View Full Version : Oh No! It's the New Year's Resolutions Thread!

01-01-2012, 12:55 PM
What? SOMEONE had to do it. And damn it, I'm just the heartless bastard to bring this up this year.

First, let me get out of the way the New Year's Resolutions I make every year, that I have yet to really come through on:

--I will learn how to make sushi rice, so that I can make sushi rolls, and not just sashimi platters.
--I will learn Spanish.
--I will exercise more and get ride of this burgeoning spare tire that is threatening to become a full on tractor tire.

Now for the new New Year's Resolutions for this year, some of which I may actually come through on:

--I will learn more about cooking, perhaps even taking a culinary class at the local community college, if they ever bother offering one. (Great CC for marine biology; lousy CC for home cooks like myself.)
--Towards the exercise thing, I will ride my commuter bike to work more often, rather than driving, other than on Wednesdays (the logistics of my two Wednesday jobs don't work for that) or on days when it rains (because while I don't mind RIDING in the rain, I DO mind working while wet!). This will be better for me physically and financially, not to mention saving wear and tear on my beloved Jestermobile.
--Also, I will ride my Killer Bike more often. She has been neglected, and I will neglect her less and ride more this year, and hopefully enter a triathlon and do better than I did in my last one. (Though I still won't be doing the swimming part of it...I still only swim well enough to not drown!)
--I will continue to compete in cookoffs, and work towards perfecting my chili....towards that I have not one, but TWO February chili cookoffs that I could enter. One involves an actual entry fee, among other things, so not sure if I'm going to do that one, but probably will. I may also do a chicken wings cookoff (the second chili cookoff in February is also a chicken wings cookoff), but then again, I may listen to my friend Popcorn who says that my wings suck, but my chili rocks. (I wonder how he made out last night....last saw him around 11ish...)
--I will walk with my stepsister. Sounds simple, until you remember that she was in an unresponsive coma for seven months, and while she is making amazing progress, has not been out of her bed or chair since November 2010. So a simple walk suddenly becomes HUGE.
--I will meet my first and (so far) only great nephew, Z-Man. While I was less than thrilled that my niece Bug got pregnant and gave birth at the tender young age of 19, I still can't wait to meet the big guy. And spoil the hell out of him, so that she is driven as nuts as she drove her parents and myself for all these years. :lol:
--I will continue to keep Cathy (the Jestermobile) in great shape. I've had her six years now, and it's only another year and a half until she surpasses Babs (the previous Jestermobile) for length of service. And she is holding up remarkably.
--I will do my first brewery tour, as part of the Beercation 2012. Anyone interested in joining my friends and I for Beercation 2012, it will most likely be in April or May in the Tampa area. Beer nuts only need attend.
--I will continue to try new rums and new beers. And probably new wines as well, though I am far stupider with wines than I am with rums and beers. (Had an AMAZING wine last night....a valpolicella. Also realized that I have been mispronouncing that style of wine BADLY for all these years.)
--I will meet the girl of my dreams, the Raiders will win the Super Bowl, the Diamondbacks will win the World Series, and the Sun Devils will win a national championship. What? You gotta aim high, right? (The Diamondbacks probably have the best shot of all four of these, actually....)

Okay, so...who's next? What are your lofty goals/plans/resolutions for 2012?

01-01-2012, 01:26 PM
Mine is rather simple.........

I will keep getting back to my ideal weight to take the strain off my heart.

I will keep trying to not allow things to stress me to protect my heart

and I will continue being supportive of both of my Daughters. Oldest Daughter while she goes through this divorce and being a single mother. Little Bits while she graduates from High School and goes off to college to major in Music Education

01-01-2012, 02:15 PM
I'll join in...

-I will go to the gym at least two times a week. And since pouncings have been promised by my man for all my hard work this should be easy to maintain.

-I will continue to work on my finances. I have found that I only owe about 14-15K more. I want to have this almost all gone by the next 12-31.

-I will work out a schedule to clean my place. It may take me the next couple weeks, or week, to get it spotless but it will remain that way.

-I will go back to writing in my blog again and sharing the address with people so that I have outside forces to help me keep the above.

01-01-2012, 02:25 PM
Oh, also, I will rent less porn.

I'll BUY more, but I'll RENT less. :lol:

01-01-2012, 02:37 PM
Oh, also, I will rent less porn.

I'll BUY more, but I'll RENT less. :lol:
Working out with your Tug-Toner™?

01-01-2012, 02:53 PM
My usual--

Attempt to learn a new language
Try to lose a few pounds
Be a better person

01-01-2012, 03:00 PM
One from Hubby.................

To continue with being cigarette free. He quit August 1st last year

Victory Sabre
01-01-2012, 03:36 PM
Find a special gal to get out of the dreaded friend zone with.

Crescent Cat
01-01-2012, 04:20 PM
1. Give up soda. All soda - anytime, anywhere, any kind. This one'll be tough. I really like soda, but at the same time I know after a while I won't miss it.

2. Start running again. I used to run two miles a day but then I moved to a bad neighborhood and I got too scared to run early in the morning when it's dark. I've moved to a much nicer place with my fiance but I'm not in the same condition I was before. So, gotta start running again.

3. Get into the competitive Team Fortress 2 scene. Specifically I'd like to be a Scout on a UGC Highlander/6v6 team. I've gotten a lot of compliments from other players, saying that I'm a pretty good Scout, but pretty good isn't good enough. So I'm going to have to do some serious practice to get better.

4. Plan a wedding without turning int a Bridezilla.

5. Get married. :D

6. Get rid of the clutter that has been plaguing me for years.

7. Start narrowing down the list of games I still have to beat. So many games and so little time . . .

01-01-2012, 04:22 PM
I have no resolutions this year... But I made a list of things that, if done, would make my life easier/more enjoyable. I may post them later. I posted them on my Facebook but I can't copy/paste from my phone.

Amusement Gal
01-01-2012, 04:42 PM
Knowing the type of person I am, if I make something extremely specific, I'm going to go crazy, and if it doesn't go through, WON'T be pretty. So I'll just make some simple ones that are impossible to screw up/feel bad about.

-Eat better. As in much less chocolate. ( :cry: )
-Walk more, and remember that there's roads outside of my house that are perfectly fine to walk in.
-Get my mental crap together and realize it's not all about the past.
-Get a car finally, and learn how to drive.
-Learn how to tell my parents to STFU about my life decisions.

And lastly, take pictures of all my art/jewelry so that I can actually SELL THEM. You can't sell anything without a picture, I'd like to think! :lol:

01-01-2012, 04:56 PM
This year, I'd like to,

1. Attend church regularly. I went for the first time in years today.
2. Get in a shape other than round. To that end, I have a dog who I am sure would love to be taken on some long walks.
3. Be a better housekeeper. I can usually come up with 1001 things to do other than clean, such as making lists on C.S.
4. Finish my book and submit it for publication before the end of the year.

01-01-2012, 05:30 PM
Oh, where to begin? :p

I would like to actually have a body I am proud of, and I'm gonna keep working out, no excuses...music helps, and there isn't a shortage of it!!!

Cut the soda~I did it before, and I'm surrounded by people who don't drink it...I love herbal teas, regular teas, so this shouldn't be a problem...

Find myself:o Yeah, the last 3 years in retail have ruined me both physically and mentally(not just me I know) So that just means the continued job search...even a job with no benefits and less money, if it makes me happy and sane again...it really would help me...the hubby

Support my hubby more. I am a pretty awesome wife I think:D I kinda set my pastry /culinary school wishes aside so he could go to school. Mostly because his workplace was much more flexible with letting him go to school as well as work(mad props to them!!) But back on topic, sometimes I get pissy, and I don't know why, he hasn't done anything wrong, so whatever it is, I just need to not be so quick to gripe!

Spend more time in the kitchen!! :D:lol: Seriously, even if I don't make a career out of it, it can be my side passion!!! And while financially, I might not be able to whip up some souffle or beef wellington 3 times a week, I know I'm always stoked to try new recipes and make stuff up on the fly, my total happy place!

Smile more!!

I think there is more, but I am going to go bake some chocolate chip cookies for everyone!!

Love you guys, even though I don't post here lots, you have all been an amazing family!

Food Lady
01-01-2012, 05:44 PM
I don't usually make resolutions. I start down a road and at the right point, make the final decision to not turn back or get off the path. This is how I did vegetarianism. It's been 3 years, which shows that once I make the decision, there's no going back. I know what I need to work on: making my first job be my second job. The retail schedule is becoming harmful to me.

01-01-2012, 06:03 PM
My main resolution is to work harder at staying in touch with friends. I generally don't make resolutions liike losing weight or anything as I have a tendancy to expect too much of yself, get discouraged early and quit.

So I tend to focus on more general things!

01-01-2012, 07:15 PM
My resolutions are as follows:

First, finish college. I have one more semester to go, one more *class* to go and then, come May, I'll be done. Thus, I will *not* do what I did last semester, I *will* do homework assignments as they are given to me, and I *will* (if applicable) read the chapters well before the tests.

The second, more important one, is a bit more complicated. Pretty much all of last year, I was in a not-so-good state physically (I was sick a lot. O.o More than usual) and emotionally (lotta ups and downs for various reasons). I'm fairly certain that the two of those are related, so I am going to endeavor to change myself for the better. I will continue to exercise and take my vitamins everyday, I will learn not to stress out about stuff so much, and I will begin meditating again.

Third, I will find some kind of creative outlet for those times when I do get stressed and emotions are high. I might join the chorus again, might start writing again (I haven't done any really serious writing since my poetry class a couple semesters ago), or take up knitting. My sister's going to teach me whilst she's in town this next week-and-a-half.

Fourth, I have several books in my 'To Read' pile that need tackling. Also, there are some books that I started reading and never finished (I'm lookin' at you Lord of the Rings trilogy and Phantom of the Opera) that I'm going to try to cross off my 'Books I Started and Never Finished' list.

Finally, I really need to spend more time watching my parents and learning how to cook from them. As of right now, the most complex thing I've semi-mastered is how to crack eggs without making too much of a mess (the two tricks are to crack the eggs on a flat surface and to have a paper towel between the egg and said flat surface).

01-01-2012, 07:34 PM
Eating healthier (heh, don't we all say that?) but also also more environmental and ethical - learning where my food comes from and the conditions that the animals are kept.

While I do enjoy my job - I think it is time to move a few more rungs up the corporate ladder. My only concern is that the positions that are opening up now are the first to go when things get rough. :(

Be more active politically. While I have picked this up a little the past few months, I plan on really picking it up with matters that affect me. (I won't go into details since that would be fratching). ;)

BUY A HOUSE ON MY OWN PROPERTY - no more HOAs or renting. Yeah, I know, I'm the VP of my HOA but it would be so nice to be able to do things w/o running it past the board members and then deal with the BS of other homeowners when it is approved.

01-01-2012, 07:40 PM
My New Years resolution is 600 dpi.

*runs away!*

01-01-2012, 08:02 PM
My official list of SHIT TO DO IN 2012! (as posted on Facebook):

To do:
+ Find a new job. Whether it's a new full time job, a second full time job (fuck me sideways), or a part time job (or a combination of the 3).
-preferable something not in retail/standing 8 hours a day
+ Go back to school. Part time or full time. NO LOANS. Grants if possible.
-philosiphy (sp?)
-advocacy (LGBT, animal, etc)
+ Find a new place.
-2 bedrooms if possible with a big living room
+ Get pierced
-several more piercings in each ear
-lip (center of my bottom lip)
+ Get tatted
-Ankh (somewhere on my body)


01-01-2012, 09:11 PM
Learn to speak Japanese. I've always wanted to and being an anime fan would love to be able to watch them without dubbing or subtitles

Be fat and love rum (Hey, I'm being honest here!) but be less fat as the year progresses and in better shape.

More naughtiness with the wife

Be out of debt 100% by December 1st 2012.

Get a car that won't break down after 2 months! AGGH! (I had 3 this past year.)

01-01-2012, 10:07 PM
Make a dent in my fabric stash.

Work on more lower-priced items to sell at shows.

Get in more shows, particularly the $20/booth ones instead of the higher priced ones where no one buys anything.

Find time to relax and try to do something nice for myself at least once a month.

Try to keep in touch with people better.

01-02-2012, 03:08 AM
Working out with your Tug-Toner™?

Hell yeah! You would be proud!

Find a special gal to get out of the dreaded friend zone with.

On that note, I have recently signed up to a matchmaker type website, and one of the very first responses I got, after a couple back and forths, she realized she recognized me from my years of doing magic here for kids, and specifically her kid, who apparently LOVES me. I can't figure out if this is a good thing, a bad thing, or an embarrassing thing, but it's probably a combination of all of the above, and something I kind of expected but am still surprised to be dealing with. Yeah, this is gonna be FUN! :rolleyes:

This is the kind of shit that makes me wish the girl I met that had just moved to town had, in fact, been single. I mean, I know a lot of you are thinking, "Dude, her kid loves you, you're IN!", but what you're missing is, how the flying HELL do you live up to that kind of lofty expectation? I mean, I can be kind of an asshole at times, and Dating Jester is NOT the same guy as Magician Jester. Plus, to be blunt, I don't want to always be entertaining people's kids, especially if these are people I'd like to dating and/or banging. (I DID say I was being blunt.....)

1. Give up soda. All soda - anytime, anywhere, any kind. This one'll be tough. I really like soda, but at the same time I know after a while I won't miss it.

Not that easy, but if you need help and/or support, let me know. Gave up caffeine in 1990, only gave up soda a year or so ago, and have not been completely strict about that....but I have tried, and I drink far less soda than almost anyone I know. (Also far more Gatorade, but never said I was giving THAT up.)

4. Plan a wedding without turning int a Bridezilla.

Let me know if you have any questions about this. As a former wedding DJ, I may have some insight that others don't. Just a thought.

Also, there are some books that I started reading and never finished (I'm lookin' at you Lord of the Rings trilogy and Phantom of the Opera) that I'm going to try to cross off my 'Books I Started and Never Finished' list.

The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest books I ever read. Sadly, The Silmarillion was completely unreadable for me, as Christopher Tolkien simply did not have the writing talent of his father, so him finishing what his father started simply didn't work for me.

As of right now, the most complex thing I've semi-mastered is how to crack eggs without making too much of a mess (the two tricks are to crack the eggs on a flat surface and to have a paper towel between the egg and said flat surface).

I respectfully disagree. Best way to crack them, in my opinion, is to use the edge of the skillet or mixing bowl to break them, creating a semi-clean break, which makes it easy to open them completely. This is the method I use, and the method I used when I was (at one point in my life) able to crack an egg open and empty its contents on to the cooking surface using just one hand, without getting any shell in the mix.

My New Years resolution is 600 dpi.

Funniest comment of the thread!

Be fat and love rum...

PM me if you need any help or advice with the rum. It does happen to be one of my areas of expertise. :D

01-02-2012, 03:46 AM
The Lord of the Rings is one of the greatest books I ever read. Sadly, The Silmarillion was completely unreadable for me, as Christopher Tolkien simply did not have the writing talent of his father, so him finishing what his father started simply didn't work for me.

That's what I've heard about Silmarillion. I've also heard that it reads less like an actual story and more like a compilation of historical documents and who-was-doing-what-at-such-and-such-time.

01-02-2012, 04:00 AM
Pretty much, yeah. I mean, I LOVE The Lord of the Rings, and consider it the best book ever written, and one of my most prized literary possessions, along with my leatherbound copy of the five-part Hitchhiker's Guide trilogy. And I have tried twice to read The Silmarillion, and failed both times to get past Chapter 14, out of sheer BOREDOM. The book would LITERALLY put me to sleep. Damn shame J.R.R. never finished it himself. It might have been interesting if he had.

And if anyone thinks I am exaggerating the case, ask yourself this....ever read anything that Christopher Tolkien ever wrote?

01-02-2012, 04:07 AM
I didn't even know Christopher Tolkien wrote anything. XD Thus, nope, I haven't read any of his stuff. Of course, I haven't exactly finished Lord of the Rings either. I finished Fellowship, got about 1/4 into Two Towers, and went 'Eh...I'm bored. Moving on.'

01-02-2012, 04:14 AM
These are more goals than resolutions...

1) Keep going to the gym at least 2-3 times per week
2) Spawn a geekling
3) Make it to Dragon*Con
4) Learn photography, cooking, and/ or sewing

The first I am confidant I can do. The second I am afraid might get in the way of the third, which I am really excited about. The fourth, well, I like learning. :D

I could never get through the Silmarillion either. It was like trying to get through the tougher parts of the Bible. LOTR is on my list to read again soon, too.

01-02-2012, 04:16 AM
Make and save more money.

Shouldn't be too hard, I'm sure we'll have overtime available as needed, and moving back home in the late spring, I'll be saving $620 a month. Unless, I decide to spend what I would pay in rent on paying off my car sooner.

01-02-2012, 04:45 AM
I didn't even know Christopher Tolkien wrote anything.

Don't know if he actually did or not. But he was the one that finished The Silmarillion from his father's notes, and, well, I think the results speak for themselves. And if they don't, I'll spell it out.

The Hobbit...brilliant children's story. Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Lord of the Rings...brilliant fantasy story for adults. An all-time classic. Written by J.R.R. Tolkien.
The Silmarillion...the history of Middle Earth before the aforementioned stories. The background for them, if you will. Also a total snoozefest, bordering on unreadable. Written by Christopher Tolkien from J.R.R. Tolkien's notes and unfinished manuscript.

'Nuff said.

01-02-2012, 05:28 AM
Each time I've tried to read The Silmarillion, I have gotten between 5-10 pages in, and had to move on to something more interesting to keep out of falling into a coma ... Like reading current tax law, legislative minutes/records, etc. :P

Resolutions/goals; (no idea how many, if any, will be done)
Make/save more money.
Get my own place. Related to this, seriously cut down on the amount of stuff in my life/digitize what I can.
Improve my education.
Get into better shape.
Get into a non-ldr relationship/get out of the friend zone. (And burn this V Card.)

01-02-2012, 06:58 AM
- Finally get my drivers license.
- Keep walking Hailie most mornings instead of giving up midyear.
- Be a little more sociable.
- De-clutter the house and sort out all the paperwork.
- Experiment with sewing and cooking more often.

01-02-2012, 07:28 AM
Okay, things for 2012:

1. Pass all my classes with a B or higher - especially since the program regards anything less than a B to be failing and will drop you.

2. Lose weight. Yeah, the old standby. I did the Dukan diet for about 2-3 months and lost 16 pounds, but my household put all diets on hold between thanksgiving and Christmas, and about 5 of those have snuck back. We're restarting next payday.

3. No new yarn purchases until at least June. I just finished organizing my living room stash about 30 minutes ago and was stunned at what was there. I have half again as much in my bedroom, so yeah - this is getting used before any more comes in.


01-02-2012, 11:34 AM
get my life in general more organized
rebuild my savings now that I have a job, and own my own home
loose about 75 pounds total
eat better even then I am now...less processed more homemade
cut back on my soda intake
declutter my book shelves
use the computer less
finish writing my dang book ><

01-02-2012, 08:45 PM
I never keep my serious resolutions (all the typical--save more money, exercise more, eat better) so I just make fun ones now.

I will drink more craft beer.
I will spend more time playing with my dog.
I will spend more time outside enjoying what nice weather we do have in Texas.

On that note, I'm going to go to the dogpark that serves craft beer.

01-03-2012, 01:17 AM
I don't make resolutions, at least not New Year's. I just know I have to really start doing what I feel is best for myself...and let the chips fall where they may. My friend always does a word of the year and she's pestering me to do one (lol...there's a surprise, someone pestering me)...but if I do choose a word it's going to be "Change".

01-03-2012, 03:10 AM
My resolutions:

1) Break my seemingly-endless weight-loss plateau. I started about three years ago, and so far I've lost about 100lbs. Last year wasn't very helpful though, as I was only losing maybe 1lb a month. I still have dozens more lbs to go. Need to figure out how to pick up the pace.

2) Finish my novel, or at least get close to it. I did NaNoWriMo this year, which got me most of the way through draft 1. I want to finish what I started, because I like (for the most part) what I've written so far.

3) Learn to make chain maille jewelry. It looks like fun. Also, I wouldn't mind selling some of my jewelry as well, but that's a low-priority thing. Resolutions 1 and 2 are most important to me.

01-03-2012, 03:26 AM
I dont tend to make resolutions as such, but keeping in the spirit of this thread.

*learn to play "Moonlight Sonata" on piano - I've had the sheet music for years and can play the first 8 bars, but thats as far I've gotten.

*Try Archery - Always wanted to try it

*Improve my baking skills

*Keep up the gym workouts - and the biking :)

*run the 4km Mothers Day Classic (raises money for breast cancer research)

*be able to bend my finger again - I severed the tendons in my little finger and 4 months post reattachement, I still cant bend properly :(

*Be happy with myself

But my most heartfelt desire for 2012 is for my sister to complete her Chemotherapy and be cleared of breast cancer.


01-03-2012, 04:09 AM
I don't do resolutions, I do goals. I'm actually fairly good at it :) I blogged some how-to stuff for goal setting a few days ago.

Professional goals:

I am writing and finishing 3 novels this year. Amaria, Urban Fae and Cthulhu Penguin are the titles I am finishing and submitting to publishers.

I am writing, finishing and publishing a short-story every month of 2012. I am continuing in the worlds of the first two stories that are published and will be collected into an omnibus edition for each of the worlds at the end of the year.

Personal goals:

I am visiting Jillybean in New York.

I am going to continue working with my doctors to find out what the heck is wrong with me and I will seek professional help if my phobias block my ability to do this.

I am walking for 30 minutes 5 days a week.

I am adjusting my cooking and snacking to make what I eat healthier.

These changes will contribute to the loss of about 1 pound a week, with an over-all goal of losing 50 pounds in 2012.

01-03-2012, 12:45 PM
The only resolution I kept from last year was hike 3 more 4000'ers, so that is the only one I'll make this year :)

01-03-2012, 01:14 PM
I never make New Year's resolutions. The last time I made one was back when I had a job and a friend said I should make one. So my resolution then was to "wear more animal print in the coming year."

I was able to hold to that, so hey. Yay me. :lol:

Maybe I should seriously resolve to "screw off less." That would actually be a good one for me.

01-03-2012, 04:35 PM
Up until recently, I had a couple of New Year's resolutions.

First one...was to pay off the car. I'm tired of making payments on it, and have been paying multiple months' worth at a time. Within another month, it'll be paid for. I'll then run it as long as possible :)

Second one...is to make my workbench look less like a used-car lot, and finally get around to finishing several of the long-term projects. Including a certain '58 Chevy that's taken the better part of 20 years, and it still isn't painted! Behind that, is my '58 Chrysler 300D conversion, a couple of rally cars, fire trucks, about a dozen sports cars, and other things I'm tired of looking at.

01-03-2012, 07:14 PM
Mine are fairly simple, as at least that way I might keep up with them.
First one is to actually start using the crosstrainer I bought last year on a regular basis (at least five minutes a day to start with, building up as time passes), and not as a clothes horse this time.
Second one is to build the giant sandpit/stream in the backyard for my children (which will take months and lots of effort, but should be worth it). Plans are done, so it's just down to the hard work phase.

01-03-2012, 07:24 PM
my goals for this year:

Get to work on time (since oct i've been averaging 15 mins late)

Experiment in the kitchen more - esp. baking

get finances straightened out (christmas hit my bank account like a mac truck)

get my wrist tattoos

go to more spiritual work shops

find a more subdued way to flirt, b/c apparently "subtle as nuke" is a little off-putting

01-03-2012, 10:33 PM
Two resolutions:

1. To lose five pounds a month until this ferschlugginer excess weight is gone.
2. To finish writing my novel. I started it in 2007 and have struggled with writer's block for a very long time. Don't know if I'll ever publish it, but I just want to see if I can write it.

01-04-2012, 01:57 AM
In the spirit of two of my resolutions, I have a more or less personal Spanish tutor and some sort of listen and learn Bulgarian CD that Lizziebeff found for me and got a belly dancing learner thing.

Yep. I'm awesome.

Iris Kojiro
01-04-2012, 04:36 AM
Okay, okay, you dragged me out of the woodwork. :-)

I started mine a month early. Lose weight and save more money/pay off my car sooner. I got my job at the Night Place back and it's already helped out after a month. Around the same time, I started working out and with more access to produce and healthy stuff (Night Place is a grocery store), I've been eating healthier too.

Der Cute
01-04-2012, 09:00 AM
I started exercising last month because, well, I was meeting up with a guy. I wanted him to see a new me, different than last time. He flaked. I haven't. I have definition in arms, legs, butt etc. I keep this up, I am changing shape. And finding a job, staying in the job, and keep working on myself.

01-04-2012, 09:12 PM
Good start to at least my bike commuting resolution....rode to work yesterday on the coldest day of our winter so far, and it was a lovely ride. Even though many people were wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts and sweathshirts and jackets, I rode into town in shorts and a sleeveless t-shirt, and felt GREAT!

Of course, after work, and a couple of beers at my newest favorite bar, and the temperature being much, much lower than it had been in the morning, I froze my ASS off riding home, even with my awesome sweatshirt on. But to my credit, I DID ride, rather than calling a cab as I was tempted to. (Had I simply gone straight home rather than down a couple cold ones, I might have been fine....long busy day at work, and I was still physically revved up afterwards, and might have done the ride home faster and without the sweathshirt....but after sitting on my ass for a couple hours drinking porter and munching on bar snacks, I had cooled way down. Silly rabbit.)

I will drink more craft beer.

That's my favorite resolution so far. And I would join you in that resolution if that wasn't already a major part of my lifestyle. :cheers:

My friend always does a word of the year and she's pestering me to do one (lol...there's a surprise, someone pestering me)...but if I do choose a word it's going to be "Change".

My word of the year is "libation."

*Try Archery - Always wanted to try it.

I LOVE archery. It was part of one (or more?) of the gym classes I was required to take my first 3 years of high school, and for some reason, I have always loved it. Don't get me wrong, I'm AWFUL at it, but I still love it. Wish there was a way to practice it around here, actually.

Wild Mage
01-04-2012, 09:27 PM
1) Exercise more and be able to run a 5k again by the summer
2) Take a dance class
3) Study Abroad in England in the Fall
4) Don't procrastinate as much
5) Go to bed and get up earlier
6) Eat healthier (already made my first strawberry and lowfat yogurt smoothie for lunch towards this goal)
7) Make at least 2 new friends
8) Go on a date
9) Be more frugal
10) Get a summer job

01-04-2012, 11:46 PM
Another archery fan here :) Actually need to get my bow restrung, I might give it to my bf. I'm too weak for it, its a 60# draw. Bought on a whim with poker winnings.

01-05-2012, 12:21 PM
My new years resolutions were to

a) Keep better track of my accounting (so that every EOY I don't go "aaaaagh")

b) Exercise more

c) do more hobby time

Exercising's doing well so far, we got this HealthRider thing, and frankly it's been kicking my butt. ><

01-06-2012, 10:03 AM
Let's see.

1) Lose weight this year (I would like to, in total, lose 30-40 lbs, at least).
2) Exercise at least every other day, hopefully every day.
3) Do more singing, it makes me happy.
4) Get a job.
5) Get my license.
6) Move.
7) Work on my mental health issues.
8) Become happy with myself as a person (I honestly think this might be the hardest one :p ).

I forgot one. Watch all of the new seasons of Doctor Who. :D And try not to pout, cry, and boycott the Eleventh Doctor. :whistle:

01-06-2012, 12:35 PM
That's my favorite resolution so far. And I would join you in that resolution if that wasn't already a major part of my lifestyle. :cheers:

I drink a decent amount of beer already. I just think there is some room for improvement. :)

01-07-2012, 01:38 AM
Watch all of the new seasons of Doctor Who. :D And try not to pout, cry, and boycott the Eleventh Doctor. :whistle:

David Tennant is still my favorite by far, but I've gotten used to Matt Smith. He's quite amusing. :)

01-07-2012, 12:31 PM
Watch all of the new seasons of Doctor Who. :D And try not to pout, cry, and boycott the Eleventh Doctor. :whistle:

Don't. There were a lot of great episodes with the Eleventh Doctor, including his premier in "The Eleventh Hour," "The Doctor's Wife," and "A Good Man Goes to War." Not to mention the last two Christmas specials.

I drink a decent amount of beer already. I just think there is some room for improvement. :)

Oh, as do I. What I was saying is I already go out of my way to try new and varied craft beers on just about a daily basis. :cheers:

01-07-2012, 12:38 PM
A friend of mine refuses to watch anything after Eccleston, since according to him he's the pinnacle of Whoness. I call him fool. HE HASN'T EVEN WATCHED BLINK!

01-07-2012, 12:43 PM
Blink may be the single best Doctor Who episode ever done.

Even though the producers later ruined the Weeping Angels for me.

01-07-2012, 01:17 PM
Blink was epic. I can't wait to show that one to my roomie (currently halfway through season 3 of Buffy... Doctor who is next... Don't think she's go for anything else.)

01-07-2012, 02:45 PM
"Blink" is the reason I almost swore off Doctor Who for life, since my friend decided that was the PERFECT introduction at 3 a.m. in the dark. :p I had nightmares. I could not leave the bathroom for over 30 minutes because I was convinced there would be a weeping angel on the other side. :o :lol:

01-07-2012, 04:33 PM
Aww that's just cruel Eisa. So sorry! *hugs*

01-07-2012, 04:47 PM
If that had been my intro to Doctor Who, I would have been hooked immediately, rather than gradually getting into it as I actually did.

01-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Aww that's just cruel Eisa. So sorry! *hugs*

-hugs- Yeah, that was evil. I...I get scared at everything. Which my friend knoooows. :p I kept practically attacking her to wake her up like AAAH OH MY GAWD WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!

Sort of person who every time I watch a movie, I need to look up the plot summary on Wikipedia first. Or I can't watch it.

So watching all these episodes is definitely a test of my self-control... :lol:

Also, Jester, that's creepy. :p

01-07-2012, 05:42 PM
One thing I got for Christmas was a shirt that says, " The angels have the phone box"

01-07-2012, 05:48 PM
Eisa, what's creepy about liking a brilliantly done episode?

Honestly, creepy is when you start hearing odd noises only to discover that your light saber has actually turned itself on for no particular reason. Now, if you'll pardon me, I'll be keeping a lookout for any roving Sith in this area......


01-08-2012, 03:49 AM
I think the Weeping Angels are creepy and cool at the same time :)

01-09-2012, 10:05 PM
I have a more or less personal Spanish tutor.

I'm jealous.

Victory Sabre
01-10-2012, 07:50 PM
New Year's resolution looks like it has been accomplished. That was the best 5 hours I've spent with someone in a long time, OK, ever!

01-10-2012, 09:45 PM
I'm jealous.

Don't be. My tutor is slacking.

Victory Sabre
01-12-2012, 04:47 AM
False alarm. Still stuck in the fucking "friend zone".

01-15-2012, 03:56 PM
Update: at least one of my Resolutions that I felt was realistic has been going rather well. Of 8 days of work at The Bar, I have driven the truck only 2, and have biked 6, including the coldest day of our Key West "winter" thus far. That day, biking to work was a piece of cake, but later that night, biking home when the temp had dropped, and not calling a cab....that took some serious willpower.

I hope to continue along this path, and plan on tracking how many days I bike vs. how many days I drive, discounting days when it rains, as I am not going into work soaking wet. (Though this week I DID catch some rain coming home one night!)

01-15-2012, 04:30 PM
On my silliest resolution, I only have three more episodes to go until the tenth doctor. :p

01-15-2012, 04:34 PM
The Doctor is *never* a silly resolution!

01-15-2012, 04:37 PM
I totally agree.

01-17-2012, 12:56 PM
Ok, ok, it's not silly. :lol: I finished the first season AND "The Christmas Invasion."

David Tennant... :love:

01-18-2012, 06:31 AM
Ok, ok, it's not silly. :lol: I finished the first season AND "The Christmas Invasion."

David Tennant... :love:

Yay! I'm heartbroken that he just got married though...lol.

01-18-2012, 06:37 AM
Yay! I'm heartbroken that he just got married though...lol.

Yeah, in my mind, that never happened. :p Also, me and dragon_wings are going to kidnap him in the TARDIS. :lol:

01-18-2012, 07:16 AM
Can you please pass through here and pick me up too?? I'll bring goodies...(something Scottish!!) :D

01-18-2012, 07:40 AM
Can you please pass through here and pick me up too?? I'll bring goodies...(something Scottish!!) :D
Sure, sounds good to me! :angel:

01-18-2012, 09:09 PM
Yay! I'm heartbroken that he just got married though...lol.
He finally married her, did he?


Quite the star-studded affair (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2081263/David-Tennant-wedding-Gordon-Brown-attends-Labour-supporters-marriage-Georgia-Moffett.html?ito=feeds-newsxml)!

01-19-2012, 04:25 AM
Yup. And how cool is it that one Doctor is now related to another Doctor by marriage? (well, the actors, anyway!) :D