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Title: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ally on 26 Dec 2006, 01:47
Many people scoff when you tell them that you plan to make New Year's resolultions. They immediately launch into a tirade, explaining how resolutions are a pathetic attempt to assuage our guilt about being bad people. They explain to you delicately, as if you are a child, that nobody keeps their resolutions. They list all of the failed resolutions that lay forgotten after a month, a week, a day. They lecture about how we are all lost causes.

But I say fuck that shit. We can make resolutions if we want to, even knowing that they will not long occupy a place in our mind. Let's make resolutions to try and better ourselves, if only slightly. Isn't it worth trying?

My resolutions:
- Lose weight through exercise, not dieting
- Make art a high priority in my life
- Keep things in perspective
- Memorize poetry

Gooooo
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ozymandias on 26 Dec 2006, 01:49
I RESOLVE:
- Not to fail out of college
- Not to be retarded
- To continue to give orgasms as well as I get them if not better

Yeah, that sounds about right.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 26 Dec 2006, 01:50
- Finally finish that goddamned album like I resolved to do *this* year
- Get at least 10 courses done for this stupidass school I go to
- Work on being less of an annoying ass
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: valley_parade on 26 Dec 2006, 01:50
-Lose weight
-Exercise
-Eat healthier
-Write some decent punk rock songs
-Play more golf
-Budget my money better
-Take an actual guitar lesson or two
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 26 Dec 2006, 01:51
-No longer drink expensive Starbucks drinks when I go there with friends (started this a month ago, with intentions on it being a New Years Resolution).  Instead I'll just be getting black dark roast coffee.
-Ask out the girl I have a thing for.
-Start a journal.
-Get into university out in Toronto or Montreal.
-Meet some more QC folks.
-Start the novel I've been planning.
-Spend more than $100 in a used book store.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ally on 26 Dec 2006, 02:03
Ooh, here (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,9043.0.html) is last year's.

higher self-confidence... I also want to get a job - like, a real paying one - and to find a niiice boy who isn't an asshole... I would like to be less stupid sometimes.

1 for 3 isn't horrible.

Oh, here's another one of mine from last year:

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I am going to stop being paranoid about what other people think about me. I should work on being good enough for myself.

I did pretty well with that, I think. It was always in my mind, but I definitely grew up a lot in that respect. It says in that thread that the year before, mine was "Don't be an asshole," and while I am surprised that I swore at age 13, I definitely wasn't really an asshole this year.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Alegis on 26 Dec 2006, 02:05
My to-do list 2007

-Finish personal webpage. After 5 years, it's about time I think
-Master vector art!
-Be a better student. Attend way more classes and such.
-Maybe look for a gf. Maybe.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: jolijn on 26 Dec 2006, 02:10
1. pick a major
2. find a steady bf
3. eat more chick-fil-a
4. don't eat as much in n out
5. paint my room a nice color instead of boring white
6. learn to cook more things that aren't as "college-survival food only"ish
7. save up enough money to revisit holland, germany and the czech republic
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 26 Dec 2006, 02:13
I can help you with number 2.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 26 Dec 2006, 02:15
I can help with number 3. Except it doesn't count if I eat it and you don't.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: supersheep on 26 Dec 2006, 02:16
- Do a bit of proper exercise. Walking is not counting here because I have to do it to get to college.
- Practice guitar some. Also maybe the harmonica.
- Stop spending so much money. Where does it all go?
- Do some study at least three days a week. And read at least one college-related book fully.
- Cook more.
- Get a job this summer.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SeanBateman on 26 Dec 2006, 02:25
I will
- Quit Smoking, but I dunno if I mean this
- Apply to College, but those are due mostly before the new years, so :/
- Gain some muscle mass or something, I dunno.

Does anyone want to make a resoloution for me? I will follow it if it is good, I just do not really know what to do.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Corcarpemei on 26 Dec 2006, 02:38
-Workout more

-Stop sucking at Spanish

-Get better at chess and poker

-Think about getting a job


I think that's all I can think of right now.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Misereatur on 26 Dec 2006, 02:41
1. Get a Job.
2. Re-think the whole military thing. I can still get out, although it's mandatory.
3. Read more.
4. Practice 2 hours a day on my bass.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: schimmy on 26 Dec 2006, 02:42
I've decided to set resolutions that I can keep:
- Don't start smoking.
- Don't hit babies (unless they're being dicks)
- Eat chocolate if I feel like it.
- Rock out on a regular basis.
- Brush my teeth every day, at least once.
- Find some way of stopping list threads.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: sandysmilinstrange on 26 Dec 2006, 02:47
-Graduate massage therapy school so that I can start occasionally thinking about doing other things to better my life.

-Massage people and make money from it.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Corcarpemei on 26 Dec 2006, 02:49
- Brush my teeth every day, at least once.

For some reason or another, I really get the impression that you don't do this already.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Mnementh on 26 Dec 2006, 02:52
- Run six days a week
- Finally win that race that I keep making the top ten in
- Get on a normal sleep cyle
- Move to a less shitty apartment
- Visit New Zealand

One and two will happen, three, probably not, four definitely will, and five depends on how much four costs.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Alegis on 26 Dec 2006, 03:17
- Brush my teeth every day, at least once.

For some reason or another, I really get the impression that you don't do this already.
Oh, I'll add that to my resolutions too.

It's a disgusting habit, but I don't brush my teeth :x
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Rubby on 26 Dec 2006, 03:25
I am going to:
-Try harder at school
-Stop procrastinating.

That's all I can think of right now.
Oh yeah and get my girlfriend back.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Johnny C on 26 Dec 2006, 03:26
Two resolutions

-Make with the sexings or at least find some manner of female consort.
-Play enough shows that people at university go "hey, there goes that dumbass that made a fool of himself at the exchange on the weekend! let's go see him next time he plays!"
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: schimmy on 26 Dec 2006, 03:47
- Brush my teeth every day, at least once.

For some reason or another, I really get the impression that you don't do this already.

I try to, but I sleep in at least once a week by accident, and as a result, I'm in a rush when I wake up, so I forget, and I rarely remember to brush my teeth in evenings.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Mnementh on 26 Dec 2006, 03:52
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Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Misereatur on 26 Dec 2006, 03:56
-Make with the sexings or at least find some manner of female consort.

Yeah, I should add this to mine.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: salada on 26 Dec 2006, 04:01
let's see:

- do some interesting projects. ideas right now include writing/editing/designing a regular-ish (real, printed) zine (possibly as a collaborative thing with a friend, but we'd have to negotiate this first), possible music-making-related silliness, and helping organise gigs/indie cinema nights/big fun stuff for self, friends, and strangers to do.

- write more on my blog: longer, more interesting entries and less asinine, boring, personal shite.

- and somewhat paradoxically read other peoples' blogs less.

- never be bored.

- cycle everywhere. i already kinda do this, but have gotten lazy recently (cold weather and my france bike has been gradually becoming less and less solid). related: learn how to fix every part of my bike myself.

- read a book a week.

that'll do for the moment.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Hat on 26 Dec 2006, 04:30
I resolve:

- Not to spend my entire pay-check on delicious cocktails, pints of Guinness, LSD, Star Trek DVDs, and webcomic T-shirts the second it hits my account.

Thats about it actually. Of course, it would hardly be a New Years resolution if I didn't blow all my money on delicious cocktails, pints of Guinness, LSD, Star Trek DVDs, and webcomic T-shirts in a giant binge immediatly before the New Year, so I have set aside two days of solid drinking, drug abuse, and consumerism from the 30th to the 31st of December.

I am also going to make a normal resolution that this pack of cigarettes will be my last, but I sure as hell am not just going to throw them away, so its pretty likely I am just full of shit.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Oli on 26 Dec 2006, 04:34
-Write some decent punk rock songs
-Take an actual guitar lesson or two

I see a problem...

mine are:

-Make less bad jokes.
-Lose some weight.
-Girl plz.
-Read a hella lot more than I did this year. I used to read all the time, but I have stopped. I've got a bunch of new books for christmas though so YAY!

Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 26 Dec 2006, 04:39
I have a new system I intend to continue during 2007.
Since Smoking, Drinking and Fucking caused me all manner of pain this year, I resolve to do none of them again in Britain.

Thus, I can only do the above while abroad.
This makes a lot of sense to me, even if it doesn't to you.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Oli on 26 Dec 2006, 04:50
So...going to live in canada eh Tommy?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 26 Dec 2006, 04:54
I'm considering all my options.

In the competition, Australia recently sprang back into the lead.
Canada and America need to get their shit together.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 26 Dec 2006, 04:55
Dude. DUDE. Denmark.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Tyler on 26 Dec 2006, 05:12
- Find a decent paying job to save up money.
- Use saved money to finish degree
- Learn to dance better
- Smile and laugh often
- Try to find happiness in everything
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: godinpants on 26 Dec 2006, 05:47

- go to more local gigs.
- finish my fusion album with a mate.
- keep my girlfriend.
- become shit awesome at banjo.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: jmrz on 26 Dec 2006, 06:04
- Save enough money to get myself to America for a few weeks by the end of 2007.
- Do well in my HSC
- Decide what I want to do at Uni.
- Be nicer to my sister (this will be interesting)
- Learn to drive and finally get my Provisional License so I can actually drive my own car by myself.
- Get in shape, I am skinny, but completely unfit.
- Start up Pilates on a regular basis


Overall, be happy, and not worry too much about things. I would like to get my major works for my final highschool year finished and I want them to be something I am proud of and that other people will want to read and enjoy. I want to be able to come to terms with the fact that I am now pretty much a single girl (this will be a short term thing right now, more than a long term thing) after being all coupled up for so long (I am happy, no one fuss over me).

2007 will be my last year of highschool, ever. I want to have fun!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: IronOxide on 26 Dec 2006, 06:29
I need to
- Stop Slacking in School
- Practice More and hone my ear

I think these are attainable and good goals.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Cartilage Head on 26 Dec 2006, 06:32
 -Write more.
 - Keep being the best at everything else.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: vegkitkat on 26 Dec 2006, 07:12
-Lose some weight (like 10-15 lbs) by exercising more, and eating less junk
-Read more
-Stop procrastinating ie: study every night
-Write, and send written work off to literary journals
-Flirt properly and actually land a boy

Probably only 1,2,4 will happen (maybe).
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Will on 26 Dec 2006, 07:19
Things that I say I want to do in 2007, but probably won't:

Incorporate some sort of exercise routine into my daily life, and not be a lazy sack of crap.
Get the balls to talk to my boss about the idea of being paid what I'm actually worth for all the work I do.
Become less of an introvert, and actually start talking to people.

Things that might actually happen:

Put more time into working on my website (http://www.whatis174.com) to make it actually turn into what I want it to be.
Write even more than what I do, and push my boundaries with what I'm "comfortable" doing.
Try to get myself out from under a hellaciously large mound of debt, and start being a little more responsible with money.
Clean my apartment.


Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: thelightguy on 26 Dec 2006, 07:40
My resolutions:

-Not make any resolutions
-Not break any resolutions

I'm basically screwed from the start.  That way, I don't feel so bad when I fail at anything else.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 26 Dec 2006, 07:55
-Flirt properly and actually land a boy

I can save you time on this, Miss.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Jeff7 on 26 Dec 2006, 08:04
I resolve to continue to exist, in some form or another.
You can count on that.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 26 Dec 2006, 08:06
-Quit smoking and retry quitting if I fall off the wagon
-watch less TV
-visit the Cali coast
-make it to my first one year anniversary
-use the pool & gym at school
-be more studious & don't fail out of school
-get over depression
-pass chem140
-have more faith in myself and humanity
-see more shows
-get past inferiority complex
-enjoy life more
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Storm Rider on 26 Dec 2006, 09:02
Mine can be summed up pretty easily:

-Start some form of regular exercise routine.
-Stop being such an introverted shut-in. This will hopefully lead to at least some sort of interaction with the ladiez.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Will on 26 Dec 2006, 09:04
it amuses me slightly to notice how many of us have similar, if not nearly identical goals for the upcoming year...
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Slick on 26 Dec 2006, 09:27
In the competition, Australia recently sprang back into the lead.
Canada and America need to get their shit together.
What, alpacas (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,13297.0.html) mean nothing to you now?

-Flirt properly and actually land a boy
Sorry (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,14081.msg426876.html#msg426876) Kat, umm maybe if you do uhhh go to U of W maybe I could umm you know uhh tell you about a party or something if I knew people who were going who maybe would be interested in that sort of thing.


P.S. As for my list, not losing touch with friends is high up there, and I think I'll try and slip 'seducing vegkitkat' in there as well for good measure. I'll just have to be very sneaky about it, I'm playing the 'bumbling and timid but kind of cute' card right now, we'll see if it works.
And probably not screwing up any more courses should be a goal.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ozymandias on 26 Dec 2006, 09:59
I also resolve to meet at least one QC forumer.

Dammit.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Hunter on 26 Dec 2006, 10:12
-Stop wanking so damn often

-Write daily in the note book or story book

-save money for either iPod or a better amp or a boomerang

-Keep room clean

-Start working out

-Watch tommy hit on girls blunty
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Dec 2006, 10:19
Likely:

- Practice bass and become half decent
- Join a band (drumming or bassing) and play at least one gig (this was last year's broken resolution)
- Succesfully flirt with someone
- Moar tattoos

Slightly less likely:

- Be in a good, healthy relationship for more than 3 months
- Save money for something big
- Move out of home

Pie in the Sky

- Move to Brisbane
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 26 Dec 2006, 10:33
-Stop wanking so damn often

-Watch tommy hit on girls blunty

See he can't quit one without quitting the other.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: qtownstegy on 26 Dec 2006, 10:46
My hopes for the coming year:

Graduate college
Get married
Find a better job
Be healthier than I am now
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Dec 2006, 10:52
- Make a genuine effort to get along with new roommate/hall
- Remember to take the pill on time each day
- Gain some semblance of abs
- Be more cheerful/less aloof in person
- Explore the kama sutra
- Get an on-campus job

Even if I only manage the last and first, it'll be a good year:)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Mnementh on 26 Dec 2006, 10:59
I've a couple more serious ones.
- Get my EMT-B
- Get certified in swiftwater rescue
- Take a few NASAR courses
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: elcapitan on 26 Dec 2006, 11:02
I found mine from last year!

Quote from: James, around about this time last year
- Quit smoking
- Approach more girls
- Get laid
- Take guitar lessons

I totally didn't do any of these. Well, I quit the ciggies, but then I smoked a few during exams and the silly season, so it doesn't really count. Even so, I'll set some more!

- Start running again, which will necessarily include heaps of stretching to overcome chronic ITB problems.
- Climb more often - I now have an awesome group of people to do this with, so I have no excuse.
- Keep getting HDs in Honours Maths.
- Ramp down the intoxicating substances intake - it's gotten slightly higher than it really should be over the last couple of months.
- Play more music! This includes more live sets and guitar jams.
- Come to terms with the way I look.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Duchess Tapioca on 26 Dec 2006, 11:11
I have too many, most of them involve me being a better person, but right now I can't remember which things exactly would do that, so I guess I get to be a bad person until then. I think it had to do something with recognizing the good in everyone and remembering the things that are important in life. Also I need to work on:

-Saving the earth.
-Getting big and strong so I can work at the farm that is a 10 mile bike ride away instead of working at the place that sells things from the farm that is a 30 mile bike ride away.
-Saving up for a new bow and arrow and getting good at shooting defenseless burlap sacks again.
-Learning ninjutsu.
-Being less scared of ghosts.
-Spending more time walking in the forest, swimming in the ocean, climbing on the mountains and baking the cupcakes.
-Being less shy.
-Hugging more people, also more often.
-Also hugging tigers.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: chupones on 26 Dec 2006, 11:19
1) Drop 20 lbs.
2) Keep the 20 lbs. off.
3) Visit Australia and New Zealand.
4) Spend less time in the doctor's office.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ozymandias on 26 Dec 2006, 11:21
- Make a genuine effort to get along with new roommate/hall
- Remember to take the pill on time each day
- Gain some semblance of abs
- Be more cheerful/less aloof in person
- Explore the kama sutra
- Get an on-campus job

Even if I only manage the last and first, it'll be a good year:)

I highly suggest worrying about the second one too if you're going for the second the last one, eh.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: pat101 on 26 Dec 2006, 12:04
- stop smoking, 'cause I sure as hell won't be able to pay for it when I get back to Canada
- star running or something
- go to Europe with your friends
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 26 Dec 2006, 12:32
So you're going to force the rest of us to go to Europe with our friends?  Will you pay for our trip there, as well?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: David_Dovey on 26 Dec 2006, 12:35
No, you misunderstand. He wants to go to Europe with YOUR friends. But you're not invited.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 26 Dec 2006, 12:39
Well, so long as they get me some pretty awesome souvenirs, I'll be happy.  Plus it'd get them out of my hair for a bit, I could relax, maybe meet some new folks.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 26 Dec 2006, 12:55
Oh I forgot one.

- stop referencing 4chan in all aspects of my everyday life. Seriously. I don't think anybody gets it when I shout ZA WARUDO at the top of my lungs.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: kokeyjoe on 26 Dec 2006, 17:59
Goddammit, I need to stop being so fucking negative.  It really pisses me off; it's such bullshit.  And I need to stop complaining next year, too... I'm so sick of all the complaining.  God, it gets old.  Hurr, I'm funny.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: bubba2match on 26 Dec 2006, 19:44
Okay. I failed at this past year's resolution. Actually, I did the exact opposite of what I said I was going to do. I said I was going to lose weight. I gained about twenty pounds. Oh well. Perhaps I should make it this coming year's resolution to gain weight... then I'll lose it.
Meh. Not very logical, but it's worth the try:

My New Year's resolution is to gain weight!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Jenno on 26 Dec 2006, 20:06
-start going to the gym again
-buy a vapouriser
-date someone who is actually viable dating material for once
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: öde on 26 Dec 2006, 20:37
-get all A's at college.
-do college work, like right now. GO!
-invade America.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Moo Cakes on 26 Dec 2006, 22:19
-Get my life in order.
-Acquire a boy that will play chess and drink coffee with me that isn't my dad.
-Fine tune my singing
-Stop being lazy and get out of my introverted slump.
-Learn how to actually have normal conversations with people, I'm a terrible conversationalist
-Actually leave my state
-Get smarter
-Read all the books on the banned book list in the library
-Maybe study a little bit of philosophy
-Eat right
-Get a job
-Not say I'm going to do a bunch of stuff and then not doing it.

Yeah, that's probably more than I can handle, actually. DAMN.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 26 Dec 2006, 22:32
-Acquire a boy that will play chess and drink coffee with me that isn't my dad.

I can help you with....wait you all know where this is going.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: redglasscurls on 26 Dec 2006, 23:23
Tsk, I'm almost offended he didn't offer to help with the kama sutra;)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 26 Dec 2006, 23:35
No, the idea of a German trying to understand the Kama Sutra tickles me pink.

Also, this one worries me -

- Remember to take the pill on time each day
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Johnny C on 27 Dec 2006, 00:47
Oh my other resolution is this:

MAKE CASH MONIES
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Lise on 27 Dec 2006, 01:50
Yay Ally for motivating people to get off their bums!

I have a few resolutions that won't come easy.

-Get over bad, bad breakup and instill SOME sense of self-worth.
-Actually pass my classes.
-Learn to sew (my "99 ways to sew/cut/trim your shirt" book has gone to waste)
-Get back in the QC community, because sadly enough, sometimes it's the only place I "click".

I HEART YOU GUYSES!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Thrillho on 27 Dec 2006, 01:52
 - Continue to buy CDs containing my illegally owned MP3s in at least the same abundance as I buy new music.
 - Spend more money on my friends.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Oli on 27 Dec 2006, 03:08
Man I should probably learn to sew as well. I have a bunch of things needing sewing.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: BrittanyMarie on 27 Dec 2006, 06:01
I want to:
Stop procrastinating
Stop being so negative (I stress out way too much over stupid things, and then shut down and don't do anything)
Keep my apartment at least quasi-clean (Do dishes at least once a week and not leave food lying around)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: elcapitan on 27 Dec 2006, 08:08
- Continue to buy CDs containing my illegally owned MP3s in at least the same abundance as I buy new music.

Man. I totally need to do this.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: hoax on 27 Dec 2006, 08:26
1. The requisite "Go to the gym and snack less"
2. Save more money. My goal is to put 15% of everything I earn in a savings account...I have to start paying my college loans in about 6 months...
3. Go to the bar less than three times a week--this will definitely help with #2.
4. Take more pictures.
5. Say what I really think more frequently instead of worrying so much about saving face.
6. Get a job after graduation.
7. Write more and send more to literary journals and mags.
8. Write thank you cards.

Yikes, that's a lot of self-improvement to attain in only 365 days. I think I have a good shot at most of them--the hardest for me to remember will be 1,3, 5, and 8.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: philosopherqueen on 27 Dec 2006, 09:42
1- Lose the 30 pounds I've gained in the past year or two by going to the gym more regularly and eating less.
2- Succesfully complete my immigration consulting course and start my own practice so I can make assloads of money.
3- Get a job and make a budget until number 2 happens so I can save up to buy a place.
4- Move to a better apartment until #3 happens.
5- Practice drums so I don't suck anymore (this will be more likely if #4 happens, cause the new place will hopefully be more soundproof).
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Gridgm on 27 Dec 2006, 10:33
last year i made my resolution to be stop swearing unfortuantly in order to do that i kept making substituitions

so now my new years resolution is to stop using the lords name in vain
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Hunter on 27 Dec 2006, 11:43
Man, a lot of you guys are fatties and smokers. And drinkers.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Dec 2006, 11:58
is that a bad thing? what does not kill you makes you stronger

my resolutions are as follows
-lose or keep my weight steady
-get a job
-procrastinate less
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Clara on 27 Dec 2006, 12:41
01. Quit daydreaming and scribbling on things
2. Be okay with this.
03. (Oh my god).
04. Start contributing to society in a serious sort of way, you dumb suburbanite nobody.
05. Consider participating in the forums you lurk, creep.

And quite a few more private ones (topics ranging from "Hey Clara, get your shit together" to "Stop pushing people away" to "Re-evaluate yourself and your future in a serious sort of way" and "Get away from tequila before it becomes an issue") that are more appropriate for a quiet LJ entry.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Storm Rider on 27 Dec 2006, 13:02
05. Consider participating in the forums you lurk, creep.

Srsly.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Dec 2006, 14:03
2007 is going to be an entirely scary and awesome year, due to lack of friends (Canada enjoys stealing them), beginning Univeristy, continuing my new job, and moving out of Dad's place. I resolve to:

- Work just as hard as I have been at my new job. Maybe no more 50 hour weeks, but 20 will do whilst I'm studying.
- Do my homework.
- Make new friends.
- Learn to cook millions of tasty dinners.
- Do the washing at least weekly.
- Hug more kittens.
- Spend more time being naughty.
- Not waste entire days on QC.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SilentJ on 27 Dec 2006, 14:23
*actually get in an application so as to actually have a job. I need teh monies.
*find several ways to earn said monies.
*actually start going to the gym. I may or may not end up starting this one in my basement until all those people who resolve to do such stop going to the gym and there'll actually be space there
*get the schoolwork done I need to get the grades up and be not on probation for NHS
*actually 5-star every song on Guitar Hero on Hard
*then, beat GH on Expert (probably not happening)

Oh, and Lunchy, you officially became a hero of mine when I read somewhere that you are studying some form of geology (I think). Is this true?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Dec 2006, 16:53
I just finished studying Geology in my Foundation Studies program, which is a mature-age student entry program for Newcastle University.
Let's talk about horizontal bedding plains anytime, honey.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: elcapitan on 27 Dec 2006, 17:00
- Spend more time being naughty.

Are we talking Kama Sutra naughty, or stealing garden gnomes naughty?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Lunchbox on 27 Dec 2006, 17:14
I am talking HEY MY MEAT LIFE FRIENDS YOU ARE TOTALLY NOT READING THIS naughty.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Jenno on 27 Dec 2006, 17:19
Are we talking Kama Sutra naughty, or stealing garden gnomes naughty?

I'm not sure I understand the distinction here...
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: S_g on 27 Dec 2006, 17:32
1) Learn/teach my self to draw/stech
2) Lose 5kg
3) Find someone nice to spend some time with
4) Reducing my drinking so my alcohol tolerance isn't around a carton.
5) Find a "real" job and get out of my clerks flashback inspiring one. 
6) Change online alias so my irl friends/empoleers can't find my posts anymore

7) edit *: use my spiffy new degree for something other then decoration
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: JJMitchell on 27 Dec 2006, 18:37
Holy shit reading this thread made me realize I have no real resolutions.
I have no motivation to get any either. 

- Lost weight so I don't have to buy new pants
- Play with my son/dog more than I do my laptop.
- Read more

Wow, I feel like a real slacker now.  Thanks.  Bastards.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ladybug on 27 Dec 2006, 23:17
1. Eat healthier.
2. Start working out.
3. As a result from 1 & 2, lose weight.
4. Get a summer job.
5. Pass all my exams, including the one(s?) I failed this year.
6. Update my blog more frequently.
7. Read more.
8. Try to learn PHP.
9. Be less shy.
10. Take initiative more.
11. Find a fucking hairdo, I do not want to have this hairdo by new years next year for the 7th year in a row or something.
12. Stop overthinking everything.
13. Find more music, I've neglected it this year.
14. Be a better student, which includes:
15. Have a decent sleeping pattern during the weekdays.
16. Learn to get up no matter how fucking tired I am.
17. Open the text books more than 2 days before the exams.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Mnementh on 28 Dec 2006, 00:57
Let's talk about horizontal bedding plains anytime, honey.

You know what they say baby, subduction leads to orogeny...
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: redglasscurls on 28 Dec 2006, 01:09
Well it's usually collision leading to orogeny... subduction leads to earthquakes!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Mnementh on 28 Dec 2006, 01:40
Not necessarily.  Collision can lead to orogeny, but so can volcanic activity.  However, generally before collision occurs, subduction occurs and starts the mountain building process

(http://liquidtoast.net/stuff/image/595/Taconic_orogeny.png)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Johnny C on 28 Dec 2006, 04:13
I also forgot

-learn geology
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: redglasscurls on 28 Dec 2006, 04:44
I guess I was defining it as collision because it is the collision of the volcanic mass created by subduction which does the actual mountian-building- you're jsut starting further back in the process than I am. Ok I will stop now;)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 28 Dec 2006, 04:52
My New Year resolution is to finally defeat my Nemesis once and for all in hand to hand combat.

Watch out Manda.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: redglasscurls on 28 Dec 2006, 04:56
Come visit me and my hot roommate and I will take you DOWN Pete. You better watch yourself.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ladybug on 28 Dec 2006, 05:06
I thought of two more:
18. Learn to knit.
19. Make proper dinners, not just the quickest thing I can think of.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 28 Dec 2006, 05:12
Mmmmmmm.

Hot roommaaaaate.

No! [shakes head]

You will not win so easily!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: nickb285 on 28 Dec 2006, 05:18
1. Work on my abs, cause abs are sexy and I need all the help I can get at the moment.
2. Keep getting good grades and bring my cumulative GPA up to a 3.0 by the end of the summer at the latest, and preferably by the end of spring semester.
3. Work out everything I need to study abroad (loans, tickets, etc).
4. Show up early enough to my flight to England that I can get the emergency exit row seats so that I can stand it.
5. Study in England/visit Europe.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Dec 2006, 05:48
Am I the only person who thinks abs aren't attractive? I prefer a bit of pudge, ladies and dudes. Just a bit, mind, but the full on rock-hard cheese-grater tummy turns me off.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Mnementh on 28 Dec 2006, 06:43
What use are rock hard abs?

YES, I'M GOING TO FLEX MY ABS NOW AND THIS 400LBS DRESSER WILL RISE OF THE GROUND AT MY WILL.

I think that working on your abs excessively is a complete waste of time.  You're really either born with the body type or not, in either case you should make sure you have strong core muscles, but not to the detriment of the rest of your body.  Dudes, having rock hard abs don't mean shit to me it takes you eight minutes or more to run a mile and you can't do a pull up or push up to save your life.  Ladies, you sure are pretty if you take care of your body in general, I don't notice the abs all that much.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: nickb285 on 28 Dec 2006, 08:26
Ladies I don't really notice abs. As far as dudes, yeah, they're kind of useless. But they're hot. I'm not talking like bodybuilder abs either; just your normal "something other than the flab that currently sits on my waistline" look.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: elcapitan on 28 Dec 2006, 10:49
What Dan said. Abs are totally not worth worrying about - I've seen too many people get disappointed with not being able to have them, when they really shouldn't be.

Point to remember is, your abs are there - it's just whether you can see them or not behind your natural body fat. I know guys with much, much more core strength than me who don't have defined abs - their body type just isn't right. By contrast, I pretty much have good abs all the time, but I'm piss weak at the moment - I just have a relatively low amount of body fat. ("Ectomorphic," if you want to use the overly simplistic idea of somatotypes.)

If you want one thing that will make you look and appear healthier, it's (IMHO) great cardio fitness. Not being out of breath and overly sweaty when you do stuff is a Good Thing.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: E. Spaceman on 28 Dec 2006, 11:48
Come visit me and my hot roommate and I will take you DOWN Pete. You better watch yourself.


I have seen said roommate. This travel would indeed be worth it.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Slick on 28 Dec 2006, 12:11
I recall reading that is actually unhealthy for women to have (clear & defined) abs? The article on women's fitness said you can have a nice six-pack for a little while but it is very unhealthy to sustain that little body fat in the long run, I think.

Tummys can be pretty darn sexy. I will never have abs because my body-shape has a little tummy. Always have, and always will. Just means I need to work my chest to make it look less pronounced. Work with what you've got, people!

...I resolve to work on building a better chest this year.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ernest on 28 Dec 2006, 13:10
I resolve to find undeniable proof that girls poop.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Slick on 28 Dec 2006, 13:32
After four months of living with my best friend, who happens to be a lady, I am extremely confident that they do fart and it does smell. They may deny this, even immediately after shifting their body to better distribute the gasses, and they may even giggle while denying the existence of a fart, but there exists at least one girl who does fart.
I don't really want to go searching for evidence that she poops, though. I'll leave that one up to you.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: JJMitchell on 29 Dec 2006, 01:42
I can verify that women do poop.  And fart.  And belch.

Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Dec 2006, 07:28
I KNOW THAT WOMEN POOP

I HAVE SEEN IT

ON THE INTERNET
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: redglasscurls on 29 Dec 2006, 07:30
*coff* tubgirl *vomit*
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: elcapitan on 29 Dec 2006, 09:38
Damn you. I'd almost managed to block that image from my mind.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: DangerouslyRandom on 29 Dec 2006, 11:55
I'll try to be a better student this coming two semesters. I was EXTREMELY scared I was going to fail German, but I passed with a B (wtf?!). I wasn't dedicated enough, never studied for anything (as is my style.), and did a half ass job on my homework.

I also resolve to be nicer this coming year. Here lately I've been a bit snappish (so apologies in advance to anyone I happen to snap at!)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SilentJ on 29 Dec 2006, 13:45
Let's talk about horizontal bedding plains anytime, honey.

I plan on being the second plate in your subduction zone sometime.
I see myself as a bit dense, so you can be on top  :wink:
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 30 Dec 2006, 03:27
i hope/plan to:

-keep my grades up (finally bring my cumulative gpa above a 3.0)
-not make a mess of the show i'm stage managing
-go to the gym at least once a week (starting with low expectations here)
-get engaged
-be better about saving& managing monies
-spend less on starbucks and chinese food (see above)
-be better about doing laundry on a regular schedule
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: redglasscurls on 30 Dec 2006, 09:55
Rosie, please add 'take out the trash regularly or bribe a roommate to do it' and 'beat tiambi over the head with her chicken pans' to your list.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Verergoca on 30 Dec 2006, 14:25
Hmm..

I kinda came up with the following:

-Normalize sleeping schedule
-Find job for a bit
-get to Oz

Thats about it, not going to go with the "be healthier" stuff as I fail at sports anyway.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 31 Dec 2006, 14:27
Kama Sutra tickles my pink.

Fix'd. i did it 4 teh lulz
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Rebourne on 31 Dec 2006, 15:00
I resolve to stop stalking David Duchovny.

I don't understand why he won't admit he is my father though :(.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SilentJ on 31 Dec 2006, 17:49
Because he's not.  I am.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 31 Dec 2006, 22:40
'beat tiambi over the head with her chicken pans'

that was already on my list. i think i'm going to try and get a key to her room so i can just pile them all on her bed.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Rebourne on 01 Jan 2007, 11:30
Because he's not.  I am.

Daddy?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Misereatur on 01 Jan 2007, 20:53
(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i2/ffgtthttghyujjfdss/HappyHangoverDay.jpg)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: nickb285 on 01 Jan 2007, 22:36
^QFT. I also resolve to never drink absinthe again. My stomach dislikes it.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: öde on 01 Jan 2007, 23:23
My only resolution: I will not mix my own drinks in future.

Although it's not that bad, only 18 hours later and I'm sobering up.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: thelightguy on 02 Jan 2007, 01:08
Okay, now that it's the new year, I'll take this thread seriously and actually post my resolutions:

1. Get laid.
2. Get drunk.
3. Not get stoned.
4. Squeeze my way out of high school with at least a D average.
5. Get a job in the theatre, preferably tech.
6. Run away and join the circus, bitches.

Sike! (Well, at least for #6)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 02 Jan 2007, 01:16
Eric Sykes?

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1470000/images/_1470373_syke_150.jpg)

I think you meant 'Psyche'.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: thelightguy on 02 Jan 2007, 01:56
Curses, you and your british spelling.  "Sike" is perfectly acceptable in the US...

But if you insist...

Psyche!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SilentJ on 02 Jan 2007, 02:29
Because he's not.  I am.

Daddy?

Look, I've been paying your child support.  WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT FROM ME
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 02 Jan 2007, 06:50
More imediate resolution:

I resolve to ask the girl I have a thing for out on this coming Friday.  Wish me luck folks!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: jmrz on 02 Jan 2007, 07:04
Can we please get rid of the picture sigs? Please.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 02 Jan 2007, 07:14
More imediate resolution:

I resolve to ask the girl I have a thing for out on this coming Friday.  Wish me luck folks!

i sympathize because i made the exact same resolution and so, good sir, i wish you good luck.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: amok on 02 Jan 2007, 07:27
- Get another tattoo or 3
- Take more acid
- Continue smoking and drinking

I figure if I resolve to quit something I'll just break it and feel bad so why kid me'self.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Jooooosh on 02 Jan 2007, 07:36
-Find Acid
-Hang out with Friends more
-Get a Car
-Find a digital camera so i can post a picture of myself

i think these are all pretty doable
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: David_Dovey on 02 Jan 2007, 09:17
Oh yeah, I forgot more tattoos. Hopefully a full half-sleeve by 2008, at the very least.

Also, my New Year's Eve has inspired me to make a new resolution:

-Stop being the drunkest, craziest guy at every part I go to. In other words, stop being everybody else's "entertainment."
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 02 Jan 2007, 11:31
I have a new one.

- stop making friends with epic fuckwits who ruin parties for everybody else

(nothing to do with you, D_D, mine is meatlife inspired)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: jhocking on 02 Jan 2007, 13:50
- stop being an epic fuckwit
You really are very mean to yourself.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SilentJ on 02 Jan 2007, 17:53
jhocking, your avatar is quite possibly the best thing I've seen in a while.

As of now I'm resolving to find something that tops that.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: ElRodente on 02 Jan 2007, 18:33
Two resolutions

-Make with the sexings or at least find some manner of female consort.
-Play enough shows that people at university go "hey, there goes that dumbass that made a fool of himself at the exchange on the weekend! let's go see him next time he plays!"


even white boys got to shout!




- stop quoting "baby got back" at johnny C
- get into uni
- project 365
- update doodleblog more
- read more
- watch more movies

no girlfriend resolutions, don't really want one that much
Title: So many resolutions, so little chance.
Post by: the tree on 02 Jan 2007, 20:24
If I make enough resolutions, then maybe I might keep one of them.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: bainidhe_dub on 02 Jan 2007, 22:32
on an unrelated note, something interesting my stage management professor told us: people will only read the first seven items in a list, unless the seventh is funny. then they will read up to number ten.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ladybug on 02 Jan 2007, 23:05
I read everything, and number seven wasn't that funny. Which I guess spoils his theory, or what?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: the tree on 02 Jan 2007, 23:07
on an unrelated note, something interesting my stage management professor told us: people will only read the first seven items in a list, unless the seventh is funny. then they will read up to number ten.
I read everything, and number seven wasn't that funny. Which I guess spoils his theory, or what?
It's just that his theory was incomplete. He didn't account for bored nerds.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: jhocking on 03 Jan 2007, 01:10
I resolve to pogo stick down the Amazon River. Definitely won't happen, but it'll be fun to tell people that's my resolution.

on an unrelated note, something interesting my stage management professor told us: people will only read the first seven items in a list, unless the seventh is funny. then they will read up to number ten.
Does his theory account for people who's eyes glaze over on glancing at the list and who fail to read even a single item?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Toba on 03 Jan 2007, 07:57
3840x1024.  HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Seriously now:

- stop referencing 4chan in all aspects of my everyday life. Seriously. I don't think anybody gets it when I shout ZA WARUDO at the top of my lungs.

TITS OR GTFO.  IMMA CHARGIN MY LAZOR.  GB2FYAD.  THIS ISN'T /B/.

Yeah.  What I meant to say was 'me too'.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 03 Jan 2007, 15:07
- stop being an epic fuckwit
You really are very mean to yourself.
Hence my (fabricated) resolution is entirely relevant!

(Damn, Toba, I don't know what GB2FYAD means, now I have to fuck around on there even more, thanks a lot)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SilentJ on 03 Jan 2007, 18:25
- stop referencing 4chan in all aspects of my everyday life. Seriously. I don't think anybody gets it when I shout ZA WARUDO at the top of my lungs.

BUMP

OMG SAUCE PLZ
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Toba on 04 Jan 2007, 12:19
BUMP

OMG SAUCE PLZ

Pic unrelated
New years resolutions ITT
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SilentJ on 04 Jan 2007, 12:57
ROFL MOAR
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 04 Jan 2007, 14:57
Are you guys willing to pay for your B&?

(on second thought, you *are* encouraging me to actually keep my New Year's resolution, so keep up the good work)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Energy Turtle on 05 Jan 2007, 20:17
I've got to stop drinking, this new year I drank a bottle of scotch and somewhere around the vicinity of 7 jugs of beer before they threw me out at 5am. Then I walked about ten kilometers to the nearest open bar. I remember walking in then I remember lying in a ditch on the highway. I felt completely numb and I had pins and needles all over my body and I couldn't breathe. This is progressing from a haha problem to a liver explosion before I'm 25 problem  :-(
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 06 Jan 2007, 05:59
More imediate resolution:

I resolve to ask the girl I have a thing for out on this coming Friday.  Wish me luck folks!

I not only accomplished this resolution, but I did it early!  Asked the girl on Thursday.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Tyler on 06 Jan 2007, 06:01
and and and....


WE WANT RESULTS, JOSEPH
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 06 Jan 2007, 08:09
Well, I won't blog away with every little word that I was given, or any of the discussion afterwards or anything like that.  Summed up into one word (which is quite a shortening of the events), the answer is:  Maybe.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Johnny C on 06 Jan 2007, 08:30
Aw noncomittal?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 06 Jan 2007, 08:32
Mmmmm, it's a damn sight more complicated than that.  The impression I get out of the whole thing is that, if I'm willing to wait a bit (no known length of time here), a relationship would likely happen.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 06 Jan 2007, 10:50
Ok, new resolution:  Get more concrete answer out of this girl over the next few weeks.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Peet on 06 Jan 2007, 18:42
Stick it in her POOPER
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 06 Jan 2007, 21:14
(http://media.urbandictionary.com/image/large/buttsecks-43951.jpg)

Obligatory.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Edith on 07 Jan 2007, 01:04
Wowza, you guys sure are resolute. Here are my good intentions:

1. Lose that last 10 pounds by 3/1/07.
2. Go to the gym or cancel membership in same.
3. Ride my bike to work at least twice/week from May-September.
4. Finish Dad's 2005 Christmas present.
5. Buy and install a dishwasher.
6. Save money so I can eventually move to a warmer and drier climate.
7. Save money in another account for travel.
8. Get a new passport with a less horrific photo.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Toba on 07 Jan 2007, 06:53
4. Finish Dad's 2005 Christmas present.

You're a quick one.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Sythe on 07 Jan 2007, 11:35
Learn to play the mandolin.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Oli on 07 Jan 2007, 21:46
4. Finish Dad's 2005 Christmas present.

You're a quick one.

What if she's building him an even greater wall of china? Because then if she finishes this year she really is a quick one.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 07 Jan 2007, 23:44
I already kind of broke my no smoking one, but it was under the rarest of cicumstances! I've now only got one exception to my no smoking rule: You are allowed to smoke if and only if it allows you to get to talk to cute boys alone.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 08 Jan 2007, 00:05
I have exactly the same rule with mainlining heroin into my asshole.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 08 Jan 2007, 00:26
As you should. Or would it be more appropriate to say "ass you should"?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Oli on 08 Jan 2007, 00:33
I have not smoked since 20 to mindnight on new years eve.

I have also not been to a party since, but I figure I'll be cool if I do. I don't really see this as quiting as such because I never really felt like I needed a cigarette just that I wouldn't mind one.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Edith on 08 Jan 2007, 00:39
4. Finish Dad's 2005 Christmas present.

You're a quick one.

What if she's building him an even greater wall of china? Because then if she finishes this year she really is a quick one.

Not an even greater wall of china. But that's a good idea for next year.  A *much* better idea than a handknit and felted guitar strap that has to be sewn to a strip of material so it doesn't stretch while he plays.  Example at http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTbanshee.html (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall03/PATTbanshee.html).

I just thought of #9:  Don't make any handicraft promises I can't/don't intend to keep!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 17 Jan 2007, 17:50
I have a new system I intend to continue during 2007.
Since Smoking, Drinking and Fucking caused me all manner of pain this year, I resolve to do none of them again in Britain.

Thus, I can only do the above while abroad.
This makes a lot of sense to me, even if it doesn't to you.

I broke all of these on Saturday.
I lasted 13 days. Anyone beat that?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Mnementh on 17 Jan 2007, 18:21
I don't remember mine.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 17 Jan 2007, 23:26
...shit, I did too. I'm going to have to write these down or something.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Jan 2007, 14:52
Wowza, you guys sure are resolute. Here are my good intentions:

1. Lose that last 10 pounds by 3/1/07.
2. Go to the gym or cancel membership in same.
3. Ride my bike to work at least twice/week from May-September.
4. Finish Dad's 2005 Christmas present.
5. Buy and install a dishwasher.
6. Save money so I can eventually move to a warmer and drier climate.
7. Save money in another account for travel.
8. Get a new passport with a less horrific photo.

I read that date as DD/MM/YY so I assumed by the date/time of your post that you had failed all your resolutions.

I think my main resolution is to lose a bit of weight so I don't look in the mirror and go "...oh." anymore. That and maybe get another tattoo.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Toba on 19 Jan 2007, 04:35
...shit, I did too. I'm going to have to write these down or something.

You don't count typing them into the INTERNET as writing them down?  Go back to your abacus.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: supersheep on 19 Jan 2007, 20:56
OK, seeing as I found out yesterday that my resting heart rate is something up in the region of 100, I am amending my resolutions thusly:

STOP BEING SUCH A DAMN LAZY BASTARD AND GO DO SOME FETHING EXERCISE!!!!111!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Scrambled Egg Machine on 20 Jan 2007, 00:21
Mine was to stay with my girlfriend for a whole year, but the ####### day after I got her a ring, she broke up with me.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: JJMitchell on 20 Jan 2007, 01:11
Its bad because I have no idea if I already posted in this thread.

So my resolution is to remember which frigging threads I've posted in already.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: TheFuriousWombat on 20 Jan 2007, 08:07
along with joseph i followed up on my resolution to woo my lady friend and somehow convince her to go out with me. and somehow it worked. sorry joe (although that was a while ago...). i was shocked when she said yes and even more shocked when everything went incredibly well. date number 2 tommorrow night. still a little shocked over this one...my cynicism over resolutions is being eased.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 20 Jan 2007, 21:09
You don't count typing them into the INTERNET as writing them down?  Go back to your abacus.

I can't remember which page and I'm a lazy slutwhore. :(
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Heijoshin on 21 Jan 2007, 00:10
A little late but,

*Quit smoking (so far so good).
*Sort out all my legal shit so I can get on with my life.
*Not get in any more legal shit.
*Get my drivers license back (noticing the theme?).
*Finish drawing up my back piece.
*Move far, far, away from the distractions and negative influences I have here at home, and start a new life by restarting my college career now that I am older, wiser, and far more resolute than I was when I fucked it all up before!
*Actually have some sort of meaningful relationship with the new girl so long as it does not compromise the above.

Also, I resolve to step up my at-the-gym time so that I can get work as a personal trainer before next year's resolutions come out, theoretically allowing me to fund said college career for the next 80+ years.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Toba on 22 Jan 2007, 15:55
*Not get in any more legal shit.

Sticking with illegal shit this year?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Joseph on 10 Feb 2007, 18:27
So, a month and a bit later, how are everyone's resolutions holding up?  Mine seem to be goingalright, considering I still have 11 more months to do things.

Quote
-No longer drink expensive Starbucks drinks when I go there with friends (started this a month ago, with intentions on it being a New Years Resolution).  Instead I'll just be getting black dark roast coffee.
-Ask out the girl I have a thing for.
-Start a journal.
-Get into university out in Toronto or Montreal.
-Meet some more QC folks.
-Start the novel I've been planning.
-Spend more than $100 in a used book store.

-So far I've just stuck with my coffee, it's been much cheaper and nicer.
-The girl things had appeared to go not so well (see earlier in thread), but I saw her last night and we ended up kissing for a bit on her couch.  Success, I'm thinking.
-I think I'll actually get on this one with in the week.  I really should.
-I've applied to university, getting in will wait for acceptance letters to be mailed.  Fingers crossed.
-No luck so far, still just Rubby and Coonstar.
-I've expanded the plot in my mind, no writing done just yet.
-I'm going to do this when I get to wherever I'll be in university, to give me some reading material to start out the school year in a new town with.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: McTaggart on 10 Feb 2007, 21:13
As last year for me. Though I managed to pull off all of what I wanted to it's a fairly easy one to just repeat. So far this year it's going meh.

Also, for this year I will turn up and post here for a while, then disappear around maybe june and come back in february again. This place hasn't changed at all (bar the different forums and everyone's name's changing to their actual names, that one took some time to figure out).
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: ElRodente on 12 Feb 2007, 07:49

- stop quoting "baby got back" at johnny C  CHECK
- get into uni interviews start on friday
- project 365 so far... ok
- update doodleblog more kinda
- read more urrrrr
- watch more movies yeah

no girlfriend resolutions, don't really want one that much


update!

i am doing ok
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 12 Feb 2007, 08:15
I'm half done with the album. I'm studying for the GED so I can tell high school to fuck off altogether. Nobody's stabbed me out of pure agitation (yet) and I've only been b& from 4chan once 'cause I was a dick on the /mu/ board.

So I guess I'm 2/3?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Edith on 12 Feb 2007, 11:39
1. Lose that last 10 pounds by 3/1/07.
2. Go to the gym or cancel membership in same.
3. Ride my bike to work at least twice/week from May-September.
4. Finish Dad's 2005 Christmas present.
5. Buy and install a dishwasher.
6. Save money so I can eventually move to a warmer and drier climate.
7. Save money in another account for travel.
8. Get a new passport with a less horrific photo.

#1 - 8 down, 2 to go.
#2 - Done. I've been twice now.
#4 - A little farther along. I hate to sew. It might get done in 2007.
#3, 5-8 - not even started.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: axerton on 27 Dec 2007, 17:08
So how did people do

I don't think I posted mine, but it was to write 365000 words on various novels

It's hardly surprising that I failed miserably, but I did get about a third of the way there.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tommydski on 27 Dec 2007, 17:15
As you can read above, I lasted 13 days.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: jhocking on 27 Dec 2007, 17:15
I resolve to plan a ski trip for my fiancee and I this winter. I figure that's a good idea, and it's not like resolutions are really kept up longer than that anyway.

EDIT: I'm referring to this coming year. Did I post any resolutions a year ago? darn now I gotta read the whole damn thread.

EDIT 2:
-Saving up for a new bow and arrow and getting good at shooting defenseless burlap sacks again.
-Learning ninjutsu.
-Hugging more people, also more often.
-Also hugging tigers.
I miss the good ole days.

jhocking, your avatar is quite possibly the best thing I've seen in a while.
Does anyone have any idea what my avatar was back then?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Verergoca on 27 Dec 2007, 19:29

-Normalize sleeping schedule
-Find job for a bit
-get to Oz

Thats about it, not going to go with the "be healthier" stuff as I fail at sports anyway.

Damnit, i screwed up the first one! Its 4am here now...

Ohwell, i guess 2/3 is a pretty good score!

Also, i did a bit on healthyness when i was in oz by swimming regularly, does that get me bonuspoints?
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Blue Kitty on 27 Dec 2007, 19:50
Wait, are we going to make a new one for the new year or is this just it?
Oh, and I didn't really do any of mine.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: tania on 27 Dec 2007, 20:09
huh, i thought i posted in this thread but i guess i didn't.

i actually accomplished quite a bit this year that had long been on my list of things to do, including getting my grades up, improving my diet, surrounding myself with friends whom i deeply care about and respect and teaching myself guitar. however, from what i recall my only formal news year's resolution from january was to try to make peace with my judgmental side. sadly i don't think i have made any progress here whatsoever. maybe the tiniest bit.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: bryanthelion on 27 Dec 2007, 21:03
I need to lose weight, get some sun, get a job, and make better comics.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: morca007 on 27 Dec 2007, 21:57
I RESOLVE:
- Not to fail out of college
- Not to be retarded
- To continue to give orgasms as well as I get them if not better

Yeah, that sounds about right.
Man, it's like you made these resolutions for me, and then I kept them without even knowing it.

Also, for this year:
-Make some good fucking photographs.
-Do not be heck of depressed so much.
-Stop using 4chan Digg.
-And maybe don't say candlejack so much, it's stu-
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: calenlass on 27 Dec 2007, 22:52
1. More sex.
2. More liquor.
3. More parties like the one I am about to go to in three days. Fuck yeah.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: IronOxide on 28 Dec 2007, 09:58
I need to
- Stop Slacking in School
- Practice More and hone my ear

I think these are attainable and good goals.

I actually did alright with these. I've definitely gotten better at both, but not because I remembered that I resolved to do them.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Ally on 28 Dec 2007, 10:17
- Lose weight through exercise, not dieting
- Make art a high priority in my life
- Keep things in perspective
- Memorize poetry

I failed on EVERY ACCOUNT (although I did memorize some Lincoln speeches). But really, I suck, I'm not making any more. I think that I was even more eloquent a year ago when I wrote the opening post for this thread. Jeez.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Alegis on 28 Dec 2007, 13:28
Study more
Game more (actually, better 'time management')
Spend less time surfing on random boards posting nonsense (woops)
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Toba on 28 Dec 2007, 15:20
3840x1024.  HURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

Yup.

Seriously now:
  • Stop procrastinating.  When I realize I am, just fucking look at the todo list and pick something.

Shit, I never got around to this one.

  • Try at least one thing from lifehack.org every week

Nope.

  • Learn python real good

Yup.

  • Don't be such a giant ass to everyone

Maybe?

  • Stop being a stupid shut-in

Definitely.

  • Go to the gym again (easier once I'm off break and there IS a gym)

I did, and then fell off the wagon again.

  • Eat breakfast

Not really.

  • Sleep enough (bahahahha)

Doing okay on this.

  • Find something to do that will actually stick in history, maybe

Hm. Not really.

  • For every goal acheived, add another to the list.

Nope, I forgot about the list promptly.

Resolutions for this year:

Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: öde on 28 Dec 2007, 17:54
-get all A's at college.
-do college work, like right now. GO!
-invade America.

Fuck you, me!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: jimbunny on 28 Dec 2007, 21:01
-start saving money.
-invest something in my education (ie study like I mean it...ie mean it).
-get a job during the summer.
-talk to people at school instead of waiting for them to talk to me (ie make friends through my own volition).
-exercise regularly.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Toba on 29 Dec 2007, 00:53
As has been mentioned in this thread (http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18567.0.html), this thread is not well suited to resolutions for this year.  Results of last year, here.  New year, here:

http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php/topic,18567.0.html
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 29 Dec 2007, 08:28
I haven't fulfilled any of mine, I don't think. I never did finish that album and I can't even remember the rest of it. I think it was something whiny about girls.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: valley_parade on 29 Dec 2007, 08:43
-Lose weight
-Exercise
-Eat healthier
-Write some decent punk rock songs
-Play more golf
-Budget my money better
-Take an actual guitar lesson or two

Did (30 pounds!)
Did and doing
Did
Wrote a noise album...
Didn't
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA NO
Nope.

Resolutions: partially accomplished!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: vegkitkat on 29 Dec 2007, 14:56
-Lose some weight (like 10-15 lbs) by exercising more, and eating less junk
-Read more
-Stop procrastinating ie: study every night
-Write, and send written work off to literary journals
-Flirt properly and actually land a boy

Probably only 1,2,4 will happen (maybe).

-Nope, actually gained weight (I think)
-Maybe, more textbooks at least
-Definitely failed
-Oh me and my failed dreams
-This one actually worked out
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Patrick on 29 Dec 2007, 16:04
ITT: we failed
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Scandanavian War Machine on 29 Dec 2007, 16:39
ITT: we failed

speak for yourself.

i resolved to ask out this pretty lady and then i did. i win.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Spinless on 29 Dec 2007, 17:52
I don't recall making any resolutions to break! Every year I just say 'Let's make this year better than the last one'.
But each year ends up being the same! With good bits and bad bits, you can't really help that.
I think it's time to make it official though.
My new years resolution this year: Live another year. With good bits, and bad bits, and enjoy it anyway. As long as I don't die, it's the only guaranteed resolution I absolutely can not break, even if I want to!
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: SilentJ on 02 Jan 2008, 05:17
*actually get in an application so as to actually have a job. I need teh monies.
*find several ways to earn said monies.
*actually start going to the gym. I may or may not end up starting this one in my basement until all those people who resolve to do such stop going to the gym and there'll actually be space there
*get the schoolwork done I need to get the grades up and be not on probation for NHS
*actually 5-star every song on Guitar Hero on Hard
*then, beat GH on Expert (probably not happening)

#1:  somewhat done, I submitted applications to places.
#2:  technically done, I made money randomly over the course of the year.
#3:  note really done, I went a few times with my mom and then kinda fell off.
#4:  somewhat done.  I got my grades up enough to not be kicked out on the spot, but that'll be happening in about 3 weeks or so.
#5:  done on GHIII, I think I still have a few on GHI and GHII.  I don't think I even bothered with Hard for '80s.
#6:  done for all 4 games.


jho, even I don't remember what your avatar was back then.
Title: Re: It Must Be Done [Resolutions!]
Post by: Hat on 02 Jan 2008, 05:48
- Not to spend my entire pay-check on delicious cocktails, pints of Guinness, LSD, Star Trek DVDs, and webcomic T-shirts the second it hits my account.

Oh man, I failed at this so hard