What are your New Year's resolutions?

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Got any? Post them here, and then we can all keep tabs on whether you keep them. A little group guilt is also good for the soul.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000


Go back to the gym for aerobic stuff every day. Start lifting weights again. Start losing weight again.

Get bookcases and put books into them. Clear out enough space in the garage for maybe one car to fit.

Do projects around the house: build new mailbox, new fence, gardening.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

To find a new job and move away. Actually, that's my January resolution...

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

I resolve to start writing down things again, before I forget everything that ever happens to me. In the past three months I've been to Idaho, Portland, San Francisco, New York, and Hawaii, and I only have so much brain-space in which to store these experiences. In short order the only remnant of my tropical experience will be my humuhumunukunukuapua'a coffee mug. This was a pretty easy resolution since I was headed down that road anyway, whipping out my lockable Queen Amidala diary last night when I couldn't sleep.

WRT bookshelves: I don't know if you have a Dania in in Sacramento or not, but their "library quality" bookshelves are solid wood and very nice. (The "office quality" shelves are veneer and can only be salvaged through an application of rubber-ducky Con-Tac paper.) They come in teak, mahogany, and oak, and they've been carrying the same line for years and years, so it's easy to add on. The line includes corner units, add-on doors, extra

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

To get off my ass and get my site up! To start doing yoga and quit that stupid gym membership that I never use. I don't like gyms! Sheesh! Oh yeah...to stop bitching so much. *stupid grin*

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

Oh, okay, I'll add one: I resolve for Kim to start writing things down again, too. In public.


-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

I wrote mine up in my journal (which Beth conveniently linked to in her web log...thanks!), so here's the short version. Exercise. Get to know myself. Quit my bad job and find a good one. Make some new friends. Start being nice for a change. I admit that some of these are re-resolutions. If at first you don't succeed...wait until the next millennium.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

Same old stuff, walk, lose some weight, get the house clean. Blech.

I do want to get the albums from last year's graduation and wedding done.

(Beth, I'm trying to mail you, and beth@xeney.com isn't working... if you feel like company for a movie, remember me.)

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

I'm going to tell the truth all of the time. If a client is wrong, I'm going to stop working for that client. I'll become a flamboyant public eater of dessert, and tire the wait- staff with demands for fifth helpings. My war cry will be, "There's always a bigger pair of pants!"

Hey, if I'm going to break all my resolutions by the fifth, anyway, I may as well resolve to do things that appeal to my sense of whimsy.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

I am going to forgive anyone who behaved badly towards me in 1999.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

I resolve to be more organized both at work and at home in the year 2000.



-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

I'll start a journal (done), and keep it updated.

And write in my diary more than every six months.

My Crappy Journal

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

What Kristin said, though I can only think of one or two people who were nasty towards me last year (or this year already) - but I forgive them for not having the good sense to like me in spite of my shortcomings. :)

And what Tom said. Sounds good to me, especially the part about desserts and bigger pants. I tend to forget that I really CAN go buy some bigger pants when the ones I'm wearing become painfully tight, as they are right now.

And I will continue on my clutter-clearing quest.

And I will continue to enjoy myself in general, both in meatspace and cyberspace.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

I didn't make any this year -- though essence would have been this:

I resolve to have a good year of hard work, persistence, kindness and patience.

Everything else just doesn't seem as important right now.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

quit smoking. and stop falling for the wrong guys.

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

Well, I don't have any major resolutions, since I'm quite happy with my life the way it is. I do have a few smaller ones:

* Be more understanding of my sister, even if she did use our house as a sex joint on NYE

* Put more effort in at work

* Try to start eating more healthy food.


-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

I don't habitually make resolutions, but this year I have resolved to go see more films. My cinema attendance record for the past two years has been quite appalling for someone associated with a film program on radio, so I'm forcing myself to get out into the cinema more.

Regarding your train wreck readers, if someone were particularly annoying me like that, I'd give their email address to a porn mailing list myself. Much more fun than physical violence...

-- Anonymous, January 03, 2000

My resolution is to start excercising and to lose 40 pounds this year. Unfortunately, this is the about the same resolution I make every year. The only difference is, 10 years ago it was "start excercising and lose 10 lbs", 5 years ago it was "start excercising and lose 20 lbs", 2 years ago it was 30 lbs...

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2000

Get my online journal up and running. I'm almost there.

Turn my new apartment into a home. Too many boxes, not enough time.

Drink eight glasses of water a day.

Forgive my parents for being/doing less than I expect them to be/do. (dobedobedo...) With all the really bad stuff that went on last year, I now recognize their limitations, and while I can't change them, I can change the way I react to them. I'm not doing well on this one since they didn't call me on my birthday last week, and I'm holding a grudge. (That was 1999, and it's an grandfathered act.)

Budget. Make one. Keep to it.

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2000

I didn't so much make resolutions this year, but I did decide to restructure the things I focus my time on. Gone are the days when I would run off three weekends a month to see friends or family. Those freinds and family aren't recprcating the driving and I'm downright sick of it.

Here are the days when I stay home a lot more often and finally get my house organized. I've lived there nearly 7 months and I still have boxes and there are hardly any pictures on the walls. We have home improvment projects we want to do and we're not getting any of it done because I'm never home. And when I am home I'm playing catch-up with laundry and chores. I need more time where I can tackle projects.

And I'm gonna lose some damn weight too. I lost about 25 pounds the year before last and I put 5 or so back on last year. This year is the year for me, and I had a good start yesterday.

Oh, and I have a little (ha!) wedding to plan for September 9th.


-- Anonymous, January 04, 2000

Ummm... survive law school (if i haven't crashed and burned already)... actually focus on studying... find a girlfriend... be less afraid of everything... get Pochacco and Tare Panda stufflings...

-- Anonymous, January 04, 2000

I'm going to steal some resolutions..

Put up bookshelves so that my books which have spent ove r2 years in boxes can be out, and I can start Buying books agin, because I can see what I've got, and not buy two of the same book, which Really Pisses Me Off.

Write in the journal more. Hell, less wouod be I'd be erasing old entries, so this is not too muchof a stretch.

Quit my lousy job. Oh wait. Did that one already.


-- Anonymous, January 04, 2000

I could resolve to lose weight, but frankly, I don't really care much about that stuff anymore. So instead I'll resolve to be more self-accepting. It's harder to do, but it means I'll still be able to eat ice cream and think of all the money I'm saving on that membership to the gym I'll never go to!

I intend to get a great job that pays me wildly.

I intend to get and stay out of debt.

I intend to get out and socialize more and be less of a hermit.

That's enough for starters for me.

Happy New Year everyone!

-- Anonymous, January 06, 2000

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