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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker already failded on his resolution in this thread.

He aimed low and still missed. :P
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warrens wrote:
BoneKracker already failded on his resolution in this thread.

He aimed low and still missed. :P


for being bk he aimed high
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Re: New Year Resolutions Reply with quote

dmitchell wrote:
Make more money. A lot more.


I already made preparations for that in november and said resolution will come in effect first of februari :D
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: New Year Resolutions Reply with quote

dmitchell wrote:
Make more money. A lot more.
Tried that, wait until April 15th. That'll learn you.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nonsense.

Your ideology prevents you from getting rich.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to go to the gym every day and get a 6-pack.


No, seriously, it's super convenient, there's a giant liquor store literally across the street from the fitness center.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've already started on part of my resolution. Today being New Years Day, I've been drinking sake since I woke up.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't do resolutions on the day itself, if I had to make one - it would be not to be in the same position next year.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drizek wrote:
I'm going to go to the gym every day and get a 6-pack.


No, seriously, it's super convenient, there's a giant liquor store literally across the street from the fitness center.

:lol:
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
drizek wrote:
I'm going to go to the gym every day and get a 6-pack.


No, seriously, it's super convenient, there's a giant liquor store literally across the street from the fitness center.

:lol:


BTW, I am living up to my resolution so far. Got a 6-pack of Newcastle and a Paulaner Salvator.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jdmulloy wrote:
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jdmulloy wrote:
The reason most fail is because the "New Year" begins in the middle of Winter, which is the most depressing time of the year. Especially considering that most of the resolutions are usually things like quitting smoking/drugs/drinking and losing weight. Losing weight is difficult in the winter because it's too cold to be outside most of the time.


It's the middle of summer here, buddy.
Is the success rate higher? It would certainly be interesting if it was.


I've been thinking about this over the last couple of days, in conjunction with an article I read on slashdot a while ago (I can't find it) that stated it was easier to break a habit if you're trying to be 'good' in other parts of your life, i.e. it's hard to be good all the time.

People usually take their summer holidays (2 - 3 weeks or so) at this time of the year, so people stop the habits of work (getting up on time, eating meals at prescribed times), so I wonder if it IS easier to start a resolution this time of year, until people go back to work, and then if it's not embedded enough, it falls away as people fall into automatic pilot and the routine of work.

This doesn't really answer your question. i don't have an answer. I suspect no, it isn't any easier.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

2013 New Year's Resolution: To be able to make 100 push-ups straight.

I know, last year I made one too, which was to be able to make 200 push-ups but then I hit a cow, on my motorcycle. And tore my rotator-cuff.

Oh, and that reminds me of yet another resolution. Do not hit any cows.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:01 pm    Post subject: Re: New Year Resolutions Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
I resolve to be less of a prick.

I do this as an example to others, such as ichbinsysiphos, who has never been right about anything (search the forums).


Good luck! (cheers, free friday here)
Besides, OnTheTopic (OTT): 2013 will be kick-ass. We have the odds on our side I think.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last year I successfully achieved my goal of being less of a prick. This year, my new resolution is to be more open-minded. I do this as an example to mgruff, because he lacks teh Scyents.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Last year I successfully achieved my goal of being less of a prick. This year, my new resolution is to be more open-minded. I do this as an example to mgruff, because he lacks teh Scyents.


It's not just about being a prick, lets be honest, cynical. We can be less of it. Even beings so different to you can tell you something...not likely though. lol.
But having an open mind is not wrong. I salut!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The drainage from my ear infection smells horrible.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stop listening to Obama, then.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This years resolution is to be an asshole for a year, to see what it feels like.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Prenj wrote:
This years resolution is to be an asshole for a year, to see what it feels like.


It's easy. Move to Paris, and act like a local.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
Prenj wrote:
This years resolution is to be an asshole for a year, to see what it feels like.


It's easy. Move to Paris, and act like a local.


:lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerwylie wrote:
The drainage from my ear infection smells horrible.

That's disgusting.

What's it taste like?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't bother with 'em any more, don't know what's around the corner - so roll with it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My new years resolution: "taking the most charitable view of those who disagree"

via Arnold Kling

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Suppose we look at writing on issues where people tend to hold strong opinions that fit with their ideology. Such writing can

(a) attempt to open the minds of people on the opposite side as the author
(b) attempt to open minds of people on the same side as the author
(c) attempt to close minds of people on the same side as the author

So, think about it. Wouldn’t you classify most op-eds and blog posts as (c)? Isn’t that sort of pathetic?

My goal is to avoid (c). I will try to keep the posts here free of put-downs, snark, cheap shots, straw-man arguments, and taking the least charitable interpretation of what others say.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Suppose we look at writing on issues where people tend to hold strong opinions that fit with their ideology. Such writing can

(a) attempt to open the minds of people on the opposite side as the author
(b) attempt to open minds of people on the same side as the author
(c) attempt to close minds of people on the same side as the author
Seems as though the answer lies with the reader. IMO, the more "op/ed" the piece is, the less likely it is to be well reasoned. I often find that as I read (and maybe agree early on) the authors usually open up a can of crazy, at which point I stop reading. a would certainly be laudable, but probably will end up looking like c. And b seems unlikely due to the target audience holding strong opinions which fit their ideology.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
tylerwylie wrote:
The drainage from my ear infection smells horrible.

That's disgusting.

What's it taste like?
I'm not that brave. Got some peroxide ear drops, clearing it out over a couple days.
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