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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #150 on: 24 Jan 2008, 04:34 »

Holy necropost, Batman!
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #151 on: 24 Jan 2008, 05:42 »

Ten days?
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #152 on: 24 Jan 2008, 06:57 »

It has been nearly a month since New Years, too.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #153 on: 24 Jan 2008, 08:02 »

Anyone else already fail their resolutions?
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #154 on: 24 Jan 2008, 08:20 »

Well, I never made an actual resolution, but my pledge to keep my room clean isn't going too well.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #155 on: 24 Jan 2008, 08:39 »

Anyone else already fail their resolutions?

Well, I've got a lot of verses written, but I am a week's worth of verses behind.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #156 on: 24 Jan 2008, 08:53 »

I haven't even like started to attempt my "resolution". My goal is to get something published in a reputable journal/magazine/etc.

I have been writing like crazy for the last couple of weeks, but nothing has been edited for actually sending anywhere... Oh well! I still have 11 months.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #157 on: 24 Jan 2008, 09:06 »

In a few years, maybe a few decades you'll have the opposite of the latter resolution.

thats the point

I'll need a good resolution later in life.
I like this idea, making a resolution to set yourself up.

Anyone else already fail their resolutions?
I'm already finished with mine actually:
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.
We went skiing over the MLK weekend. woohoo, now I can forget about trying to be a better person.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #158 on: 24 Jan 2008, 09:07 »

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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #159 on: 24 Jan 2008, 09:13 »

Anyone else already fail their resolutions?

Yes! And I have a feeling I might break the new replacement one within a week! Woo no willpower!
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #160 on: 24 Jan 2008, 09:19 »

Anyone else already fail their resolutions?

Oh! Thanks for the reminder.

maybe get married.

Good news for you, I hear Shane's available!
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #161 on: 24 Jan 2008, 09:21 »

I've still done none of mine, though Edith said she'd buy an EP, and apparently I'm playing tronno.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #162 on: 24 Jan 2008, 11:34 »

I am excersising at the gym regularly. However I don't think the snowboard thing is going to happen, and my friend who is supposed to teach me some boxing stuff's membership to the gym is expired, and he has yet to start a new one.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #163 on: 24 Jan 2008, 11:44 »

I added a resolution to help a friend get her driving license.  So far, I got her to finally get her learning permit, and I've taken her on the road twice.  I'm not dead, so it's not bad so far.

Other than that, my eating habits still suck, I have actually started looking at apartments, and uh.. yeah that's it for now.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #164 on: 03 Feb 2008, 01:01 »

- Not be late for work, and arrive early enough to park in the far away parking lot (thus saving $2 a day!)
- On that note, bring a lunch and thermos of coffee to work with me so I don't need to buy it every day.
- Open my mail the day it shows up in my mailbox... seriously, I've been known to leave bank statements unopened for years on end.
- Sell off about half of my action figure collection.
- No Facebook or LiveJournal after 12:30AM... this one will be tough to stick to.
- Actually ask girls out on dates... and try not to fall in love with girls who already have boyfriends.
- Update my comic on at least a weekly schedule.


Yep. All failed epically. Though I guess there's still time for #4 and the first half of #6....
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #165 on: 03 Feb 2008, 01:37 »

Okay yeah I have just entirely given up on my verses thing. I am, however, in the process of writing an actual song, lyrics and all, all by myself, so we'll see how this turns out. Unfortunately, when I record it, if you listen real careful, it's just a blatant ripoff of "Star Guitar" by Shinichi Osawa put to the vocal melody of "Hearts of Oak" by Ted Leo.

Last year's "record an album" resolution (I hope not to make a habit of doing that) is about 1/3 of the way done. The song I just mentioned is going to be part of it, and I'm scouring iTunes with some friggin' steel wool to find stuff I can rip off without it being too noticeable.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #166 on: 03 Feb 2008, 01:47 »

Inspired by Lunchbox's 365 photograph things and my resolution to figure out my camera and learn how to get shots that are not so hell ass-blurry, I am doing a couple of random shots every day. Most are never going to be posted, but so far I think it might be helping a little! I am still only using the timer setting, though, and I do not know how to get across the room (where it should be in focus) in time for the camera to actually focus before the 10-second timer goes off, so most of the ones that have worked are closer shots and shots not of me.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #167 on: 03 Feb 2008, 07:50 »

i think i'm going to need to revise my resolutions a bit and add something about trying to find a job or volunteer position that actually has something even remotely to do with the sort of work i want to do after i graduate. nearly every masters program i want to apply for after school requires millions of years of relevant work experience and those jobs subsequently require millions of years of volunteer experience. i have nothing on my resume whatsoever except a couple of years of picking up boxes and putting them down somewhere else, hosting a shitty radio show once a week that doesn't pay me anything and pissing off other graduates by calling them and asking for money. i am graduating in just over a year and it is freaking me out. waaaaahhh.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #168 on: 03 Feb 2008, 13:17 »

I'm failing hard on all of my resolutions already.

It shouldn't be so hard to do things that you want to do.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #169 on: 03 Feb 2008, 19:58 »

Most are never going to be posted

Bullshit, Katie, you are a camerawhore to your very soul.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #170 on: 03 Feb 2008, 22:40 »

6.)  Research job opportunities for people with Neuroscience/Cognitive Science degrees that make at least $75K to start.
I hope the degree you are referring to is a Phd.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #171 on: 04 Feb 2008, 02:54 »

Most are never going to be posted

Bullshit, Katie, you are a camerawhore to your very soul.

I know! You should see the size of my Pictures folder. You would not believe how many I do not even bother to upload to my gigantic photobuckets.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #172 on: 04 Feb 2008, 06:20 »

You could delete the boring ones. :B
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #173 on: 05 Feb 2008, 08:34 »

I've done both of my resolutions

i win new years?
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #174 on: 05 Feb 2008, 08:47 »

Considering your resolutions were both incredibly low difficulty/standard, no.

Get Shane laid and continue being as awesome as I already am? Now THAT is hard work.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #175 on: 05 Feb 2008, 08:58 »

He's just jealous because he didn't use our strategy of setting realistic short-term goals.

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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #176 on: 05 Feb 2008, 09:02 »

Are you implying that getting Shane laid is unrealistic? Bad form, Joe. Bad form.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #177 on: 05 Feb 2008, 09:04 »

Once again.

Joe Hocking is a boring motherfucker.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #178 on: 05 Feb 2008, 15:19 »

Joe's just mad 'cause his resolution to stop snorting cocaine from Kate Moss's asscrack didn't pan out like he'd hoped. Hey at least you're down to 1kg a day now!
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #179 on: 05 Feb 2008, 15:42 »

Now here's a quandary. While I wouldn't want to actually do that, I would be pretty jazzed about the opportunity presenting itself.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #180 on: 05 Feb 2008, 18:40 »

You could just pretend you were snorting the cocaine.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #181 on: 05 Feb 2008, 19:06 »

Talk about an awkward situation:
"What the... There's still cocaine in my ass?! You fucker, you were just pretending!"

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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #182 on: 05 Feb 2008, 19:40 »

I know this is just pure speculation, having neither snorted cocaine nor done so from anybody's asscrack (or had it snorted from my own, for that matter), but I am pretty sure you'd be able to tell the difference between somebody actually doing it and somebody faking it.

It would be absolutely amazing if somebody on here had experience on the subject.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #183 on: 05 Feb 2008, 19:40 »

Well, last weekend...
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #184 on: 05 Feb 2008, 19:56 »

I fucking LOVE enamel.
When I clicked on this page, I lol'd at this post. How did I not notice this before?

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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #185 on: 06 Feb 2008, 05:11 »

It would be absolutely amazing if somebody on here had experience on the subject.

*Ahem* Somebody does. Unless he was completely shitting me...
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #186 on: 06 Feb 2008, 08:08 »

There's someone who has snorted cocaine from Kate Moss' asscrack on here? Wow. Similarly, wow if someone has done so from some other random person's bottombits.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #187 on: 06 Feb 2008, 13:02 »

Unless he was completely shitting me...

That is a HORRIBLE pun and I hate you forever.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #188 on: 07 Feb 2008, 05:58 »

i actually know someone who snorted coke off someone else's ass.  i was not present when it happened, but let's just say i know some people who have really weird taste in friends.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #189 on: 07 Feb 2008, 17:21 »

 :mrgreen: Stop using so many emoticons  :mrgreen:
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #190 on: 07 Feb 2008, 17:32 »

Yeah okay, that one was me. Two girls, one put a line on the top of her friend's butt and I snorted it off. Not literally from the ass-crack though. I mean if you can imagine a girl bending over in front of you and using the base of her pelvis as a table. One line, gone in an instance. Everyone giggled! Very hedonistic but ultimately no more ridiculous than having sex with two women or taking cocaine at any other time. To clarify - cocaine is probably the worst drug in the world. It essentially turns you into a massive dick. Not recommended. Not even for the experience, it's just a shitty and expensive drug.

In my defence I was mildly drunk and it was whilst I was on holiday.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #191 on: 08 Feb 2008, 09:13 »

Alternatively, it can turn you into a famous rock'n'roll clown.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #192 on: 11 Feb 2008, 00:03 »

Hmm well I'm going to the gym 2-3 times a week so I'm pretty happy about that. I did break the whole not staying up late resolution... and the procrastinating one... as I pulled an all-nighter to finish my chem lab. I also drank coffee... but I had a good twenty-three days before I gave in, I consider it an accomplishment.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #193 on: 11 Feb 2008, 04:33 »

My new years resolution was to not have sex for about 6 months.

I'm doing pretty good.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #194 on: 11 Feb 2008, 17:09 »

Doesn't seem to be much of a challenge, to be honest.
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« Reply #195 on: 11 Feb 2008, 19:37 »

You'd think not, but have you seen Dan?

He's a hot tamale.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #196 on: 12 Feb 2008, 03:42 »

I can do you one better, lazyass Slacker Dan. Or, if you want to get mathematical and all that crap, I can do you 38 better.
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Re: New Year's Resolutions 2008 Edition
« Reply #197 on: 12 Feb 2008, 11:03 »

I have seen a trend in people revisiting their resolutions.  I have done the same and it is a bit depressing.

I wouldn't call these resolutions so much as just shit I really need/want to do.
-Take some fucking risks because I have been way too safe and practical in my decisions so far.  Transferring to art school or studying abroad are high on the list.
-Generally be more dedicated to art.
-Have more adventures.  These will probably involve more risks.
-Run a half marathon in late April without hurting myself.
-Keep in shape to run a full marathon sometime this fall, again without hurting myself.
-Avoid spiraling into alcoholism following my 21st birthday.  Mostly because it would be expensive.
-NO MOAR DRAMAZ.  I hate the dramaz. 


-Have had a couple of adventures.  Hope to have more when it is not motherfucking cold. 
-Actually taking a studio art class this semester.  This is a step in the right direction.
-The running's not going so well.  It's too cold and I'm too busy.  Have adjusted my goal to hit the campus gym 3 times a week after work, and start the running business again once I have daylight hours free.
-Not 21 yet.  Only drunk once a week or so thus far. 
-Drama still won't leave me alone.  Thinking about changing phone number.
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