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If we do just merge the fuck out of my thread and that one.

I ordinarily really struggle to come up with resolutions, but this year I have shitloads.

- Stop doing cocaine
- Quit smoking
- Start jogging again
- Start lifting weights again
- Get counselling.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #1 on: 24 Dec 2012, 05:46 »

-Continue current levels of awesome
-Maybe start going to the gym
-Attempt to make girlfriend appreciate baseball (aka bring her to Fenway Park)

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-part together another guitar
« Last Edit: 24 Dec 2012, 06:24 by valley_parade »
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #2 on: 24 Dec 2012, 05:55 »

1) Start driving
2) Get a car of some sort
3) Lose weight, any amount really, but at least 20 pounds
4) Get to the point where I can see my ex without wanting to sob and beg him to take me back
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #3 on: 24 Dec 2012, 06:27 »

1) Survive.
2) Take care of myself.
3) Make the attic into a beautiful living space.
4) Get back into martial arts.
5) Quit worrying about weight.
6) Plan mid-term goals (this is probably the biggest one; I always have long-term and very short-term goals, but never much in between)

That's all for now, I think.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #4 on: 24 Dec 2012, 06:36 »

1) Stop procrastinating.
2) Think of some resolutions.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #5 on: 24 Dec 2012, 08:46 »

1. Do awesome on my licensure test.
2. Find a job related to my skills and try not to fall back on retail unless absolutely necessary.
3. Make stuff and sell it.
4. Join a gym, get fit, and try to lose a decent amount of weight by May.
5. Be happy!
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #6 on: 24 Dec 2012, 08:53 »

I did my resolutions for Solstice, but here they are:

Quit smoking
Start my exercise program again
Start my diet again
Start practicing guitar again
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #7 on: 24 Dec 2012, 18:09 »

1. Continue developing new friendships, over-60 women included.
2. Resume exercise; weight loss should follow.
3. Get my bottom off the sofa, the computer off my lap and do more interesting and creative stuff.
Any of these would be grand.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #8 on: 26 Dec 2012, 08:39 »

I am not going to mae any real resolutions this new years
I usually do something about my health or weight, but both of those have been pretty good this year, in the sense that I pretty much maintained it all. If I keep up the way I am, I might be dropping a shirt size sometime next year.
I made a lot of positive steps this year, nothing extraordinary (Okay maybe coming out and dealing with the whole sexuality business fall into that category).

So:
1.Keep Kicking ass
2. Maybe actually kiss someone this year. Maybe.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #9 on: 26 Dec 2012, 15:14 »

1. Turn 24
2. Play better shows
3. Record and release Troubador's 2nd album
4. Git mo' money
5. Fucc mo' bitches
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #10 on: 26 Dec 2012, 17:49 »

I'm going to [try to] resolve to:
  • Not get fired again...I kinda like this job, and it pays the bills.
  • Get my car registered, and keep it that way.
  • Pay off those god damn collectors...not really. I totally bullshitted that one.
  • Go somewhere actually nice for my 5-year anniversary...I have exactly one month to fulfill this one. Tick tock.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #11 on: 27 Dec 2012, 09:04 »

  • Find a decent full-time job.
  • Lose more then the 5 lbs I lost this summer. 
  • Stop wasting so much time in here. 

At least one of these is a guaranteed failure...
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #12 on: 27 Dec 2012, 09:31 »

But succeeding at either of the first two could lead to success at the third.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #13 on: 27 Dec 2012, 19:27 »

Except for the issue of willpower. QCforums is like the One Ring...it just...keeps drawing you closer...the preceious...preciousssss.....
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #14 on: 31 Dec 2012, 13:03 »

Hey, a resolutions thread!!

According to last year's thread, I haven't done too shabby with those but there is always room for improvement.

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I'm kinda proud of the resolutions that I came up with this year. They feel more attainable and don't feel as though I'm making huge changes, just focusing on more things that have already proved to be helpful. Plus....they aren't as harsh as last year's. I'm nice to everyone else, why should I be mean to myself?

- Continue employing "Wise Mind" awareness. I will not ignore the signs if I find myself starting to slip, I will catch myself and work on climbing back up without placing any blame on myself.
- Decrease negative statements about myself and stop feeling guilty when people offer to help me with things.
- Start using Dave Ramsey's money management method. Don't get angry if it doesn't work right away.
- Throw out 50 things.
- Try not to put off doing things you don't want to do- it will only make them worse.
- Perform more random acts of kindness.
- Make more art.

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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #15 on: 31 Dec 2012, 15:51 »

- Throw out 50 things.

I could do that and not even notice...

Have I mentioned that my wife's a bit of a hoarder? 
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #16 on: 31 Dec 2012, 18:21 »

lepetitfromage - before you get into the life drawing, you might want to get back into yoga - not necessarily go back to classes, but practise what you did learn. It's a good exercise in stretching your body out and getting you ready to comfortably hold yourself in various poses - when I did modeling I got a lot of requests for a vajrasana/rock pose, which was incredibly hard to manage for more than thirty seconds or so at first, but with practise I could hold for 10-15 minutes before having to switch positions up.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #17 on: 01 Jan 2013, 19:52 »

Ok, my two resolutions are to get back into running/food tracking/getting in shape, and to make an effort to spend time with my friends.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #18 on: 02 Jan 2013, 07:30 »

Carl- I am too.....easy to do when you are a wannabe art teacher/couponing impulse buyer who loves crafting shoes clothes home decor books lots of things that take up lots of space. The nice thing about this challenge is that more than one of the same thing only count as one. For instance- If I get rid of 5 old towels, 3 chipped mugs, 7 blouses, 10 cruddy paintbrushes and 1 pair of ugly platform shoes, according to the challenge, I've only gotten rid of 5 "things".


Unicorn- good thinking! I can imagine my feet falling asleep if I held that pose for too long. Amusingly, I find Supta Vajrasana more comfortable than that one. However, the same might not be said for pose+nudity+room full of people looking at me.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #19 on: 02 Jan 2013, 16:31 »

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« Reply #20 on: 02 Jan 2013, 19:02 »

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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #21 on: 04 Jan 2013, 09:20 »

- Continue being awesome.

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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #22 on: 05 Jan 2013, 04:22 »

1. Continue developing new friendships, over-60 women included.

Bloody hell, friendships with over 60 women? I'm not sure I know 10 women that would want to be my friend. Bad-dum-pssh

So, I'll throw my hat into the "get fit" ring. Would like to be able to enter a half marathon by the end of the year. I just need to find the time to do it (with commuting, I do a 12 hour day, kind of hard to find time). I will endeavour to try and run more without getting shin splints like last time.

Take care of my finances - I've had this job for three months and now I need to start looking properly at how much I can save per month and be happy with.

Take the girlfriend somewhere nice for our five-year anniversary (01/01/13) - its okay to be later on this because we both have pretty busy lives and taking time off before you start the new year is frowned upon.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #23 on: 10 Jan 2013, 17:50 »

the new years resolutions I've ended up working on instead have been 'keep getting pissed off,' 'stop pretending to care about shit I don't care about,' and 'be self-important'. so far, I've lost ten friends!
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #24 on: 10 Jan 2013, 20:10 »

so far, I've lost ten friends!

Fuck em. :mrgreen:
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #25 on: 11 Jan 2013, 17:31 »

That was actually my exact response.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #26 on: 11 Jan 2013, 22:41 »

Worth it.

My resolution has been to bitch less about things that don't really matter but I'm not really off to a very good start so far. First I bitched a ton about my tat hurting and then itching, now I'm bitching about being sick. And dammit now I'm bitching about bitching (and about bitching about it).

It's a vicious cycle.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #28 on: 13 Jan 2013, 12:41 »

I booked a blood donation appointment for Tuesday because I am FINALLY able to give again - I haven't had any kind of medical procedure, dental work, inexplicable illness, medication or trips abroad recently. Hurrah!

Then I read that Alice Pyne has died. And now, when I go to my appointment, I will be putting myself on the bone marrow registry in her memory. I can't donate platelets because I don't weigh enough, but if you do (in the UK you can find out at the Blood Donor website and I don't know about the USA rules) then that's a great thing to do too.

Make it your New Year's resolution to go save some lives. If you can't donate yourself, badger your friends and relatives who can.
« Last Edit: 13 Jan 2013, 12:46 by Barmymoo »
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« Reply #29 on: 13 Jan 2013, 18:29 »

I think I just became able to give blood again, actually.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #30 on: 13 Jan 2013, 20:46 »

Lucky...

I was deemed ineligible to give blood about six years ago. A preliminary test turned up a positive result for Hep B (surface antigen test), though the three follow-up tests (one surface antigen, two core antigen) were all negative. The Red Cross is so picky...
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« Reply #31 on: 14 Jan 2013, 01:54 »

I haven't given in about two years because I was undergoing tests to see if I was lactose intolerant, then I went to the dentist, then I had a laryngoscopy, then I went to the USA... all of which are well-known blood-borne diseases of course.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #32 on: 14 Jan 2013, 06:20 »

We are just chock full of diseases over here, let me just tell you.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #33 on: 14 Jan 2013, 07:09 »

May, kudos to you for wanting to donate bone marrow. From what I've heard, it's an incredibly painful procedure, so...yeah.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #34 on: 14 Jan 2013, 07:12 »

Bone Marrow donation registrys are a weird thing. You basically sign up for them, might get a call at some point in your life that you are a match for someone who is a possible candidate, and then you may or may not ever get a call again. I got my match call a few years ago for example, still no follow up on it at this point.
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« Reply #35 on: 14 Jan 2013, 07:25 »

From what I know, there are two ways to donate. One is painful as it involves sticking a needle into your bones. The other is not really painful (no more so than blood donation) but does involve five days of injections before the blood is taken. But indeed you might never get asked to donate. I would be prepared to put up with some pain and inconvenience to save someone's life.
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« Reply #36 on: 14 Jan 2013, 07:30 »

The way I've heard the direct needle donation described is that it feels like being kicked by a mule. Sadly that does give me a good reference. Mules kick pretty hard.
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« Reply #37 on: 14 Jan 2013, 09:38 »

I'm not allowed to give blood because I'm trans and queer.

Oops, my bad!
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #38 on: 14 Jan 2013, 09:59 »

In this country they just made it legal for gays to give blood if they've not had gay sex for a year.

That's why I just became able to give blood.
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« Reply #39 on: 14 Jan 2013, 22:29 »

I'm not allowed to give blood because I'm trans and queer.

Like I said...they're so god damn picky!

Some things are understandable, such as malaria regions (my wife couldn't donate for a year after traveling to Nicaragua), but some things are just plain ridiculous.

Example: you can't give blood if you've had gay sex with another man, EVER, since 1977. It's considered a "risk activity"...apparently homosexual monogamy is an oxymoron to them. Because, you know, all men have secret AIDS glands right under their testicles, and women are immune to it. Right?
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #40 on: 14 Jan 2013, 22:33 »

This is why I wholly approve of lying your ass off if you want to donate blood. There is a 0% chance it's not getting tested anyways.
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« Reply #41 on: 14 Jan 2013, 22:34 »

My friend did that and got caught. Blacklisted from every Red Cross donation site in all of North America, now.

I mean, there's worse fates.
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« Reply #42 on: 14 Jan 2013, 22:35 »

In my experience, if it's the kind of thing that's likely to get you blacklisted like that, you're probably not "supposed" to be donating anyways, so no loss on you or them.
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« Reply #43 on: 14 Jan 2013, 23:17 »

Yeah...by the sounds of it, he was blacklisted because his blood tested positive for something, right? I mean, I'm only condoning lying to give blood if you're being morally conscious of what your blood is carrying. If there's doubts (regardless of being straight, gay, male, female, trans, white, black, green, polka-dot, or jewish), you're better off waiting.
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« Reply #44 on: 14 Jan 2013, 23:18 »

No, they were blacklisted because it was found out that they were trans.
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« Reply #45 on: 14 Jan 2013, 23:31 »

Yeah, when I say "supposed" I was assuming it was gender or sexuality related.
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Re: Do we have a New Year's Resolutions thread yet?
« Reply #46 on: 14 Jan 2013, 23:56 »

 In here, since november-december (2012), whatever you sexuallity, you can donate blood.
The project was since 2008, but there're a lot others to look too.
 I can't find something about trans*, but i read the law and they modificated the article so they can't ask you about your sexual orientation or anything like that.
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« Reply #47 on: 14 Jan 2013, 23:58 »

Sexuality was going to be taken off the listing in the US a couple years ago, but due to some outcry by special interest groups the CDC recanted it.
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« Reply #48 on: 15 Jan 2013, 00:04 »

 Give it some time...or make a lot of noise so they approve it faster  :-D
 
 They took a couple of years here because it wasn't a priority. But in the vote, it had full acceptance.
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« Reply #49 on: 15 Jan 2013, 01:07 »

In what way does being trans make you high-risk? I can't think of a single reason they could even offer to justify that.
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