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Top goal for the coming new year

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vote on Top goal for the coming new year

Lose weight
[bar] 177/11%
Get In Shape
[bar] 198/12%
Money Related
[bar] 94/6%
Get a Date
[bar] 207/13%
Become an Uber-Coder
[bar] 378/23%
Win the Lottery
[bar] 80/5%
Get a life
[bar] 179/11%
Get a (new)? job
[bar] 229/14%
Other
[bar] 112/7%
1654 total votes
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(Ovid) Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Ovid (Cardinal) on Dec 26, 2001 at 21:55 UTC

    This was a no-brainer for me. I want to lose some weight. Now, I'm not terribly overweight, I just have a few extra pounds to lose and they're bugging the heck out of me. I've never been particularly large. Heck, at one point, I was homeless¹ and weighed a little over 120 pounds! (I was 5'10).

    So, having a couple of extra pounds, I decided to go on a diet. Unfortunately, my personal "Christmas Curse" kicked in. When I was a little kid, I wanted toys. I got clothes. When I was a teenager, I wanted clothes. I got toys. I'm an adult (well - sort of ;), all of my friends know I'm dieting. I get gourmet chocolates, homemade cookies and multiple invitations for fat-laden dinner parties.

    I can't win.

    Cheers,
    Ovid

    1. I was homeless in Hawaii, of all places. Before you say, like so many other people, "Oh, but it was Hawaii", I have just two words for you: try it. I lost so much weight that I was a walking skeleton, but I had a killer tan. Think The Grim Reaper after a vacation in the tropics.

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(shockme) Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by shockme (Chaplain) on Dec 26, 2001 at 22:37 UTC
    I absolutely have to get in shape. Of course, for me, this entails losing weight. Like Ovid, I don't consider myself grossly overweight, but I do need to shed a few pounds.

    Also, as much as I hate to admit it, age-wise I'm approaching heart attack territory. My one sit-up per day (as I get out of bed) just ain't delivering the goods like it should.

    I already tried the "get a date" routine and ended up married. At this point in our relationship, I don't think she'd look to kindly on me going out on a date with anyone but her.....

    So, as I start a new year with a new job, I'm looking at a shake-up in my present routine anyway. I figure I might as well shake it up a little more, and throw in some sort of exercise.

    If things get any worse, I'll have to ask you to stop helping me.

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Voronich (Hermit) on Dec 26, 2001 at 22:50 UTC
    Yes yes, lose weight. This wasn't what I had in mind when I think about double-buffering.

    However! I'm confident that if I actually got a life (by hook or by crook) and did SOMETHING out in the wide wide world of NYC (or scary points beyond) besides Wizardry 8 and coding that I'd do a whole lot less eating and a bit more living.

    Besides, I'm already an Uber-Coder (running to bathroom)

    - V

    ...ohm...

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by VSarkiss (Monsignor) on Dec 26, 2001 at 22:50 UTC

    Get in shape, absolutely. It's not how much I weigh, it's where the weight is concentrated that's the problem. (Well, that and what it's made of.... ;-)

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Juerd (Abbot) on Dec 26, 2001 at 22:56 UTC
    It'd be nice to get a date. Not that I'm desperate, but I don't want to be single for ever :)
    Update (200201020037+0100) After another personality downvote with this node and some older nodes, I decided to remove some of this node. If you don't like me - just /msg me and we'll talk. Please don't abuse the voting system for personal things.
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by shadox (Priest) on Dec 26, 2001 at 23:20 UTC
    For me it will be get a new job, i used to have a great work with a company who is Sun Microsystem's partner and i leave this for another where i was going to still work with Sun stuff and develop some nice programs, but that work was a big lie, they even give me a computer, that was INSANE!!!
    Anyway , now i am working in a company called TicoWEB, there i develop WEB aplications, and it is a great work, but my goal would be to get my old work again, or maybe another one where i can play with Sun stuff like i used to do.
    Dreams they just disapear into the shadows,
    then they become true....
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by sidhartha (Acolyte) on Dec 26, 2001 at 23:49 UTC
    I'm doing crunches under my desk right now :-p. Soon all will be handing over their lunch money!! Grrrrrrrr!!!
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by sparkyichi (Deacon) on Dec 27, 2001 at 01:46 UTC
    This is a tough one for me... I am going to lose weight, but the more immediate problem for me is finding another job. So I had to go with the more dire concern for me. Does anyone know of a job that involves programming with Perl and loosing weight?

    Sparky

      Have you called Richard Simmon's IT department? Or maybe Jenny Craigs?

      --Chris

      e-mail jcwren

getting a life (a cautionary tale)
by frag (Hermit) on Dec 27, 2001 at 02:53 UTC
    Over the last several years I've been letting work, lazy after-work burnout (i.e. procrastination), and other factors steer me to postpone assorted important stuff. Among other things, this included keeping in touch with old friends. So, a few weeks ago I finally work up the motivation and nerve to scour the web for someone who was once a close, extremely vital friend, but who I haven't been in touch with in years. And so I find her obituary, dated March.

    The morals, to me, are:

    1. Don't let that happen ever again.
    2. Get a life, in the sense expressed by the quote on adamsj's home node.

    -- Frag.
    --
    "Just remember what ol' Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right in the eye and says, "Give me your best shot. I can take it."


      Wow. Thanks for the wakeup call. I will start this week to track down my old best friend. I haven't seen him in 15 years.
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by cecil36 (Monk) on Dec 27, 2001 at 03:24 UTC
    I'm going for the cash, although weight loss is top of the list as well. I'm gonna need the increased cashflow to pay for a new car and rent on an apartment so I have a place to stash my possessions and run my business without having to fight over phone and Internet usage. Update 2/1/02: My weight loss has been almost 20 pounds since November. I've been able to hold my current weight for two weeks, and I'm planning on losing 20 pounds more. Update 7/11/02: Been at 180 now for two weeks. I can enjoy free Slurpees from 7-11 today without fear of gaining any pounds back.
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by hydo (Monk) on Dec 27, 2001 at 03:38 UTC
    Though I actually quite enjoy it, I am doing to do my best to quit smoking. I'm probably going to start chewing on pens or something now. That or buy a LOT of gum.
      I got the Programming Perl book for xmas, as well as Programming CGI w/ perl, so my goals at the moment are to get through those books and learn.

      Even if I don't totally comprehend them, I'd like to understand and apply some of the stuff tought there to real life coding...

      oh yeah, and I want to port Perl to my computer @ school so I can have something to do during the hour and a half of HTML geared web mastering class, that has LITTLE to do w/ the web on the whole...

      that's about it :)
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by cacharbe (Curate) on Dec 27, 2001 at 08:48 UTC
    I got a trainer, a George Foreman grill, a bread maker...*sigh* Now I just have to get my stomache tuned in to the idea that I want to loose weight. It's such a pain in the a$$ not eating the things I want. I've already lost 9 lbs. My diet still sucks, but not as bad. I'm still skipping gym time, but never my workouts, just some of my cardio time.

    BAH.

    Gimme some HO-HOs....er...a banana.

    C-.

Get a life WAS: Top goal for the coming new year
by belg4mit (Prior) on Dec 27, 2001 at 13:56 UTC
    I've lived in Boston for something like 5 years and have few friends. I'm back in school so bullshitting at the office with co-workers doesn't count. And everyone I knew in school 4 years ago is long gone. etc. etc. etc.
    I'm a loser baby, so why don't you kill me - Beck

    PS> Well I guess this is as good a place as any, I'd like to thank the monastery for being such a great community. I had to deal with some pretty heavy crap a few weeks ago and it was nice to have someplace warm and fuzzy/where I could make myself useful to go even if it ain't in meatspace.

    --
    perl -pe "s/\b;([st])/'\1/mg"

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by silent11 (Vicar) on Dec 27, 2001 at 20:00 UTC
    My goal is to get married. : )

    Update: Engaged to be married on Mar 16 of this year!
    Update: I'm coming up on one year of marriage and I love it!
      Try changing the photo on your personal node to one borrowed from a pr0n site, I'm sure you'll get plenty of offers.

      the hatter
other
by TomK32 (Monk) on Dec 27, 2001 at 23:20 UTC
    Other because I:
    • am already a good enough coder (and I'll be to busy w/ school next year)
    • am a little bit (80 kilos w/ 1.9m) underweighted
    • will have a blind-date at Sunday
    • don't care about money (open source trough and trough)
    • don't play Lottery
    • need no life
    • have a job/hobby -> school

    And now you wonder what my goal for next year is?
    I want to enjoy life, travel trough the USA and do other strange/new/exciting things.

    -- package Lizard::King; sub can { do { 'anything'} };
    TomK32 - just a geek trying to change the world
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 28, 2001 at 00:09 UTC
    What is this w o m a n thing I keep hearing about... :)
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by sifukurt (Hermit) on Dec 28, 2001 at 01:10 UTC
    Gotta be the Uber-Coder thing. Certainly not going to worry about the lottery thing, given the fact that you actually have a better chance of being struck by lightning every day for a week. I see the real quest being to become Das Uber Coder. Then I plan to finally get around to inventing that programming language that does what I mean rather than what I type. Then that neural input jack so I can plug my head into my computer. Not sure what the fiancé will have to say about that cranial jack.....maybe if I just explain to her that it'll make it so I absolutely RULE at Rune and Half-Life.
    ___________________
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      I never considered Half-Life that important to be good at ;)

      _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
      - Jim
      Insert clever comment here...

      Actually you have a better chance of being bitten by a monkey than of winning the lottery.

      -pete
      Entropy is not what is used to be.
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by poqui (Deacon) on Dec 28, 2001 at 01:44 UTC
    I actually have 2 on there as well, Get a new Job is high up there as well as lose some weight/ get in shape.
    My son is 6 months old now, and I am moving toward 40. I would like to see him grow up, so I need to get a better shape than round.
    Also, I have an awful commute, and it is putting strain on my family; so I really need to find a job closer to home, it just isn't happening right now.

    "That that is, is... for what is that but that? and is but is?" Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act IV, Scene 2

    "Yet THAT which is not neither is nor is not That which is!" Frater Perdurabo (pseud. Aleister Crowley), Liber CCCXXXIII, The Book of Lies

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Zo (Scribe) on Dec 28, 2001 at 02:27 UTC
    I have had a tough past and now things are finally opening up. Ever since the events of 9-11 in New York City, it's ironically became a turning point in my life for the better. I have a new girlfriend, new condo, didn't lose my job, and my sister gave birth and gave me a new nephew to spoil. So.. my goals are to keep enjoying life to its fullest and never look back. One never knows what's around the corner and what events could ever be... so live and enjoy... that's my goal for 2002.
    Zo.

    sorry if this posting was too sappy!
      No, not too sappy. It's the things that hit close to home are those that give us perspective in life. 911 affected us all. My added shot of reality came alittle over a month later when my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. She is doing fine, going through chemo.

      So here are my goals...
      1)Keep the Faith
      2)Enjoy the family more
      3)Put a positive spin on life
      4)and worry about the bills later

      If I ever become a Ubercoder...with patience.
      Cheers,
      Gyro

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Chainsaw (Friar) on Dec 28, 2001 at 02:53 UTC
    One of my goals for the coming new year will be buy a car. That because sometimes i need more than I thing.
    The second one is personal (nop is not a wife), but I thing the same as Juerd.
    Another goal and the first that I thing I can do is to lose some weight that I win tin the last Holliday


    God help me always to see the other face of the coin. And prevent me from accusing of betrayal those who don't think just as I do.
(podmaster) Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Dec 28, 2001 at 14:10 UTC
    Oh boy, where to begin (they're all top goals);D

    Lose weight - most definetly. Every year I try to fast (kind of the only religious observation I make), and that's usually after well into January. This year, Ramadan came early and I did not fast. Well, the post Ramadan binge didn't stop from coming, and sadly it was combined with the New Years binge. I prolly gained a good 10-15 pounds. I've never been a lightweight, but I'm not growing anymore ;) which is why I have to Get In Shape

    Money Related well spend some. I've been saving up for a while now, and I have to get a new system (has to accomodate all my needs ~ gaming,A/V/Graphics editing...)and fix up the interior of my car.

    Get a Date can't hurt (well it can, but that's not neccessarily a bad thing ;D). more is better

    Become an Uber-Coder - I rate my self as almost Perl Adept (well I practically am, or will be in a day or two), but I need to get my c++ and Java foo up a bit more (c++ more than Java), and forget all javascript i know.

    Win the Lottery ~ hell yes. I work for a non-profit, I need a house of my own.

    Get a life ~ always (be less crazy)

    Get a (new)? job ~ yup, contract work is always welcome, especially when its programming, and hopefully, this summer, i'll be working for/with some monger doing perl

    Other ~ transfer out this infernal community college, jump out a plane, land at burningman, go to KY for New Year 2003 celebration.
     

    ____________________________________________________
    ** The Third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by japhy (Canon) on Dec 29, 2001 at 11:03 UTC
    Eh, I got some love handles my girlfriend keeps poking. ;) And it's been a while since I've done some lifting, and since there's a bench press and a curling bar right next to my bedroom, perhaps I should use them.

    I've acquired a calligraphy pen, so now I can write in the Tengwar, the character set for Quenya (among other Tolkien languages). Erudil's page (as well as mine) have samples of names written in the Tengwar. It's so fulfilling to write them, rather then use some computer font.

    And I have a new musical instrument -- a hammered dulcimer. Picture a harp lying down that you strike with small wooden hammers. That's it. It's very cool. I like it, and I'm getting very good at it.

    _____________________________________________________
    Jeff[japhy]Pinyan: Perl, regex, and perl hacker.
    s++=END;++y(;-P)}y js++=;shajsj<++y(p-q)}?print:??;

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Baz (Friar) on Dec 31, 2001 at 00:02 UTC
    Get a job. I graduated in Comp. Eng. during the summer and i'm still jobless. Ive no idea though when things are going to improve, any1 else in the same boat??.
      Boy I know the feeling!
(ar0n) Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by ar0n (Priest) on Dec 31, 2001 at 02:18 UTC
    I've got a few:
    • Read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy before I see the movie
    • Record my stay here in the US in one way, shape or form (pictures, audio, journal)
    • Find a Perl job in Boston/Cambridge. I'm cheap. I'm good. I have references. Please /msg if you know of a place.

    [ ar0n -- want job (boston) ]

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by jlongino (Parson) on Jan 01, 2002 at 15:30 UTC
    At least two things I like to concentrate on:
    • Continue to improve my Perl skills at the same rate.
    • Practice the piano more. My teacher wanted me to give a recital around Thanksgiving, but I didn't have a secure enough program. It should be ready by February or March. He also wants me to compete in two competitions (one in January and the other in April), but they will require learning additional repetoire. I'm afraid that trying to do all three would cut into my time for Perl though.

    --Jim

j.) All of the above?
by orkysoft (Friar) on Jan 03, 2002 at 03:48 UTC
    Well, I know I haven't won the lottery, so it's a bad start already ;-)
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by JanneVee (Friar) on Jan 03, 2002 at 21:27 UTC
    Learn to play the piano... Now if I only had one.... learn to program MIDI through perl and linux?? /JanneVee
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Parham (Friar) on Jan 04, 2002 at 08:19 UTC
    for sure gonna get into shape. I've been doing it off and on and never really stuck with it. But i do plan on pursuing this goal this year. :)
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by IraTarball (Monk) on Jan 05, 2002 at 22:55 UTC
    Man, I just gotta get me a job. It's been 5 weeks and all this beer before noon is starting to ruin my boyish figure.

    Ira,

    "So... What do all these little arrows mean?"
    ~unknown

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by chipmunk (Parson) on Jan 07, 2002 at 03:20 UTC
    Single striped rodent, active, well-groomed, seeks female rodent for long, moonlit scampers through the park, cuddling in my burrow. Serious inquiries only, please.
      Single striped rodent, active, well-groomed, seeks female rodent...

      I wish you luck. It would be sad to have to settle for muscat love.

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by wardk (Deacon) on Jan 08, 2002 at 05:29 UTC
    well I could definately use to:
    • Lose weight
    • get in shape
    • win the lottery (since this involves obtaining a ticket, it's unlikely
    and since I am happily married with 2 great kids and gainfully employed I suppose I:
    • don't need a date
    • have a pretty good life
    • don't need a new job
    of course the money thing's always gonna be valid....

    so that leaves going for uber-coder. so much for setting reasonably obtainable goals...

      I've got quite a few things to make goals for, maybe the first thing I should do, is make a goal to make some goals. That would be a start, eh? It seems to be the only weight problem I have is a lack there of, which can really be a burden, especially when you eat like a wild boar. I suppose that goes along with getting in shape, but I have no motivation to do that. As far as the money thing, I suppose I could quit blowing my money on Cig's and Beer, but then I wouldn't have anything to do when my nerves are shot from working on something! I have a wonderful woman that is everything a Geek like me could want, SHE LOVES STAR WARS!

      As far as becoming a Uber-Coder? I can tell you this, if I were to make any programming goals, it would be to become a more proficient programmer all around, especially in Perl. My luck isn't good enough to actually win the lottery, so I don't even try. I don't have a bad life, but I would improve some things. My job? WOAH, lets not go there, oh well, I've already started on it. Do you ever feel like you've wasted part of your life away? Thatís how I feel when I walk into work. That first beep of the security key-badge before I walk in the door kills me. Tech Support for a cell phone company really is a bitch. This is an industry that loses more money in advertising because they tell folks that a Glorified CB radio, "Keeps You In Touch", anywhere in the US of A. Right, yeah right.

      Oh Soo sorry, am I ranting? I'll leave you with this. Goals are for people that don't feel they live up to their potential. Thatís awesome, but when your potential is not yet realized, Its hard to fathom having goals for much of anything.

      Darn Tootin, Looks like I made some goals and didn't even realize it. Maybe I'm beginning to realize my potential?

      Looks like my top goal is to realize my own potential in all of my abilities, and find areas of improvement. I can say, I am starting to realize my potential as a programmer. Thanks PerlMonks, you all are awesome.

      -- Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity.
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by jjdeterick (Curate) on Jan 08, 2002 at 17:04 UTC
    Quit smoking...
    7 days and going strong!!!
    
    ~J
    
      keep until 7 years and you win.
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by petemar1 (Pilgrim) on Jan 13, 2002 at 13:56 UTC

    I see many of the goals as being related to each other sequentially. First, you become an Uebercoder (or at least START on it). Then you get the new, better job. You make more money and have more time on your hands to "get a life." You improve the quality of your life by losing some weight and getting in shape. Then you look more attractive to any potential significant others, which makes it easier to get a date. Winning the lottery would be an added bonus, but not necessary.

      Hmm, not necessarily. Some uber-coders need jobs. :) Many don't have lives, though some do have significant others. Some are even in shape!

      Me? I'd pick "regular paychecks". Of the other options with which I can muster up some interest (lottery, Pshaw!), I'm doing pretty well. It'd be nice to have "sell a million copies of a book", though. :)

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by cornholio (Initiate) on Jan 14, 2002 at 20:04 UTC
    Yeah! Yeah! I could win the lottery! Then I could get chicks and stuff! Yeah!
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by snafu (Chaplain) on Jan 15, 2002 at 00:26 UTC
    Ever had a bad habit that you wanted to knock? That's my top goal. Whilst at the same time as dealing with that, I am going to lose 30 lbs. After that, leap a tall building in a single bound, and finally, last but not least, sprout wings and fly around the planet!

    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    - Jim
    Insert clever comment here...

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by jjdeterick (Curate) on Jan 15, 2002 at 17:08 UTC
    
    14 days....still no smoking!!!
    Anyone else quitting for the new year?
    
    ~J
    
      congrats!!
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by edebill (Scribe) on Jan 16, 2002 at 03:58 UTC

    personally, I'm going to eat more ice cream.

    All those other things are nice, but I'd be working on those anyway. Ice cream, on the other hand, deserves to be called out as special - it often gets overlooked while things like dating, losing weight and programming better are a focus of attention.

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Phaysis (Pilgrim) on Jan 21, 2002 at 06:02 UTC
    Me? Get a life, and by that I mean as an umbrella statement. Out of shape? Yes; work out. Find a new job? Yes, certainly. I'm "between jobs" right now, so something for the meantime while my business partner and I get things going. Get a date? Definitely need to follow-up on some friendly leads. Become an Uber-coder? Hell, when my biz is up and running after coding everything for it on the backend, etc., then Uber-coding will have been accomplished.

    I quit my previous data-entry job simply because what with my sedentary work conditions (getting up to walk around actually damages your productivity, and the managers watch closely for that) I started to get panic attacks. My body was compensating for what it wasn't doing. This is Not a Good Thing. So, here's to better work conditions, eh?

    So, what does that leave? Ah, yes: win the lottery. Feh, fat chance that'll happen. In all my years of playing Texas Lottery, I've yet to get more than 2 of 6 numbers right (3 of 6 is the minimum win, giving you 3 bucks). Yeah, fat chance.

    Wisdom: You throw more energy into all these things, the things you do in your daily life, and you'll find that "getting a life" is no longer a desire of yours because you will been having a life all along.

    Bless you guys in your endeavors-
    Shawn
    (Ph) Phaysis
    Ano Hominy - "In the ear of our corn"

Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by ChilliHead (Monk) on Jan 21, 2002 at 17:22 UTC
    Definitely get a new job.

    I changed teams from a Windows (yuck) development team to HPUX team so that I could use Perl for a living.

    One week after joining the new team the team leader decided that all future scripts had to be developed in Python.

    I gotto get outer here
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by Indomitus (Scribe) on Jan 22, 2002 at 04:15 UTC
    In the previous poll about projected weight change I voted for stay the same and I'm happy to say that I didn't stay the same. I actually lost 5 pounds between the beginning of Dec and yesterday. I didn't starve myself either, just didn't eat too much. That said, I started out Dec. above the weight I'd like to be at so I'm hoping to lose weight this year. I think if I could lose the layer of flab that underneath I'd probably be in alright shape. The Uber-coder thing would be nice too but one step at a time. :)
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by z3d (Scribe) on Jan 23, 2002 at 00:43 UTC
    I think its humorous that although becoming an uber-coder is the bread winner, most of the comments center around the goal of losing weight in the coming year.

    And yeah, I voted on losing weight. I have a three week old baby at home, kind of makes you think. Besides, why would I want to become an uber-coder? I wouldn't have anything to look up to, to inspire me.
    Not to mention it'll take more than a year's time to become good enough to earn that title. Maybe by the time Perl 8.4 is out I will be able to say I feel comfortable with 5.6.1??



    "I have never written bad code. There are merely unanticipated features."
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by higle (Chaplain) on Jan 23, 2002 at 20:52 UTC
    Well, I'm slightly overweight, have a job that tortures me daily (and pays below the status quo), and my coding abilities are average to slightly above average at best. I smoke like a fiend, have a steady girlfriend, and stay home more than I probably should.

    But, I had to choose "other". My goal for the year is to improve my guitar-playing until I'm a Guitar God, whereupon I can quit my job, continue to eat whatever I like, dedicate my Perl coding to my band's website (at my leisure), and continue to smoke like a fiend. That would take care of the staying home part, too.

    Don't know if the girlfriend would play along with it, though...
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Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by daddyo (Initiate) on Jan 27, 2002 at 03:39 UTC
    i wasn't born handsome or rich and now i'm getting old, fat, out of shape, no job, no money. the only thing i have any chance of actually affecting is my pshsical condition - (knock on wood!). not to mention the only way of getting a new life kinda makes the other choices irrelevant :)
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by jrsmith (Pilgrim) on Jan 29, 2002 at 03:32 UTC
    i've gotta go with other here too.. my goal right now (and i am most definitely ignoring some more pressing matters in my life, but such is my perrogative :) is to improve my artistic abilities. i've largely ignored it since graduating high school, and recently i've wanted to improve.

    btw, if you're interested, most of my new stuff is located here
Re: Top goal for the coming new year
by gri6507 (Deacon) on Jan 31, 2002 at 06:55 UTC
    Since I am about to graduate (it's about time), this was one of the easiest questions I've had in a long time - get a job!

    I know what some of you would say. "Don't be in any hurry to get out there - it'll come sooner than you think". Well, even though you are right, I just have to say, that IMpatience is a virtue ... at least until I get older :-)

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