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Andrew / January 18, 2006 2:57 PM

1. "Get to bed earlier." Failing miserably.
2. "Get out of the house more." Not too bad. It'll be a lot easier once it warms up.

j / January 18, 2006 3:32 PM

1.) Confess more anonymous secrets: Pretty damn well
2.) Forego foolish resolutions: With the above exception, I'm doin' alright!

ALLAN / January 18, 2006 3:35 PM

I porked a the co-worker I resolved to maintain a proffesional relationship with in the back room today, so not to good. Alasa tomorrow is another day. Honestly people 3 minute, being bad, work sex is amazing!

Stephen / January 18, 2006 3:56 PM

Considering that my New Year's resolution was just "make a New Year's resolution," one would think that wouldn't be too difficult. But, apparently it is. VERY. DIFFICULT.

slb / January 18, 2006 4:17 PM

actually, quite well. quit smoking. going out less. spending less money. exercising a lot.

january's easy... ask me in march.

Paula / January 18, 2006 4:32 PM

1. Get to bed earlier - not so much.
2. Go to gym more - excellent - managed 5 days/week so far since the 2nd.
3. No restaurants in January - almost 100%. My husband and I had to eat a lunch out over the weekend because we were too far from home. It's amazing how when you aren't eating out 3-4 times/week a simple meal at a diner becomes special.
4. Eat better - sticking to Resolution #3 is helping with this one - since I can't deep fry things at home (well, not easily anyway) I'm managing to avoid my biggest pitfall.

Naz / January 18, 2006 4:38 PM

I didn't make any per se aside from making sure certain changes came about. First was admitting and realizing that certain changes needed to be made -- after that, all I have to do is make those changes. It's going well, focus is key here and 2006 is already feeling like a year to take in stride.

jtrain / January 18, 2006 4:40 PM

Hey ALLAN, is english your first, second, or third language?

leelah / January 18, 2006 4:47 PM

halfway through the written portion of national board cert.
still no lovin', but i did go on a date... which is a start.

Anon / January 18, 2006 4:49 PM

this morning, i killed a man because he...oh, wait. we done with that? oops. um...

resolution: quit murdering

how am i doing? not so good.

Steve / January 18, 2006 5:38 PM

My only resolution was to have breakfast at the Lincoln with Leelah at least once a month over the course of my few remaining months in the city. So far, due to circumstances beyond my control, I haven't kept that resolution.

brit. / January 18, 2006 6:17 PM

I don't make resolutions, therefore, I'm doing quite excellent. However, I did make a promise to myself to stop being so uptight and that is also working quite excellently!

michelle / January 18, 2006 7:03 PM

1. become a better money manager- i'm on my way; i set up a new and improved budget. but boy, will i miss shopping.

2. take more pictures- failing thusfar...i plan on buying a digital camera shortly.

hench / January 18, 2006 7:36 PM

not smoking for two wks now. doing ok with that.

replaced the beer with jameson & vodka - fewer calories. also eating fewer sweets. it's hateful but manageable.

exercising more. can't wait til spring so i can bike comfortably... a return to biking = a return to beer & sweets!

christian / January 18, 2006 8:00 PM

1. "Not kill anyone."
2. "Don't have a heart attack."

I'm two for two so far, but I did aim low.

Carlotta / January 18, 2006 9:23 PM

losing weight -- ok, I'm watching what I'm eating but I really need to get to the gym

cleaning up my cluttered apartment -- no real progress

getting a real job -- haven't tackled that yet

other health resolutions -- nope.

I need to get more of a structure to accomplish these things.

paul / January 19, 2006 1:21 AM

I haven't made any yet. I have 'til the end of the year, right?

SA / January 19, 2006 9:32 AM

1st - Stop being such a homebody -- Doing okay with this. I could do better.

2nd - Make a decision about grad school -- No progress

3rd - Get a better paying job. -- Easier said than done! I need to hurry up and do this or I won't be able to continue fulfilling my first resolution.

Sarah / January 19, 2006 9:46 AM

Have more meaningless relationships: Sadly January has brought lots of bonding experiences and soul-searching conversations, but little in the way of insignificance

Travel to iceland and do something to write home about, e.g. cross the arctic circle, climb into a volcano: We're creeping into the second month of 2006 and I've not yet left the state or even ventured into the suburbs for an IKEA run

Be slightly less responsible: Some one called me a "high achiever" the other day. Not doing so well in this area.

Buy more comic books and zines: It's sad that I haven't even accomplished this yet, although I have looked winsomely at other people's comics while turning out my empty pockets

sleep more: I've found a cheaper place to buy coffee

make more money: Bingo, I just scored two new freelancing gigs. Mama's going to...mama's going to pay off her high interest debt!

Ron / January 19, 2006 10:06 AM

Almost ready to go!

Emerson Dameron / January 19, 2006 10:26 AM

Naz - We love you, but with that sort of rap, you could be the next Ari Fleisher.

1. "Get better" - So far, not any worse.

2. "Stop apologizing" - On occasion, the "sorry" still slips out unneeded. I think most people, including me, should catch up on *warranted* apologies, to people we've actually wronged. But by apologizing to assholes in puffy coats who bump into me on the bus, I inflate the currency of the "sorry." Sorry.

Beth / January 19, 2006 10:58 AM

I think Saturday is when I'll have time to sit down and make my actual resolutions. This year is supposed to be "The Year of Good Habits." Like was said before, talk to me in March.

Carrie / January 19, 2006 11:02 AM

1) start going to the gym again since I'm paying for my membership every month.
-failed, BUT I decided on Monday that I'd rather do yoga and I have looked into places to go, so that's some progress

2) travel more.
-not yet, but once I move I will make it to California to visit my bestie and then who knows what the rest of the year will bring. I've looked into a couple of digs in various places, so who knows, I might be somewhere nice and exotic in the fall.

3) stay happy

Baldeesh / January 19, 2006 11:52 AM

"Be more confidend with the dudes."

I'm avoiding them instead.

Baron von Raschke / January 19, 2006 12:22 PM

No fire truck yet.

Oh wait, that was my Christmas wish.

jennabiaffra / January 19, 2006 1:00 PM

stop dating people that I don't actually want to date. - why do I feel bad about not wanting to date people that want to date me but I'm not attracted to? lame.

j3s / January 19, 2006 2:29 PM

Um, "Quit my job and travel the world for a year"? Well, I gave my notice at work and my ticket out of here for February 6th is booked, so I'd say I'm doing fine with mine.

jtrain / January 19, 2006 3:01 PM

Y'know, I don't make resolutions that start on particular days. When I feel the need to change something about my life, and it's been weighing really heavily, I slowly but surely find a way to make those changes. Slow incorporation makes me feel less deprived (if it's something I'm trying to stop doing), or like less of a loser (if it's something I'm trying to start doing). I try to be easy on myself. Too much guilt for not living up to my own expectations turns me into a paranoid, gollum-like creature.

So, last year I went to Scotland for the first time, and immediately resolved to go back for a long chunk of time someday. This summer I'm going back for 6 months. Mission accomplished.

But now that I think about it, there was that one year I resolved to sleep with 6 people by year's end...that was a fun resolution to keep!

ALLAN / January 19, 2006 6:46 PM

I just a got done a porking again. F*** resolutions!

jtrain, Englisha is my first language but porking a makes me light headeded.

armaghetto / January 19, 2006 8:18 PM

um, drinking the same amount and i've been to the gym 5 times in 19 days.

eh, that's 5 times more than i went last year.

josh / January 19, 2006 10:19 PM

I'm resolving right now to accept the fact that I have achieved absolute perfection and have no need to change anything at all. If that doesn't work I should probably smoke less, get a better job, and be more positive and self confident...for starters.

mike / January 20, 2006 3:16 AM

Watch 1/2 less TV
(movies don't count suckas)

doing very well actually.

DCE / January 20, 2006 9:45 AM

1: Like everyone else, get to the gym. I haven't been once, though I've a virgin ten visit pass in my wallet.

2: Bring my lunch to work rather than spending too much on lousy food. Surprisingly, I've really pulled this off. Today, my brown bag features turkey and swiss on seven grain with mustard, low fat peach yogurt (on the bottom), an apple and a box of raisins.

Far better than the grease dripping options available at the fast food joints nearby.

clappityclap / January 20, 2006 10:46 AM

Damn, Jesica's all braggin' and shit! ;P

Shylo / January 20, 2006 10:47 AM

I lost 21 lbs! And I'm bringing my lunch!

And I'm working on the flight phobia. I'm pretty proud of my progress.

j3s / January 20, 2006 10:50 AM

Heh yeah, bragging a little. What can I say, I am really excited!

clappityclap / January 20, 2006 10:56 AM

You deserve to -- it shows bravery and get-up-and-go. :)

Baltimore / January 20, 2006 12:08 PM

I've been keeping up my pledge to go to more bondage nights!

mike-ts / January 20, 2006 1:59 PM

Cycle more. I really fell off the wagon last year, after five years of pretty intensive cycling, both for fun and as transport. And work and family events chucked away at the volunteer work I used to do for CBF, to where I was almost never there to volunteer, and Critical Mass fell off my map, too. They may be half nuts, but I miss my cycle people more than the actual cycling. That's the thing with just about everything in life, if I break the routine, it falls out of my life. So far I've gotten out a couple of times, but more puttering around than a good lung-cleansing ride.

If we have our blizzard, I'll be riding for sure early in the morning. Snow riding is awesome!

Carol / January 20, 2006 8:06 PM

I realized that I cannot actually stop drinking, so I started seeing a therapist for alcoholism. (Not making this up).

Carol / January 20, 2006 8:06 PM

I realized that I cannot actually stop drinking, so I started seeing a therapist for alcoholism. (Not making this up).

Jeremy / January 21, 2006 2:12 PM

Resolution: Spend more time in the tropics

Result:This message coming from fabulous Waikiki Beach.

Can't complain about those results.

zippy / January 21, 2006 7:03 PM

My gut is alive. I can't kill it. Its either unresponsive too exercise or somebody put a alien in my gut.

A / January 22, 2006 6:56 AM

I wanted to try and stop using terms like "bee-atch" and "fo-shizzle" when talking to clients on the phone but I am not doing very well. Fo-shizzle.

Baltimore / January 22, 2006 6:49 PM

Give money to Air America and Radio Power pod cast
Get my purple belt in two months now that I hold the record for world's longest greenbelt holder.

Use my new fighting skills to
beat up conservatives , mealy mouthed and "fair, balanced" weak liberals( especially) and people who use the term "hands down"

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