback by accident first (was on wrong tab in firefox), but I don't see what that would have to do with it. Probably just a server glitch.

Anyway, like you, I used to never make resolutions, and have the "I won't change" attitude. But getting older it's easier to see things that can be improved etc. A lot of it comes with being more career driven now I suppose, and feeling a need to focus in even more on that.

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#5 gregthomas77

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:41 PM

I have a few:


1. Focus more during the day on working with less procrastinating with internet goofing etc. so I work less on nights and weekends.

2. Get a minimum of 2 or 3 articles off to scholarly journals to start working toward tenure. Spent too much time on teaching and procrastinating during the fall semester.


So in short, I guess my overall resolution is to be a bit more focused and disciplined in the coming year.


I think I will borrow these from you.

#6 Ryukahn

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:45 PM

Eh, I mainly just need to manage my time better. I too spend far too much time slacking off while browsing the net instead of either playing games, doing college work, or something else that is more worthwhile. Definitely won't be something that's easy to change as I've been wasting time on the net for years.

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:53 PM

Yeah this is the first time I've seen the post bumping glitch effect the OP of a thread.

1. Focus more during the day on working with less procrastinating with internet goofing etc. so I work less on nights and weekends.

4. Get a more normal sleep schedule--I'm too random in how late I stay up/sleep in which gets my work, gym etc. schedule out of wack.

5. Budget free time better to spend more time on movies and games. Spend too much free time goofing line (again the irony of this post), flipping channels, watching sports events I have no rooting interest in etc.


1 and 5 for me are basically the same (although 1 isn't job related). I've got way too many books to read , movies and TV shows to watch and games to play , and yet I end up spending most of my time online. If I'm going to be on the computer the least I could be doing is playing some PC games.:D

Sleep schedule is also a problem for me , but part of that is because since I don't have a normalized work schedule it ends up throwing off my sleep no matter what. I know if I stick to it it'll balance out in the end , but it's hard.

Ones for myself:

1.Try and start eating better (again). Starting about August last year I starting eating better and getting more exercise and ended up losing a bunch of weight (about 40-50 lbs overall) but since then I've leveled out and have started going back to my old eating habits (although fortunately haven't gained any weight back).

2.Finally get my license and a car.

3.Move out to my own place (goes along with 2).

#8 dmaul1114

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

Sleep schedule is also a problem for me , but part of that is because since I don't have a normalized work schedule it ends up throwing off my sleep no matter what. I know if I stick to it it'll balance out in the end , but it's hard.


Yeah, for me its the downside of the freedom that comes with being a Prof. I ask not to teach morning courses, and only teach 2 days a week, so it's up to me to stick myself to a routine, not stay up too late and sleep in till noon etc. as outside of teaching a couple classes and meetings here or there I can do my work when and where I want for the most part.

So I just need to be a bit more disciplined in getting on a routine and working more efficiently in the new year than I did my first semester as a prof. Part of it was burn out from busting ass so much last year (through July) to finish up the Ph D, with no break between that and starting the new job. Defended the dissertation and moved a week later and got right to work on getting ready for the fall semester.

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#9 QiG

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:38 PM

Cut up one of my credit cards and pay off the other to keep for emergencies. Also, don't let my life get fucked like I did this year. 2009 sucked
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#10 Z_meista

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 11:43 PM

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#11 RAMSTORIA

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:31 AM

convince chick-fil-a to stay open on sundays.

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#12 craven_fiend

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:13 AM

Get in shape
No more pop
No more fastfood
No more junk food

Spend my time being more constructive.

Beat games and get rid of them, no room to hold onto a lot any more
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#13 darkslime

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 07:38 AM

bUY MORE GUCCIS

Fuck MORE WOMEN

#14 Malik112099

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 12:50 PM

Get a better (paying) job.
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#15 lordopus99

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:03 PM

Main goal is to run an half-marathon by end of summer. Also, I plan to budget money better as it relates to food i.e. will have to start eating some at home.

#16 HovaEscobar

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:47 PM

figure out what I want to do with my life
somehow find a girlfriend or friends lol

most everything comes under the umbrella of the former.

#17 berzirk

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 06:10 PM

Stop masturbating:applause:


High five....err...I salute you.

#18 dingo_stole_mybaby

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 09:33 PM

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Thanks for making me laugh, berzirk. That goal is admirable, but seems kind of mean(to yourself).
Mine:
Finish a whole cycle of P-90X (Damn you Tony Horton, I got so close last time!)
Quit smoking(via the electronic cig that I got for Christmas)
Find a nice, happy girl that's not crazy
Bang a hot older woman
Keep doing well in my second semester of college so I keep receiving the G.I. Bill

Oh yeah, PleasePleasePlease drive safe tonight, everyone. I'm not just saying don't drink and drive, watch out for the drunk fucks coming out of the woodwork as the night goes on.

#19 ammowasted

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:13 PM

Oh yeah, PleasePleasePlease drive safe tonight, everyone. I'm not just saying don't drink and drive, watch out for the drunk fucks coming out of the woodwork as the night goes on.

Free transit FTW. Even though it'll probably take forever.

#20 kube00

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 10:25 PM

Manage my time better

I spend so much time on CAG, playing games and wasting time on the net...I need to cut back

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#21 detectiveconan16

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 11:02 PM

Survive another year of heartbreak.

Braving the pillow gauntlet.

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#22 fatherofcaitlyn

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:15 AM

Since nobody has said it yet ... To crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentation of their women.

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I'll be passing the CCENT, completing the CCNA and leaving tech support head first or feet first. I'm tired of talking to stupid people 40+ hours a week and resolve to stop doing it even for pay.

I'll push my wife into bonding with Caitlyn more. They'll finish the Harry Potter series and then they're going to read every Shakespeare play together. Caitlyn will be attending a class on explosives this winter offered by a local college. Her grade school wants to test her to determine whether or not she is genius. I resolve my daughter's mind will not be allowed to rot in front of a TV or by the company of ordinary people.

The Boy has not had the easiest life. Scarred by disease and tended poorly by caregivers, he appeared to be inferior for years. Corrections were enforced and he rebounded. He appears every bit as intelligent as Caitlyn, but his obstacles gave him the gift of cunning and all those steroids made him stronger than any of his peers. I resolve to remove the last of his feral tendencies so he can choose to appear normal and have the element of surprise.

Lastly, 2010 should prove to be the last year of uncertainty for my wife and our marriage. A new house has been purchased. Bills are under control. Vehicles have been repaired in full. Amenities have been updated. There is enough money that debts can be attacked. I resolve to drastically reduce our debts and inform everybody that the only future with a married version of me requires a dropping debt level.
Synergize, bitches!
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#23 JJSP

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 05:20 AM

You got a creepy Dr. Doom thing going on, FoC. :)

Cause I'm sick of seeing ghosts, and I know how it's all gonna end

There's no triumph waiting, there's no sunset to ride off in

We all want to be great men, there's nothing romantic about it

I just want to know that I did all I could with what I was given

I just want to sell out my funeral.

I just want to be enough for everyone.


#24 Thekrakrabbit

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:03 AM

JJSP: Hence why his avatar is Mr. Burns.

Anyway, none really, I don't need to change and don't want to change. I move along a random path.

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#25 integralsmatic

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 06:56 AM

new years resolution- keep my no drinking soda streak alive for the rest of the year. 3 months and counting.
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#26 lawdood

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Posted 01 January 2010 - 07:25 AM

drink more booze
eat more fast food
screw off at work more
spend more $$$ on videogames I won't play until sometime after 2012 (if the world doesn't end)
spend more $$$ on blu rays I won't watch until sometime after 2012 (if the world doesn't end)
view more online porn


should be easy to keep....

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#27 AshesofWake

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:38 PM

gonna actually attempt working out lol
WHAT A HORRIBLE NIGHT TO HAVE A CURSE

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#28 GamerLina

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 11:01 AM

Listen to alot of Kings of Leon Everyday...simply love those guys.

#29 GamerLina

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 01:40 AM

more parties more concerts more drinking more living
extra more music
extra extra more games :)

*i ll be broke soon i suppose :P

#30 JStryke

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 12:47 PM

A little late, but my resolution is to make no new resolutions.

Oh wait...if that counts...dammit I failed again.

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