Peter Combs (rflrob) wrote,
Peter Combs

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New Year's Resolutions

I did this last year, because September is the real start of the new year. Here's how I did:

1. Worked reasonably well. There were some nights, I'm sure, where I didn't go out, but many more where I did.

2. Eh, +/-. Slight improvement, I think, but not where I'd like it to be.
2.5 Kindof the same.

3. Worked well for a little while, but then in second semester it pretty well crashed and burned. Maybe this is unrealistic for the schoolyear, given where I go and all.
3.5 Failed.

4. Worked, I think. For a while, at least, after which it became moot.

5. Figured out, mostly. At least in the time scale that was interesting to me then. More questions about the FUTURE lie in store, but I suspect they always will.

6. Worked well, esp. second semester. Don't know what I'm going to do without a gym buddy.

7. Failed.

And now, the ones we really care about... Resolutions for this year:
1. Be more social. Have people come to my room at least once a week, for at least half an hour.

2. As a corollary to the actual resolution in 1, be neater. People won't come to my room if it's a shithole, so keep it clean enough to be presentable.

3. Do theatre. Participate in a significant role (acting, tech, whatever) in at least 1 show a semester, and have at least a minor role (build crew, run crew, &c.) in at least 2 more (although if I'm in 3 shows, then that counts).

4. Be more fit. Go running (ideally along the tow-path, but the gym works too) at least once a week; keep the weights by my desk; use said weights at least 3 times per week.

5. Make an effort to keep in touch with my OA group. Organize or go to at least one get-together a month until attendance falls to 50% (i.e. 6 or fewer people come, counting leaders).

6. Keep a regular schedule for my JP. I don't yet know what this schedule will be, since I'm not sure what the dates are, but it will be something to the effect of: normal deadline for advisor & topic. Have at least 5 pages of high quality notes/quasi-paper stuff by fall break. 10 pages by Thanksgiving. Normal deadline for whole thing. This requires more thought.

7. Think about why I drink, when I drink. Not that there's anything wrong with drinking, but I think during the second half of last year I drank to excess, without really knowing why at the time. And self inspection is rarely a bad thing.

EDIT: 8. Be more cultured. I have 4 Tiger tickets, 4 Just in Time tiger tickets, and 2 student events eligible tickets. By the end of the year, I should use all of them.

Okay, good enough for now. First Class tomorrow at 1:30.
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