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New Years Resolutions!  For Ten Minutes, Don't Be A Cynical Poophead.
December 26th 2005, 21:23 CET by Hugin

Yes, it's well known that people rarely follow through on New Year's resolutions.  But embrace the concept a little for the purposes of discussion, okay?

Every day is a gift.  Whether a gift from God, or a gift from evolutionary processes and biology, however you want to look at it, statistically speaking it's pretty amazing that any of us are alive.  So here you are.  

Maybe you have a good job, maybe you don't.  Maybe you're in a good relationship, maybe you aren't.  Maybe you're healthy, maybe you aren't.  Maybe you're happy, maybe you aren't.

Wherever you are...where would you like to be?  What can you try to add to your life?  Or subtract?  Or change?  It's a New Year.  A nice arbirary date to take stock and maybe imagine new possibilities. Or even reflect back on the previous year.
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#19 by An iPod Nano
2005-12-27 03:31:56
http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/
oh my god Ds, are you going to become a vigilante?
#20 by jjohnsen
2005-12-27 03:38:33
http://www.johnsenclan.com
How does it pay?  I may go in that direction.

Actually, the liberalism of the media - as a general thing - IS a major fallacy. What the media is, is a whore.  -LP
#21 by An iPod Nano
2005-12-27 03:40:50
http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/
pretty well from what i understand.  it's how they afford those wonderful toys.
#22 by bago
2005-12-27 03:43:28
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
hurr. I get to spend the next week updating relationships.

<Cerebus> if i want some inhuman semi-comedic non-sequitors, then you'll be the first i call.
#23 by Chunkstyle
2005-12-27 04:21:41
-Get in better shape to keep up with young girlfriend.
-Keep young girlfriend

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#24 by m0nty
2005-12-27 04:22:06
http://tinfinger.blogspot.com
Ds_ needs to recruit a pre-teen girl to clean his sniper rifle.
#25 by Caryn
2005-12-27 04:32:12
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
- Make some progress on our house renovations
- Be able to do a perfect Marichyasana I pose in yoga
- And the same resolution I make every year and have failed so far in doing...make significant progress on a novel.

Current novel status: 9500 words
#26 by Dumdeedum
2005-12-27 05:09:02
http://www.dumdeedum.com
I've got loads of resolutions I really ought to make but mainly I'm too weak and apathetic to improve my life.

I suppose learning to drive could be one, but I've already been doing that for the past month or two so it's hardly a New Year thing... of course I was thinking about getting a motorbike licence after that so I suppose I could list that as a resolution.  Oh, and actually finishing, or indeed, make progress with, any of the multitude of personal projects I start would be a good one.

Ahhh screw it, I'm good at being a cynical poophead so why stop now?

#27 by An iPod Nano
2005-12-27 05:13:53
http://www.apple.com/ipodnano/
I've got loads of resolutions I really ought to make but mainly I'm too weak and apathetic to improve my life.

you're practically australian then, mate.
#28 by Caryn
2005-12-27 05:16:38
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Oh yeah, and another resolution is to learn to snowboard in 2006. I've wanted to do that for a long time now.

Current novel status: 9500 words
#29 by Xero
2005-12-27 05:43:14
http://novakometa.blogspot.com/
My resolution is to write up a list of the previous year's resolutions.

And then burn it.

Glückliches Neues Jahr!

There is no gravity the world sucks
#30 by LesJarvis
2005-12-27 06:58:06
As always, I resolve to smoke more.

"The internet has gone all fiddle faddle foo."
-lwf
#31 by LordDrucifer
2005-12-27 08:54:34
Yasta11@hotmail.com
PREACH LES PREACH!

Slack ass, slap face, slack rope, and slap Bass. Fold in a cup of cocaine. Now you have Drucifer's Quintessence.
#32 by Ds_
2005-12-27 09:33:59
roger.boal@gmail.com
Vigilante ?

no, but a in late october I was pretty much responsible for keeping a stabbing victim alive til the paramedics got to him, he was mugged on the canal path behind the elliot/priest walmart and I happened to walk by that area literally moments after the attack.  The knife had laid open his shoulder pretty much from throat to pectoral and he was bleeding heavily, I got compression on the injury and hit 911 on my cell to get help for the guy.

I dunno if he made it or not, but I did what I could.


Thats what I mean by making a difference, doing things to help others that makes the world just that little bit better.
#33 by Eric T. Cheng
2005-12-27 09:59:09
erictcheng@hotmail.com
It doesn't sound like Wal-Marts are the safest places to shop...

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#34 by Gunp01nt
2005-12-27 10:02:56
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Merry Christmas, everybody!

- I started exercising last week, I intend to get an unlimited pass to the gym and work out at least twice a week
- This will be possible because I'm going to end all my freelance work and generally intend to let work stop the moment I walk out the office
- I want to add some furniture and decorations to my place and get a TV, maybe some plants
- Make the right decision come september between continue working and go back to college to get my master's degree
- Need to find a master's curriculum that suits me
- Until then I want to be excellent at my job (implementation developer at a small web firm, doing graphic design, templating and some programming, also doing tech support and client communication)
- And last but not least I want to find love. It sounds really pathetic, but I really feel I need it. I stopped dating last year because even though the girls I dated were fantastic, it was all just play and there was no real feeling. I don't want to have a relationship just for the sake of being able to say you're not single.

And who else could enter and leave the house without leaving footprints in the snow? Only Santa and the Easter Bunny. (And I was chilling with the Easter Bunny that night, so I know it wasn't him.)
#35 by Squeaky
2005-12-27 10:26:26
Not quite a New Years resolution, but close enough for me: Nintendo Revolution ready for May?

Aeternum vale
#36 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 11:02:26
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
I stopped dating last year because even though the girls I dated were fantastic, it was all just play and there was no real feeling.

Try to meet girls outside of raves.  That'll help.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#37 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 11:03:22
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Well, raves and bars and parties, really.  In other words, don't pick up girls who are stoned and looking to party and you may have a shot at actual love.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#38 by Gunp01nt
2005-12-27 11:07:31
supersimon33@hotmail.com
See, that's good advice because I know you speak from experience. Once you stopped picking up girls at strip clubs, things went up for you. So, thanks.

And who else could enter and leave the house without leaving footprints in the snow? Only Santa and the Easter Bunny. (And I was chilling with the Easter Bunny that night, so I know it wasn't him.)
#39 by Gunp01nt
2005-12-27 11:07:53
supersimon33@hotmail.com
I mean, as long as we're pulling out the clichés

And who else could enter and leave the house without leaving footprints in the snow? Only Santa and the Easter Bunny. (And I was chilling with the Easter Bunny that night, so I know it wasn't him.)
#40 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 11:10:29
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
What cliché?  Your constantly regaling us with tales of whatever rave/bar/etc you went to any given weekend, so naturally I assumed that's where you were meeting the girls you're talking about.  If not, then maybe you're just an asshole or a doormat and that's why it doesn't work out.

Fix yourself and then worry about love.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#41 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 11:10:43
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Your?  *sigh*

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#42 by Neale
2005-12-27 11:21:34
neale@pimurho.co.uk www.pimurho.co.uk
- learn about 3D modeling and try to get proficient with Maya or Max


Change of job?

I have a hard time accepting that anyone could achieve this miraculously high level of stupidity. - Caryn
#43 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 11:26:10
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Change of job?

No, just expanding my horizons.  I spent some time learning UnrealScript over the xmas vacation for the same reason.  The more I know, the more valuable I am.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#44 by Neale
2005-12-27 11:38:06
neale@pimurho.co.uk www.pimurho.co.uk
Ah, cunning.

Personally, I'd go for 3D Studio over Maya. It's one of those personal preference things, though.

I have a hard time accepting that anyone could achieve this miraculously high level of stupidity. - Caryn
#45 by lwf
2005-12-27 12:23:41
You can meet women on the internet, you know.

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#46 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 12:31:18
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
You can meet women on the internet, you know.

Or middle aged men pretending to be women.  Whatever works...

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#47 by bago
2005-12-27 13:14:03
manga_Rando@hotmail.com
I promise to do pretty much the opposite. I am for finding fantastic people to play with, but nothing too deeply personal or time-consuming.

<Cerebus> if i want some inhuman semi-comedic non-sequitors, then you'll be the first i call.
#48 by Gunp01nt
2005-12-27 13:58:32
supersimon33@hotmail.com
Honeytoots:
What cliché?  Your constantly regaling us with tales of whatever rave/bar/etc you went to any given weekend, so naturally I assumed that's where you were meeting the girls you're talking about.


Nice to see you do read all my posts after all.

And who else could enter and leave the house without leaving footprints in the snow? Only Santa and the Easter Bunny. (And I was chilling with the Easter Bunny that night, so I know it wasn't him.)
#49 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 14:25:45
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
Honeytoots?  The reasons you can't find a woman are getting clearer and clearer.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#50 by G-Man
2005-12-27 15:33:28
Ever since Warren lost his virginity he has had this whole smug sense of superiority thing going on.
#51 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 15:56:29
I'm going to try and really shake things up for myself in '06. Sell the shop, change in careers, college, a whole buncha crap. It's gonna be  a wacky one.

#52 by Anonymous
2005-12-27 15:58:05
So, what was your starting point G-Man?

#53 by lwf
2005-12-27 15:59:02
Good on you, Ray, in your position I know I would be paralyzed by fear of losing what if I were you I would have been too lazy to work so hard for.

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#54 by Anonymous
2005-12-27 16:00:45
Why not keep the shop and appoint someone as your replacement, Px?

#55 by Chunkstyle
2005-12-27 16:01:06
I thought you liked the shop, Penguin.

Game Developers: Don't forget the zombie monkeys.
#56 by lwf
2005-12-27 16:05:25
Someone else running the shop wouldn't value it the same was as Px, and hence probably run it into the ground. Better to sell it lock/stock while it is valuable.

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#57 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 16:08:37
That's the idea, lwf.

I've got enough stores to stay afloat whilst I try to pick up some new skills. We're in the middle of buying some commercial real estate that we can rent out and my wife's shop is starting up soon, etc. It's gonna be a fun year!

The shop's alright. I spend more time printing documents designed by other people than I do designing things. It's getting to be unfulfilling. I'd rather focus on Industrial Design so as to get into concept art or even just commercial illustration and real graphic design.

#58 by lwf
2005-12-27 16:13:23
What are you going to be taking at book learning college?

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#59 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 16:16:00
I'm checking to see what classes are part of the accelerated adult education courses at a few colleges around here. I haven't gotten that far with it. My wife and I only started to talk on it for about a week now. I'll definitely be delving into REAL art training and likely industrial design.

#60 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 16:25:44
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
That's awesome, Px!  Most people are afraid to take a risk like that.  Good luck!

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
#61 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 16:28:09
Thanks. I've always felt a bit of a fraud, what with not ever having been educated on the particulars of design and all. I've been doing a host of self education on the subject lately and it's helped, yadda yadda. It was encouraging enough to look into going back to school. First, I need to get a GED. Working on that now.

#62 by schnee
2005-12-27 16:56:58
david@snowdesign.com
Or middle aged men pretending to be women.  Whatever works...

My sister met her husband online. Two friends met their significant others online (one married, another looks like they will be soon). Just sayin'.

#63 by lwf
2005-12-27 17:02:34
Didn't Warren meet his baysh at match.com?

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#64 by Caryn
2005-12-27 17:06:53
carynlaw@pacbell.net http://www.hellchick.net
Good for you, Px. Good luck with that. Change on that scale is scary but when it's something you want to do it will pay off well for you. It seems like a very natural direction for you to go in.

Current novel status: 9500 words
#65 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 17:07:03
Met my wife online as well.

#66 by Penguinx
2005-12-27 17:08:58
Thanks, Caryn. I'm excited! I'm sure you moving to Wisconsin was a huge change. Overall, how'd that work out?

#67 by lwf
2005-12-27 17:10:14
Well, she found religion.

Charlie Hodge, the man who brings me mah scarves and mah water.
#68 by Warren Marshall
2005-12-27 17:11:54
http://www.wantonhubris.com/
My sister met her husband online. Two friends met their significant others online (one married, another looks like they will be soon). Just sayin'.

And I met my wife online.  It was a joke.

Jesus Christ, that is unbelievably retarded! - lwf
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